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02 Dec 2018 21:35:25
Hey Ed001,

Apologies if this has already been answered elsewhere but would You know if Chelsea will be in for a Striker in January. I appreciate Jan is a particularly difficult time to aquire talent but I think We will be playing with the handbrake on if We don't bring someone in.

Looking forward to Your reply Mate and Thanks in advance

KTBFFH!

Blue_Nose

{Ed001's Note - Sarri would certainly like to bring someone in, he is not happy with either option available to him and is not willing to place his faith in a youngster.}


1.) 03 Dec 2018 04:04:46
Not even Tammy?
I somehow think that Tammy is our best striker.
And this is coming from someone who is not even as pro-youth as most other Chelsea fans.

{Ed001's Note - he is out on loan and Sarri is not happy with either Giroud or Morata as options, so needs to bring in replacements for them. Abraham's best hope is as the 3rd choice for next season.}


2.) 03 Dec 2018 04:49:59
Giroud is very limited and morata can’t score in an empty net. A striker is the absolute priority.

Though Abraham’s having a good season from what’s i at, he’s not an improvement on MORATa or giroud.

I feel like we missed a trick not signing Aubemeyang.


3.) 03 Dec 2018 16:21:09
Completely agree we missed out by not signing Aubameyang, something I and others) had written hoping would happen quite a long time before his move to AFC when Costa on way out. He was then apparently offered to us, and we didn't take him. He seemed so obviously what we needed, hugely better proven track record of scoring than Morata. Of course there were rumours of Aubameyang having a 'difficult personality' but many confident strikers do - eg Costa - have something of an attitude. It's often part of ego/ self-belief required in the job. The problem with Morata is that he doesn't seem to have enough of this, nor quite the physical strength needed for EPL, though he has displayed plenty of skill at times, and it all looked very promising to begin with.


4.) 03 Dec 2018 16:38:40
Thank for the reply Ed001, much appreciated.

Would You know if the Club are on board with Sarri's desire to bring another forward in and if so would this likely mean one going out in some capacity?

Also would You know of any potential targets. I've read rumours linking Us with Immobile but can't see Us concluding that if true and definately not in Jan.

Thanks again for the reply and I look forward to hearing any more info You might have lol.

KTBFFH!

{Ed001's Note - I don't have the contacts within the club Ed002 has, so I have no idea for sure what the club are thinking. I do know there has been a number of forwards scouted, according to people who should know. The problem is that this is due to scouts being at games and there is no guarantee that they are scouting the player it is believed they are scouting. Or that they actually recommend the player looked at. Lazio have been watched and the assumption is it is him. Icardi seems to be under the impression he is a target as well. So it can only be inferred from those two beliefs that the club are targeting a striker. However it is not concrete I am afraid.}


5.) 03 Dec 2018 18:57:05
By Lazio, you mean Immobile, Ed?

{Ed001's Note - yes mate, sorry, I should have made that clearer.}


6.) 03 Dec 2018 23:04:28
Maybe we should go back in for Crouch as a big man? We were linked last year, might be another option.


7.) 04 Dec 2018 00:19:39
Thanks again Ed001. Top Man.

{Ed001's Note - very welcome mate.}


 

 

14 Jul 2018 13:11:44
Hey Ed001,

Do You know if any of the media speculation concerning Jorginho really wanting Man City has any truth to it.

I can't see a situation where a player is forced into joining a side He doesn't wish to so it all sounds like saving face from Man City to Me.

If however there is any truth to this, could We see an embarressing Mikel Obi situation from when it appeared Man. Utd had secured His services only for Him to wind up at Chelsea?

Thanks in advance.

Blue_Nose

{Ed001's Note - he does favour a move to City, but it is not a case of being forced to go elsewhere. He loves working with Sarri.}


1.) 14 Jul 2018 13:51:05
Cheers Ed001,

Thank for the clarification Mate.

Appreciated.

{Ed001's Note - to be honest, I don't know if he would have favoured Citeh had Sarri been in place initially. When he was instructing his reps about the move he wanted, Sarri was still Napoli manager.}


 

 

31 May 2018 13:49:07
I don't know how legitimate any of this really is and if I had read this from another Member I would have serious doubts about it's validity, so please take with a liberal pinch of salt.

