Chelsea Rumours Member Posts


KingFrank's Profile

Current Avatar:
No Avatar image uploaded
Correct Score Competition:

Not entered
Correct Score Competition
Flat Out Racing:

Not played Flat Out Racing

No Profile Picture uploaded


Where from:

Favourite player:

Best team moment:



KingFrank's Posts and Other Poster's Replies To KingFrank's Posts



To KingFrank's last 5 rumours posts


To KingFrank's last 5 banter posts


To KingFrank's last 5 rumour replies


To KingFrank's last 5 banter replies


KingFrank's rumours posts with other poster's replies to KingFrank's rumours posts


09 May 2018 22:07:36
So predictable! Willian and Pedro are so inconsistent it's about time we got that quality RW in who can do damage. Mahrez and Bailey needed with Hudson-Odoi used as Hazards back up.




06 May 2018 12:41:36
Any truth in these Martial rumours? Quality player but I would prefer Bailey we desperately need a left footed winger.


1.) 06 May 2018 14:04:29
I'd love us to get Martial, but for 40m + Willian seems a bit of a joke.

Willian is easily of the same value as Martial, Martial maybe slightly higher because of his age.

But 40m + willian would be a terrible bit of business in my opinion.

2.) 06 May 2018 14:18:38
I’ve jumped on willian and said I’d like martial, . But that’s not a good deal. I’ve said willian lacks consistency but is a great squad player at the very least, 35m should get martial a player who hasn’t performed really in last 2 years and wants out,

3.) 06 May 2018 20:41:33
Let’s be honest do we want to sell Willian to utd. No I don’t think so, as for Martial he is a good young player. But has his value increased since he went to utd, no definitely not. He would be a risk as he is in and out with form. Sound like someone else, oh yes Willian., def no trade
Yes buy martial but not too much money maybe 35-40m.

4.) 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.

5.) 07 May 2018 18:38:33
Jobs I think realistically the games that will cost us losing to Spurs when leading but worse still was draw with West Ham. That is the game that will cost us.

6.) 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.



16 Apr 2018 10:41:43
Here's an easy way to claw back money we've wasted this summer. Sell Drinkwater and Baka and being back Loftus-Cheek and Van Ginkel. Both are better players and are not one dimensional like the other two who shouldn't have been bought anyway.

And can people finally get off the Fabregas bandwagon now. I've been saying for two years when his passing games not on scratch it's like playing with ten men. We should be all over Kovacic as he's not starting games for Madrid with Kroos and Modric begins first choice. He's a proper box to box an might just be the next Modric.


1.) 16 Apr 2018 11:37:26
Assuming we go down the much publicesed route of yet again changing our managing and therefore probably our team shape.
The next manager may well want to keep and play Drinkwater, Bakayoko, Michy, Emerson, RLC, Kennedy, Barkley and maybe even Cesc.
I can only see a period of change and upheaval ahead.

2.) 16 Apr 2018 13:42:50
Van Ginkel has done well in Holland . hardly comparable to prem league, loftus cheek I’m not sure as shining in a palace team and shining in a team going for titles, bakyoko id like another season to see how he gets on, has attributes to be top player and was at Monaco. wrong type of player to partner Kante but will see, Kovacic would be a superb signing, savic of lazio also. A midfield 3 of savic Kovacic and Kante covering would be unreal.

3.) 16 Apr 2018 15:29:19
We will need to thin out our squad to realise some money and probably lose one or both of Courtois and Hazard; I have said before, Hazard's style of play is suited best to the EPL not the Spanish League and I think he will make a huge mistake going there. We all have a list of players we want out and probably a list of who we want in but as we know Chelsea will not listen to any of us but if someone internally points out their transfer failings they should listen as they cannot keep forking out £15m to £30m on players that are not going to play. In an ideal world Van Ginkel is the sort of player we need alongside Kante but he has only played 60 (ish) games in six seasons and we need to see how he stands up next season to league and CL games. He looked very fragile after he joined us wherever he went so we should watch. If we are shrewd and buy just under the radar the Kovacic, Savic type players and up and coming players from the German league we could put a strong team together. We have to strengthen the midfield and we must inject pace into our game and have a target man who is good in the air and most of all stop slowing the game down and tippy tap passing in front of packed defences, it is getting us nowhere.



10 Apr 2018 23:33:59
There is no reason why Hudson-Odoi should not start every premier league game till the end of the season. That kid is absolutely class., I'd also make sure Sterling and Emerson play all too. Gutted about Ampadu being injured I think he looks a real leader.


