Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours Latest Articles for Derby County https://www.tribalfootball.com/clubs/derby-county Wed, 24 Jul 2019 09:47:22 +1000 http://www.tribalfootball.com/images/tribal-logo-rss.png Tribal Football http://www.tribalfootball.com <![CDATA[Derby boss Cocu: Impossible to get loan trio back]]> <p>Derby boss Phillip Cocu has cooled talk of re-signing Liverpool midfielder Harry Wilson.</p><p>Wilson starred for County under Frank Lampard last season and helped them to the play-off final with an impressive 17 goals in all competitions.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/derby-boss-cocu-impossible-to-get-loan-trio-back-4290015?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BDerby%2BCounty'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Derby boss Phillip Cocu has cooled talk of re-signing Liverpool midfielder Harry Wilson.

Wilson starred for County under Frank Lampard last season and helped them to the play-off final with an impressive 17 goals in all competitions.

If you look at the value of those players to the team last season, it was very big," Cocu said when asked about Wilson as well as Chelsea's Mason Mount and Fikayo Timori, who also the term at Pride Park.

But it will be very difficult, I think. I won't say impossible, but it will be hard.

We are still working to strengthen the team and there are a lot of possibilities still. I don't want to name any names yet, but we are trying to get some players in."

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<![CDATA[Chelsea midfielder Mount: No favours from Lampard]]> <p>Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount doesn't expect any favours from manager Frank Lampard this season.</p><p>Mount impressed under Lampard last term at Derby County and has taken that form into preseason.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/chelsea-midfielder-mount-no-favours-from-lampard-4289699?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BDerby%2BCounty'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount doesn't expect any favours from manager Frank Lampard this season.

Mount impressed under Lampard last term at Derby County and has taken that form into preseason.

He said: There are no promises. Not a chance. You have to prove yourself.

He's said that before, that it doesn't matter if you're young or old, if you're ready to play, he's going to play you. It's exciting times but there's no given.

Even if you've been at Chelsea since a little boy, it doesn't matter. Look at the squad and there's world-class players there.

So for me, as a young player, I've got to work hard in training, prove I can play.

But I'm learning from these players and that's best for me. I'm working hard to prove to the manager I can step up and play."

Mount has also taken a leaf out of Lampard's book with extra work after training, something the new gaffer did daily as a player.

The youngster added: Last season, he would always speak to me about doing free-kicks after training and extra shooting.

So I'd always go to him after training and say, 'Can we do a few shots and free-kicks' just to work hard.

Everyone thinks you don't worry about what happens off the pitch but that's one of the main things, in the gym, on the training pitch after training.

If you can get that extra percentage that's the main thing."

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<![CDATA[Chelsea hero Cole: Lampard will bring back feeling for shirt]]> <p>Chelsea hero Ashley Cole believes new manager Frank Lampard will change the attitude of the players at the club.</p><p>Cole believes he is the right man to nurture the club's young talent despite their pre-season defeat by Kawasaki Frontale.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/chelsea-hero-cole-lampard-will-bring-back-feeling-for-shirt-4289535?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BDerby%2BCounty'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Chelsea hero Ashley Cole believes new manager Frank Lampard will change the attitude of the players at the club.

Cole believes he is the right man to nurture the club's young talent despite their pre-season defeat by Kawasaki Frontale.

Before the game, the 38-year-old told The Sun: "It's nice, he did a great job at Derby, he's back here now.

"He can bring back that feeling of what it means to put on a Chelsea shirt.

"Hopefully a few more youngsters come through the ranks, they've got the quality there and it's brilliant for fans to see young players come through.

"It's important you integrate people like Jody Morris, he knows the club and the kids.

"Hopefully these guys blossom this year, they've done well and certain players did very well last year so hopefully they get a chance to show it."

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<![CDATA[Derby in contact with Liverpool for Harry Wilson]]> <p>Derby County are in contact with Liverpool for Harry Wilson.</p><p>Derby have contacted Liverpool regarding the loan availability of Wilson, says <a href="https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/">DerbyshireLive</a>.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/derby-in-contact-with-liverpool-for-harry-wilson-4289507?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BDerby%2BCounty'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Derby County are in contact with Liverpool for Harry Wilson.

