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01 Oct 2020 12:21:08
All the rumours of exiting players is loan with option to buy. sell or have an obligation to buy. We need these players off the books, not to go away to clubs that won't buy or have the finances to next summer.

Matt martin

{Ed002's Note - That is proving to be a problem as clubs don't have the money to buy or to commit to buy due to income lost due to the pandemic. Everyone continues to try very hard to place the remaining players - but large numbers have already gone - albeit nobody here mentions them.}


1.) 01 Oct 2020 13:08:54
Tough time for clubs, Chelsea I imagine in no manes land, we want wages of books and space in squad but other teams cannot spend, will we try get certain players to sign new deals so we keep the sell on value ed.

{Ed002's Note - PLayers who were to be sold are now having to be loaned which is not ideal. A few players are being asked to sign new contracts and a decision may be made to release one or two.}


2.) 01 Oct 2020 13:30:43
Cheers ed, bet you’ll be glad when the window closes, albeit the questions won’t stop,
ed can I ask a question from the past, I remember seeing sky sports saying chelsea had an official bid for Kaka, £70 odd million or wheat ever it was, I remember the excitement then nothing and then he went to Madrid, has there been any world class players we’ve been close to signing that never happened which were never really reported on, I remember rumours of Neymar when he was really young and apparently Pepe wanting him not to join and Robinho close on deadline day. To the point he mentioned us in his Man City press conference.

{Ed002's Note - Mr Mourinho wanted Neymar; Chelsea were keen on Kaka; Chelsea also rejected the chance to sign Mbappe after a trial; the club made an offer for Gabriel Batistuta in the 80s and tried again under CR when he was well into his 30s.}


3.) 01 Oct 2020 13:36:23
To you knowledge Ed, is the circa £10m loan fee that Villa have paid for Ross Barkley somewhat accurate? Seems like a huge amount and a good deal for us if true.

{Ed002's Note - The figures only become accurate when included on FIFAs TMS.}


4.) 01 Oct 2020 14:31:25
Gabriel batistuta, wow what a player, and the mbappe one hurts, that’s brilliant Ed thank you,


5.) 01 Oct 2020 15:25:24
Gabi Batistuta is one of my all time legends in the game. The guy was an absolute beast at Fiorentina and then Roma. Till today I'll say there are rarely any players of that quality around. Italian football back then was the best league in the world.


6.) 01 Oct 2020 20:17:58
I agree Shack. I became interested in football because of Gabi Goal. An absolute legend of the game.


7.) 01 Oct 2020 22:33:48
Spot on Ash, he was quality.


8.) 02 Oct 2020 00:03:51
I remember the batistuta rumours! Great question Matt and wholesome reply Ed.


9.) 03 Oct 2020 08:29:13
Anyone remember when we were being linked with Messi for 40m?


 

 

06 Sep 2020 04:21:54
Ed I'm sure you've mentioned dm targets but I'll ask anyway. A lot of fans are convinced we will go for Declan rice, I can't
See it, spent a lot of money already and would need players moving on, so is there anything in chelsea and Declan rice?

Matt martin

{Ed002's Note - A DM player will only be needed if Kante and Jorginho were to leave. Like LB the club cannot get their first choice player which leaves them looking at other options if needs be. FL desires 19 year old Max Bird but he would not really be ready for the first team. Certainly Mateo Kovacic can play there which would be an option. Ampadu could provide cover. There has been no approach for Rice although there are those at the club who would like him, and if there there would be the huge problem of the price. So right now it is unresolved and if Chelsea know that Kante or Jorginho were to leave they will be offered players in return.}


1.) 06 Sep 2020 10:21:43
Hence, outgoings are the necessity of the moment like you said earlier.


2.) 06 Sep 2020 10:27:41
Top man ed appreciate the reply.

{Ed002's Note - I added a note about Ampadu.}


3.) 06 Sep 2020 11:07:44
Thanks Ed, do Chelsea really wish to sell Jorginho or just would not stand in his way if he wants out. I'm a bit concerned about the balance in the midfield. I see only Kante as the player with any defensive attributes from the midfield to attack. i still think we need CM who can cover ground/ defend to play with Kante to be able to shield the back line.

{Ed002's Note - If an appropriate deal is offered and everyone is happy with it he will move.}


4.) 06 Sep 2020 12:05:55
Many thanks Ed002. Take point re why Kante might leave, just myself hugely hope that he doesn't.


5.) 06 Sep 2020 12:08:13
Be interesting to see how we set up. With all this attacking talent, Kante might need some help in front of the defence. I'd like Ampadu to stay as we'll need the cover.


6.) 06 Sep 2020 17:34:31
Thanks Ed.


7.) 06 Sep 2020 19:09:03
Im guessing roma would offer diawara a dm for jorginho and inter brozovic a dm for kante. I would love us to get zakaria.

