Chelsea stars Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori have been discussing their time at former club Derby County.
The pair were excellent for the Rams last season, under the guidance of manager Frank Lampard, as Derby narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premier League. All three are now at Stamford Bridge and getting ready to face Manchester United in the League Cup this evening.
Speaking to The Telegraph, the pair spoke of their favourite moments during their loan spell at Pride Park and Leeds United fans might want to look away now.
Because for both players it was beating Leeds at Elland Road in the second leg of the play-off semi-final that stood out.
“That was probably one of a couple of games, Leeds away as well, that really sticks out…
“We played so well and that’s one of my best memories of being at Derby.”
– Mason Mount on Leeds United clash
The rivalry between Leeds and Derby last season went to new heights. Fuelled by the Spygate saga, a pantomime dislike for Lampard and the club’s mutual promotion ambitions it came to a head at Elland Road in May.
“We went into the game and we weren’t really nervous.
“We just went out there with the mentality to play and there weren’t really any nerves. We went to attack the game and it paid off.”
– Fikayo Tomori on Leeds United clash
Leeds, having won the first-leg were then in control of the second before a capitulation followed a mistake from goalkeeper Kiko Casilla and captain Liam Cooper.
Of course, Leeds fans will undoubtedly also take a perverse pride in the claim from both of the current England internationals.
Obsessed? Aren’t they?