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30 Dec 2019 00:38:58
So I'm hearing Chelsea are linked with Upemacano. Interesting if true given Arsenal been after him for ages.

1.) 30 Dec 2019 10:28:03
2020 looks feasible for him.

2.) 30 Dec 2019 14:35:06
That would be a brilliant acquisition, the pairing of Rudiger and Upemacano would strike fear into the hearts of most teams. If this does actually happen, then I assume that Christensen will be leaving?

3.) 30 Dec 2019 17:07:23
If this has come from Carefree Youth, he was talking about Aubameyang putting a transfer request in after the game. The account always puts mysterious posts up and the rumour mill goes crazy before they state what they meant.

Don't think we're after Upemacano.

4.) 30 Dec 2019 18:16:31
Spot on J. It seems that's way.

5.) 31 Dec 2019 05:42:02
Will Ake be our first signing?

6.) 31 Dec 2019 09:52:17
I hope not he isn’t good enough.

7.) 31 Dec 2019 10:50:10
I agree with J and don't think Upemacano is likely in January (and don't think was on Ed002's list) . Would guess Ake and perhaps Sancho possible in this tricky winter window, but Ed002's list of possibilities (my thanks added to those of others for this) of course the best guide as always to what might or might not happen.

8.) 31 Dec 2019 14:43:06
Why would we want Ake? He’s not an improvement on what we have. Upemacano is available for €40m, and is tipped to be one of the best defenders in the world.

9.) 31 Dec 2019 15:05:10
Let’s see what happens but we are short of natural left sided players.



18 Dec 2019 21:58:13
Guys there you have it - Osimhen is the latest player we are linked with. Add him to the list I did yesterday.

1.) 18 Dec 2019 23:37:20
decent player very good option for us to sign he's battle with tammy for a spot . id imagine going for some1 more high profile like werner would mean ud nearly have to gaurentee um as d main man.

2.) 19 Dec 2019 08:39:19
I'd prefer Osimhen not to join Chelsea- and wait a little longer before leaving Lille because I have no doubt in my mind that he would be the top striker for one of Europe elite team very soon rather than come to Chelsea to fight for a first team shirt with Tammy Abraham. He's better than Chelsea's bench.

3.) 19 Dec 2019 08:41:16
But I think its the right time for Samuel Chukwueze to join Chelsea if the club wants him.

4.) 19 Dec 2019 13:49:23
Chukwueze is fairly raw, however a lot of potential. Will chelsea pay the amount being quoted - very doubful.

5.) 19 Dec 2019 14:34:23
At a top club, we need some top players. Remember when we had Drogba AND Crespo? Or When we had Vialli, Hughes and Zola fighting for two spots and didn't we have Flo as well? Competition is good. I would like us to get the best strikers we can. I would love for us to sign Timo Werner [23]. The rumour is that he is destined for B. Munich and it is unlikely we can get him in January. But money talks and we can offer much better wages. I think we should be looking at players with a little experience at the top level rather than just great prospects.

6.) 19 Dec 2019 20:07:33
i would say very much so timo wernee should be top of the striker list the man is a goal machine he's exactly what we need to push tammy even higher or maybe steal his spot at the moment let's be honest bats and big giroud are never going to displace him. never heard of chukweeze in my life so id imagine who ever he is he's fairly young an raw . wat is the point in signin another raw talent we already have that with pulisic an hudson odoi albeit pulisic is probably not that raw but still relatively young an plenty improvements can come from him but he's been great so far.



15 Dec 2019 15:11:24
Frank Lampard is keen for recruitment staff to start work on finding potential new goalkeepers for the summer. There are some doubts over whether Kepa will remain as the club's long-term No. 1.

1.) 15 Dec 2019 16:02:25
André Onana of Ajax would be a keeper worth buying.

2.) 15 Dec 2019 16:32:27
I can’t remember his name, there’s young German keeperplaying in bundesliga, big and tall; read about him; huge potential and vocal,

3.) 15 Dec 2019 16:35:07
IMO it would end being another KDB - Salah situation.

