Capello won’t have much Cole patience

The Chelsea left-back has been sidelined since February after

breaking his ankle and is facing a race against time to be fit for

South Africa. He has been pencilled in to return for Chelsea’s home

game with Stoke on April 25 and he will do so with Capello’s words

ringing in his ears. “I know not all the players will be in the

same shape. Some will have played the whole season, some will have

played only half the season,” he told Four Four Two magazine. “If,

for example, Ashley Cole is only half-fit, that’s not enough. He

needs to play too. After three months of being injured he will need

games.” Capello went on to explain he is not a fan of playing

players out of position and that he plans to use specialists at the

World Cup. Working on a marking system out of 10, the Italian

concedes he has plenty of thinking to do before finalising his

squad. He added: “I think to myself: the value of this player is

10, another is nine, another is eight and a half. And I choose (the

players with the) most (points). “Everyone has different qualities.

For some positions, one characteristic is more important than the

other one. “It depends on the position, it depends on different

moments in the game, it depends on the opponents. “I prefer the

specialist. I think that 11 specialists win against 11 players who

can play in different positions. It is nice to see players who can

play in different positions though. There will be times when you

have to do this.”