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10 Dec 2017 10:34:13
After only a handful of games Bakayoko is being written off and unfairly compared to Matic.

Matic wanted to go, he was going wether we signed Bakayoko or not. The press, and pundits, seem to think we signed Bakayoko and then decided we didn't need Matic anymore. Bakayoko has struggled in some games but not many players hit the ground running during their first Premier League season, certainally not when their as young as he is.


1.) 11 Dec 2017 19:59:45
Very good shout J. The problem with Bakayoko seems partly down to concentration also the fact he has come from the French league which is nowhere near the pace and intensity of the premiership. He has shown some quality and a lot of strength. So I think play Drinkwater who is premiership ready and feed Bakayoko in.



16 Jul 2017 13:13:39
Don Balon in Spain are reporting that we are looking to sign Yannick Carrasco from Atletico Madrid.

Would be a signing that I'd love to see but can't see it happening, what with their transfer ban.


1.) 16 Jul 2017 13:42:56
Old news pal.

2.) 16 Jul 2017 16:04:38
Ed- how credible is the news of Chelsea looking to sign Y. Carrasco?

{Ed018's Note - I'm unaware of any interest in Carrasco from Chelsea. Seems like about the last position we need to worry about strengthening at this point}

3.) 16 Jul 2017 17:27:08
Thanks Ed.

4.) 16 Jul 2017 18:27:46
Ed018 he can play through the middle too can't he? Signing him along with someone like (my personal preferred striker option) Belotti would add a lot to out attacking options.



13 Jun 2017 09:23:31
Fresh links to Insigne, apparently as a replacement for Hazard - should he join Real Madrid.

I wouldn't want him at the expense of Hazard but I do really like Insigne - real live wire of a player with great touch and movement. Adding him and/ or Bernardeschi to our attacking options would be a lovely bit of business.

Having said that everything points towards Insigne, and thankfully Hazard, staying put this summer.


1.) 13 Jun 2017 10:31:23
Don't really rate Insigne myself.

2.) 13 Jun 2017 10:43:23
If Hazard leaves we will go for Douglas Costa.

3.) 13 Jun 2017 12:50:15
Bernardeschi for me should be a top target, we have to accept Hazard could go this year and if not now then it is probable he will leave next season, for me Bernardeschi has a lot on his locker and is an ideal replacement he is young and apparently Florentina need money and the guy has 2 years left on his contract in today's market getting this guy for £35-45 million would be extremely smart business.

Ed do you no if we have spoken to Florentina in regards to Bernardeschi? they probably wouldn't want to sell but would be a nice addition.

{Ed002's Note - Bernardeschi is in talks with another side.}

4.) 13 Jun 2017 20:38:28
Is it Juve that is in talks with Bernardeschi, Ed?

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}

5.) 13 Jun 2017 22:06:11
Thanks for the reply ED002, real shame you can see why there interested though looks a good player.

6.) 14 Jun 2017 08:04:33
Thanks for that, Ed. Juve will get Orsolini and Schick already, do they really need every flippin Serie A player? Disappointing if we lose out to them : (.

7.) 16 Jun 2017 05:09:56
So Juve are going for Costa and Bernadeschi after already finalising Cuadrado. Are we any chance at all for Sanchez?



10 Jun 2017 09:53:31
The Bakayoko deal seems to have progressed a bit more in the last 24hrs. Talk in France on a fee agreed and the player traveling from Nice to London today.


1.) 10 Jun 2017 10:06:44
yeah i just read the same chelsea to announce it next week the bookies now have him as 1/ 3 odds on to sign.

2.) 10 Jun 2017 10:39:47
still want MENDY!

3.) 11 Jun 2017 01:08:12
Good addition be harsh on alonso if we signed mendy who i think defensively is average going forward he's a beast.



23 May 2017 05:56:49
Seen a few links to Lanzini over the last couple of days. Is he a player Chelsea are looking at this summer Ed?


{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any approach by Chelsea.}




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05 Feb 2018 11:17:07
Ed01 I'd like to know your opinion on Conte wanting a public vote of confidence from the board.

Can you see him being here next season? Got to admit, none of his (many, many) reported potential replacements excite me.


