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04 Jan 2018 12:19:39
Looking at the betting odds on January window, seems that Ross Barkley most likely ie odds on in betting signing. Not quite a De Bruyne then - oh that we still had him! RB a gamble? Still early days, and bookies offer perhaps some faint hope for us getting Vidal or Sandro. or Mahrez and, even more remotely but for me most excitingly, Aubemayang (who of these would you most want? ) .

But despite all the paper rumours, perhaps not much will happen. Anybody got any news?
Happy New Year to all, and especially to the Eds including that long term favourite of mine and many others so sadly plagued by fake CFC fans on this site the legendary Ed002. But input of all Eds (including Eds 1 and 18) hugely appreciated.


1.) 04 Jan 2018 13:57:45
Happy new year to you mate. Not necessarily transfer news but apparently Courtois said he is close to sign a new deal at the club! . Also stated he encourages Hazard to sign as well and expects him to. Personally that beats any transfer we could make this window if it happens. I said a while ago Courtois is more replaceable than Hazard but there is no doubt he is world class, the performamce last night was one of his best in a Chelsea shirt. It's obvious to see the areas we need to improve in. I'd expect a new striker and a midfielder like Barkley. A lot of people have underrated Barkley, I'm pretty sure he's created the most chances in Europe for players under 22 which is very impressive. Dream window for me would be Sandro, Auba, Vidal and maybe Mahrez. Realistically Mahrez, Barkley and any decent striker to play with Morata or just to help add some goals from the bench would be great. But this is January and we know how hard it can be to get quality players without paying ridiculous sums so we'll have to wait and see.

2.) 04 Jan 2018 15:29:03
Thanks LondonBlues90. Good news if TC signing and encouraging EH to as well. Both absolutely key players, near impossible to replace and keeping them essential for CFC going forward. EH has been sparkling of late, TC some fantastic saves esp. in some big games. So yes, not just a matter of who we bring in but who we can hang on to, though a dream window would be welcome! If Barkley could rediscover early, slightly like AFC's Wilshire, form he might indeed be the bustling, strong and creative mf additionthat (with Vidal too?! ) would strengthen us where we need it, but also help grow our home grown/ English component in squad.

3.) 05 Jan 2018 23:04:19
i think that it is for midfield players for this window guys. (maybe even for 2 windows)




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13 May 2018 18:07:19
I gave up watching at half time we were so dreadful. The players seem to have given up hope of top 4 before game, and forgotten they are supposed to be professionals. What is going on between Conte and players, and Conte and management? Am as mystified as others by the wholesale rotations in last two games -- we had to play to win even if odds against us. Would still hope that those picked against United will put in a performance in Wembley shop window before transfer season?! Blimey.


1.) 13 May 2018 18:44:50
I'm pretty sure that was the first time I even considered switching-off the match before the final whistle. Clueless dross! When the 90 minutes were up, I wasn't even sure I'd be bothered with the Cup Final - but I know I'll be watching, I just hope and pray for a better performance. The whole team (including Hazard), but with the exception of the tireless Kante, looked like they just couldn't be bothered.

2.) 13 May 2018 18:56:02
Yea, they played without little or no motivation - like all hope's being lost.

3.) 14 May 2018 00:14:50
I’m a Liverpool fan out of the city and wa sin a pub showing all theee games, today you were completely outplayed and bossed. But as you said I believe it was due to lacking belief. No disrespect to the toon they played great but you offered sweet FA. Benefited us at the end of the day, but I’d like to think I can be unbiased in my analysis and I think in your squad/ team, there have even too many people coasting on too much money. One key issue will be getting rid of Barkley because that was a joke. Worst season I’ve seen you have for a while. Chins up lads still the FA cup to play for though make it worth watching for a neutral. Goodnight and god bless.



25 Feb 2018 16:07:56
We deserved at least a point but perhaps needed substitutions earlier (given efforts v Barcelona) and robbed it seems by lack of technology re. the 'offside' Morata goal. Atkinson let far more United fowls go than he should. Very disappointing result given pretty good performance. MInd you it was the dreadful ones against Watford and Bournemouth that mean we are now going to struggle to make top four.