Derby have contacted Liverpool regarding the loan availability of Wilson, says DerbyshireLive.

The Welsh international, who was Derby's top scorer last term, is highly-rated by the club and they would like to be considered if the 22-year-old is to be loaned out.

It remains to be seen whether or not he figures in Liverpool's plans and Derby are understood to have asked to be considered should the Reds decide to loan out Wilson again.

Wilson is likely to make his third pre-season outing for Jurgen Klopp's senior squad this evening as they take on Borussia Dortmund at Notre Dame Stadium.

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<![CDATA[Ex-Liverpool star Murphy advises Wilson to leave]]> <p>Former Liverpool star Danny Murphy has advised Harry Wilson to leave Anfield.</p><p>The 22-year-old has been given a chance to impress Jurgen Klopp over preseason after an impressive loan spell with Derby County.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/ex-liverpool-star-murphy-advises-wilson-to-leave-4289335?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BDerby%2BCounty'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Former Liverpool star Danny Murphy has advised Harry Wilson to leave Anfield.

The 22-year-old has been given a chance to impress Jurgen Klopp over preseason after an impressive loan spell with Derby County.

But with the Reds already possessing an abundance of attacking talent, Murphy thinks Wilson should continue his career elsewhere.

Murphy told bwin: "I can't see Wilson getting the playing time he wants at Liverpool and it's probably time for him to move on. He's a talented player, but he's competing for a place against some of the best players in the world and he's not going to get in front of them.

"I think he's good enough to make it in the Premier League, but he's not got the physicality to play at the very top level.

"Players need a mix of talent and athleticism to get in to the top teams and I don't think he possesses both. He clearly has the talent and I wouldn't be surprised if another Premier League team snapped him up."

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<![CDATA[Loan Review: Rating each Chelsea loanee for the 2018/19 season]]> <p>With the 2018/19 season officially over, we here at Tribalfootball are making sure you know all about how your loan players performed throughout the campaign. For this edition, we run our eye over Chelsea's loanees.</p><p>This group of loanees is especially important as Chelsea's transfer ban should mean that they will finally dip their fingers into this notoriously deep talent pool. Many of these names could rise to the next level as the opportunity under Frank Lampard might present itself.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/loan-review-rating-each-chelsea-loanee-for-the-2018-19-season-4289042?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BDerby%2BCounty'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> With the 2018/19 season officially over, we here at Tribalfootball are making sure you know all about how your loan players performed throughout the campaign. For this edition, we run our eye over Chelsea's loanees.

This group of loanees is especially important as Chelsea's transfer ban should mean that they will finally dip their fingers into this notoriously deep talent pool. Many of these names could rise to the next level as the opportunity under Frank Lampard might present itself.



TOP 5 PERFORMERS

1. Reece James, (Season-Long Loan) Wigan Athletic

Age: 19

Position: Right-Back / Defensive Midfield

An extraordinary season from the teenager who in his first ever professional season exceeded all possible expectations. Making 45 appearances in the Championship, 44 of them in the starting 11, James was a crucial component to Wigan's season, starting as a right-back and progressing into defensive midfield. James played well beyond his years, leading the team and setting an example for his struggling side, so much so that he even donned the captain's armband in their final match of the season. The Englishman was simply essential to Wigan's survival in the Championship. He scored 3 goals, two of them absolute screamers and one that won Wigan's goal of the season award. He also registered 3 assists to go along with his 74 key passes, 126 accurate long balls and 45 shots from outside the box. James also averaged 2.1 tackles per game, 2.3 clearances and 0.9 interceptions. Accolades naturally flew his way and he was included in the Championship team of the season, as well as winning Wigan's 'player of the season award' along with the 'player's player of the season' award. It was the start of what has the potential to be an illustrious career which could continue at Chelsea as early as the 19/20 season.

