#CapitalOneCup Match Preview: Derby County Vs Chelsea

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Chelsea’s will face Derby County in Capital One Cup Quarter Finals

Chelsea surprisingly managed to scrap past Shrewsbury relying on a late own goal to send them through with a 2-1 victory over the League Two outfit in a match they were expected to win comfortably while Derby County  walloped sorry Fulham

Team news

Derby is expected to be without Defender Ryan Shotton as he was shown a red card in Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at the Riverside Stadium.

Derby County have no injury concerns heading into the tie, but coach McClaren may decide to rotate his squad with Leon Best, Will Hughes and Jordan Ibe pushing for selection.

Midfielder Cesc Fabregas is available for Chelsea after missing the victory over Hull through suspension, while Petr Cech is expected to keep his place in between the posts as Thibaut Courtois recovers from a minor muscle injury

Match Statistics By Opta

Derby have lost seven and won none of their last eight clashes with Chelsea in all competitions.

Chelsea have won 14 and lost none of their last 16 Capital One Cup games against lower ranked sides; a run that goes back to 1999.

Didier Drogba has scored seven goals in his last eight Capital One Cup appearances.

The Blues have been eliminated in three of their last four quarter-final ties in the Capital One Cup.

Chris Martin has had a hand in six goals in his last six Capital One Cup matches (five goals, one assist).

Andre Schurrle has attempted more shots without scoring than any other player in this year’s competition (16, inc. blocked).



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