1.) 25 Feb 2018 16:23:13
Didn’t deserve anything based on second half, no guts or fight, battered then first half and must have thought they were going to be the same second, if morata wants to know why a false 9 is used should watch his performance, he was on side and matic with about 20 fouls unpunished but letting Lukaku dance between two player And ball watching while Lingard walks in to easy header, we never penetrated then second half and would get to last 3rd and stop.

nobody runs in behind, be first time I’ve said it since but Jesus Christ we missed costa today, to many players play with there back to goal, Pedro gave ( kicked ball of pitch ) 3 times when he came on. no creativity and top 4 in all honesty is gone, spurs Liverpool have better fixtures and momentum, today was a must not lose, and again we slip up.

2.) 25 Feb 2018 16:28:24
I meant fouls not fowls, though perhaps Atkinson at Old Trafford was too chicken to give them?!

3.) 25 Feb 2018 16:31:11
I still believe we will finish in the top 4. I also think we will get a result in Barcelona and win the FA cup but then again, I always think we will win every game!

4.) 25 Feb 2018 16:38:07
I actually think we can get result v Barcelona but league form is too inconsistent, that united team, in which Sanchez was horrendous, pogba added nothing and matic just fouled, I’m so angry about not just result but how poor we are attacking, really dull, that’s where we will lose out on top 4, like untied last season, enjoy the play but without scoring it worries the back line.

5.) 25 Feb 2018 16:41:05
Referees definatelly didn't help today, Matic should have been sent off. Anyway we played poorly second half and I saw that second goal may come for UTD.

Moving to other topic how sly sportd news fails to mention that morata scored a goal which didn't count because of wrong call for offside.

6.) 25 Feb 2018 17:01:06
Sorry I meant fouls not fowls of course!



20 Feb 2018 22:14:08
Also gutted by stupid mistake that gifted them a goal. But overall I was very proud of our performance. As a consistent supporter of Willian, even during his dip in form last season when his mother died, I do hope that those on here who have continually criticised him - and put him on lists of players the club should sell -
will now give him the respect he surely deserves.


1.) 20 Feb 2018 22:24:36
I was really, really harsh on Willian and said that it'd never want to see him in a Chelsea shirt. I Can only regnet saying that as I've always thought he's a sympathetic player that gives his all in every match, and I'm grateful that he's made me regnet those thoughts. What a lovely player he is when in form.

2.) 20 Feb 2018 22:26:58
I'm one that owes him an apologythough I don't want him to leave I'm guilty of stones saying he should be a squad player and not in our eleven but like many tines before he has shown his quality. Perhaps he could come into his prime towards the end of the season big player for us .

3.) 21 Feb 2018 08:35:43
Thanks for your responses here ELI and EmilSC, and can only hope with you ELI that Willian will be a big player in the big games to come and that the whole squad will show the passionate commitment on view last night.



17 Jan 2018 23:15:52
What a shambles on all fronts - with a few exceptions (eg Willian again, Caballero, perhaps Ampadu and Kennedy), most of our players didn't look much up for it or were in headless chicken mode much the time (Pedro a speedy one! ) . The ref dreadful, not using VAR. And we lose two players to red cards and they will be missing for Brighton away game - and I'm going to it. and fear the worst!


1.) 18 Jan 2018 02:02:39
morata won't be a loss nor will pedro.



17 Jan 2018 10:03:21
Hard to know quite how much of press talk/ rumour to believe re. how close say AFC are to Aybameyang, say, but CFC must strengthen attacking options this window with either Sanchez or Aubameyang -- please!


1.) 17 Jan 2018 12:00:33
I just read somewhere that Dortmund might be interested in Batshuayi. If there's any truth to that story perhaps Chelsea should be thinking of a swap deal with Batshuayi for Aubameyang that's if he (Aubameyang) wants to join Chelsea.

I have a good feeling that M. Batshuayi's future is elsewhere but certainly not in Chelsea. Aubameyang and Morata isn't bad for a strike force (cos this A. Carroll story makes me sick) .

