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Two Chelsea legends met last Saturday, when Manchester United and LA Galaxy played a friendly match in Los Angeles: José Mourinho and Ashley Cole.

The pair was seen hugging and laughing on the pitch in the game warm-up and the Portuguese coach revealed what they said to each other in the post-match press conference:

“I wanted to know about him, how he is…is he enjoying. He is a good friend and he gave his blood for me.

“I will never forget the players that give blood for me and I’m pleased that he’s enjoying his experience.”

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Ex-Chelsea star Ashley Cole has admitted he was ‘sad to hear John Terry’s career at Chelsea will end as a player’ at the end of current season, as he wrote on his Instagram official account.

@johnterry.26 sad to hear this great story of your career at @chelseafc will end as a player. What you have achieved at one club is magnificent. It was a pleasure to play along side you: the captain, the leader the warrior. We have shared blood sweat and tears in that blue shirt…I’m proud of you my friend”

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Chelsea Blues Legend ASHLEY COLE turns 36

Chelsea’s Legendary Left-Back ASHLEY COLE turns 36
“Thanks to everyone for my birthday messages much appreciated
and always remember old is gold” says former Arsenal and Chelsea Blues Legend- ASHLEY COLE on his 36th birthday. The world renown legendary left-back on the December 20th this week celebrated his birthday with a gratitude message of thanks to all his fans plus admirers on twitter.

Also, one passionate fan was so zealous to display his birthday wishes to COLE that he created a one minute and eight second special YouTube video just to say: ‘Happy Birthday Ashley Cole’. The video that was uploaded onto YouTube on the Chelsea Blues Legend’s exact birthday received to date 2,757 views with 209 thumbs up and no thumbs down.

The special birthday video shows COLE in his very active, alert and fast prime as a world-class Chelsea left-sided defensive player especially in the championship days when he too scored goals. The Stepney East-London born left-back was described by one fan as: “The best left-back ever”.  Is he and was he? Only time will tell as even in 2016 he still plays an active part of the current LA Galaxy Major League Soccer Team in the United States.
To such a footballing legend who is still going strong in a country abroad to his prime years, we indeed wish him a very happy birthday. “Blessed Happy 36th Birthday ASHLEY COLE” from us at ChelseaNews24.com

Check out COLE from his back in the days time at Chelsea on the following YouTube Video Weblink: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fcijJJzTq8

 

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Chelsea legend Ashley Cole shared the dressing room with David Luiz for almost three years and now he is impressed on how much the Brazilian improved in these last two years, and especially these last months under Antonio Conte‘s management:

“The first time around when he was here I think he got a little bit of unjust stick,” Cole said to Sky Sports.

“I don’t think he was bad, he was a big player, for me, for Chelsea.

“[He was] a great player in the changing room and he was a big player for Chelsea.

“You see the stats, less dribbling. He’s in a three so maybe be doesn’t get the chance to get forward as much.

“You have Cesar Azpilicueta next to you and Gary Cahill [as well]. Maybe it’s chilled him out a bit.

“As I said, for me, for Chelsea he’s been a big player and now he’s repaying Chelsea and has put in some fantastic performances.”

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Chelsea captain John Terry revealed one very strange superstition of the Blues dressing room:

“I am very superstitious and, for me, if we win a game then I add it on to my next superstition,” said Terry.

“Last season, as you can imagine, it built up to quite a lot.

“Me and Frank [Lampard] started it a long time ago; in the Chelsea dressing room we have three urinals and me and Lamps started weeing in one. We won the game and, for me, that was it, the next week there was a queue of me, Frank and Ash [Ashley Cole].

The next week there were four of us and the week after there were five.

And even now, up until today, you have Cesar Azpilicueta and Cesc Fabregas, we are all there in one big queue.

A few months ago the club secretary said to me: ‘we have had a few calls from the FA complaining because we have been going out late’ and I didn’t have the heart to tell him it was because we were all waiting to go for a wee.

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Chelsea legend Ashley Cole has today completed his move to MLS side LA Galaxy.

Cole, 35, has been out of favour at Roma since joining in the summer of 2014, making only 11 appearances for the Serie A side. Cole went on to terminate his contract which had one year remaining.

The former Blues full-back made over 200 appearances for the Premier League side, winning the Champions League, FA Cup, Europa League and Premier League in an eight year spell.

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Former Chelsea defender Ashley Cole is set for a move to the American MLS after a failed spell with AS Roma.

It is believed te 35-year old would move to LA Galaxy after a torrid spell with the Italians, in which he made just 11 Serie A appearances.

