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Joe Cole believes Chelsea can win everything and this team is better than 2012 Champions League side

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Joe Cole believes Chelsea can win everything and this team is better than 2012 Champions League side

Chelsea ‘can win everything, it’s a better team than when they won the Champions League in 2012’ believes Joe Cole – who says they’re in a three-horse Premier League title race with holders Liverpool and Tottenham

Joe Cole has hailed Chelsea manager Frank Lampard and believes his former team-mate can lead the Blues to Premier League and Champions League glory this season.

Lampard has enjoyed a fine start to this campaign – with Chelsea two points off the top of the Premier League in third, while they guaranteed top spot in their Champions League Group E with a thumping 4-0 win at Sevilla on Wednesday night. However, they are out of the Carabao Cup after losing on penalties to Tottenham in the fourth round.

After serving a transfer ban last term, the Stamford Bridge outfit splashed the cash this summer and have recruited well with the likes of Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell all arriving.

Joe Cole believes his former side Chelsea ‘can win everything’ this season after a fine start

Chelsea confirmed top spot in Champions League Group E on Wednesday with a win at Sevilla

Chelsea confirmed top spot in Champions League Group E on Wednesday with a win at Sevilla

Frank Lampard's (left) side are third in the Premier League - just two points off the top

Frank Lampard’s (left) side are third in the Premier League – just two points off the top

And Cole, who was a team-mate of Lampard’s at West Ham, Chelsea and England, has hailed the rebuilding job in west London – adding that the side is better than the Champions League winners of 2012.

‘Frank won’t thank me for saying this, but they can win everything,’ he told the Mirror.

‘If you’re an Arsenal, you can’t win the league. Nor Leicester. Chelsea are in the mix of three or four teams who can win the Premier League and five or six who can win the Champions League.

‘It’s a better team than when they won the Champions League in 2012. Frank’s putting together a better team and that’s a big credit to him.

‘They’re looking like a team, they’ve got the makings of a great team. I can see the winner of the Premier League coming from Chelsea, Spurs or Liverpool.

‘Chelsea have got a massive chance. They’ll be there or thereabouts. I can’t say for sure they will do it but, in my opinion, there’s as good as the other two. It’ll be one of those three.’

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