Joe Cole reserves praise for two Chelsea players that impressed against Real Madrid

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Former Chelsea star Joe Cole was very impressed with the performance of Mason Mount and Timo Wernerin the game against Real Madrid.

The duo started the game and both got on the scoresheet – with Mount scoring the first and Werner scoring the third.

Joe Cole was very pleased with the performance of Werner and Mount, and hailed it as world-class performance.

Speaking in the BT Sport studio:

 “They were on it from the start. Mason Mount took the goal so well because the ball sits up, so he has to concentrate on the whip, but as soon as it left his foot.

“[Thibaut] Courtois had no chance, it was great play from Chelsea and they deserved it. What he [Thomas Tuchel] has done is he has gone to a back four, got [N’Golo] Kante and [Mateo] Kovacic in front of them to protect them.

“It is almost like a narrow diamond, and Mason is combining well with Timo up front which allows them that time in midfield when the ball turns over. They didn’t give Real Madrid a minute and it was an elite showing of how to press a world-class team.”

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