Watch: ‘A magnet for the ball’ – Joe Cole praises Chelsea defensive signings


After conceding nine goals in their first five Premier League games in 2020-21, Chelsea kept a much needed clean sheet against Sevilla in the Champions League. 

Frank Lampard has come in for criticism over his side’s defensive record but three of their new signings played a starring role in the 0-0 draw against the La Liga side.

Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell impressed at the back while Edouard Mendy made a brilliant save, clawing away Nemanja Gudelj’s header after it had flicked off Kurt Zouma.

And former Chelsea star Joe Cole believes the trio make a huge difference and expects the Blues to keep more clean sheets from now on.

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