Joe Cole Stamps Chelsea As Title Contenders After Signing Lukaku
Former Chelsea midfielder, Joe Cole, has named Chelsea as one team to likely win the Premier League after the signing of Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan. The Blues broke their transfer record by signing the Belgian for €115million on Thursday, August 12th, 2021.
Cole, who was in an interview with The Sun after the signing of Lukaku on Thursday, August 12th, 2021, is of the opinion that Chelsea is on the same level as Manchester City.
The Former Chelsea player stated there was a lot of weakness in the Blues' team last season despite winning the UEFA Champions League. He also believes Chelsea are genuine contenders in winning the Premier League this season after the signing of the Belgian.
I think it puts them right on the level with Manchester City, especially if they don't do anything more. I look at the Chelsea squad now and don't see any weaknesses.
If you look at last season and look at it very crudely, even though they won the Champions League, the top scorer finished with seven goals. So it is evident they needed a goalscorer and Lukaku is a goalscorer.
Not only that, but he is the complete focal point of an attack. Chelsea have an abundance of players who can play in and around him. They are now real contenders.
Joe Cole won the Premier League thrice with Chelsea, in 2005, 2006, and 2010. He also played for Westham, Liverpool, and Aston Villa after he left the Blues.