Chelsea boss Roberto di Matteo isn't looking to ban his players from Twitter.

Ashley Cole is in hot water over a Twitter outburst last week.

But Di Matteo is not in favour of banning his players from using Twitter.

"I'm in favour of social-media entities," he said. "They just have to be used sensibly.

"But I'm not against it. It's in the world we live in and, as long as it's used with responsibility, I think it's a good way to communicate."

Cole was also not the first Chelsea player to fall foul of the club's social-media policy.

Di Matteo added: "If they breach a rule that we have, there are going to be some consequences.

"We have rules, and if they break them then there is a consequence."