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FEATURED: The three ex-Derby County players to have played for Chelsea

Chelsea’s record goalscorer Frank Lampard will return to Stamford Bridge tomorrow evening when his Derby County side take on the Blues in the Carabao Cup.

A win for Lampard’s former club will see the Blues extend their unbeaten record to 15 matches in all competitions under the guidance of Maurizio Sarri.

Derby have a knack of a giant-killing up their sleeve, having beaten Manchester United away from home in the last round. They also knocked Chelsea out of this competition back in 1968.

In the squad to face Chelsea will be young English duo Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori, who Chelsea have permitted to face them, despite being on-loan at Derby from the Blues.

Whilst the duo have played for both clubs, here are three more players to have represented both sides during their career.

Kasey Palmer (Chelsea 2013-present, Derby County 2018)

Kasey Palmer joined Chelsea five years ago from Charlton Athletic’s academy.

The midfielder won the Under-21s Premier League twice, two FA Youth Cups and the Youth League with Chelsea’s academy.

He is still currently with the Blues, but has been on three loan spells away at Stamford Bridge.

After spending over a year on loan with Huddersfield Town, Palmer joined Derby for the back end of the 2017/18 season.

Palmer made 14 appearances for the Rams, scoring two goals, before returning to Stamford Bridge.

He is now on his third loan spell away from South West London in the Sky Bet Championship, this time with Blackburn Rovers, and has so far scored three goals in his 10 appearances for Tony Mowbray’s side.

Tony Dorigo (Chelsea 1987-1991, Derby County 1998-2000)

Defender Tony Dorigo grew up in Austrailia, and in 1987, was signed by Chelsea from Aston Villa for £475,000.

Despite Chelsea being relegated in Dorigo’s debut season, he was named as the club’s Player of the Year.

He then helped them to win the Second Division title and a year later, lifted the Full Members’ Cup’ a season after getting promoted.

In 1991, he exited in a £1.5 million transfer to Leeds United, having scored 11 goals in 180 appearances.

He spent six years with Leeds and after a brief spell in Italy with Torino, Dorigo returned to England to join Derby County.

His two years at Derby saw him score three times, one of which was against arch-rivals Nottingham Forest.

Dorigo exited Derby in 2000, playing for Stoke City for a year before retiring in 2001.

During his time with Chelsea, he broke into England’s national side, winning 15 caps for the Three Lions, including an appearance at the 1990 World Cup.

Kevin Wilson (Derby County 1979-1985, Chelsea 1987-1992)

Striker Kevin Wilson left Banbury United in 1979 and signed for Derby, the first of the seven professional

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