Rating: 10/10


2. Tammy Abraham, (Season-Long Loan) Aston Villa

Age: 21

Position: Centre-Forward

A simply outstanding season for the young English striker who bounced back from a slightly underwhelming spell with Swansea in 17/18. Abraham was a goal-machine with the Aston Villa outfit that stormed home to achieve promotion to the Premier League. He made 40 championship appearances, all of them in the starting 11 and scored an astonishing 26 goals as well as a smart 3 assists. This scintillating season even included a 4-goal-haul against Nottingham Forest. He was the 2nd highest goalscorer in the Championship, averaged 2.9 shots per game (8th in the League), registered 30 key passes and averaged 3 aerial-duels-won per game. It will be interesting to see whether he will get his chance at Chelsea under Frank Lampard because if not he will have plenty of suitors vying for his signature.

Rating: 9.5/10


3. Fikayo Tomori, (Season-Long Loan) Derby

Age: 21

Position: Centre-Back

It was an outstanding season under Frank Lampard for the young defender Tomori, who despite his tender age of 21, commanded the Derby side with his strong and calm defending. Despite standing at a mere 185cm, Tomori stood tall and was an incessant force at Centre-Back for the Rams. Tomori played in every single fixture for Derby bar one, totalling to 55 appearances across all competitions. Tomori even managed to score 2 goals and notched up 1 assist. In the Championship he averaged 2.3 tackles per game, 1.5 interceptions and 3.9 clearances. Not just defensively was Tomori strong as he boasted an impressive pass accuracy of 82.9%, hitting 158 accurate long balls and registering 8 key passes. Of course not perfect, Tomori scored two own-goals along with picking up 9 yellow cards. Derby County finished 6th before making the Championship play-off final, boasting the League's 6th best defensive record. Tomori was rewarded for his outstanding season by winning Derby's 'player of the season' award. With the release of Gary Cahill along with his already close bond with Frank Lampard, this super season might've rocketed Tomori into Chelsea's 19/20 plans.

Rating: 9/10


4. Mason Mount, (Season-Long Loan) Derby

Age: 20

Position: Attacking Midfield

This exciting young Englishman was a key factor in Frank Lampard's Derby's push for promotion that fell short only at the final hurdle. Despite an ankle and hamstring injury hampering his season, Mount still managed 44 appearances across all competitions, all of them starts, and scored 11 goals as well as 6 assists. In the Championship Mount averaged 2.5 shots per game and registered an incredible 71 key passes. Dangerous from all places, Mount scored goals from inside and outside the box, including from free-kicks. A talented attacker who might get his chance at Stamford Bridge as he is already a favourite of Lampard's after playing under him during this breakout season.

Rating: 8.5/10


5. Danilo Pantic, (Two-Season-Long Loan) Partizan

Age: 22

Position: Attacking Midfield

One of the more subtle names on this list however it was a strong season from the Serbian midfielder. The second of his two season loan in Serbia was another fruitful season for the versatile attacker. Playing mainly on the left wing or in attacking midfield, Pantic even sported the captain's armband 5 times for his side. In total, Pantic made 45 appearances (42 starts), scoring 8 goals and registering 8 assists. An impressive record which might see him get an opportunity back at Stamford Bridge due to the transfer ban. However there is much competition in the midfield at Chelsea and he might need another loan at a higher level to help prove himself to his parent club.

Rating: 8/10



FULL SQUAD LOAN PLAYERS


Kurt Zouma, (Season-Long Loan) Everton

Age: 24

Position: Centre-Back

Another loan in the Premier League this time with Everton, spelled another consistent season for the French defender. Zouma made 36 appearances across all competitions, 32 in the Premier League. He started 32 of these matches scoring 2 goals (both headers) and notching up 2 assists, both in the PL. He averaged 1.7 interceptions per game, 3.8 clearances, 0.4 blocks, 3.1 aerial duels won, operated at 83.6% pass accuracy and made 32 successful tackles. Everton finished in 8th position with the 5th best defensive record in the League. With Gary Cahill released and the obvious transfer ban, it looks as if there will be a place for Zouma in Lampard's plans.

