Derby County vs Chelsea 12/16/2014 English League Cup Preview, Odds and Prediction
Chelsea vs Derby County
Tuesday 16th December 2014 19:45(GMT)
The Line: Derby County 7/1 Draw 15/4 Chelsea 1/2 See the Latest Odds
TV: Sky Sports; Bein sports
Quarter final of the League Cup will see Chelsea travel to the Ipro stadium to take on Championship side Derby. Jose Mourhino's team bounced back from their first defeat of the season against Newcastle by winning two games in a row in impressive fashion. Eden Hazard was terrific in both games but I believe alot of the first team players will be rested tomorrow against an out of sorts Derby team. Look to see Didier Drogba and Loic Remy to get the start here and this should be an interesting game for Schurrle as well as he looks to earn a starting spot in the first eleven.
Steve Mclaren will be looking to get Derby back on track here although this is a seriously tough game. Derby have lost two of their last three but both were away from home , the problem last timeout against a good Middlesborough team was that there was no cohesion, the team just did not play well and overall McLaren knows that Derby need better in order to get promotion to the Premier League which is the ultimate goal for this season. Defensively derby will look to be solid and play a tight game through the midfield in order to neutralise their more skillful opponents. Ward, Martin and Ibe will provide the biggest threat going forward for Derby and they will be looking to test themselves against a Premier League defence
Really interesting game here while Chelsea will probably still play their reserves Jose Mourhino always wants to win every game they play in. I think Derby are capable of giving Chelsea a good game though and home advantage could see Derby bring this one to extra time. I am taking Derby +2 on the handicap here and looking forward to catching this one on the box.