Chelsea star Christian Pulisic has backed the Blues to be up there among the best in the Premier League once the team gel together with the new players.

The likes of Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Thiago Silva, Been Chilwell, Kai Havertz and Edouard Mendy arrived Stamford Bridge this summer and Pulisic knows the key to success this season is to get the news players to gel fast.

“I think we have a confident bunch of guys,” he told CBS Sports.

“We want to get there and have all of these guys you mentioned playing there together as much as we can before then, as well. Building up that chemistry is so important, finding how we’re best going to fit together. I think with the players we have, we’re really gonna surprise some people.

“We definitely have a strong team, but I want to tell people to be patient. Let our team form a bit. And once the tournament comes, just know we’re going to give everything we have. We’re a hungry group of young players and we really want to be successful. We’re excited.”

Pulisic returned from injury and had his first taste of Premier League action as a substitute against Crystal Palace last weekend.