Ashley Cole and Samuel Eto'o have been ruled out for Chelsea's away match at Crystal Palace this weekend.
Ashley Cole is expected to miss around 10 days with a knee problem that he picked up during international duty this week.
Ashley Cole is determined to fight for his spot back in the Chelsea starting lineup.
Jose Mourinho is reported to be considering a loan deal for Fabio Coentrao during the January transfer window.
Ashley Cole is still dealing with a rib problem and it's uncertain if he will feature against Basel in the Champions League.
Ashley Cole aggravated his rib injury during England's friendly against Germany and was forced to leave the game; he will likely miss Chelsea's derby at West Ham.
Ashley Cole has had a rough few weeks, having been dropped by both club and country. However, he will hope to put that behind him as he's expected to be in England's starting lineup against Germany this Wednesday.
Cesar Azpilicueta started at left back again over Ashley Cole. Jose Mourinho said that "[I]t is not Azpilicueta's best position; it is not a position where Ashley can think he is in trouble now. He has to just fight and the position is there waiting for him, it is not a problem."
Ashley Cole was one of the six players Mourinho replaced in Chelsea's midweek match against Schalke.
Ashley Cole wants to remain at Chelsea for another year after his deal expires at the end of this season.
Chelsea XI: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Cole; Ramires, Lampard; Hazard, Oscar, Schurrle; Torres. ---SUBS--- Schwarzer, Azpilicueta, D Luiz, Mikel, Willian, Mata, Eto’o.
Jose Mourinho has confirmed the return of Ashley Cole for Sunday's game against Manchester City.
Chelsea are hopeful Ashley Cole will be back healthy and fit from his rib injury for Sunday's clash against Manchester City.
Ashley Cole is doubtful for this weekend's game against Cardiff City because of the rib injury he picked up against Norwich before the international break.