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Roy Hodgson is pleased to have the experienced Ashley Cole in his team for the match against Ukraine

Ashley Cole retires: His top-five matches for the Three Lions after he is left out of England World Cup squad

Cole has brought the curtain down on an excellent 107-cap career with his country after Roy Hodgson left him out of his World Cup squad

Ashley Cole is only a 'potential' left-back for England according to manager Roy Hodgson

England World Cup squad: 'Like me or not, it hurts to stop playing for my country', says Ashley Cole as he retires

Cole announced on Twitter that he had received the dreaded phone call from England manager Roy Hodgson to inform him he will not go to the World Cup

Ashley Cole has announced his decision to retire from international football

England World Cup squad: Ashley Cole axe was 'one of the hardest decisions', says Roy Hodgson

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Bellamy had opened the scoring for Cardiff but two goals in four minutes from Schurrle and Torres see Chelsea sign off with win

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Cardiff v Chelsea: Eden Hazard hopes 'next season will be better' as Chelsea winger targets final victory for fans

The Blues have seen their challenge for the Premier League and Champions League end in recent weeks and Hazard is targeting better fortunes next term

Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard and John Terry could all leave Chelsea this summer

Cardiff v Chelsea: Jose Mourinho set to report to Chelsea's hierarchy as decisions over John Terry, Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole come into focus

All three Englishman are out of contract at the end of the season with both Terry and Lampard doubts for what could be their final match for the Blues

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Cardiff v Chelsea: Frank Lampard could miss Chelsea swansong as midfielder laid up in bed with illness

Jose Mourinho reveals Lampard is unlikely to be in a fit state to 'travel of play' Sunday's fixture the last before his contract expires

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Mourinho lost his temper as well as the match

Cardiff v Chelsea: Jose Mourinho makes bizarre revelation that first ever home league defeat is his highlight of his Chelsea return

Sunderland's 2-1 victory at Stamford Bridge ended Mourinho's 77-match unbeaten home league record, with the Portuguese manager fined £10,000 for his post-match comments

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Chelsea transfer news: Tottenham's Paulinho seeking reported move to Chelsea after World Cup

Midfielder is believed to be keen on a White Hart Lane exit with Chelsea keeping an eye on the Brazilian at this summer's showpiece tournament in Brazil

Steven Gerrard is left frustrated after Liverpool's defeat to title rivals Chelsea

Premier League title race: Steven Gerrard makes joke about slip against Chelsea during Liverpool awards bash

Gerrard's error allowed Demba Ba to score in their clash at Anfield that looks to have cost the Reds dear in the hunt for the Premier League title

Mourinho lost his temper as well as the match

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho hit with £10,000 fine for sarcastic comments after Sunderland defeat

Mourinho made comments aimed at referee Mike Dean and referee's chief Mike Riley following the 2-1 loss to Sunderland

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