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UCL: Cesar Azpilicueta equals Drogba, Lampard’s records as Juventus defeated Chelsea
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UCL: Cesar Azpilicueta equals Drogba, Lampard’s records as Juventus defeated Chelsea

Chelsea defender, Cesar Azpilicueta, on Wednesday night, equalled the club’s legends, Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard’s Champions League records after starting in his side’s 1-0 defeat against Juventus. Azpilicueta became the seventh Chelsea star to start 50 games in the European club competition alongside Drogba and Lampard. Other Chelsea players in this exclusive rank are John Terry, Branislav Ivanovic, Peter Cech, and Ashley Cole. However, Azpilicueta’s milestone didn’t end well as Chelsea bowed to Juventus in Turin. After a goalless first half, Federico Chiesa put the Serie A giants ahead just 10 seconds into the second half, shooting past goalkeeper Edouard Mendy. Juventus blew away a good chance to double their advantage later, although Thomas Tuchel’s ...
England vs Denmark: Ex-Chelsea defender, Ashley Cole apologises to Phillips after 2-1 win
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England vs Denmark: Ex-Chelsea defender, Ashley Cole apologises to Phillips after 2-1 win

Former Chelsea left-back, Ashley Cole, has revealed that he issued a personal apology to England midfielder, Kalvin Phillips after the Three Lions defeated Denmark 2-1 in Wednesday’s Euro 2020 semi-final tie. Phillips delivered a solid display at the heart of England’s midfield as Gareth Southgate’s defeated Denmark during extra time to qualify for Euro 2020 final. But the Leeds United star had come under fire before the start of the Euro 2020. Cole was among those who questioned Phillips’ contribution on social media and suggested that the 25-year-old did not merit a place in England’s midfield. However, after England’s win over Denmark, Cole revealed that he approached Phillips to say ‘sorry’. “It’s emotional,” Cole told ITV. “I will say it live on air, I had to get...
‘We speak nearly every week!’ – James reveals Cole influence as Chelsea star prepares for Euros
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‘We speak nearly every week!’ – James reveals Cole influence as Chelsea star prepares for Euros

The Blues full-back is following in the footsteps of his idol after winning the greatest prize in club football Reece James has revealed that he has weekly briefings with Chelsea and England legend Ashley Cole ahead of his campaign at Euro 2020. The 21-year-old fullback has been picked in Gareth Southgate's Three Lions squad and is competing for a starting berth against Croatia on Sunday. It follows winning the Champions League final and, as a Blues fan growing up, he has spoken about learning from and following in the footsteps of a legendary full-back.
Chelsea hero Cole: Don’t judge Werner until full preseason
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Chelsea hero Cole: Don’t judge Werner until full preseason

Chelsea youth coach Ashley Cole says they should stick with Timo Werner. Cole insists Chelsea should go with Werner ahead of trying to buy Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland. "I always go back to the pre-season," Cole told Sky Sports. "I really don't think the team had a great pre-season in terms of the Covid stop-start, players catching Covid. They missed a big chunk of training. "I think next season will be great to see the team have a good pre-season, understand the style and philosophy of the manager and then hopefully really click and gel. "This season there's been moments in games they've been brilliant, they've been great to watch. "Hopefully they can solidify that and come again strong. Of course, you talk about Haaland and what quality he has… but I'm happy...
EPL: Ashley Cole Exposes Chelsea’s Major ‘Problem’ Under Tuchel, Criticizes Havertz
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EPL: Ashley Cole Exposes Chelsea’s Major ‘Problem’ Under Tuchel, Criticizes Havertz

  Former Arsenal left-back, Ashley Cole, has exposed Chelsea’s major problem under their manager, Thomas Tuchel. According to Cole, Chelsea’s inability to take their chances in front of goal against their opponent is a major ‘problem’ for Tuchel this season. He also criticized Chelsea’s Kai Havertz for missing a vital opportunity to score a goal against Arsenal on Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge as Mikel Arteta’s men won 1-0 against the host. Chelsea have been impressive since Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard last January after the Blues legend was sacked by the club owner, Roman Abramovich. “They [Chelsea] did [have chances]. I think if Havertz takes his chance, it is a totally different game,” Cole, a former Chelsea defender, told Sky Sports. “He has to score t...
FA Cup: Alan Shearer, Ashley Cole name Chelsea player who made Man City struggle
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FA Cup: Alan Shearer, Ashley Cole name Chelsea player who made Man City struggle

