Former Chelsea manager Roberto di Matteo has hailed Chelsea’s signing of Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly.
Di Matteo believes Chelsea are getting two top players.
The Italian coach, who led Chelsea to her first Champions League triumph in 2012, was full of praise for Koulibaly.
According to Di Matteo, Chelsea ‘are getting a top player who is in the prime of his career’.
“Koulibaly and (Raheem) Sterling and two brilliant signings,” said Di Matteo to the club’s website. “I think they are going to be very important for the team this season and for the future.
“They are two players that I think will have a big impact at the club and I’m sure the coach knows them very well in terms of how he wants to utilise them.
“I think they will bring a lot of quality into the side, for sure.
“Being Italian, I watch Italian football quite a lot and with regards to Koulibaly, he’s a top-class player.
“He will bring physicality, which you need in the Premier League, but also he has a lot of technical ability and he has the tactical awareness that you see from the Italian sides in Serie A.
“So I think he be a good signing for Chelsea. I feel like we are getting a top player who is in the prime of his career, so I can only see positive things.”