Chelsea news keeps getting better as Joe Cole returns to training

Joe Cole will return to full-scale training at Chelsea next week.

Joe Cole will return to full-scale training at Chelsea next week.

Cole, 27, has not played since rupturing cruciate ligaments in an FA Cup tie at Southend in January. He suffered a setback in pre-season and needed another small operation but is now ready to fight for a place in Carlo Ancelotti's team.

Cole's team-mate Paulo Ferreira, who injured cruciate ligaments in training in February, also expects to return to training next week.