Chelsea fullback Ashley Cole desperate for Joe to make World Cup

Chelsea fullback Ashley Cole is desperate for teammate Joe Cole to make England's World Cup squad.

Chelsea fullback Ashley Cole is desperate for teammate Joe Cole to make England's World Cup squad.

The 28-year-old Blues midfielder will now be desperate to impress Fabio Capello on Sunday and his namesake, Ashley, is urging the England coach to take his team-mate to the World Cup.

He said: “To be around Joe, he is a great guy, he is funny and always making jokes. But he is one of the hardest trainers I have ever seen.

“He seems to think if he doesn't play he has to train harder which is brilliant from him and all the [Chelsea] players are pleased he is in the provisional 30.

“I think he has started to find his feet again now. Of course he came back from a major injury and was out for a long time but he is very fit and is looking very sharp. Hopefully all the Chelsea players will be on the plane to South Africa together.”

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