Could Chelsea regret Cole release?

Joe Cole has the perfect opportunity to prove Carlo Ancelotti wrong as he looks the play a significant part in this month’s World Cup Finals. The midfielder was released by Chelsea this week and will be keen to show the club what they are missing when he pulls on an England shirt.

At 28-years-old, Cole should be at the peak of his career and for this reason it is probably good for him to move on from Chelsea where he wasn’t getting a regular starting berth. This doesn’t mean he can’t make Ancelotti regret his decision by influencing England World Cup betting though.

Cole should be thinking only about England right now. He should be thinking that if he can put in a few sparkling performances for his country, not only will it guarantee him a move to a big European club, but it will force the Chelsea boss into answering a couple of awkward questions.

There is every possibility that Cole will move to one of Chelsea’s biggest rivals too. Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United are all reportedly interested and this shows how highly thought of Cole is despite what have been a disappointing couple of years for him personally at Stamford Bridge.

After not playing to much for England of late and being released by his club side, those who bet on World cup football still believe that Cole will start against USA in England’s World Cup opener on Saturday. This is because Fabio Capello knows how special he is as a player and how passionate he is to do well for his country.

It certainly looks like being an interesting few weeks for the former West Ham man. Regardless of how much of an impact he makes for England though, he is almost guaranteed to walk into a club of extremely high calibre. Something which could leave Ancelotti and Chelsea feeling rather regretful.

8 Responses to “Could Chelsea regret Cole release?”

  1. It will be interesting to see which club match or better his wage demands – £100,000? Chelsea offered him £90,000 apparently.

    As for regrets I think Chelsea will regret selling Miroslav Stoch more to be honest.

  2. Why would Carlo regret anything? he has done the historic in his first season at club. He repeatedly said that he wanted Joe to stay but that finances where in the way.

    The person who will regret it the most will be Joe himself, he is good no doubt, be he isn’t that good! he won’t change Arsenal from also rans to champions, and the way Arsenal are doing business they will probably lose Ces and maybe even Arshavin, so to me at least their not going to be title contenders next season, maybe if Wenger spends money on quality players they will, but who cares if Joe left if we manage the treble next season?

    its Football, things like this happen and for me Cole had to go, the team needs to reshape its wage structure, and I’m sorry but I do believe Carlo gave him as much opportunity as all of us could bare during the season, he wasn’t really lighting up the place. To start him again Manu?! come on how can he go and say that there was no belief in him.

    We are losing a quality player, but Joe is leaving the champions.

  3. ya ancelotti gave him enough chances. I guess he tried a bit too hard at times. Hez an amazing player, but every club takes big decisions. Chelsea cannot become a retirement paradise for players like AC milan. I guess its a way forward even if joe comes back to haunt us. He has 2-3 yrs max in him. Hez injury prone as well. Am nt complaining , hez given his maximum contribution. Times need to change. Terry, drogba, Lampard deserve the 130k+ salary. They perform week in week out. Look at essien, without a doubt hez 100 times better than cole on 90k. dat says it all. Chelsea are restructuring the wage bill, it a move in the right direction. Gourlay is way better than our ex CEO. Hes the perfect person to make us break even. And as for STOCH……..To every 1…….
    Hey guys, Stoch was an amazing talent who had a year left in his contract demanding a staring 11 spot. Hez talented but not gud enough to be a starter for chelsea. It was better to sell him than let him go for free. am sure Chelsea might have inserted a sell on clause. we have many promising youngsters. every1 cannot become a first team player. To me kakuta and bruma will make it big. and then on a few mwmbers from the youth team will get through. Ancelotti is a gr8 manager. Let him do his things. he never complains. he makes gud use of what hez got. He should be appreciated for that. and remember none of the signings were his own. Give him time. he’ll be like wat fergie is to manu. Chelsea all the way…

  4. I think you should post more often. At least a post a day. I also believe you should interact with your respondents. It will give you inspiration.

  5. whilst i love Joe for his time at Chelsea, there is usually a reason why managers don’t pick a player to start or even play. now that a succession of managers have been unconvinced by Joe’s performances shouldn’t people be questioning that angle rather than the club making a mistake in letting him go?
    there’s no smoke without fire.
    i wish Joe all the best, and hope he does well, just not when playing against us.

  6. To be honest, getting rid of joe is a terrible idea. He was player of the season the year chelsea first won the championship and players player the second. You just have to show a bit of loyalty to the man who has bought great things to the club. If chelsea want ot be more then just a club, i personally think keeping him for a few more years alongside ashley, frank and john is essential. I perosnally think he COULD be inducted onto the wall of fame for CFC, if given the chance.

  7. Why do Joe go to Arsenal?fuck!

  8. Morad – thanks for that. I do usually post everyday although Im reviewing Portugal’s World Cup campaign for the Telegraph (keep your eye out for the posts on here) so I’ve had to give a bit of time to that as well.
    Back to all things Chelsea soon though!