Former star Cole opens up and reveals just why ‘people are enjoying’ watching the Chelsea

Joe Cole has spoken of how neutral fans are enjoying Chelsea’s exciting new brand of attacking football.

The club legend has brought the clubs identity back to the Bridge, has this young, exciting side playing some beautiful football and has done a wonderful job so far, especially in the Premier League.

And after the 2-2 draw with Valencia during the week, Cole has told BT Sport that neutral fans now enjoy watching the lads, he said: ‘As an attacker, it’s amazing to play in a game like that, because everything is so open and you have so much space.

‘But as a defender, it must be a nightmare because you’re so constantly exposed to one-on-ones.

‘So many times now, we’re talking about philosophies and cultures of football clubs and this is Chelsea’s new way of playing. We’re gung-ho but we going forward, we’re exciting and it’s unnerving everyone.

‘Everybody loves watching Chelsea now – I’m not used to it!’

Asked how Frank Lampard would have felt about the performance of his side, Cole said the head coach would have seen both positives and negatives in the game.

‘He’ll be disappointed with elements of the performance,’ added Cole. ‘He’ll be happy with Kovacic, the midfield did okay at times, but it was a little bit fractious at times at the back.

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‘He will be delighted with, first and foremost, the result because a draw at Valencia is a very good result but he’ll know there are still improvements to be made and that’s to be expected from a young manager and a young team.

‘Everything they’re doing at the moment is great but there are still improvements to be made.’

Look we do not want to get too carried away with the brilliant performances of the lads, but if we add a few world class players, we believe that we can really challenge both Liverpool and Manchester City for that Premier League title.

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