Chelsea fullback Ashley Cole faces the England axe over his Twitter controversy. The Daily Mail says Cole will be charged by the FA for his offensive 'bunch of t***s' tweet and is set to be dropped for Friday's World Cup qualifier against San Marino.

FA officials discussed on Sunday night how to respond to Cole's Twitter reaction to the independent commission's report into the John Terry affair.

They have decided to slap him with a disrepute charge and a heavy fine is sure to follow. Manager Roy Hodgson is also likely to rest Cole for 'footballing reasons'.