{Ed001's Note - I found that truly bizarre to be honest. Sounds weak to me. A confident manager does not need or want things like that. It really does suggest he is no self-belief left and that suggests he won't see out the season.}

1.) 05 Feb 2018 11:53:54
A strange one I admit but I would go for Gary Rowett.

2.) 05 Feb 2018 12:15:01
Having the media on your back week after week after week is not easy. All Conte was asking was just some support from the club to slow down the rumours so he can get on with his job.

I don't see anything weak about it. If the club either extend his contract or state that they are confident in him it would slow down the rumour story's somewhat.

he doesn't seem like someone who's wanting out. He's saying all the right things and seems generally committed.

3.) 05 Feb 2018 14:33:19
I thought it weird sounds like someone needs a hug
It's a results led business and when results aren't good your boss isn't going to say hey don't worry your doing a great job hang in there old boy we've got your back after spending 100s of millions
Why would the board back him after publicly having a go at there transfer policy
I think he's offering an ultimatum back me or sack me policy then he looks good at the end of it
And there certainly not going to back him before the next few tricky matches then wear would that leave them if we lost
All politics what happened to just playing football.

4.) 05 Feb 2018 14:50:08
Thanks for reply by the way ed001.

5.) 05 Feb 2018 15:32:13
You have to have sympathy with Conte. They are playing poorly overall but hanging onto the big spending clubs n their quest for at least a top four finish, they definitely have not built on last seasons unlikely title win and just spent £50m on unfit players, none I would suggest the choice of Conte, probably fill the positions he wanted players for but someone has looked for 'bargains'. He is mirroring the Mourinho reign which I have pointed out as have several newspapers, they are NOT both in the wrong. There is something fundamentally wrong at Chelsea Football Club.

6.) 05 Feb 2018 16:08:42
Sounds like hazard if you read ed001 on rumour page.

7.) 05 Feb 2018 17:08:43
GFG: Probably there is a lot of truth in his comment because that has circulated at the ground on match days. With Mourinho Hazard came up again alongside Fabregas who probably had the finger pointed at him the most and was interviewed on the subject. If RA is strong with his managers surely he would not tolerate that sort of behaviour from a player. Hazard is very good but not 'that' good and he fuels a lot of the Madrid rumours.

8.) 05 Feb 2018 17:35:15
Sorry Ed001 but completely disagree. He wants the statement because the media tried to sack him last year before the Leicester game at home and are doing it again. Conte has got worse scrutiny than Jose at Utd, Pep at City, Klopp at Liverpool or Pochettino at Spurs. Pep is being lauded as a genius after spending god knows how much to win and Pochettino and Klopp both time after time have choked at the big occasion. Even last year when we were winning they were trying to create nonsense. Only manager who gets close to that disrespect from journalists is Wenger.

{Ed001's Note - if you say so, but if a manager is worried about what the media says then he is weak.}

9.) 05 Feb 2018 18:17:14
No worse than Klopp's comments dismissing the away game at Spurs earlier this season, he was clearly worried about what the media says. Same with Pochettino almost every interview.



17 Jan 2018 22:04:12
Watching this Norwich game and I'm thinking - would this be worse with Carroll?


{Ed018's Note - no. Sadly he could be an improvement which is downright scary}

1.) 17 Jan 2018 22:09:40
Yes he’d probably get injured and we’d have to
Play with 10 men!

2.) 17 Jan 2018 22:13:48
least we know var works 😂😂.

3.) 17 Jan 2018 22:22:39
Think we’re going to go out on pens 🙄🙄🙄.

4.) 17 Jan 2018 22:34:35
That ref is useless not that’s any excuse we’ve been bloody awful only a few players have done themselves justice.

5.) 17 Jan 2018 22:47:20
Glad I was wrong. But now we miss Pedro and Morata for Saturday!

6.) 17 Jan 2018 22:56:37
I think we can do without them both for the game.

7.) 18 Jan 2018 00:14:35
carrol got injured for 8 or 9 months for falling off a bar stool pissed.



04 Jan 2018 22:16:36
People are bashing Morata? Been involved in 14 premier league goals so far (10 goals and 4 assists) this season and people are bashing him?

Yes he has missed opportunities, only one player in the EPL has missed more opportunities so far this season; Salah! Anyone bashing Salah this season?

A young lad being involved in goals as he has been in his first EPL season, and he gets hammered by fans?

