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02-12-2020 | 13:42 Football
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Joe Cole insists are 'genuine contenders' to win the Champions League and Premier League this season

Former Chelsea player Joe Cole believes that the Blues are 'genuine contenders' to win the Premier League and Champions League this season. Frank Lampard’s side are currently third in the Premier League table. The Blues are joint top-scorers in the league, having scored 22 goals so far this season. They have secured qualification for the Champions League round of 16 after celebrating a victory over Rennes. "I think they [Chelsea] are genuine contenders," Cole said, while speaking ahead the Blues Champions League group stage clash with Sevilla on Wednesday. "I think all the English sides, you can't discount any of them from going all the way in the Champions League because of the quality and the strength of our league. "I don't feel there is any weaknesses in the Chelsea side at the moment. I feel there aren't any glaring weaknesses, there are areas to improve on. But if you look at the last two months, certainly since Chilwell, Mendy, and Silva have got into the back four, the clean sheets have started to happen. "We look safe and secure from set pieces. So those things have improved dramatically from last season. I think there's still areas where Chelsea can improve and they will improve. "But certainly, I put them down as contenders to win the Champions League and the [Premier] League this year. But as well the other teams, your Man City's, Liverpool, even United have a rich tradition in is competition. I think English clubs will fare well this year. "Bayern Munich I think are rightly so the favourites being the champions, but I would put the money on English sides going deep into the competition and at least one of them getting to the final. I think it's a good year for us." source - DailyMail / Join us on Telegram

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