Capello: Chelsea’s Cole not what he once was

England boss Fabio Capello admits he's disappointed with the form of Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole.
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England boss Fabio Capello admits he's disappointed with the form of Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole.

Cole has finally fought his way back into the Blues reckoning after sustaining a long term knee injury that kept him on the sidelines.

Cole played in yesterday’s 4-2 defeat by Manchester City at Stamford Bridge and was watched again by the England coach, who can hardly have been impressed by his performance.

Capello said: “Every game that Joe plays we either watch live in the stadium or view on television. But there are some problems for him.

“He’s not back like the player I remember.”

Cole, 28, has not been written off yet though for the finals in South Africa.

Capello added: “We have to wait. Possibly he will improve over the last two months.”