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16 Jul 2018 15:19:55
A question for ED01 please if I may. I see Chelsea are now favourites to sign Leon Bailey, do you know if we are strongly interested or is it just a case of bookies trying to generate bets?
Thanks in advance.


{Ed001's Note - it is a case of him being a Chelsea fan and there being interest from Chelsea.}

1.) 16 Jul 2018 21:25:23
I read Leverkusen are going for Ocampus of Marseille, I wonder if it's because they are looking for a replacement for him?

2.) 16 Jul 2018 21:32:32
Hey Ed001, I've heard so much about Bailey, but I haven't really seen him play yet. What are your thoughts of him? Do you think he's ready for a club like Chelsea, or would he need another season or two?

{Ed001's Note - it depends on how he is used, but yes, I think he looks ready. The pace he has is always useful.}

3.) 16 Jul 2018 22:14:19
he would be my first choice to replace Willian if he goes not sure about hazard though he would be very difficult to replace.

4.) 16 Jul 2018 22:21:09
Interesting, thanks for the swift reply.

{Ed001's Note - welcome.}

5.) 17 Jul 2018 08:06:54
Do you know if a move for Bailey is dependent on Hazard leaving or is he more of a Willian replacement? Or neither?!

{Ed001's Note - I believe he is replacing Willian, though not sure if that is dependant on Willian going or not, or just upgrading the team anyway.}

6.) 17 Jul 2018 08:29:41
Great that’s what I wanted to hear ed! Fastest reply ever too, thanks.

{Ed001's Note - welcome mate.}



05 Apr 2018 22:57:27
Conte or The Board. Debate. Conte wins league against the odds, Repairs the damage done by Jose, Turns things around with a back 3, brings passion and some very good football. Gets out classed by Wenger in Cup Final, Moans about everything, falls out with Costa, Hazard, Luiz etal.

The board. (Roman) . takes us from 1 title in our history and the odd cup into multiple league and cup winners and Londons only Champions League winners, fantastic youth set up and about to fund a 1 billion pound stadium, serial winner and Chelsea fan but. for his own reasons. does like a change of manager, has not backed Conte, did not back Jose, chooses a transfer panel over manager control on transfers. Should be an interesting debate.


1.) 06 Apr 2018 12:44:44
Roman no contest not even a debate.

2.) 06 Apr 2018 13:28:06
I’m some what confused. When Conte joined their was a long standing formula/ process for the scouting and signing of players.
So, as much as a like Conte and I DO want him to remain (unlikely) our manager next season, I find it hard to work out why he continues to have such an angry tone as he was very aware of how Chelsea work when it comes to signings.
If he stays, it would obviously require him extending his contract if we want to avoid the sort of annual media frenzy that surrounds Wengers manergerial position at Arsenal.
We are very luck to have RA as our owner. He has brought continued success to our club and we stand on the threshold of a spectacular new stadium, with the stadium being built in our ancestral home.
I will continue to question the clubs Business Plan but my concerns are only about the never ending appointments of so many managers!

3.) 07 Apr 2018 04:26:38
Both to blame, conte hasn’t had players he wanted and from day one has said this is what would happen, if you don’t improve squad then u fall behind the rest unfortunately, on other hand his tactics have been predictable, he hasn’t changed things when we’re losing, was leaving strikers on bench and playing hazard as false 9 when clearly wasn’t working, publically moaned about his employees and set games up not to lose rather than to win and started game with 6-7 defensive minded players.

4.) 07 Apr 2018 13:06:08
Afternoon G8 nice to see you back in business. The Board will will win every time versus the manager. The question we cannot answer is what did Conte ask for when appointed? He is very thorough I am sure and is it a case of the Board reneging on what they said, certainly they spent a great deal of money pre and mid season but as I said, on four players injured or coming back from injuries, so is there someone looking for bargains? Jose did cause a fuss at the end mainly at press conferences where he was getting more bizarre by the week but it was the same problem as Conte’s, transfers, that set him of; they cannot both be wrong as they are excellent managers Re: the falling out with Costa and Co; was it him falling out with them or them trying to dictate to him? Rumours suggest he texted Costa to say he was surplus to requirements but that is the players comment! We all love RA because of the belated success he brought but our Achilles Heel after 14 trophies, as TomB alludes to is, it has cost us 11 managers which is disruptive to the club, costly and unsettles many players who join a club because of the manager. With the new stadium looming and the club playing away from the Bridge all parties need to get a settled team as few, if any clubs that have had to move, win anything. The debate would be a no contest BUT all parties need to think very hard about the next two to three years. For continuity I would like Conte to stay, be given some ‘top-up’ money in addition to what he gets for clearing out those not good enough and more importantly, those that don’t want to be there.

