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22 May 2019 20:23:02
So some different rumours in respect of the managergerial saga, ones that make more sense.

Chelsea are not looking to replace Sarri even if they lose the Europa League Final. This season has been a success and he has achieved his target.

However, Sarri will be subject to offers from elsewhere and so if he decides to move on then Chelsea will not stop him. Due to the sight risk being present, Chelsea have shortlisted managers to replace him in that eventuality. That's where Lampard, Tuchel etc all come in.

This would make more sense to me if I am honest. As Ed said, the board won't be influenced by the fans or shall I say the vegetables (as ed mentioned lol) that have booed him this season which the media have used in their argument mainly. I just can't see the board sacking Sarri for delivering a reasonably successful season which of course was an improvement on last year.

1.) 22 May 2019 20:32:01
Totally agree Shak. If he leaves it will be down to him being offered an opportunity elsewhere. I think the seasons been pretty successful. Sarri’s been stubborn but seemed willing to tweak things towards the end of the season. We played very well at the start of the season and I hope with proper recruitment we’d be able to keep that form over a whole season.

Our form dropped off after Morata got injured and Sarri played Hazard as a false 9 instead of trusting Giroud. We never managed to pick up again really after that and I think players partially downed tools a bit. With a new striker this summer hopefully we can get to playing great football again.

2.) 22 May 2019 22:27:34
I’m now getting as bored with the Sarri leaving saga as I have been with the Hazard transfer.

Lets just win the final next week and all go on holiday feeling happy.

3.) 22 May 2019 22:27:47
I want Sarri to stay at Chelsea all day long but if things were to go sideways, I won't want to see Tuchel- named as a replacement if Sarri leaves. I think Chelsea dodged a bullet not employing Tuchel before now. Lampard is just the name that I want to hear. Sarri will win the Europa league and things will be fine.
I did lash him before now but I think he has done a good job so far in little time, he should stay.

4.) 23 May 2019 00:01:18
Yes he deserves to be charge for delivering a pretty successful season. I am of the opinion that we will only get better the more we play his philosophy.

A lot of fans have criticised Sarri and cited luck and the poor form of our rivals as the main reason as to why we finished 3rd. However, a lot of people have forgotten that we would not have been in the position to take 3rd position had Sarri not gone 18 games unbeaten at the start of the season.

However, there is a massive risk that he may walk should Juventus make their interest official.

5.) 23 May 2019 07:56:08
Yea CFCShak, the players will get better playing his philosophy besides, I am tired of unattractive football.

Do you know one funny that I discovered? Ed002 IS MATT LAW (HE JUST HAS TO BE) - their voice is just one and the same (there's no difference) .

6.) 23 May 2019 09:55:12
He can’t be obinna because I’m Matt Law!

7.) 23 May 2019 11:43:49



16 May 2019 22:20:49
CHO to sign a 5 year contract.

1.) 16 May 2019 22:39:31
That would be good news!

2.) 17 May 2019 09:27:38
I hope so. But wouldn't jump the gun.



04 Feb 2019 20:57:28
Whats peoples thoughts on the Courtois situation in the media. He came up with a story of Marina breaking a verbal agreeement which Chelsea have denied and are angry about!

1.) 04 Feb 2019 21:01:43
I think Mr Courtois might have a selective memory complex.

Mind you I wasn’t at the meetings but I would prefer to believe the club.

2.) 04 Feb 2019 21:03:29
He was paid by Chelsea under contract, if his agreement wasn’t honoured that’s not fair but to go on strike and let down fans and talk about a dream move away at every chance is not on and hope the madridista’s turn on him, plus his now talking about hazard moving over there with him, can’t stick the bloke, I do get how these questions are leading for players but don’t keep talking about our club/ players, worry about your front post and keeping those legs closed.

3.) 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.

4.) 04 Feb 2019 22:02:56
He needs to focus on Real Madrid, his happiness could be short lived if he carrys on performing poorly. His too focused on Chelsea despite leaving.