Rating: 7.5/10


Kenedy, (1-Season-Long Loan) Newcastle United

Age: 23

Position: Left Midfield

The tricky Brazilian flair winger struggled to make the same impact at St James Park than in his first 6 months in the back end of the 17/18 season. This season, Kenedy made 28 appearances, 25 of which in the Premier League, however 11 of these were off the bench and often late in games. Kenedy only managed one goal and one assist for the season. The signing of Miguel Almiron saw Kenedy squeezed out of contention. The versatile talent looks unlikely to return to tyneside and might get an opportunity back at the Blues.

Rating: 5/10


Abdul Baba Rahman, (Year-Long Loan + 6-Month Loan) FC Schalke / Reims

Age: 25

Position: Left-Back

In the First half of the season, Rahman only managed the 4 matches for Schlake and missed the rest due to injury. At Reims in France he found more opportunity and played 11 matches in Ligue 1 at Left-Back, scoring 1 and assisting 1.

Rating: 3.5/10


Lewis Baker, (2-Six-Month Loans) Leeds / Reading

Age: 24

Position: Central Midfield

This British midfielder (who despite being at Chelsea for his whole career) spent his fifth loan spell at Leeds for the first six months of the season. Baker did not get much opportunity and only managed 2 starts in his 11 appearances in the Championship. However his sixth loan spell went much better with Championship side Reading. Baker made 17 starts, scoring 1 and assisting 1.

Rating: 5/10


Jamal Blackman, (5-Month Loan) Leeds

Age: 25

Position: Goalkeeper

In his half-season spell at Championship side Leeds, Blackman failed to gain the number one spot ahead of Kiko Casilla and sat on the bench for the whole time. Blackman managed to start two games in the EFL Cup where he conceded 4 goals. A tibia fracture ruled him out for the rest of the season.

Rating: 1/10


Nathan, (Season-Long Loan) Atletico-MG

Age: 23

Position: Left-Wing

The Brazilian winger struggled to make an impact in his season with Brazilian First-Division side Atletico. Nathan managed 10 appearances, only 3 being starts and only 1 of those in the League. Nathan scored 1 goal in the League along with no assists. Nathan will remain at Atletico for the first half of the 19/20 season.

Rating: 2/10



Mario Pasalic, (Two-Season-Long Loan) Atalanta

Age: 24

Position: Central Midfield

The Croatian versatile midfielder has excelled in the first season of his two-season loan at Italian surprise-packet Atalanta. Pasalic made a total of 42 appearances across Serie A, Coppa Italia and the Europa League where he has scored 8 goals and registered 6 assists. Playing at Defensive, Central and Attacking Midfield, Pasalic has only made 21 starts. His loan contract has an option to buy, so it will be interesting to see what happens at the end of his second season.

Rating: 7/10


Matt Miazga, (2-Six-Month Loans) Nantes / Reading

Age: 23

Position: Centre-Back

The American defender has had a well documented tumultuous time in France for the first half of the season. After playing 8 games and conceding 13 goals in Ligue 1, Miazga was dropped and never was able to regain his place in the first team. This led to Miazga terminating his loan move early half-way through the season with reports that he 'faked a back injury' in order to force his move. Moving to lowly Championship side Reading saw more opportunity for Miazga who started 18 consecutive matches at Centre-Back. He scored no goals or assists and racked up 6 yellow cards.

Rating: 4.5/10


Michy Batshuayi, (2-Six-Month Loans) Valencia / Crystal Palace

Age: 25

Position: Centre-Forward

Batshuayi struggled to find the back of the net in Spain, where in his 23 appearances across all competitions only managed 3 goals and 0 assists. This changed however with his move back to England where in his 13 appearances in both the Premier League and FA cup he scored 6 goals. These encouraging signs will surely see him get his chance this season under Frank Lampard.

Rating: 6/10


Tiemoue Bakayoko, (Season-Long Loan) AC Milan

Age: 24

Position: Defensive-Midfield

After a slow start, Bakayoko established himself as a rock in the centre of Milan's midfield, where he played 42 times and scored 1 goal as well as 1 assist. Milan finished in 5th position and Bakayoko was a constant presence in Defensive Midfield. He will look to force his way back into the fold but will find much competition back at Stamford Bridge.