4.) 15 Dec 2019 16:49:21
I will say that Onana is a terrific keeper. If Chelsea ever were to replace Kepa then he would be my choice.

5.) 15 Dec 2019 18:10:38
That would be Alexander Nubel Matt Martin. Odysseas of Benfica also looks a good prospect.

6.) 15 Dec 2019 19:20:21
Think we saw the best option on Saturday: Aaron Ramsdale.

7.) 15 Dec 2019 20:36:46
I agree with TomB we must give Kepa more time and decent settled first choice back four to protect him better.



29 Nov 2019 08:34:14
- Willian Chelsea contract in 'bizarre' stalemate.
- Chelsea are 'aware' of Jadon Sancho Dortmund situation.
- Wilfried Zaha is 'on the Chelsea radar'.

Updates via The Telegraph Matt Law.

1.) 29 Nov 2019 11:11:17
I have a feeling that Pedro, Giroud and maybe Alonso will leave this window, subject to our ban will being lifted.

I also think Willian will eventually sign a new contract despite Matt Law referring to the negotiations as “bizzare”

I don’t think we will rush to replace Giroud if he goes in January but we would need a left back (please Chilwell) and maybe another wide player. I’m not a big fan of Sancho, so I hope we look elsewhere.

2.) 29 Nov 2019 14:11:35
I think your right Tom. Lampard has hardly utilised Pedro, Giroud and he seems to have found alternative ways to get around not playing Alonso. So I would be surprised if they remained at the club post January. I doubt a Giroud replacement is necessary unless we get someone on loan as a short term cover.

Willian is an interesting one, I would prefer that he signs a new contract and stays. We need senior players and to his credit he has been pretty good and deserves his place in the lineup on merit.

I am hopeful the ban is lifted
and we are active in January but how likely is it that Leicester parts way with Chilwell? He would be great for us but I think summer is more realistic unless you know something I don't. If Chilwell is not up for sale then I doubt we will buy a left back should the ban be removed in January. I believe his the top target for Chelsea.

I would take Sancho who seems to be up for sale in January. Given his age and the fact that he has enormous potential could be great for us. Should that fail then I can see the club go for Zaha.

My ideal January scenario;


3.) 29 Nov 2019 14:26:38
I’d love Chilwell in January but really cannot see Leicester selling with their season going so well.

Ziyech is my choice for RW, desperate to see a left footer to give us a new dimension.



18 Nov 2019 15:50:56
So what is your team vs Man City Guys?

My team for the game is the following; two main talking points - Reece James and Kante.


Reece James



I think Reece James is the player to handle Raheem Sterling. He is very quick and will be able to overpower Sterling physically. Azpi is a great professional, however, he will be beaten too many times should he start given his lack of pace and Sterling's pace and trickery. Furthermore, Reece James will be able to make the most of any attacking chances we create which will be vital for us in this game. He can build on that performance vs Zaha. The rest of the back 4 are no brainers.

I would keep the combination of Kovacic and Jorginho in the middle of the park. Not only have they been phenomenal this season, however, in a game like this they will be able to keep possession for us which is important. Against Man City you need players that are confident in possession and are press resistant and these two are the very best in our sqaud in terms of possession and resisting the opposition press. If we can't keep hold of the ball vs City then it will be a long afternoon.

Kante's energy will be important in this game and he is defensively more astute which will be very important vs Man City. Mount's omission makes us less threatening perhaps but I think Mount's influence will be minimal and Kante's will be significant.

The rest of the guys in the line up are no brainers.

What do you guys think?

1.) 18 Nov 2019 17:22:10
I would pick your exact team CFCShak.

2.) 18 Nov 2019 19:59:24
Good team Shak.

3.) 18 Nov 2019 20:04:01
I’d go with that too but I just hope frank sticks with Reece, I think he’ll start Azpi and then Reece midweek. Now N’Golo is back we can rotate in midfield as well. Mount should come in midweek to give Kovacic another rest.

