He said: "It's important for the fans to get right behind us in this new era.

"People come and go, but they'll always be Chelsea and they'll always be fans, so let's all be nice and positive and get right behind the team."

Chelsea host leaky Fulham tomorrow in a crunch Premier League derby and Cole admits it will be a tough test.

He added: "It's a derby so they'll be up for it. It's a big game for the fans and it's bound to be an interesting game.

"It's going to be tough and they'll want to shore up their defence.

"They've let in a lot of goals, just like us, so they're going to concentrate on stopping conceding goals."