2.) 17 Jan 2018 14:09:18
Dortmund : we are interested in michy
Chelsea : ok we will let him leave once we have replacement
Dortmund : well we have a striker we don’t want who has scored a lot of goals.
Chelsea : really., that’s interesting, let’s do it. let’s bid for Andy Carroll.

3.) 17 Jan 2018 16:34:54
It would make excellent sense if Dortmund interested in MB - big if perhaps - for us to suggest such a swap. But Matt in inimitable style probably right re. what might well happen! Oh dear.

As it is, if we cannot get either Sanchez or Aubameyang, or someone of similar stature, expect most of us would prefer to keep MB (and play him, more often, perhaps sometimes - good grief - as a secong striker alongside Morata when it's 0-0 etc) than get endlessly injury prone AC.




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13 May 2018 18:18:52
Yes, if we have a manager who will play the youngsters (we have to now we can't compete with several of rivals in transfer market), with promise that he won't be sacked after a single season or half way through first one. I'm assuming like most that Conte is a goner, it's been rare to see his passion (which we loved) of last season during this one and today he again looked like dead man walking. Perhaps time for the club management to realise that long term building could mean we don't win anything for a season or even two?!




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08 May 2018 19:51:20
Latest newspaper reports suggest he is joining Liverpool.




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07 May 2018 19:01:37
Fair point 7052andrew that there are many ther games that lost us top four, will concede this - but that Watford first half was up there with worst all season (and I was at the Burnley game, first half, first game of season) . But yes if we'd beaten Spurs.




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07 May 2018 15:38:50
I would absolutely not want us to sell Willian, as would be clear from my postings over many moons now. IMHO, unless he has been nursing a slight injury, he should have had considerably more game time and in fact started most mjaor matches. Could not believe Bakayoko preferred to him so often, though yesterday was not Bakayoko's worst performance by any means (competition stiff re worst performance - but his dreadful cameo v Watford? Stopped by being sent off. Possibly cost us the match and top four place with it. Might get better, but Willian is proven quality, albeit form dipped last season when mother died/ not picked; has been better than Hazard at times recently and deserves a manager who believes in him - hopefully it will be a CFC manager, Conte or.




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18 Jan 2018 17:24:05
Not sure who is behind scenes helping to make the decisions about transfers now that Michael Emenalo left and gone to Monaco. Emenalo certainly disliked by some CFC fans cos seen as having more control than managers, but seems that he did have major hand in getting us De Bruyne, Lukaku, Salah, Matic ie some quality players who managers' then sold. Though am sure there could be a list of his non-successes, if only we still had at least three of these four players.

As it is we now seem fixated on signing players who are recovering from injury and whose presence unlikely to guarantee us top four position - absolutely vital, unlike the FA Cup nowadays sadly perhaps.





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16 Jun 2018 11:30:54
Diego won us so many points in tight matches - when on song, combined skill with all round strength to extent that he could be unstoppable.




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09 May 2018 22:10:40
Bit of the bat crazy because recent results gave us probably foolish hope - even if we'd won tonight we would still have been outsiders for top 4 place given Spurs and LFC superior goal difference and very winnable last games at home (v Leicester and Brighton) . while we would have had to win away at Newcastle.




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09 May 2018 21:59:22
Agree and lack of really good partner in midfield - with vision and legs! - has also let us down. Bakayoko may or may not come good but was largely worse than dreadful his season save a couple of games.




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09 May 2018 21:49:46
Willian not the major problem - reliable striker this season has been as has fa too frequent bad defending which again lost us points tonight. Costa has not yet been adequately replaced. We needed/ need someone with his type of bullying strength combined with skill to frighten and overcome defences. Hugely disappointing season whatever happens in FA cup final.




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29 Apr 2018 15:01:43
Agreed, Bakayoko very poor for the most part (perhaps ok in first ten mins?! ) . He still does not quite seem to know where he should be playing and loses the ball/ misplaces pass too often. Perhaps he is still not properly fit (but then should not be playing) . How he can be picked ahead of Willian.