ASHLEY COLE

  • Exclusive: Lampard and Cole will be missed, says Chelsea skipper Terry August 14, 2014

    John Terry's relentless determination shows no sign of going down. His 20year stint at the Premier League club Chelsea is a living example of that. The most successful captain of all time at Stamford Bridge, the 33yearold Terry has led Chelsea to three EPL titles, four FA Cups, two League Cups...
  • I wasn't a victim in my marriage with Ashley: Cheryl Cole July 20, 2014

    London: Newly married pop star Cheryl Cole has revealed that she was not a victim during her marriage to footballer Ashley. The 31yearold singer married Ashley in 2006 after two years of dating, but split in 2010 following accusations that the footballer had cheated on her, reported Digital Spy. "You know what...
  • Veteran defender Ashley Cole joins Roma July 7, 2014

    Rome: Roma says veteran English defender Ashley Cole has joined the Italian capital club. The 33yearold left back was a free agent after his Chelsea contract expired, having been restricted to 17 Premier League appearances last season. Roma said Monday on its website that Cole's twoyear contract has the option to extend...
  • Ashley Cole arrives for medical with AS Roma July 7, 2014

    Rome: Former England defender Ashley Cole has arrived in Italy for a medical with AS Roma and is expected to sign a twoyear deal with the Serie A club. "Welcome to Rome, Ashley", said the Italian club on its official Twitter feed, publishing a photo of the former Chelsea player on...
  • Ashley Cole and Eto'o leave Chelsea but veteran Schwarzer stays July 1, 2014

    London: England defender Ashley Cole and Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o have left Chelsea but former Australia goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has signed a new oneyear deal, the club said in a statement on Tuesday. Eto'o and Cole, both 33, had been expected to leave the Premier League side after their contracts came...
  • Ashley Cole bids farewell to Chelsea May 20, 2014

    London: Former England defender Ashley Cole has tweeted that his eightyear spell at Stamford Bridge is almost certainly over and he will not be playing for Chelsea next season. Cole, who called time on his 107cap England career earlier this month after being offered a standby spot in Roy Hodgson's squad...
  • Ashley Cole dropped for World Cup squad, retires from England May 12, 2014

    Manchester: Ashley Cole was left out of the England World Cup squad on Sunday, prompting the veteran Chelsea defender to announce his retirement from international duty. England coach Roy Hodgson said omitting the 33yearold Cole was part of his plan to "look to the future," making it likely Luke Shaw...
  • Kevin Pietersen expresses love for Chelsea May 4, 2014

    Former England captain Kevin Pietersen expressed his love for English Premier League club Chelsea FC and said he is friends with Chelsea stalwarts Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and John Terry. "Chelsea is my team. I am good friends with many players in Chelsea, including Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and John Terry....
  • Mourinho wants Ashley Cole to stay at Chelsea February 8, 2014

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho wants Ashley Cole to stay at the club but believes the defender could be persuaded to move to Major League Soccer. The contract of the England national team left back expires at the end of the season, and there has been speculation he might want to...
  • Ashley Cole won't start against Arsenal, says Jose Mourinho December 20, 2013

    London: Ashley Cole will not start Chelsea's crucial Premier League clash with leaders Arsenal, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday, confirming the England international is no longer firstchoice left back at Stamford Bridge. Cole, who has been out of favour in recent weeks, raised eyebrows by attending his former club Arsenal's...
  • England's Joe Hart, Ashley Cole to start against Germany November 17, 2013

    England's underfire goalkeeper Joe Hart and left back Ashley Cole will start against Germany in Tuesday's friendly, with manager Roy Hodgson planning several changes to the team that lost to Chile. England were well beaten 20 by fellow World Cup qualifiers Chile on Friday when Hodgson gave debuts to three players...
  • Ashley Cole back for Chelsea in time for Manchester City visit October 25, 2013

    Reuters: Chelsea defender Ashley Cole is available for Sunday's match against fellow Premier League title hopefuls Manchester City after missing their last two matches with a rib injury, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday. The England left back has been out of action since coming off during Chelsea's 31 victory over...
  • Ashley Cole to miss England's World Cup qualifier against Poland October 13, 2013

    London: England will be without Ashley Cole for the decisive World Cup qualifier against Poland on Tuesday because the experienced left back has failed to recover from a rib injury. Leighton Baines is again set to deputize for Cole, who missed the 41 victory over Montenegro on Friday because of the...
  • No room for error as England seek World Cup spot October 9, 2013

    London: England will qualify for the 2014 World Cup finals if they beat Montenegro and Poland in their final two Group H qualifiers and manager Roy Hodgson knows there is no room for error as they seek to secure their place in Brazil. Both matches are at Wembley and England go...
  • England defender Ashley Cole to miss Montenegro qualifier October 8, 2013

    London: England left back Ashley Cole will miss Friday's World Cup qualifier against Montenegro with a rib injury and will be replaced in the squad by Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs, the FA said on Monday. Chelsea defender Cole, who was substituted in his side's 31 win at Norwich City in the...
  • Ba and Bertrand should be back for Chelsea's Wembley trip April 13, 2013