Best case scenario for us here at Chelsea would be if Kepa continues to perform at a high level. Real Madrid would regret not taking Kepa when they had the chance.

5.) 05 Feb 2019 07:53:47
As a person, Courtois is taller than his sense of loyalty and talks too much. I think he should shut up and concentrate on the keeping clean sheets cos at the moment he's swallowing goals like aspirin.

6.) 05 Feb 2019 13:00:24
From what I read on courtois he didn’t even want to leave athletico. We let probably our best ever keeper in Cech go for courtois to take his place and not reach anywhere near Cech standard. He was so over hyped it’s unbelievable. Yes I agree he is a good goalkeeper but not a great goalkeeper. When the team played well and he only only had to make one or two saves he looked good but when the team had problems that’s when his true ability was there for all to see. I will use David de gea as an example, Utd playing bad yet David de gea is keeping them in games and earning his team upto 20 points a season over the past few years. Courtois doesn’t have the mentality to be a world beater and I’m glad he’s gone.

7.) 05 Feb 2019 14:23:41
U didn't add that he's very slow in reacting with his legs, I am guessing that cos of his height, it takes a very long time for information to go from his Central Nervous System (Brain and Spinal cord) to his effectors (hence poor reaction with his legs) .

8.) 05 Feb 2019 14:35:14
NWBLUE you have hit the nail on the head with the comparison to De Gea. Look no further than what De Gea did against Spurs and Arsenal. Countless saves. When the team played badly so did Courtois.

9.) 05 Feb 2019 18:55:28
four words "he is a clown! "

10.) 05 Feb 2019 22:22:18
Kepa every time.

11.) 05 Feb 2019 23:34:20
Agree Nibby. Kepa all day long for me too. Courtois was a bad bad mistake. He should never have replaced Cech.



23 Jan 2019 18:48:33
Looks like PSG have taken a march on us and are on the verge of signing Parades, a player we wanted but maybe had 2nd thoughts on.

1.) 23 Jan 2019 19:02:34
who cares i never even heard of him at a cost of 40 million. go and spend 80 or 90 and actually buy a top class player and make a statement not some average joe soap from the russian league. golovin or golokvin wat ever his name was apparently was d star of the league an he's strugglin big time at monaco aren't we glad we signed him.

{Ed002's Note - Maybe the issue is your lack of knowledge?}

2.) 23 Jan 2019 19:17:03
maybe either way wel still survive without him.

3.) 23 Jan 2019 20:03:52
he could still sign for us magic mate then you have shot yourself in the foot mate haha keep the faith.

4.) 23 Jan 2019 20:27:26
Survival is one thing, but we should want to flourish! To make top 4 we need strengthening this window beyond Higuain. Fact that PSG want to hijack (perhaps already have hijacked) CFC attempt at deal for Parades suggests to me that he's someone who has been scouted by a number of top teams and might have been just want we needed in terms of improving our midfield and offering competition/ alternative to Jorginho.

5.) 23 Jan 2019 20:29:00
Parades is a good player magic. There is no need to say anything else otherwise. His done well at Roma and Zenit. We have scouted him for a while.

6.) 23 Jan 2019 20:45:23
just saying in general i don't no who he is so not bothered either way im sure if he signs for a big club he must he decent but wel survive with or without him and if its with i hope he's a good player.

7.) 23 Jan 2019 21:30:29
If Barcelona paid £75m for De Jong, I think Chelsea might have to pay top money if the club wants Leandro Parades, there's no way around this one besides there's no arguing that Leandro Parades is a good player (that is if the club wants him and if PSG haven't taken the player? ) .

8.) 23 Jan 2019 21:45:25
I thought PSG had dropped out and now going for Allan of Napoli?

9.) 24 Jan 2019 00:27:46
PSG have financial constraints, given that it’s reported that Allan is valued at around £80m according to some newspapers, it doesn’t seem likely.

