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19 Jan 2019 14:09:59
Hey lads, obviously everyone on here knows I don’t have contacts and have never claimed to but like during the bakayoko transfer as I know a good friend of his who told be he’ll be coming to Chelsea and I shared just thought I’d share also that Fekir is thought to be the player we’d be after to replace Eden if he leaves.

Hope Eden stays and we still go for Fekir which could happen too? Just thought I’d share.

Cheers and looking forward to the big game this evening.


1.) 19 Jan 2019 14:52:50
Fekir IMO can play left but is more of attacking midfielder, not an out and out winger, seems odd replacement, insigne would be best hazard replacement.

2.) 19 Jan 2019 15:51:30
Well Mart for our national team Fekir does play wide, but yeah he is more effective in a 10 role and it is his preferred role probably why he isn’t as effective in the national team.

3.) 19 Jan 2019 17:02:43
fekir would have the bit of creativity and magic we need and of course had a few goals in hin.



09 Jan 2019 08:45:35
9 years now that I’ve been on this site and it’s the first time that I’ve seen the focus fixed on who’s Positive and who’s negative and to be honest that’s a stupid approach for a banter page.

If I’m being honest off the top off my head G8 and TomB are the only two posters who are positively constructive with their comments while a whole lot other barely make any sense but are quick to call others out as being negative.

Some comments can be “toxic” yes I use this word cause it’s pure drivel but some really good posters who banter and look at things objectively (not always in support with our beloved blues) but objectively nonetheless are called fake fans and negative and for the good of the site this has to stop. It’s a banter page and though I do agree that “ it is my opinion” is not a good argument nor a constructive defense of ones points, some posters do have constructive criticisms and instead of banter everyone turns on them.

We all live Chelsea a bit too much but what can I say it’s hard not too so how about we stick to banter and stop the personal attacks.

Ps. Jorginho had a good game, but I stick to my point against smaller teams who sit back he just doesn’t have what it takes ala Cesc, Busquet Verrati, Pirlo s etc to make that defense splitting pass. Let’s banter.


1.) 09 Jan 2019 10:14:13
i get your point being a banter page and maybe your right we shouldn't get so worked up an negative a lot of time i just say stuff for a bit of reaction of certain posters i no il get 1 off haha but yeah it is a very toxic place this site at times i always love tom b s insight.

2.) 09 Jan 2019 10:53:28
I never get any shoutouts on here : ( . lol.

3.) 09 Jan 2019 12:51:01
Agreed about Jorghino against teams who play defensively as he offers nothing creatively which we desperately need from at least one of the three CM players.
Additionally not one of them has a record of scoring regularly which heaps a major pressure on the front three.
Luiz has taken over the reponsibility of playing Cescs role leaving Jorghino to pass the ball 15 yds sideways or back.
The whole balance of the team isn't right at the moment but at least we seem defensively more solid.



17 Nov 2018 07:03:32
Apparently Pulisic is coming in, that would be a brilliant signing. Let Willian go and use Pedro and Pulisic on the right flank. All we need now is a striker and we can go on to challenge City properly.


1.) 17 Nov 2018 07:31:13
We can only dream. Please give us info ed1 or ed2.

2.) 17 Nov 2018 08:19:34
Truly we can only dream. Pulisic is something! What a player if we can bring him in.

3.) 17 Nov 2018 08:41:51
We need Willian as Hazard's backup.

4.) 17 Nov 2018 08:52:40
A lot of rumours about pulisic, however they all appear to be spineless, it's the same story being recycled by most the tabloids. Why would Dortmund sell at this stage of the season? I find it hard to believe.

Ed1 do you know anything about the above?


{Ed001's Note - nothing about him moving in January. I know he was considering his options if Dortmund did not show that they could challenge in Europe, but they would not be happy to let him go now and I doubt he would force his way out. It would go against character for him to do that, he is not Dembele and he is very well advised. The summer would be when I expect him to move.}

5.) 17 Nov 2018 09:12:06
Thanks Ed1. I thought the rumours sounded a bit over the top for January.

The summer is a long way away so rumours about a summer deal should be left for then. Anything could happen before the summer, currently he hardly plays, he could get injured, he could lose confidence due to playing time etc. Seems like paper nonsense blowing both January and Summer options. So if they get January wrong they can push for summer.

