Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola was delighted by the performance of Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori during his side’s 3-2 win over Derby County.
Following their victory at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, the Premier League giants has moved into the EFL Cup quarter-finals.
Meanwhile, Tomori and Richard Keogh netted own goals for Derby, but Derby struggled to win back on both occasions through Jack Marriott and Martyn Waghorn before Cesc Fabregas’ 41st-minute strike gave them the win.
“He [Tomori] has been unlucky with the own goal, but the performance he and Keogh put on afterwards was excellent,” the Chelsea assistant told a news conference via Sky Sports.
“It happens. If he hadn’t touched that ball, [Alvaro] Morata would have scored a goal. He played well.
“Mason Mount played excellently. It looks like they’re in good hands. They’re doing very well for the team. The coaching they’re getting is excellent.”