Cole said: "I watch Didier Drogba and Bolton's Kevin Davies, he's one of the greatest in the Premier League at holding up the ball. I watch Zlatan Ibrahimovic, too. They are similar to me, big players who cause defenders a lot of problems.
"I talk to Didier a lot and he feels I can progress even further. I talk to Carew, too, because he is a striker who has scored a lot of goals everywhere.
"I've scored a few more goals than in previous seasons. I've worked on my game by looking at those DVDs at how other players play. It has been a lot of hard work away from the field as well as on it."