{Ed001's Note - well you never know, Chelsea might have seen an opportunity and Dortmund need the funds to invest in the team, but it seems unlikely. Sarri does want a right winger though. I just feel it unlikely and have not heard anything regarding them looking to sell, quite the opposite. Last I heard they were trying to push offers away to keep a team together so they can try and win the title and be competitive in Europe.}

6.) 17 Nov 2018 09:52:09
Nice one Ed, appreciated mate.

{Ed001's Note - welcome mate.}

7.) 17 Nov 2018 10:07:50
Ed001, the report does say that Pulisic won't extend and Dortmund are looking to sell in 2019. (Which is in line with what Ed002 said earlier)

Could it be possible that we are looking to get this deal done early and pay a little extra? This would ensure less hassle if some other club decided to hijack the deal in the summer. Moreover, with Moses possibly gone in January, we might be left a little short of cover on the wings.

The way I see it, this is a win-win for both the clubs. (And Dortmund already have a lot of attackers from what I have seen)

{Ed001's Note - it is certainly possible mate, like I said I expected him to move next summer, so it might make sense now he is on the fringes. He always said he wanted to move to the Prem but he does want guarantees about game time. Not sure Chelsea would give him them. There is certainly interest there, but the reports do seem to be jumping the gun in the hope of being proven right later, because no one remembers the wrong guesses, just when they get it right early.}

8.) 19 Nov 2018 11:33:25
I have only see Pulisic play 3 or 4 times but I have been underwhelmed - at a reported £70m there are much better options out there.

9.) 20 Nov 2018 12:54:22
Yet another over hyped player whose performances this season have been average at best.
He certainly would not be an improvement on Willian and the transfer fee being mooted is ludicrous for a player unable to command a fist team place in a weaker league.
If we are to spend big money it needs to be on players who will substantially improve our first eleven .

10.) 22 Nov 2018 10:14:53
I think Pulisic is a little better than Jordan Sancho that some group of Chelsea fans seem to prefer. I feel his (Pulisic) not being in Borussia Dortmund starting eleven this season is cos of his refusal to extend his deal with the club. I don't think Pulisic is over hyped- he's a very good player imo maybe not worth £70m at the moment. He can replace Willian in the Chelsea squad.



18 Aug 2018 23:03:35
Was I the only one that thought Kovacic was Hazard at times the way he glided passed players. He’s going to be a steal if he continues like this. I hope the club make his move permanent. Hazard and Kovacic changed the game.


1.) 19 Aug 2018 00:44:02
No mate. I got confused too, couldn't tell the difference.

2.) 19 Aug 2018 01:02:32
Hahaha, I thought the same thing too. The best thing about him asides his skill is his ability to win back the ball.

3.) 19 Aug 2018 01:08:14
He’s quite the complete centre mid. Personally i thought he was a better all round midfielder than Kroos. Kroos is better on the ball but I do think he’s abit lazy and slow.

4.) 19 Aug 2018 07:09:17
KingFrank let's not start comparing players cos Kroos in on another level number.

5.) 19 Aug 2018 10:41:34
Obinna, you complain when people ridicule your opinion. Yet here you are telling someone else off for giving theirs.

6.) 19 Aug 2018 12:05:34
Please KingFrank, I am sorry I apologise, I don't mean it that way. I'm just caught up in the euphoria of the kind (beautiful) of football that Chelsea is playing. Sorry mate.



14 Jul 2018 21:41:05
And for the first time in 6 years I’m certain Hazard won’t be playing Chelsea blue again. It’s been coming, but I have to say it stings a bit yeah we could replace him and go on to win the league build a great side, but boy did I have a soft spot for that guy. Hope we go for two or three top players. Personally I’d go for two or three of the players on this list obviously the money we get for him could well be used to strengthen the squad as a whole:

Direct or similar replacements
Julian Brandt

Other positions to further strengthen the squad
Milinkovic Savic
Saul Ninguez

We go on, look at Liverpool after having lost Coutinho they spent his money wisely by investing in the squad not just a direct replacement.

Two from the first list and one of the three in the second for example would be great.


1.) 14 Jul 2018 21:56:44
Brandt / bailey should be option anyway to cover Pedro, and hazard leaving not few can come in, Asensio be good, maybe Dembele of Barcelona? Dybala, big name has to come in,

2.) 14 Jul 2018 22:24:41
Good post ELI. Eden Hazard is world world class and like you I'm so sad he might go. 1 (in particular) and 1 or more others on here have doubted his class but what do they know? Always negative. Eden, thanks for the memories and hope you stay.

