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


04 Jul 2018 04:16:06
According to DiMarzio we have contacted Real asking about the availability of Kovacic. Personally I would much rather him over Golovin or Seri as I think he's built for the prem. He's more like a younger version of Modric than what Golovin is. It looks like maybe we will sign two midfielders and we would like two of these three mentioned. I would just like Kovacic because signing two would block Mount's path to the first team. A midfield three of RLC, Kante and Kovacic would have everything.


1.) 04 Jul 2018 07:47:57
I fear if it was public knowledge he was available (we agree a tansfer fee) a club with CL football on offer may come along and pinch him.

2.) 04 Jul 2018 22:03:02
Through Courtois in the mix.



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.




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


11 Jul 2018 02:32:54
Hazard should never be sold unless he wants to go. He should be worth at least 200 million. And the blow will only be softened by signing two class players. Why not go for Mbappe if Madrid want Hazard? He's dead young and will only get better. Griezmann, Dybala and Bailey should be the players we aim at.


1.) 11 Jul 2018 06:18:53
Mbappe won’t want a step backwards playing in Europa unfortunately,

2.) 11 Jul 2018 07:52:43
More to the point, I would imagine that Mbappe would cost £300m +!



08 Jul 2018 16:12:18
Anyone else think Harry Maguire would be worth a punt if we bring in a new CB?


1.) 08 Jul 2018 16:45:50
I like him, having a very good world cup. Although he hasn't faced any real quality attacking players; which is crazy when you think we're in the Semi's.

Leicester will want an unbelievable amount for him. I'd imagine he'll be massively over priced.

2.) 09 Jul 2018 14:29:23
4 dislikes wow? He’s not that poor of a player swear I said is it worth a punt on Mertesacker.

3.) 09 Jul 2018 15:17:45
i watched him v chelsea the game mason cracked his skull he looked hulls best player by a mile seems a bit rash do at times not sure he's cfc quality.



30 Jun 2018 07:00:15
Looks like our interest is serious in Alisson to replace Courtois. Courtois is a quality keeper but I've had enough of hearing this and that about Madrid now it's boring. Don't think Alisson is as good in the air as T-Bo but he's brilliant with his feet and he does have great reflexes. Courtois has been very poor at his near post last couple of years. Alisson fits Sarri's style too.

Don't see the point in signing Rugani. He doesn't start for Juve even give Zouma a go or sell him and get a world class defender like Koulibaly in that way we would have Koulibaly, Christensen and Rudiger who would be quality.

Unsure on Golovin if it blocks Mount's path to the first team someone like Kovacic who is available and who's also a proper box to box midfielder too would be perfect in a 4-3-3. RLC, Kante and Kovacic would have a bit of everything.

As for the front three we desperately need a left footed right winger and Bailey should be our man he loves Chelsea and he would be perfect for us. Pedro and maybe Willian should go.

Morata looks like he wants to set the record straight and prove people wrong he has shown what he can do before the injury but his finishing worries me. Giroud is a solid back up and if Morata has no luck this year we've got to get a marquee centre forward in.


1.) 30 Jun 2018 09:08:11
I just don’t see why courtois is hyped up, cech was a better keeper when at Chelsea. The thing that annoys me with courtois is I don’t believe he ever really wanted to play for Chelsea, which is understandable if he has family still in Spain. Allison would definitely be my choice, a keeper in today’s football has to be able to use his feet and give good distribution to team. Courtois is one of the worst I have seen with his feet and for someone so tall he doesn’t command is box as well as he should.
I’d personally like to see us sign Henderson from Liverpool, they have brought in Fabinho and Keita so he maybe available. A very underrated player for them and England. Would also love to see another paced attacking player like bailey. Regarding striker if morata goes then icardi would be the dream but I think belotti could do a good job and maybe in Chelsea’s price range.

2.) 30 Jun 2018 13:47:50
Mate Henderson? Seriously?

3.) 30 Jun 2018 13:57:23
NWBLUE, Money is simply the reason why he decided to come back to Chelsea in the first place. His present action now has been planed before now. My biggest annoyance too is letting Cech go for 'the guy (Courtois) ' that we all thought will stay 15years at Chelsea.

