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Ashley Cole won't get more game time from Jose Mourinho, because of the World Cup is coming

Ashley Cole won't be given more game time from Jose Mourinho simply because of the World Cup is coming.

Asley Cole Credit: Press Association

For the last decade the 33-year-old has often been described as the best left-back in the world. But he doesn't play much at Chelsea at the moment.

Cesar Azpilicueta Credit: Press Association

Cole has fallen behind Cesar Azpilicueta in the pecking order and hasn't started a Premier League game since 11 January.

Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta and Manchester City's Edin Dzeko (right) Credit: Press Association

When asked if he will be given games, Chelsea manager Mourinho said:

I don't know. I'm happy with the way Azpilicueta is performing.

Hull City's Jake Livermore (right) and Ashley Cole Credit: Press Association

Cole is out of contract at the end of the season and has been linked with a move away from Chelsea this summer.