Why does this rumour keep popping up? It has been doing the rounds for over a month, and it has already been brushed off by Ancelotti and Cole himself. The latest murmurs coming out of the Bridge said that Chelsea were in the process of tying up a new contract for the wicked winger.
Many pundits have said that there is no room for Joey in Ancelotti’s new diamond system, but in fact there is no-one better to play on the right wing or in the front attacking role. When Joey’s on form he is a joy to watch and if Abramovich is adamant about the entertaining attacking football, then Cole must be retained, and used regularly.
Ancelotti himself said just a few days ago: “I like football so know everything about Joe Cole,”
He’s perfect to play behind the strikers and has the maturity. He’s very good at playing in a small space and is a good dribbler.
“I will wait until he’s recovered from injury and then try him.”
Obviously if todays crazy rumours about Chelsea going back in with a £60m bid for Frank Ribery, then maybe he wouldn’t get a place in the team, but again that is likely to be just DailyMailSpeak as usual.
No, i think Joey is going to stay. He will sign a four year extension to end his career at the Bridge, and he could have a big part to play in the coming season. Not only with Chelsea, but with England too!