Chelsea defender, Joe Cole has tipped the Blues as favourite to win the Premier League after the signing of Romelu Lukaku.
In a chat with The Sun, Cole insisted that the arrival of Lulaku puts the team on the same level as Manchester City.
Recall that Chelsea signed the Belgian striker in a club-record £98m switch from Inter Milan on Thursday.
“I think it puts them right on the level with Manchester City, especially if they don’t do anything more. I look at the Chelsea squad now and don’t see any weaknesses.
“If you look at last season and look at it very crudely, even though they won the Champions League, the top scorer finished with seven goals. So it’s evident they needed a goalscorer and Lukaku’s a goalscorer.
“Not only that, but he is the complete focal point of an attack. Chelsea have an abundance of players who can play in and around him. They are now real contenders.”