We’re at the time of the year whereby the realization hits home that the season really has begun.
The clocks have gone back, the summer is just a memory, the dark evenings are with us and the temperature has certainly started to dip.
On Wednesday evening, Chelsea resume their Carabao Cup campaign with the tastiest of ties when Derby County, managed by Frank Lampard, are the visitors to Stamford Bridge.
It promises to be an emotional night and Derby will be hoping to spring a second big shock, in the competition, after knocking out Manchester United, on penalties, in the last round.
Can Frank Lampard become the first manager, since the opening game of the Premier League season, to inflict a defeat upon Maurizio Sarri?
Here at Vital Chelsea, we’re hoping not, but what are your views on this fascinating tie?
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Up the Chels!