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16 Feb 2018 21:56:16
Every time I watch Ampadu I'm impressed. Has hardly put a foot wrong. He's also really brave which I love to see he's a leader and v. good on the ball. Is he going to follow Christensen and break through? I think he very well could.


1.) 16 Feb 2018 22:45:28
He is such a quick thinker, and what I have seen of him m can see a pass like Fabregas.

2.) 16 Feb 2018 22:47:10
A loan playing week in week out, maybe Germany / France would show his potential, think he is s great player personally.

3.) 17 Feb 2018 01:14:58
No, do not loan him out. He's confident and on form. He's playing better than both Drinkwater and bakayoko and arguably Fabregas. Play the kid and intergrate him in.

This is why youth don't get through at chelsea, yes the loans sometimes works, but you didn't see united loan out rashford, they gave him chances and now look at him. Same with Kane, alli, dier etc

4.) 17 Feb 2018 02:03:51
Don’t think a loans the right way if we rotate properly think he could replace Kante now and again to give him a rest.

5.) 17 Feb 2018 07:13:21
Kane went on loads of different loans standard.

6.) 17 Feb 2018 13:05:54
And Dier played for Sporting for a couple of seasons before Spurs bought him too.

{Ed001's Note - he was a Sporting youth product, but he did spend a season on loan at Everton while with them.}

7.) 17 Feb 2018 20:51:07
Dont forget we have a few CBs on loans at the moment too. He might find chances harder to come by next year. a loan to play every match for a season would be great for him. Look at Christensen.

8.) 18 Feb 2018 05:32:29
What is wrong with people? We get a player who looks like he can have an impact on the first team and everyone wants him to go out on loan! That’s the problem we have right now with the club! We already look stupid for loaning our Loftus-Cheek!

9.) 18 Feb 2018 09:08:42
Over many years Chelsea have looked stupid many times but in my opinion loaning out RLC isn’t one of those times.



06 Feb 2018 00:32:43
Hazard didn't look like a player wanting to get rid of the manager with that screamer did he? 👀 I don't know why so many people on here are so quick to believe everything they read. I LOVE EDEN HAZARD. It wouldn't surprise me if he was angry he doesn't want to leave he loves Chelsea he wants to see us do well he NEEDS to play with better players.




06 Feb 2018 00:28:19
This will be unpopular. Antonio hasn't helped himself with his team selection at all this season but he's still the best manager we've had since Carlo. I'm Conte IN as I don't believe in sacking managers all the time. Firstly start with the toxic board at our club. Let's bring a director in who knows the club and what we're about and what the fans want to see.

Then get rid of all the garbage this summer and I mean be absolutely ruthless in doing so. Get rid of Cahill, Luiz, Moses, Zappacosta, Bakayoko, Drinkwater, Fabregas, Willian and Pedro as they're either not good enough or declining.

Players I'm not impressed with and are on second chances before possibly being shipped off are Alonso, Barkley and Morata although I may be sounding harsh on Barkley there. Van Ginkel and Loftus-Cheek are both far better players than Drinkwater and Bakayoko so why aren't they in the squad instead? CHO has shown more in two cameos than what Pedro has shown all season.

Lastly as I've said I want Conte in but I think it's obvious the board will sack him and if they do I won't be going down to watch the Chels unless something drastically changes. But Tuchel, Sarri or Luis Enrique won't make a difference. I'd actually like to see Jody Morris in charge instead as he knows what the club is about. Sorry for the rant.




04 Jan 2018 23:41:26
Looks like Barkley is a done deal. I wasn't keen at first but at 15 million it's not bad considering his potential he does chip in with goals and he will be very good in a 3-5-2.

I hope these Carroll rumours go away though he's not dynamic enough. I'd love to see Vardy here to give Morata some competition. Vardy is absolutely electric and he's a lot better than people give him credit for.


1.) 05 Jan 2018 00:35:13
I'm shocked how few Chelsea fans likes this move. He's a young, Homegrown player (something we need more of) who'll give us goals in midfield and will add more creativity to the team in a 352 against weaker teams. And if the sum is correct (around 15m) even if he was to become a flop we'll be able to sell on in the future for a similar sum. Only issues with Barkley is his ability keep fit and avoid injuries. He can also be sloppy at times but I'm sure that'll be something Conte will sort out with him. I know it will hurt RLC's chances but i feel Barkley can offer more to this team currently than what RLC can but that's just my opinion. Personally would be very happy to see this go through.

