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Team: Chelsea

Where from: Denmark

Favourite player: Drogba

Best team moment: Obviously, the Champions League victory ranks as number one, which it probably does with everyone else. A more unique favourite moment was when Fabregas produced THAT amazing assist to Andre Schurrle. At that moment you knew that team would become very, very special.

Interests: Chelsea, Chelsea, Chelsea

Timezone: (GMT +1:00 hour) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris

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28 May 2017 12:07:05
Hey ED. I'm not sure if this is one of the questions that you don't like, but hopefully that isn't the case - at least, it isn't my intention to waste your time. But seeing how other teams such as City and United are already bringing in some solid reenforcements, could you perhaps provide some information about Chelsea nearing any deals? Perhaps drop a few names as Well? I understand if it's not possible, I was just hoping for some Nice updates after yesterday's dissapointment!
Regardless - you have yourself a nice Day - take Care!


{Ed002's Note - There is no way for me to try and anser questions about the ti,img of transfers.}

1.) 28 May 2017 14:01:43
Okay, I understand - and Sorry to bother, I'just struck by some mean hangovers and thought you might have some uplifting news 😉.

{Ed002's Note - There is always uplifting news Emil - summer is just about here, the butterflies are out.....}

2.) 28 May 2017 16:23:08
News of Bakayoko and Naby Keita signing for Chelsea would be more welcome than 30 degrees outside while I have to prepare for exams though :P.



11 Nov 2016 12:21:21
Hello Ed. I was just wondering if you could provide an update on these (or at least just some of them) players that I've seen linked with a move to Chelsea (some more realistic than others) :
Javier Pastore, Kasper Dolberg, Moussa Dembele (Celtic), Bazoer, Kondogbia and Niklas Sule.
I'll understand it if you haven't got the time!
Have a nice weekend :)


{Ed002's Note - There will be an update fairly soon.}

1.) 11 Nov 2016 14:44:17
Hahaha I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve, waiting for the presents the next day :-P.

2.) 11 Nov 2016 14:44:17
Hahaha I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve, waiting for the presents the next day :-P.

{Ed002's Note - I am guessing Monday. I have just finished a short Liverpool one and my PA is threatening me with no more today.}

3.) 11 Nov 2016 17:46:28
No rush, Ed, we all know you're busy :-) But I am certainly looking forward to it. Your info is the best.



23 Apr 2016 07:23:47
Hello EDs. You've earlier mentioned us looking at Embolo, Gabriel Barbosa, Mark Stendera and spoken a bit about Isco. Could you give us the statuses on these players, and do you think they'd be given an actual chance if we bought them, or do you think they would just become some of many loaned out players (speaking of the first three here)? Also, are we interested in Vitesse's Mitchell van Bergen?


{Ed002's Note - Basel's Breel Embolo remains a target of Arsenal, Borussia Moenchengladbach, Chelsea, Spurs, Inter, Juventus, Red Bull Leipzig and West Ham with Basel aware of interest from all of these clubs in addition to Wolfsburg who have discussed a transfer with the club and had an offer rejected. Inter will push to agree a summer move as they don't have the money for a transfer unless they can offload Icardi. Manchester United, Barcelona, Everton, Real Madrid, Southampton, Liverpool and Leicester have also had the player watched.

Santos' Gabriel Barbosa is of interest to Fiorentina, PSG, Galatasaray, Chelsea, Arsenal, Dortmund and Manchester United. However, although much is expected of him he is only a teenager and whilst there is an agreement between Santos and Barcelona that may be exercised in 2016, I suspect that he won't move there just yet. His agent mentioned that Fenerbahce had made an offer but I suspect that is incorrect and it was Galatasaray and there interest has now gone. I rather doubt Gabriel will end up in Manchester, unless it is in the away dressing room. Chelsea and Fiorentina have held fairly recent discussions and continue to try to strike a deal - but it looks unlikely right now. Both Dortmund and PSG are looking to make an offer offer but I suspect there will be something that will make PSG step back.

Eintracht Frankfurt's Marc Stendera has been recommended to Chelsea by a former player as one who will likely play a major part of the next generation of German players. Bayer Leverkusen had an enquiry about him rebuffed but that may not deter Dortmund in the summer but Nico Kovac wants the player to extend his contract.

