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27 Mar 2019 23:42:09
Ed002, you've mentioned Chelsea expect to move Pedro on this summer. Is a move to Spain back on the cards? Or is he likely to wind down his career in America/ China or somewhere like that?
Whatever happens, I wish him well. Consumate professional, massively underrated and a huge part of the the title under Conte and FA Cup triumph last year.

{Ed002's Note - Nothing is “on the cards”.}

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28 Mar 2019 06:07:43
You forgot to add that his (Pedro) trophy cabinet is bigger than the Empire State building. Top intelligent player that's very dangerous in front of goal. I love the guy, he gives his all.

27 Mar 2019 17:26:46
Ed do chelsea still have any interest in chiesa? As we did before and still being linked, would be a very good hazard replacement imo thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Chelsea already have agreed the move of a RW.}

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27 Mar 2019 17:43:32
if hazard and pedro left, like is most likely to happen, who would be our fourth winger? Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Itold you what the club are planning and you simply don’t get it at all. I am wasting my time even bothering with your posts.}

27 Mar 2019 18:19:20
Dazza - please read the previous posts or you’ll spoil this for the rest of us!

27 Mar 2019 18:27:00
I see, i will, i apologize.

27 Mar 2019 19:04:27
Cheers Dazza 😀.

27 Mar 2019 21:31:59
Pedro is leaving and hopefully CHO will stay. I expect Hazard to leave so that leaves us with 3 wingers. Hopefully we move for Chiesa or Bailey.

28 Mar 2019 03:02:57
Dazza, Ed002 already said he will do a write-up in April. Why are you still pestering him with transfer updates again and again?

27 Mar 2019 23:02:23
Ed. I understand that you say that the club will try to use CHO next season and have signed Pulisic, so if the sales mentioned were to happen we would be left with CHo, Pulisic and Willian. I find it commendable that the club will put so much faith in CHO and the idea of having him so clearly in the first team is a very exciting prospect for the team as far as I am concerned. I do wonder however, what is the club’s contingency if we do go into the season with just those three players and one of them (hopefully not! ) goes down with a long term injury. Is there another youngster or player already at the club that would be used as emergency cover?

Thanks Ed.

{Ed002's Note - The club, like all clubs, do not buy players to cover for long term injuries that haven’t happened.}

28 Mar 2019 06:15:48
An option could be using Emerson or RLC as a winger, which Sarri has done at times this season. Barkley also played a winger last season under Conte those few games that he played! Also I think Reece James is able to play almost every position on the field? If so, he might be able to play right winger if he's with us next season.

28 Mar 2019 06:20:57
Hi guys, I still feel that Chelsea won't go into the new season with only three wingers (not unless the club the club wants to play a formation that uses only one or two wingers) . Let's be patient guys, all will be fine.

28 Mar 2019 11:43:07
A change of formation is always possible. Plus Ruben and Barkles could cover on the wings as well in worst case.

We'll be fine :)

28 Mar 2019 12:31:10
From a lot of the posts, I think a lot of us are assuming that Hazard will definitely be gone by summer. Who knows if he might just do what Griezmann did at Athletico Madrid.

23 Mar 2019 13:48:35
Ed any chance could ask what midfielders we are looking at thanks alot.

{Ed002's Note - It will depend on several factors, such as anyone leaving, but the serious interest was in Zaniolo and that won't be happening.}

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23 Mar 2019 15:30:30
Aah that's a shame, any other names were looking at that you can give? Appreciate it.

{Ed002's Note - Who are you expecting to be replaced?}

23 Mar 2019 16:33:16
Maybe the person that's requesting for Zaniolo won't be with the club next season?

{Ed002's Note - He certainly will.}

23 Mar 2019 16:40:51
Ed002; please what has caused Zaniolo- not happening, is it the ban?

{Ed002's Note - No, it is unrelated to the ban. There is no point going in to reasons.}

23 Mar 2019 17:43:03
jorginho, barkley, loftus cheek, kante, kovacic, drinkwater are the cms at the moment

Kovacic not signed yet, drinkwater pretty sure won't be in the squad next season, maybe barkley could be sold

So guessing we will need at least one midfirlder next season

Also ed what cbs are we looking at thanks.

{Ed002's Note - To replace Drink water who hasn’t played, or to move ion the youngsters?)

