Lampard to make 2 key changes – Strongest 4-3-3 Derby County XI to face Hull City in the Championship

Predicted Derby County line-up to face Hull City in the Championship

Derby County will face Hull City twice in the span of four days after dumping the Tigers out of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday.

The game at Hull will be Derby’s final game before the international break and they return to action against Rotherham on September 15.

After thumping Hull 4-0 in the Carabao Cup, Frank Lampard will be hoping his boys produce something similar against the same opposition on Saturday.

Team News

Curtis Davies will be absent again when Derby play Hull at the weekend. Harry Wilson is a doubt for the game with a groin injury.

Joe Ledley could miss Saturday’s game with an ankle and hip problem, and so will Jayden Bogle, who sustained an ankle injury last weekend.

Meanwhile, George Evans remains sidelined with a knee injury.

Probable Derby County XI

Formation: 4-3-3

Manager: Frank Lampard

Scott Carson (GK)

Carson is Derby’s first-choice in goal and he will return to the starting line-up after being rested for the Carabao Cup game.

Andre Wisdom (RB)

Bogle’s injury means Wisdom will again start at right-back.

Richard Keogh (CB)

Keogh has impressed massively in the last two games and he will look to put in another strong display at the weekend.

Fikayo Tomori (CB)

Tomori has shown immense maturity alongside Keogh in central defence. The youngster should start at Hull again.

Scott Malone (LB)

Malone returned from injury in midweek and put in a solid display against Hull. He could start on Saturday.

Tom Huddlestone

Tom Huddlestone (CDM)

Huddlestone also returned from injury against Hull in the Carabao Cup and had a rusty game, which was very much understandable. His presence in the middle of the park would give the license for the attackers to express themselves freely on Saturday.

Bradley Johnson (LCM)

Johnson put in a strong performance in the midweek and deserves to start against Hull in the Championship.

Mason Mount (RCM)

Mount appears to have settled in really well at Derby. He continues to impress the manager with his all-action displays from midfield. He is a definite starter for the weekend’s clash at the KCOM stadium.

Florian Jozefzoon (RW)

Based on his Carabao Cup performance, Jozefzoon deserves a start at Hull. He scored twice against the Tigers in midweek and would be hungry for more when the two sides meet on Saturday.

Tom Lawrence (LW)

Lawrence is in fantastic form at the moment, impacting games from the left-wing. There is no point in breaking the rhythm with which he is operating at the moment and Lampard could hand him another start in the Championship.

Read more: Sensational Waghorn, Inspirational Mount – The Best and the worst rated Derby stars vs Hull City

Martyn Waghorn (ST)

It will be a headache for Lampard to select his striker. Based on Tuesday’s performance, Waghorn should get the nod ahead of Marriott and Nugent.

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