Chelsea fullback Ashley Cole admits he's excited watching their young team come together.

Cole proved the matchwinner for victory over Stoke City.

"I tend to stay back a little bit more," he said.

"With the players we've got, we have to change the way we play and we have to get the ball down as much as we can and give it to people like Oscar and Eddie (Hazard) and Juan to try to make some magic."

He added: "When the fans watch these players, they're so exciting.

"When Oscar's getting the ball and running at defenders, when Hazard's getting the ball and running at defenders, it's exciting, and the future's looking good for Chelsea.

"This season, we've got to keep going and, hopefully, we don't get too many injuries and we keep going and keep winning games."