I have been told by someone who works in the sports law field that Roman is looking for either investment or a buyer for Chelsea but dosn't want to leave the Club to just anyone / consortium.

There has been varying degrees of interest but only one has been deemed in the best interests of the Club and that is supposedly from Chinese Billionaire Jack Ma.

If any posters in the know or the Ed's can shed any light on this either way I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks in advance.

KTBFFH!

Blue_Nose

1.) 31 May 2018 14:16:44
Jack my is founder of Alibaba (those of u who run a business on Amazon will know ) and worth 42 billion dollars.


2.) 31 May 2018 14:24:21
i can see this happening.


3.) 31 May 2018 15:03:35
Jack Ma.


4.) 31 May 2018 23:44:42
be great if him an roman had a stake each we could finally challenge again transfer wise.


 

 

29 Apr 2018 18:35:19
Can any of the Ed's please confirm one way or the other if Luis Enrique will be offered the Chelsea Job at the Seasons end.

I'm sick of the Club making short term appointments and Enrique will be just that plus do a lot of damage along the way. I don't want to keep My ST if He's coming in as it's too costly.

Some info would be greatly appreciated.

Blue_Nose

{Ed001's Note - as far as I am aware no decision has yet been made as to what will happen then.}


1.) 29 Apr 2018 20:55:51
You would give up a Season Ticket on the back of a managerial appointment? Beggars belief mate. The waiting list is long and I'm sure a lot of fans would love to take it off you.


2.) 29 Apr 2018 23:53:21
Hey G8,

To be honest I've been having a terrible few days and I saw some articles linking Us strongly with Enrique and I just lost My sh*t.

I know how hard it is to get a ST and how many folks would give their right nutsack to get one but they are not cheap and I just felt really disillusioned with the thought of Luis Enrique taking charge.

The truth is I would prob never give up My ST lightly and it was just an over reaction but I hope and pray Enrique doesn't wind up at the Bridge.


3.) 29 Apr 2018 21:12:33
Cheers Mate, I appreciate You getting back so quickly.

I'm just really not feeling Enrique getting the role lol.

{Ed001's Note - no worries mate, I can understand that but I am not sure you have the players to make any long term appointment work anyway. The group above him are the important factor to maintain stability.}


4.) 30 Apr 2018 07:30:51
No worries Blue-nose, we all get frustrated at times. I actually have a feeling he is off to Arsenal as their new manager anyway.


5.) 30 Apr 2018 11:33:48
No way would Arsenal be stupid enough to appoint Enrique as manager. The Arse will be looking for a sensible, long-term appointment - unlike us!


 

 

08 Mar 2018 20:50:37
Hey Ed001,

Do You know if there is any truth to the rumours linking Luis Campos of Lille with a move to Chelsea in a Sporting Director role.

I remember reading We were linked with Him after Michael Emanalo left and the rumours seem to have resurfaced in some papers in the last day or so.

If there is any tuth to it, could You shed any light on His qualities for the role other than what I've already read and could there be any relation to a potential move for Leonardo Jardim as Head Coach in the Summer.

Thank You in advance.

Blue_Nose

{Ed001's Note - I don't know if you are still interested in him sorry. I know he was targeted when Emenalo left. All I know of him is that he is a scout, or rather was, who was highly regarded in terms of spotting young talent. He is given a lot of the credit for Monaco's recruitment in recent years, but it is difficult to be sure how much was actually down to him.}


1.) 09 Mar 2018 11:59:46
Thanks Ed, much appreciated.

Yeah pretty much what I had read and heard Myself regarding His previous role particularly at Monaco.

I think it's essential to have Football People as a sounding board between Coach and the Board but whether He's the rite person who knows.

Thanks again Mate.

