Chelsea's Jose Mourinho promises Ashley Cole return

Manager Jose Mourinho says England left-back Ashley Cole will return to the Chelsea team in "one of" their next two Premier League games.

The former Arsenal defender "deserves to play" and has been very "professional", despite not playing since the Blues' 2-0 defeat at Newcastle on 2 November.

Spain's Cesar Azpilicueta has been preferred, but Cole could start when they travel to Sunderland on Wednesday or at Stoke on Saturday.

BBC Sport