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16 Jun 2019 15:32:55
Read that Chelsea wouldn't release Sarri until a manger is in place at chelsea, so Ed's does that mean frank is all but done or is there a twist to this managerial positions at chelsea,

Matt martin

{Ed001's Note - Chelsea were always willing to let Sarri go if he wanted to go, just like they do with players. They don't hold staff to ransom. It has been a policy since Roman took over that they only want those who are happy to be there.}

1.) 16 Jun 2019 15:38:12
Makes sense, there still an shortlist / interview stage or is frank the one now,

{Ed001's Note - as far as I know, which is not from the Chelsea side so it could be wrong, Frank is the chosen man. Certainly Derby are worried about losing him.}

2.) 16 Jun 2019 15:45:54
And also. Any sign of chelsea wanting the ban frozen to add anyone or they accepted and will go ahead with current players plus young loanees integrated into squad.

{Ed001's Note - I don't know what's happening there, it is between directors and lawyers, everything in the press is pure speculation. I would assume it comes down to whether or not Chelsea feel they will win. It is difficult to tell for sure.}

3.) 16 Jun 2019 15:51:35
Cheers ed for responses, hopefully additions can be made. Think frank will need some match winners, When Sarris tactics and plan A wasn’t working he had hazard to get us over the line, frank won’t have that so I think he will beee some help,

{Ed001's Note - it might help to have the players not rely on one player so much though. Liverpool were the same with Coutinho but the team lifted so much once he left and they stopped looking to him it was much better.}

4.) 16 Jun 2019 16:18:00
Agree but Liverpool had a CF who does the dirty work in pressing and dropping and links play who also scores and mane and salah either side, we have Giroud and an aging Willian / Pedro, and hoping Pulisic can hit the ground running and adding to that a manager who we don’t know how he will get on just the face the fans will back him even when / if things aren’t going well, it’s almost as if we’re starting the season expecting it to be poor but ktrying to keep fans onside,

{Ed001's Note - it was more that the players stopped looking to others than it is was about who was there mate. It was the same when Gerrard left too, the team actually played better as a team.}

5.) 16 Jun 2019 16:19:26
Plus Liverpool invested the coutinho money in VVD and Allison which ultimately made the difference in previous seasons, we can’t with hazard money which is a double blow.

{Ed001's Note - Allison only came in for last season, Coutinho effectively left the season before due to his feigning injury and playing up for most of the first half of the season before leaving in Jan. Honestly it did help bringing in van Dijk but you have 40 players (or however many it is) to come back from loan that could have a similar effect. Pulisic is a major talent too, he could be just as influential in time as Hazard.}

6.) 16 Jun 2019 16:35:04
Really looking forward to seeing Pulisic, his direct a work horse,

7.) 16 Jun 2019 17:20:12
Matt, it is true Liverpool did invest in a keeper and centre half but it could be argued that we have already made those investments in the last two windows.

Also, if some of our brighter loan players are in the squad they have a chance to impress the new manager in training and then matches.

8.) 16 Jun 2019 17:50:30
Those positions were examples, we need a few additions but ultimately we need a world class striker that we could again be without, and same for a world class midfielder who can contribute to goals, or a left back who doesn’t wish he was a winger, Liverpool lost a player and invested in were they needed to, we don’t have that luxury, Zouma / James etc may help with some depth but we lack goals,

9.) 16 Jun 2019 18:05:08
I agree about the lack of a goal scorer but it’s looks to me as if we will have Giroud, Tammy and Michy as our choices.

We will win the Premiership easy, NO worries!

10.) 16 Jun 2019 18:18:52
Obviously we will win it but it’s going to be a problem scraping 1-0’s with no goals, Giroud is a back up, Michy gets loaned out and doesn’t even become a guaranteed starter anywhere, and Tammy is ok I’m championship. let’s be very clear there’s a bit of a difference.

11.) 16 Jun 2019 18:57:47
This is the time of the year when I hope every Chelsea supporter, like you and me Matt, truly believe we win next seasons Premiership.

I also believe, we have to except that it’s unlikely we will ask for the ban to be postponed. If we do that, we are left with opportunities for some of our better loan players being given a chance to stake a claim for first team football.

I think adding them to our current squad and with a better work ethic from every player we will win the Premiership comfortably.

