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07 Jun 2019 19:44:47
My ins if the ban gets frozen:

ST - Haller

Bulldozer of a CF. Not as technical as Jovic but he reminds me of a younger version of Giroud. There isn't no one else about tbh.

RW - Pepe

Left footed inverted right winger what we've missed since Robben. A Chelsea fan too.

LB - Alex Telles

Brilliant left back and he is getable if we can get the ban froze quick enough and at 40 million euros he isn't dear for prices these day. Id love to see James and Alex Telles as our full backs next season.

CB - Romagnoli

Id sell Christensen. I know a lot won't like that but I dislike his mentality he seems nervous. Romagnoli is a leader and with him, Zouma and Rudiger wed have 3 quality centre backs to go forward with.

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07 Jun 2019 21:57:06
Left back - Alaba - built for prem league, possibly available, fast and powerful,

CB - save some money and get Zouma in there, if Sarri not there then we don’t need one defender to be fantastic passer of the ball, other positions need investing

RB - James as back up and I’d gets bit time can genuinely see him replacing Azpi in time, save club money buying also

CM - to play beside kante - one of either - ndombele / Rodri / arour

CAM - one of either fekir / Maddison / havertz / Fernandes / Sarabia

LW - no one person can replace sir Eden but Pepe / guedes / Insigne /

ST - 2 strikers in imo, Haller / icardi / zapata / Rodrigo

CHO to fight for starting spot with whoever comes in on left, RLC James to compete start / rotate,

Outs could be long list but
Moses hazard Bakyoko morata Pedro Alonso Zappacosta,

08 Jun 2019 00:05:50
I won't bother with this game lads, it doesn't seem fun especially when your banned from transfers lol.

08 Jun 2019 15:00:46
We lack a lot of HG players, Christensen counts as one so he should stay. Whilst i think Pepe would be great, we’ve just spent £60m on a RW in Pulisic.

08 Jun 2019 15:53:44
We’ve just lost a LW for a reported in total £130, that should go straight into a world class player or two, a reminder that Liverpool invested £150m in Allison and vvd and that took them to a whole other level, we need to do the same.

08 Jun 2019 16:59:08
It could be argued that we have already spent the money on a goalkeeper and winger.

06 Jun 2019 23:42:37
Given Marina a fair bit of stick over the last couple of years, some unjustified as well but she deserves huge credit for the way she handled this transfer. Especially if the full rumoured fee is true and the £40m add ons are easily achievable. £130m for Hazard given the circumstances is a very good deal, hopefully when we can spend it we'll spend it well.

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07 Jun 2019 07:53:48
Very good deal for Chelsea. It's never nice losing your best asset but from a financial perspective she done really well.

Personally, I don't think losing Hazard will affect our future aspirations too much. I can see the team now playing as a unit rather than looking for the special Hazard everytime. Near the end of last season we were so reliant on him. Maybe everyone contributes now.

07 Jun 2019 12:09:24
Totally agree Shak, we are bound to miss his brilliance and ability to change a game or win us it with one bit of skill but hopefully we will set up as a team less reliant on him to always bail us out.

07 Jun 2019 14:06:34
Completely agree Shak. I think the integration of our youth would play a huge part in that "team mentality/ unity" with a Lampard/ Morris/ Terry appointment.

Some positive signs regarding Abraham too!

05 Jun 2019 23:28:44
* Seems Chelsea have agreed a deal with Real Madrid for Eden Hazard according to Fabrizio Romano whom I think is very reliable.

* Chelsea indeed appealed to CAS (which comes with freezing the ban) but there's growing fears around the club that if Chelsea lost the appeal, the ban could be extended to 3 transfer windows that's according to Matt Law.

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06 Jun 2019 15:44:27
What is the source of us appealing to CAS? I feel like we are just going to take the ban, but this could change a lot if we did appeal.

We could be spend happy and target players like Icardi, Pepe etc. It could also signal a change of heart with our decision to back Sarri, meaning that he may opt to stay instead of heading to Juve. It could also hint that a manager like Allegri is incoming rather than super Frank.

Just feel like an appeal to CAS is opposite of everything I've read in the last weeks and could potentially implicate us having some major major news upcoming. I apologize for being skeptical Obinna (:

06 Jun 2019 16:13:53
Matt, the source of Chelsea appealing to CAS is Matt Law of the Telegraph. We appealed to CAS but haven't moved to get the ban frozen (pending when the judgment of the appeal to CAS arrives) cos of fear that if we loose the appeal to CAS, the ban might be extended to three seasons (cos of trying to delay the ban) .

To be honest, asides Kovacic's transfer, I am not expecting any activity in this transfer window or the winter transfer window at least till we get the judgement from CAS.

