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Ashley Cole

33-Year-Old Defender     Chelsea  Premier


England

Birthdate:  December 20, 1980    Birthplace:  Stepney, London    Nationality:  England    Height:  5' 9"    Weight:  152 lbs    

April 7, 2014    Ashley Cole News

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Cole returned from a knee injury to make an appearance off the bench during Chelsea's 3-0 win over Stoke City on Saturday.

Cole had not made a Premier League appearance since January 11 against Hull City, as he has completely fallen out of favor with manager Jose Mourinho.

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March 22, 2014

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Cole (knee) is unavailable for Saturday's Premier League match against Arsenal.

Cole was expected to be fit for Saturday's match, but he was unable to make the 18. His next opportunity to play comes next weekend at Crystal Palace.

March 12, 2014

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Cole (knee) is expected to return to action this Saturday against Aston Villa, reports the Daily Mail.

The defender missed Chelsea's last match against Tottenham, and speculation was that the injury could have kept him out for up to two weeks. He has showed signs of progress in his recovery, and at this time Chelsea expect him to be available this weekend.

March 7, 2014

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Cole could be out for up to two weeks after suffering a knee injury in training Thursday, the Daily Mail reports.

Cole was able to play for England in Wednesday's international friendly against Denmark, but suffered a lateral ligament issue during training the following day. As a result, he has been ruled out of Saturday's match against Tottenham, a similar fate to fellow-defender David Luiz, who continues to nurse a groin injury.

February 14, 2014

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said that Cole should be selected by England for the World Cup this summer despite not starting regularly for Chelsea, reports Sky Sports.

Mourinho said that Cole is in good form despite not playing regularly. England manager Roy Hodgson's first choice at the position might be Leighton Baines, however.

January 11, 2014

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Cole assisted on Eden Hazard's 56th minute goal during Chelsea's 2-0 win over Hull City on Saturday.

Cole's assist was his second this season, which he coupled with another clean sheet. With Branislav Ivanovic likely out for another two weeks, Cole will likely remain in the starting XI.

December 20, 2013

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Cole will not start Monday's Premier League match against Arsenal, and may not even be made available, the Daily Mail reports. Manager Jose Mourinho said that Cole will be "on the bench or at home."

Cole has recently fallen out of favor with Mourinho, who was not happy with pictures that went public of the defender partying with Arsenal players less than a week before their highly-anticipated tie. Cesar Azpilicueta will continue to start in Cole's place.

November 27, 2013

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Cole (ribs) was available off the bench for Tuesday's Champions League match against FC Basel but he did not play.

Cole initially suffered his rib injury back in October and re-aggravated it while playing for England during the recent international break. It's unclear if he was not fully fit to return Tuesday or is manager Jose Mourinho was simply making a tactical decision. Either way, he should be available for Sunday's Premier League match against Southampton.