John Terry, Frank Lampard to clash in Championship play-off

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Chelsea legends, John Terry and Frank Lampard, will face off as coaches when Derby County and Aston Villa contest the Championship play-off final in a bid to return to the Premier League.

Derby, managed by Lampard, beat Leeds 4-2 in the second leg of their playoff semi-final on Wednesday and advanced 4-3 on aggregate.

Both sides had a man sent off in a feisty match at Elland Road.

Villa, where Terry is an assistant coach, reached the May 27 final at Wembley Stadium by beating West Bromwich Albion in a penalty shootout on Tuesday.

Their semi-final finished 2-2 on aggregate.

Both Lampard and Terry are taking their first steps in management this season after being key members of Chelsea teams that won the Champions League in 2012 and the Premier League in 2005, ‘06 and ‘10.

Villa is seeking a return to the top flight after an absence of three years.

Derby hasn’t been in the Premier League since 2008, when it was relegated after collecting just 11 points — the worst total ever recorded in the top flight.

Norwich and Sheffield United were promoted automatically from the Championship after finishing as the top two in the regular season.