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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.



27 Oct 2015 09:38:07
Thanks for the update Ed as usual we appreciate it.

So Looking at that what say you guys? I personally think the name that stands out for me is Griezmann, that would be a signing that sends chills down the opponents spine without him even kicking a ball. if we get him I think we could have some player on our hand. However, Can't help but feel maybe that would be Hazard gone but either way Griezmann would be a great signing just behind the striker. Never heard of Jonathan Calleri, till ed's update so I checked him out, you tube isn't the best way to judge a player but boy at 22 he has scored some beautiful goals. He looks In the mould of Aguero and if Hazard leaves think we should sign him not as a direct replacement but as someone that has the talent to replace Eden plus would have a resale value he is a striker that could also play any where behind another striker. Looking at the back and to be honest I was gunning for Stones but Magical and Jackson now have me leaning towards Marquinhos and even Laporte. With Marquinhos being the main target now I think I'll be definitely be pleased with that. He and Zouma would really compliment each other.

Now the big problem for me is at the center of the park, I really feel we are looking at the wrong places, I for one would love Neves, I think we should do what we can to make sure he joins us but he is in every sense of the word one for the future, Xhaka is a good shout but there is no interest, Tielemans looks like we have a chance and a loan back would be perfect he looks really good but still rough around the edges. But for me, I would love to see Andre Gomes of Valencia. Physicality, vision and technically sound. Top player, surprised we've dropped our interest in Him, thought he was the kind of player Mou would have pushed for.

That said there is still a long way to go and our focus should be on the league and bouncing back as quickly as possible, we do still have a lot of good players and if we could put in a good run till January I think we could still have a season worth while. Again thanks Ed002, really appreciated.


1.) 27 Oct 2015 13:46:28
Griezmann just seems to find ways to score, doesn't he? :-) His technique on the ball isn't as good as Hazard's for example but he's just got that killer instinct. Ideally we'd have both of them in our team. Hazard as a creator, Griezmann as a direct attacking threat.
Marquinhos is obviously a little smaller, but he's not short per se. I think he's around 1m83 or something, so if he's got a decent leap on him then that's more than enough. He's the same height as Thiago Silva and that guy's a beast in the air. But I'd be happy with Stones, Laporte or Süle as well. All of them are already really good and still young enough to become world class. Then after next season (so after 2016-2017) bring back Christensen to perhaps replace Terry. Then we've got Zouma, Cahill, new CB and Christensen as the CB options. That'd look pretty good to me, especially when you consider how rapidly Christensen is developing on loan at Gladbach.
Gomes is one of my favourite players in the world, so I'd run around with a smile on my face for a month if we got him. But with CM as well, there are a lot of fantastic players that we could target. I trust the club to make the right decisions.

2.) 29 Oct 2015 18:44:17
Nice read guys. There's quite a list of players of interest. Who would you like to see moved on from the current squad to accommodate these potential signings?

3.) 30 Oct 2015 10:31:09
I would personally sell Ramires to make space for a new CM. I really like him and he gives his all for the team, a true warrior. But his technique and passing just aren't good enough for us I feel. Mikel I've always liked, and still do. He just brings that calming influence on the pitch, so I'd keep him.
I was never a fan of the Pedro purchase, so if it was possible I'd sell him to bring in Griezmann while still having space then for Kenedy and/or Traore in the squad.
Either Djilo starts playing or we get that new CB and he gets loaned or sold. Then we've got Cahill, Zouma, Terry and new CB next season. After next season maybe Terry goes to MLS or Qatar or wherever (just nog England please, John) and we bring back Christensen if he keeps on developing at Gladbach.

4.) 31 Oct 2015 11:30:50
I agree with your acessment, Ramirez is a warrior and has great work rate. That doesn't outshine those wayward passes and heavy touches. Mikey is awesome squad player an does the job 9/10 when he plays. I don't see why so many fans get on his and want rid. Pedro was a strange buy when Kenedy and Traore can play his position. Griezmann is the dream buy, the past few seasons he has been on fire. Rumours of Costa wanting a return to Spain, may be a swap deal opportunity. CB Christison is currently doing alright at Gladbach, I'd like to see him back. John looks like he's in his last season, so we may see a change in the summer. I'd prefer we to see the youth a chance and not go blowing big money on a CB. We do still have Kalas, not seen much of him this season. He's done ok when given an opportunity. Thanks for taking the time to reply Jackon.