Raing: 6.5/10


Kenneth Omeruo, (Season-Long Loan) CD Leganes

Age: 25

Position: Centre-Back

A consistent season in Spain for the Nigerian defender who made 31 appearances at Centre-Back with 0 goals or assists. A constant presence in the Leganes defence.

Rating: 6/10


Michael Hector, (Season-Long Loan) Sheffield Wednesday

Age: 26

Position: Centre-Back

The Jamaican international was a consistent cog in the Owls defence where he made 39 appearances and scored 2 goals. A constant presence in the Wednesday backline.

Rating: 6/10


Charly Musonda Jnr, (Two-Season-Long Loan) Vitesse Arnhem

Age: 22

Position: Attacking Midfield

A knee injury tarnished the young talent's season and has only managed the 14 minutes in Holland. Hopefully his second season at the club will include a full bill of health.

Rating: N/A


Lucas Piazon, (Six-Month Loan) Chievo Verona

Age: 25

Position: Left Wing

Loaned out to Italy for the second-half of the season, the Brazilian winger struggled to make any impact, only playing the 80 minutes in 4 appearances.

Rating: 2/10



U23 CONTRACTED PLAYERS

Isaiah Brown, (Season-Long Loan) Leeds

Age: 22

Position: Secondary-Striker

Injuries cruelled the young Englishman's season with an ACL and hamstring injury limiting him to 11 minutes in a very strong Leeds side. Unfortunately an unproductive season.

Rating: N/A


Jake Clarke-Salter, (Season-Long Loan) Vitesse Arnhem

Age: 21

Position: Centre-Back

A consistent season for the Englishman who plied his trade at the 'Chelsea 2.0' in Holland. He tallied 37 appearances with 1 goal and 2 assists to his name. Vitesse finished in 5th position with the 6th best defensive record. He only picked up the three yellow cards.

Rating: 6.5/10


Kasey Palmer, (2-Six-Month Loans) Blackburn / Bristol City

Age: 22

Position: Attacking Midfield

Palmer experienced an ok start to the year opportunity-wise where he played 14 of 26 Championship matches and only 4 off those off the bench.However the 2nd half was not as successful as Palmer only managed 2 starts in the Championship and a mere 13 off the bench. Overall he scored 5 goals in all competitions and a registered 1 assist.

Rating: 4.5/10


Trevoh Chalobah, (Season-Long Loan) Ipswich

Age: 20

Position: Defensive Midfield

In his first ever loan spell after joining Chelsea as a boy, Chalobah lapped up the opportunity. He hit the ground running becoming a regular in the Ipswich midfield. Chalobah played in 43 Championship matches, starting 35 of them and playing a total of 3275 minutes, comfortably the 2nd most in the whole squad. In it he scored 2 goals and assisted 1. Unfortunately Ipswich finished rock bottom of the Championship table and were subsequently relegated.

Rating: 7/10


Ike Ugbo, (Six-Month Loan) Scunthorpe United

Age: 20

Position: Centre-Forward

In his half-season Ugbo made 15 League One appearances (7 Starts) and scored just 1 goal. Good experience but would've liked to have hit the back of the net a few more times.

Rating: 5/10


Dujon Sterling, (Season-Long Loan) Coventry

Age: 19

Position: Right-Back

Sterling was a constant presence in League One and made 40 appearances across all competitions. He made 5 assists in League One and was the third most featured player in Coventry's squad who finished 8th in a strong season.

Rating: 6.5/10


Jacob Maddox, (Season-Long Loan) Cheltenham Town

Age: 20

Position: Attacking Midfield / Left Midfield

Another debut loan spell this time for the young Englishmen who got much opportunity at League Two side Cheltenham. Maddox made 44 appearances and scored 4 goals as well as 3 assists.

Rating: 6.5/10


Josh Grant, (Six-Month Loan) Yeovil Town

Age: 20

Position: Centre-Back

In his short spell at Yeovil in League Two (his first ever loan spell), Grant played 8 matches (90 minutes in all) predominantly at full-back. He did not register any goals or assists and he picked up the one yellow card. His side conceded 13 goals in these games (2 wins, 6 losses).