12.) 18 Jun 2019 01:10:22
Great replies ed001. Informative and friendly 🙂.

13.) 20 Jun 2019 08:40:07
As above Ed's really appreciate your replies/ input. Just a thought and looking for peoples and Ed's opinions. We had IMO the beast of a centre forward, perfectly suited to the EPL in Diego, apparantly not wanted by Athelico now. Yes, he may be a little delicate off the field, and on field wasn't what Conte obviously wanted, however I still think he's the centre forward we need back.
If appointed I think Lampard would get the very best out of him.
Straight swap for Morata, couldn't be happier.
As for the potential appt of Frank, yes, I agree with some posters out there, possibly a year or two too soon, however, what people don't take into account is Lampards high intelligence and the respect he would have from current players, many of which have played alongside him.
Hopefully if appointed he gets time (at Chelsea, yeah right lol) to create a culture within the club rather than a "win everything or your'e gone" attitude that our more recent "fans" seem to buy into.
I welcome yor comments.

{Ed001's Note - I think you would not recognise the Costa of now. Last time I saw him he had piled on the pounds and was back to being the 'not giving a toss' Costa. Someone like him at his best, perfect, but he is never going to be at his best for more than a couple of months at a time.}



09 Jun 2019 15:45:52
Chelsea have filed for ban to be frozen with CAS and expect to be able to operate in window - Marcotti.

Matt martin

1.) 09 Jun 2019 16:00:31
I assume, if it’s true, they have done it for a reason. Let’s hope it’s the centre forward.

2.) 09 Jun 2019 16:05:54
Moussa Dembélé or Seb Haller would be good choices probably. We've always done well with a strong forward to hold up the ball and occupy the CBs. Haller would fit that role perfectly.

Moussa Dembélé is more all around but I've read he's really good with his back to goal play as well. I'd take either in a heartbeat.

3.) 09 Jun 2019 16:10:46
It’ll be interesting if you’re right Matt. I’d immediatly go in for Nicolas Pepe, an Ivorian from Lille is the best of both worlds 😉.

4.) 09 Jun 2019 16:11:11

That's not what Marcotti said. It's on the podcast / TV Show.

He assumes that chelsea are hoping for a ban, and he offers an arguement. But he does not say that Chelsea have appealed.

5.) 09 Jun 2019 16:13:46
I’d take Moussa, we wanted him from Fulham before Celtic, quick natural finisher, young too, Moussa Haller Giroud would offer is everything and selling morata Michy Abraham would surely make it cost affective?

6.) 09 Jun 2019 16:36:24
Oh apologies, saw a quote on social media, I presumed it’d been a snippet but didn’t realise it was wrong, and yeah nicolas Pepe should be no1 target. Can take on and runs in behind and cuts in from left onto right foot. makes sense, a player like Moussa who’d attack 6 yard box be good too.

7.) 12 Jun 2019 22:42:53
So much for that. eh?



25 May 2019 20:05:06
There are actually social media journos claiming Sarri to Juve is done with details of the compensation to Chelsea. Ed's what is going on, surely if some truth in this Sarri and Juve would wait u til after Europa league final.

Matt martin

{Ed001's Note - it is certainly not done, Juve have been chasing Pochettino.}

1.) 25 May 2019 20:23:54
Have Chelsea got targets / person in place to take over, hopefully jive get Poch, would be great for them and bad for spurs,

{Ed001's Note - I am sure they will have people in mind just in case.}

2.) 25 May 2019 20:39:03
Always something with Chelsea hey, little unrelated by loads about United almost wrapping up De Ligt. if of loved Chelsea to be in for him but thought he’d made mind up with Barca,

{Ed001's Note - he does not convince me at all. Easy to look a good defender in Holland, but he is slow and positionally I do not like what I see of him.}

3.) 25 May 2019 20:56:20
Strangely Ed001, I agree with you. People rave about him, but apart from charisma and really good leadership qualities I don't see the superstar top class CB there.

Good talent for sure, but if United are offering him 250k or more in wages they're mad. Much better CBs out there in my opinion.