5.) 31 Oct 2015 18:36:34
It's my pleasure, Beedy :-) Happy to share my opinion.



14 Oct 2015 15:14:28
Hey Ed002, hope your doing well quick question if you have the time.

Is the interest in Isco and Koke genuine. And if it is do you think will move for either one of them January or next summer. Thanks.


{Ed002's Note - See previous answer about Isco. In January 2014 Barcelona held talks with Atletico Madrid about Koke and Chelsea also discussed Koke in terms of being part of a possible part exchange deal with a Chelsea player. Atletico wanted to keep him and Barcelona looked to Rakitic instead but interest in Koke still exists from England. After declaring he would not move in the summer of 2014, interest was deferred until next summer. Manchester City see Koke as a possible long-term replacement for Yaya Toure. Chelsea spoke again with Atletico this past summer and made clear they remain interested. Bayern Munich may become interested if he comes up for sale, but again there are other factors that could influence that.}

1.) 14 Oct 2015 17:10:51
Nice one Ed. I'd prefer Isco I don't see Koke leaving personally. I think he's a one club man abit like Gerrard, he loves Atletico.

2.) 15 oct 2015 09:14:13
thanks ed002, agreed magical, i think if we can get neves nd isco i'd be happy with that.

3.) 15 oct 2015 11:32:02
how could you not be happy with isco, eli? :-p he's awesome!

4.) 15 oct 2015 12:41:59
:d, i know jackson i guess it goes without saying, isco would be a fantastic buy. Neves looks a world beater as well.

5.) 15 oct 2015 22:29:14
i can't say i've seen a lot of neves. But he looked very good against us and he's played a lot of games for porto since last season while he was only 17 so there's definitely a lot of promise. Getting him or tielemans would be great for the future.




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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.



30 Apr 2018 07:32:53
Hey Ed001 mate, great to have your input on here, the site is a lot more active now that you often give your time to contribute.

Not Chelsea related but how do you see Liverppol fairing in the second leg in Rome, as tricky as it is I don't see them scoring three pass you without a reply, I think defensively your boys leave a lot to be desired but for me that front Three of Mane, Firmino (Really big fan of his) and Salah (Huge fan of his too) is one of the best in Europe.

I think that's what we've lacked this season that drive at the heart of defenses. We've lacked balance and players with an eye for goal which Liverpool have in abundance. Chelsea this season have been a bit too slow in attack and one dimensional if Hazard and Willian don't put in the individual work it's almost certain we'd have a torrid day in front of goal unable to convert chances (looking at you Morata) . As an EPL fan i wish you guys the best and I think you lot are pretty much through to the finals and with that attack could pretty well have a go at Madrid or Bayern.

Cheers .


{Ed001's Note - I am sorry mate, I am incredibly superstitious and one of those superstitions is to not get involved with any kind of predictions. I will try and say what I can without getting into that territory.

We are strong in attack, the defence is not too bad, it is the midfield that is the issue, they do not protect the defence well enough. If you look at the first leg, everything was going swimmingly until the midfield stopped pressing and dropped off. Both of their goals came as a result of Milner being caught way too deep. In the first he was too deep to close down Nainggolan so he had time and space to pick out a pass to Dzeko. The second Milner was in the box getting hit by the shot, rather than on the edge of it blocking it. The midfield have to press or it messes up everyone else, as the defence are pushed up to back up a press and the forwards are high to provide an option on the break if the press recovers the ball. When the midfield drops off, they are in the way of the defenders, they are not hurrying the opposing midfield and the gap between them and the forwards is too big to keep hold of possession when the team does get it.}

1.) 30 Apr 2018 10:15:33
Good read Ed, what you guys need is a Kante like midfielder some one who can put pressure from midfield and put in tackles and also make bursting runs in midfield which Chamberlain was doing well in central midfield, he was looking sharp unfortunate that he's out now.