I'm obviously loosing touch with football!


1.) 04 Jan 2018 22:29:12
Salah is a winger who is scoring so whatever he misses his not judged on, morata has been great but would need both hand to count all one v ones he has missed, it’s frustrating. more so as he doesn’t get a lot of help from midfield for goals, morata will get few goals and match winners and we’ll all forget bout those misses ( hopefully )

2.) 04 Jan 2018 22:36:25
well said mate. tried telling users yesterday.

didn't lukaku go around 10 games without a goal for Utd recently
? no one said sell him.

3.) 04 Jan 2018 22:41:40
100% morata has shown us what a mistake Lukaku would of been, even with the chances wasted he does at least have more to his game.

4.) 04 Jan 2018 23:41:17
i don't think anyone bashed him i just think his finishing with his feet has been woefull for a 70 million pound striker we can all see he's a classy player.

5.) 05 Jan 2018 00:17:23
Maybe not on here as much Magic but if you looked on Twitter and on his Instagram or just social media in general, the amount of hate he was getting from so called Chelsea fans was embaressing to see. I don't expect and hope that it won't bother Morata but it's still a pathetic overreaction.

6.) 05 Jan 2018 09:44:20
Morata really needs to focus. His at the age where he can improve immensely. Its ashame we don't have another striker of Conte's choice on the bench that could put pressure on him.

His finishing with his feet has been woeful and i agree it is hard to count the amount of misses now. Headers are good but scoring with your feet is your bread and butter. He needs massive improvement here. This could make or break him at Chelsea.

In my opinion, he falls to the ground too easy and more often than not the refs tell him to get up without calling a foul. He needs to realise this is not the Spanish League where its common to see this type of stuff. For a big laf like him he should stay on his feet more.

I do like his movement which is spot on, you need to do that to get into scoring opportnuities. Credit to him here.

Overall, this lad has potential. He needs to look at Harry Kane as an example. Work work and work. He needs to get ready to face the media everytime he misses now, the whole country was talking about his misses the other night. Only way to get them off your back is by scoring. Surely they are waiting to get the good old Torres and Soldado comparisons out. Can Morata handle the pressure. We will find out soon.



11 Dec 2017 11:00:57
UCL draw about to start, given how UEFA tend to work these things we should know our opposition in about five hours!




25 Nov 2017 21:31:33
Bakayoko was poor today, there's no denying that. However I do still believe he will turn out to be a good player for us, right now he needs a bit of protection from Conte - benching him for a couple of games will probably do him some good.

A lot more highly rated players have struggled with the speed and intensity of the prem in their first seasons.


1.) 26 Nov 2017 05:47:16
He's been shocking all year. He's sloppy, can't pass and loses the ball 5 times a game. Can honestly not believe people on here were sayinghes an improvement on matic, he's not even an improvement on Chalobah.

2.) 26 Nov 2017 06:57:20
The reason people believed Bakayoko would be a upgrade on Matic was reasonable.
Matic was average last year and truly awful the year before.
Chalaboa is a different subject and I confess to being a massive fan. Shame about his injury but I still hope to see him back playing and I think he can make the Workd Cup squad.

3.) 26 Nov 2017 09:58:08
Bakyoko has been excellent v spurs man united athletico so we can see how good he is. it’s just adapting to intensity of league and games are thick and fast, I’m not going to write him off just yet but was poor yesterday, chalobah is the one that got away. Really gutted he left,

4.) 26 Nov 2017 10:22:46
Baka has had more poor games than average ones. Good ones are far and few. He hasn't settled properly. I will not write him off but he is coming across very lazy off the ball and sloppy with his passing. Gulf in class between him and Kante. He needs a rest for sure.

5.) 26 Nov 2017 13:10:27
Bottom line is not every player hits the ground running. Not every player settles in this league, especially coming from the French league. He has had some very good performances. However like yesterday he seems like a rabbit caught in the headlights. Yesterday it was all going on around him. I think he has a good engine and is strong. Sometimes players need guidance from players around them. I don’t think he got that yesterday. He got better as the game went on. He will be an improvement on Matic. People on here go on about matic, but the majority wanted him sold as he had been poor. I think Bakayoko will be fine, we will see the best of him later in the season when he settles in.

