Joe Cole rates Chelsea’s four summer signings

Joe Cole
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Chelsea have so far signed four players to join the first team this season.

Chelsea first signed up Raheem Sterling from Manchester City, and then Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli before signing up rising youngster Carney Chukwuemeka from Aston Villa and Marc Cucurella from Brighton.

Former Chelsea ace Joe Cole has hailed Chelsea’s summer signings, and believes more deals will be done before the end of the transfer window.

“The business has been great [at Chelsea],” Joe Cole said in his interview with Standard Sport.

“I’ve read from other pundits that it has been a bit slapdash but I don’t agree.

“Koulibaly at 31 is one of the best central defenders. How else would you replace Rudiger? You need that ready-made replacement now. That’s a fantastic bit of business.

“Cucurella is very good and we saw that against Everton. Carney Chukwuemeka from Aston Villa is one of the most talented players in England. That signing is even more important when you realise that signing young players from Europe has changed since Brexit.

“It important that even if we pay a bit more than we want to, that we’re getting the best young British players in the door for the next generation.

“I think this transfer window has not finished yet and has already been great,” Cole added.