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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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15 Mar 2018 09:37:51
We tried but we are out so now our only real focus should be 4th place, the FA Cup as much as it is a trophy, needs to be secondary. Get into Europe and it will assist with manager and players. Conte will not be around so let's hope we have someone in place with a full summer at his disposal and regardless of what any of us think of the players, there has to be casualties, the team is just not functioning. Back in the day we had Terry as captain and do we miss him, but also Lampard managing midfield and the front, currently we are absolutely rudderless and that has to be addressed. Transfers may well be an issue yet again although looking at our bench last night someone needs to have a good think about our spending, £100m on the bench, something is wrong. Everyone will have a list of who should go and who should stay but I am only going to pick on Morata because I was a huge fan and over the moon we got him but lately his performances and behaviour have been shocking for a professional footballer and sadly, at this moment I would be happy to see the back of him. Any player that keeps hinting they want away or 'x' club are interested should be sent packing also.




04 Mar 2018 17:57:43
Credit where credits due Manchester City are a very well balanced team but we have been shocking beyond belief. As soon as you saw the line up you just knew there was no penetration whatsoever and so it has proved. It looks like a training run for City and for us it is difficult to find any redeeming feature. Rudiger and Azi have done well under relentless pressure but both have had to cover for Christensen being out of position and Drinkwater has had a go something you cannot say about Hazard who knew he was likely to be on his own but looks as if he would rather be somewhere else. Very disappointing.


1.) 04 Mar 2018 18:07:02
Even a novice fan like me can see that our team is not set up to play a false nine system. Hazard was isolated the whole match. Also as if the whole team is lethargic and don't believe in Conte.
To be fair I didn't expect this ultra defensive setup. Conte is asking the board to sack him. No acknowledgement between Hazard and Conte after substitution. Worrying times. Both could go in the summer. Conte perhaps earlier.

2.) 04 Mar 2018 18:11:10
they are a brilliant side at the moment. can't take it away from them. and sad to say but it makes the prem exciting to have more than 2 teams fighting for the league. hence why the prem is the best league in the world.

3.) 04 Mar 2018 18:18:52
Agree city deserve credit but as much as hey deserve credit we deserve the be crucified. that game was a must win for us and we didn’t try to. We never wanted to go at them. Conte was petrified of them, it’s not as if we have been keeping clean sheets yet we went there not to concede to many and not to score by the look of it. Most boring and negative game I’ve seen this year, 5 points off 4th, remember when we were chasing 2nd . I don’t wanna here how we suffere without the ball feom borig conte. we suffered with it because we had no outlet, all praising city for winning a game against a team who didn’t try to win.

4.) 04 Mar 2018 18:28:29
Totally agree Matt. Why, in a game like that do we start with Morata and Giroud on the bench? Both would have helped Hazard and occupied their defence. Another matter; what has got into Courtois with his dreadful playing the ball out of defence?

5.) 04 Mar 2018 19:23:54
And how exactly will Tbo play out. A long Ball to Hazard. Oh I am sorry he is not a target man and Giroud/ Morata is warming the bench. pathetic.

6.) 05 Mar 2018 08:12:56
Tibo has to find a safer way to get the ball out of his area, sloppy passes putting defenders under pressure will cost us at some point and a long ball into the opposition area is better than what he is doing.

7.) 05 Mar 2018 09:43:06
A long Ball to opposition area serves no one as there's no one to hold the ball and allow others to move forward. This is where Drogba and Costa was important.
Alas, Conte's who is greater than Costa. Now even Tbo can understand that long Ball to Hazard in the false nine position is not the way out. Ball will be won by opposition and Hazard will cut a sorry figure haplessly ambling around. This is precisely what happened last night. When you have Giroud and Morata, playing hazard as false nine idiotic and pathetic. Conte is asking for the sack knowingly and eyeing that fat Severance check. Shameless.



20 Feb 2018 21:06:47
At last we are getting the Willian we have always wanted and Azi is having a cracker at the moment.


1.) 20 Feb 2018 21:39:12
Told you this 2 years ago. lol. keep up mate and enjoy your Day job😉.

2.) 20 Feb 2018 21:46:40
yes Willian is amazing player and one at the best shifting the ball with a quick shot.
his. problem is consistency. which also makes a world class player.

not many players have consistency
At present I'd say

NEYMAR week in week out.

3.) 21 Feb 2018 08:58:39
G8: As my day job is monitoring your rosy view. Read what the others say about Willian. You praise him continually when he doesn't deliver, we know he 'can' do it but he doesn't consistently and now he is showing us that missing consistency he is getting the accolades whereas you dish them out just because he has a blue shirt on! Hang in there.



18 Feb 2018 17:01:13
Controversial again I suspect but if we sit back against Barcelona we will lose, if we play Fabregas I fear we will lose as his defensive limitations leaves hole that someone will have to fill. We need to score and we need to give Barcalona's defense some concerns so I would therefore field the following. Courtois-Azi + Christensen + Rudiger-
Willian + Kante + Drinkwater + Palmieri-Hazard + Giroud + Morata.
Willian has to play as he is on form and as a wing back he has more to offer than Moses going forward. Drinkwater is a steady player and we do not want any Bakayoko errors. Palmieri if fit for at least 45 minutes gives us pace and what appears a good cross. The forward line speaks for itself.


1.) 18 Feb 2018 17:34:18
I tend to agree but think Pedro and Fab will start (Barca connections) . I think the most important thing is not to concede - 0-0 will do us fine.

