"We all know what he did for Chelsea, he is a legend", he told Omnisport.
Cesc Fabregas smashed Chelsea 3-2 in front shortly before half-time, despite an obvious shove by Davide Zappacosta on Tom Lawrence in front of the linesman in the build-up.
"His character was huge", Lampard said of Tomori. The whole stadium saw that.
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"Remember Frank has been back before just once with Manchester City, but this is completely different because he's bringing his team, the one that he's building, to go and try and win it", Nevin added.
"I respect Chelsea, but I don't think anyone expects me to sit here and say, 'I don't want to beat Chelsea'".
But the former midfielder admits he is proud of his side and thanked Chelsea fans for their support.
Lampard admitted an afternoon nap - a routine retained from his playing days - had proven hard on a surreal day.
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"I've got nothing but great memories and to come back here and be treated like that, I'm a lucky man". I struggled this afternoon.
Lampard was given a rapturous reception before the game and the Blues fans will never forget his services to the club as a player. (I was) nervous and excited.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek is now enjoying the best goalscoring spell of his career, netting in two consecutive games for the first time. In a statement released last week, Chelsea admitted they thought the experience from the match would be beneficial to both Mount and Tomori's development at Derby.
Lampard refused to dwell on his departure more than four years ago. That isn't normal. I did leave out of the back door here, and that was disappointing. That was the circumstances at the time.
"It was nice to come back and feel it so positive tonight".
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Derby manager Lampard, who enjoyed 13 hugely successful years as a Chelsea player, watched his side put up a fearless fight against their Premier League opponents, twice levelling the match after calamitous own goals. Ireland's Richard Keogh would commit a pretty horrendous error of his own shortly thereafter.
The lead was short lived as Mason Mount, another Blues loanee, laid on Martyn Waghorn's leveller after 27 minutes.
"I'm proud. I'm not upset at all". "So we didn't have control of the game".