Manchester United v Derby County: Carabao Cup clockwatch – live!

Also playing tonight (7.45pm BST kick-offs unless stated):

Blackpool v QPR
Bournemouth v Blackburn
Burton Albion v Burnley
Manchester United v Derby (8pm)
Millwall v Fulham
Oxford United v Manchester City
Preston v Middlesbrough
West Brom v Crystal Palace (8pm)
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Leicester
Wycombe Wanderers v Norwich

Related: Oxford’s Cameron Norman: from tier seven to facing Manchester City

As it happens I was at Derby’s impressive training ground yesterday for a chat with the even more impressive Frank Lampard. His managerial chops remain unproven but he’s unusually eloquent, good-natured and generous with his time, and in all respects precisely the kind of manager journalists warm to.

So far Derby seem to be responding well to his presence, and by all accounts were excellent against Brentford on Saturday. Mason Mount scored again, his fifth of the season in all competitions. When I read Simon Hattenstone’s excellent interview with Kevin Keegan today, and saw his comments about the current England team – which he says has “the same problem that England have had for a long time since Gazza went. Where’s your Eden Hazard, your David Silva, your De Bruyne? Where are they? There’s an orchestra there, but nobody to conduct.” – my thoughts immediately turned to Mount (though there are other potential candidates).

Related: Mason Mount takes the ‘tough’ way to further Chelsea and England career

Related: Frank Lampard prepares Derby for meeting with mentor José Mourinho | Simon Burnton

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