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Baines stats have crapped all over Cole’s for three seasons now.
We all know how the England selection policy works though and if he had signed for Man U in the summer Cole would have probably played his last game for England.
Think that’s a tad unfair. As much as I can’t stand Cole and as much as I like Baines, I don’t think there is too much to call between them.
Baines has probably got the edge going forward and Cole is slightly better at defending. I’d be happy with either of them to be honest. I think most people prefer Baines because they simply don’t like Cole as a persontwat rather than really and truly think he is a poor footballer[/quote]
Posted that a few months ago.
While I cant guarantee the accuracy it does show Baines to be better defensively, far superior from an attacking point of view and surprisingly much better in the air!
I think Chelsea are defensively superior to Everton as a team as well which should aid Cole.
Personally I think Baines attributes would be best suited to our LWB position.
Get it done Martinez