6.) 26 Nov 2017 16:14:06
Baka is 21 years old for Christ's sake - give him a break - Conte has admitted that he wanted to keep Matic to ease Baka into the side (proves Conte was right but £40m+ from Man U was hard to turn down) . With Drinkwater getting up to speed, I expect to see a Kante / Drinkwater combo a lot more.

7.) 26 Nov 2017 16:53:42
Now Drinwater is fit Bayakoko could do with a rest and told to watch Kante who does not waste any energy and picks up the intensity of a match straight away which varies according to the quality of team we play. As the season has worn on Bayakoko seems to panic and gets clumsy and gives the ball away but he is very quick and athletic and this season if handled sensibly could be a real asset next year; remember Drogba looked like all over the place in his first season. As far as Matic is concerned I don't think we should miss him, he has done little of note since his over hyped first two games and that $40m was good business.

8.) 27 Nov 2017 08:32:37
Drogba was rubbish in his first season.

9.) 28 Nov 2017 11:05:17




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30 Dec 2017 09:20:57
Really want to see Clarke Salter get a decent loan, maybe one of the promotion chasing Championship clubs. If you read some of the comments JT has made about the lad it's clear he has a very bright future.




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29 Dec 2017 11:10:26
Hazard is just shy of 27, signing a new contract with us now is cementing (as much as is possible) the best years of his career with us. This is probably the most significant decision of his career and it is only natural that he would keep his options open. He might not get a chance to sign for Real again.

He is probably one of only two (including Kante) irreplaceable players in our squad, but if he does leave (like Lampard, Drogba etc. ) then the show will go on.




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27 Nov 2017 16:47:22
Emenalo is at Monaco, good rebuilding project for him after their summer exodus.




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26 Nov 2017 15:39:54
Qarabag was a must win game, and they were likely to sit back and let us try to break them down; we needed Fabregas for that and he'd have time on the ball from the outset.

Liverpool would press us from the outset, when we needed more energy and defensive minds in the midfield. The point where their defensive line got deeper was the right time to introduce Fabregas, he had more time on the ball to pick his passes.

Conte's decision was the correct one. I'd like to say I can't believe people are bashing Conte but, unfortunately, its completely believable in modern football.




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02 Sep 2017 10:34:15
Totally agree that Barkley could be come a good player for us, but he wouldn't have played a lot for us before January.

Waiting till January, or even summer 2018, makes the most sense for him (and his wallet) . It also allows us, or maybe Spurs, to properly assess the injury he's been out with. I think it was a mutual decision from all involved, except Everton, to wait.





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13 Feb 2018 23:09:15
Azpilicueta, Christensen and Rudiger is our best back three at the moment. Cahill has been a decent servant to the club, but his time is coming to an end.




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13 Feb 2018 23:06:55
I agree, Hazard should be the piece we build around, not replace. Him playing off a strike partnership of Dybala and Morata would be down right scary for opposition defences.

I think the best way forward for Chelsea is to add two or three players who are in or around the world class bracket to what we already have. Once we do that we can bolster and improve the squad with youth. Ampadou and Hudson-Odoi, for instance, don't need loans and, in my opinion, can compete as squad players already.




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13 Feb 2018 17:26:53
In addition to that, Im not actually sure if there is a realistic like for like replacement for Hazard.




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13 Feb 2018 17:24:18
Dybala would be amazing if slightly unrealistic. Loads of stories doing the rounds about Dembele not fitting in at Barca, he'd also be amazing but, even if true, they overpaid and would want to recoup as much of that as possible.




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11 Feb 2018 11:46:06
I think the attacking abilities of our wingbacks has really limited our overall attacking play this season, especially when playing with three in the central midfield area and two up top against teams who set themselves up more defensively. I think the 3-5-2 would definitely work, but our wingbacks need to offer more offensive width - our best crosser of the ball is a centre half.

Nine times out of ten Moses will hit a cross against the first defender without trying to take them on. He has great energy up and down the right side, but if I didn't know better I'd say he was a converted full back rather than a converted winger. Zapacosta has been OK, put in a decent effort when played but he isn't the answer.

Alonso has exceeded expectations and proved to be a decent signing, but he has little pace and/ or ability to take a player on. I hope Emerson offers a bit more attacking impetus and width on the left though.