Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness has backed Samuel Eto'o to succeed at Chelsea, despite a disappointing debut for the star.
The Cameroon international missed a number of chances as Jose Mourinho's side were beaten at Everton last weekend, however Souness expects him to start firing for the Blues in the near future.
And ahead of Chelsea's clash with FC Basel in the Champions League tonight Souness has backed Eto'o to succeed at the Bridge.
Writing on his column for Sky Sports, Souness said: "I'm a fan of Samuel Eto'o and I can't understand why people would be criticising him after 90 minutes of football at the weekend.
"These are people that don't understand football. He's a class act and will score goals - lots of goals - for Chelsea this year."
However, Souness doesn't expect the 32-year-old to start in tonight's Champions League game as the match may come too soon after his first game for the club.
He continued by saying: "I'm not sure if he'll start against Basel, though. Given his age, Jose Mourinho may decide not to play him in two games in four days.
"He may rest him in this match - but Eto'o will be a star for them this year, in my opinion."
Chelsea will be hoping to kick-off their European campaign with a victory tonight in-front of the Blues faithful.
The Blues went out in the group stages last season, however did go on to win the Europa League under Rafa Benitez.
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