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​Former Chelsea star Cole confident Conte ideal for Blues

Former Chelsea defender Ashley Cole has backed Antonio Conte and new signings Michy Batshuayi and N'Golo Kante to help bring back the good times at Stamford Bridge, reports the London Evening Standard.

Cole, who now plays for LA Galaxy, met up with his former teammates at their Beverly Hills hotel on Tuesday and, after admitting he was left "disappointed" with how Chelsea's 2015/16 season panned out, insisted Conte is the right man to lead the club back to major silverware.

"Of course I'm still paying attention!" Cole told Chelsea's official website.

"Last year was disappointing for me, speaking as a fan now, and speaking to some of the boys they were disappointed too.

"But with the new manager, and with the signings that have come in, we will see something totally different and similar to the old Chelsea."

Ian Ferris
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