5.) 07 Apr 2018 18:59:33
In my opinion, a brilliant post C1955.

6.) 08 Apr 2018 10:39:48
Thankyou C1955. I think one of the EDS recently mentioned that Chelsea and indeed, a lot of European clubs appoint a head coach to work with the players they are given. Conte would of known that from the start and so will any new manager coming in so I don't see that as the issue. Days of Sir Alex and Wenger long term appointments are now coming to an end as well, I think most managers will last no more than 3 or 4 seasons in the job either because they want a change, likes of Pep etc or players get a bit tired of the same routine, possibly this is happening with Conte? Chelsea will not change the structure of buying players and appointing a head coach to manage them, that is 100% for sure. The BIG question is at what level does Roman want to invest? He is capable of surprising everyone and buying a superstar signing as we have seen in the past following a period of buying dross. I guess only time will tell.

7.) 08 Apr 2018 13:22:51
Funny Conte wasn't moaning last year in January when we were winning
Now it's the players and boards fault this year
And yes we lost Costa and matic but after arsenal game he changed formation to suit this year he has changed nothing and stagnated together with players
What annoys me is he seems to take no responsibility for this year.

8.) 08 Apr 2018 20:58:37
And last season we weren’t in the Champions League!



05 Feb 2018 12:49:42
A question for ED01 if I may. A lot of rumours circulating about Conte losing the dressing room following his treatment of Diego Costa and then David Luiz coupled with his lack of flexibility in training. Do you have any insight into the truth behind the rumours? Thankyou.


{Ed001's Note - there were a few issues with Luiz, where he was banished from the team after he complained about the defensive rotation. However he is not the issue, he is not the type to hold grudges and he does not have the ear of the right people. There has been a longstanding problem at Chelsea with certain players who go behind the manager's back to those above him, complaining about everything, which has done for a few managers now. The problem is that you have one player who has more power than the manager, and that always causes issues as the manager then loses control over the rest. So long as he is happy, everything goes well, but as soon as there is a sticky spell and he is not, you have issues.

This is circle of short term success followed by a need to change manager will continue until players are no longer the most powerful part of the club.}

1.) 05 Feb 2018 13:41:54
Is one of them players hazard?

{Ed001's Note - yes.}

2.) 05 Feb 2018 15:44:44
as evryone on here probably knows im no fan of conte but that is a disgrace that anyone should have to put up with being undermined like that at work
my view no one should be allowed that power at a football club
i have just gone off hazard in 3 seconds flat devastated
i hope we sell him now and he becomes another pawn in a big team like real like bale has become although he probably doesn't warrant it

im no fan of antonios tactics but hazard should take a look at himself
What has he got the cheek to moan about disgusted you know boys football has lost its working class soul
and shak i think your right the board should take a look at themselves leaving a manager out to dry like that is shocking
what gets me is why does know one say anything everything is hush hush even previous managers like jose say something he got you sacked
disgusted if i was there tonight id boo him and i WAS his biggest fan.

3.) 05 Feb 2018 13:48:12
Thanks ED01 for the insight. Makes sense as well and starts to explain quite a lot about what is happening/ has historically happened. Player power.

{Ed001's Note - welcome.}

4.) 05 Feb 2018 14:29:10
And how do you come to know this Ed please?

5.) 05 Feb 2018 14:48:15
I noticed a situation similar to the one before Mourinho's sacking. I'm very concerned the way our club is managed as some none footballing issues tend to always derail our season. Losing very good coaches to power play. The club must back the coaches and allow them control of their job which is the players.
I will be pissed if we let Conte also go for lack of backing as I feel he would have been a coach to build something for long term. Thought we had seen a Mourinho without his baggage. He's has only ask for he should, quality players but they continue to frustrate. Guardiola is doing well now just because he his desired players and not alternatives as Conte has.

6.) 05 Feb 2018 16:05:45
Ed might be far fetched but would hazard have a say on transfers
I. e if he said no to a certain player would the club think about it.

{Ed001's Note - he doesn't get consulted for that to happen.}

7.) 05 Feb 2018 16:10:44
Thanks for reply ed
What are your opinions on the matter what would you do.

