By Toby Miles For Mailonline
Published: 18:31 GMT, 31 October 2020 | Updated: 18:38 GMT, 31 October 2020
Chelsea's 3-0 dismantling of Burnley on Saturday was enough to convince Joe Cole that Frank Lampard's men are among the front-runners for the Premier League title.
The Blues eased through the struggling Turf Moor side with Hakim Ziyech bagging a goal and assist on his Premier League debut, as Timo Werner and Kurt Zouma completed a near-perfect display.
Even with only seven games played this season Lampard had faced tough scrutiny as his £220m haul of summer signings struggled to gel, but the young English coach is starting to make progress in west London.