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Cole joined Chelsea from Arsenal in 2006
Cole joined Chelsea from Arsenal in 2006.

Left-back: Ashley Cole | Arsenal, Chelsea

There shouldn’t be much debate over this one.

Ashley Cole, who has represented England on 106 occasions since 2001, has been the Premier League’s best left-back, certainly since 2000 and possibly since its inception in 1992.

Now 33, Cole appears to be in the autumn of his career, but remains a first-class full-back.

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