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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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16 Jan 2019 12:27:34
There have been questions raised by the pundits about how much say Sarri has over signings, well Paredes is proof that he has quite a lot of say. A Sarri signing all Day long and good competition for Jorginho. good signing.


1.) 16 Jan 2019 13:08:59
Not yet done G8 mate, hope we get it over the line from the little I saw of him in Roma and the review he’s gotten I think he’ll settle in just fine. Might turn out to be a superb signing and key player for years to come.

2.) 16 Jan 2019 15:04:48
I like his aggression and long shots from what I’ve seen of him. Two things we definitely are lacking.

3.) 16 Jan 2019 16:41:39
iv persoannly never even heard of him so not sure who he is or if he's any good.

4.) 16 Jan 2019 18:33:39
I think you all might be suprised who the “understudy” will be after a few weeks. Parades doesn’t exactly have to be a superstar to make Jorginhos role his own!

5.) 16 Jan 2019 19:22:58
haha chelsea nick i guess your another 1 of the anti jorginho brigade im surprised at how many people dislike jorginho.



13 Jan 2019 22:20:01
1 point behind Spurs then. Poch has been in the seat for years now. Sarri been in the seat since July! Sarri not really been given a proper transfer window either? We shall finish above Spurs. And only a few points off Pep and his country backed Man City! Looking good to me. (And a little tip to fellow readers and posters. when certain names on here appear. for instance. C195! Miss D! etc, you get the point, just scroll down) .


1.) 14 Jan 2019 00:16:05
Spurs owners have bottled it. There net spend is like 4 million. If they spent just a little they would have won the title a couple times.

2.) 14 Jan 2019 00:25:57
I don’t think it’s Sarri nof given the time that is the problem I think some posters like myself think he keeps playing the wrong players no matter how poor they play I. e Willian and Alonso when he has better options I. e Pedro, CHO and Emerson.

3.) 14 Jan 2019 07:43:07
Exactly G8, I don't understand the doom and gloom feeling for some fans, 1 point off 3rd position and given poch's longevity I don't think Sarri has done bad at all.

By The way your tip is well appreciated. It's the same posters that slag off the team everyone something goes wrong. However, nowadays even if we win it's more slagging off.

4.) 14 Jan 2019 07:49:06
Long way to go yet lads, lots of twists and turns.

All teams hit patches of poor form but it’s important that if you play badly you still pick up the three points.

We are in a good position to qualify for the Champions League and maybe pick up a pot. I remain confident that most fans/ posters will consider this transition season a success.

5.) 14 Jan 2019 08:03:49
I don’t mind the negativity of some fans as long it’s constructive.

The name calling of the club, management and players is, in my opinion, ridiculous.

If a poster doesn’t like the manager, player or even the style of play, that’s fine with me, as long as they create some rationale argument.

Hands up lads, I’ve sometimes let the red mist take over my posts.

6.) 14 Jan 2019 10:50:55
We’re not playing well but we’re looking good on the table. Let’s hope we sign a striker this window.

7.) 14 Jan 2019 11:24:34
Harry Kane injured too would really derail there season, especially with son away on international duty, but with his previous injuries his never out for as long as feared,



12 Jan 2019 21:42:15
Well firstly, a much needed 3 points, 6 ahead of Arsenal now and with Spurs playing Utd Tomorrow a win win for us. To the game, we all know we need a striker, the wide players all did well, Hazard as the false 9 was not at his best but took 5 players out for the pass to Willian. And what a goal. did anyone on here listen to Joe Cole on BT Sport talk about Willian? He was so full of praise of him and his footballing ability. So refreshing to hear real football people talk about real talented footballers (shame Joe Cole does not come on this page lol😁😁😁) . Pedro scores a beauty but misses a few as well and CHO looked full of running when he came on. But, we do need that central striker, Higuain or Icardi or Wilson or, for me, Costa. Let the wide players compete with each other. Centrally, we looked OK but do need an alternative for Jorginho who is lacking a bit of confidence in my opinion, Kovacic and Barklay did OK but RLC should get that left sided spot. Kante MOM says it all. At the back, we looked solid, ish. Maybe start Emerson soon? Rudi and Luiz are a great pairing but getting used to zonal marking. And what an assist for Pedro's goal! Luiz has more ability footballing wise than almost any CB in the world. Not a brilliant display, always look a bit nervy when in transition, but a lot of good things for me. the project evolves and top 4 is looking more likely. I expect 2 signings in the week and 2 departures, have a great weekend my fellow Chelsea fans. Cheers and half full.


