Sevilla sporting director Ramón Rodríguez Verdejo, popularly known as Monchi has backed Chelsea to enjoy a successful future after summer spending spree which saw as many as seven players arrive Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea drew 0-0 with Monchi’s Sevilla on matchday 1 of the UEFA Champions League but the former Spanish goalkeeper is who is hugely respected for his scouting work in world football believes Chelsea represent a threat to Sevilla in the group and are destined to have a great future.

“I don’t trust the money Chelsea spent, but I trust the players for whom they spent it on,” he said, as cited by Tribal Football.

“From midfield up they have great talent: Pulisic, Ziyech, Abraham, Werner … They are a very high-level team, although still in the running-in phase. They are building as a collective and will still need some time, but they remain a formidable rival.

“On their side, then, they will have the emotional aspect: last year’s elimination against Bayern was really bad and they will want to cancel it (in Europe).”