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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.



11 Jun 2017 00:34:37
Hey lads, I know a good friend of Bakayoko, anyone that has been on here as long as I have knows I don't do stuff like this for fun so obviously I'm being serious, he gave me some info but I don't think it's my place to go into detail but what I can say is that the deal should go through soon enough; i know it's not saying much but from what he says Bakayoko would be a blue. Have a good weekend guys.


1.) 11 Jun 2017 07:56:54
We've got our very own insider blue! ;-) I trust you to not just post random BS, ELI. Indeed you've been on here for a long time.
I hope you're right, and I think we're lucky that Bakayoko wants to join us.



12 May 2017 05:55:41
Hey Ed, hope you're well? Quick question, are we interested In Bale? Thanks in advance.


{Ed002's Note - Chelsea has not spoken to Madrid about Bale.}

1.) 12 May 2017 23:29:26
Have Real Madrid spoke to Chelsea about Hazard?

2.) 13 May 2017 08:27:05
Look on the Real Madrid page - there was an update re: Hazard there.

3.) 14 May 2017 08:55:45
I'm told RM asked about Hazaard and we told them he is NOT for sale. They asked again last week and we responded with Morata, Isco, Bale plus cash. I just can't see this happening!

{Ed002's Note - Someone is teasing you.}



11 Aug 2016 05:12:38
We're loaning Traore to AJax? Please someone help me understand what's going on at the club, I'm lost.


1.) 11 Aug 2016 06:20:10
I believe the only way Traore would be aloud to leave is that mean that we have agreed a deal to sign another striker. My bet would be on Gabigol or Icardi, fingers crossed.

2.) 11 Aug 2016 06:57:45
But why loan him to Ajax? Why not a team in a more competitive league? Also, Gabigol I really don't see how he offers more than Bertrand anyway, if that were the case (I personally do t think so, but we shall see) .
This has really annoyed me, as it seemed he and Kenedy had broken into the team last year as some of the only positives of our woeful season, and now both of them are seemingly disappearing to the purgatory that is our army of loanees. ) :

3.) 11 Aug 2016 07:07:09
Superfrank I agree. I don't believe he would leave otherwise.
I still believe we might see Remy go.

As long as we get top 4, give some youngsters a chance I'm happy. Hard to say but I don't see us winning the league from the signing Utd have made, I believe they are favourites.
Hopefully I'm proven wrong lol.

Be nice to see a new centre back and a striker.
Remy, Mikel sold and a few loans.

4.) 11 Aug 2016 07:43:29
I agree that someone would probably be coming in to replace Traore. But why? Traore is one of our most talented young attackers, and I don't see what he offers less than Barbosa for example. I'd be really disappointed.
We'll lose him for longer than 1 season if we loan him out now and replace him. Not to mention that it blocks the way for Tammy Abraham, who's on loan now and already got 2 goals in 2 appearances for them.
I sometimes really do not understand what the club are thinking.

5.) 11 Aug 2016 09:05:17
Conte obviously knows what he wants. Shame Traore and Kennedy are going on loan. Get ride of mikel and rely first though!

6.) 11 Aug 2016 10:09:01
Traore's issue is the need to bulk up a bit and Kenedy is not a left back, attacking wing back maybe but I see him as a left winger.

7.) 11 Aug 2016 10:10:43
I rate Solanke highly. I'm hoping we agree a deal with him as I think he could be an England and Chelsea legend.

8.) 11 Aug 2016 10:48:23
has anybody heard his name mentioned once by conte? or has he gone on loan already?

9.) 11 Aug 2016 12:03:28
PSV won the league last year so it's not like it's a walk in the park for Ajax. He needs game time to help him progress. Wasn't going to get that at Chelsea. Odd minutes here and there, so was well worth him going out on loan. Pretty sure that does mean we have someone lined up to come in. Last 20 days of window and think we will be very busy!

10.) 11 Aug 2016 16:27:45
Plus he'll get some champions league experience.




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08 Aug 2018 13:44:33
Ed001 seeing as you know a lot on how Sarri plays I was thinking do you know if Hazard could play the « Mertens » role. As the main striker almost a false nine. I think Eden will flourish in this position with Willian and Hudson-Odoi off him. Just an idea cause honestly I don’t think Morata is the answer, perhaps Michy?!


{Ed001's Note - not a bad idea that, I am sure he could do. It might even suit him better than it did Mertens. He has all the attributes to do it that is for sure. The only thing is that it would then leave you short in the positions behind the striker out wide.}

1.) 08 Aug 2018 14:10:21
Yeah it would, maybe Moses could be cover along with Pedro. Plus we have the Europa league this year as well. So I think everyone would have a fair run out. Think we’re sorted in misfiled and central defense, not sure about Alonso, except from his goals I don’t think he brings much to the team.

2.) 08 Aug 2018 17:30:10
Excellent suggestion ELI but I also think we need some aerial threat which does bring Morata into play and later in a game Giroud. I don't think Sarri will play Hudson-Odoi every game but his performances against Bellerin and Walker were outstanding and warrants more rather than less for him which means Willian, Morata and Giroud, possibly Batshuayi fighting over the last spot.



10 Jul 2018 16:47:02
As much as I follow football and lots of players I must admit I’ve never seen Jorginho play. Anyone able to say what kind of player he is?




29 Jun 2018 15:10:13
All I’m going to say is if RLC isn’t in our team next season everyone in the board should be sacked.


