On the 31st of October, a warm Halloween night at Stamford Bridge, London, Frank Lampard’s Derby County made a trip to the Bridge for the EFL Cup Fourth Round, and it was a night to remember for all who were there.

A crazy exchange of goals in the opening 10 minutes set the tone for the frantic game. Derby caused themselves problems, with a bizarre own goal by Chelsea’s own on loan player Tomori, deflecting a Zappacosta cross in off his standing leg, after swinging and missing at the ball. However, not long after, Jack Marriott who had been on red-hot form, converted a shot into the corner.

Soon enough, much to the amusement of the buzzing Chelsea crowd, Derby scored another own-goal, this time it was Keogh, Tomori’s centre-back partner. Much like before, within seven minutes the scores were level again after a well-timed run from Waghorn, coming onto a Mason Mount pass at the far post. But four minutes before the end of the half, the never-rattled Fabregas slotted a cross home at the near post, making the score 3-2 at half-time.

This proved to be the decisive goal, but there were many more chances in the game, with Derby County’s Nugent cruelling hitting the inside of the post, before rebounding straight into the grateful keeper’s arms in the last minute of the ninety.

The game will, however, most likely be remembered as Frank Lampard’s return to the bridge. He is a Chelsea hero scoring a club-record 211 goals from midfield, and captaining Chelsea to their historic win over Bayern in the 2012 Champions League final. Winning over 10 major trophies during his time with the club, he played a crucial role in the club’s success.

It was a totally unique and special atmosphere, with both sets of fans uniting in appreciation for Frank Lampard, an atmosphere I felt honoured to be involved in. He said himself after the game: "I'm so thankful to the Chelsea fans. I left through the back door and it upset me at the time but I have nothing but great memories of this place and they thank me like that. I'm a lucky man to have a night like that and I feel it."

Overall, it was a great experience for all who were there, complimented by a fascinating end-to-end game, with both sides not shying away from the cameras, and giving everyone a great game.