{Ed0333's Note - what signings do you expect this week mate?

1.) 12 Jan 2019 21:57:09
I agree with everything you have posted G8.

2.) 12 Jan 2019 22:02:36
Parades to replace Fabregas.

3.) 12 Jan 2019 23:08:58
I disagree with just about everything you have posted G8 (agree about Emerson) .

4.) 12 Jan 2019 23:24:11
Higuain and Paredes would be very good. Callum Wilson can get lost.

5.) 13 Jan 2019 00:09:34
Great post G8, refreshing to see some positivity mate. Hopefully a striker will make thing a lot easier. At least we will see hazard at his best in the left.

6.) 13 Jan 2019 07:07:35
In reply to ED0333 I think Chelsea will sign Higuain and Either Peredes or Barella this week.

{Ed0333's Note - Fekir maybe? Higuain looks a good bet to sign. Isn’t barellas wife pregnant and wants to stay in Italy till after the birth maybe that could scupper the chance of a move to England.



05 Jan 2019 11:37:34
Callum Hudson-Adoi is a very good young player who has had opportunities this Season and at just 18 years old is already starting to be intergrated into the side. Indeed, if he wasn't injured he would of started his first premier league game against Southampton. He will almost certainly start in the FA Cup game Today. He has been nurtured by the club since he was 7 years old and has been offered a lucrative long term contract. Zola has just said we want him to stay, he is in a good place. What else can Chelsea do? I fear he has had his head turned by family or agents. The grass is not always greener elsewhere. Stay, and he will play more and more and be a regular in this side, particuarly given the fact that both Willian and Pedro are ageing. The future at Chelsea is so bright for him and the club are bending over backwards for him to stay. Over to you CHO.


1.) 05 Jan 2019 13:45:21
Good post G8. If the club have offered him 'x' and he thinks he is worth 'x++' he is unlikely to get it as they will not be blackmailed and he is still only potential. Chelsea then get £30m+ for him which is good business for an 18 year old and he goes to a league with few intense games like the Premiership has week in week out and he may never fulfill the potential we think he has and all because he or someone around him is telling him "you are worth this, you are worth that". It is similar scenario to Jadon Sancho, who if you have watched him in the German league, looks very useful because there is no intensity, against Hungary for England I thought he looked like CHO, a guy with potential nothing more. This could be a defining moment in Hudson-Odoi's career and he could with a John Terry sitting him down and explaining the way of the footballing world.

2.) 05 Jan 2019 22:22:07
G8 and C1955 in my opinion two fantastic posts.



24 Dec 2018 22:12:58
Hello fellow blues and ED's. Happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year to you all. We might not all agree on all things Chelsea on this page but we do care (genuine Chelsea of course), my Christmas message is just a reminder really. We, Chelsea, have won more trophies in the last 15 years than any other club in the country. thanks Roman. We Chelsea, are the only London club to have ever won the Champions League, and long may that continue, We Chelsea, have just won the FA youth cup 5 years in a row. The list goes on. and on. we are building under Sarri, a new dynasty may just be around the corner. Keep the faith boys and girls. we are Chelsea. A glass half full in toast of our Chelsea family. Cheers.


1.) 25 Dec 2018 19:39:48
Same to you my friend, at least we are sure we not getting relegated. Top 4 is the aim but if not who cares, sky is always blue qnd nevwr read so we are in the top anyway.

2.) 26 Dec 2018 15:39:05
My previous message shows exactly why you should proofread your messages when you drunk.




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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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13 Jan 2019 07:07:35
In reply to ED0333 I think Chelsea will sign Higuain and Either Peredes or Barella this week.


{Ed0333's Note - Fekir maybe? Higuain looks a good bet to sign. Isn’t barellas wife pregnant and wants to stay in Italy till after the birth maybe that could scupper the chance of a move to England.



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12 Jan 2019 16:40:32
Morata will not play for Chelsea again Tom B. Will not be risked in case of injury as we look to off load him this window. CHO will start on the bench, he is 18 and played a lot of minutes in the week, patience is needed with young players.




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09 Jan 2019 22:15:05
Great post Gola. Agree with so much you say. Great to have you back on here my friend.




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08 Jan 2019 22:21:36
Got your number now Matt, you don't support Chelsea, never have. You support Spurs and enjoy trolling us genuine fans. Mate, you are so sad.




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02 Jan 2019 22:13:17
C1915 Why do you ONLY ever come on here after a negative result? I like reading balanced posts but you only ever post after a poor performance. Why? 😋😋.