Real Madrid made Isco available summer 2014 - although priced at a level where all but a handful of teams could afford him. They also offered him to Chelsea at the same time as a part exchange for a player but Chelsea were not interested. There was interest from Bayern Munich in the past but that has gone. Arsenal made an enquiry regarding Isco's availability in the summer but their first choice was someone else and then no longer a priority. In addition to Chelsea he has also been offered to PSG and Juventus - and Juventus put a significant offer on the table in the summer but it was not accepted. Arsenal may look again and I do expect that Milan, who have been interested in the past, will emerge as possble contenders, but the money will be an issue. Right now there is no interested from Chelsea but Juventus are again keen.

I would not expect any of these to join this summer as things stand right now.}

1.) 23 Apr 2016 08:49:08
Thanks a lot for putting your time in such a great and detailed update :) Really appreciate it!

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}



22 Apr 2016 08:24:09
Ed, are we really interested in Ivan Perisic? I think that'd be a stupid signing, and don't really see him getting a lot of playing time - especially not with Cuadrado possibly coming back.


{Ed002's Note - Chelsea has not made any offer for Perisic - and Inter won't want to sell.}

1.) 22 Apr 2016 11:19:09
I can't see us signing a wide player, other than a left back, this summer.

{Ed002's Note - I am sure that there will be a wide player signed.}

2.) 22 Apr 2016 19:45:21
Ed, the club's been trying to play a 4-2-3-1 for a few managers now and signed players seemingly to slot into that philosophy. Do you know if Conte's being expected to do likewise or is he being allowed to change that?

I remember you saying a long time ago the opportunity to be involved in a change of strategy was an incentive being offered to prospective managers.

{Ed002's Note - I have no interest in where the players stand at kick off.}

3.) 22 Apr 2016 20:30:11
Which wide players are we interested in Ed?

{Ed002's Note - Cuadrado may return. Griezmann. Florenzi, Cerny, Jese, Bernardeschi, Ousmane Dembele, El Ghazi and Zivkovic have all been looked at.}

4.) 23 Apr 2016 02:58:32
Are you not a football fan ed? Its quite sad in my eyes that someone with so much info cares so little. Debating team selections is tedious but also one of the joys of the beautiful game.

{Ed002's Note - I have absolutely zero interest in team selections not all of the nonsense about formations. Folks are very often misled about formations as they constantly need to adapt during a match. I recall a discussion once where it was decided that the only time formations could be considered fixed was at kick off. I know this guy at Clairefontaine who for maybe 20 years has been studying if and how different formations are applied. He advocates and teaches that certain sides (he cites Barcelona, Chelsea, Ajax and Kashima Antlers) that have achieved varying levels of success have actually now reverted to something between no formation at all and the Metodo approach and that strict formations should be a thing of the past. He wants to see intelligent players that can adapt as the game changes and this is what is being taught to the French kids who are seen as the future of the game in France. The reality is that whilst defending, even these sides will adopt a 3, 4 or 5 at the back with one or two in front. However, going forward these clubs look to 6 or 7 players being entirely flexible in the positions and space they fill - the premise being if they are intelligent players they will naturally work as a unit and make themselves available to constantly open up new options. This is what I see Rodgers aiming at, which means he needs to get players in that can be flexible and can adapt - as such, it will be a move away from a player simply being placed "wide left" or whatever. Hopefully this makes some sense.}

5.) 23 Apr 2016 11:14:47
Nice post Ed002.

6.) 23 Apr 2016 15:08:47
Good read ed! You should write a book :)

Do you have anywhere I could look to learn more about football and more of what you're talking about? Just to improve my football knowledge, if you catch my drift?

Appreciated mate.

{Ed002's Note - I would not know where to advise you to look. You could try asking Ed01 on teh Football page.}

7.) 24 Apr 2016 00:28:50
Really interesting post that, ta.

8.) 24 Apr 2016 12:58:28
Sorry to bother you on these ED, considering the names of wide players you listed above, has chelsea moved on with their interest in boufal of lille. Thanks for the good work, really appreciate your vital inputs.