1.) 29 Jun 2018 17:13:52
He has played two games and done ok. But nothing startling, I still feel the issue with him is no different than it was last year or the year before. His ability is not in question. It’s not even his temperament it’s the fact he is lazy. He just does no work hard enough. He is a luxery player and what team can afford one of those.
Trust me I want him to change but i just don’t see.

2.) 29 Jun 2018 18:52:39
ELI, with all due respect, RLC is good but let's trust that the board will make a good decision concerning him and for the club cos they want him playing for the club more than you do. I think you are being a bit ahead of yourself. If the incoming coach deems him ok for the team next season- then it'll be right to state your above response. There are other midfielders at the club presently that are as good as he is or even better vying to prove themselves this season.

3.) 01 Jul 2018 13:49:56
7052andrew: At last, someone sees Loftus-Cheek through open eyes. Mourinho got him spot on; all the talent in the world BUT he ambles around when he hasn't got the ball, rarely makes runs and for a big guy never puts himself about.



20 May 2018 16:35:12
I'm just wondering how many more of these posts perhaps even "comments" on how everyone is going on about Conte leaving; from players and fans a like.

Where do I start, firstly, I would like to make it clear that I am not in any way saying Conte is blame free as far as I'm concerned the only person that is blame free associated with the club this year is Kante, everyone else should be ashamed jumping on the bandwagon of how we don't have enough quality in the team, don't get me wrong once again, cause I agree but to actually hear our players suggest that's the reason why "they" were poor this season is embarasing,

So it's pratically everyone's fault but theirs, come on now, and though we fans can point our fingers at Conte, or the board or one or two or three of the players ( Obviously more ) but for one of the players who actually get to kick the ball to suggest that they are not at fault is embarrasing. For any fan to accept that as a reason is shameful perhaps more than ever it says one thing that we should get used to this, one season we play well and the next we struggle because the manager this, the manager that, it's a joke and unprofessional from our players.

I was glad last night that we won the FA cup, our season wasn't great putting it lightly, little positives, I respect fans who always look for one and understand thse who take it hard, I always like to think of myself as a realist in most things especially for things I'm passionate about, I didn't think wewould win the league, top four yeah why not, I mean more than half that squad just won the league 12 months ago so why is it that only one of the turned up in most important games this season and he's the one not making demands and running his mouth, I understand that the players aren't happy about the season without doubt we all want to see some sort of ambition from the board, but do you know what I would love to see aswell, I would sure as hell love to see our players put in a shift like Didier used to do, like Lamps, JT, Ashley, Essien like Petr used to. I want them to come out and raise their hands up and say" WE WEREN'T GOOD ENOUGH", not making damn demands like pre madonnas, we get to complain, not them at least not in the open like they're doing cause I don't know how most of you see it I for one I'm embarrassed.

Excuse any faults made, had to say my piece.
Rant over.


1.) 20 May 2018 19:08:49
That’s a really good post, you lot are effectively blaming the Manager whilst our lot seem to be balaming our players.

I think your players have too much influence and Roman listens to them too much. They downed tools for Jose before he was sacked and there is clearly unrest against Conte now. He doesn’t always he, p himself but I think his treatment has been pretty shabby.

2.) 20 May 2018 19:58:11
That’s basically our issue. The players will play well for a new manager, but as soon as they’re bored of him they’ll down tools and get the guy sacked. The board have to make a decision whether they let this continue or they back the manager. Problem is whether Conte is the man to back or not.

3.) 20 May 2018 21:07:01



09 May 2018 21:42:21
We had 37 games, not 1, 37 let that sink in before everyone goes batsh*t crazy.

Don't deserve Champions League, didn't do enough in one too many games.


1.) 09 May 2018 22:10:40
Bit of the bat crazy because recent results gave us probably foolish hope - even if we'd won tonight we would still have been outsiders for top 4 place given Spurs and LFC superior goal difference and very winnable last games at home (v Leicester and Brighton) . while we would have had to win away at Newcastle.




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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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09 May 2018 06:59:59
Hes reminds me a lot of hazard when he was at lille.




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17 Aug 2017 13:21:42
Seen nothing like that.




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19 Jul 2017 22:46:01
Matt seems like you wouldn't be happy till we splash say, 220 million on Neymar. Come on pal I think it's been a decent window thus far a right wingback and anothrr attacking player then I think we'd be good to go.





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12 Aug 2018 19:32:39
Agreed, I really think he’s a good striker and links up perfectly too.




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09 Aug 2018 07:53:44
Standard mate as a parisien and one that follows the French league. All I can say is that Fekir is the closest thing to Hazard I have seen in world football. He is like the left footed version of Eden . Plus he has a wicked delivery from set pieces. Obviously Eden is head and shoulders above him but Fekir has all it takes to be a hit.

If we get him keep Eden and Kante I think we would play some beautiful football .




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08 Aug 2018 14:10:21
Yeah it would, maybe Moses could be cover along with Pedro. Plus we have the Europa league this year as well. So I think everyone would have a fair run out. Think we’re sorted in misfiled and central defense, not sure about Alonso, except from his goals I don’t think he brings much to the team.




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05 Aug 2018 11:47:12
Congrats Matt. Hope we win the game be a good gift from the boys to you.




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04 Aug 2018 17:35:53
To be fair not too many midfielders hie Lamps figures not then and not now.