"I thanked the fans for their support of 13 years, and then walked down to the Derby fans, my present".
Chelsea have played more one-sided matches in the Premier League and Europe this season and Lampard and his coaching team, which includes Jody Morris and Chris Jones - who signed from Chelsea in the summer - can hold their heads up high.
Chelsea are heavy favourites to beat Derby in 90 minutes on Wednesday, but the best bet could be for the Blues to go through while also conceding.
DF Andreas Christensen, 6 - Unsettled by the speed and ferocity of Derby's pressing, he played his way into trouble a few times in a manic first half.
Chelsea have put a lot of emphasis on being successful in all competitions this season, including the Carabao Cup.
The Blues have granted permission to Derby to play Mount and Tomori, both on loan from Chelsea, if they wish to during the fourth round EFL Cup tie at Stamford Bridge.
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The Championship side, conquerors of Manchester United in the previous round, provided a properly stern test of Chelsea's undefeated team in a thrilling game and were denied parity - and the possibility of another penalty shootout - only when David Nugent's late shot fizzed beyond Willy Caballero and rebounded back to the goalkeeper off the far post.
Former Chelsea FC forward Zola, who is now working as Maurizio Sarri's assistant manager at Stamford Bridge, is confident Hazard is nearing a return to first-team action.
Chelsea assistant boss Gianfranco Zola admitted the Blues' performance left plenty of room for improvement. "We lost some balls and they were very good at picking up on our mistakes".
"It was a special, special night for me, Fik, Jody and the gaffer".
"Of course [Chelsea are] going to have the ball and control elements of the game but if you look at chances created, good ones, we had more". Who goes through clear against Chelsea like we did on goal?
But it failed to plug the leaks and it was no surprise that Fabregas forced home the third for Maurizio Sarri's side from close range in the 41st minute. Derby assistant Jody Morris, victor of seven trophies in two seasons in charge of the Blues' under-18 and under-19 sides before leaving to team up with Lampard, also got his moment of appreciation at the final whistle.
This could be the first game of many [for them] at Chelsea.
Pulis managed Palace for eight months in the 2013-14 season, helping keep the team in the Premier League.