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18 Jul 2018 18:50:06
If we bought Cech back as back-up and mentor to Butland we could have us a very good deal. Allison has greater experience in International football and playing for a major Italian team BUT is he a better keeper than Butland technically, I personally don't think so and Butland has got stuck with poor players in front of him most of his career and of course he adds to the English contingent.


1.) 19 Jul 2018 13:30:16
butland better than allison? dreaming there mate.



01 May 2018 18:30:53
Fact or fiction I have no idea but one of the papers is apparently reporting that Abramovich is prepared to invest in new players but nine current players are to be offered for sale; Luiz, Drinkwater, Pedro, Batshuayi, Zouma, Kenedy, Van Ginkel and Piazon and probably Hazard. Any thoughts if true?


1.) 01 May 2018 20:16:00
Just a typical rag comment in my opinion C1955.
If you chuck enough darts some will hit the target.

2.) 01 May 2018 20:36:15
Similar generation TomB. What would your reaction be if true? If we sold them for the suggested amounts then I would not be unhappy if RA topped it up and we bought wisely as the team needs a real freshen up.

3.) 01 May 2018 20:54:49
Our is owned by a man I treat, for obvious reasons, with virtual reverence.
So whatever he does, I’m sorry to say, I’m going to be pretty subservient.
I have already renewed my OAP season ticket.
Under the ownership of RA I think our ticket prices have only gone up once. Which is remarkable.
So, he can sell whoever he likes and buy whoever he wants, I’m just another sucker supporter that so many clubs rely upon but few pay any heed too.
Sorry C1955 for being such a miserable old twat but I’m not having a good year!

4.) 01 May 2018 23:41:34
id tack of list of cahil luiz fabregas pedro drinkwater maybe van ginkel but kenedy zouma etc no.



17 Jan 2018 11:58:14
Reports appearing everywhere that we are interested in Palmieri of Roma for £20m. Anyone guess why we are after a player for that money who has been on loan most of his career, played one game this season for Roma and we 'might' pay £20m? We obviously have someone who likes Brazilian born players and few work out in the EPL.


1.) 17 Jan 2018 12:13:11
His equivalent to to Andy Carrol but in the left wing back position.

This lad was loaned out from Santos to Palermo and was playing as a back up to their first team player. He was then loaned out to AS Roma and was playing as a back up to Digne. He was then bought for a small fee. He also got injured seriously. This lad has hardly played enough football, if he can't make the first team of Palermo or be ahead of Kolarov in Roma then how is ever going to be good for us as a back up? I would rather throw in Kennedy and give him games. This is the story of our transfers nowadays.

2.) 17 Jan 2018 15:47:53
Palmieri isn't the finished product yet but he does have potential.

3.) 17 Jan 2018 16:23:39
We don’t need potential we need quality. Proven quality,

4.) 17 Jan 2018 17:16:35
Exactly. Had it with word 'potential'. For the last 5 years we have had potentials in our academy. We need quality now.

5.) 17 Jan 2018 17:53:33
Then let's pray that our beloved club repents and starts spending money again.

6.) 17 Jan 2018 18:37:46
Lol Obinna. I think the Torres transfwr broke camels back.

7.) 17 Jan 2018 18:53:07
£20m for Carroll, £20m for Palmieri, £40m for squad fillers. That £40 would go a long way to get someone that actually compliments the team. Come the end of the season and we lose Conte plus the transfer fiasco we have and the likes of Hazard, Courtois, Azi and even Morata would think "this club has lost its ambition". Actually, Batkley is looking a steal at £15m!

8.) 17 Jan 2018 21:36:43
Emerson had a fantastic season for Roma last season, before getting injured in May. He only returned last month for them, and has played one or two games since then.

For under 25m he'd be a fantastic buy in my opinion. We can't compete with PSG if they're going for Sandro. Emerson would be a very good alternative, if his health isn't an issue of course.

9.) 17 Jan 2018 22:53:31
CFCShak - and Aubameyang isn’t quality no? 21 goals on 23 games this season.

