Chelsea's Cole enjoying Kuyt rivalry

Chelsea fullback Ashley Cole has enjoyed his personal showdowns with Liverpool attacker Dirk Kuyt this season.

Chelsea fullback Ashley Cole has enjoyed his personal showdowns with Liverpool attacker Dirk Kuyt this season.

Reflecting on last week's Champions League victory at Anfield, Cole said: "He is hard because, when he goes inside, I have to trust our winger to stay with their right-back.

"I can't go tight on him because, if I do, and they play a one-two, I am out of position.

"He is always moving into the hole behind the striker but, when I have Michael Essien behind me covering inside, it does make it easier.

"Of course he did the back-heel for their goal but I have certainly enjoyed playing against him this year. I can't remember him contributing too much.

"It is good to play against players like that; this is a great league and I think he must be one of their best players."

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