Jose happy with Cole option
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is delighted to have Carlton Cole at his disposal.Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is delighted to have striker Carlton Cole at his disposal with Didier Drogba away participating in the African Cup of Nations.
Cole was given a rare start in Chelsea's slender win over Huddersfield Town in the FA Cup and netted his first goal of the season in the 2-1 success.
Mourinho admitted Cole tired as the game wore on, but was delighted with his ability to hold up the ball and his 12th minute goal.
"I am happy with him, especially now without Drogba. It is good to know we have in him another option," Mourinho said to Chelsea TV.
"Until the 70th minute, when he started to get a little heavy-legged, he fought, he held the ball and had scored a goal."
With Drogba likely to be playing for Ivory Coast until the end of the month, Cole could find himself playing in The Blues' upcoming games against Sunderland and Charlton.