Chelsea have been “the greatest team in England” over the last 10 to 15 years, according to new manager Mauricio Pochettino.
The Blues have won 21 trophies since 2004, including five Premier Leagues and two Champions Leagues.
But they sacked two managers last season and finished 12th.
“In the last 10, 12, 15 years, Chelsea is the greatest team in England,” former Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur boss Pochettino said.
“I know very well the Premier League and what the culture of Chelsea means. I think our fans are excited to again be on the road of trying to win.”
The 51-year-old Argentine won three trophies in his time as Paris St-Germain manager, including the Ligue 1 title in 2021-22.
He failed to win anything in his previous six-year spell in England, although did reach the 2019 Champions League final with Spurs.