Chelsea star Joe Cole said in an interview that the Blues need to improve the midfield, and Thomas will be a good choice. Ferdinand also agrees that Thomas can improve the midfield strength of the Blues.
Joe Cole said: "I think Frank (Lampard) wants to determine the choice of goalkeeper and defender as soon as possible, and then he can consider the question of midfield. Thomas will be a great signing."
Ferdinand said: "I don't think Lampard is satisfied with midfielders like Kovacic and Jorginho. You can see that because he is constantly adjusting in those positions. Thomas and Kanter To protect the four or five defensive players behind him and prevent opponents from scoring."
Thomas has been closely linked with Arsenal recently. The Guardian previously reported that Thomas is an option for the Blues to sign Rice.