Chelsea will not give consent for Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori to play against them for Derby County later this month. The Blues were drawn to face Frank Lampard’s side in the Carabao Cup fourth round but won’t do their old midfielder any favours by allowing him to field his two Chelsea loanees.
Both youngsters impressed as Championship side Derby eliminated Manchester United on penalties in the third round at Old Trafford.
Article 6.3 of the EFL rules governing the competition allows for loan players to be registered if the parent club provides “written consent,” but ESPN claim sources at Chelsea see no reason to make an exception on this occasion.
All Chelsea’s domestic loanees have it written in their contracts that they cannot play against their parent club, and last season Tomori sat out, along with Ola Aina and Michael Hector, as Antonio Conte’s team beat Hull City 4-0 in the FA Cup fifth round at Stamford Bridge.