23 Mar 2019 19:42:10
I suppose we could do with someone to replace Kovacic. Unless we buy him in the summer of course.

Jorginho, Kante and Ruben should be our starters in my opinion. Barkley's a good rotational player, and Ampadu should be given a chance. But for depth purposes I think we need that 6th midfielder, especially since Sarri doesn't seem to be too big of a fan of Ampadu.

We could also give Mount or Anjorin (huge talent apparently) a chance, and I'd be very much in favor of it. I just doubt the club are.

23 Mar 2019 20:00:35
ed to replace kovacic if not signed and even if kovacic signed taking drinkwater out of equation we got 5 and need 6, we also released cesc in january and were linked with 2 cms and got none.

Also about quality, not quantity. We won't win the league with certain players starting and not imoroving quality of our team.

{Ed002's Note - Chelsea were hoping to integrate a youngster, but let’s hope they are sold.}

23 Mar 2019 20:41:06
ed in guessing and hope your talking about mason mount, an i right?, which i would be happy about tbh but he plays same role and position as barkley and loftus cheek and who would cover jorginho in dm role?

ed can i also ask what cbs we are looking at? reports that were considering using buyback clause to bring ake back, any truth and are we still ineterested in kamara appreciate you answereing ed.

{Ed002's Note - The issue is the club want to integrate the youth players bt the fans like you and the others on the page don't. It becomes vey difficult foe me to say anything.}

24 Mar 2019 00:54:22
I hope the integrate youth. chelsea have some very promising youth and mix them with some experience it just holds well for the future.

24 Mar 2019 08:07:32
I would accept not challenging for the top spots for a couple of seasons if we were to integrate our youngsters into the team.

24 Mar 2019 10:10:40
I'd love more youth to be given a chance. It's actually my biggest Chelsea dream.

Have some extremely talented players that have a connection to the club and want to be here. Not just for the money involved, but because they've grown up here.

What you say about the club, Ed002, it's music to my ears!

24 Mar 2019 12:38:22
Youngsters being given a go sounds great.

27 Mar 2019 14:30:01
What is it with some of the posters here? I am a Utd fan but have glanced over other clubs pages too and it seems it's a no win situation for Ed's here. When the club is linked to players, you complain about youngsters not getting chance and so&so in the youth setup is better. But then want to have tonnes of players in the squad signed every window. If there isn't space then how will the youngsters get a look in?

21 Mar 2019 19:56:15
Any news on Odoi regarding contract signature?

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22 Mar 2019 09:32:40
I would imagine that he will wait until the summer to decide whether to sign or not depending on Hazard / Pedro / Manager departures and any new signings (for example, if we were to sign Pepe I think CHO would leave) .

22 Mar 2019 10:50:08
Pepe has been linked with Bayern rather than us recently.

22 Mar 2019 23:49:47
Well if he his worried about his development at Chelsea, then getting into the England team at such a young age proves his club might be doing the right thing.

20 Mar 2019 21:34:04
Ed002, were Chelsea looking to sign a right-back in the summer before the transfer ban?

{Ed002's Note - No, not since Florenzi. The plan was to replace Zappacosta with Ola Aina but I expect both to leave, so Reece James may provide cover.}

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20 Mar 2019 23:10:24
Thanks again for your continued replies ed, really excited by the possible prospect of Reece James getting some game time.

{Ed002's Note - He would be cover - to replace Zappacosta.)

21 Mar 2019 05:08:07
So, going by what Ed002 and the media have said, I think we were/ are looking to sign 1 CF, 1 winger to replace Hazard, 2 midfielders and 1 CB.

Ed002, amongst our older players (Higuain, Giroud, Willian, Pedro, Luiz, Cahill, Caballero, Green), do you think any of them are going to be receiving contract extensions?

{Ed002's Note - Higuain is on a loan and it depends on other matters; There is interest in Giroud and he may well opt to leave; Caballero and Green will be offered new contracts; Willian and Luiz will stay; Cahill will leave and Pedro is expected to leave.}

21 Mar 2019 09:30:22
Well hopefully he could force his way in. I love him to bits but Dave has definitely had his worst season with us this year to my mind.

21 Mar 2019 09:46:56
Thanks a ton, Ed002.

It feels truly great to have you back!
Have a great day ahead!

21 Mar 2019 10:22:28
Ahh it’s so refreshing to have Ed002 back. Some great info there are. Thanks.

21 Mar 2019 12:09:17
Thanks a lot dor info ed, what about odoi? If he doesn't sign contract in the summer, will chelsea look to sell or keep him and try to convince him again in january?

Also what is his issue for not signing?