10.) 18 Jan 2018 11:38:12
TruBlu . Auba is more than quality. Why you reffering to a player we are not linked with?

11.) 18 Jan 2018 11:38:12
TruBlu . Auba is more than quality. Why you reffering to a player we are not linked with?




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24 Feb 2019 18:07:22
whatever the outcome the team have shown a massive amount of character in the game and shown us just how well and disciplined they can play under difficult circumstances ie: no out and out striker but Hazard has been superb.


1.) 24 Feb 2019 18:26:32
Man City have been outplayed in the 2nd half. We should have won this game clean. Glad to see RLC and Cho, breath of fresh air.

Emerson has been superb.



09 Feb 2019 14:35:06
Worrying that for the second time in two weeks a report that Kante has had a falling out with Sarri about his role.


1.) 09 Feb 2019 15:06:40
What a load of rubbish.

2.) 09 Feb 2019 15:10:35
Where’s this?

3.) 10 Feb 2019 09:59:49
It was in the London Standard and Sky Sports. Yes, one hopes it is rubbish but there is often no smoke without fire and our concerns about Kante's role have been raised many times so reasonable to assume he will raise it.

4.) 10 Feb 2019 11:26:30
The story came from The Sun originally. It's total nonsense by that aspect alone.



30 Jan 2019 21:54:14
It is going to be very hard for anyone to defend that performance. Easy to pick on Sarri and he has not been in situ long BUT he looks like a one trick pony to me; same team, same instructions playing through Jorghino who is not either good enough or cut out for the premiership. Sideways passing, backwards and forwards in front of packed defences and any team with pace causes us problems. We have not been playing well for weeks regardless of results we have eked out and we do not have a good enough set of players and here we are with one loan signing to see us through to the next season. Sarri's fault, probably not but something is amiss at the club.


{Ed018's Note - it was certainly a very poor performance but if Kovacic puts away that header and Kanté takes a touch and puts the ball away at the start of the second half then it’s a much different game. Have to take your chances}

1.) 30 Jan 2019 22:07:41
Ed018: Totally agree but we haven't been putting chances away all season given the vast amount of possession we have. We have reached 'if', if Kovacic scores it is a miracle, if Kante scores he is showing up our forwards whose job it is to score. WE miss a John Terry leader badly and we seem to be stuck in playing the same way from start to finish and if it is doesn't work we seem lost or the manager does not have a second plan. Woeful.

2.) 30 Jan 2019 23:56:54
Agreed but can we really say we created enough though, two chances is all we can come up with?! In that vas Bournmouth would feel they could have had 6 if Rüdiger doesn’t block the shot, if Kepa doesn’t pull of a great save.

I feel even Lewandowski would struggle, we create nothing, Jorginho is not it, say what you want, I am behind Sarri but I cannot understand what Jorginho brings, I can’t see it, I am trying I am so biased t’aimes that I found myself defending Marko Marin once, when he was still with us but Jorginho isn’t even as good as Mikel but he was always the first to get stoned if we play badly, take Jorginho out for heavens sake. He slows the game down, there is no creativity, we are so flat all the opposition has to do is sit back, draw us in and then counter.

Right now I don’t mind if Hazard leaves, I sure can’t blame him. One thing that’d drive me insane is if we end up sacking Sarri, even with no champions league he must be backed, he needs time, but like I’ve said since September get Jorginho away from that position.