2.) 05 Jan 2018 07:38:45
Maybe there’s a plan that in 1/ 2 years a midfield of Barkley Kante Loftus Cheek? 15m is good business unless it stops us buying a goalscoring midfielder,

3.) 05 Jan 2018 11:06:19
loftus cheek isn't setting the world alight at palace i don't think personally ever think he has the work rate or desire to play in a conte side hope im wrong.

4.) 05 Jan 2018 11:56:36
£15m for a player out for a year, intermittent the previous year and never got anywhere towards fulfilling the potential they 'felt' he had, to me an absolute waste of money. As infuriating as he is and in fairness he does seem to have found a new lease of life, what does Barkley offer that we cannot get from Willian. I am adamant this is nothing to do with Conte who would not have a clue about Barkley. Another concern, the last three players we bought (including Barkley) have been injured. There are lot here that are supporters of Loftus-Cheek but I cannot see him playing for Chelsea unless he sees the light and ups his workrate.

5.) 05 Jan 2018 12:27:02
Being perfectly honest I’m not s great fan of Loftus Cheek, preferred chalobah, but because his young English and through youth we all hold loftus in a better light and think his better than he is.

6.) 05 Jan 2018 15:11:16
RB is a fantastic addition to the squad. Elegant, strong, quick and can both see a pass and score from outside the box. City were looking at him before he got injured and prices were a lot higher than the £15M being quoted now. A great technical player who may be a world beater one day.

7.) 05 Jan 2018 17:58:49
G8: You were blowing a gasket after the Arsenal game about Morata being a waste of money when his movement is superb, heading equally good but he is having a crisis of confidence in front of goal and here you are ecstatic about about a player who has done nothing in two years and 'never' got near any of the potential people 'believed' he had. I guarantee Conte had no say whatsoever in that buy.

8.) 05 Jan 2018 18:23:34
United fan here lads just wanted to say this could be a huge bargain for you guys. Barkley clearly has the potential just need a fresh start and to get his head down and concentrate on his football. Should be less pressure without being the local lad/ messiah and with a tiny price tag, he could really flourish. And considering the way you play and the formation, it could be a match made in heaven. With a strong midfield around him and willing runners, I expect him to be very effective. I wish him luck as I have always thought he was a talented lad and for his sake I hope he makes the most of his potential as it would be such a waste otherwise.

9.) 05 Jan 2018 20:56:33
dont see what the fuss is its 15 million not out of any of our pockets he's a steal for that price i hope he goes on to fill his potential he couldn't be any worse dan bakayoko anyway that's for sure.

10.) 05 Jan 2018 21:11:16
I don’t post very often but always on the site and love reading people’s thoughts on our players and transfers.

I was very happy to see that we have signed Barkley. There is definitely a top player hidden there and hopefully Conte can fulfill his potential for us for many years!

Not sure why everyone always mentions how much players cost. The market is crazy but it’s also not our money, so I personally could care less how much we pay for players, just as long as they play well for the club.

Love to hear you guys thoughts on where Barkley should best be used, ie in the CAM role in the 3-5-2, wouldn’t know where to use him best in the 3-4-3 to be honest.

11.) 05 Jan 2018 23:02:22
Maybe barkley is seen as replacement to Fabregas? I think he would slot nicely with Drinkwater/ Kante/ pair. Maybe not from the start but slowly against lesser teams.

12.) 06 Jan 2018 00:43:26
Love banter sites and the comments. I bet if he had signed for spuds, there would have been lots of comments about how glad we are that he didn't sign for us, bad injury record, overrated, dodged a bullet. Does make me laugh.

13.) 06 Jan 2018 08:04:08
C1955 I see you have already added Barclay to your long list of Chelsea players you don't rate. lol. Batsy, Willian, RLC, Bakayoko etc. You even said you couldn't understand why people rated Christensen not long ago lol. not to mention your thoughts on Drinkwater before he signed. Man, take a chill.