{Ed002's Note - His issue is he wants to be a first pick for every game whereas he is just a child and is still learning the game. If he keeps whining like a little bitch and refuses to sign a contract Chelsea will sell him, but they would rather not.}

21 Mar 2019 13:15:16
Surprised to see Pedro likely to leave and Willian likely to stay. Honestly think that the way Pedro's been playing compared to Willian the last three seasons would suggest that Pedro is the better option. At least that's my opinion. It's got to be recognised however, that so many managers seem to rate Willian very highly!

Sorry if you'd consider this an unrelated question, but if Hazard were to leave, would that change the fact that Pedro is considered likely to leave? :)

{Ed002's Note - I cannot comment on your view but Hazard leaving has no impact on Pedro staying or going. The club has a replacement and that is where they are.}

21 Mar 2019 15:14:57
Thanks Ed002; your info does make a lot of sense although, I am guessing that your info could change if eventually the club gets the permission to register new players in the summer?

{Ed002's Note - This is based on the assumption the summer will be as normal.}

21 Mar 2019 21:27:54
Thumbs up Ed.

22 Mar 2019 00:19:30
Keen for Hudson-Odoi to prove you wrong Ed002 mate. Hudson-Odoi is a quality player and although he shouldn’t strt every game that isn’t what he’s looking for. If he continues getting the game time he’s been getting recently he’ll stay. He just doesn’t want to be shelved for more experienced players who can do nothing for two months yet still get picked.

He’s a quality player ed.

{Ed002's Note - You have no idea what I think of him.}

22 Mar 2019 06:48:30
Of course I don’t. I was referring to our previous comments on Him being a child and not ready. I hope he proves you wrong in that regard.

What is your opinion on him?

{Ed002's Note - He is a child and has school exams to do. He is learning the game which sadly none of you can see. Hopefully he will be sold and you can all get your wish for someone else to come in.}

22 Mar 2019 09:44:48
Callum Hudson-Odoi will tonight become one of the youngest England players ever. He has taken some part in 19 first team competitive matches this season. He was only 18 in November, 4 months ago. He will start a lot more games next season. He is still only 'potential' (Walcott played for England at 17 and everyone was raving about him being the next superstar! ) . Whoever is advising him needs a kick upside their head.

22 Mar 2019 11:07:40
Like I said ed I think you misunderstand us regarding Hudson-Odoi.

{Ed002's Note - No I don't.}

22 Mar 2019 11:21:01
Hey Ed, the player to replace Pedro you mentioned is that Pulisic?

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}

22 Mar 2019 11:53:04
Hll I thought Pulisic was a replacement for Willian. Didn't expect Pedro to leave this summer to be honest.

Can't wait for Pulisic though! Seems like a guy with a great attitude.

22 Mar 2019 15:06:01
If Hudson Odoi signs a new deal ( guessing- with some level of guarantee), I see no reason why Chelsea will want to sell him; I don't think any wise club would want to sell a player with immense potential at that age (esp when he's already beginning to live up to expectation) . Besides there are not many young players (at his age) that's better than him out there. If he gets the game time that some of his mates out there gets, I think he could be one of the best. For instance, Sancho isn't miles ahead of him.
Let's pray Hudson continues learning 'and playing' and sign an extension cos I don't want him to go.

22 Mar 2019 13:15:42
I'm guessing that if Hazard stays, Willian might go (if a good offer comes in) . Although, I have to confess Ed002, I wouldn't be surprised if I learnt that you actively work at Chelsea football club (cos your responses are so much like you've really got something vested at the club or you are actively part of the club) . Please, I mean no offence.

{Ed002's Note - I don’t work for the club but their intention is to keep Willian and it is unrelated to Hazard.}

22 Mar 2019 13:27:46
Excellent, thanks Ed!

If Hazard does leave would the club look to sign a replacement player in the same position? Or would they they look to Willian, Pulisic and Hudson-Odoi?

{Ed002's Note - The club would like to use Hudson-Odoi but with a bit of luck he will be sold to shut everyone up here.}

22 Mar 2019 18:10:50
Thankyou Ed; a lot is clearer now. Please we want Hudson Odoi to stay.

22 Mar 2019 18:26:07
Ed002; my emphasis is on your phrase- 'with a bit of luck'. What would that mean? Could it mean that Chelsea is looking to sell Hudson Odoi to a club that isn't Bayern Munich (with a buyback clause)? I am just trying to analyse your statement.