{Ed001's Note - I don't know either, he is highly regarded as a scout.}


 

 

 

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20 May 2019 11:45:38
I would love to see Chelsea go out and bring in quality, dynamic fullbacks this Summer (Transfer Ban Permitting) . It's the most important position in the team in the modern era and this one improvement would bring the best out of Jorginho, our wide forwards and striker. I love Azpilicueta, a Chelsea Legend and one of the best defenders around but in an attacking sense He is far from great tbh.

I like the look of Reece James but at 19 and moving up from the Championship is He the answer right now, I'm not so sure.

Thoughts.

KTBFFH!

Blue_Nose

1.) 20 May 2019 12:01:09
We only need a LB. I’m 109% sure James is the one at RB he has it all.


2.) 20 May 2019 12:02:37
Don't think it'd be wise to invest in fullbacks when you've got guys like James and Aina still on your books. They're plenty good enough I'm sure.

Need the money to fix the real positions of need. Striker and perhaps winger, plus a rotational option for Kante/ Jorginho.


3.) 20 May 2019 12:13:57
Subject to CAS, you are spot on Jackson.


4.) 20 May 2019 12:14:05
It's not an either or situation for Me. I would want Us to address a multitude of positions in the squad. Including more goals from Our Midfield and Forwards but I can't help thinking they would naturally improve with high quality attacking fullbacks in the side.

Compare our fullback play to any number of sides and imo it leaves a lot to be desired.

Maybe the fullbacks We need are already connected to the Club (Da Silva, James, Aina) but will the fans expect too much of them to soon.

Interesting times ahead, that's for sure.

KTBFFH!


5.) 20 May 2019 13:14:00
Striker, RW and LB are the three most important and I’d even say a Ruben replacement because he might not come back the same and Barkley ain’t it.

Vardy, Pepe and Chilwell would be my three.

Ziyech to replace RLC his buyout clause is like 40 million it’s a no brainer.

{Ed002's Note - His buyout clause is of no relevance to Cheslea.}


6.) 20 May 2019 13:32:20
You don't buy players to replace injured ones unless it's career ending or something like that.

We have Mount who is tailor made for that LCM spot in our lineup. Bring him back while Ruben is recovering. When Ruben is back fit you van reassess and see who needs to go out to make room. 2 out of Barkley, Ruben and Mount should be kept at all times. So while Ruben is out, Mount should be in at least.


7.) 20 May 2019 17:01:18
Love that post Jackson.


8.) 20 May 2019 18:08:50
Mines taking its time to come on once again.


9.) 20 May 2019 19:13:00
I’m beginning to think your writing my posts Jackson.

Spot on assessment.


10.) 20 May 2019 20:36:25
Cheers, Tom and Cech :) sometimes I may go a bit overboard with wanting the academy boys to be given a chance, but I genuinely believe some of them are insanely talented.


11.) 20 May 2019 21:45:04
Sounds like Alex Goldberg off Twitter.


 

 

08 Apr 2019 15:51:25
Alrite folks, just a random bored driven post but one I would love to get some replies from.

If Our 2 window transfer ban is upheld and We are unable to register any new signing for next season, how would You like to see the squad assembled?

Using the current squad, the loanees and the academy what would Your Squad look like?

KTBFFH!

Blue_Nose

1.) 08 Apr 2019 16:05:10
I would go for something like this:

GK: Kepa Arrizabalaga
GK: Wilfredo Caballero
GK: Marcin Bulka *
LB: Emerson Palmieri
LB: Jay Da Silva *
CB: David Luiz
CB: Ethan Ampadu *
CB: Antonio Rüdiger
CB: Andreas Christensen *
RB: Cesar Azpilicueta
RB: Reece James *
CM: Jorginho
CM: Tiemoue Bakayoko
CM: Ruben Loftus-Cheek *
CM: Mason Mount *
CM: N'Golo Kante
CM: Danny Drinkwater *
WF: Callum Hudson-Odoi *
WF: Willian
WF: Christian Pulisic
WF: Pedro
ST: Olivier Giroud
ST: Michy Batshuayi
ST: Tammy Abraham *

* = Home Grown or Not Applicable

I have tried to be realistic and not just thrown a load of Youngsters in because that feels a good thing to do. I believe Hazard will be off so have omitted Him from the squad.

