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Ashley Cole | Defensemen

Team: Chelsea
Age / DOB:  (33) / 12/20/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 146

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Ashley Cole will return to Chelsea's squad for the home match against Stoke City this weekend.
Cole has been surpassed by Cesar Azpilicueta at left-back and will likely be on the bench for the foreseeable future. If Azpilicueta misses any time through injury, Cole can be a great option for fantasy managers due to Chelsea's great defensive record. Apr 4 - 2:03 PM
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Ashley Cole and Samuel Eto'o have been ruled out for Chelsea's away match at Crystal Palace this weekend.

Cole has been out for multiple weeks now with a knee problem and Eto'o has been recovering from a hamstring injury. Fernando Torres is expected to start up top for Chelsea and Cesar Azpilicueta will continue playing left-back for the Blues. Eto'o will likely find a starting spot once he returns from injury but the same is unlikely for Cole, who has been relegated to a bench role.
Mar 28 - 11:47 AM

Ashley Cole is expected to miss around 10 days with a knee problem that he picked up during international duty this week.

Cole has been relegated to the bench regardless of injury and as long as Cesar Azpilicueta is healthy, you can expect Cole to remain there. You can expect him to return to the bench against Galatasaray on March 18th or against Arsenal on March 22nd. He is not a fantasy option while he is not starting.
Mar 7 - 5:18 PM

Ashley Cole is determined to fight for his spot back in the Chelsea starting lineup.

Cesar Azpilicueta replaced Ashley Cole while he was dealing with injured ribs but Cole has now returned from injury and is ready to fight for his spot back. It seems like Mourinho was trying to send Cole a message with the extended time on the bench and Cole should be able to regain his spot eventually. Rumors surfaced last week about Chelsea trying to sign Fabio Coentrao on loan and a move like that would hurt Cole's chances of a regular starting spot.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 12:52:00 AM

Jose Mourinho is reported to be considering a loan deal for Fabio Coentrao during the January transfer window.

This further shows Mourinho's lack of trust for Ashley Cole. Cole had been the starter at his position for a long time but a rib injury has slowed him down in the last two months and he has seen Cesar Azpilicueta take his job away from him. Chelsea signing Coentrao would mean Mourinho doesn't think Ashley Cole is still capable of getting the job done and Cole's World Cup chances would diminish greatly without regular playing time.
Source: DailyMail
Thu, Nov 28, 2013 06:52:00 PM

Ashley Cole is still dealing with a rib problem and it's uncertain if he will feature against Basel in the Champions League.

Cole missed Chelsea's win against West Ham over the weekend due to the same injury and it seems the left-back is still bothered by the injury. Check back before the weekend to see if anything has changed ahead of Chelsea's home game against Southampton.
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 10:29:00 AM

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.

The injury means that Cesar Azpilicueta will start again at left-back. Azpilicueta has been in good form in his last two starts for Chelsea and it's unclear if Ashley Cole will regain his starting spot as soon as he is healthy. Azpilicueta could be a good fantasy choice for the weekend with Chelsea facing a West Ham side that doesn't usually employ a striker.
Source: The Guardian
Thu, Nov 21, 2013 04:57:00 PM

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.

Roy Hodgson went so far this week as to include Kieran Gibbs and Luke Shaw, in addition to Leighton Baines, as contenders for what was considered Ashley Cole's safe spot on the team. Hopefully for England and Chelsea, Cole will return from this unexpected break stronger, and hungrier, than ever.
Source: Yahoo! Sport
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 11:14:00 PM

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."

More mind games from Mourinho, who seems to be sending a message to Cole - and fantasy managers should take note too - that no one is undroppable in his big squad. Well, no one save Petr Cech.
Source: Chelsea FC
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 03:34:00 PM

Ashley Cole was one of the six players Mourinho replaced in Chelsea's midweek match against Schalke.

Cole has had the left back spot at Chelsea all to himself for a long time but he's been replaced by Cesar Azpilicueta for this game despite being healthy. The change was unexpected and Mourinho is obviously sending a message to all of his players about the effort and performance he expects. There are no safe fantasy options in the Chelsea squad right now outside of Petr Cech.
Source: Mirror
Wed, Nov 6, 2013 03:30:00 PM

Ashley Cole wants to remain at Chelsea for another year after his deal expires at the end of this season.

Cole has been one of Chelsea's most consistent players over the years and they haven't had the need to worry about the left back position but he is now 32 years old and injuries are starting to kick in as he recently missed two games due to a rib injury. Chelsea have Ryan Bertrand, a 24 year old youngster who will likely take over Ashley Cole's role once Cole is no longer there.
Source: Mirror
Wed, Oct 30, 2013 12:44:00 AM

Chelsea XI: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Cole; Ramires, Lampard; Hazard, Oscar, Schurrle; Torres. ---SUBS--- Schwarzer, Azpilicueta, D Luiz, Mikel, Willian, Mata, Eto’o.

The big news here is that Ashley Cole is fit and will make his return from injury. Juan Mata left on the bench again while Schurrle gets the start. Torres getting a start after a nice midweek game.
Sun, Oct 27, 2013 11:12:00 AM

Jose Mourinho has confirmed the return of Ashley Cole for Sunday's game against Manchester City.

Cole has missed the last two Chelsea games but will be back Sunday to face Manchester City in what could be an important match in shaping up the title race. Cole is almost guaranteed to start but it would be a risky move to play him in fantasy with the way Sergio Aguero is scoring right now.
Fri, Oct 25, 2013 11:00:00 AM

Chelsea are hopeful Ashley Cole will be back healthy and fit from his rib injury for Sunday's clash against Manchester City.

Chelsea played both Ryan Bertrand and Cesar Azpilicueta during Ashley Cole's absence but they may get their star left-back sooner rather than later. Cole didn't travel to Germany for the Champions League game against Schalke but has been practicing since early this week. He will certainly start if he is fit but I wouldn't pick him against in-form Sergio Aguero and company.
Source: The Standard
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 04:23:00 PM

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.

Cole missed both international fixtures because of the injury and he is doubtful for Chelsea's next two games(Saturday vs Cardiff and Wednesday vs Schalke in CL). Chelsea's only other player at the position is Ryan Bertrand, who's only appearance this season was in the Capital One Cup against Swindon. Cole will be the starter as soon as he is fit enough to play in a game.
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 03:15:00 PM