10.) 24 Jan 2019 01:53:36
ed donwe have another midfielder in mind if paredes goes PSG?

{Ed002's Note - I am not interested.}



21 Jan 2019 20:31:49
All three domino deals will become official tomorrow! #Higuain #Morata #Piatek.

Im excited with the arrival of Higuain. I really hope we sign Parades too. These two players are loyal servants of Sarri who have played under him at Napoli and Empoli respectively.

Sarri needs more loyalty on the pitch from his players. I suspect we have bad eggs in the team and these transfers will go along way in eradicating the issue. They should be able to promote his tactics and hopefully it rubs off on the others too. Something needs to change for the good of the club though.

Its no coincidence Sarri's predecessors suffered from player power too which led to their downfall.

But with new signings i think we will be fine. I am glad the club are backing sarri and making the requested transfers. I don't think the others in the squad will demotivate big players. I don't agree with Sarri there his obviously frustrated.

Any guess at the bad eggs in the team guys?

1.) 21 Jan 2019 20:59:51
I think Willian and Alonso definitely. Hazard and Luiz maybe. Rüdiger, Azpi, Kanté and Pedro all seem proper professionals in my eyes but could be wrong. Kepa has a very good attitude also he’s like a breath of fresh air compared to Courtois.

2.) 21 Jan 2019 21:07:35
As I’ve said in a previous post, we have now had three managers saying similar things, maybe its best to look at the players who have played under those three managers!

This is only a theory!

3.) 22 Jan 2019 00:14:53
He's been a great player for us, but all three times, this "player power" appears when Hazard gets frustrated. JM values result over his fitness and demands defensive work, Conte plays him false 9, Sarri plays him false 9.

I'm not suggesting, if player power exists here, that it's only him, but it could be a very good place to start.

4.) 22 Jan 2019 07:53:15
I have to agree with the suggestions, Hazard, Willian and Alonso seem to be the ones for me. Courtois was a major player in this all in the past.

I love Hazard for what he does on the pitch but my patience with him is running so thin when he speaks to the press. let's be honest, his been at the club for the past 6-7 years and you would expect professionalism when he opens his mouth but his calling out Madrid each time indirectly. He needs to be patient and stop talking and let nature take its course. If Madrid want him then they will have him for the right price. Its simple.

Personally, Hazard has been great for us and the premier league but if he leaves at the end of the season then that isn't the end of Chelsea. It will be a blow of course. However, the club is bigger than each individual and it will give the platform for other younger players to shine. Plus it would mean the end of another era. The board have tried and continue to do so with him but they have been good in all of this so credit where uts due. If he doesn't want to sign a new contract then we should look to move on quickly though and look for his replacement.

5.) 22 Jan 2019 08:31:16
I’m not sure it is in any way relevant but I think there are four players who have been at Chelsea with the last three managers. Willian, Pedro, Azpilicueta and Hazard.

6.) 22 Jan 2019 10:22:28
I can't imagine Azpi not playing well for any manager. He's too professional and constant.

7.) 22 Jan 2019 12:59:16
Totally agree re player power. It’s important we back the right manager to deal with this. Hopefully Sarri is the man. If not we’re buggared 😅.




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06 Jul 2019 16:50:25
Hazard and Morata with add ons brings us close to 200m. If that is true then well done to Marina. Last few years we have made some serious profit from players sales.

Given the situation I'm content with our squad. We have enough there to fight for the top 4. Who knows what could happen if our strikers start finding the net!

Come on Chels!



21 Jun 2019 23:45:44
Very optimistic for next season despite our transfer ban.

We have new signings in Pulisic and loan recalls for Zouma, Tammy Abraham, Reece James, Mount and Batshuayi. That's not bad at all. Don't forget Abraham has improved and could turn out to be the dark horse here.

For me Zouma is a real contender for the first 11, we have a very good crop of CB's. Azpi and Emerson will be the fullbacks with Alonso and RJ pushing. If our strikers can get scoring then who knows. one thing for sure is that we will now play as a unit as opposed to relying on superstar Hazard.