There are a number of players in My squad that I feel need moving on but without the transfer window to aid Us I think to do so would be unwise.

Thoughts?


2.) 08 Apr 2019 16:52:27
My starting 11 would be:
Kepa
Reece James
Christensen
Zouma
Emerson
Jorginho
Kante
RLC
Odoi
Giroud
Pulisic

Back ups would be Azpi, Rudiger, Dasilva, Mount, Willian, Abraham, Caballero and Barkley.
Maybe swap Giroud and Abraham around but personally i'd feel like Ruben, Odoi and Pulisic would benefit more playing with Giroud considering his style of play.
Wouldn't expect this team to get top 4 but having a season where we're using a lot of our talented youth players would be nice to see.


3.) 08 Apr 2019 23:49:34
What Blue_Nose said but switch Bakayoko or Drinkwater for Barkley.


 

 

19 Feb 2019 23:08:38
Hey Ed002,

Are the rumours that the Chelsea Hierarchy have held talks about the recent form and results accurate?

Also are the rumours linking Lampard and Zidane to the job true?

Thank You in advance.

KTBFFH!

Blue_Nose

{Ed002's Note - I have previously explained about a third party helping out with something and I have previously explained about Zidane.}


1.) 20 Feb 2019 05:00:55
Don’t think someone monotiring training sessions is enough tbh, it’s sarri’s predictable lineups and baffling subsititions.


 

 

11 Feb 2019 10:21:35
Lets get real here and be honest with Ourselves. The squad is seriously not good enough, this will be the 3rd time in 5 seasons We will have failed to finish in the Top 4 and miss out on Champions League Qualification. Whilst I feel like it's a cop out to care about finishing 4th (it's not a trophy), however missing out will affect Our income and how attractive We are to Players, which cannot be good.

The squad doesn't need a tweak, it needs an overhaul both in terms of outgoings and incomings and has needed it for sometime. We can keep chopping and changing head-coaches and expect them to come up with some super formula with Players that have been put together to suit different Styles of Football all We like but this squad needs investment badly and no great strides will be made until We get it. Not only in terms of the numbers but in terms of spending it wisely.

We have a very average squad, whether We like to admit it or not and by standing still We are going backwards.


If the Club didn't want to give Sarri the tools to implement His footballl, why appoint Him in the first place. We've had more pragmatic, counter-attacking coaches previously. Why not have stuck with them instead.

We are no longer winning the Prem or Champions League anytime soon (lets be honest) with this set of Players, regardless of the Head-Coach. We need investment, end of.

KTBFFH!

Blue_Nose

 

 

24 Dec 2018 15:41:23
Wishing all the Chelsea Fans, Posters and the Eds a Very Merry Christmas.

Thanks for all the Debate, Banter and Discussiom and particularly to the Eds all the info You provide.

Wherever You are and whatever You're up to, Eat, Drink. & be Merry :)

KTBFFH!

Blue_Nose

 

 

 

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19 Feb 2019 12:27:44
Well said about Zizou, His record in Europe is phenomenal but there's a lot more to it than tactical nous lol.

I don't think it matters who the head coach is, this squad is really very average and how Conte oversaw a league title with it I will never know.

We are a Top 6 Club not a Top 4 and certainly not a Title Challenger. It's depressing but true so just accept it, it's much easier to deal with.

Sarri is not helping His situation but this is Our level at the moment and no Zizou, Ancelotti or anybody is going to change that without Quality Investment, which I assume is not forthcoming.

All I feel is apathy towards Chelsea at the moment and that is so much worse than anger.

KTBFFH!

Blue_Nose

 

 

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04 Dec 2018 00:19:39
Thanks again Ed001. Top Man.

Blue_Nose

{Ed001's Note - very welcome mate.}


 

 

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03 Dec 2018 16:38:40
Thank for the reply Ed001, much appreciated.

Would You know if the Club are on board with Sarri's desire to bring another forward in and if so would this likely mean one going out in some capacity?

Also would You know of any potential targets. I've read rumours linking Us with Immobile but can't see Us concluding that if true and definately not in Jan.

