Cole praises Chelsea plans

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Chelsea's man-of-match at White Hart Lane Ashley Cole was content with his side's draw with Tottenham Hotspur.

Cole helped set up Daniel Sturridge's equaliser in the London derby, after Emmanuel Adebayor had handed the hosts an early lead.

The 31-year-old said afterwards he was happy with the point.

"When you come to places like this it's always going to be tough," Cole said. "'Tottenham have been playing very well and are on a good run of results so we knew it would be tough coming here but we set out a game plan at the start and got back into the game, scoring a great goal with Daniel Sturridge.

On the goal, Cole added: "I spoke to [referee] Howard Webb and said it did hit my arm but knew nothing of it. "You have to carry on until the whistle and I just hit the ball across the goal and Studger got the finish.

"The same happened I think with Assou-Ekotto in the box and the ref said the same, so we're not going to complain because these things happen."

The draw leaves Andre Villas-Boas' side 11 points off leaders Manchester City in the race for the title, but Cole believes his side are still in the hunt.

"Of course the Manchester teams are doing well, Man City are playing amazing football as are Man U, so it could be any one from five.

"We've got to keep going now, this was a tough place to come and we're happy with a point. There are five teams who still have a chance and we have to hope the top teams slip up. At the moment it's anyone's league but Man City are playing very well."

Ashley Cole
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