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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.



29 Mar 2017 21:59:04
Transfer gossip bollocks will start soon. So I will get in early, Keep Hazard, Diego, Courtois and the rest. Add 3 or 4 and away we go. My previous posts say who I feel we will sign but I have not mentioned Sanchez as ED02 has not mentioned him being linked with us. must admit it would be nice though. ED02 are we dreaming?


{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of Chelsea speaking with Arsenal about him.}



02 Mar 2017 09:29:45
I think Djibril Sidibe would be a good signing in the summer, can cover both left and right wingback positions. what do you think ED02?


{Ed002's Note - Djibril Sidibe was wanted last summer by Arsenal and Monaco are aware of interest remaining from Arsenal and interest from Chelsea. There is someone very keen at the club but there is someone else is concerned that he drifts out of position regularly.}

1.) 05 Mar 2017 12:06:08
Thanks ED02.

{Ed002's Note - He is also on the list of players that Manchester City are considering as a left back.}



23 Feb 2017 21:31:39
Watching the Fiorentina v Monchengladbach game and Christensen has just scored, he looks a very good player and we need to keep him. We dodged a bullet with Stones who is so overated it is not true, English thing? I would like to see him in our starting 18 next season. ED02 any news?


{Ed002's Note - Chelsea would agree that they would like him in the squad next season. Nothing has changed since he has scored today.}




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13 Jan 2018 06:51:17
A time for reflection I think. Current premier league Champions and Champions in 2 of the last 3 Seasons. Currently sitting 3rd in one of Europes top leagues, through to the semi-final of the league cup, still in the FA Cup, awaiting a mouth watering Champions League tie with Barcelona. erm, not bad so far. Starting to bring some young players through, Christensen signing a new long term contract dispite reported interest from some of europes biggest clubs was work well done by the board who clearly have a very good idea of where they are taking the club. Musunda also recently signed a long term contract as did Tammy etc before going on loan. All very sound football and commercial management. I expect Tibo and Hazard to sign as well or if not to be sold for record fees. All very positive. The club have a very definitive strategy and business/ football model when recruiting players and building success and we are also at the forefront of player spending. Only the manchester clubs spent more over the past 3 or 4 seasons and how many titles have they recently won? Zero, yes zero and Manchester Utd, despite the 100's of millions they keep spending are showing no signs of being able to win the league. Conte is a very focused individual and fantastic manager who we all hope stays and builds an empire BUT if he does go at some point in the future the building bricks are still nicely in place for the club to continue to be succesfull and challange at Europes top table. We are probably only 2 or 3 plaýers away from being right at the top of that european table and the club will know that as clearly as we do. Granted, City are having a great season and have raised the bar, as ourselves and others have done in the past and will continue to do in the future. We need to respond to that challenge, as do Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool etc. I have the upmost confidence in Roman and his team to do just that, his track record since buying the club suggests he likes a challenge and responds well to them. He is a winner, the club are winners and that will continue I'm sure. Cheers, and half full.


1.) 13 Jan 2018 08:28:43
Yes all good with what you said. But what frustrates the rest of us is that if the club knows we need 2 or 3 players to become great (We all know what positions) why don't they go for it? They have the money. It is almost a self-inflicting harm. Just cross the line and enjoy the finish!

2.) 13 Jan 2018 12:07:37
We must surely compete with Manchester clubs for Sanchez by putting in v competitive bid. He may be 29, but wonderful player and work rate, free to play in ECL, and to have him and Hazard in same team would really bolster our attacking threat. Had wanted him before he went to AFC.

3.) 13 Jan 2018 12:38:29
Agree Sanchez is a fantastic player and is a bargain due to his contract situation. These are the types of players that will get Hazard etc to sign the new contract sooner rather than later. But for our board he doesn't carry a resale value so it won't happen.

Yes we maybe at the forefront of player spending but the difference between them an us is massive. I don't see them selling their best players to fund new additions. Instead they add to the quality to make it better. We sell Diego Costa, Nemanja Matic and many others to fund Morata, Bakayoko etc. That is not adding to the quality we already have. Look no further than Antonio Conte to get your answer, it is clear he isn't happy with the board over transfers.

