Ashley Cole Surprised by Conte’s 3-4-3 Transformation of Chelsea

Former Chelsea defender Ashley Cole says that he was sceptical about how the 3-4-3 formation of Antonio Conte would work with the blues.


The former Juventus manager was appointed as the permanent replacement for Jose Mourinho in the summer. He was widely expected to bring the 3-4-3 system to English football once again. It was a preferred choice for managers a few decades ago, but it has been replaced by several formations since then. Conte did not prefer the system early on in his managerial career, but a famous victory over Walter Mazzarri’s Napoli led him to believe in the system more than anything else.

Cristiano Ronaldo Rates Ashley Cole as the Best Left Back

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has named Ashley Cole as the toughest opponent he has faced in his career.


It comes as a major praise for the former England international, who is now approaching the end of his career. Regarded as one of the world’s greatest left backs of the last couple of decades,Cole seemed like an Arsenal player through and through before his shock move to Chelsea in 2006. However, this enabled him to experience some of the biggest successes in world football after he lifted the FA Cup numerous times and the Champions League title too.

ASHLEY COLE AMONG ENGLAND TOP INTERNATIONALS

Former Chelsea defender Ashley Cole has been named among the best Three Lions players


Cole holds the record for most capped English full back, and his record of playing in three World Cups and two European Championships sets him apart from others. However, he holds the record for the player with most caps without goals by an outfield player.
Cole, admittedly, has never really been a fans’ favourite in an England shirt despite coaches and pundits easily naming him as England’s best left back in history.

Cole wants to return to Chelsea

Former Chelsea player Ashley Cole said that he wants to go back to Chelsea as a scout when his playing career is over.


This will cause an uproar among Arsenal fans who were expecting at least the player to move to another club rather than to their fierce rivals again. They are still disappointed by the way Cole left them for Chelsea and will not really appreciate the fact that he will be returning to Chelsea.

MLS DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE FINES ASHLEY COLE

The disciplinary committee of the Major League Soccer has fined Ashley Cole for not leaving the pitch in time after seeing a red card in the game against San Jose which ended in a 1-1 draw.


Cole had received two yellow cards in a minute in the game which summed up to his sending off but he failed to leave on time provoking punishment from the committee.

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