Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole's World Cup dream is in the hands of Carlo Ancelotti's team selection today against Manchester City.

England coach Fabio Capello will hope to assess Cole ahead of naming his squad for the match with Egypt.

The Italian plans to choose between Cole and City's Shaun Wright-Phillips for the Wembley friendly in midweek.

And if the Blues midfielder finds himself on the bench again, he may miss out on another chance to show Capello what he can do.