3.) 14 Jul 2018 22:49:57
Also noted maybe signing few of these would want to keep him here?

4.) 14 Jul 2018 23:30:38
Hazard's words doesn't confirm 100% that he's gone - there's still some ifs. Bottom line is that Chelsea has to show more ambition in the transfer window to keep him or succeed without him.
Courtois' instagram response to Lukaku's post sees him call London his home- I wonder what he means by that.
All hope isn't gone, they might still stay or maybe Hazard alone could still stay on at Chelsea. Fingers crossed.

5.) 14 Jul 2018 23:34:14
I think we're pushing it a bit here about Hazard leaving. It's not as simple as Hazard saying or hinting he wants to go and then he gets sold. It's not easy to sign a star player from another club. Sandro, Koulibaly, De Gea, Griezmann etc should be examples.

It won't be easy for Hazard to leave, it's all good and well Hazard hinting many things, however Real Madrid will have to offer something silly for chelsea to even consider selling him, also how will they feel if we say we want cash + Asensio/ Isco It's not going to be easy at all.

We have signed Jorginho and I'm sure many others will arrive and it will be attacking football under Sarri which is what Hazard wants. Surely if Chelsea play hard ball, RM will back off then Hazard signs a new contract or does he risk waiting. Maybe future signings convince him to stay.

6.) 15 Jul 2018 00:35:21
Let’s hope he doesn’t but if he does we need two star wingers. Bailey should be here anyway to replace either Pedro or Willlan. If Bailey does come Griezmann or Martial has to be the other.

{Ed018's Note - pretty sure Griezmann has come out and said he will stay at Atletico}

7.) 15 Jul 2018 09:11:49
Yeah it was coming and I don't blame him. He could do with a new challenge. The key is to replace him wisely.

8.) 15 Jul 2018 09:37:17
Eden Hazard - “We knew already for a while that Sarri was going to become the new manager. If he's a good manager? If he let's me win trophies, yes. Dries Mertens has told me he's a good coach. We'll have to work hard. The Italian way, but we were used to that with Antonio too”

I wonder why the media missed this part out and why everyone is overlooking it!

9.) 15 Jul 2018 10:48:31
I personally think that's Eden saving face for if the move doesn't happen Shak, think we all know where he'll be playing if it's up to him and who can blame him? More money, more exposure and more chance of winning the big one! Although as mentioned there will be stupidly high pressure on him to fill one of the best players of all times boots.

10.) 15 Jul 2018 11:05:32
Gold post, and I agree Hazard will leave. To be fare to him he could have gone 3 years ago but was loyal to the club.
We will let him go but on current pricing he is around £180-200 million. Courtoise has got to be 40-50. Could have been more but isn’t he in his last year.
Club have put down a marker beating city to jorghinio.
App looks like rugani is coming"
Personally a big fan of dybala and they need to claw back some cash’s.
Interesting 2-3 weeks.

11.) 15 Jul 2018 10:37:03
Ed, do you think Chelsea would push to include Asensio in any talks over Eden? Surely Asensio wouldn't like spending another season as a non-starter, and Chelsea would need a top talent to replace Eden.

{Ed018's Note - I feel like it’s been mentioned somewhere on here in the past that Asnesio has been part of the discussions Chelsea and Real Madrid has earlier this summer when discussing Hazard.}

12.) 15 Jul 2018 13:37:16
Could be the compromise, pretty sure they value him at £150m or something but he is bound for great things.

13.) 15 Jul 2018 22:35:29
I think we need to remeber has Ed002 said on few occasion long ago Chelsea is not a club to stand in the way of any player who wishes to move, if the player is happy and the club get a reasonable deal the player is always allowed to go and rightly so no point keeping somone around who’s heart is elsewhere there only humans. It’s his dream to play for Madrid we’ve had 6 very fortunate years andnare going to make an astounding profit I should imagine if he goes now which I think. Most likely I can only wish him and Courtois nothing but the beat.