{Ed002's Note - They have stepped back.}

9.) 24 Apr 2016 20:54:25
Thanks ED.



09 Jan 2016 09:31:30
Is there any holds in the Lavezzi and Veratti rumours? And are we looking for any other defenders than Stones? Personally I think Mustafi from Valencia would be a great signing. And what are the possibilities of recalling some of our inform players that we have sent on a loan (for instance Christensen) - is it possible?





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19 Feb 2018 13:09:48
Cakir is the ref tomorrow - hopefully he'll do a better job than Tom Henning Øvrebø.




01 Feb 2018 07:41:14
We desperately need to change system. I think either going for a 4-3-3 or a 4-2-3-1 would suit us much better. Moses isn't good enough - give Azpiliqueta a go there. Or maybe Conte's 4-2-4 could be given a shot?


1.) 01 Feb 2018 10:35:13
No it won't.4231 is probably one of most boring formations.433 was unsuccessfully used last season. Bakayoko is serious degrade on Matic. And Costa is definitely much better striker than Morata although Morata started very well.



30 Jan 2018 15:16:20
Incredibly amount City has paid for Laporte, and it's something I don't get at all. For a couple million more they could match Umtiti's release clause - I don't know if he'd have wanted to go to City, but that's a move that would've made much more sense in my opinion. Now I'm seeing rumours that they're interested in Mahrez, who's one player I don't think they need at all, as he's quite similar to Bernardo Silva. But at least City show ambition - we don't really seem to do so nowadays in my opinion. Would love to see Mahrez in our favourite blue shirt though, but don't guess that'll happen unfortunately.




18 Jan 2018 09:43:03
If there's one thing I believe we do NOT need, it's a replacement for Alonso. In my eyes, we've got the perfect back up in Kenedy. I believe he's a much better replacement for Alonso than Zappacosta is for Moses.


1.) 18 Jan 2018 10:04:00
Kenedy would be roasted time and time again against good players. He’s played against mediocre players and got away with it time and time again. No way is he good or intelligent enough to play LWB against the likes of Sanchez, Martial etc. They would have a field day. Not for me. A decent back up to Alonso or better still, upgrade on Alonso and get Sandro.

I remember back when we had 7 very good players on the bench! Like city’s bench now, but we don’t. No where near it in fact. And that’s the worrying part!

2.) 18 Jan 2018 11:23:30
Hmm, I get what you're saying about him being recked against better players, but I certainly believe he's better than for instance Emerson. I think perhaps Douglas Santos, Ryan Bertrand or Riza Durmisi would be suitable.

3.) 18 Jan 2018 11:34:55
Bertrand or Sandro for me. Bert knows the club inside/ out and with rotation think it could work well with Alonso. Otherwise sign Sandro and make him our number 1 LWB.

But what I don’t get is that we are looking to sell Baba Rahman who could quite easily play understudy to Alonso and buy emerson whose coming back from the same injury as Baba. Makes no sense. but hey this is Chelsea!

4.) 18 Jan 2018 19:18:45
Any of you know how Jay Dasilva is doing at charlton?
I’d go for tierney of Celtic I know pat nevin rates him highly as I’ve read it before he would be a good judge of character imo.



14 Jan 2018 10:57:58
I really can't understand if the board doesn't realize that we need a top class offensive player to lift Eden's burden. Yesterday EVERYTHING depended on Eden, as Fabregas contributed with absolutely nothing, and as Eden had a bad day, we showed as much teeth as a newborn baby. We desperately need someone to share the burden, and although Barkley may help a bit, he isn't the right solution for that task in my eyes. Why do we not pay Arsenal whatever it would take and get Sanchez? Or perhaps a player like Gelson Martins or that Malcom guy or perhaps even Fekir. I believe all these players could bring something that we do not have right now, and something that we desperately need.
That being said I believe things will get better, as Eden and Morata were absolutely world class earlier on, but in these dry patches a third helping hand would be phenomenal.


1.) 14 Jan 2018 11:04:25
Also, although I've never really seen him as good enough, perhaps Mahrez could be the solution? He played wonderfully yesterday, also with some really good set-piece deliveries. And the stats don't lie; he's been wonderful this season. I truly believe that we need something special up front, and if it means offloading Pedro or Willian to get that special player, I think we should do so.