Cole was released from Chelsea in the summer of 2014.

Having had his contract terminated, Aston Villa also seemed keen on the Cole but the former Arsenal and Chelsea defender seems keen to move to California after starting a family.

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Ashley Cole’s agent believes he made the right decision in orchestrating the left-back’s move from Arsenal to Chelsea in 2006, pointing to the Blues’ success as vindication.

Cole became a figure of scorn throughout the country after his controversial transfer across London, especially after claiming in his autobiography that he nearly crashed his car when he heard that Arsenal had gone back on word to pay him £60,000 a week.

Jonathan Barnett, Cole’s agent, in an interview with The Guardian blames Arsenal for the scandal and claims that his client would have stayed at Arsenal if only they had kept their word. Arsenal originally promised Cole £60,000 a week, which would have brought him inline with the club’s highest earners, and then retracted the offer.

Speaking to the Guardian, Mr Barnett admitted making mistakes that led to Cole having such a terrible reputation but that the 34-year-old won “everything in Blue”.

He is quoted as saying:

“I think I made mistakes. But I also think I was harshly treated. I was made a scapegoat, because it goes on all the time.

“Also, if Arsenal hadn’t gone back on their word, Ashley would have stayed 100 per cent and that would never have happened.

“I’m not justifying it, but explaining it. But it was probably the best thing that ever happened to Ashley Cole. Arsenal won nothing, he won everything and financially he was much better off. My job as an agent was done.”

Cole is currently a free agent being released by Roma last summer. He left Chelsea in 2014 having won the Premiership, Champions League and four FA Cups.

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Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas is to break the record for Champions League appearances when he plays for the Portuguese club against Chelsea tonight, bettering the number currently held by compatriot Xavi. 

Casillas, who spent an incredibly successful 16 years at Real Madrid, during which he won the Champions League in 2000, 2002 and 2014, will make his 152nd appearance in the competition should, as is expected, play against Jose Mourinho’s side this evening.

The former Real Madrid and Spain Number 1, who equaled the record in Porto’s 2-2 draw with Dynamo Kiev a fortnight ago, left the Santiago Bernabeu last summer as the club sought the signing of Manchester United’s David De Gea, an ultimately failed venture.

Of the highest appearances makers in the club football’s premier competition, several prominent members of Chelsea’s past and present feature in the top 25. Club captain John Terry and record goalscorer Frank Lampard have played 105 times, one behind former goalkeeper Petr Cech. Ashley Cole has the most with 108.

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Walsall goalkeeper Neil Etheridge was in Chelsea academy between 2002 and 2006, when he left the Blues as a 16 years old to join Fulham.

‘The club under Ken Bates would train at Harlington, then Abramovich came in and the youth team switched to Cobham,’ he recalls.

‘We knew it when it was just a field, now it is a fantastic complex. That transformation was amazing. The first team joined us when Mourinho came.’

Now the League One side’s number one, who will face his former team tonight, questions the fact that Chelsea have lost many leaders in the last two years, like Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba, Petr Cech and Ashley Cole:

I look at that team and it’s a fantastic bunch of players but I don’t know how many leaders they have got,” said the keeper.

“The thing which is going on with John Terry no-one really knows the answer to. No-one knows the true story. He is a massive leader in the team.

“They lost Frank [Lampard], who is another massive leader.

“Working closely with Mark Schwarzer last year he named a few of the leaders who spoke to the gaffer and they seem to have all left this year. Maybe that’s where they missing on the field, they want someone to take control.

“It’s hard, at that level you need a couple – if not three or four leaders – to pull that team through.”

“John [Terry] used to pay for the scholarship players to have their driving licences and their tests and stuff,” revealed the 25-year-old.

“That’s great and things like that brought the academy closer to the first team. Until the back end of the first time Mourinho was there were a lot of English-based players.

“They were big-time players but we never really saw them that way. We saw them for their true colours when we got to train with them.”

Etheridge was a ball boy during his time at Stamford Bridge, and he admitted:

“I think I’ll be giving the ball boys some hand gestures to slow it down, we won’t want any more. Those are the things as a ball boy you might not understand when you start.”

On tonight’s game, he said:

don’t think they’ll want to come to us on a cold and windy Wednesday night, at a stadium that is a lot smaller than they are used to,’ says Etheridge. ‘We have a chance to win the way we are playing.

We are extremely together, we know each other. You give credit to Chelsea, they are a great club, but they are just 11 players.

‘I don’t think their team will be the one you see in the Premier League. It will be a bunch who haven’t played regularly together, so that will be in our favour.’

 

 

 

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