Ashley Cole Gives His Chelsea Pre-Season Experience

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Chelsea have played four pre-season games so far, and the Blues have recorded two wins, one loss and one draw.

Chelsea’s first two pre-season games were in Ireland as the Blues played a 1-1 draw with Bohemians before beating St Patrick’s 4-0.

After Ireland, Chelsea travelled to Japan, and the Blues lost to Kawasaki Frontale 1-0 before beating Barcelona 2-1 on Tuesday.

Chelsea’s next pre-season fixture is back in England, and the Blues will be away to Reading to Madejski Stadium on Sunday.

Chelsea legend Ashley Cole has been part of the team in pre-season, playing an ambassadorial role for the club in pre-season.

Cole has now revealed how the players have been faring in pre-season.

“As a player I didn’t like pre-season at all but the lads have been working hard and look like they are enjoying themselves,” he told the official Chelsea website.

“When you’re a player you take a lot of things for granted so it’s been interesting to see the other side of things, from how the coaches prepare for sessions to what the club is doing off the pitch too. There’s a lot players don’t see, from things with the Foundation to sponsors events too and I’ve enjoyed meeting people.

“It’s always nice to see the fans here. It’s crazy they still even remember me and want my picture and autograph. When you finish, you think you’re done, but they’ve been great, and you see how much they love Chelsea.

“Working with the Foundation and kids is nice, it’s great to give these people a bit back. They love the club and it’s great we can help them and help football here. Many will never get the chance to see Stamford Bridge so if we can come here and make the difference then we should do.”

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