Joe Cole: Everyone loves to watch Chelsea

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Chelsea played out an entertaining 2-2 draw with Valencia in what was an end to end encounter in the Champions League group game.

Former Chelsea attacker Joe Cole has praised the football Frank Lampard’s side are playing and believes that everyone loves to watch Chelsea.

“As an attacker, it’s amazing to play in a game like that, because everything is so open and you have so much space,” said the former Blues midfielder.

“But as a defender, it must be a nightmare because you’re so constantly exposed to one-on-ones.

“So many times now, we’re talking about philosophies and cultures of football clubs and this is Chelsea’s new way of playing. We’re gung-ho but we going forward, we’re exciting and it’s unnerving everyone.

“Everybody loves watching Chelsea now – I’m not used to it!”

While Chelsea are playing brilliant attacking football, the Blues must learn how to manage games at times. The game against Valencia needed management for Chelsea to get the three points and seal qualification to the next round.

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