  Alan Shearer and Ashley Cole have hailed Timo Werner’s performance, in Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-finals. Werner caused City problems with his runs in behind and laid on the match-winning assist for Hakim Ziyech in the second half. The German international has come under much criticism for his struggles in front of goal, but former Newcastle striker Shearer was hugely impressed by his efforts. “It was a brilliant run from Werner and Ziyech just has to put it in the back of the net,” Shearer told the BBC. “We said about Werner before the game, we highlighted some of the sitters he’s missed this season but that’s why he was in the team today. “That’s why he was asked to play on the last defender to run in behind because he knew City...
Victor Moses Names Club to Win Champions League this Season
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Victor Moses Names Club to Win Champions League this Season

  Former Super Eagles attacker, Victor Moses, has named his parent club, Chelsea as best positioned to win this season’s Champions League. Moses, who is on loan to Spartak Moscow from Chelsea, noted that the Blues are doing very well this season. Chelsea defeated FC Porto 2-0 in the first leg of the quarter-final of the competition, giving themselve a huge advantage going into the second leg slated for next week at their neutral grand, Sevilla. The Blues have been in fine form since the coming of Thomas Tuchel as a replacement for Frank Lampard who was sacked in January following a series of poor results. “Chelsea they are doing very well at the moment. Hopefully they can go all the way to win the Champions League,” Moses told Spartak Moscow’s YouTube channel. “I...
Luke Shaw vs Ben Chilwell, Saka: Ashley Cole, Roy Keane name better left-back for England
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Luke Shaw vs Ben Chilwell, Saka: Ashley Cole, Roy Keane name better left-back for England

  Former Chelsea defender, Ashley Cole and Manchester United legend, Roy Keane, has picked United’s Luke Shaw as a better left back than Chelsea’s Ben Chilwell and Arsenal’s younger player, Bukayo Saka. According to them, the Manchester United man is leading the others in the race to be England’s first-choice left-back for the European Championship this summer. Shaw, who had some difficulties playing under former manager Jose Mourinho, has been excellent for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side this season. He was called back to the England squad for the first time since 2018. He now competes for the left-back position with Chilwell and Saka but the two England legends believe he stands a better chance. Shaw provided the cross for Harry Kane’s opening goal in England’s 2-...
Chelsea Put up Four Players for Sale
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Chelsea Put up Four Players for Sale

'Chelsea is ready to sell at least four players this summer, as it looks to oversee a huge squad overhaul ahead of next season. According to The Times, Chelsea wants to raise funds by offloading some of its defenders, Marcos Alonso, Emerson Palmieri, Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen this summer. Frank Lampard’s side is keen to sign Leicester City left-back, Ben Chilwell this summer’s transfer window. Chilwell has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge at the end of the season. Meanwhile, former Chelsea defender, Ashley Cole, has since advised the club to prioritise a move for Chilwell this summer. “I would love to see Chilwell here,” Cole told talkSPORT. I think he’s a quality player. “I have heard he’s a Chelsea fan so yes I would like to see hi...
Aston Villa wing-back Elmohamady: 2 Chelsea greats the best I’ve faced
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Aston Villa wing-back Elmohamady: 2 Chelsea greats the best I’ve faced

Aston Villa wing-back Ahmed Elmohamady has admitted two Chelsea greats have been his toughest opponents. The Egypt international recently celebrated 10 years in England. He told Sky Sports: "The best is Eden Hazard. He was one of the toughest and he is so talented. He is one of the best in the world, really world-class, and going up against him was really tough because you didn't know what he was going to do, and even when he did it was difficult to stop. "And in terms of going up against a defender, Ashley Cole was the best. He was so difficult to get past and he'd be constantly on you, and he could attack too and get in behind."
Chelsea to offer Ashley Cole coaching role after announcing his retirement from football
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Chelsea to offer Ashley Cole coaching role after announcing his retirement from football

Chelsea is expected to offer Ashley Cole a coaching role after the former England left-back announced his retirement from football. On Sunday, August 18, the former Arsenal player, 38, confirmed the decision to retire from football following a glittering career that saw the defender win 13 major titles. According to Mail Online, Chelsea is planning to discuss a potential return to the club for a player who is widely recognized as one of the best left-backs in the world. Cole, who made more than 500 club appearances, has made clear his intention to start a coaching career, saying: ‘After hard-thinking and consideration, it was time to hang my boots up and look forward to my next chapter, which will hopefully be coaching. 'I am doing the course at the moment and now I want to be ...
Ashley Cole Announces Retirement On Live TV
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Ashley Cole Announces Retirement On Live TV

