Ashley Cole of Chelsea out injured – misses Wolves clash

Left back Ashley Cole is probably out for weeks as he aggravated an injury – a depressed fracture of the tibia – in the match against Manchester United, Sunday.

Cole has been one of the most consistent players in the top-of-the-league team this season and it is a great loss for them. It doesn’t look as if they have a natural replacement for him either, as Zhirkov is back from injury but not match fit yet.

It will probably be Paulo Ferreiera, the Portuguese predominant right back who will fill in for Cole against Wolves. At least that’s an early informed guess from me. He is a Portugal international, but has been long term injured and not been able to get into the Chelsea team since.

For England this can mean that Kieran Gibbs, the young left back who played well against Wolvess for Arsenal Saturday, will get a good chance to establish himself in the national side.

Paulo Ferreira – substitute for Ashley Cole against Wolves?


~ by paddytheflea on November 10, 2009.

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