And also I totally understand, I'm a bit superstitious too as a fan, as confident as I might be on a game, you won't hear me giving any predictions, infact I won't be looking to talk about the game at all.

{Ed001's Note - Keita looks like he is an attackminded Kante to be honest. So we should have that sewn up. It is the deeper role that is the issue, with Henderson having long term injury problems, someone is needed to sit in there. Looks like Ceballos is the chosen answer to that though.}



29 Apr 2018 12:15:36
To be honest, I think Emerson is a better fit than Alonso. Might be too early to judge but from what I've seen so far, I think he could really be a big player not just for us but for Italy too.


{Ed001's Note - I agree with that, you looked much better with him playing on the left. He gives width, whereas Alonso wants to just get in the centre to look for a goal.}

1.) 29 Apr 2018 15:10:06
I have made a comment in another post that I would like Alonso to play on the left side of a three with Emerson retaining his spot. I also think Dave can take a rest against Huddersfield with Cahill taking the right side of the three. A position I think Cahil will feel more comfortable with.



15 Jan 2018 17:09:35
Hey Ed002, as an old time poster and one that once wrote a song to bring you back to the Chelsea page after you received similar abuse on our page I was just wondering if at all there is anything we regular posters can do to bring you back. I have been on here long enough to no that no matter what there will always be a few people who try to cause chaos and disrupt the community, it’s kind of like our everyday lives on earth, how aa few dent the image of a rather peaceful group or bunch.

Like many on here I come to understand that we must respect your
as we have no idea what sort of insults your getting, luckily we have Ed001 and 018 who also help us a lot. I just want to know if there is a way we posters can help to reduce the trolls from the forum. Again thanks for your hard work over the years.


{Ed002's Note - No, there are plenty of people who want to wreck it for everone else. It is much better that I don't provide anything re to Chelsea and transfers.}

1.) 15 Jan 2018 17:44:08
Hey ed just after a yes or no answer, I know your not going to give us any info regarding names of transfers but is they anyone you no we might sign that we don't no about it? Again only after a yes or no if you don't want to its cool, we are all just in a bit of a rut at them min. Thanks either way.

{Ed002's Note - Not surprisingly I have no why of knowing what you know and what you don't know.}

2.) 15 Jan 2018 17:51:10
As a constant poster on here and as frustrating as it is without your input 002, abuse isn’t right and although we will keep asking most of us understand why you don’t update. Shame some idiots ruin it for rest of us who loved the excitement of being linked to certain players,

3.) 15 Jan 2018 18:23:13
Ed2 do we have anything else in the hat for january barring andy carrol, Benteke and Boyake rumours. Yes or no will do.

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




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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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14 Nov 2016 19:55:37
Plus you can't win anything with just 11 players, too many games in a season and a good competition keeps the players honest.




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13 Aug 2016 11:33:32
Maat you're adding 2+2 and getting 22.





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20 May 2018 16:08:59
I double that Jackson, any one that wants to leave should leave, there is always someone that doesn't like the manager or the style of play or something else. They are getting paid a ton a week to chase a ball, they should all take a good look at the mirror, if Willian did do that, I hope he leaves this summer.




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20 May 2018 16:04:13
Bar Alex Sandro, I don't see the improvement in the team.

If Conte leaves we should go back to 4 at the back, hopefully we'll do better than Vidal who is in decline and Christensen should be in the 11, you guys go on about youth but you pick Cahill?




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11 May 2018 21:23:53
Come on now guys, that's no way to talk about the jersey that would win the epl in next season.

On a serious note good to see most are looking forward to the new season after a very disappointing one this year, keys hope the board can make the summer a productive one .





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06 May 2018 16:29:42
I'm weak C1955, I can't believe the line up. Alonso is going to get destroyed on the left, Emerson was playing so well and his pace would have helped against Mo Salah. Also I would have rather seen a midfield three of Kante, Fabregas and Barkley. We need to win this game, not impressed.




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05 May 2018 21:08:34
And last season?