Thanks again for the reply and I look forward to hearing any more info You might have lol.

KTBFFH!

Blue_Nose

{Ed001's Note - I don't have the contacts within the club Ed002 has, so I have no idea for sure what the club are thinking. I do know there has been a number of forwards scouted, according to people who should know. The problem is that this is due to scouts being at games and there is no guarantee that they are scouting the player it is believed they are scouting. Or that they actually recommend the player looked at. Lazio have been watched and the assumption is it is him. Icardi seems to be under the impression he is a target as well. So it can only be inferred from those two beliefs that the club are targeting a striker. However it is not concrete I am afraid.}


 

 

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14 Jul 2018 13:51:05
Cheers Ed001,

Thank for the clarification Mate.

Appreciated.

Blue_Nose

{Ed001's Note - to be honest, I don't know if he would have favoured Citeh had Sarri been in place initially. When he was instructing his reps about the move he wanted, Sarri was still Napoli manager.}


 

 

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10 Jun 2018 01:38:13
Blue Lions TV?

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20 May 2019 12:14:05
It's not an either or situation for Me. I would want Us to address a multitude of positions in the squad. Including more goals from Our Midfield and Forwards but I can't help thinking they would naturally improve with high quality attacking fullbacks in the side.

Compare our fullback play to any number of sides and imo it leaves a lot to be desired.

Maybe the fullbacks We need are already connected to the Club (Da Silva, James, Aina) but will the fans expect too much of them to soon.

Interesting times ahead, that's for sure.

KTBFFH!

Blue_Nose

 

 

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08 Apr 2019 16:05:10
I would go for something like this:

GK: Kepa Arrizabalaga
GK: Wilfredo Caballero
GK: Marcin Bulka *
LB: Emerson Palmieri
LB: Jay Da Silva *
CB: David Luiz
CB: Ethan Ampadu *
CB: Antonio Rüdiger
CB: Andreas Christensen *
RB: Cesar Azpilicueta
RB: Reece James *
CM: Jorginho
CM: Tiemoue Bakayoko
CM: Ruben Loftus-Cheek *
CM: Mason Mount *
CM: N'Golo Kante
CM: Danny Drinkwater *
WF: Callum Hudson-Odoi *
WF: Willian
WF: Christian Pulisic
WF: Pedro
ST: Olivier Giroud
ST: Michy Batshuayi
ST: Tammy Abraham *

* = Home Grown or Not Applicable

I have tried to be realistic and not just thrown a load of Youngsters in because that feels a good thing to do. I believe Hazard will be off so have omitted Him from the squad.

There are a number of players in My squad that I feel need moving on but without the transfer window to aid Us I think to do so would be unwise.

Thoughts?

Blue_Nose

 

 

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10 Feb 2019 20:25:48
Incredible post LondonBlues90.

Absolutely bang on.

KTBFFH!

Blue_Nose

 

 

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28 Jul 2018 15:41:21
I totally agree, I want to enjoy the style of Our play regardless of Who We are playing and the result.

I am eternally grateful for the Players We have signed, Coaches We have employed and ofcourse the trophies We have Won in the Abramovich Era. It has really been incredible and I hope it continues without end.

Having said all that, I never assume it will just continue or that We are somehow entitled to be successful. I look at Man City and Man Utd and it's nigh on impossible for Chelsea to compete financially with either and nor do I expect them to. Also there are the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juve and PSG in Europe who are wealthier than Us.

So My thinking is We need to do things smarter and We need to be more entertaining. I would rather finish 4th being a joy to watch rather than 3rd and a chore.

If You are not Winning trophies You need to atleast be a pleasure to watch lol.

Blue_Nose

 

 

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28 Jul 2018 15:22:48
I think because My expectations are fairly low I might be pleasantly surprised. The last time I had poor expectations We Won the league and made the FA Cup Final so You never know I guess.

I think if We can keep Our Better players and get them signed up to new contracts and genuinely commited plus add a few more quality players We could get Ourselves into the Top 3 but I just don't see much business being done now, particularly significant business but stranger things have happened.

Blue_Nose