Rating: 3/10



*Other Loanees Eduardo, Ola Aina, Tomas Kalas, Todd Kane, Jay Dasilva, Victorien Angban, Kylian Hazard, Joao Rodriguez, Charlie Colkett, Fankaty Dabo, Josimar Quintero, Ruben Sammut, Kyle Scott, Nathan Baxter, Brad Collins and Jared Thompson have either been sold or released following the 18/19 season.

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<![CDATA[Chelsea boss Lampard declares Mount plans]]> <p>Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has announced Mason Mount will be staying this season.</p><p>After loans with Vitesse and Derby, Lampard feels the midfielder is now ready for Chelsea's demands.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/chelsea-boss-lampard-declares-mount-plans-4289063?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BDerby%2BCounty'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has announced Mason Mount will be staying this season.

After loans with Vitesse and Derby, Lampard feels the midfielder is now ready for Chelsea's demands.

He said in Tokyo: "Mason signing is great because of the impressive two loans he has had.

"He will be part of the first team squad."

Mount penned a new five-year contract yesterday.

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<![CDATA[Lampard blueprint: How Super Frankie can turn Derby tactics into Chelsea success]]> <p>Five years after his playing career with Chelsea came to an end, Frank Lampard has returned to Stamford Bridge as manager. He has been tasked with leading the club into a difficult future, with a transfer ban preventing him from making any new additions to the squad.</p><p>Despite having just one season of managerial experience behind him with Derby County in the English second tier, he already has a fairly clear style of play. Here, we at Tribal Football analyse whether he will be able to implement that style and how his Chelsea side might look. All data referenced is courtesy of <a href="https://wyscout.com/" target="_blank">Wyscout</a> unless otherwise stated.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/lampard-blueprint-how-super-frankie-can-turn-derby-tactics-into-chelsea-success-4288879?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BDerby%2BCounty'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Five years after his playing career with Chelsea came to an end, Frank Lampard has returned to Stamford Bridge as manager. He has been tasked with leading the club into a difficult future, with a transfer ban preventing him from making any new additions to the squad.

Despite having just one season of managerial experience behind him with Derby County in the English second tier, he already has a fairly clear style of play. Here, we at Tribal Football analyse whether he will be able to implement that style and how his Chelsea side might look. All data referenced is courtesy of Wyscout unless otherwise stated.



PRESSING

Lampard liked his Derby side to press high, usually taking up a 4-4-1-1 defensive shape where the striker led the pressing from the front. His lone number nine would split the opposition centre-backs while closing down the defender in possession, essentially cutting the pitch in half. He would be supported by the attacking midfielder, who would either cover behind or press the other centre-back.

Behind the front two, the midfield line and defensive line often utilised man-marking on the ball side to get quick pressure on opposition receivers with their back to goal. Meanwhile, the wingers are more zonal, taking up positions in the inside channels to ensure compactness in the midfield four before stepping out to pressure their opposite full-back if they got on the ball.

This pressing was generally effective in limiting the opposition's time in possession. Derby's PPDA (passes allowed per defensive action) was the second-highest in the Championship last term on average they allowed their opposition no more than 8.2 passes before being tackled, intercepted, or forced into a turnover. Only Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds United had a lower PPDA number, while only five teams had a higher challenge intensity (average number of duels, tackles and interceptions per minute of opponent possession).



ATTACKING

Lampard's attacking strategy with Derby was generally built around short passing out from the back and through the thirds. Within the 4-2-3-1 system the two central midfielders would stay deep and move in front of the central defenders, exchanging passes with them. The responsibility would often then fall to the centre-backs to progress possession through forward drives, accurate, line-breaking passes or switches of play.

Both full-backs pushed on to offer an outlet on their respective flanks, offering an option for diagonal switches of play to the under-covered far side or simpler passes wide when under pressure. Their advancements allowed the nominal wingers to tuck inside alongside the attacking midfielder and focus on occupying pockets of space more centrally and between the lines, creating forward passing lanes for the centre-backs to exploit.

Up front, the striker would drop deep and move wide to offer a passing option, combine with the attacking midfield trio and help Derby move possession into dangerous areas more effectively. They preferred to enter the final third through passes and combination play as opposed to crosses into the box; only three sides averaged fewer crosses per 90 minutes than their 13.