1.) 11 Apr 2018 10:25:11
It's chelsea though, even when there's nothing to play for the players who let the fans down will play. Always happens, just like good old 'academy day'

2.) 11 Apr 2018 13:22:58
Remember, the youth players are in the FA Youth Cup Final and the European Youth Cup Final so I doubt they/ he will want to risk missing either.

3.) 11 Apr 2018 20:01:26
Wonder why the disagrees are? 🤔.

4.) 11 Apr 2018 22:04:53
C1955 makes a great point. I don't want to see Pedro come on and underperform any more this season but I think winning FA Youth Cup and Euro Youth Cup will be more important for him than a couple of meaningless EPL games.

Stands a great chance to show he's one of the best at his age in Europe.

5.) 12 Apr 2018 01:55:32
But surely the exact point of being shouts player is to transition to the first team? And now is the best time.

6.) 12 Apr 2018 09:42:48
I understand KingFrank's comment because I also think Hudson-Odoi is one of a handful that 'could' break through from youth football but given Chelsea's senior performance the club would very much like to win the two most prestigious youth tournaments and they are not going to jeopodise that just so he gets experience, the finals will be big match experience in themselves. The frustration is we are re-cycling the same players week in week out who do the same things, we do not have a game changer.

7.) 12 Apr 2018 19:43:44
The other factor is that in order to qualify for next seasons Youth European Cup our kids will likely have to win it this season. He's our best, most influential, player at that level so he will definitely be kept fresh for that. I'd keep him for the youth cups and maybe FA Cup semi.

My only hope is that he doesn't get a pointless loan next season.

8.) 13 Apr 2018 10:03:20
I feel Emerson and Ampadu can play in first team and sub role but H. Odoi and D. Sterling needs more experience (can go on loan) .

9.) 13 Apr 2018 10:11:31
We bought Emerson to play in the first team but something is amiss as he is getting no game time. Ampadu I like a lot but he is a cornerstone of the youth team so, like Hudson-Odoi he is going to be focused there; I don't see Ampadu anymore experienced than either H-O or Sterling apart from a few fist team games and loaning them 'could' ruin them, just look at Musonda who is going backwards.

10.) 13 Apr 2018 11:00:10
Would you rather have Richarlison/ Leon Bailey or H. Odoi/ Musonda for the up coming season if you were to replace Pedro.

11.) 13 Apr 2018 16:31:19
Personally, Leon Bailey with Hudson-Odoi in the squad. There is something about Richarlison but his fading makes me think our days of taking chances have passed. Musonda I like but this loan spell has not done him any good and sometimes we loan players once too often and that is often the sign they will not make it with us.

12.) 13 Apr 2018 16:35:26
Ampadu's game is more matured for the first team than Odoi and Sterling.

13.) 13 Apr 2018 16:57:15
Our four attackers should be Hazard, Bailey, Willian and Odoi for next season.

14.) 13 Apr 2018 17:33:03
I would like Bailey, Willian, Hazard and Richarlison.
I believe Richarlison is a young man that has played too many games for his age and needs a bit of rest.
For Chelsea squad next season, I pick Richarlison over H. Odoi. Odoi is good with so much potential but for a an ambitious club like Chelsea that needs to hit the ground running next season, Odoi and Musonda needs more playing time elsewhere for their development.

15.) 14 Apr 2018 07:48:45
Buying Richarlison over the promotion of Hudson-Odoi! The club don't need to hit the ground running next season, the club need to start building solid foundations for the next ten seasons. Hudson-Odoi will be a massive part of that, and he is very much ready.

Richarlison has faded away this season and is hardly the finished article.

16.) 14 Apr 2018 09:19:22
I am guessing that you don't care if Chelsea doesn't qualify for the champions league next cos we will certainly be gambling our qualification if we go into the new season banking on players like Odoi (not cos he isn't good but cos he isn't proven) . I feel we can achieve all 3 goals of:
* building solid foundations for next ten seasons
* hitting the ground running
* Developing the player even more by-
-Sending Odoi out on loan for regular football for his development and bringing in a more experienced player (that must not be Richarlison) . If Odoi good we all claim, then he will take his chance wherever he is to on loan. Please guys consider the opponents you come against in the EPL top six.



04 Apr 2018 16:36:48
Any interest in Kovacic Ed? And do you think there is a chance he might leave Madrid?


{Ed001's Note - there is a chance as they need to offload a few to build for the future. He is one that is potentially available but he is not currently, as far as I am aware, being pursued by Chelsea. I seem to remember them showing interest before he joined Madrid though, so it could change if the price is right in the summer.}

1.) 04 Apr 2018 17:52:41
Cheers mate. Do you think he could fit in well here? I think he’d be perfect for us.