Ashley Cole has announced his retirement at the age of 38, bringing to an end a 20-year playing career. He bows out as one of the most decorated players in the history of the domestic game, as well as the most-capped full-back in England's history. Announcing his decision on Sky Sports, Cole said: "After hard consideration, it's time to hang my boots up and look towards my next chapter, which will hopefully be coaching." "As a young kid, I never expected to play one game or be a professional. Looking back, to be able to say I played in World Cups, Champions League finals, being lucky enough to lift Premier League titles - it's a young kid's dream. "I fulfilled my dream and now I look to the future, hopefully as a great coach." Cole established himself as one of the best ...
Cole snubs Mourinho when picking best Chelsea boss
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Cole snubs Mourinho when picking best Chelsea boss

The former Blues defender enjoyed success under the Portuguese coach in west London, but considers others to have done more for his game Ashley Cole has snubbed Jose Mourinho when selecting his favourite Chelsea boss, with Carlo Ancelotti considered to have been the “number one”. The Blues were transformed into a dominant force domestically and serious contenders on the European stage by the legendary Portuguese coach. Cole, though, was to move to Stamford Bridge as Mourinho’s first spell at Chelsea began to unravel.
Ashley Cole, Redknapp Reveal Problems with Chelsea Team
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Ashley Cole, Redknapp Reveal Problems with Chelsea Team

Former Chelsea defender, Ashley Cole, and ex-Tottenham and Liverpool midfielder, Jamie Redknapp, have identified the problems with the current Chelsea squad. Cole said his former side are lacking the quality to challenge for the Premier League title this season because they do not play arrogant football anymore. In the same vein, Redknapp said Chelsea lack the willpower to fight back, adding that as soon as things start to go wrong for them, they go missing. Chelsea are fighting for the EPL top four and now the club seem to have found the light at the end of the tunnel, but Cole insists they are missing some key ingredients. The former Chelsea defender said his old team need to be more arrogant and get in the faces of their opponents to be more effective moving forward. ...
Ashley Cole Warns Chelsea Players After 2-0 Loss to Liverpool
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Ashley Cole Warns Chelsea Players After 2-0 Loss to Liverpool

Former Chelsea star, Ashley Cole has issued warning to players and manager of the team. Cole, while praising the team for their performance in their 2-0 defeat to Liverpool, warned that winning games is the only thing that matters to a club like Chelsea. Maurizio Sarri’s side, who have lacked consistency, showed some encouraging signs at Anfield. However, two goals, each from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, meant that Chelsea didn’t have anything to show for their efforts. But Cole, a former Chelsea defender, noted that this was the Blues’ best collective performance under Sarri, and pointed out that there is still room for improvement. Speaking on Sky Sports, Cole said, “I think it should feel different for them. It’s the best I’ve seen them collectively as a team. “Th...
38-year-old Ashley Cole Scores First Ever FA Cup Goal
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38-year-old Ashley Cole Scores First Ever FA Cup Goal

38-year-old Ashley Cole today scored his first ever FA Cup goal, leaving fans of his former club – Chelsea – calling for his return. Before we proceed, process this. 38-year-old Ashley Cole today scored for Derby County, and his manager is former teammate, Frank Lampard, who is 40-years-old. What a wonderful world we live in. Forrmer Chelsea and England defender Ashley Cole scored his first ever goal in the FA Cup but it was not enough for Championship side Derby County as they were beaten 2-1 by Brighton and Hove Albion in the fifth round on Saturday. Substitute Cole, who had not scored in English football since 2012, struck late on after Premier League Brighton had moved in to a two-goal lead thanks to first-half goals by Anthony Knockaert and Juergen Locadia. Wat...
Derby County Signs Ashley Cole (Photos)
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Derby County Signs Ashley Cole (Photos)

Championship Club Derby County have announced the signing of Chelsea Legend Ashley Cole. 38-year-old Cole spent the last three seasons with the LA Galaxy of Major League Soccer, but was released following the end of the 2018 campaign. “I’m delighted that we’ve been able to secure Ashley’s services for the rest of the season," Frank Lampard said in a statement. “He’s a fantastic player, a quality left-back, and he also brings great experience to the dressing room." "I know him very well from our time together at Chelsea, and with England, and I also know what he can bring to the group and the influence he will have. "Ashley is in good shape, which doesn't surprise me because he's an excellent professional, and he will compete for a place in the side like every other playe...
Ashley Cole Released By LA Galaxy
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Ashley Cole Released By LA Galaxy