14.) 06 Jan 2018 16:13:35
G8: I don't hate any player and all try. To me Chelsea are too big to spend money on the likes of Barkley BUT I hope he works out because of the team. I don't rate Bats and I think him and the likes of Rahman and Cuadrado were absolute wastes of money and somebody should be held accountable. Willian frustrates me as he is talented, has a good shot in both feet and works his socks off BUT the end product is missing and we didn't buy him to just run a around. Loftus-Cheek is lazy and I doubt he will make it anywhere; he moved to Palce 'because it is near where I live', honestly. Bakayoko has all the attributes but so far he looks like an athlete trying to play football. Christensen I saw several times when he was in Germany and he looked average BUT he has really won me over and gets better every game. I would play Drinkwater over Bakayoko and I like him and did when he was at Leicester but given all the the players we had been apparently associated with I thought it was a big climb down. Clearly I am older than you and view chelsea differently but never through rose tinted or in your case blue tinted glasses. To me SID summed up the Barkley transfer well; if he had gone to Spurs he would have been ripped. Keep up the banter I miss it when you go quiet.

15.) 06 Jan 2018 21:18:24
C1955. Just to clear up the age issue. I was watching Chelsea in the 70's and 80's when me and my mates turned up in the shed for under a fiver and would transfer to the old west stand benches for 50p. I knew the likes of Greenaway and his crew! I had a season ticket in the Mathew Harding Upper from mid 90's and still regard our 1997 Cup Final win as our greatest ever. I was there. I remember Clive Walker away at Bolton when we were on the verge of Div 3 and probably no more! Rose tinted? Do me a favour. I've probably seen more games than most on here and truly love my club. My daughter is called Chelsea and my Son adores the club as I do. My wife is very supportive as well. Sad maybe but not rose tinted, I have seen it all mate which probably explains why I'm so positive about things in these wonderful winning times!

16.) 06 Jan 2018 22:08:22
G8: No criticism it's a banter forum and if we all agree it would be a miserable one. I remember those heady days of Clive Walker (under rated) but I started in 1955 so I have been to hell and back a few times and I worked with Matthew Harding and we had plenty of arguments also. As of today I think Bats and Bayakoko are losing a lot of support so that spat is going to run and run. Never sad supporting Chelsea, frustrating is the word I would use. Till the next clash.



28 Dec 2017 16:40:34
SO apparently Courtois wants to sign for Real. I've never been fully convinced he'd stay long term for us and to be honest he has disappointed me compared to how good he was at Atletico. If Azpilcueta, Kante or Hazard left I'd probably be depressed but I don't think T-BO deserves to be up there with them 3 although he's definitely a quality keeper. It's got to be Oblak to replace him. We need to get at least 60 million for Courtois in today's market.


1.) 28 Dec 2017 17:30:29
I wouldn't read too much into what Balague says. Most of the crap he says is wrong. T-BO is a class keeper in any eventuality.

2.) 29 Dec 2017 04:36:11
I agree that thibo is more replaceable than the others you've mentioned and if we can replace him with someone like Oblak i wouldn't be too worried in his departure. I would like to think we are going to be busy this January but we all know how hard it can be to sign quality players during this Transfer window unless the players force the move. Personally would like to see us go for players like Munier, Sandro, Mahrez, Goretzka, Auba, Telles, Vidal, Draxler, Lemar. We've been linked with most of these players recently, whether it was during the summer or the past few weeks but no doubt in my mind any of those would improve our team massively. I know this isn't FIFA and i don't expect us to sign these players either but any improvements on our Full Backs, and at striker are definitely needed imo.

3.) 29 Dec 2017 08:48:23
Kristof Terreur (reliable when it comes to Belgian players in England especially) says the contract extension is going the right way. We're willing to pay up it seems, and Courtois might very well sign. Balague doesn't know what he's talking about. You shouldn't pay much attention to the BS he spouts.

4.) 29 Dec 2017 19:49:15
Whilst I don’t doubt Real want 2 keepers, I doubt a Kepa would be happy being second choice and I doubt Courtois would be happy being relegated to bench and cup matches after a year or two. So imo it’s one or the other.




