Cole defiant: I'm Chelsea through and through
"I had the captain's armband for 50 minutes against Aston Villa and that was a proud day. I supported the club, I was a ballboy here, I played for them and came through tough times at the start and made myself an important player. I was very proud to wear the armband.
"I do feel, sometimes, if you're the only Englishman out there, you have a connection with the fans. I've been one of them and I know what it's all about.
"There is a soul here and it riles me when people talk about Chelsea buying the League. I've never seen a pound note score a goal."