{Ed001's Note - exactly mate, a good leader but he lacks the ability to take that leadership into the Prem I think.}

4.) 25 May 2019 21:20:48
You take maguire over him then ed? We conceded a lot of crosses / goals, Christensen isn’t aggressive enough. Luiz possibly lesser playing time, HM would add some steel next to rudi,

{Ed001's Note - god no he is positionally inept.}

5.) 26 May 2019 08:05:24
I suppose we'll see that soon, Ed, as it does really appear that United will once again blow other clubs out of the water with the fees and wages they offer. Doesn't surprise me either as Raiola loves sending his clients to United apparently.

Though I'm not that bothered with De Ligt going there. I'd be more worried if they got guys like Upamecano, Romagnoli, Tag, Varane etc.



14 May 2019 21:12:46
David ornstein ( reliable regarding arsenal ) said If we can sign players we're interested in zaha and Ryan sessegnon.

Matt martin

1.) 14 May 2019 22:14:46
Sessegnon will go to Sours so not that reliable.

2.) 14 May 2019 23:26:28
If the ban stands then Chelsea will trigger the extension in Giroud's contract and look to recall Batshuayi or Abraham.

If the ban is lifted then we are likely to find out in July leaving it bang in the middle of the transfer window.

Chelsea are very much interested in Coutinho as a potential Hazard replacement. Asensio and Zaha are aalso mentioned.

There is also interest in Cavani for the striker position. PSG looking to sell him due to his recent fall out with Neymar.

Personally I would settle for Coutinho and Cavani. Coutinho is a proven player, he is still young and on form is world class. He is the ideal haaard replacement for me.

3.) 14 May 2019 23:47:20
David Ornstein is of BBC so the source could be reliable but Ryan Sessegnon's interest doesn't make sense.

4.) 15 May 2019 02:21:58
Cavani would go into sane bracket as shevchenko falcao patio and Higuaín, a once world class striker wring end of career,

5.) 15 May 2019 05:49:34
Agree with you Matt, cavani and Coutinho are not the answers,
we have to think long term as well.

And will need a strong defender as priority.
I don't think christensen is there yet and needs more time. Zouma also needs another season on loan, im still not convinced.

would pick costa over cavani
zaha is a good candidate but still raw

hazards replacement will be hard to find . we should work on getting the whole team stronger rathere than look for one player who can make the difference.

RLC will have a next season where we will know if he can be a Lampard for us.

What we need is a Leader . i still can't see a strong candidate in our team at the moment.

6.) 15 May 2019 11:52:40
Coutinho is best as a number 10 we don’t play that so it’s a waste of money. Sabe, Ziyech or Pepe should be our marquee if it’s frozen along with Jovic. Zaha is selfish and not a team player.

7.) 15 May 2019 11:53:01
Cavani is a massive no. Coutinho is in poor form and suits a system mainly as a #10 so a big no. We need young hungry players. Zaha is selfish and all himself.

Jovic, Sane or Pepe for RW, Romagnoli (A Leader for CB) and Chilwell for LB would be my options.

8.) 15 May 2019 17:04:43
Agree, coutinho is a 10 and if we were to change and get a ten why spend double the money that we could get fekir for, we need a player who can play wide and score, Pepe Ziyeck sane, but also a striker, we all want jovic. then a midfielder who can play in a 3 but score goals, Bruno Fernandes, Kai havertz, Van De Beek, someone like that.

9.) 15 May 2019 19:29:26
Unpopular opinion here, but I would actually think Zaha would be a wonderful signing. got to say that I haven't seen Cavani so much the last year, but I really love him as a striker, and really he can't be worse than any of what we've got. Also, I think Coutinho might be a decent signing. None of us really know if Pepe would make it in the PL, but Coutinho has proven so much here.

10.) 15 May 2019 19:56:26
I also think that Zaha would fit really well. He'd have to work hard in the press mind.

11.) 15 May 2019 23:11:20
When talking about a 'lack of leader', can someone answer why David Luiz is never mentioned as a possible. Yes, he can be a bit hot-headed, but he is passionate, committed and, unlike Azpi, is not afraid to voice his concerns on the pitch.



13 May 2019 20:02:26
" lots of different but very reliable sources are all claiming after Europa league hazard will be announced as fee of around £100m agreee ".

Matt martin

1.) 13 May 2019 22:07:54
I wanted him to stay but I’m now so bored with the whole situation I just want it all over and done with asap!