The data confirms Lampard's commitment to using the ball and playing out from the back. Only four Championship teams played fewer long balls per 90, while only five averaged more possession than Derby's 54.1 per cent. However, Maurizio Sarri's Chelsea averaged 62.1 per cent of possession, the second-highest in the Premier League. This suggests that, under Lampard, Chelsea perhaps may not dominate the ball quite as often as they did under Sarri.

One issue that appeared in the underlying data was Derby's struggles to create clear-cut chances. While they scored more than most Championship teams, their expected goals (xG) tally of 56.6 was one of the lowest in the league. Indeed, no team over-performed their xG more than Derby. This suggests that their goals came more through exceptional finishing or quantity of shots, as opposed to consistently getting good shooting opportunities. Some interesting numbers from WhoScored could help us to understand why this was the case no team had a lower percentage of their shots from the centre, and no team had a higher percentage of their shots from outside the penalty box.



HOW WILL CHELSEA LINE UP

Chelsea lined up in a back four under Sarri last season, so the defenders should adjust fairly easily to Lampard's setup. David Luiz partnered Antonio Rudiger at centre-back last season, though he may find his place in the line-up challenged by the returning Kurt Zouma, who performed well on loan at Everton in 2018/19.

Marcos Alonso has always thrived as a wing-back, so could adapt well to the new manager's approach, which sees both full-backs advancing down their flanks when the team has possession. However, the more defensive Cesar Azpilicueta on the right may not be so suited. Reece James, who impressed as an attacking full-back on loan at Wigan in 2018/19, could offer greater dynamism on the right.

Lampard's midfield two will likely see N'Golo Kante paired with Jorginho in a double pivot, though Timeoue Bakayoko who played well for Milan last season could also be utilised. Further forward, Willian is made for one of the attacking midfield spots, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic and Pedro will compete for the other two berths.

Olivier Giroud has the link play to lead the line, though he lacks pace and may be rotated in and out for Michy Batshuayi and Tammy Abraham, who both offer more threat in behind defences.

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<![CDATA[DONE DEAL: Delap confirms switch from Derby to Man City]]> <p>Manchester City have completed the signing of Liam Delap.</p><p>The Premier League champions were linked with Delap back in June.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/done-deal-delap-confirms-switch-from-derby-to-man-city-4288894?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BDerby%2BCounty'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Manchester City have completed the signing of Liam Delap.

The Premier League champions were linked with Delap back in June.

Delap, son of former Stoke City star Rory, spent 10 years at Derby County and posted his departure from the club on Instagram.

The post was accompanied with the caption: "Buzzing to have signed for Man City, thanks to everyone for the 10 years I spent at Derby. Can't wait for the new season."

The Rams will be due compensation from City as Delap is only 16.

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<![CDATA[Chelsea No2 Jody Morris: Amazing to be back]]> <p>Chelsea No2 Jody Morris is delighted with his return to the club.</p><p>The former midfielder has followed Lampard from Derby to Chelsea to take up the role of assistant head coach, having previously enjoyed five hugely successful years working in the Academy. </p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/chelsea-no2-jody-morris-amazing-to-be-back-4288710?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BDerby%2BCounty'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Chelsea No2 Jody Morris is delighted with his return to the club.

The former midfielder has followed Lampard from Derby to Chelsea to take up the role of assistant head coach, having previously enjoyed five hugely successful years working in the Academy.

"It's an amazing feeling to be back," Morris told the club's website.

"This is my club, it's the team I supported as a boy and I was lucky enough to go through the ranks as an eight-year-old to then play for Chelsea.

"Obviously the five years I had working in the Academy were amazing but after leaving for Derby last year, to come back now really does feel like I've come home."

Morris added: "I've seen first-hand how Frank can galvanise a place, he brought the fans and the club together at Derby, and the way the place was united throughout the club was largely down to how Frank went about his way as a manager.

"It was a joy to watch and I'm looking forward to working with the players we have here at Chelsea, some really talented guys and a lot of exciting young players too. It feels amazing to be back here now."

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