Frank Lampard's return to Stamford Bridge with his Derby County side has been thwarted by the most ridiculous of own goals. Incredibly, the links to Chelsea don't quite end there; the unfortunate goalscorer was one of the club's players out on loan with Lampard's club, Fikayo Tomori.
Warmly welcomed by the home support as he made his way out of the Chelsea tunnel, Frank Lampard was received as a returning hero for tonight's Carabao Cup tie.
Having memorably beaten Manchester United at Old Trafford, the Chelsea fans perhaps had the comfort of knowing their admittedly weakened side should still have too much for the Championship club.
So it transpired. In only the 5th minute of tonight's game, Fikayo Tomori misjudged a Chelsea cross; the resulting 'finish' leaving Scott Carson in the Derby goal with absolutely no chance.
Coming only a matter of days after Lampard was left fuming after Jayden Bogle scored an equally ridiculous own-goal, this Tomori one will take some beating.
Showing some serious fight, however, Derby County quickly equalised after the initial blunder; Jack Marriot finishing the chance well.
Incredibly, this wasn't to be the end of Derby County's bad-luck. Ireland's Richard Keogh would commit a pretty horrendous error of his own shortly thereafter.