{Ed002's Note - I would not hold your breath.}


8.) 06 Sep 2020 19:43:28
Ed always crushing my hopes with that line 😔 still think boubacar kamara could be that as playing dm now and well but and we have interest but that upset you last time so won't ask. would we have interest in brozovic or diawara in a swap thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Why do you expect them to be offered to Chelsea?}


9.) 06 Sep 2020 19:58:45
If he doesn't go out on loan, I think Ampadu will become an important part of the team.


10.) 06 Sep 2020 20:37:16
Just because they are dms like kante and been rumored to be leaving, maybe skriniar would be offered for kante.


11.) 07 Sep 2020 11:53:41
Ed, will we make a move for a DM if either is sold, or do we need both to be sold?

{Ed002's Note - It depends on players sold - so if Kante and Loftus-Cheek were sold a replacement would be sought.}


12.) 08 Sep 2020 15:43:54
Any reason you said loftus cheek ed? Hinting at something? Guessing if jorginho and barkley went then a replacement will come in.


 

 

19 Aug 2020 11:19:21
News today chelsea close to deal with Bayer, everything agreed with player but agreeing pay structure
So no actual update from 2/ 3 weeks ago,

Matt martin

1.) 19 Aug 2020 13:30:04
Thats been the case for the past month or so. Journalists are using very clever words to draw people in but in reality the situation remains the same. Fee yet to be agreed.


 

 

13 Aug 2020 21:45:07
Where have rumours come from about United hijacking havertz, they got Fernandes, why wouldn't they need havertz and surely there money would be going into the sancho deal, I'd like to think we don't need to as havertz deal is more finalising details but have we got 2nd option to havertz and who?

Matt martin

1.) 13 Aug 2020 21:59:57
It’s all rubbish IMO Matt.

I think the deal will be done very soon.


2.) 13 Aug 2020 23:12:57
I was hoping it would be done this week. Ed2 are you expecting the deal to go through or do you think there could be problems?

{Ed002's Note - It should be fine.}


3.) 14 Aug 2020 13:09:36
Thanks Ed.


 

 

09 Aug 2020 23:03:24
"Chelsea defence is a mess"
"'They lack leaders "
"Too many individual mistakes"
"Collectively not good enough "

* Chelsea want John stones

Survey this is a non starter. I mean he is literally and English luiz, good on the ball, has a mistake in him almost every game,
We need a leader, not someone who is a child but can't play ahead of two holding midfielders in defence.

Matt martin

{Ed0666's Note - Even I wouldn’t wish John Stones on you lot and I can’t tolerate Chelsea at the best of times


1.) 10 Aug 2020 08:33:13
Seeing headlines like stones to fix Chelsea’s leaking defence, nearly fell over. These people get paid to write about football too,


2.) 10 Aug 2020 09:57:20
Honestly, I share your pain- if truly the headlines like ‘Chelsea linked with John Stones’ is authentic, it gives me the feeling that nothing has changed (and we will still struggle to get results) .
The way I see it, if the club wants to raise cash for their transfer budget exclusively by players sale alone from this window then it will take the team 4 to 5 years to correct the problems in the team that is if the good players in the team don’t loose patience and decides to leave and if the other teams don’t continue investing into their squad. Let’s have it at the back of our minds that good players like Kai, Werner, Ziyech, Pulisic etc will be hungry for trophies and if they can’t get those trophies- will look to leave; consequently, that means investing in good players will ultimately mean the club has to keep investing in good players to make the team better (which means money) or risk loosing the ones that have already been acquired.
I feel that if the club wants to get it right quickly, the club has got to take some losses on certain players and invest heavily on their replacements, i pray though that the club finds a way around it.

{Ed002's Note - You misunderstand about players sales - the club had raised in excess of £175M already. You would do best to ignore the finances.}


3.) 10 Aug 2020 11:00:04
ED002,
If you feel to put us out of our misery and please give us an update on the GK Defence . i / we woud immensely appreciate it

thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Why would I do that - you know what will happen.}


4.) 10 Aug 2020 11:53:56
I am only surprised you haven't been getting stick about Midfield and the Forward positions as well Ed002!


5.) 11 Aug 2020 12:46:53
Ed, is that total include Morata and Eden hazard?

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}


 

 

 

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21 Oct 2020 21:12:56
Just how good has Leon goretzka been the last few months, pretty much got it all,

Matt martin

1.) 22 Oct 2020 11:46:24
Reminds me a lot off very special player - Ballack.


 

 

20 Oct 2020 22:33:57
Those minutes should mean ziyech close to a start, mount wide again offers nothing going forward., like I said earlier not his fault he does do a shift but come on frank, wasn't a good game, thought we had few sort of half chances that we didn't connect with. Sevilla good team. Clean sheet is good unless Frank makes changes., Jorginho wasn't able to tackle from 16minutes.

