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.
Ashley Cole has suffered a rib injury during Chelsea's game at Norwich last weekend and will miss out on England's crucial World Cup qualifier this week.
Jose Mourinho has stated that he's very happy with his current squad and wants to see no changes in the January transfer window.
Ashley Cole has been named England captain to celebrate his 100 caps.