{Ed001's Note - he would be an upgrade on Fabregas imo. A good fit alongside Kante. He is basically what they seemed to think they were getting with Drinkwater before they realised he wasn't actually that good in reality. The 'pinpoint' passes to Vardy that impressed at Leicester turned out to be into a vague area for Vardy to chase. You don't get that kind of space to hit, nor do you have a frontman with that kind of pace to get it if you did.}

2.) 04 Apr 2018 22:23:31
I think he’d be good next to Kante also. He’s very under-rated Kovacic he’s a deep lying playmaker who can dribble and he’s also deceivingly quick. Even if we can’t sign the big names like Savic and Vidal for there I’d definitely like to see Kovacic in especially next to Kante and RLC that midfield would have everything.

{Ed0333's Note - that would be tasty indeed

3.) 05 Apr 2018 06:05:07
Can any of the eds give an update on the list of players Chelsea are interested in for the summer and do you see Hazard and Tibo leave in the coming transfer window?


{Ed001's Note - the club has to sort out the manager situation before player movements can be truly organised. If the right team comes in for Courtois ie Spanish capital-based, then he wants to go. So that is very possible.}

4.) 05 Apr 2018 12:23:53
What do people think he is worth? Young keeper I’d want £60m plus, and get oblak or Allison.

5.) 05 Apr 2018 13:27:01
Butland. Every day of the week. £40m and he’s ours. Get shot of Courtois and Hazard and re-invest the money.

6.) 05 Apr 2018 14:04:36
Not Allison - did you see him last night?!

7.) 05 Apr 2018 15:53:19
It’s got to be Oblak? But why would he want to join us in the Europa.

8.) 05 Apr 2018 17:24:07
I saw courtois v Barcelona get nutmegged from byline and from 18 yards away, won’t judge a keeper on one bad day, his quality keeper,

9.) 05 Apr 2018 17:28:40
He still conceded 4 against Barcelona, where as Butland has NEVER conceded any! ;)

But all seriousness, foreign keepers need settling in time, remember what De Gea was like when he first arrived at United? Butland counts for the home quota too. A good World Cup and wouldn't surprise me if other clubs went in for him.

10.) 05 Apr 2018 20:10:12
Butland is average 😂.

11.) 06 Apr 2018 08:20:03
If we got Butland, it would be another great statement. A statement that we have no ambition and that we’re a team that’ll only buy second grade players.




KingFrank's banter posts with other poster's replies to KingFrank's banter posts


14 May 2018 00:43:07
We need to be so ruthless this summer. So many players in this squad are inconsistent or not good enough and we also have players who talk to much I. e Courtois.

For me the definates to stay are Azpi, Rudiger, Christensen, Kante and Hazard. Hazard has gone missing now and again but he's still our best player going forward and how many assists has he been robbed off because the rest of the team are poor? At least 10 surely.

Courtois should be moved on he's too flirty with other clubs. I'd move heaven and earth to get Oblak but unlikely. Caballero is a fantastic back up.

I'd go back to 4-3-3 personally and move Azpi back to RB. Moses and Zappacosta aren't good enough and should be moved on. I'd like to see Cahill kept as 4th choice CB with either Zouma coming back but I'd put him on loan for one more year and try to sign a leader I. e Alderweireld. Him and Rudiger would be class with Christensen as back up.

What we truly lack are two box to box midfielders who can pass and defend. We have one in Loftus-Cheek who will come back id like to see us sign Milinkovic-Savic, it's been a while since we've had a midfielder who can score from range like Ballack and Lampard could. Baka, Cesc and Drinkwater are too one dimensional. I'd give Baka one more year as rotation he might come good but I'd move Cesc and Drinkwater on.

Attacking wise Pedro and Willian just don't convince me there stats aren't good enough. Willian hits good form then goes poor again. I'd move both on and try to bring in two left footed right wingers something we haven't had since Robben. Mahrez and Bailey should be targeted then Hazard will be our main left winger with Hudson-Odoi as back up. Plenty of games for Hudson-Odoi, Ampadu and Bailey to get experience next year with Europa and capital one cup games.

Striker wise is a tough one. Does Morata want to leave? If he does I'd never keep an unhappy player. Giroud is a solid sub but if Morata leaves who would replace him. Only Icardi springs to mind. Tbh I'd love Vardy for a year or two he's electric and runs his socks off.


1.) 14 May 2018 11:03:23
Playing too much FIFA?

2.) 14 May 2018 11:15:40
Please will somebody explain to me why Azpi features on so many people's list of players to retain? He used to be good in Conte's first season, but this year his crossing (apart from earlier when he planted it straight onto the head of Morata) has become woeful, and the negativity of his passing leaves me totally underwhelmed. He and Moses need to go, with a decent full/ right-sided centre back and a good wing-back to replace them.