4.) 19 Nov 2019 08:34:54
If only Kovacic can score.

5.) 19 Nov 2019 14:56:19
My team as well Shak but I have a feeling he will somehow squeeze Mount in as well, possibly for Pulisic. Not my choice but I think Lamps will play him for his pressing and energy.

6.) 19 Nov 2019 18:30:25
I have the same feeling too G8. Plus we got a big game against Valencia shortly afterwards.

Does anyone know if Pulisic has recovered from the hip injury? If Pulisic is free from injury then I think he will cause City problems, however that is dependant on whether or not he is selected.




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17 Feb 2020 22:07:01
Evening Gents,

Disappointing loss. The less said these days the better.

Positive - Giroud.



13 Feb 2020 18:18:32
Hakim Ziyech is an absolute steal in the modern day transfer market for the fee agreed. I'm not sure how Chelsea managed to do that but kudos to those involved in the deal.

I think that ends our pursuit in Sancho given the fees involved. We need strengthening in multiple areas and we should not put all of our eggs in 1 basket. Maybe signing Sancho for the enormous fee quoted would have comprised other areas? We still need a striker and defensive reinforcements.

Ziyech is an absolutely brilliant player and at 26 he has all his best years ahead of him.

1.) 13 Feb 2020 20:17:01
I think it definitely would have affected our bussiness for other areas if we went for Sancho. Seems like a Sancho deal could very easily go over 200m when you include everything which is just outrageous. We have too many positions to strengthen and i'd much rather use our budget for multiple positions than use soo much on 1 player. Can very easily sign 3 or 4 top quality players with the money it'd take to sign Sancho. Ziyech is a great start though, brilliant player. Surprised he wasn't snapped up in the summer tbh.

2.) 13 Feb 2020 20:28:32
I wouldn’t be surprised to see Sancho stay at Dortmund another season. He could still end up here. Think going to United would ruin his career and City didn’t treat him great so think he might want to wait out another year. He’d be rotated to much at Liverpool too.

3.) 14 Feb 2020 00:19:35
Well Dortmund are clearly pricing Sancho away from any potential move.

However, if there is a club that will overspend for a player then that is Man Utd. They will make him their highest earner and their record signing with ease. It won't work out for him there too.

IMO Chelsea did the safe thing and snapped up Ziyech whilst they could. I would rather see us sign a few more quality additions with the funds we have.

4.) 14 Feb 2020 09:52:29
I still think PSG will offer silly fees for Sancho, especially with the prospect of losing Mbappe, Cavani and Neymar in one summer.

5.) 14 Feb 2020 12:49:10
Good comment CFCShak; 'safety first' is indeed a smart philosophy.

6.) 14 Feb 2020 14:09:57
Agree Shak I’d like Sancho but can’t be greedy we have Ziyech now for me who is a quality European forward and two up and coming youngsters in CHO and Pulisic who can battle it out to play on the opposite side. I hope we play Ziyech on the right and not in the centre so he can cut in and use that wand of a left foot.

Much rather see us use the rest of the funds for a quality striker, defensive midfielder, left back and goalkeeper. I think Sancho will stay at Dortmund.



01 Feb 2020 14:41:34
Very lucky to get anything out of this game. The most unlikely goalscorer of a brace - Rudiger.

It just goes onto confirm how poor we are at scoring goals these days given that our CB has had to bail us out with headers.

I think it's fair to say that Tammy has had a great opportunity this season to show us what his capable of and cementing his position in the team long term. Barring the initial goals at the start of the season he has been poor at best. He misses far too many chances week in and week out. Poor hold up play. He did that last year at Villa too. He hasn't cut it out for me and not good enough.

I would rather see Giroud play now who will be able to help us in our unlikely quest for the top 4.

1.) 01 Feb 2020 15:02:45
I think your being really unfair on Tammy. He started the season like a rocket and has come off the boil slightly. His hold up play has improved considerably and we always miss him when he doesn't play. I just think that to say after half a season, when he has become integral, that one of our youngsters isn't up to it is unfair. And we can also remember that he is playing no where near 100% fit.

