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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 .



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.}




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04 Oct 2018 13:34:03
Proud of Kurt back in the French national team. Hope he goes on to impress this season and come back to our side.


1.) 04 Oct 2018 16:26:34
I’m pleased for lots of our players but being English I guess I’m more pleased for Barkley and Mount. Also for Chalaboa, a good player who last season had a bad injury. He always seemed to be a favourite of Southgates.



21 Sep 2018 13:01:18
I know a lot of you won't want to admit it and as much as I have been impressed by his display so far this season, Jorginho reminds me a lot of Fabregas. Discuss.


1.) 21 Sep 2018 14:22:44
Well yesterday when Jorginho came off and Fabregas came onto replace the who tempo changed.

Jorginho is quicker at distributing the ball first time and has legs to run. Big upgrade on Fabregas who is aging now.

2.) 21 Sep 2018 15:27:20
I agree Shak that Jorginho does seem to move to ball forward quicker but I’m not sure about him having legs to run?

A sprint between Cesc and Jorginho would be like watching treacle running down a wall.

3.) 21 Sep 2018 17:59:56
Don’t think Jorginho is as slow as Cesc by any means but he is slow. Thing with Jorginho is is that he knows where’s to position himself in that role. He’s intelligent at reading the game like Pirlo so he can get away with it especially if you have two box to box midfielders either side in Kante and Kovacic.

4.) 21 Sep 2018 18:44:41
Fabregas always needed time and space with average pace to play and as he has aged there has been emphasis on time and his pace is now slow so is clearly a bit player. Jorghino is a quick thinker and can do so in a confined space albeit he is not that pacy. Neither are particularly good in the tackle. I'll take Jorghino every day.



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.




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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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27 Sep 2018 07:45:48
Thank you Matt, thank you. In the first half only He, Kovacic and Fabregas actually turned up for both sides.




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03 Sep 2018 22:27:16
Wouldn’t go as far as « Legend » but he’s been a good servant. I mean some one like Brana isn’t considered a legend so don’t see why Cahill should be, but as I said good player and would always be respected in my eyes.




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01 Sep 2018 17:20:27
I thought Kovacic, Kante and of course Hazard where the standout players. Kovacic was good on and off the ball i didn’t know he was that good at tracking back and winning challenges. I think N’Golo is adapting brilliantly to his new role in the side, his percussion has really impressed me. Hazard unplayable.

Giroud must start the next game for me, as well as Pedro the both of them offered a lot more offensively than Willian and Morata. Early, but brilliant signs thus far, more of the same please.




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23 Aug 2018 22:02:58
There’s only one man that can give a thorough analysis on both players. Ed001, the floor is yours.


{Ed001's Note - I love Essien, he is one of my favourite all-time players. A physical specimen and a half added to good technique but Kante is probably the best player of his type I have ever seen. Essien was a great player, but Kante is a whole level above him. You are very lucky to have had both players playing for your team in recent years.}



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