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Top 5: Joe Cole's finest Chelsea moments

Joe Cole has official moved on after six seasons of service - both good and indifferent - to Chelsea Football Club. I think it's only right we honor the man by taking a look at five of Joey's best moments in a Chelsea shirt.

On to the top five.

5. The debut goal
Joey opened his account for the Blues on 25 April against Newcastle. It was an excellent 1-2 with - who else - Sir Frank Lampard. A fantastic way to jumpstart your Chelsea career.

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Joey celebrates his first for the CFC

Video: Click here to see moving images of the goal (no embed code so)

4. Center stage in an epic
Joey was an immense figure in what I consider - for the most part - the greatest match I've ever seen involving Chelsea. Champions League first knockout round, 2005. Second leg v. Barcelona. At the Bridge. Final, Chelsea 4-2 Barcelona. It had it all, including a wonderful contribution from Cole. He skinned Gio to set up our second, then fed Duffer for the third. What. A. Game.

3. A flick of the heel
3 April 2010 at Old Trafford. This is a fine way to remember Joey. It just is.

2. 'Start the party now'
29 April 2006 v. Manchester United. 61st minute. Perhaps Joey's best-ever goal. Period. It certainly is, for me at least, his finest in the blue of Chelsea.

1. Player of the Year
Voted by the supporters as player of the year for the 2008 season. Perhaps not a deserved honor - Carvalho and Ballack come to mind - but it was nevertheless a great season for Joey. A Chelsea, and career, highlight no doubt.

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