Blues legend Lampard will return to Stamford Bridge on Halloween but may be forced to drop two of his star players
Chelsea are not prepared to give Frank Lampard permission to pick loanees Mason Mount and Fiyako Tomori when Derby travel to Stamford Bridge in the EFL Cup.
Blues legend Lampard, now in charge of the Rams, was handed a fairytale return to his beloved Chelsea in the fifth round draw.
Mount and Tomori joined Derby on a season-long loan from Chelsea in the summer and have starred in the club’s bright start to the 2018/19 Championship campaign.
Rules state that loan players can play against their parent clubs in the EFL Cup if they are granted permission.
However, according to the Evening Standard, Chelsea are set to tell Lampard that he will have to make do without loan duo Mount and Tomori.
Speaking a few days ago about the situation, Lampard said: “For their careers, it will be great development but from the Chelsea side they want to win the game, just as we do. I will respect their decision whatever it is.”