Football - Cole benched for Gunners clash

Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole is to return to the substitutes' bench at best for Monday's Premier League crunch clash at his former club Arsenal.

With Branislav Ivanovic available after serving a one-match ban, the Serbia defender will return at right-back, with Cesar Azpilicueta reverting to left-back and Cole dropping out of the side.

Captain John Terry will also return, but Michael Essien is banned after picking up a fifth yellow card of the season at Sunderland and his fellow midfielder Marco van Ginkel (knee) is a long-term absentee.