06 Jun 2019 16:51:45
Why do we need to request the ban frozen when the appeal is us saying “ we are not guilty “ and the punishment is the ban? They can’t punish us until proven ( again ) we are guilty,

06 Jun 2019 17:15:41
Obinna, if we successfully get the ban frozen, I think we will make a strong push for 2-3 signings to revamp our team. I fully believe that we have our targets identified and have held informal talks if the expectation is to buy during the CAS investigation. If I'm wrong, which I very well could be, then I think the club wants to get the ban over with ASAP.

Matt, I am not sure how the request to suspend the ban works. I don't think that there is any way that we get through this without a 2 window punishment. I think it'll be up to the club when we serve it however (serve now or after the appeal) . I still find it a bit odd that we can sign players younger than 16, which is probably what got us in this mess in the first place!

06 Jun 2019 17:57:58
From what I've gathered freezing the ban isn't difficult or complicated, I think the issue is losing the appeal to CAS after we must have gotten the ban frozen; that would mean more punishment (3 suspended transfer windows), honestly 3 transfer windows would be very costly.
There are a lot of factors that the club might have considered or is considering but one thing that I am guessing is that most of our transfer targets are in high demand (other clubs too that have money to spend are interested in them) that means, getting them in this window will mean paying so much but if we are patient till next season we would have been able to: incorporate some of our young players, change the ones that don't blend in and also get some of our transfer targets at a descent price.
There are actually a lot of good reasons why we should just sit out this transfer ban. Honestly, it could affect us cos other teams, would have fortified in those two windows (worst case scenario, we might not qualify for the UEFA champions league next season) but I think going forward, we will be at an advantage. In football nothing is certain and you never can tell but I think the best thing is sign Kovacic and sit out this ban, if CAS favours us, then maybe we can use the winter transfer window but if not we wait till next season.

06 Jun 2019 18:15:51
If we got the ban froze then invested this summer, we could sign players now long term targets who arrive in next window. Like we did with Pulisic, be helpful hey, but yeah I’m not sure on it all except other clubs got through this yet we seem to be punished more so.

06 Jun 2019 18:42:05
I really enjoy hearing the different perspectives and I anxious to see what the true outcome will be. Ominous times ahead, but I think we'll manage. For all we know, this ban could totally restructure the club for the better!

06 Jun 2019 21:53:57
Matt_24. I think this ban will very much shape our 3rd 'era' under Roman - the 1st being pre Champions League win; the 2nd being post Champions League. the Eden Hazard era, I suppose!

31 May 2019 22:45:39
Ed002, I know you are reluctant to share anything on this page (and for good reason), but please can we have an update on Sarri and Juventus? Would be ridiculous to remove him for Lampard, as much as I like the latter.

{Ed002's Note - As I explained, Mr Sarri is uncomfortable with his treatment by the fans - particularly at home games he has explained. There is no need to go further than that in explanation. I have explained elsewhere that Juventus moved through three others to get to Mr Sarri.}

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31 May 2019 23:01:36
The match going fans really screwed the club over this season. No way around it.

It's a real shame, as I have no clue which coach we're going to end up with now. I pray it's not going to be Allegri.

31 May 2019 23:19:57
Thank you Ed002. A massive mistake by the fans and the club. Safe to assume they'll pick the 'fan choice' of Lampard to replace him?

{Ed002's Note - The club were not the instigators of this but they knew it was coming.}

31 May 2019 23:38:32
The match day 'fans' at work again. Have a feeling we're going to end like Liverpool post-Benitez. 5 years in the wilderness before we start properly competing again.

01 Jun 2019 00:29:44
Absolutely gutted, the man came here with some fans just waiting for a reason to hate on him, it's disgusting the way a lot of match going fans and people in the media have treated him. You wouldn't see a manager get as much hate as Sarri has for achieving their targets at any other club. Wish the best for him, no doubt he'll have a lot of success at Juve. As for us if it's Lampard to replace him i can't see us challenging for top 4 next season, especially since it doesn't seem as if we're going to appeal to CAS and Hazard's off. Hopefully the board will give Lampard a season without big expectations.

01 Jun 2019 04:39:56
Yet, it’s the match day fans that call out other fans for not being real if they don’t go to the games. The booing from the Chelsea fans throughout the season was embarrassing. Not the best season league wise (20+ points behind city and pool) but a Europa league win was a cherry on a average looking cake.

{Ed001's Note - you may have been 20 points behind but that was because those 2 scored a lot more than usual.}

01 Jun 2019 01:12:19
Out of interest Ed002, were the 3 names before Sarri Guardiola, Deschamps and Pochettino?

{Ed002's Note - Simone Inzaghe not Guardiola.}

01 Jun 2019 07:11:31
Ed001, Ed002, while a sizeable proportion of Chelsea fans wanted Sarri out, a lot of us wanted him to stay. Why are our voices not getting heard?