4.) 30 Jun 2018 21:29:09
KingFrank i live in the north west and am a huge Chelsea fan but get to see a lot more if Liverpool live due to work etc. Henderson is the reason they play good and fast flowing football, he is massively underrated and has improved a lot under klopp who in turn has a similar style to our possible incoming manager sarri. Henderson would also allow Kante to be box to box, he also English and selling Barkley and Drinkwater would possibly get us close to the asking price. He’s certainly an improvement on those two.

5.) 01 Jul 2018 07:59:01
I have watched William calvaho of sporting cp throughout the world cup, i'd bet he make a good compliment with kante.

6.) 01 Jul 2018 20:44:12
Couldn’t agree more Oscar.
He looked a class act. I would love to know if there are any reasons why a top club hasn’t signed him?



25 Jun 2018 04:13:11
Just wondering what everyone's ins and outs would be this summer if they were in charge these are mins I've tried to keep them as realistic as possible I think Kovacic and Bailey are very realistic and should be our main targets we desperately lack a box to box midfielder who is good on the ball. Cesc's Legs have gone now it's time to sell him while he's still of value. Kovacic is similar to a younger version of Modric just not rounded yet we can give him the game time to get there. Bailey would be the left footed right winger we've been craving since Robben. Oblak should be the main target is T-Bo goes. Loftus-Cheek should be a starter for me now and Zouma would be very good cover for Rudi and Andreas.


Zouma (Back From Loan)
Loftus-Cheek (Back From Loan)
Lewandowski/ Icardi (Unlikely but the dream)


Morata (If he wants to leave sell)
Van Ginkel
Kenedy (Buyback clause needed)


1.) 25 Jun 2018 06:49:54
I’d add piazon to that I’d be tempted to give Van Ginkel a try Kennedy I’d give a new deal too then another loan other than that great post I agree with all the players you’ve said to get rid I do feel for Drinkwater never really given a fair crack, selling all of them would certainly generate some funds and reduce the wage bill massively if you’re getting rid of both Moses and Zappacosta who’s your wing back Azpilicueta?

2.) 25 Jun 2018 07:41:22
I forgot about Piazon he should be sold. No wing backs we need a change I’d go 4-3-3. Azpi should be main right back I’d personally use Reece James as his back up he was quality for the youth. He could start all Europa league group games for experience, early capital one and FA cup games. If he gets 15 games under his belt it will be massive for him. I’d love to see Loftus-Cheek and Kovacic either side of Kante.

3.) 25 Jun 2018 09:47:57
Great shout mate.

4.) 25 Jun 2018 14:07:02
Piazon nowhere near good enough imo lewandowski after this World Cup performances and huge fee and age I’d keep well clear.
Willian ( maybe, think Sarri could get some consistency from him )
Morata ( maybe if we target top class striker )

Michy return
RLC return
Asensio / bailey

Maybe list
Malcom ( don’t know too much about )
Cavani ( experience goal scorer, fiery and may be available)
James Rodriguez.

5.) 26 Jun 2018 10:51:17
Matt Martin, i iike your list.

6.) 26 Jun 2018 10:52:28
I like Zielinski, Bailey and Icardi. I wish we can get them.



23 Jun 2018 10:31:42
Apparently Kovacic wants to leave Madrid due to lack of playing time now that's one player we should sign! Madrid fans seem gutted he wants to leave as he's Modric's heir once he leaves. He's a proper box to box CM and he's quite physical too. I think 50m would prize him away I'm pretty sure we could fund that too by selling Drinkwater and Cesc who don't fit Sarri's style. Cesc is great on the ball bur way too slow it's like playing with ten men.

Loftus-Cheek, Kante and Kovacic would be very good.


1.) 23 Jun 2018 11:41:27
Hahaha, three midfielders?
Just an aside; its funny that everyone now wants to play three midfielders (4-3-3 formation) cos of Liverpool and ManCity's success last season. Who knows if the incoming coach has 3 midfielders in mind.

2.) 23 Jun 2018 11:42:53
i like the idea of selling fabregas and drinkwater 2 average players for kovacic and bring rlc into the side. sell pedro an zapacosta and buy mertens and hysaj or somebody better dan moses😂 sell morata get a proper number 9 bring back diego😁.