14.) 15 Jul 2018 22:39:14
Why don't Chelsea show 'that ambition' first by adding Leon Bailey to the squad first as it is now and see how it affects Hazard's decision to leave. Whether he stays or goes we must spend on quality players to be successful. If this is Hazard's way of making the club show more ambition in the transfer market, I am completely with him.

15.) 15 Jul 2018 22:43:54
Yea CFCShak, this quote actually gives us a bit of hope.




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11 Feb 2019 14:50:48
Think the posts on here have been great and constructive enough.

But let’s be honest, the season is far from over, still so much to fight for. You and I know, heck every football fan know this results happen and will continue to happen to every team « big » or « small ».

We will bounce back, we are Chelsea.


1.) 11 Feb 2019 15:14:31
ELI: Every blues supporter is muttering your words as a mantra to change things BUT if we continue to have the persistent offenders still offending, Sarri blind to Jorghino's failings and sadly, when the going gets tough, the tough down tools, we will get turned over badly yet again. As good as Manchester City are, we caved yesterday unbelievably and it looked like a training work out for them. Yesterday saw Sarri get Sarri-balled by Guardiola and if he doesn't think he has the team to play his way then he needs to play to the strengths of what has but his intransigence is going to cost him dearly unless he adapts.

2.) 11 Feb 2019 16:07:37
I’m not sure how accurate this statement is but I’m told (to many teeth Klopp) finished 8th in his first Premiership season and the second coming called Pep finished 4th.

Let’s try and understand this should be a transition season and if we win a pot or two it will be a good season.

3.) 11 Feb 2019 23:41:47
my only worry tom is liverpool and city wherent losing to bournemouths 4-0 and getting trashed 6-0 by rivals.

4.) 11 Feb 2019 23:42:33
that result i blame sarri for in a way because how many more times is he going to pick alonso and jorginho and pedro and barkley an kova when they haven't performed all season.

5.) 12 Feb 2019 01:08:11
I’m sure someone will correct me i am wrong but I think Klopp has finished 8th, 4th and 4th.

Pep finished 4th and then spent about £600 mil.

We should keep Sarri and back him not sack him.

6.) 12 Feb 2019 08:12:43
TomB: In an ideal world we should keep Sarri but historically (maybe even hysterically! ) we do not keep at manager that clashes with the players and we have in Sarri someone who clearly believes in his 'one' way of playing and that will be his downfall. As I and others have said, he must adapt (can he) to the players he has not try and turn them into something they are not. They are not all bad players but they seem at odds with what he wants and if reports are correct that is two 'clear the air' talks in three weeks; doesn't augur well for the future.

7.) 12 Feb 2019 09:06:57
C1955, Klopp had to make changes and the scousers are now a better side and his board backed him.

Pep improved his side with signings and that was as ageing squad a little bit like ours.

The board wanted a change in playing style so they hired Sarri. The board have to make a choice, back or sack but if they sack they will IMO have to invest three or four players anyway.



03 Feb 2019 06:52:57
It’s crazy how there aren’t a lot of posts on the game but as soon as we have a bad half there are tons of posts on how Sarri should be sacked.

I’m actually looking forward to next Sunday, think it’s going to be difficult but with the right approach to the game we could get something at the ethihad.


1.) 03 Feb 2019 09:24:37
ELI your spot on mate. I was thinking the same, it was awfully quiet here yesterday, we didn't even get any live commentary here during the match. It's a shame really, you should expect posts whether you win or lose. I supoose if we keep winning then it will be awfully quiet here.

2.) 03 Feb 2019 09:41:32
Usually against rivals we seem to have the right motivation levels so i am expecing a great game.

3.) 03 Feb 2019 12:04:17
Shak, talking of fans being quiet. The atmosphere in the Shed Upper yesterday was again very subdued.

It seems to me that it’s not only some fans on this site who have been spoilt with success, it’s also the fans at the ground.

The attitude seemed to be, it’s only Huddesrfield so we don’t need to roar our team home.

Even the Zigga Zagga bloke was mute.

4.) 03 Feb 2019 14:30:54
Huddesrfield says it all let’s make notes when we play next week on a good note how good does Huguain look and bad note willian just gave ball away or broke things down again.

5.) 03 Feb 2019 16:10:17
Nibby this is not about beating Huddersfield. These are the kind of games we have dropped most of our points as we have struggled to break down defensive units. Bournemouth, Wolves, Watford, Leicester etc etc. They have all got us on the counter attack.

