Posted on: Thu 05 Oct 2006

Former Chelsea ace Kerry Dixon has backed the club on the three transfer deadline day dealings.


Dixon (pictured), the second highest scorer in Chelsea history, was speaking on Chelsea TV when analysing the moves that took Ashley Cole to Stamford Bridge, William Gallas to Arsenal and Robert Huth to Teesside.


"It's been a bit of a saga," he said. "With Gallas going the opposite way there has been a bit of a sadness.


"He has been one of our best players consistently over the period he was at Chelsea. I'm sorry to see him go but I don't agree with his antics - the way he went was very unsavoury and sour. But Ashley Cole, currently the best left-back in the world, coming to Chelsea is a wonderful deal for the club.


"I feel a bit sorry for Wayne Bridge but I think there is going to be competition for places because he has been playing really well. He is up against Ashley, as he is with England, and I look forward to the competition between the two of them.


"Robert Huth never really had the opportunity to shine here," added Kerry on Thursday's third mover.


"He was always in the shadows of John Terry, Ricardo Carvalho and indeed William Gallas.


"I wish him well at Middlesbrough. Six million for Huth I think is a good deal and all in all, I think the whole of Chelsea's transfer activity on the last day has been excellent for the club."