{Ed002's Note - You need to get rid of these odd diorama running around in your head.}

22 Mar 2019 18:44:27

22 Mar 2019 18:44:41
Good night.

22 Mar 2019 19:34:16
Would the club look to invest the Hazard money in a player in a different position (not asking for names or even position)? I feel like in most of our advertisements he is one of the main players involved in that. Is marketability something the club consider? Sorry if this is not something you want to answer, just curious what sort of thought go into signings. For instance, would the club look to replace Hazard’s marketability (If that’s the right term), if he were to leave with a similar profile player?

Apologies for the boring questions!

19 Mar 2019 09:11:42
A few reports in the British press this morning that Jim Ratcliffe is talking to Roman Abramovich again about purchasing the club.

Ratcliffe has recently, through his company, agreed the purchase of cycling outfit Team Sky. I thought the new rumours linking him to Chelsea were just re-hashed old stories brought up again because he is in the press about Team Sky.

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19 Mar 2019 00:09:40
Ed002 could you possibly provide a couple players chelsea would be interested in if the transfer ban is upheld? No worries if you’re still on hiatus! Cheers.

{Ed002's Note - I would offer up Antoine Semenyo and Nicolo Zaniolo.}

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19 Mar 2019 04:15:55
Both youngsters, thank you mate.

21 Mar 2019 15:04:28
Ed002, is there any chance Semenyo was being thought of as a player for the first team?
Or was the plan to send him on loan?

{Ed002's Note - He would have gone in to the youth or reserve side and tehn a loan.}

16 Mar 2019 12:13:54
Like most I assumed that Zidane returning to Madrid was a certain catalyst for Hazard definitely going to Madrid in the summer.

There's an assumption that Zidane would have returned on the condition of Madrid signing Hazard, amongst over. But maybe Zidane returned despite Madrid offering no guarantee of following up their interest in Hazard.

If I'm honest, I can't see Madrid weighing out the sort of money we want for Hazard. Not when he turns 29 in the next twelve months. It is not how they have characteristically operated.

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16 Mar 2019 17:35:14
I guess I’m like a few fans J, bored with the whole Hazard saga!

17 Mar 2019 04:53:44
He'll go. We can't ask for much given the circumstances and after everything he's done for the club, we should just let him leave. Hopefully if our ban isn't frozen and he still leaves the fans don't think any less of him. He shouldn't feel forced to stay because of the clubs mistakes.

19 Mar 2019 08:13:15
The thing that is overlooked is that Hazard's family (wife Natacha and 3 sons) are settled and happy in the UK. The oldest boy is 9 this year and has grown up in England and has a friendship group established in London. The second boy has just started school. Hazard may well leave for Madrid but the decision will be based on family rather than Hazard's childhood adoration of Zidane.

16 Mar 2019 09:34:57
Is Ed02's return to the Chelsea page when we enter a transfer ban the ultimate act of irony? It's too well timed not to be.

If so, I have nothing but respect.

{Ed002's Note - It is no problem for me not to bother if it is all about to start again.}

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16 Mar 2019 12:19:21
Don’t think he meant any harm Ed002! Nath has usually been a respectable poster!

16 Mar 2019 13:35:23
Sorry Ed, it was a well intentioned joke nothing more.

14 Mar 2019 08:32:03
Eds, if our transfer ban remains, can we buy players and loan them out until our ban is over?

{Ed002's Note - No, Chelsea cannot register any new players that are not already notified on the FIFA TMS.}

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15 Mar 2019 11:53:03
Could we do what (If I remember correctly) Athleti did with costa and buy someone but not register them and just have them train with the club then? Just our of interest. Also is the registering that we cannot do different from the registering for competitions then? Sorry for the stupid question Ed, just curious.

{Ed002's Note - The "registering" is notification of the transfer to FIFA via the TMS. Chelsea, if banned, cannot register new players for the duration of the ban - it is really, really simple to understand and I am surprised folks are struggling to understand this.}

15 Mar 2019 16:18:10
Ok, thanks Ed. Was just curious if we had any sort of workarounds that we could be following to be honest. Was hoping it wasn’t as simple as it sounded haha.
Cheers for clarifying.

{Ed002's Note - It is not complicated. Things may well change before the summer is out though.}

15 Mar 2019 21:08:18
The club is hoping to be able to appeal to CAS to delay the ban?

{Ed002's Note - What?}

16 Mar 2019 09:27:25
Court of Arbitration for Sport - CAS.

{Ed002's Note - I think it best you all just ignore this matter for now.}


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