Anyway are you even a Chelsea fan? You seem more keen to see you do bad then good? Just in case you forgot we WON yesterday . cheer up kid.

6.) 03 Feb 2019 17:48:45
Success spoils fans and that's a fact. Just hope we don't go trophyless for as long as some clubs in the league. Its funny because at the end of a poor season we always end up winning something. The only club in the league that can win tropies under chaos. This has spoilt too many fans.



02 Feb 2019 17:49:43
Agree with the both of you, just to add I think Lova can make that role his own, better defensively and can drive either ball of necessary. Very much mobile. Barkley was immense.


1.) 02 Feb 2019 18:03:08
ELI he does look more than capable to do that role but credit to Jorhinho as he was quality today. Its nice knowing we have someone who could play that role or atleast provide competition for it.

Barkley finally showed he has the required skill to be playing for Chelsea. Its the mind set for him. Immense is the right word.



31 Jan 2019 18:44:07
Duvan anyone? Has Drogba written all over him.




29 Jan 2019 22:07:04
Well Ed001 mate I know you’re superstitious with these kind of things but you guys are so close now, have to really slip up literally in a handful of games to blow this lead. Can’t say I’m rooting for you guys but as a football fan I have to say you guys have been brilliant in all departments so far (midfield perhaps lacking? ) .

Guess with the way Pep spent all his funds in signing defenders, he clearly misunderstood the term « Defending the title ». Haha, I’ll show myself out.


{Ed001's Note - we have a habit of 'slipping up' though mate.}

1.) 30 Jan 2019 11:30:11
We still have to go to Anfield - 'I would love it, I would really love it, if we were to beat them'. Gerrard / Henderson slips - history repeats itself?




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05 Feb 2019 20:28:47
Thanks Ed002, guess if Madrid come for him he’ll d’avoir it if not he’d sign.

Still his decision would be made at the end of the season.




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29 Jan 2019 14:25:00
I thought Rriksen wasn’t looking to ever play for us as we rejected him twice. Honestly, can’t see him signing.




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19 Jan 2019 15:51:30
Well Mart for our national team Fekir does play wide, but yeah he is more effective in a 10 role and it is his preferred role probably why he isn’t as effective in the national team.




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21 Jul 2018 18:54:44
Good point on Ericksen as well as Modric a lot of top teams thought he was lightweight before spurs bought him.




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19 Jul 2018 23:11:18
Fekir is the closest thing to Hasard the French league has had since Eden became blue. As a parisien and someone that follows the league. Trust me when I say Fekir is going to be a world beater.

Ps. I was glad when he wrecked PSG last season.





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14 Mar 2019 20:45:37
And RLC mate thought he was brilliant today.




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05 Mar 2019 11:27:50
I agree on the mentality his confidence is so much like that of Neuer and Casillas’ He never look flustered even when he makes a mistake. I think he needs to work on a few things but he’s only going to get better.




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23 Feb 2019 13:57:17
This wouldn’t even happen on FIFA 19.




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04 Feb 2019 09:00:09
Agreed Shak mate, I never really thought Jorginho could pull a Hollywood pass, though some said he was that kind of player, I think defensively and physically is where most are concerned why I think Kova might be better but Sarri knows best and I’m behind him all the way.

Also I can’t believe some of the posts I’ve seen on here after the win, we beat Huddesrfield 5-0 yes it’s not the best team but remember they were the team that killed our top four hopes last year, you can only beat what’s in front of you. We are not overhyped we are just pleased to see the lads react in the right way and hopefully they carry on next weekend.




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01 Feb 2019 19:57:33
Though I hate the fact Eden keeps flirting with Real, to slate him is just plain cruel, the man obviously loves the club and let’s be honest if he played with the likes of Lamps, DD, Ashley, Essien, JT and Cech at their prime he would have been more epic and wouldn’t have wanted to leave. We have managed two league titles, in large part thanks to him. I know we’re all frustrated but to be honest I’m more frustrated at the board, I think it was Magic who listed the players we have signed in the last few windows, it’s a joke, instead of adding quality we added quantity. Mediocre players, this summer I hope it’s kot the case and I’d Eden leaves, he leaves with my gratitude cause he is a joy to watch so in reply to your question if I was making the choice to sell or not obviously I wouldn’t.

I’ll add quality players around him and CHO and Kante.