Boss Jose Mourinho was keen to use two wingers at every opportunity during his first two seasons in charge of the Blues before injuries forced a rethink last term as they lost their Premier League crown to Manchester United.
But the recent arrival of Florent Malouda from Lyon will seemingly herald a return to the formation that brought so much success to Stamford Bridge.
And a fit-again Cole is relishing the potential tactical switch.
"I think when we play with wingers we are a better side. I think that's plain to see," he said. "The way it felt last season, I was injured for most of the season and so was Robben so we had to change the system.
"But this year we've got strength in that area and we've got the chance to use wingers so I'm sure we will.
"We want to win games and if the manager thinks that by playing two wingers we're going to win some games then I'm sure we'll do that."
With even more competition for places in Chelsea's crowded midfield after the summer arrivals of Malouda and Steve Sidwell, the 25-year-old is banking on his versatility to give him an edge in the battle for a starting berth.
"This year there's a lot of competition for places and obviously you want to be the one who gets the shirt," he added.
"I enjoy playing wide right and trying to get crosses in to strikers but I enjoy playing in the middle and I like to think I can do both.
"So I've got some strings to my bow and more options to get picked."
Cole, meanwhile, insists it will be business as usual for Chelsea when they take on David Beckham's Los Angeles Galaxy in California on Saturday night.
The friendly at the Home Depot Center in Carson has been sold out for weeks as west coast soccer fans count down the hours to the midfielder's possible debut in a Galaxy shirt following his move from Real Madrid.
The game represents a chance for Beckham to make his high-profile bow against an English side littered with international team-mates and Cole, who played the first half of Chelsea's friendly win over Suwon Bluewings at the Home Depot Center on Tuesday night, is not getting carried away by the hype surrounding the clash
"It's going to be a special occasion. The eyes of the world will be on the game, but for us it's just another game in pre-season," he added
"I'm sure it's special for Becks because it's David's new team and a new part of his life but for us it's another game and another step closer to the start of the season.
"For him it's a big occasion, it is any time you start at a new club, but especially with something that's so different and a bit special like this.
"It's special for these people, the Galaxy fans but for us it's another friendly and a chance for us to get some match fitness."
Having lost a large chunk of last season to injury, Cole insists he is now fully
"I'm looking forward to the season. It's the first time I've felt 100 per cent fit for over a year now.
"We've had about 11 training sessions including games, two 45 minutes and I've felt quite good out there but by the time the season starts we'll be firing on all cylinders. We're having a good long pre-season this year."