4.) 13 Jan 2018 17:30:19
Sorry G8 what you wrote is absolutely as off as I have ever seen unless you are watching different football then me! Every single major team is selling and buying players and making the moves necessary to make their teams work! Hazard has not had any help in almost two years! Last year we got lucky because William and Pedro scored goals and eveyone was on point and don’t forget we had Diego Costa a beast in the middle of the park! We will be lucky to be top 4 by years end if we don’t bring a creative player in and Sanchez is sitting there waiting for us Lucas Moura, Thomás Lemar yes he is expensive but we are going the wrong way. I can’t begin to stress how crazy fans must be right now watching a team who looks to have no heart or drive at all! The last three games all the players look disinterested and it’s Contes fault and now we must suffer till years end! No top 4 no Hazard no Courtois! We play like this against Barcelona we will lose 8/ 9/ 10 to 0 seriously over two games will be a massacre! To be honest I’d love to see Barcelona’s old coach come in and coach us or Allegri! Conte is not the same man and the players have no more trust in the man at all and it showed the last three games! We are in big big trouble if something isn’t done soon! Our team will be bottoms out! We are older, slower and unorganized! You can’t play Kante Bak and Fabregas together doesn’t work! Moses has been awful since his injury and Hazard is tired of trying to play by himself!

Worst of all is Morata falls down one more time like a crying baby he should be benched! When he drove to the Goal today he has hazard wide open for a pass in the middle and instead he hit it in the side netting off goalie hand! He is so frustrated he needs a break! We need creators and Abromovich needs to wake up before he see our team out and playing Europa league again next year.

5.) 13 Jan 2018 23:19:40
I could not agree more Jets. Well said mate. So miffed, can't score a goal for crap anymore. Im glad im not the one that sees the childish side of morata, for a lad like him he falls like his been hit by a truck. Refs know him all too well. It didn't come across me, but with no chamapions league football next year we can say good night to hazard and courtois. Good luck to chelsea in trying to buy playera of same ilk again. More like we will end up with more baka's and zapa's etc.

6.) 14 Jan 2018 19:11:08
Been saying this for weeks
We won't be in top 4
We are predictable
We don't look interested
Tactics are boring and I think the players think it as well
I couldn't even bring myself to watch highlights yesterday why because I bet we had 3 at the back when they were down to ten
I probably would need to buy a new TV today.



09 Jan 2018 09:15:25
We probably have the best left sided wing back in Europe in Alonso so for me we don't need Sandro who would expect to play most of the time. Juve asking silly money for him as well. What we do need is an understudy though as Kenedy looks likely to be off to Newcastle on loan. I would prefer we looked at the young Fulham left back. Also saw a report saying Roman wants a marquee signing in the summer and has an offer on the table for Ronaldo. That would be typical Roman, pull one out of the fire when we are least expecting it.


1.) 09 Jan 2018 11:22:25
Don't think we'll ever see Ronaldo here. It just wouldn't make sense, given his relationship with United. I also believe the time for Chelsea making "marquee signings" is gone, at least it isn't here in the way it used to be. That being said, I would truly love to see a genuine superstar go our way, as we got used to it but haven't had a such coming for many years now.

2.) 09 Jan 2018 13:24:48
Did we not just spend 75m on morata is this not a 'marquee' signing?

3.) 09 Jan 2018 14:46:41
To improve the squad, we should be buying players better than we have now.

For instance, if we wanted a LWB, we should be buying someone better than Alonso. This means we have a class LWB in reserve too.

Really, we shouldn't be buying squad players unless its absolutely necessary.

4.) 09 Jan 2018 17:41:45
I agree, though we definitely need another LWB, Sessegnon looks like a decent prospect, Telles is also great option. I think we really should be looking for a RWB (Bellerin or Florenzi) and a ST (Icardi or Belloti) .

5.) 09 Jan 2018 20:52:24
Thats a good shout TruBlu, we already have the best LWB in Europe so we can't upgrade Alonso but we can upgrade on the other side. Also, well said blinky, we did and do buy marquee signings and Morata was just that last summer (although he does need to start playing like one 🤔)



03 Jan 2018 21:42:30
Morata is not good enough. Full stop. Batsy would of taken at least one of those chances, this love in with Conte and Morata is pissing me off. Rant over.