2.) 14 May 2019 08:17:28
Said that a year ago Tom mate just say your going everyone knows all this cloak and dagger stuff is tedious
Even if they haven't agreed terms if hazard just said I would love to go to real but waiting on clubs agreeing I'd be happy enough with that
But all this I will decide after europa league final I have told Chelsea of my decision and I will let fans know then bore off.

3.) 14 May 2019 08:20:45
Nothing will be announced anyway till after EL final.

But indeed, I want the situation to be clear as soon as possible as well. The club need to know where it stands and which players are needed.

Just praying we don't actually buy Coutinho to replace him.

4.) 14 May 2019 09:37:41
It his not for him to say what he wants just because we are asking him to . many factors need to be considered and it has to be in agreement with the us (his current club) and his futyre club.

I think the club knew Hazard's decision last summer window and we asked him to stay another year, which he did.
Fair play . he is chelsea thru n thru and am happy for his services for us and wish him well in Madrid.

Thank you Hazard. KTBFFH.

5.) 14 May 2019 11:27:20
If he was Chelsea thru and thru he wouldn't be leaving.

6.) 14 May 2019 11:56:15
I know he's only got 1 year left on his deal but £100m still seems like not very much given the likes of Dembele and Coutinho went for a fair bit more.

7.) 14 May 2019 12:10:00
Just to be clear Matt, I read €100m not £100m- which is it?

8.) 14 May 2019 13:28:13
All of this seems a bit silly - it is obvious he is going or he would have signed a new contract by now. And good luck to him - he has done us proud.

I have heard 100m euros (£86m) - about right with only a year left on contract.

Jackson, I totally agree about Coutinho - please no. James Rodriquez at £35m or Coutinho at £100m? No contest.

9.) 14 May 2019 15:49:27
Probably € mate rather than pounds, €100 - I’d put that on no more than a 2 players, buy class not squad fillers, have loanees for that who are capable, morata and Bakyoko money in I’d imagine €80 for pair? Willian possibly too, Zappacosta? Moses fee? Drinkwater Cahill leaving. We could have income of region of £220m ish - plus back in champions league, Sarri says 1/ 2 players but I bet be more like 3/ 4 plus 2 loanees back, possibly 6 additions to a a team is a lot, ore season and early business ( CAS APPEAL ) is vital.

10.) 14 May 2019 17:25:25
I don't think Coutinho and Hazard are the same kind of player (in terms of their role on the pitch) but Leroy Sane (if he was to be available) is more similar in role to Hazard than Coutinho. But I will honestly want to have Coutinho in the squad if Hazard leaves. So if CAS were to rule in Chelsea's favour, I will rather spend Hazard's cash and cash from another sale (which is a left sided midfielder) on a midfielder with goals (like Bruno Fernandes or Coutinho) and Leroy Sane (whom is a winger/ attacking midfielder)
If a midfielder like Bruno Fernandes or Coutinho was to come in, that could mean Ross Barkley will have to go; cos I think Sarri will prefer to play such midfielder on the left side of midfield- where Loftus Cheek and Barkley plays (in that case, I preferably will want Ross Barkley gone in such a situation) .
In conclusion, I will sell Hazard and Barkley and replace both of them with Leroy Sane (if Mancity would sell) and Bruno Fernandes (or Coutinho) .

11.) 14 May 2019 20:56:07
Ppl make me laugh everyone shouting for Hudson odoi to play now asking for sane.
I would really like to see odoi given the no 10 and just let him play.
Pocket the 100mil euro or pound which ever it is and buy a top top class striker.

Let the midfield be loftus cheek kante jorginho, subs Barkley and mount.

12.) 15 May 2019 00:09:27
Hazard's shoe is so big- that it can swallow a Hudson Odoi, besides Odoi's injury at the moment is quite serious and many players don't come back from it the same (he has to be recovered gradually and getting him back to top form could take a while) .
Besides, I have never seen Hudson Odoi as a replacement for Hazard cos if we must advance after the sale of a great player like Hazard, we need someone that is proven, young and has room for improvement which is a Leroy Sane (that is if CAS favours us and Mancity is willing to sell) . A good example is replacing Courtois with good player like Kepa.
Hudson Odoi will have to be at his best for 3 years to be able to replace Hazard; at the moment, I think Hudson Odoi can replace Pedro or Willian.
Pocket Hazard's money without any capable replacement lined up will mean setting yourself up to fail.

