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.
Thiago Silva ✨
Ben Chilwell 👏
Edouard Mendy 💪
"Off the back of conceding three, you want to get it right. They got it right tonight.
"The whole team were engaged defensively as a unit."
Joe Cole expects further clean sheets from Chelsea with their three defensive recruits. pic.twitter.com/nyMW3PVQlx
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