Joe Cole bandwagon rolls on

By Paul Lagan
Last updated : 09 January 2009

Joe Cole is wanted by Spurs according to press reports in London.
Hot on the heels of yesterday's Chelsea-Mad's almost fanciful notion that our Joe could be swapped for Carlos Tevez, it appears Joe and Chelsea could be considering parting company.
To be fair to Joe, he has constantly stated he is happy at the Bridge, but having only completed one 90 minute league game this season (Ironically against Sunday's opponent's Manchester United) Joe could be forgiven to think that Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari just does not rate him.
Cole produced his most influential performances under the guidance of Jose Mourinho but not before Mourinho publicly criticised the England midfielder.
Now it seems Joe is one of the first people to be subbed and he cannot be happy about it.
Recent substitutions, notably Cole and Michael Ballack has, according to a club source caused several heated exchanges of words in the Chelsea changing room.
Scolari has stated that all is well in the camp and that the players love him so that puts pay to that idea then, eh?
Chelsea have to win on Sunday against United who have two games in hand over the Blues.
They must keep in contact with leaders Liverpool - three points ahead and possibly six points ahead before the titanic clash at Old Trafford if they defeat Stoke City.
Chelsea face away ties against Liverpool and Aston Villa in the coming weeks.
They have dropped four points in their past two away games having won their previous eight.

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