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21 Feb 2018 01:03:34
Willian was been sensational tonight I just wish he could be like that consistently. The RW area is still a position we need to improve on. With Pedro having an average season perhaps we could bring Leon Bailey in to replace him then we have a whole new dimension.

Bailey looks class and we've been lacking a left footed RW since Robben let's bring him in to take the burden off Eden. His value is going to skyrocket but he is a massive Chelsea fan so we can't let this one slip through our fingers.


1.) 21 Feb 2018 07:30:00
Ed001, who are interested in Leon Bailey? I know he was quoted a while ago saying he dreams of the premier league and has a dream club but will not tell, do you know what team this is?

Cheers mate.

{Ed001's Note - I don't mate. I know that every team in the Prem would love to sign him, though I think you can rule out any but the top 6 teams as being of any interest to him. Then it comes down to who can afford him and has a need for him.}

2.) 21 Feb 2018 08:57:34
Never heard of him until this year, seems promising.

3.) 23 Feb 2018 11:52:07
Bailey himself has stated in the past that he wants to play for Chelsea. Plus we actually do have a need for him, unlike United, City, Spurs, Arsenal.
If we really want him we should pay up and we'll get him.



19 Feb 2018 16:08:15
It might be a good idea to cash in on Cesc this summer with his legs being a liability now tracking back but who should we replace him with?

Ideally if we went to a 3 man midfield we need someone who can create and defend. Verratti would be perfect but that's not going to happen. Who would people like to see replace Cesc?

There's a young lad called Nico Barella who looks very similar to Verratti at a same age but it would be a risky move.

My ideal target would have been Tolisso last summer but he's gone to Bayern now.


1.) 19 Feb 2018 16:27:58
That guy from Lyon ndombele looks real good.

2.) 19 Feb 2018 16:32:54

3.) 19 Feb 2018 18:17:03
Pulisic is more of a winger not a CM.

4.) 19 Feb 2018 19:19:50

5.) 20 Feb 2018 18:10:31
I would like lanzini, James Rodríguez or Toni Kroos as Fabregas' replacement.



05 Feb 2018 16:30:19
Something that's always baffled is why does Hazard never have a go at free kicks because he can do everything else?

I only recall him taking one against City in the FA Cup two years ago when we won 5-1 and he scored it. I'd like to see him given a run of them on the right. Willian's good but doesn't always play and Luiz is very hot and cold taking them.




04 Feb 2018 23:40:23
What do people think of this Leon Bailey then including you Ed? I personally think he looks class but there's also that doubt he could be Schurrle Mark 2 although I did like Andre at Chelsea he was decent for us. Baileys pace is devastating. We definitely need a left footed RW to give us a new dimension. I'd love us to sign 2 and get rid of Willian and Pedro for a fresh start. Mahrez would be my first choice he just oozes quality and then Bailey would be a cracking rotation option with Hudson-Odoi replacing Hazard in cup games.


{Ed001's Note - he is better than Schurrle, Bailey is top class.}

1.) 05 Feb 2018 07:53:30
Bailey may be a good signing but cannot understand why you would wish to get rid of Willian in particular - we need a much stronger squad to compete with Manchester clubs and on a number of fronts and Willian has proven quality in premier league and should be part of that squad.

2.) 05 Feb 2018 09:22:54
Willian is good but too inconsistent just because he’s currently playing well is why you want to keep him. I agree though Ed Bailey looks Class id go for him and Mahrez.

3.) 05 Feb 2018 11:00:41
def won't get him then ed001 ;) (if he's top class)

4.) 05 Feb 2018 12:16:29
only gd thing is if his Instagram wasnt fake, he was wearing a Chelsea shirt saying "dream"
. so let's hope 🤞🤞🤞🤞.



04 Feb 2018 17:48:20
Conte thinks 2 or 3 world class additions would make us compete tbh they would make a massive difference but can we even attract them any more and if you could choose you're three who would they be,

Personally I'd like to see us go back to 4-3-3. I'd have loved Alex Sandro but I think Emerson could surprise a lot of people so let's give him a go but I do think Alonso would be very exposed against a pacey winger in a flat back four.