We will have an enthusiastic, passionate manager in Lampard. He will have the fans behind him and that will boost morale all round. I can't wait to see the impact he has on players like RLC and CHO.

1.) 22 Jun 2019 03:45:40
I'd be a lot more optimistic if the likes of Ruben, Odoi and James weren't injured but i'm definitely still looking forward to next season. I agree though i reckon we'll play much more as a unit now Hazard's gone. I'm more intrigued as to how we'll be setting up. 4231? 433? It'll be interesting to see what Lampard does during pre-season. I don't expect us to keep to one formation throughout the season but there are ones that'll allow certain players to play more to their strengths than others. Personally i'd setup in a 4231

Azpi Zouma Christensen Emerson
Kante Jorginho
Pulisic Mount Odoi

Once they're fit i'd replace Azpi for Reece and Ruben for Mount. Abraham to be the back up to Bats but i wouldn't mind him starting instead though. Dasilva to backup Emerson as well. I think this formation will play more to Kante's strengths than a 433, he's our best player now that Hazard's gone and playing him in a two man pivot will get the best out of him which is important. Also with our attack not being as good now Hazard's gone it'll be even more important to make sure we're difficult to score against. With that formation playing more of a counter attacking style against other big clubs would be the best way to go in my opinion.

2.) 22 Jun 2019 07:04:53
The above posts are full of optimism. They are music to my very old ears!

3.) 22 Jun 2019 10:07:26
LondonBlue very good points there mate. I couldn't disagree. I think we will be very balanced being open to change depending who who we play against.

I think there will be extra energy coming from the players with all of this change. It's a new change and approach by the club. Some of these former players will get respect given their successes.

Can't wait for the new campaign!

4.) 22 Jun 2019 10:33:37
The player which I think may surprise us all this coming season is Barkley. Somehow I believe that he may be one of the key players for us this year.

5.) 22 Jun 2019 19:46:40
Well said CFCShak, the Season has not even started and your post is so refreshing compared to another regular posters stance the other Day! As Tom says, we are going to win the league😁.

6.) 22 Jun 2019 23:02:38
Thanks G8, I hope we do push for the league. I remember under Conte everyone had written us off and we went onto to win the league that year. I have every faith in the mighty blues!

7.) 23 Jun 2019 23:21:52
I want Chelsea to win the league, but from my own little knowledge of football, I don't think we will win the league cos there are others that are in a better vantage point to win it. Football is unpredictable though. Blow up pants if your don't like it.

8.) 23 Jun 2019 23:58:35
Blow up pants if your don't like it
Best sentence on here ever.

9.) 24 Jun 2019 08:42:37
Inflatable knickers. They could catch on!

10.) 24 Jun 2019 09:37:14
Sorry for that statement but the person that it was directed to knows himself- certainly not directed to you gianfranco gola.

11.) 24 Jun 2019 09:55:40
Besides its meant to be a joke.

12.) 24 Jun 2019 12:10:55
No need to explain Obinna. The terminology is very funny!

Well, it made me chuckle anyway!



08 Jun 2019 00:04:53
I seen a pic of a guy that used to be a GK at Chelsea a few years, this guy decided to leave through the back door (went AWOL) to sit on Real Madrid's bench.

I wonder if this guy still plays football these days, it's one thing playing for the best club in the world and its another thing just being a passenger Watching the world go by!

Either way this guy has taken a pic next to a Chelsea Legend in Eden Hazard who leaves the club through the front door with the utmost respect and love!



05 Jun 2019 22:57:14
So finally the most obvious transfer in history has been agreed, EH to RM agreed at 89m.

Well as a club we can move on now. I hear the club will announce CHO's contract extension which of course will be a positive.

We need to sort the managerial saga out and then at least we can be be optimistic of direction for next year.

