Cole - It's good to be back

26 October 2009 07:47
// A bit of a hack but it works// The article snippet is wrapped onto a second line, even when #article-sub is emptyif( $("div#article-sub").children().length == 0 ) {$("div#article-sub").remove();} Chelsea playmaker Joe Cole has sounded his delight after his return to top form in Saturday's thrashing of Blackburn.[LNB] Having recovered from a serious knee injury suffered in January, the former West Ham star made his first league start and dazzled as Sam Allardyce's side were demolished 5-0 in West London.[LNB]Chelsea want Cole to become the latest player at Stamford Bridge to commit to a new long-term contract and if his form from the weekend continues that desire is likely to increase.[LNB]The 27-year-old produced a Man of the Match performance when playing at the advanced point of Carlo Ancelotti's diamond midfield and is now keen to make the position his own.[LNB]Cole, who is reportedly unwilling to put pen to paper until he is sure that he will be a first-team regular, said: "I'm not going to lie, the position suits me down to the ground. [LNB]Best position"If I was a manager, I would put myself in that position. I love it. The last time I really played there a lot was when I was at West Ham, and then I wasn't the player I am now. [LNB]"I am enjoying it. The position suits me down to the ground. I can give options to the team left, right and central. [LNB]"I will play anywhere, but obviously my best position is where I started my career in the youth team. [LNB]"Unfortunately I haven't played in a team that has played that system, so I have had to adjust my game and play off the left or off the right. I enjoy it in there. It's more natural for me to play there. [LNB]"But I'm not going to start saying, 'I want to be playing here, there and every week'. I'm just happy to be playing for Chelsea. [LNB]"My job is to help this club win something this year. The fact that the manager says he sees that as my best ­position is great. There are so many positive things at the moment for me to talk about."[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports


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