3.) 14 May 2018 14:07:10
Ok, so far two 'thumbs down'. But why should we keep him? Am I missing something startling?

4.) 14 May 2018 14:40:17
I think Azi has suffered to much by having to cover in the middle and at times for Moses whose strength (? ) is going forward. I think the negative passing was not just him but from Courtois and across the back as a whole and I think it was driven but a "what in the hell should I do" mentality when we don't have a good enough midfield to take it forward.



28 Apr 2018 17:39:04
Trying to stay positive but why have we gone 3-5-2 at Swansea. We desperately need a win! There's no goals in that midfield whatsoever.


1.) 28 Apr 2018 17:48:55
And then Cesc scores 🤣 are me words 🙈.



25 Apr 2018 02:46:05
It makes me absolutely sick every time I watch Salah and De Bruyne play now because they're so good and Mourinho ruined them. Lukaku doesn't bother me as he's a goal scorer but an average player. Imagine Salah and Hazard on either wing now with De Bruyne next to Kante and someone else in a 4-3-3 wow 😮 we'd be unstoppable.


{Ed0333's Note - I’d be sick if I’d let both of those go also. But some players come to fruition later than desired. Thierry Henry was a slow burner and look what happened there. Believe me mate a lot of Liverpool fans were nonplussed about Salah and wanted Brandt but lucky for us Salah hit the ground running. You’ve had some great players in recent history so don’t be too disappointed.

1.) 25 Apr 2018 08:01:11
Salahhhhhhh and De Bruyne- 2 players that put a hole in my heart each time I them play. Salah was awesome last night, you can easily name him as one of the top 3 players in the world.

2.) 25 Apr 2018 08:26:11
Can be a bit hard to watch sometimes, KDB had a pretty impressive pre season and even started the opening game of the season before being sold, no idea why we sold him. Lukaku was out on loan and banging them in for West Brom and Everton don’t no why we sold him. Salah is a strange one because don’t think anyone seen this coming tbh, think he was loaned out before being sold. Maybe if we start putting buy back options in their contracts like Barcelona we would be ok. Watching them do so well should teach chelsea to maybe give the fringe players more of a chance.

3.) 25 Apr 2018 09:26:21
The thing is that when we sold KDB and Lukaku, everyone was cheering Chelsea for making such good business in selling players for much more than we bought them for. And it was no doubt good business. We got a very, very high amount of money for Lukaku especially, and I'm sure that if the prices hadn't gone so mad like they've done the past two seasons, we'd still be applauded for those deals, but nowadays the deals aren't quite as impressive. Also, those players would've never gotten close to as good as their current level if they hadn't left. We can regret not putting buy-back clauses in the deals now, and it's a HUGE shame, but hopefully we'll learn from our mistakes, as I believe we already have, as I think (although not sure) taht Ake, Traore and hopefully more of the young players we've sold recently, have such buy-back clauses.

4.) 25 Apr 2018 09:58:31
@Blinky, Mourinho didn't give them chance because as usual they weren't defensive enough to play for him. When they complained he made them look unprofessional and sanctioned their sales. I remember KDB saying Mourinho never told him why he wasn't playing and as such decided to leave. Salah much like the same.
Mou never build a team but his CV. He will soon do such sales @ United with Martial, Shaw, etc. He has a way of demonise players that he doesn't want and end up selling them on the cheap.

5.) 25 Apr 2018 10:53:31
Think it’s more the style of football that gets best out of them and is hard to watch while we are slow in attack and usually set up negative.

6.) 25 Apr 2018 15:16:42
Yea Matt Martin, Klopp and Guardiola's philosophy brings out the best in attacking players.

7.) 25 Apr 2018 07:26:03
I knowed Ed it’s sickening though isn’t it? Salah was the player on the right who was left footed is what we needed. He was our Robben replacement but we never gave him that chance. We definately need someone like Leon Bailey on the right side.

{Ed0333's Note - sorry for the late reply mate I’m still reeling from Jose’s comments absolving himself from selling Salah when he was at Chelsea lol.



11 Apr 2018 19:12:08
Alright Ed I was just wondering what your opinion was on the Lazio midfielder Milinkovic-Savic? I haven't seen him play but he's meant to be very highly rated.


{Ed001's Note - fantastic midfielder, bit like a Matic at his best but better. He is more of an attacking mid, because he is so skilled, but he can play the holding role or a normal centre mid role as well. One of the best centre mids in the game right now.}

1.) 11 Apr 2018 20:02:54
From what I’ve heard he would be good for any team. Maybe if Vidal is injury prone we should go for him? But now we’re out of the top four it’s unlikely. He sounds pretty much the ideal partner for Kante.

