Former Chelsea star, Joe Cole has expressed his happiness with the way Chelsea manager and Chelsea former teammate Frank Lampard has handled the team since his arrival last season.

Cole said he feels like Chelsea are on course to winning trophies again under Lampard’s tutelage.

“I think he’s been faultless,” Cole told BT Sport, as quoted by Evening Standard.

“He took over, wasn’t able to bring anyone in, and Chelsea lost their talisman Eden Hazard that summer, so he had to restructure the team.

“He brought six or seven players in through the academy, put down a style of play, an ethos, and they had a great season.

“Then all the signings he has brought in have made an impact, in the hunt for the league, qualified in the Champions League… I think he’s been faultless, and it’s great to see young English coaches get the chance and deliver – the same with (Rangers boss) Steven Gerrard. Two great icons of the game cutting their teeth in management and doing a great job.

“The expectation at Chelsea is to win trophies. Frank knows that. I think Frank will be treated the same as every manager – the same pressure he is under (is) you have to deliver at the club. But certainly I feel like they are well on course to winning trophies again and it is an exciting time for the club.”

Chelsea, who have lost one game so far this season are currently in third place in the Premier League and into the last sixteen of the Champions League.