LAMPARD IS SLOWLY TRANSFORMING EVERTON WITH ASHLEY COLE

Everton have been revived so far this season, so is it possible that Frank Lampard will defy the dire predictions that were made for his team? When Everton and Manchester United last played each other at Goodison Park in April, the home side were in deep trouble at the bottom of the Premier League. With just 25 points from 29 games, they were only a point above the relegation places. Concerns were building about their financial viability following the departure of their main sponsor Alisher Usmanov following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.


MAUPAY FIRES EVERTON TO FIRST WIN

Frenchman Neal Maupay was the go-to man as Everton recorded their first Premier League win of the season. The new Everton man scored early in the second half for a 1-0 win at home to London side West Ham United last weekend.


MANE EMULATES COLE WITH SQUAD PHOTO

New Bayern Munich attacker Sadio Mane has emulated Ashley Cole with the squad photo taken by him and his new teammates at the end of last month. Ashley Cole made the headline at AS Roma severalyears ago after he stood out amongst his teammates in a weird manner ina squad photo.


LAMPARD KEEN FOR GORDON STAY

Everton manager Frank Lampard is keen for Anthony Gordon to stay at the club this summer amidst the transfer rumourslinking him with a move away from the club. Lampard talked about Gordon in his pre-match press conference ahead of the Premier League clash with Nottingham Forest at home this weekend. Speaking further, Lampard said he can guarantee that Gordon will stay at Everton beyond this summer’s transfer window with the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United and Chelsea on his trail. Chelsea have already made a couple of bids and they were rejected by Everton.


GANG MEMBER WHO ROBBED ASHLEY COLE JAILED FOR 30 YEARS

A gang member who broke into footballer Ashley Cole's home and threatened to cut his fingers off has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Kurtis Dilks, who was part of a four-strong gang which smashed into the home of former England footballer Ashley Cole and threatened to cut off his fingers, was jailed at Nottingham Crown Court for 30 years, with a five-year extended licence period. It came after the former England footballer said the "terror and confusion" on his children's faces when the group of men broke in, tied him up and threatened to cut off his fingers "will never leave me".


EVERTON JOIN RACE FOR IN-DEMAND PLAYER WHO ASHLEY COLE LIKES

Everton are interested in signing Brazil and Lyon midfielder Lucas Paqueta, with a £50m fee mooted this summer according to Calciomercato. The Toffees have had financial problems this summer and were forced to sell Richarlison in a £60m deal to Tottenham, but are keen to spend to strengthen their squad.After the arrival of James Tarkowski on a free transfer he is set to be accompanied with Ruben Vinagre joining on loan from Sporting CP, and now attentions can turn to the attacking third of the pitch.


ASHLEY COLE BUYS £20K SECURITY DOG AFTER HORROR HOME ROBBERY

Ashley Cole and fiancee Sharon Canu have taken steps to keep themselves and their young children safe by hiring a protection dog following a horror knifepoint robbery. The former Arsenal, Chelsea and England defender, who is currently coaching at Everton alongside former team-mate Frank Lampard, told Nottingham Crown Court earlier this year of how the 2020 break-in left him certain he was going to die.


WHO IS THE PREMIER LEAGUE'S BEST LEFT-BACK IN HISTORY?

Some months ago, former Arsenal and Chelsea star Ashley Cole announced his retirement from playing football. We compare the 38-year-olds with three other players to have graced the position.

Leighton Baines

Apps: 412. Goals: 32. Assists: 53. Clean sheets: 113.
Baines' 340 top-flight appearances for Everton are just 12 short of Tim Howard's club record. His 53 assists are the most among those who have only played in defence, while his 32 goals are third among defenders.
Ashley Cole
Apps: 385. Goals: 15. Assists: 31. Clean sheets: 147. Titles: 3.
Cole was a part of Arsenal's 2001/02 and 2003/04 title-winning teams before moving to Chelsea in 2006, where he won the league in 2009/10. He also triumphed in the 2012 UEFA Champions League final and won four FA Cups to add to the three he lifted with Arsenal.


ASHLEY COLE THOUGHT HE WAS GOING TO DIE DURING HOME RAID

Ashley Cole thought he was going to die during home raid, court told. Masked raiders smashed into home of ex-England footballer and threatened to cut off his fingers, court hears. The former England footballer told police he thought he was “going to die” as masked raiders smashed into his home and threatened to cut off his fingers with pliers, a court has heard.


COURT HEARS HOW COLE WAS THREATENED

A Nottingham Crown Court has heard how Ashley Cole was threatened in his home by a group of armed robbers. The former Arsenal and Chelsea left-back was severely threatened during the raid at his home on January 21, 2020. The intruders told Ashley Cole that his fingers would be cut off if he does not cooperate with them.

The aforementioned Court with sitting earlier this month heard that 34-year-old Kurtis Dilks led the group of four people who forced their way into the house of Ashley Cole. The robbers were not put off by Cole shouting at them from inside his house. Afterwards, Cole was led around his house with his hands tied behind his back via a cable. The robbers were said to have made away with mobile phones, a Gucci bag, watches, and a BMW Smart Key.


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