Chelsea fullback Ashley Cole had to learn from Saturday's press that he was out of the Carling Cup final team.

The Sun says Cole turned up at training on Saturday morning, having already read in the morning newspaper that he was dropped.

It is understood he went to the manager to ask if it was true.

Grant confirmed it, leaving the defender angry. He failed to turn up at the team hotel and was dropped from the 16-man squad, although he did attend the game.