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Cole to return for City clash

25 October 2013 15:27

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that defender Ashley Cole will return for the visit of Manchester City on Sunday.

Cole has not featured since October 6, when he suffered a rib injury in a 3-1 win at Norwich City.

But Mourinho confirmed that the England international is poised to make his comeback against Manuel Pellegrini's men in a game that could have a large bearing on the race for the Premier League title.

Chelsea are unbeaten in their last seven matches in all competitions, with strikers Samuel Eto'o and Fernando Torres each finding the net scoring in victories over Cardiff City and Schalke respectively.

And Mourinho is quick to praise the duo for their recent showings.

"I'm happy with all the strikers," Mourinho said.

"They were not scoring goals but they were working really hard and doing a good job for the team.

"There are different ways of contributing. Sometimes scoring goals, which is the most important thing of course.

"Last week was a positive week for Samuel and Fernando because they scored goals."

The Portuguese was fined £8,000 by the Football Association on Thursday for complaining to the fourth official about time-wasting during the 4-1 win against Cardiff.

Mourinho was sent to the stands for his vehement protests and, although the 50-year-old still disagrees with his dismissal, he has no issue with the punishment.

"The referee wrote the truth. He was correct and honest," he added.

"I am still convinced I shouldn't be sent off, but that's okay."

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Competition
Premier League
Date
27 October 2013
Game week
9
Kick-off
17:00
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
2 - 1
Venue
Stamford Bridge (London)
Attendance
41495

Goals

A. Schürrle 33'
(assist by Fernando Torres) 
1 - 0
1 - 1
49' S. Agüero
 (assist by S. Nasri)
2 - 1

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
3
26
24
2
8 22'
7 52'
17
11
9 90'
14 33'
Coach: José Mourinho
# Player Bookings
1
26
22
5 27'
33 31'
8
14 60'
21
42
25
16 49'
Coach: M. Pellegrini

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
12
22
29
4
23
28
10
# Player Bookings
15
13
9
2
7
10
30

Friday 31 October

22:25
21:04
21:02
20:04
19:49
19:46
19:28
18:46
18:44
18:23
18:10
17:45
17:41
17:25
17:17
17:14
17:05
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16:28
16:01
15:57
15:56
15:01
14:19
14:17
14:05
14:04
13:48
13:33
13:29
13:24
13:15
12:41
12:32
12:16
12:12
11:41
11:19
11:06
10:57
10:50
10:35
09:20
08:40
07:33
06:43
05:50
05:20
04:45
03:58
03:51
03:29
01:32

Thursday 30 October

22:44
22:34
19:59
19:31
19:20
19:07
18:50
18:31
18:28
18:11
18:10
18:07
18:05
17:33
17:18
17:12
17:02
17:00
16:19
16:02
16:02
15:45
15:30
15:12
13:53
13:30
13:01
12:44
12:40
12:37
12:23
12:16
12:09
12:08
12:00
11:54
11:48
11:45
11:39
11:33
11:30
11:17
11:00
10:04
09:58
09:47
09:39
06:03
05:44
04:52
04:45
04:37
03:57
03:34
02:53
02:51
02:03
01:43
00:35
00:18
00:17
00:09
00:04
00:00
00:00

Wednesday 29 October

23:52
23:31
23:00
22:59
22:54
22:49
22:47
22:39
22:25
21:51
20:50
20:32
20:27
19:29
19:14
18:18
17:58
17:49
17:40
17:23
16:46
16:30
15:25
14:50
14:15
14:04
13:20
13:04
12:36
12:22
11:08
11:05
10:39
10:35
09:31
06:45
05:05
03:04
01:31
01:31
00:09
00:03

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 9 +15 23
2 9 +15 19
3 9 +9 17
4 9 +5 16
5 9 +4 14
6 9 +3 14
7 9 +1 14
8 9 +3 13
9 9 +2 12
10 9 +0 11
11 9 -2 11
12 9 -2 11
13 9 -1 10
14 9 -5 10
15 9 -10 10
16 9 -3 9
17 9 -4 9
18 9 -9 8
19 9 -10 7
20 9 -11 4

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