Before yesterday's 1-1 draw with Southend, Cole told chelseafc.com: "I would just like to win it again, it's a great trophy, a major trophy. It will be nice come the end of May, it's the last game of the season this year too, after even the Champions League Final, and it will be nice to win. It's a brilliant day out and being an FA Cup winner is a brilliant thing to put on your CV,' he smiled, before considering life as a fan.
"I went to both Cup finals in 1994 and 1997, I remember them very well and they were big days out for me, they were blinding. The first one was very disappointing, but that's the whole thing about being a Chelsea supporter, there are ups and downs along the way, so those two days summed it up."