It's going to be a massive, and somewhat unfamiliar, summer for Chelsea.
A new manager will come in as the club ushers in a new era that will, hopefully, last longer than the one overseen by Graham Potter. A number of players will certainly be on the way out the door too, given the bloated squad - but even with their current numbers, you can't rule out the idea of Todd Boehly finding a way to spend big once again.
All of that comes against the backdrop of the worst Chelsea season in nearly three decades, depending on results in these final few weeks. There will be no Champions League, no Europa League, no trophies. The Blues enter this summer with a massive squad and an uneasy mood.
The 2023-24 season will begin in the U.S., with Chelsea set for a preseason tour of America starting in July. In the States, Chelsea will face Wrexham, Brighton, Newcastle, Fulham and Dortmund, with the clash with the German powerhouse set for Chicago as confirmed by the club over the weekend.
Joe Cole knows something about playing for a Chelsea team at the very top, having won three Premier League titles in his seven seasons at Stamford Bridge. He also knows a bit about playing in the U.S., with the winger ending his career with the Tampa Bay Rowdies in America's lower leagues.
So, ahead of the Blues' busy summer, the former Blues favourite caught up with GOAL to talk all things Chelsea...
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