Chelsea legend Joe Cole reveals the best player he ever faced

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Chelsea legend and Stamford Bridge favourite Joe Cole has revealed the best player he faced during his illustrious playing career.

According to Joe Cole, Chelsea legendary left-back Ashley Cole is the best player he ever faced.

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“When I think about the best player that I played against, it’s actually a player that I played with and loved playing with, and it’s Ashley Cole,” Joe Cole told Chelsea’s official Twitter channel.

“Ashley was such a nightmare to play against, because defensively he had such great instincts.

“He would read your mind. If you were going to try and get in behind, he would get on your toes and take away that space. When you took a touch and think that you had got time to turn, he would be right on top of you.

“The defensive side of his game was outstanding. Also, he would constantly run forward. The timing of his runs were impeccable; he would always give the player on the ball an option.

“He was a remarkable player, had a great Chelsea career and we were proud to have him, but I hated playing against him. What a player.”

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