20 Jan 2019 14:26:50
We have to support Sarri as we cannot go through many more managers at the rate we do. However, he is coming across as completely intransigent with only one way of playing and granted he may not have the players he wants to play his style, he has to make good with what he currently has and he is not. Already, the players are to blame when his fixation with his set up and substitutions are clearly not working and sad to say his obsession with Jorghino may well cost him and the team; Jorghino is not good enough for us and the Premiership is a bridge too far. Granted you need time to adjust but the amount of ball he has had and it is half way through the season and not one assist and the tempo he sets is almost static. Sarri-ball is a myth, it is possession football which Guardiola employs and whilst they have an end product we do not; to date I see nothing special in Sarri at all.
Hazard is playing like a man with the weight of the crowds expectation on his shoulders and when it is clear that we are not working he is disappearing from the game and unless we produce something out of the hat he will leave in the summer. I would drop Jorghino, bring Kante back to where he belongs and as much as he irritates me, give Loftus-Cheek a chance in the middle with Kovacic (personally I would not sign him at the end of the season, we could do better with goal potential) on the left. I have to agree with others, time to drop/ rest Alonso and give Emerson a run, he's quick, crosses well, runs with the ball nicely and most of all he gets back into defensive position better than Alonso. We all know a target man is essential and on the assumption Higuian is coming put Hazard on the left where he wants to be and rotate Hudson-Odoi with Pedro for pace. We all know what happens at the club when managers starting criticising players to the extent Sarri did yesterday, we go backwards fast.


1.) 20 Jan 2019 16:34:16
Simply compare pep and Klopps first seasons and I think 4th on the last day with that city squad and Klopp I think was 7th or 8th, I agree he needs time, and his players. On the other hand. Emerson could get a chance, it’s good his shown faith in a struggling player but gone on long enough and also will he except that jorginho isn’t cut out for this league? He needs a few windows and we can judge him, Sao notes everything he said was bang on yesterday, but will need to take some responsibility, that arsenal side conceded 5 to Liverpool, lost to West Ham and we had 1 shot on target,

2.) 20 Jan 2019 16:50:19
I agree with a lot of what your saying but criticising the players is correct. It’s about time the players took some responsibility for the awful performances of late. Regarding pep and city let’s not forget city were already a really strong team and he was as given 2-3 transfer windows and as far as I know was backed 100% to purchase players that he wanted not who the board decide. It’s quite simple really purchase players the manager picks as he knows they suit the way he wishes to play (it also helps when you spend half a billion in two years) . When sarri joined we were a team lacking in confidence and unhappy at playing a certain brand of football. We also had a World Cup and certain players who did not want to be here. Overall we are where I would expect us to be but we desperately have to give the manager 100% control for once. We know sarri likes attacking football which is what the fans and the owner want to see so back him, give him the players he wants and stop trying to put square pegs in round holes. A slight concern is how willian and alonso keep starting even though performances haven’t been great. We desperately need to give CHO game time, he has the potential to be a huge star and if we sell him now we will only be back in for him in 5 years for £150m as this seems to be the Chelsea way. Let’s not make the same mistakes as we have with de bruyne, salah, Lukaku etc.

3.) 20 Jan 2019 17:39:02
Are two best players are playing out of position and you want to blame them manager every time doesn’t no what to do.

4.) 20 Jan 2019 17:39:26
Difference between pep and Sarri is pep knows a good player when he sees one. If he was manager of this side he’d have dropped Willian and Alonso a long time ago.

5.) 21 Jan 2019 01:29:30
Difference between Sarri and Pep is Pep rejected us because we needed a squad overhaul that he wasn't guaranteed to get (amongst other things) . Cut it whatever way you like we're a poisoned chalice for managers and they're setup to fail before they begin. So Sarri plays youth and drops Willian and Alonso, watch the player revolt ending in him getting sacked for losing the locker room, Willian did it with Conte, Hazard with Mourinho. It's got to stop, we need a squad overhaul it's as simple as that but the board have had soo much change and no lack of long term direction that we're now stuck with an aging squad that requires significant investment and a board that's hesitant to do it. It will happen but it will take time, this team has the foundations of being great but is still a far cry away from being great and a far cry away from past Chelsea teams. Patience!



04 Nov 2018 13:31:31
For the older supporters, a mention for Ken Shellito our former right back, who sadly died on the 31st October. A great defender and master of the sliding tackle who had a potentially, illustrious career cut short by a knee injury at the age of 25 in 1965. Fond memories.


1.) 04 Nov 2018 14:07:14
My dad always said that if Shellito had not suffered his injury, he would have been England's right-back at the 1966 World Cup.