{Ed018's Note - he certainly can’t finish with his feet}

1.) 03 Jan 2018 21:48:13
give over . He 24 he's has gd season . he's having a bad patch.
I must admit our fans are unreal sometimes. was a brilliant game and 2-2 is deserved draw.

2.) 03 Jan 2018 21:48:38
Ed018 with who’s available who would you go for?

{Ed018's Note - no idea}

3.) 03 Jan 2018 21:51:51
We missed 3 on on ones. any team that has those chances should be winning.

4.) 03 Jan 2018 21:57:39
and how. many saves did courtios make
. any other game would have gone in.

5.) 03 Jan 2018 21:58:28
Wheely mate you are so so wrong. The Guy was rubbish beyond rubbish yet again. 3 clear cut chances yet again. 70 million! @ Forget his age. Not good enough.

6.) 03 Jan 2018 21:59:27
2-2 should never be the scoreline. We created so many clear cut chances.

Had arsenal had 4 of the chances Morata missed today then im sure it would have been a bad night for us and an embarrassment. Missing 3 1v1's in one single game is so so bad. Worst yet how many has he missed throughout the season when put in similar situations. Does the guy even train how to score with his feet and score 1v1's? Unbelievable.

7.) 03 Jan 2018 22:03:21
Wheely not saying a draw isn’t deserved and Morata has been good just has been wasteful not just today and a striker will always be judged like that the drog or Diego would have least had a brace each that’s the point that’s being made.

8.) 03 Jan 2018 22:05:50
And how many did cech make? Morata is a striker paid to score goals and win matches. misses too many chances with his feet, it cost us the points, I like morata think his great player but needs that killer instinct, with a bit of luck conte puts arm runs him and v Leicester he wins us all 3 points, his link up play tonight I thought was superb actually and at times won the ball gave it and we had to wait for players to support. Bakyoko is another who struggled, don’t know what his role is or what conte is asking of him but seemed lost, young lad and will only learn, drinkwater offers a balance, Moses was off it tonight and didn’t try to take his man on,

9.) 03 Jan 2018 22:11:33
All centre forwards go through spells of missing chances, look at drogba’s first season, he was awful. start worrying when he’s not getting in the positions to miss them.
The boy is quality just didn’t happen for him tonight.

10.) 03 Jan 2018 22:30:07
i agree matt i really like him but ud wonder about the finishing for 70 million quid u expect someone ruthless like aguero do.

11.) 03 Jan 2018 22:34:59
well said Matt.

12.) 03 Jan 2018 22:36:04
not his fault that we paid 70mill.

13.) 03 Jan 2018 22:05:15
Thanks ed018 thought you were gunna pull some name out the bag 😂.



31 Dec 2017 21:21:53
Great to see Willian back to his imperial best, creating goals, scoring goals, work rate, fantastic set pieces. Our player and players player of the year a season back. Had a very difficult period last season when his Mother sadly passed away but now back. Saves the club £80m to replace him.


1.) 31 Dec 2017 22:33:02
Quite agree and still cannot understand why so many on this site did/ do not rate him. We are lucky indeed to have him as an uncomplaining (when-not-starting)
member of the squad of high quality. Excellent footballer, and person by all accounts.

2.) 01 Jan 2018 00:56:39
i still don't rate him at the elite level simply because he doesn't give us 10-15 goals or more a season consistantly his work rate is great but to play in an attacking 3 with hazard an morata both hazard an the other attacker both ahpuld be chipping in at least 15 goals a season each to take pressure off morata
. hope willian continues his good form i do like him just think he's a position that can be improved.

3.) 01 Jan 2018 09:10:49
Willian had one of his best games for a long time and appeared to be enjoying himself, I just wish he would score more considering the opportunities he has with a good shot in both feet. I also thought Drinkwater had his best game and I would play him alongside Kante and give Bayakoko a breather. Drinkwater uses the ball far better than him and does not lose it it as much. That said, Stoke were dreadful.

4.) 01 Jan 2018 11:45:17
Great against lower opposition frustrating against the top teams,

5.) 01 Jan 2018 20:23:08
One good performance and everyone is singing his praise. I don't rate him anymore cos he doesn't seem to be playing with his heart anymore. Technically, he is better than Pedro but You can virtually touch the passion that Pedro plays with.