{Ed001's Note - for me I think the key is to back the manager over the players, a bit like when Fergie took over at United. When the players turned on him early on the directors told them he was the manager and sold them, except for Bryan Robson, because Fergie wanted to keep him. They backed the manager totally.

If the club don't feel he is the right manager, then why appoint him in the first place? You certainly don't go listening to players who have their own axe to grind.}

8.) 05 Feb 2018 16:31:36
Thanks ed I agree not a fan of his tactics but what a mess CFC have got into
Be very hard to keep hazard now if they backed a manager but I'm sure he knows that.

{Ed001's Note - the alternative is a new manager every couple of seasons...}

9.) 05 Feb 2018 17:06:34
That's hard to read for any Chelsea fan. How players can be allowed so much power is beyond me. Following on from what has been said before, it's disgraceful that not only are players complaining about management behind the managers back but also taking out frustration on the fans by producing sub par performances. If they aren't happy then leave, the club is far bigger than any player.

10.) 05 Feb 2018 19:56:19
Tbh . the board should really look at themselves in the mirror and ask themselves how they have managed to give a player more power than the coach.

Forget Hazard having a say on transfers ed1, is there any chance that they could make Hazard our next player manager. At this rate they might aswel.

{Ed001's Note - I am sure he wouldn't want that, it is much easier to criticise than to actually do it yourself.}

11.) 05 Feb 2018 22:34:33
If this is the case, why not make a statement and drop these players but that aren't playing for the team and manager? Play Ampadu, Hudson-Odio.

12.) 05 Feb 2018 23:53:31
HES most likely only saying what’ we are all thinkiNG.



01 Jan 2018 08:54:54
Any of the EDS able to confirm that Ross Barkley is on the verge of signing for Chelsea? Any knowledge would be very much appreciated. Thankyou and Happy New Year to all on this site.


{Ed025's Note - he wants out of everton G8 and its a toss up between chelsea and spurs, which one he opts for is very much 50/50 mate..

1.) 01 Jan 2018 12:17:14
Does anyone actually want Barkley at Chelsea? I get he's English and we do need more English players, I for one would much rather go for west hams Antonio.

2.) 01 Jan 2018 11:53:39
Thankyou ED025 Much appreciated.

{Ed025's Note - no probs mate..

3.) 01 Jan 2018 13:00:44
At very least he is a threat from outside the box, a player who shoots from distance, plus for the few approx 10-15m is mega cheap even for a squad player. conte got a lot out of a young pogba maybe could help RB kick on too.

4.) 01 Jan 2018 13:06:00
I agree he’s an okay player who’s barley done anything for the best part of year yet thinks he’s better than Everton and good enough for spurs and Chelsea. I’d love to see him fall flat on his face.

5.) 01 Jan 2018 14:20:16
would be a decent option for a three man midfield

Kante Drinkwater Barkley

Bakayoko Kante Barkley

Kante Barkley Fab ( for lesser teams)

or can play off the forward if needed
he's a player if/ when he has confidence and bit of freedom he can run/ cause problems for defences and chip in with the odd goal.

decent buy and nice to see a English player at the club but my issues is we have a similar player In RLC tho.

6.) 01 Jan 2018 15:46:07
Think every Chelsea fan would be relieved to see him sign for Spurs :-P.

7.) 01 Jan 2018 16:33:07
id take him at that cheap price conte could make a player out of him but let's be honest if he wanted to sign for us he would of done in the summer when we bid for him he's off to spuds.

8.) 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.

9.) 01 Jan 2018 17:38:03
He’s young and on his day he brilliant give him ago around better players he be good for us my opinion.

10.) 01 Jan 2018 18:10:55
I wouldn’t spurs getting stronger like I say on his day yes fab just wants time.



08 Dec 2017 19:08:49
Great work by the club in giving Charly Musunda a new 5 year deal. Star in the making.


1.) 09 Dec 2017 17:00:52
I agree.




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15 Apr 2019 10:42:00
What a shame that some of the posters on here who write vile comments about the manager and some players are ruining this page yet again. We all seek the EDs comments on future transfers etc yet that could now not happen.


1.) 15 Apr 2019 15:18:23
These vile comments about players and manager (though I don't support them) : are they peculiar to only Chelsea supporters?
I feel your comment could be making things worse for everyone (as a lot of us value the information and explanations of the EDs on this site) . I think nothing calms/ shuts up ignorance (or vile comments as you put it) like the wise and correct answers or posts that come from the EDs. As much as we condemn these vile comments, I think emotional outbursts will never leave sports, all we can do is move past it.

