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Everton: Fans take part in Leighton Baines/Ashley Cole debate

Everton: Fans take part in Leighton Baines/Ashley Cole debate - Everton

Many Everton fans have been debating whether or not Leighton Baines was on the same level as England international regular Ashley Cole.

Cole, who has now retired from the game, had an astonishing career with success at both domestic and European level.

Starting his career with Arsenal, progressing through the club’s academy, Cole would go on to be come a key part of Arsene Wenger’s side, helping them to two Premier League titles and three FA Cup honours.

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Leaving the Gunners for rivals Chelsea, Cole would go on to have even more success, winning another league title and the Champions League in 2012.

With such success at domestic level, Cole would go on to be a regular for the England national side, making over 100 appearances for the Three Lions.

Who was the better left-back out of Leighton Baines and Ashley Cole?

Baines

Baines

Cole

Cole

Playing many times as a back-up to Cole was Everton defender Baines, who ended up making 30 appearances for his country.

Having spent the majority of his career at Goodison Park, Baines has had little title success compared to Cole, being a runner-up in the FA Cup of 2008/2009. That said he has been a more potent goal threat in his career, netting 43 club strikes compared to Cole’s 20.

Reacting to the debate thrown up by Twitter fan account @TheGwladysSt, fans of the Toffees reacted and below are just some of those responses gained:

Everton fans, was Baines better than Cole? Let us know your thoughts below…


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