1st November, 2018
Derby County was at Stamford Bridge last night to play against Chelsea F.C. in a Football League Cup match which they eventually lost to the hosts 2-3 but all of that was over-shadowed by the way their coach, Frank Lampard, a former Chelsea player and legend was lavishly celebrated by the grateful home fans.
The match turned out to be a celebration of the visiting coach in every sense. It was not the average round-of-sixteen League Cup match between a Premier League team and one from the Championship.
The visitor’s coach was coming back to Stamford Bridge in an official capacity for the first time since he retired as a player. And he received a right royal reception, the kind of reception befitting a club legend who is loved and revered like perhaps no other Chelsea player.