{Ed002's Note - Sure, you don't like my comments. There won't be any more.}

2.) 16 Apr 2019 03:24:05
Don’t think you understood what obinna was saying Ed002.

{Ed002's Note - I understood exactly what he was saying.}

3.) 17 Apr 2019 00:44:41
Apologies Ed002. It was me that read it completely wrong.



23 Mar 2019 22:30:41
Great to see ED02 giving the site updates. That is why most of us come on here. Just hope the likes of Sta., CFC., Mat., Miss., Obi. etc stay away or else it stops.




15 Feb 2019 15:05:09
I have said it on here before, Roman is ruthless in the way he runs the club. His view is if he pays a Head Coach millions of pounds each season in wages he expects success, particuarly with the players the Coach has available, and I include loan players and young players in that bracket. If you work for a company and you don't meet your targets you probably won't last long, football management is the same. There seems to be an element of delusion over long term Managers or Head Coaches, long gone are the Sir Alex and Wenger era's, football and in particular the huge amounts of money now involved mean you have to achieve your targets. Sarri, like all the previous Managers will of known his targets at the start of his contract. I guess a return to the Champions League was one of them. I doubt the integration of youth players would of been one. He knows it is top 4 and/ or win the Europa league in order to keep his job. I think he has the players to do it and I hope he does, we need Champions League football to have any chance of competing for the top players. Will he? I'm not sure. Either way, Roman has delivered us fans great riches over the years and must be the envy of a lot of fans of other clubs. He is a winner and the trophy cabinet is proof of that. I guess that is also why the press and pundits are always on the clubs back, pure envy. In Roman we must trust.


1.) 15 Feb 2019 18:39:22
Roman doesn’t care much no more mate truth is. We’ve been overtook he doesn’t even try to sort his passport out to watch games. He might as well sell us to a sheikh.

2.) 15 Feb 2019 18:51:16
Ranger, I think it’s a bit harsh to say Roman doesn’t care anymore.

He has had issues with his U. K. investor permit but as I understand it he has turned down a substantial offer for the club.

I’m not sure if my description of our club is fair but I would say the whole club just feels just a bit tired.

3.) 15 Feb 2019 19:12:42
G8: A fair assessment and he 'has' got the players to get at least 4th but NOT the way he is setting us up, it is not working, the players don't feel it is and as you are probably aware, I think Jorghino is a weakness but he is obsessed with him. During RA's time we have put more silverware in the cabinet than a long time supporter like me could have hoped for BUT there should have been more and the way we boom and then bust indicates the structure below RA is not always pulling in the same direction.

4.) 15 Feb 2019 21:55:30
Dunno if I’d say he has squad to get 4th. Rely too much on hazard and a defence that concedes far far too many. United have match winners in rashford Lukaku ( sort of ) martial pogba, spurs have eriksen son Kane Alli, city have sane sterling de Bruyne silva x2 Aguero and Liverpool have mane salah firminho and vvd, I wouldn’t say our squads as good as those,

5.) 15 Feb 2019 22:59:32
No where near as good we have hazard and hopefully hugian that’s it goal wise Pedro not good enough why we didn’t get rid of Willian with those mad bids from Spain I will never no take a loss on Jorginho he’s not got it and not suited for prem.

6.) 16 Feb 2019 07:32:50
C1955 I do think you are right about the structure below Roman, I do think we need a Director of Football or something of that elk to move forward. I would like to see an ex player who has strong links with both the club and the general footballing world to come in. Ballack, Drogba, Sheva? Someone like that.

7.) 16 Feb 2019 07:39:16
Saying we don't have quality for top four finish shows how naive many of us are. I guess you also thought same about Man United before Mourinho was sacked. When a wrong coaching approach is adopted the team becomes weak and ineffective. One thing that creates doubt Sarri for me is his inability to tweak things around especially when it is not going our way. He insists on his only way. A coach must be tactical enough to change things to suit the players available. Remember after 3 games and 3-0 loss to Arsenal Conte was forced to evaluate his methods which resulted in winning runs to the title. SAF was known to tailor his game to fit in his players strength and not always insist on players adapting to his even when some of them do not have such skillset.
Let me say it again, Sarri's future this season is dependent on Kante/ Jorginho partnership. Imo he would prefer to drop Kante to Jorginho. As good as Kante is, he's not exactly his kind of player.
Sarri maybe gone this month if results don't go our way and our fixtures won't help either. You can call it your usual - negative, toxic, etc but Chelsea know their squad strength and know what to expect from any coach appointed. Whether you agree or not, they are very ruthless about it.