2.) 04 Nov 2018 15:29:55
Miss Darren wood, my old man spoke so highly of him. Said he was one of the best to play for Chelsea, but his injury cut short his career.




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19 Feb 2019 09:16:16
I would like Ancelotti. Quiet, understated man who commands respect and we played some nice football under him and he was treated badly. However, he does need a Director of Football supporting him, one with an element of clout as the transfer committee we currently use have no football experience and our transfers are leaving a lot to be desired. Of course there would be the serious issue of extricating him from his current position!




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19 Feb 2019 07:55:13
. or Mourinho is kicking his heels, offers to step in on a temporary basis and bingo gets the job again. Had a nice rest, must have learned and been told about his bizarre behaviour. Champions again next season!




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14 Feb 2019 12:13:27
All very well saying 'stick with Sarri' and I hate the merry-go-round that we have with managers as much as anyone but we are being suckered by the press and 'Sarri-ball', you never heard 'Ferguson ball, Guardiola ball etc' it is just football management and coaching and he seems to have a fixed vision only and to tell the world he is not changing when that vision has not produced any silver ware is rather naive. He looks awful on the touchline, picks the same selection of players week in, week out regardless of performance, has a 'pet' that looks out of his depth, tactically and sub wise he looks lost. I don't want to see another manager with his version of the future but Sarri has to be on borrowed time if he doesn't change.




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04 Feb 2019 21:51:41
Strange how footballers are all about contracts, contracts and "my contract says" etc and he accepts a verbal agreement! Probably lashing out because his season has come undone.




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01 Feb 2019 08:36:48
If our current style is free flowing effective football then yes, a change is definitely needed. 13 goals in 13 games is not free flowing effective football.





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03 Apr 2019 10:21:19
I think he is safe until we were to exit the Europa League but I doubt he will be with us next season.




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27 Mar 2019 08:41:27
I have never been a Barkley fan but in fairness to him as he has got sharper he has looked better in small doses but gives the ball away too often which is often lack of confidence, trying to do precise things rather than what comes naturally to him . Last night must have been a huge boost to his confidence, two goals and played well and hopefully it takes him forward. We still need to remember how young Hudson-Odoi is and the non-football distractions he still has but he showed a usefulness on both sides of the pitch. On the right he can put some lovely crosses in for good players in the air and on the left, providing he doesn't get too predictable, he cuts in sharply and thinks about his shot. Both performances augured well for the rest of the season.




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23 Mar 2019 17:45:47
ChelseaLRD: Interesting feature of a forum is individual perception. Granted Chelsea might be a club who are quoted high prices but I would be staggered if he went for any more than £75/ £80m and sadly we are in an age where young players with assets you want and/ or potential will cost. I think his style suits the EPL rather than Italy and Lazio are not really going to go too far so another challenge cannot be to far from his mind. A bit clumsy in the tackle and gets booked a lot but strong, passes well, decent shot, quick and good in the air.




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22 Mar 2019 17:23:17
I would discount Jovic he will be going elsewhere. Bailey gives us pace and the left footed player we need but he will not get the space in the EPL he gets in Germany. Hudson-Odoi would sit nicely on the other wing and we have not paid £50m+ for a bench warmer in Pulisic and having seen him a great deal he would be very useful through the middle. That however means we need a very strong midfield to create and add goals.

To me Loftus-Cheek looks the part, shows a glimmer of something special but more often than not falls short. Kovacic, Barkley I would move on and when Sarri goes I am certain Jorghino will follow not long after which means to keep Kante we will need to put our hand in our pocket for a good midfielder to support him and play Kante where he operates best. My choice would be Milinkovic-Savic as value for money.




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19 Mar 2019 20:47:08
Doubtful there were ever be a joint venture. Radcliffe is very single minded and prefers total control and no distractions. I would imagine our sponsorship would be his own company and the loan sideline we run would stop apart from the odd one to gain experience. I was at a meeting where he discussed his business and he made it clear he tries to keep outside influences to a minimum so you focus on what you are employed to do.