1.) 06 Jun 2019 11:24:00
I think the next few days could be interesting Shak.

If we forget all the now boring Sarri and Hazard stuff, we could have some positive things to look forward to for next season.

2.) 06 Jun 2019 13:31:30
I agree Tom. Hopefully within the nex few days we can resolve the expected and then enjoy a few positives.

I am confident that we will be fine next year.

3.) 06 Jun 2019 13:27:11
How could a club announce an extention that has not been offered or signed

There is a third party assisting Chelsea to keep CHO from the likes of mainly PSG snapping him away and he is doing a good job despite interest from top major European clubs.

4.) 06 Jun 2019 15:21:33
Who knows what's happening with the Kovacic deal? I think it will be a positive too if we sign Kovacic, I really want the club to complete his transfer too- I heard his deal has a deadline. Some of the clubs in England have seen his ability and I think a lot of English clubs will pounce if we don't sign him. I think there's more to come from him.

5.) 06 Jun 2019 17:23:08
I think we will take him as our midfield will be without RLC for a while and we need solid guys in midfield.

6.) 06 Jun 2019 18:57:37
All depends on fee for Kovacic.

7.) 07 Jun 2019 10:33:37
no big deal if we don't get kovacic we could sign better in my opinion . cho is the obvious 1 sign him down to a deal and if ban is lifted a striker needs to be number 1. diego costa any1.



05 Jun 2019 09:15:52
CHO making good progress from his injury and may return sooner than expected. Also be prepared for him to sigh a 5 year contract soon.

1.) 05 Jun 2019 10:32:38
Confirmed via ES now.

2.) 05 Jun 2019 17:28:58
But has he been offered a contract to sign at all. don't believe what the internet says about contracts

Indeed he is recovering very very well

Working on his upper body till fit to play.




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01 Jul 2019 18:45:18
Our transfer activities for this summer have been concluded gents. Pulisic and Kovacic. Not bad given that we are banned.



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27 Jun 2019 17:29:26
As always great post LB90. Things are looking optimistic.



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26 Jun 2019 07:53:32
It's good to have a balance between optimism and reality. I hope we do really well this season.

It's not beyond a miracle that we do really well this season given that the Lampard appointment will boost the playing squad and more importantly the fans. If we can get some momentum going then who knows what can happen. We still have a very good squad and who knows we may have a few young gems I. e. mount, ampadu etc who perform fantastically. Also Lampard may have a positive influence on Barkley. 1 thing for sure without Hazard we will see a unit come out to play every weekend and not look for the big man in every game.

However, there is always the thought that Lampard is still a rookie. Petr Cech who will be the link with the playing staff and board is inexperienced and will he be able to put aside friendship . I hope so.

I am more inclined to believe that we will have a great season.



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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.



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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.




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15 Jul 2019 13:33:52
Sensible post Nobody should be guaranteed first team football. Not at a big club like Chelsea anyway.

The whole point is to perform and then your guaranteed first team football. The motivation must be to perform for CHO. The platform is set for him, it depends on whether he has the hunger and desire to get what he wants at Chelsea. He needs the right attitude to succeed here.



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14 Jul 2019 12:07:57
Just a gentle reminder to a few posters. It's only been 1 week of pre season training and here we are calling players dreadful, out of their depth, rusty. Get a grip will some of you. this is called pre season training for a reason. absolute embarrassment.



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06 Jul 2019 23:29:38
Very well spoken and intelligent is what strikes me the most. He will dominate media duties.



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22 Jun 2019 23:02:38
Thanks G8, I hope we do push for the league. I remember under Conte everyone had written us off and we went onto to win the league that year. I have every faith in the mighty blues!



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22 Jun 2019 10:07:26
LondonBlue very good points there mate. I couldn't disagree. I think we will be very balanced being open to change depending who who we play against.

I think there will be extra energy coming from the players with all of this change. It's a new change and approach by the club. Some of these former players will get respect given their successes.

Can't wait for the new campaign!