COLE, A PROPER ROLE MODEL - CAHILL

Veteran Crystal Palace centre back Gary Cahill has talked up former England and Chelsea teammate Ashley Cole as a proper role model for young players. Gary Cahill spoke about Ashley Cole in a recent interview with the official website of Crystal Palace as he's still stunned that Ashley Cole finished his international career with over a century of caps. According to him, Ashley Cole played at a high level for at least a decade for him to amass 107 caps for the Three Lions of England.


Gary Cahill had 61 caps for his country and he had to play at a high level for several years to play those games for the Three Lions. Gary Cahill is adamant that Ashley Cole is a good role model for young players if they want to play at the high level for a lot of years just like Ashley Cole did during his playing career. Cahill told the Crystal Palace website that Ashley Cole put in the work for him to achieve a lot of things during his career and that the young players must be ready to do likewise for them to have a successful career as a professional footballer.

CHELSEA LEGENDS ENDORSE MOUNT AS SKIPPER

Chelsea legends Ashley Cole and John Terry have endorsed the idea of Mason Mount as the club's skipper after the Three Lions of England midfielder took the armband for the FA Cup fourth round last weekend. In one of the last acts of fellow Blues legend Frank Lampard as manager, he handed Mason Mount the captain's armband for the FA Cup fourth round clash between Chelsea and Luton Town at Stamford Bridge. Ashley Cole, John Terry and Frank Lampard played together for many years at Chelsea.

Ashley Cole and John Terry showed their support for the decision made by their ex-Chelsea teammate Lampard as regards Mason Mount. England international Mason Mount became the youngest Chelsea skipper at the age of 22 since a certain John Terry took the armband and he was one of the best players as Chelsea beat Luton Town 3-1 at home to book their place in the fifth round of the competition.

ASHLEY COLE - LAMPARD SHOWING HE CAN BE A TOP MANAGER

After initially bringing in many new faces to Stamford Bridge and using them to have a great start to the 2020/21 Premier League campaign, Frank Lampard has recently seen his team struggle in terms of finding consistency to win games. Kai Havertz's and Timo Werner's form have come under question in recent times as both players have failed to perform in the league, and only found the back of the net in their FA Cup game on Sunday after both going more than ten games without scoring.


However, despite the struggles, former Arsenal defender Ashley Cole has insisted that Frank Lampard is still doing a great job at Chelsea and will do even better later in the future. Lampard secured a fourth-place finish for Chelsea last season, his first in charge of the Blues and are still considered as title contenders this season.
And Ashley Cole, who is a former Lampard teammate both at club level (and international level (England) said the former midfielder will enjoy huge success managing Chelsea just as he did while playing for them in his career.

PERFECT PLAYER: COLE SNUBS MESSI

Former Premier League defender Ashley Cole has snubbed Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi while building his perfect player. Lionel Messi has six Ballon d'Or titles, which is more than any other player in the history of the round leather game in addition to being regarded as the best player to ever grace the professional football field.


Ashley Cole was recently asked by media portal GOAL to build his perfect player and he left out Lionel Messi. He was asked to build a dream athlete by picking the best player he faced or played with based on heading, left foot, right foot, stamina, footballing brain, skill, strength and speed. While Messi missed out, his greatest rival Cristiano Ronaldo made the list. In an interview with Coach Mag four years ago, Juventus attacker Ronaldo disclosed that Ashley Cole is the most difficult opponent that he has faced and that the Englishman doesn't give you a breathing space on the field.

COLE MAKES GREATEST PLAYERS LIST

Ex-England international star Ashley Cole has been named as one of the greatest players in the history of reigning FA Cup champions Arsenal. Ashley Cole enjoyed an illustrious football career for the Three Lions as well as his various clubs.
The 39-year-old played for English clubs like Derby County, Arsenal, Crystal Palace and Chelsea. The left-back also featured for AS Roma in the Italian Serie A andMajor League Soccer (MLS) outfit Los Angeles Galaxy (LA Galaxy).Ashley Cole made 107 caps for the England national team during his 13-year international career.


Ashley Cole was handed his international debut against Albania by Swedish coach Sven-Goran Eriksson in 2001. He featured for Englandat three FIFA World Cup tournaments. The Arsenal Academy graduate represented the Three Lions at the 2002 FIFA World Cup tournament in Japan and South Korea, the 2006 FIFA World Cup tournament in the European nation of Germany as well as the 2010 FIFA World Cup in the South American country of Brazil.

OZIL’S AGENT ATTACKS ARTETA

Mesut Ozil’s agent Erkut Sogut has hit out at Mikel Arteta over leaving the German out of the Premier League and Europa League squad for the season. Ozil had opened up regarding his disappointment over the omission via his social media handles, drawing mixed reactions. With his omission, it seems he has played his final game for the club.
After the lockdown was lifted and play resumed, Ozil barely got any action. While there was still hope that things would change since the player wants to see out his contract, leaving out his name from the league and Europe’s shortlist further dampened his legacy at the club he left Madrid to join seven years back.

Arteta said he failed Ozil amid backlash from the fans but Sogut opines that the Spaniard was being fair and respectful of someone the club had a valid contract with. The agent says Ozil should have been given an opportunity to stay and fight for a playing role. He added that he spoke with a couple of players who confirm the player is training well and is fit.

Chelsea Confirm the signing of Werner from RB Leipzig

Chelsea recently confirmed that Timo Werner has signed the contract with them. He will be arriving in Julyas he will be playing for RB Leipzig till the completion of 2019–2020 season. He was signed for £47.5 million in a five-year deal. He will be subjected medical examination under Chelsea in prior to 2020–2021 Premier League season.
Werner had been the interest of many clubs like Liverpool, Real Madrid, Barcelonaand Inter Milan but it was Chelsea who had the chance to sign him.


Werner has said that he is glad of joining the club and is a proud moment for him to join a club like Chelsea which has such a great history. He also showed his gratitude to his former club Leipzig for the support of the club and fans for the previous four years and said the club will be forever in his heart.

Chelsea looking forward to signing a new goalkeeper in the window, says Cole

Former footballer Ashley Cole isdoubtful of Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalagawill be having any potential interests due to his high price tag. The player was left out of the squad again in the FA Cup final against Arsenal which left doubts to hover over his future at the club. He was brought to Stamford Bridge for £71.6 million in 2018 and the club wouldn’t be able to sell him for the same price or similar to buying price.

Frank Leboeuf urges Lampard to sign a ‘Van Dijk’for their defence

Former footballer Frank Leboeuf has said that Chelsea need to sign their own Virgil Van Dijk. He has urged Blues boss Frank Lampard to sign a big talent in the summer transfer window. Lampard has invested in bringing a fair share of good players and has brought new faces to the Premier League for the next season.

Jermaine Jenas believes Chelsea’s frontline could look scary next season

Former Premier League ace Jermaine Jenas has said that Chelsea have done great business with the deal for Timo Werner. The Germany international has been touted to join Liverpool over the past few months but the Merseyside outfit have not made any approach for the marksman amid the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

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