{Ed002's Note - You should have gone to the games.}

01 Jun 2019 08:09:02
So there are still conflicting reports in the media.

Eds your tone feels like you think it's pretty much done and Sarri Will be leaving.

I'm guessing that you think that this is a formality now and that he'll leave?

I'm quite ashamed by what I see on this site.

{Ed002's Note - The situation is as I explained it. Nothing will have changed overnight.}

01 Jun 2019 08:17:14
Listen, had it been Spurs, Arsenal or Man Utd who had finished 3rd and won the Europa League then their set of fans would have been overwhelmed by the teams achievement. Some of our fans have just been too spoilt. the same matching day going fans have created an atmosphere comparable to a morgue in certain games.

Our set of fans expect too much. I don't want to hear all this nonsense about it was the boards fault etc. The board have tried to change our teams identity but have failed because of the fans.

How could you not call this season a success just because we finished 20 points behind City and Liverpool who were phenomenal? Consider all the other contributing factors.

No pre-season and yet we achieve. Our fan have abused Sarri, booed his substitutions constantly, they have booed Jorginho constantly and maybe because Sarri had purchased him? Jorginho was fantastic barring a slight mid season blip which every player goes through but our fans made him feel like crap. Booing Alonso, Willian and so on. it's disgusting for the morale of the team. It's embarrassing for anyone to witness this behaviour As it should not have any association with Chelsea FC. The fact that the team achieved what they did through the above is a massive success.

Unfortunately, LondonBlue is right our fans were waiting for a reason to abuse the manager which is disgusting. Shame on the fans, hope you are happy.

01 Jun 2019 09:31:39
Unfortunately Shak some fans will be happy.

A lot of posters who expressed their dislike for Sarri and certain players have now gone missing after we finished as the top London Club and won yet another pot.

I’m on a family holiday and the news about Sarri, if confirmed, has spoilt my week.

I posted several times about the atmosphere at the ground for the last few home games being subdued and on occasion toxic but I do believe the majority of fans supported Sarri and what he was trying to achieve. It’s yet another sad day for our club.

01 Jun 2019 10:53:31
I agree it's a sad day Tom. Anyway have a good holiday mate.

01 Jun 2019 22:44:32
Opinions were all aloud one the football has been terrible all season guys we want to be entertained like city and Liverpool do there fans that’s all, good football Jorginho has only played good football when Kante got injured and the subs I guess them right every game the players are to blame when they lose and they got the europa and there to thank for that, they turned up he will do well in Italy as the football is slow and I hope he does well.

01 Jun 2019 22:46:01
Jackson, why you wound not want alegri? He reminds me very much of Conte which was amazing manager.

01 Jun 2019 23:28:21
HAHAHAHA Some of you lot on here are hilarious, majority of people on here wanted Sarri out at one point or another during the season. And because its now happening on his own accord, you all start blaming the match going fans. Behave.

Man was out of his depth, had one player to rely on in Hazard and now he's going and knowing we have a transfer ban coming up, he jumped ship. He already said he can't train these players to play his way, also said he couldn't motivate them, yet that's his job, but you all feel sorry for him? If Spurs, United and Arsenal didn't drop points at silly times, we wouldn't be 3rd or even top 4. Get a grip some of you.

01 Jun 2019 23:48:44
Nibby, your opinions should always be welcomed and respected and at least you’ve been consistent.

Everyone I thought realised this was a transition season.

The club chose this manager for a reason and at the start of the season MOST fans would have settled for a league position that guaranteed Champions League football and if we won a pot, then happy days.

Also, most fans wanted the young players to be given a chance and integrated into the squad.

Hazard was always going, so the club made plans for his departure.

02 Jun 2019 00:30:25
Adam just because some fans on here wanted him out at some point doesn't mean their opinions can't change, and even if it hasn't it still doesn't justify the pathetic abuse he's received from our 'supporters'. I've been to numerous games to watch Chelsea under a manager i didn't want and watch players i didn't like but i'd never look to boo and abuse them. You say he relied on Hazard yet if it wasn't for Sarri wanting to play a more attacking, possession based style of play instead of a defensive one like Hazard's played in nearly every season here, i doubt he would've done as well as he did. The man got us to two finals and the points tally we got in the league would've been enough to finish in the top 4 in most premier league seasons so i wouldn't say that's being "out of his depth".

02 Jun 2019 10:45:11
LondonBlue I wouldn't bother debating with Adam. His views have always been cynical and have mainly lacked respect unfortunately. He is also the first to disregard another's opinion on this site.

