Ashley Cole’s future remains in doubt, even after a handful of excellent performances at the tail end of last season. Mourinho was quick to applaud Cole for his displays against Atletico Madrid and Liverpool last season, with a hint that the left-back may have a future at the club beyond this summer. But Cesar Azpilicueta has been fantastic all season, while Atletico’s Filipe Luis has emerged as a top target for the club. Simply there would be little requirement for Cole in the future, even with the experience he offers. The former England international is said to have a lot of interest from England and Europe, so even with a departure from Chelsea this summer, he still has a lot to offer before retiring to the MLS.