Former England left-back Ashley Cole has been released by LA Galaxy after his contract at the Major League Soccer club expired. The club decided not to exercise an option to re-sign Cole, 37, along with seven other players. The former Arsenal and Chelsea defender joined LA Galaxy in 2016 and was named captain in March, two months after signing a one-year contract extension. Cole scored three goals in 86 appearances for the club. Striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was one of 16 players named in LA Galaxy's squad for the 2019 MLS season, which is scheduled to start in May 2019. Source: rushhoursport
Chelsea Hero Cole: Sarri’s Team Can Fight For Title
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Chelsea Hero Cole: Sarri’s Team Can Fight For Title

Chelsea hero Ashley Cole believes Maurizio Sarri's team are title contenders. In their first two games under new manager Maurizio Sarri, Chelsea boast a 100 per cent record. Cole said, "They have to fight for the title, but I do not think many people think like that at the moment. "Six points from two matches is a fantastic start, now they have to continue." Chelsea will visit Newcastle United on Sunday  
Arsene Wenger’s Dream Team: Which 11 Players Make His Best Ever XI
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Arsene Wenger’s Dream Team: Which 11 Players Make His Best Ever XI

Three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups ensure he will go down as the club's greatest ever manager, but who makes his best ever team? Heavily influenced by the Invincibles of 2003-04, we run through the star players who would make Wenger's dream team... Goalkeeper - DAVID SEAMAN A huge 562 appearances make the England man a Gunners legend, and plenty of those games came under the stewardship of Arsene Wenger. Together they won the double twice, including a 1998-99 campaign in which Seaman played all 38 league matches and only conceded 17 goals. The following season they came within a point of retaining the league, and the pony-tailed shot-stopper was always highly-regarded by the Frenchman. Right back - LEE DIXON Wenger's arrival at Highbury was expected to signal a complete...
Ashley Cole Re-Signs With LA Galaxy For Another Season
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Ashley Cole Re-Signs With LA Galaxy For Another Season

Defender Ashley Cole has agreed to return for another season with the LA Galaxy. The MLS club announced a one-year contract with the former England international on Wednesday. “We are very excited that Ashley will be returning for us in 2018. He’s been a tremendous leader for our club,” said LA Galaxy manager Sigi Schmid. “He’s shown he can be successful in this league and we’re confident that will continue in the season ahead.” The 37-year-old Cole had one goal and two assists in 29 games as the Galaxy’s left-back last year. The former Arsenal and Chelsea stalwart has been with the Galaxy for the past two seasons, making 55 appearances as one of MLS’ most effective left backs. Cole has provided steadiness and leadership to the Galaxy despite their slump to the bottom of ...
Arsenal’s Invincibles Would Beat Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City Team – Ashley Cole
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Arsenal’s Invincibles Would Beat Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City Team – Ashley Cole

Former Arsenal defender Ashley Cole has claimed Arsene Wenger’s ‘Invincibles’ would beat the current Manchester City side under Pep Guardiola if both sides were to meet. After 14 games so far in the Premier League, City are yet to taste defeat, winning 13 and drawing one. Cole was an integral part of the Arsenal side that finished the campaign without defeat in the 2003/2004 league season and were crowned champions. He has since fallen out with fans of the North London club following his controversial switch to Chelsea in 2006. Speaking to ESPN, Cole said: “I think the ‘Invincibles’ would win. No bias. “I’m not sure about the similarities. But so far they have the zero for losses, so you can compare on that front. “They’ve clicked and connected. But it’s tough to go 38 ga...
Gerrard Says Ashley Cole is The Best Left-back on The Planet
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Gerrard Says Ashley Cole is The Best Left-back on The Planet

Steven Gerrard ranks his LA Galaxy teammate Ashley Cole as "the best left-back on the planet". It comes after Cole missed from the spot in the Galaxy's MLS play-off penalty shoot-out defeat to the Colorado Rapids - a match which could prove to be Gerrard's last as a professional footballer. Gerrard scored the Los Angeles side's first penalty of the first-round shoot-out but his teammates missed the next three while Colorado converted all of theirs to progress. Despite Cole's failure from 12 yards, Gerrard still holds his former international teammate in high regard.

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