The expected mauling was in evidence last week as the Rams took on promotion chasing Cardiff City and ended up on the wrong end of a 4-1 defeat but who, if any of the Rams players had a good game?
Only you the Derby County mad readers could give us the answers by your player ratings and here are the results:
Derby had a new goalkeeper in the form of Liverpool loanee on show in this match and despite seeing four goals put past him Bradley Jones rated pretty well, with an average of 4.36 out of ten. Jones in fact received the second highest average rating.
Defenders Shaun Barker and Daniel Ayala dead heated each getting a rating of 4.27
Rams Captain, Robbie Savage scored in the fours gaining a 4.09. He was the only Rams midfield player to rate over four. Paul Green only managing a 3.72, then had to leave the field on a stretcher after a bad fall and twist to his knee. Sadly he will now be out of the squad for up to nine months.
The strikers failed on the pitch and in getting your votes, as Stephen Davies recorded a miserly 2.45 average rating,although Jamie Ward did record a 4.07...
The full ratings for Rams players v Cardiff City were:
Thank you to all who voted and please join us after tomorrows game against Coventry City , when we hope you will give us your player ratings.