London, Mar. 5 (ANI): Amid reports over love-cheat Ashley Cole's bizarre behaviour following his break up from wife Cheryl, Chelsea chief Roman Abramovich has sent a psychologist to check whether the 29-year-old England left-back was in sound mental state.
Cole, who is recovering from a broken ankle at a clinic in France, has been wracked by grief after betrayed wife Cheryl ditched him over his flings and sex texts.
According to The Sun, Cole had appeared miserable since arriving at the clinic more than a week ago - and had gone days without shaving.
But after being told Chelsea were sending the psychologist to assess him, Cole promptly cut off his beard and trimmed his hair to give a good impression.
"He desperately wanted to look good for the psychologist. He knew the results would go straight back to the top and he wanted them to be positive," the paper quoted a source close to Cole, as saying.
The psychologist arrived at the Centre Europeen Reeducation Sportif (CERS) facility near Biarritz on Wednesday and had lunch with Cole and Blues team-mate Michael Essien, who is there for treatment on his knee.
"The day the psychologist arrived at the clinic, Ashley was in a completely different frame of mind. He had smartened himself up and was trying to be serious and sensible. It wasn't the Ashley we've been used to - he was clearly worried about something," the source said.
A Chelsea spokesman confirmed a psychologist had flown out to assess Cole.
"It is a very normal procedure. We have a duty of care to all our players and we regularly send members of our medical team to help them get fit, especially those undergoing long-term treatment," he said. (ANI)