14 Feb 2019 21:58:52
Not yet at the level but better, hope that shuts Matt the Turnip and his fellow veggies up😁😁😁 Loved that comment earlier ED.


1.) 15 Feb 2019 06:38:40
Haha because I wasn’t happy with the starting lineup not sure how I’m thst was me wanting them to lose, I’ve been quiet supportive of Sarri, oh well onto the next game, like you say it’s better but not at the level yet, funny we’re always improving v hiddlesfiedl malmo etc just seems to be against good opposition we don’t look very good, funny that,

2.) 15 Feb 2019 12:44:00
I get the unhappiness with the starting line up, but that line up should have been able to win that game with ease. I don't think we played badly but intensity could have been upped.

From a management point of view, I understand the selection. As I said, it's a game we should have won easy, giving us scope to play Ampadu, CHO, Zappa etc in the second leg. The players that won't play against United on Monday and will allow us rest the majority of the best 11 going into the cup final.

I find people who lose the head at a starting line up, sometimes fail to take into consideration the next couple of games. Especially in our case, when the next 4 include United, City and Spurs. Player management in a 10 day period is extremely important.

3.) 15 Feb 2019 13:46:18
Dihanio well explained mate. Baffles me too that there were a lot of negatives with the selection. On paper the team we put out had more than enough to win. 2-1 win, two away goals which means Malmo have to beat us 2-0 at the bridge to progress which is very unlikely.

If we played a strong squad yesterday and played a weak sqaud vs Man Utd or the same strong squad than Sarri would be toasted if we lost to Utd.

Atleast now we can play a strong squad and roate a few for the return leg against Malmo.



09 Feb 2019 13:51:15
Quick question EDS if I may, If Chelsea or Arsenal win the Europa League does that mean the 4th placed team, currently Man U, leading at Fulham, as it stands would miss out on The Champions League next Season?


{Ed002's Note - No.}

1.) 09 Feb 2019 15:10:17
Europa is our best chance I think. United are certs for 3rd now.

2.) 09 Feb 2019 15:26:46
I think we will comfortably finish above Utd Ranger!

3.) 09 Feb 2019 18:23:17
It's not over until its mathematically impossible so let's just worry about tomorrow and then the next game etc.




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10 Oct 2018 21:34:24
Reply to "its blue. and. bull. and. "
Mate, you have been on here a month or so and you talk such crap. Troll? Hazard would never be that rude. Jog on mate.




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20 Jul 2018 10:26:01
Good summary dihanio, I agree totally with what you said.




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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.




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03 Jul 2018 13:18:39
Maybe he is the left footed winger who could play on our right.




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10 Jun 2018 09:08:54
Totally agree Rowey, Roman is a fantastic owner and has been brilliant for Chelsea. I just hope he doesn't stick 2 fingers up at the UK though over his visa treatment.





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17 Apr 2019 10:18:12
Here you go again blue dragon, although we all know you are king frank in disguise.




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19 Feb 2019 10:35:43
I agree NWBLUE, who is out there who could take over? Sarri will be replaced either before Sundays Cup Final or more likely afterwards, the whole world can see that. You only had to look at Bruce Buck last night and it was in his eyes, trust me he is gone. As for your list of players out Tom it is just not realistic. Firstly, players with contracts are not always easy to sell on, secondly, with a possible transfer ban looming we can't just out a third of the squad and thirdly, with a new manager coming in who knows what CHO and Hazard will do.




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16 Feb 2019 07:32:50
C1955 I do think you are right about the structure below Roman, I do think we need a Director of Football or something of that elk to move forward. I would like to see an ex player who has strong links with both the club and the general footballing world to come in. Ballack, Drogba, Sheva? Someone like that.




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05 Feb 2019 18:11:14
Matt Law is recycling a story from 2 months ago. It is pure guess work on his part, as are most stories in the press. Everyone is taking Hazards words, from 2 months ago, adding them to what the goalkeeping snake keeps saying and coming up with him going to Real Madrid. He will stay at Chelsea.




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27 Jan 2019 12:09:28
Thanks Gola and Shak.