{Ed001's Note - I would agree, he is an excellent player. I think Vidal is just worn out to be honest. He has played so much football for Juve, Bayern and Chile in recent years and returned very quickly, probably too quickly, after a number of knee injuries.}

2.) 12 Apr 2018 08:31:29
I think midfielders like him are what we truly lack here Ed. All our other midfielders are too one dimensional I. e Drinkwater, Bakayoko and Cesc. We haven’t had good all round mids since Ballack, Essien and Super Frank. Players like Milinkovic-Savic and someone like Kovacic who could be available either side of Kante would make our midfield dominant again. Or even Loftus-Cheek? He just needs gametime in the centre. Whether SMS would join us is another matter. There’s not many quality all round centre mids around at present. Verratti and Nainggolan spring to mind but I couldn’t see either joining us.

{Ed001's Note - I am not sure about Loftus-Cheek, Hodgson doesn't trust him centrally because he is too lazy.}

3.) 12 Apr 2018 09:53:49
We cannot possibly go down the Vidal route, it will be no progress at all. With Kante our only forward thinking midfielder an area which has been our weak spot with the likes of Savic and Kovacic, players well suited to the EPL, we could get from defence to attack quickly and at pace with skill something we sadly lack. We all love Alonso as he has exceeded expectations but he is sooooo slow, Bayakoko is not a footballer and with Drinkwater not getting any long term game time we have to assume he will not cut it either, so Hazard and Willian have to track back looking for the ball and invariably face a wall of defenders but the time they try an mount an attack. I am certain Loftus-Cheek will be sold; talented but lazy.



04 Apr 2018 14:32:46
RIP Ray Wilkins . big influence for us under Ancelotti.


1.) 04 Apr 2018 15:26:50
One of my all time favourite players. Condolences to his family and friends. RIP.

2.) 04 Apr 2018 15:34:18
Oh no!




KingFrank's rumour replies


Click To View This Thread

15 May 2018 07:04:55
Poch and Sarri getting linked more today I’d take either of them before Allegri or Enrique if Conte left.




Click To View This Thread

12 May 2018 22:08:08
His link up play is sensational but he’s a confidence player and I don’t like them sort of players. Costa would drag us through games with his determination. Morata started aggressive but just tailed off. We need a strong centre forward. Kane would be unreal here wouldn’t he? But that’ll never happen. Icardi is an animal he’s aggressive and scores goals for fun but he’s not really a target man.




Click To View This Thread

26 Apr 2018 11:28:04
First players to go in my eyes would definately be Pedro, Drinkwater, Fabregas, Cahill and either Moses/ Zappacosta or both. Maybe Bakayoko and Alonso I’ve seen Alonso heavily linked with Barcelona lately and if we change to a back 4 his pace worries me. I personally hope Courtois goes he’s never been fully committed I’d love Oblak but unlikely so maybe Allison.

Aim for players attainable like Bailey and Kovacic. Get RLC and Van Ginkel back I’ve had enough of one dimensional midfielders let’s get proper box to box players in like we used to have.

Promote Sterling to replace Zappacosta and Moses. He would get massive experience in the Europa. Same goes for Hudson-Odoi and Ampadu big season for these theee.




Click To View This Thread

13 Apr 2018 16:57:15
Our four attackers should be Hazard, Bailey, Willian and Odoi for next season.




Click To View This Thread

13 Apr 2018 16:56:27
If it was up to me I’d get rid of half this squad who either aren’t good enough or aren’t proper Chels.

My Outs:






KingFrank's banter replies


Click To View This Thread

18 May 2018 21:47:42
I’d say Batshuayi to give him another go. Morata and Courtois seem to want out and its disrespectful. Michy has a massive connection with the fans and seems to love the club, it’s not often you get that these days and it’s lovely to see. Batshuayi will score goals it’s just his actually game I didn’t like before he left on loan but give him a chance he will take it. If we could sign Bailey and started next season with Bailey, Bats and Hazard as the three I would be happy with that.




Click To View This Thread

18 May 2018 16:35:00
He can play on either that’s what makes him so special.




Click To View This Thread

18 May 2018 13:23:59
Bailey all day 💪🏻 A left footed right winger will give us that new dimension, his speed is unreal too.




Click To View This Thread

17 May 2018 00:13:31
If we can’t get Sarri or Poch I’d give Morris a go over Enrique or Jardim.




Click To View This Thread

16 May 2018 18:04:24
Alex Sandro could happen for them United won’t Penny pinch like us.