2.) 18 Feb 2018 22:27:28
Good that you finally agree with me that Willian is a very good player. Drinkwater though is not good enough, a bit like Sidwell when we bought him years ago. Bakayoko will play. If Conte let's him play his natural game of driving forward from deep positions we will all be raving about him. You will see that in due course. Morata will probably start with Hazard in a 2 with 3 behind. We could do with Batsy though, the only real goal scoring striker we have. Crazy we let him leave on loan.

3.) 18 Feb 2018 23:31:22
Willian should start over pedro as he is in better form, but I think it will be 352 with hazard behind morata, cesc will be the player in midfield who can deliver that one pass from deep to create a chance so he will start so the question is who will start next to cesc and Kante, drinkwater maybe? Is bakyoko fit? Worry for our right side, Zappa or Moses?

4.) 19 Feb 2018 02:26:34
Bakayoko is out of the game. Conte has confirmed that.

5.) 19 Feb 2018 09:29:10
G8: Thank goodness Bayakoko is out. I think we are somewhat unfair to Drinkwater as he has not had a run and given Baya's shocking form it is a bit disappointing. We need a steady player for this game and he fits the bill. Regarding Willian; he is in a good run of form, dribbling and with a great shot in both feet BUT he does not do it consistently. We bought a player to score as well as everything else and he slipped into being inconsistent, slowing play and not scoring as much as he should. I am more than happy to see him coming out of himself and he often has his best games when Hazard is not playing and the focus is on him. Personally two up front and three behind will not work, we need to keep their defence occupied.

6.) 19 Feb 2018 21:53:01
My my C1955 you get even more comical lol. Stick to the day job mate 😁😁.

7.) 20 Feb 2018 08:51:21
G8: My day job is to monitor your blue tinted glasses view of a team not firing on all cylinders but you can't see it. Enjoy the match.



09 Feb 2018 10:35:56
{Eds Note - If you missed it, C1955 wrote and article about the current Chelsea players from an older fan's perspective.


1.) 09 Feb 2018 13:42:18
Steady Ed it won't appeal to many!

2.) 09 Feb 2018 17:29:20
C1955 i like you view of our team. Here and there i will disagree to a small percentage but overall not bad. I think our most consistant players are. Kante Hazard Dave Courtois Christiansen Rudiger and that's just half a team. I think the other players are impact players.




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21 Mar 2018 19:15:21
Spot on. All three energetic for tracking backwards and forwards with excellent attacking qualities at pace. Just need to sort out those in front of them.




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19 Mar 2018 19:43:52
Wheelycfc: Totally agree. He would make a perfect partner for Kante with another energetic and pacy player alongside. If they don't want to spend the money I would put Luiz in midfield, far better suited than defence. Christensen is worrying me at the moment as he seems a little fragile under pressure. Hazard is leaving it late in life to be attractive to Spain so the end of this season will be make or break for him but we must sort our attack out.




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19 Mar 2018 07:28:46
MM: Made my day that quip. Kante played his socks off yesterday.




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14 Mar 2018 19:45:48
On one hand I was very sorry to see him leave 'both' times but by the latter he was becoming a pain moaning. However, Conte is moaning about the same thing transfers so one must have sympathy with Jose and to say his style is boring is fine BUT the man has won everything and I am sure if we were playing boring football and winning things everybody would be lauding him.




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21 Feb 2018 13:15:16
In the return where we must score I would play Giroud, Morata and Hazard and slip Willian to right wing back which should keep the pressure on the Barcelona defence. Willian's form currently going forward is excellent and he has the shot from distance in his armoury, decent crosser of the ball and pace to get forward and back. He did OK but I worry about Fabregas when he has no time or space and he has to tackle.





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19 Mar 2018 12:55:31
G8: You got a tick from me for that one. Not so emotional and I agree with you. The worry should be, when will the manager be in situ, what is the transfer arrangements as he will want some in, some out and of course will we retain those we want to keep? Hazard is the big question mark, he is 28 next birthday and if he is determined to go to Spain then he cannot leave it much later.




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19 Mar 2018 07:26:04
G8: You and Bayakoko have so much in common. Try hard but just not convincing. Should be in the top four, probably second, should have been in the last eight of the CL, should have been in the League Cup final and 'should' be in the FA Cup final; give us a clue whether your comment or mine signifies 'serial winning'? Neither. Conte's tactics have been found wanting, transfers have disappointed, stars have been inconsistent and we face another upheaval before next season. The only stars are the fans who turn out week in, week out.




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18 Mar 2018 17:18:36
Sorry GG, Morata got his goal but we are playing with ten men with Bayakoko on the pitch. Kante is playing like two men at the moment.




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18 Mar 2018 07:57:17
His ego has certainly escalated in recent years and his bizarre after match interviews were getting embarrassing for us although he was suffering the 'transfer' syndrome that seems to beset us every year and has had an impact on Conte. At the moment I would not have too much confidence in the Alexis Sanchez bit of business, 'can' win you a game but can equally be completely missing in others.




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11 Mar 2018 10:31:45
I was never a huge Costa fan because of his antics but you knew clearly why he got booked, Morata however is becoming something of a farce, he's getting booked time and again for basically nothing but stupidity. I was a huge fan of his having seen him in both Spain and Italy, always classified as fragile for whatever reason, but I was pleased when we bought him but the guy has proved a dreadful disappointment. When a £60m+ player is not getting picked there is something seriously wrong.