2.) 14 Jan 2018 11:36:39
Chelsea singings since Conte took over;


At the time, only Kante would be deemed as top class. The rest were either hit and miss. Alonso has been brilliant, i didn't expext that from him. David luiz has had a good year last season.

Signings this season have been bad. I still have slight hopes for Morata. Don't want to write him off completely but his looking like Torres at the moment. Hopefully he doesn't get to Soldado level. Rudiger is a good squad player.

I think we sold and loaned out better than we bought.

3.) 14 Jan 2018 11:48:35
Exactly - we really need to show that we are a big club, and no matter how you look at it, one of the ways of doing so is by buying the players that the other big clubs want as well. Right now both Manchester clubs and Liverpool are way more ambitious, and that's only in the PL. We need to remind the world that Chelsea is an ambitious, top class club, and with Liverpool's offense and Harry Kane I feel rather insecure about a top 4 placement, to be honest. Signing a player like Sanchez would truly be great.

4.) 14 Jan 2018 12:56:52
Mahrez has since 2015 more goals/ assists than hazard and coutinho. is 26 and knows the league not sure why people are not sure on him. less work rate than William but twice as much end product, we need that creative spark and goals from others. ozil . loves London ( apparently ) and 6months left on current deal., I’d go for him and pay the agents and wages to match. Sanchez. MUFC city and Liverpool rumoured to be in for him. goals assists and would press for conte from the front, we Could almost garuntee a starting spot either wide or striker or behind striker. then there’s other options, thuavin fekir baily Werner Savic, IMO these are second tier players because we no longer are linked to the isco’s dybala’s icardi’s, next season lfc are going to have Keita mane salah firmino VVD plus £140m to invest. I get we won the league last year but that was more conte and even he is leaving so imo we are falling away from the big boys, Roman stephs back with money and marina is running a tighter ship. top 4 is a must. Also either eds are holding back because of some people’s abuse which is a cring or we not really linked or making strides in who we want. quick one also. if city got Sanchez would Aguero be available?




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22 Jan 2018 18:28:48
Will Michy be part of the deal?




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18 Jan 2018 07:03:37
And Where do you see that it's a done deal?




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01 Jan 2018 16:45:46
I absolutely don't think we need him, and as a non-Englishman, I think he's yet another case of English press over-hyping their own players. In my eyes, at least, he isn't a player that would offer anything we couldn't get from RLC, and I'm more than certain that we would be able to find plenty players that can add some goals from midfield that do not cost 15 million pounds, if they were to get the same freedom a player like Barkley would require to do so.




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27 Dec 2017 20:10:50
Hopefully you can block The dickheads that ruin it for The rest of us, but understandable that you don't want to help under these circumstances.




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28 Nov 2017 12:07:29
Actually I think van Ginkel could do a really fine job for us - don't get why we brought in Drinkwater and sent him on loan.





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21 Feb 2018 15:15:22
He's simply the best coach we could hope for right now! He's completely changed our system, and if he were given the players that he wants the most, we would be a titan in Europe, I believe.




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20 Feb 2018 22:24:36
I was really, really harsh on Willian and said that it'd never want to see him in a Chelsea shirt. I Can only regnet saying that as I've always thought he's a sympathetic player that gives his all in every match, and I'm grateful that he's made me regnet those thoughts. What a lovely player he is when in form.




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06 Feb 2018 11:38:17
Exactly - why not choose a manager that actually knows and cares about the club?




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28 Jan 2018 17:10:53
Also, let's not forget about Michy who played quite well today! I also think Zappacosta was much better than he's been at other times - if only we could get a bit more consistency we would do much better - hopefully it'll come in the last half of the season!




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20 Jan 2018 15:10:44
I agree that it'd be nice to have three strikers, but why not use one of the strikers that we've already got? Perhaps we could try to recall Tammy and save the money? Or maybe try and give Hudson Odoi or Isaiah Brown (when he's back) a chance? I know both those players aren't natural strikers, but I think we shouldn't spend that much money or perhaps find some big guy that we can perhaps loan instead and spend money on something else.