Matt martin

 

 

20 Oct 2020 19:04:15
Big Petr is back.

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20 Oct 2020 16:36:19
Mendy
Chillwell silva zouma azpi
Kante James
Pulisic havertz ziyech
Werner

James not his position but has energy is mobile and him and kante can cover ground and protect back four, Big game for us defensively, Sevilla are a well organised team,

Matt martin

1.) 20 Oct 2020 17:46:04
I think Lampard will go with a 3-4-3 formation:

* Mendy;

* Azpilicueta, Silva, Zouma;

* James, Kante, Kovacic, Chilwell;

* Kai Havertz (or Ziyech), Werner, C. Pulisic.


 

 

17 Oct 2020 17:14:13
9 goals in 5 games conceded,

Matt martin

1.) 17 Oct 2020 17:32:57
Shocking matt
Might need to get big Sam in at this rate
When you look at the talent in our squad and the top managers available
And the way we are performing Frank must be sweating
Its sad to see our top player struggling so badly.


2.) 17 Oct 2020 18:42:07
Been a strange season so far Matt. Look how many the Scousers have conceded.

Along with other posters I called for a defensive coach but I’m not sure it would stamp out the individual errors that keep on occurring.


 

 

 

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03 Oct 2020 04:38:46
Is partey a Dm / Holding midfielder,

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01 Oct 2020 14:31:25
Gabriel batistuta, wow what a player, and the mbappe one hurts, that’s brilliant Ed thank you,

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01 Oct 2020 13:30:43
Cheers ed, bet you’ll be glad when the window closes, albeit the questions won’t stop,
ed can I ask a question from the past, I remember seeing sky sports saying chelsea had an official bid for Kaka, £70 odd million or wheat ever it was, I remember the excitement then nothing and then he went to Madrid, has there been any world class players we’ve been close to signing that never happened which were never really reported on, I remember rumours of Neymar when he was really young and apparently Pepe wanting him not to join and Robinho close on deadline day. To the point he mentioned us in his Man City press conference.

Matt martin

{Ed002's Note - Mr Mourinho wanted Neymar; Chelsea were keen on Kaka; Chelsea also rejected the chance to sign Mbappe after a trial; the club made an offer for Gabriel Batistuta in the 80s and tried again under CR when he was well into his 30s.}


 

 

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01 Oct 2020 13:08:54
Tough time for clubs, Chelsea I imagine in no manes land, we want wages of books and space in squad but other teams cannot spend, will we try get certain players to sign new deals so we keep the sell on value ed.

Matt martin

{Ed002's Note - PLayers who were to be sold are now having to be loaned which is not ideal. A few players are being asked to sign new contracts and a decision may be made to release one or two.}


 

 

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28 Sep 2020 17:11:02
Can you imagine how much he’d cost from West Ham, I’d rather RLC went the other way than Barkley, Barkley more reliable over a season, what sort money do we think would be acceptable for rice, £50m is slot of money, is rice worth that? West Ham would want a lot more, he’d have to force a move, and as long as kante isn’t sold!

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20 Oct 2020 17:47:08
Not sure who has blamed him for Southampton result, clearly that was on defenders / GK, mount puts a shift in but his not a winger and doesn’t have the one v one ability and pace of a winger, play azpi up front some time too I’m sure he’ll put a shift in.

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20 Oct 2020 16:21:21
I like him and my only negative is more frank using him in positions that he gives his all in but not suited to, I think his like Oscar, hard working, presses from the front, good engine, selfless player, frank plays him wide when we have Cho on bench and mount takes the flak when he doesn’t play well, IMO.

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18 Oct 2020 17:33:27
What am i reading, kante is there to break up play. Press and chase and get back and make tackles, while he does that Jorginho stands with concrete boots and points, so when kantes pressing is bypassed ( press as a team or don’t press at all ) our defensive midfielder who’s there to protect the back four just gets bypassed at ease. His not mobile enough to get about or quick, this has been covered last year and this year, if kante is to be the DM then fine as his better than other options but he can’t do it alone, he pressed yesterday while others didn’t, least kovecic who offers little going forward is mobile enough to defend, ampadu would of been better partner than what we have too.

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17 Oct 2020 21:51:57
You think we’re capable of going on a good 5/ 6/ 7 game run Tom? No fixed formation, ever changing defence, players shoehorned in, nervous back line? Will always concede?

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17 Oct 2020 17:23:12
Unfortunately this is correct. Same story. Chelsea brilliant for parts of games, until the opposition manager changes things frank is then stuck, happens in fa cup final, v Tottenham few weeks back and again, I mean Brighton outplayed us, he will say again individual errors costing games, . But it’s been same since day one, we just are not a solid unit, kepa and zouma thou. that but of play belongs at the circus,

Matt martin