13.) 15 May 2019 08:01:51
If its possible my midfield (in Sarri's 4-3-3 formation) for next season is Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic, Loftus Cheek, Bruno Fernandes (or Coutinho) . I will sell Ross Barkley.

14.) 15 May 2019 21:00:10
You say he will have to be at his best for 3 years lmfao but you won't play him thank God you ain't our manager.
Give the boy a chance to become a man if it doesn't work then look else where.
Just does my head in people shouting for odoi then not wanting to give him a chance.

15.) 16 May 2019 08:03:25
None of us here is the manager, all we do comment, wish and hope. I don't and can't decide Hudson Odoi's future (and offcourse every right thinking Chelsea fan wants Hudson Odoi to stay at Chelsea and get a chance) .
I have never said that Hudson Odoi shouldn't be given a chance at Chelsea; Is Hudson Odoi good enough to be one of our wingers at the club? I think 100% YES, but I don't think his ability and experience level at the moment can replace Hazard's. Presently, he isn't as good as Hazard- when Hazard joined the club some years back from Lille and he still isn't as good as Hazard at the moment, so why should I see him as being able to replace Hazard? I think the club needs a bigger and better player than Hudson Odoi to replace Hazard if we must be a better team- (post Hazard's departure) .




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16 Jul 2019 15:41:13
Pulisic I'm gold cup, short holiday, training while on holiday and asked to join squad early to make good impression /
Impact . that attitude is phenomenal, showing a bit of passion and determination to put on the blue shirt.

Matt martin

1.) 16 Jul 2019 18:46:14
He’ll never replace Hazard but I think he’ll prove a lot of the early doubters wrong this year. Him and CHO’s pace on each wing would be brilliant.

2.) 17 Jul 2019 18:22:01
While it's positive that Pulisic wants to return early, it might not be the best for him - he needs to rest.

3.) 17 Jul 2019 19:24:23
He done enough of that last year whilst he was injured and then on the bench.

4.) 17 Jul 2019 19:29:00
He will replace hazard his work rate and tracking back for starters is far better than hazards plus if he scores on average 1 in three he will equal hazards record.

5.) 17 Jul 2019 19:36:47
Ed001 what's your opinion of pulisic
I think he is a star in the making and a great team player never gives up
I honestly think hazard going will benefit the team greatly as a whole

He and willIan made it impossible for our cf to get space as they both cut in constantly never get to bye line and cross for them to run onto or head
Just my opinion.

{Ed001's Note - brilliant player, one I have been wanting Liverpool to sign for years. He would have been the one I chose when Salah came in instead, so it didn't work out so bad not listening to me but I think he is an excellent player with a very good head on his shoulders. His parents have kept his feet on the ground well.}



15 Jul 2019 19:56:08
Lampard : We want to be adaptable. That's the way we train and I want the players to have that. We know we're not bringing any players in so we need to find little ways in pre-season and we want to try to make it difficult for teams to play against us

Not a shock but confirmed that no new players will be coming in or ban frozen.

Matt martin

1.) 15 Jul 2019 20:24:27
Did you really think it would get frozen? The transfer window is not even open for much longer, we would have to spend way over the odds for players and then wouldn’t we be banned for next summer? Lampard would be under pressure straight away if we go spending 100s of millions. Least I won’t have to take a day off work to be glued to sky sports news on deadline day.

2.) 15 Jul 2019 23:03:02
Good post blinky until you said day off work for deadline day really sky bull.

3.) 15 Jul 2019 23:12:00
I feel frustrated by this hole transfer joke that’s going off I feel there are loads of good players wanting to leave there teams this transfer window unlike many before the players are more powerful now and say it has it is and we’re stood still the big players neymar Mbappe Griezmann and the rest, now am not saying we would be able to sign them but the players moving a side for them in some teams I would take and they would make us better.