    London: Holders Chelsea should have striker Demba Ba and defender Ryan Bertrand available for Sunday's FA Cup semifinal against Manchester City at Wembley. Senegal international Ba, who was ineligible for Thursday's Europa League quarterfinal at Rubin Kazan, suffered an ankle problem in last weekend's 21 Premier League victory over Sunderland...
  • Cole set for 100th cap as England name squad for Brazil January 31, 2013

    London: Chelsea left back Ashley Cole is in line to win his 100th England cap after being named in manager Roy Hodgson's 24man squad on Thursday for next week's friendly against Brazil. Cole returns after missing England's last game, a 42 defeat by Sweden in November, through injury. Manchester United defender...
  • Cole signs oneyear contract extension at Chelsea January 22, 2013

    London: Longserving Chelsea left back Ashley Cole has signed a oneyear extension to his contract, the Premier League club said on Tuesday. Uncertainty over the England international's Stamford Bridge future had alerted a number of big clubs but the 32yearold said he wants to win more silverware in west London. "I...
  • Ashley Cole staying at Chelsea, says Rafael Benitez January 21, 2013

    London: Chelsea's old guard demonstrated that they still have plenty to offer the club on Sunday with left back Ashley Cole signing a new contract and Frank Lampard scoring his 195th goal since arriving at Stamford Bridge. Cole's contract was to expire at the end of the season but the...
  • Lampard and Cole to leave Chelsea, says Benitez November 24, 2012

    London: Chelsea's interim manager Rafa Benitez has said he expects the club's longserving England players Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, British media reported on Saturday. Asked if it was the end of a glorious era for the pair who will be...
  • Injured Cole to miss Chelsea's game against Shakhtar November 7, 2012

    London: England left back Ashley Cole will miss holders Chelsea's Champions League Group E game at home to Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday because of a hamstring injury. Cole will be replaced by his young understudy Ryan Bertrand who played on the left side of midfield in the penalty shootout win over...
  • Ashley Cole fined 90,000 pounds for Twitter insult October 18, 2012

    London: Chelsea defender Ashley Cole has been fined 90,000 pounds by the Football Association for a Twitter insult he aimed at the governing body last week, the FA said in a statement on Thursday. The England international called the FA a "bunch of t***s" after being accused of "evolving" his statement...
  • Cole apologises to FA boss, free to play for England October 9, 2012

    London: Chelsea defender Ashley Cole has apologised to English Football Association chairman David Bernstein for a Twitter insult he aimed at the FA last week and is free to play for England against San Marino on Friday. Whether or not he earns his 99th cap in the World Cup qualifier...
  • Ashley Cole charged by FA for vulgar tweet October 8, 2012

    London: The Football Association has charged Ashley Cole with misconduct after the England defender criticized the governing body in a vulgar Twitter post. The Chelsea left back reacted angrily on Friday after an FA commission queried the evidence he gave in defending teammate John Terry against a racism charge. Cole attacked...
  • Di Matteo says Chelsea players are not out of control October 5, 2012

    London: Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo defended his players on Friday saying they were not out of control after Ashley Cole sent an insulting message on Twitter shortly after an FA inquiry criticised his evidence in the John Terry racism case. Cole, 31, responded to a report which explained why the...
  • Cole hits back at FA over criticism in racism case October 5, 2012

    London: England defender Ashley Cole hits back at the Football Association after being criticized for his role in defending John Terry against a racism charge. Terry, Cole's teammate for England and Chelsea, was banned for four matches by the FA for racially abusing Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand. The FA judgment...
  • EPL: David Luiz signs new deal with Chelsea September 23, 2012

    London: David Luiz has pledged his future to Chelsea by signing a new fiveyear deal and manager Roberto Di Matteo is confident contract negotiations with Ashley Cole will also reach a successful conclusion. Both players featured in Saturday's 10 home victory over Stoke City in the Premier League, left back Cole...
  • Ferdinand snubs Terry in prematch handshake September 15, 2012

    London: The feud between Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand and Chelsea captain John Terry continued on Saturday when Ferdinand ignored Terry in the prematch handshake at Loftus Road. Ferdinand also shunned Chelsea defender Ashley Cole, who gave evidence on Terry's behalf when Terry was found not guilty in court in...
  • Cole out of WC qualifier against Moldova September 3, 2012

    London: The English Football Association says defender Ashley Cole will miss the World Cup qualifier away to Moldova on Friday due to an ankle injury. The Chelsea left back was sent back to his club on Monday for treatment after reporting to the England team hotel. Describing the ankle problem as "minor,"...
  • FA charges Ferdinand over 'choc ice' tweet July 31, 2012

    London: Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has been charged over a comment on Twitter which referred to Chelsea's Ashley Cole as a "choc ice", the English FA said on Monday. "The FA has today charged Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand with improper conduct in relation to comments posted on Twitter," the FA...