Chelsea playmaker Cole: My best years ahead of me

Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole believes he is entering the peak years of his career.

Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole believes he is entering the peak years of his career.

Cole, 28, is a free agent at the end of the season and he has yet to sign a new deal at Stamford Bridge, with title rivals Manchester United said to be watching developments with interest.

He said: “I’m happy at Chelsea — my main concern is just winning games.

“I can’t wait to see what happens [regarding the contract talks] but I just need to keep on playing well.

“My best years are going to be my next four years. I don’t rely on pace — I keep myself fit and look after myself so these next few years will be my best.”