2.) 01 Feb 2020 15:12:09
i thought his hold up play today was dreadfull to be honest he got bullies around the park anytime he tried to get in front of his mab.

3.) 01 Feb 2020 15:44:38
Tammy misses too many, played through the pain today and worked hard. But when crosses come he “flaffs “ at them, doesn’t seem to attack ball with any conviction. If tammys one on one or free header your 50/ 50 as to weather he will score, like morata was, we needed a gunman, someone who gets a half chance and turns it into a goal,

4.) 01 Feb 2020 15:52:23
He was playing through an injury so it'll be harsh to criticise him today. He hasn't been himself for a while but when it's his first season with the first team and considering the amount of games he's played it's no surprise he's struggling. Same with Mount, gets a lot of criticism and shouldn't really be starting but there's no better options and he's playing through the pain barrier too. Would hope Giroud is given a go after the break because i agree Abraham hasn't been clinical enough for a while and i think Giroud would eat up Reece's crosses. Break comes at a good time, Pulisic should be back and it's more time for Ruben to gain fitness.

5.) 01 Feb 2020 16:00:46
I suppose that comes to the crux of the problem at Chelsea. Do we stick with these talented but green youngsters and hope they are good enough to build a great side out of. I would do that but I do think at a big club like Chelsea time will always be a problem.

6.) 01 Feb 2020 16:13:45
I may sound harsh but the truth is we are Chelsea and we need a top class centre forward who bails us out of problems. He is 22 years old and could be considered young but I would prefer a striker who has more body balance, power and finesse when it comes to scoring goals. I just don't think Abraham is good enough to lead our line unfortunately.

I've seen a lot of Tammy Abraham last year at Villa alongside my brother who is a Villian and I'll be honest he was the same last year too. Needed many chances to score a goal and that was at championship level.

I may be wrong and he may turn out to prove me wrong and if he does il be the first to congratulate him.

7.) 01 Feb 2020 16:53:30
Who would be you’re answer then Shak?

8.) 01 Feb 2020 17:03:36
Josh I hear what you are saying but it's a risk probably worth not taking in my opinion. You need a balance of class, experience and youth but this team is too much on the youth side.

9.) 01 Feb 2020 19:29:23
I like the man you have referred to Raul J as a hold up man.

But my preference would be Werner or Dembele. More achievable.



22 Jan 2020 07:56:12
Lampard is taking a huge amount of criticism on my platforms for his lack of tactical nous and our dreadful form of late. I won't disagree with the views I've seen on here.

However, I would like to see how he fares when given the opportunity to have better players in the team. Will he use them effectively or will he trust the same players we witness week in week out.

1.) 22 Jan 2020 08:11:36
I think fans are getting bored with the same cliches Shak.

Individual errors he can’t do anything about but in the same way he got plaudits against Spurs, he deserves criticism for last nights performance, substitutions and game management.

2.) 22 Jan 2020 11:31:09
100% agree Tom.

3.) 22 Jan 2020 12:32:18
I think he is genuinely struggling on a number of levels and is unsure of his best eleven.
The recent performances indicate a lack of confidence among a lot of players which can often be a lack of clarity and leadership.
Arsenal under Emery would not have responded as they did last night.
Despite the constant mantra of not converting chances it doesn't address the reality that we create very few gilt edged opportunities particularly against more defensive teams.
We are also not utilising the squad we do have with Giroud and Pedro being frozen out just about all season.
I can see this all ending in tears next Autumn.



21 Jan 2020 22:22:45
I'll keep it sweet and simple today.

Once again another poor performance. Vs 10 men of Arsenal you would expect barrage of attacks, however as per norm useless possession based football. Frustrated ain't the word today.

It's been a while since I've seen Kepa make saves. Oppositions need only 1 or 2 chances and they score passed him. Useless.