He is very quick to credit the poor form of our rivals as the main reason to why we finished 3rd and even in the top 4, however, he may have been hiding under a rock when Sarri went 18 games unbeaten to rack up a lot of points at the start of the season with no pre-season. He says we are lucky because our rivals dropped points at silly times, did we just not beat Arsenal 4-1 and take away their 2nd opportunity to qualify for the champions league? Are we still lucky? If we didn't qualify via top we have done so via Europa. I guess we are still lucky. Adam the league is a long process, the final positions are deserving to all clubs involved. Man City won the league by 1 point and they deserve as per the final table. So go and support your club rather than make stupid comments about luck.

He epitomizes why Ed2 calls Chelsea fans vegetables. Sarri's accomplishments at Chelsea are evident and Juventus wouldn't be after him if he was out of his depth at Chelsea.

02 Jun 2019 12:15:33
Blue and Shak, some very valid points.

02 Jun 2019 12:33:55
LRD, I think Allegri is too much of a coward so to speak in setting his team up for matches.

He's obviously a good manager, but he's scared to take control of matches and go on the offensive, even when his team is far and away superior in quality than his opponent. I don't like that.

02 Jun 2019 23:30:16
I'm not happy he's going, neither am I sad he's going - if I'm honest. im a bit indifferent to it. I went to a fair few home games, I didn't agree with some decisions but never booed them and I've never booed a player.

I think we'll look back on this, see how he does with Juve, and think of what could have been. The main thing now is, if he does take over, to get behind Lampard. He won't have the easiest of jobs, he and the squad will need to be supported through some tough times.

31 May 2019 21:42:29
Reports tonight Sarri is off to Juve I have absolutely no idea what direction the club is going in. It's got to be Lampard hasn't it? I'm disappointed he's going he should have had another year. Rumours are we aren't appealing to CAS so Sarri can't get the players in he wants.

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30 May 2019 21:26:11
Ed001, since you have strong connections in Liverpool, have you heard any chatter about Everton making a permanent move for Kurt Zouma?

{Ed001's Note - they would like him on a permanent deal yes, but I don't know of anything being done yet.}

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30 May 2019 17:53:36
Emrehan Gedikli, heard he's still a teenager but he's also one hell of a goal scorer; and it seems Chelsea are interested. If he's a from Bayer Leverkusen, I would really like Chelsea to push for him cos they have been producing some exceptional players in the last few years.

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29 May 2019 16:21:48
Ed 001/ 2
Have you any idea why the directors of Juve and Bruce Buck met today in a hotel in Baku?
Seems a very public place to be discussing Sarri.

{Ed001's Note - because that is where Chelsea are playing.}

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29 May 2019 19:31:54
Great reply Ed001 😂😂😂😂.

{Ed001's Note - thanks. It seemed fairly obvious though to be honest.}

29 May 2019 21:01:52
So no connection to Sarri then?

{Ed001's Note - you asked why they were meeting there and I answered your question.}

30 May 2019 10:36:24
A supplementary question - Do you think the meeting involved a discussion about Sarri moving to Juve?

{Ed001's Note - I am sure they would have been preparing for the possibility that they do not get their first choice Pochettino, yes. Though I very much doubt they will want to act right now, as they will want to see what happens at the weekend. Dealing with Levy is hard work, but it might be made easier by Poch, if he looks to move on.}

30 May 2019 11:21:59
That is what I thought but just a tad surprised Buck would choose to meet in such a public location before such a big match for the club.
They could have been talking about just players of course or even the weather!
If Sarri does go he will want Jorghino to follow .

30 May 2019 13:18:10
Taking over at what is the best and richest club in their country - sounds like a job for Pep.

30 May 2019 17:31:41
They may also need to discuss Higuain.

31 May 2019 10:22:04
Hopefully not.

28 May 2019 17:45:17
ed any chance michy could come back into the squad or are the plans to sell him thanks.

{Ed001's Note - I don't expect him to stay but the ban could force the club to keep him.}

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27 May 2019 23:17:29
Torino owner saying he will activate £10m option to buy. I'd bring him back, but doubt he'll return to be squad player.

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28 May 2019 09:54:34
Yes it looks like Aina is off for good.

28 May 2019 11:48:45
I'd sell Alonso and rotate him with Emerson if the ban stands.

28 May 2019 15:06:37
I agree. Alonso recently gave an interview which wasn't entirely positive towards Sarri. I don't see how it makes a difference if your a manager who has never player professional football. There are so many managers who have never played football but are terrific managers.

28 May 2019 16:06:06
For sure I know that Alonso won't be starting the final against Arsenal tomorrow. Tbh, he's 28years I guess- he's one player that I would like the club to sell and replace him with someone else (not Aina) .


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