Why it's time for Fabio Capello to replace Ashley Cole with Leighton Baines

Ashley Cole has been the best left back in the world for many years.

But amid Chelsea's many problems, his lack of form has been alarming. I'm a huge fan of his tenacity, defending, ability to get forward and tackle the best wingers in the world.

However, if players are judged on form, then Fabio Capello should pick Leighton Baines ahead of Cole in the build-up to the Euros. And I never thought I'd say that.

Baines is a terrific defender, excellent left back and superb crosser of the ball. In fact, he can often be Everton's best attacking player.


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