Joe Cole part of Carlo plans

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti says Joe Cole has a vital role to play for the Blues in 2009/10. The 27-year-old has not featured for the club since sustaining knee ligament damage against Southend United in last season’s FA Cup, and only managed 19 games in an injury-ridden campaign. A change of formation under new manager Ancelotti has ignited speculation surrounding the England international’s place in the side. However, the former AC Milan coach insists Cole remains a big part of his plans. "I like football so know everything about Joe Cole," he said. "I know all about the top players. He's perfect to play behind the strikers and has the maturity. "He's very good at playing in a small space and is a good dribbler. I will wait until he's recovered from injury and then try him." NEWS: Joe Cole suffers knee setback CHELSEA FANS! Check’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Kerry Dixon, Guus Hiddink One on One Gianfranco Zola, Nicolas Anelka Boy's A Bit Special  Michael Mancienne, Scott Sinclair Perfect XI Ruud Gullit, Marcel Desailly Celebrity fans Vidal Sassoon And Another Thing Being a Big Four fan Plus! Ruud Gullit on Weekend Wonders and Chelsea on Talentspotter