My signings would be:

• RW - Griezmann/ Mahrez - Just someone with that quality to take the pressure off Hazard. Willian has cemented his position as back up with Hudson-Odoi so we might as well sell Pedro to bring the wages down.

• CM - Vidal/ Nainggolan - Someone who can do everything like Ballack and Essien used to do. We need someone who can finally score from distance. I wouldn't sell Luiz he's as close to a leader as we've got. Stick him in midfield where he can pass and shoot.

• CB - Varane - Had enough of Cahill and Zouma isn't setting the world alight so let's get a fast defender in. Varane's pace with Christensen's positioning would be unreal.

All very unlikely I know but they're my theee who are yours.

I'd use Sterling as backup RB too as Moses and Zappacosta have shown they're clearly not good enough.


1.) 04 Feb 2018 19:19:18
Varane has been awful this year is he really any better than Zouma? Zouma is quick
Griezmann no mahrez more so as he has more pace
Hudson-Odoi will be class as will Sterling
Add in the mix mount and Musonda
An Essien now king frank would be unreal.

2.) 04 Feb 2018 19:34:31
Who would be your rwb then king frank if Moses or Zappa aren’t good enough.

3.) 04 Feb 2018 20:07:56
Personally I’d go to a back 4 but if we stay with the 3-4-3 I’d give Sterling a run he’s been awesome at youth level and the lads a tank as well as an athlete I actually think he could be our own Kyle Walker.

4.) 04 Feb 2018 20:27:55
Players signing I’d want
- savic - midfielder box to box who scores and creates, big strong player and could hold his own
- Mahrez / Guedes - players who can take defender on and score and assist
-koulibaly / skrinier - both good on ball strong and bit of pace,
Leon Bailey - lighting pace, huge talent and already quality, scores and is nightmare with his pace

But we’ll also need a better or another back up option up front, and RWB, lol.

5.) 04 Feb 2018 20:54:34
Also need to look at clubs who are having revamp like psg and Madrid, an aging modric or bale if a real good deal or draxler as option kurwaza muenier these sort of options would be once we got our marquee and if anything was left in kitty or was too good a deal to not snap up.

6.) 04 Feb 2018 21:04:32
Not seen anything of Leon Bailey know we were linked with him before he went to Leverkusen any good like robben at all? Heard a lot of this Savic although again not seen him play just heard he has all the physical attributes needed.

7.) 04 Feb 2018 21:05:45
Good shout king frank love to have Sterling one side jay da Silva the other.




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23 Feb 2018 12:13:01
I agree you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone I thought Matic would of been a fantastic squad player if not needed.




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22 Feb 2018 10:04:38
Not at the price you’d have to pay I’d prefer to give RLC a chance. Would have been nice to sign Tolisso last summer he would have been great for us.




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21 Feb 2018 14:05:41
I’d go 3-5-2 but play Willian as part of the midfield with Luiz and Kante as he’s excellent at breaking away.




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21 Feb 2018 12:00:01
Pedro didn’t do much but his work rate and pressing was sensational and I’m glad that didn’t go un noticed amongst our fans.




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17 Feb 2018 21:44:13
What do you think of him as a player Ed? Personally haven’t seen much of him.


{Ed001's Note - brilliant little player mate, going to be a huge star if he makes the progress he should. Can play anywhere on the left side and play it very well. He reminds me a lot of Bale, but better than Bale was at his age, though he is nowhere near the level Bale actually reached. He is that good though.}




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20 Feb 2018 18:19:07
That would be my side too although I’d prefer Emerson for his pace over Alonso.




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19 Feb 2018 18:17:03
Pulisic is more of a winger not a CM.




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17 Feb 2018 16:20:27
I’d go:


Azpi Christensen Rudiger

Zappa Luiz Kante Emerson

Willian Morata Hazard

I would normally prefer Giroud but Morata will be well up for it against Barcelona and his pace is better on the counter.




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17 Feb 2018 00:36:17
• 3-4-3

• Luiz next to Kante

• Willian, Giroud, Hazard.




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17 Feb 2018 00:34:46
You can’t play Cesc in a two man mid against Barcelona we’ll get battered. It’s got to be Luiz and Kante for me. And just stick Emerson as a natural LWB he’s got some confidence so let him carry on.