{Ed047's Note - two shots two goals mate

1.) 21 Jan 2020 22:26:26
Draw that feels like defeat. We need to put the money where the mouth is and buy some quality. If there is even a hint of Sancho or Werner or even Cavani available, get the deal done.

2.) 21 Jan 2020 22:34:23
100 percent but wel bluff around with money an end up buyin redmond or someone knowing how wev gone the last 4 or 5 seasons transfer wise.

3.) 21 Jan 2020 22:34:54
Hard as it is though, we are streets ahead of Arsenal. They really are in a mess. No chance of getting top 4. We have a chance. They are terrible. The capital is still blue, only one london winner of the champions league so less of the trolling.

{Ed047's Note - streets ahead, you call that streets ahead 🤦‍♂️🤣🤣

4.) 21 Jan 2020 22:38:48
Ed047 thanks for the stat. I kind of gathered it would be something woeful as it usually is the case with him.

Leno today made a few saves today and you think when would Kepa start doing that for us? I think Kepa has been given a fair chance to shine with Chelsea and his only gone and done the complete opposite. At this rate we are better off asking Cech to put on his gloves one more time.

{Ed047's Note - haha, it was just as I read your post that the commentator said it Shak.

I’m not convinced by Kepa either, came with a great rep but is struggling, but I do remember a lad called De Gea was the same so you never know but he doesn’t look great right now.

5.) 21 Jan 2020 22:50:12
The problem is how long do Chelsea wait for him to turn the corner and start performing for us? His almost had 2 years at the club and he hasn't looked solid at all.

This season hasn't been good on his part and as fans you can't help but feel the pressure.

6.) 21 Jan 2020 23:23:26
Well come over to the side that knows about Kepa Shak. I’m sure Tom will be coming along soon.

7.) 22 Jan 2020 00:01:59
I’ve never left. He wasn’t the problem tonight. Lamps was!

8.) 22 Jan 2020 01:59:20
Know you just look for the easiest to blame or get on the bandwagon same with Jorghino last month it was all his fault your not getting the problem in the bigger picture pal.




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12 Feb 2020 17:56:43
Ed2 your input here is immense as always. I really appreciate the info you provide to us all. Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}



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24 Jan 2020 21:03:51
Let's be honest even Chelsea know Kepa is struggling. Joe Cole pretty much summed it up, the next 4 months are massive for him.



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24 Jan 2020 21:01:19
Good time for the big man to return.



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12 Jan 2020 18:20:18
Kante is a world class player and will forever be a legend for us. I think he deserves his exit if he wants to try something new. I couldn't disagree with your post J.

Next year he will be 29 years and it will be the perfect time to sale him and recoup some money.



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08 Jan 2020 22:36:27
Haha. Love the response Ed. Seems like the most bizarre rumour from them all. Midfield is probably the last position the club are looking to strengthen. Kante, Kovacoc, Jorginho, Mount, RLC etc.




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17 Feb 2020 20:53:11
Batshuayi has missed 3 sitters today. I feel bad for the lad, his clearly struggling with confidence and Lampard throws him in the deep end.

What has Giroud done? Lampard doesn't seem to favour him at all.



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14 Feb 2020 00:19:35
Well Dortmund are clearly pricing Sancho away from any potential move.

However, if there is a club that will overspend for a player then that is Man Utd. They will make him their highest earner and their record signing with ease. It won't work out for him there too.

IMO Chelsea did the safe thing and snapped up Ziyech whilst they could. I would rather see us sign a few more quality additions with the funds we have.



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02 Feb 2020 08:43:39
It's very difficult to complete deals, however credit to G8 for being able to confirm where the interest was via Olive. Just because the club has strong interest it doesn't mean that the transfer will happen.

Credit to G8 for the insight and for making the posts very readable. Thanks mate.



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01 Feb 2020 19:32:01
Let me tell you which player makes an immediate impact at Chelsea - Jack Grealish. The guys is absolutely brilliant.



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01 Feb 2020 19:30:54
I wonder how many times we will get a bail out of jail before we start serving the long sentence for our recent form.