4.) 16 Jul 2019 03:38:25
What did we have to lose getting the bam frozen, it’s going to be a two window ban either way, and the fact we lost one of the best players in the world I though we’d invest that into a goalscorer, and if we don’t get too 4 then next season when we can buy teams will know we have a large transfer kitty and will be in Europa league so we will always have to pay over the top. We were years behind city and off and the squads weaker and we further from them rather than closer and I don’t want to hear Tammy and Mount etc as there PL experience is non existent at the moment, least non we have a manager who gives a toss.

5.) 16 Jul 2019 07:19:30
Let’s assume we had asked for the ban to be frozen. We would in all likelihood be in the same position next season.

IMO including Christensen, we could have eight academy players in the first team squad this season. For me that’s quite an exciting prospect. If we get 140 games in total out of those players that would, again IMO, be a result.

We will start the season with a big squad but this will give Lamps the chance to fully evaluate the players. We can in JUST five months time loan or sell players not being utilised. It also gives cover for our current crop of injuries.

I think the only two players likely to be sold for the remainder of this window are Drinkwater and Zouma.

Also IMO, the team starting against Utd will be as follows:-
Kepa, Emerson, Luiz, Christensen, Dave, Barkley, Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic, Pusilic and Giroud. The press will no doubt make negative comments buts its a long season!

6.) 16 Jul 2019 07:59:15
Of course you should include AC in that list, Tom :)
He is an academy product, and I recall he was the first of our academy products to start a certain amount of league games in a row since Terry in Conte's last season. Since we've gotten RLC and CHO to play some games, most have forgotten that he too is an academy product :)

7.) 16 Jul 2019 09:24:40
Emil, the Christensen thing was more a reflection of him being slightly a more established part of the squad.

8.) 16 Jul 2019 11:00:42
I think the ban may be somewhat healthy in that we have allowed our loan contingent to accrue for years without any attempt at seeing how players integrate and how much success on loan spells correlated with success at our club. While there are available players, you must consider how much they add to our squad and that by adding them you’re blocking another player or players from getting a chance to succeed in the squad. Outside of a striker, I’m not sure how many additions would’ve been made this summer had the ban not been in place.

9.) 16 Jul 2019 14:06:40
Im not sure what direction chelsea is going if they feel we don't quality signings unless it's impossible to overturn the ban. IMO, even without losing Hazard, we really needed quality signings to strengthen the team. It only takes the spirit of being a fan to think we can challenge for titles this season. Not used to such doubts as a CFC fan though.
I feel many of us are too obsessed with the youths being given chance than it's reality. Our young players have potential to become very good players but to expect instant hit from them and challenge City, Liverpool and other big wigs in Europe IMO is a wishful thinking. All of them will require time and some unfortunately may not be good enough for Chelsea. It was obvious from last season that we needed an effective striker which have become even more worrisome with Hazard's departure. Still don't really know where the goals will come from but I'm not so optimistic with the team we have and a rookie coach. I feel this is the weakest Chelsea team in Roman era.
In essence, Chelsea must try to appeal the ban to be frozen unless it is impossible as I feel we need more strategic signings to compete because not only that we are not as strong as before but our rivals are getting stronger.

10.) 16 Jul 2019 14:46:58
If they were going to ask for the ban to be frozen IMO it have happened by now. I think we should just except the situation and move on!



14 Jul 2019 15:53:56
I think and just my opinion that maguire is better than Zouma. but not by much. £80m for maguire, we shouldn't sell Zouma for less than £65m. And Lewis dunk at £45m . these prices increase the value of others and give selling teams something to compare too. and this isn't me saying I want Zouma out just that his been linked to Everton.

Matt martin

1.) 14 Jul 2019 16:38:42
I think maguire is overrated and 80m is just ridiculous.

2.) 14 Jul 2019 17:16:41
I'd prefer Zouma to Maguire every time. Superior defender in every way in my opinion, and probably better leadership characteristics as well.

Only thing Maguire is better at than Zouma is attacking set pieces. It's insane how good he is at locating the ball and winning those headers.

3.) 14 Jul 2019 20:59:28
His better on the ball the Zouma but either way there’s not a lot in it between them. And end of the season there was talk, only paper talk mind but talk of a £30m bid for Zouma. What I’m saying is if there is interest then his age, prem experience, maguire fee then we don’t start talks unless s bid of £60m plus -.

4.) 15 Jul 2019 00:34:45
Zouma all day, I went to Leicester away and I was unimpressed by Maguire.



