UCL: Joe Cole predicts club to reach final this season


Former Chelsea right-back, Joe Cole, is confident that his old club will be at the Champions League final this season.

Cole said that Chelsea can already begin ‘scouting hotels and venues’ in St. Petersburg, Russia, where the final of this season’s Champions League will hold after discovering their group stage opponents.

Chelsea won the Champions League last season beating Premier League rival, Manchester City in the final in Porto.

The Blues are drawn in Group H by Juventus, Zenit Saint Petersburg and Malmo on Thursday.

And while Tuchel will be especially wary of two-time European champions Juventus, Cole feels his former club will book their place in the knockout stage with ease.

“Juventus, they’re not the threat that they would have been two or three years ago when they seemed to be beating everyone,’ Cole said on BT Sport.

“Malmo is the enigma – they’ve not been in the competition a while but that’s a good away trip, the fans are going to enjoy that one.

“And Zenit St Petersburg, that’s where the final is going to be.

“I don’t want to get above of myself but they can start scouting hotels and venues.”

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