31 Dec 2017 09:08:38
I must congratulate the club on selling Matic for £40 million. He was slow and lacking in mobility over the last 2 seasons but brilliantly protected last season by Kante. That made him look better than he was. After all the pundits and ex players slating us for selling him (just because we are Chelsea) he is now looking a real donkey in that man utd midfield. How ironic that his replacement yesterday was Danny Drinkwater who man utd sold to Leicester! I know we make plenty of mistakes in the transfer market as well (sold De Bruyne, Salah etc) so we obviously can't recognise talent either. (oh, wait a minute, that was Jose who bombed them out wasn't it! ) . 😁.


1.) 31 Dec 2017 11:02:13
I've been saying from the start that it was a good deal to sell Matic for 40 mil. Obviously, it's never ideal to sell to a rival, but I don't think we've been close to missing him in our time, and I also believe, that Bakayoko WILL turn out to be a fine player for us :)

2.) 31 Dec 2017 11:29:35
agree he justs need time and confidence. I think zappacosta will be useful too.

3.) 31 Dec 2017 20:02:40
Jose is finished he'll be out of utd by end of season. shame I wanted them to come 10th my reckoning back to madrid.




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06 Jan 2018 21:18:24
C1955. Just to clear up the age issue. I was watching Chelsea in the 70's and 80's when me and my mates turned up in the shed for under a fiver and would transfer to the old west stand benches for 50p. I knew the likes of Greenaway and his crew! I had a season ticket in the Mathew Harding Upper from mid 90's and still regard our 1997 Cup Final win as our greatest ever. I was there. I remember Clive Walker away at Bolton when we were on the verge of Div 3 and probably no more! Rose tinted? Do me a favour. I've probably seen more games than most on here and truly love my club. My daughter is called Chelsea and my Son adores the club as I do. My wife is very supportive as well. Sad maybe but not rose tinted, I have seen it all mate which probably explains why I'm so positive about things in these wonderful winning times!




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06 Jan 2018 08:04:08
C1955 I see you have already added Barclay to your long list of Chelsea players you don't rate. lol. Batsy, Willian, RLC, Bakayoko etc. You even said you couldn't understand why people rated Christensen not long ago lol. not to mention your thoughts on Drinkwater before he signed. Man, take a chill.




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05 Jan 2018 15:11:16
RB is a fantastic addition to the squad. Elegant, strong, quick and can both see a pass and score from outside the box. City were looking at him before he got injured and prices were a lot higher than the £15M being quoted now. A great technical player who may be a world beater one day.




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


{Ed025's Note - no probs mate..



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13 Dec 2017 18:00:30
That "ready meal" ED01 has one the premiership title twice in the last 3 years! Lol.


{Ed001's Note - yes but it is always short term fixes that mean the ingredients you have already are going off. Ake, De Bruyne and so on. While you are doing ready meals, the Manchester clubs have hired chefs and given them their pick of fresh ingredients to cook with. How long can you compete with that?}




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09 Jan 2018 20:52:24
Thats a good shout TruBlu, we already have the best LWB in Europe so we can't upgrade Alonso but we can upgrade on the other side. Also, well said blinky, we did and do buy marquee signings and Morata was just that last summer (although he does need to start playing like one 🤔)




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05 Jan 2018 15:06:20
C1955 You have to realise agents play a big part in the modern game. RB agreed a deal, was about to take his medical and pulls out. Why? Because he was never going to be fit by Christmas and his fee reduces from £35M to £15M! A nice little signing on bonus going his say as opposed to Evertons! Anyway, money apart a fantastic addition to our squad.




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03 Jan 2018 21:58:28
Wheely mate you are so so wrong. The Guy was rubbish beyond rubbish yet again. 3 clear cut chances yet again. 70 million! @ Forget his age. Not good enough.




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31 Dec 2017 09:30:36
Batsy is a goalscorer and would of taken both the Morata chances yesterday. He will be another player who leaves and stars for another club. Think Salah etc. I wish Conte would give him a chance.




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24 Dec 2017 14:01:26
Nice one Eli. Happy Christmas to you and all on here.