13 Jul 2019 21:27:41
Ed, there been comments before about the young players and how some are more highly thought of / rated, billy Gilmour, impressed in the time and games so far, and reading some match reports people are really talking the kid up, what's clubs thoughts on him and is he ready for a loan or will he go CHO route and get minutes that way, I find it hard to judge players in ore season and v teams I'm not aware of so professional opinion would be good,

Matt martin

{Ed001's Note - I don't know sorry.}

1.) 14 Jul 2019 07:07:47
I think there is still time to look at him and analyse him better ( no need to decide too quickly about him) let's see how he does in our friendly games against stronger oppositions like Barcelona, RB Salzburg and B. Monchengladbach. After these friendly preseason games, we still have the Carabao Cup to see him.



13 Jul 2019 05:05:53
First jovic and now possibly Haller moving, two strikers I'd of liked Chelsea to go after, I start to forget about the transfer ban and then a decent player is rumoured to be close to a move, fekir apparently available for around 30m Euro's which is cheap in this market, Haller, ziyech de Beek all for reasoned fees, ndombele who I believe will be a huge signing, felix and Griezmann didn't bother me, icardi apparently up for sale with a price rumoured of 50m but I can't see that, lukaku available for around £70m, will be s tough window watching on. Before I ask any questions ed, are you providing any news / updates ( hoping the trolls have left now it's been quiet ) ?

Matt martin

1.) 14 Jul 2019 07:19:34
Jovic emerged in one season, so I think there will be another striker that will emerge (by next year) for us to buy when we are ready to buy one (that is if we eventually see the need to buy a striker next season; who knows Tammy and Batshuayi might shock us this season with goals) .




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01 Jul 2019 09:16:48
Vardy has explosive pace and thrives in a counter attacking team, Tammy doesn’t have explosive pace and his strengths of being tall, strong and alive in and around 6 yard box are also 90% of the defenders strengths in Orem league.

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30 Jun 2019 12:55:37
Tammy knows were the net is, in the championship; let’s not get carried away. Quite a gulf in quality between the leagues,

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29 Jun 2019 22:31:34
Keeping a player who is unhappy possibly sitting on the bench. Missing out on regular football. Getting a year older would lose so much resale value, so it’s a risk, plus as I believe Chelsea have never like managers kept someone who doesn’t want to be there,

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29 Jun 2019 20:15:20
It’s wise if they buy, selling Griezmann / costa / Rodri but paying out €126 felix. If we force there hand and he returns, then what. A £50m man who has said he doesn’t want to be at Chelsea,

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29 Jun 2019 14:58:35
Morata has everything to be a top top striker apart from the mentality, mentally weak, Cavani aguero Kane etc will miss chance after chance but that’ doesn’t change anything in there play, they know there game and stick to it, morata buckled and seemed unhappy in London, why have a striker / player who doesn’t want to be here? His literally said he will do everything in his power to stay in Madrid, i.

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16 Jul 2019 14:13:03
Really pleased Ampadu going on loan., hope he goes somewhere we’re they have a position ready for him, don’t like him playing CB / DM, grab one position and make it his own, good good player, has that aggression I think christensen lacks.

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16 Jul 2019 03:38:25
What did we have to lose getting the bam frozen, it’s going to be a two window ban either way, and the fact we lost one of the best players in the world I though we’d invest that into a goalscorer, and if we don’t get too 4 then next season when we can buy teams will know we have a large transfer kitty and will be in Europa league so we will always have to pay over the top. We were years behind city and off and the squads weaker and we further from them rather than closer and I don’t want to hear Tammy and Mount etc as there PL experience is non existent at the moment, least non we have a manager who gives a toss.

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14 Jul 2019 20:59:28
His better on the ball the Zouma but either way there’s not a lot in it between them. And end of the season there was talk, only paper talk mind but talk of a £30m bid for Zouma. What I’m saying is if there is interest then his age, prem experience, maguire fee then we don’t start talks unless s bid of £60m plus -.

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14 Jul 2019 12:47:02
The year at Chelsea and the pre season games is what I’ll judge Bakyoko on.

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13 Jul 2019 16:23:11
Though kovecic done ok, Bakyoko looked out his depth, Tammy and Michy both want to impress and get a goal,

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