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Ashley Cole deserves left-back spot

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Jose Mourinho has always been known for his snap decisions, especially since he rejoined as Chelsea boss this summer.

Juan Mata's situation has hit the headlines, as well as David Luiz's newly developed role in the Chelsea squad, although most recently it is Ashley Cole being dropped from the team.

Cole has most recently been replaced by Cesar Azpilicueta, with the Spanish right-back forced to adapt to Cole's left-back role.

But surely this is the wrong decision? You would think that Ashley Cole is a lot better than Cesar Azpilicueta.

Cole is a lot more experienced than Azpilicueta, he's been at the club since 2006, with the Spaniard only being signed in 2012 from Marseille. 

Both players are very attacking, but I'd say personally that the England star is a lot better at getting back and getting a block in, especially if the opposition are on the break.

Azpilicueta is probably the better attacker, but Cole is better at defending. I know they have both played a different amount of games, but Cole has kept seven clean sheets whilst Azpilicueta has kept four.

The former Arsenal man is a trusted international for England with over 100 caps, whereas Azpilicueta has barely played for Spain. Surely this experience should count in the running, Cole has played 331 games for Chelsea over the years, with Azpilicueta playing just 69. 

It's strange really, Cole used to rule the roost for Chelsea, with Azpilicueta not even getting a look in, but now it is the other way round. I don't see why Mourinho keeps getting it wrong.

Now I'm not saying that Azpilicueta is bad, don't get me wrong I think he makes a great right-back, however I'm saying he shouldn't be allowed to replace Cole.

Feel free to disagree, but personally I don't understand it.

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