3.) 23 Jun 2018 12:21:53
Don’t understand why that’s so funny Obinna who ever you are don’t think I’ve ever seen one person ever agree with you’re posts. 4-3-3 has always been my favourite it gives the best balance between defence and attack.

4.) 23 Jun 2018 14:43:40
Think people are going with 433 as it’s sarri’s prefred formation.

5.) 23 Jun 2018 18:47:49
Matt, I am quite sure of what I am saying. This fascination for 4-3-3 started even towards the end of last season before anyone knew about Sarri. I truly have no one in mind (don't care if anyone takes it personal) but this is my observation from the posts on this page.

6.) 23 Jun 2018 21:50:18
Probably because we looked predictable in conte’s 352 and only looked good when changed to 433.

7.) 24 Jun 2018 08:47:15
What’s funny about 3 midfielders? Surely you wouldn’t want us to stick with 3 centre defenders? I’m sure it was you that said you wanted us to play more attacking football last season. Or maybe we should play 4 strikers.

8.) 24 Jun 2018 09:40:49
Or maybe people want to revert to the system where we controlled midfield with essien ballack lampard. Some of us are not new to all this you know😁.




KingFrank's rumour replies


Click To View This Thread

15 Jul 2018 00:35:21
Let’s hope he doesn’t but if he does we need two star wingers. Bailey should be here anyway to replace either Pedro or Willlan. If Bailey does come Griezmann or Martial has to be the other.


{Ed018's Note - pretty sure Griezmann has come out and said he will stay at Atletico}



Click To View This Thread

11 Jul 2018 02:03:55
Not keen on Rugani but I’ll give him a chance and cheer him on if he’s in the blue shirt. If any player from Napoli I would of liked Koulibaly as he’s one of the best CB’s around. Kovacic would of been my personal choice as CM but I’ll be over the moon with Jorginho. He’s not as good as Cesc on the ball but he’s quicker and he presses which is what we want. If true we can now move Cesc and Drinkwater on. If Baka isn’t going to start we might as well loan him so he can adapt to the league. RLC/ Golovin-Kante-Jorginho will be a very good midfield.




Click To View This Thread

02 Jul 2018 20:28:18
People probably don’t take you’re posts seriously Obinna that’s why you keep getting 👎🏻 And the way you’ve spoke to people on here before including one of my posts is probably the reason you’re not well respected.




Click To View This Thread

29 Jun 2018 14:57:22
Anything on Golovin Ed? Looks like it could hapoen.


{Ed001's Note - nothing to expand on what is available. He looks to be set to agree a deal.}



Click To View This Thread

22 Jun 2018 12:24:22
If we are going to sign him will people please realise it’s Seri and not Serri? Unbelievable.





KingFrank's banter replies


Click To View This Thread

13 Jul 2018 09:08:19
I agree with a lot of that Zaha would be a great option but probably off the bench. I’d like to see Bailey join he looks like he’s going to be a star and he’s a left footed. The Hudson-Odoi as fourth choice. Alisson is essential if Courtois leaves as he fits the Sarriball type of a keeper who plays out from the back. We should get about 50m for T-Bo so it wouldn’t be much on top. I like Rugani but why waste money in that position when we have Zouma? Christensen and Rudi are quality but none of our CB’s have the physical strength of Zouma.

Willian, Pedro, Fabregas and Drinkwater should be moved on now we can get some really good fees for them. I’d expect them 4 alone to raise us about 140m without selling Courtois. Zappa should also go if there’s interest. Players like Omeruo, Kane, Kalas and Piazon should be moved on as they have no future here.




Click To View This Thread

09 Jul 2018 14:29:23
4 dislikes wow? He’s not that poor of a player swear I said is it worth a punt on Mertesacker.




Click To View This Thread

06 Jul 2018 22:42:06
Willian definately not.




Click To View This Thread

04 Jul 2018 15:28:00
Hopefully my choices would be:

Alisson, Koulibaly, Kovacic and Bailey


Butland, Johnny Evans, Mulumbu and Albrighton.




Click To View This Thread

02 Jul 2018 00:30:46
Makelele defines the role that’s why it’s called the Makelele role. Kante has a much better rounded game. I personally would go with Kante as he’s one of the most important players to a team I have ever seen and the amount of ground he covers is unbelievable.