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14 Mar 2019 08:32:03
Eds, if our transfer ban remains, can we buy players and loan them out until our ban is over?

{Ed002's Note - No, Chelsea cannot register any new players that are not already notified on the FIFA TMS.}

1.) 15 Mar 2019 11:53:03
Could we do what (If I remember correctly) Athleti did with costa and buy someone but not register them and just have them train with the club then? Just our of interest. Also is the registering that we cannot do different from the registering for competitions then? Sorry for the stupid question Ed, just curious.

{Ed002's Note - The "registering" is notification of the transfer to FIFA via the TMS. Chelsea, if banned, cannot register new players for the duration of the ban - it is really, really simple to understand and I am surprised folks are struggling to understand this.}

2.) 15 Mar 2019 16:18:10
Ok, thanks Ed. Was just curious if we had any sort of workarounds that we could be following to be honest. Was hoping it wasn’t as simple as it sounded haha.
Cheers for clarifying.

{Ed002's Note - It is not complicated. Things may well change before the summer is out though.}

3.) 15 Mar 2019 21:08:18
The club is hoping to be able to appeal to CAS to delay the ban?

{Ed002's Note - What?}

4.) 16 Mar 2019 09:27:25
Court of Arbitration for Sport - CAS.

{Ed002's Note - I think it best you all just ignore this matter for now.}



27 Dec 2018 13:13:58
I have been mostly impressed with Rudiger this season but the difference that biting the bullet and spending big to get Koulibaly in would be immense (see Van Dijk and Liverpool's improvement) .

1.) 27 Dec 2018 18:23:07
MDW I agree with you on this, I envy Liverpool with Van Dirk. We really need a commanding presence in that backline. In as much as Luiz has been fantastic this season, he doesn't fill me with a lot of confidence as he's always going to make a telling mistake.

We need a quality center back with authority and leadership like Terry did. Koulibaly fits the bill and will make a mean defensive pair with Rudiger. The will give attackers to go all out knowing we atleast have cover behind.
May be too expensive for Chelsea considering how highly he's rated now but maybe the continuous racist abuse he's been getting in Italy could just make him want to leave for another league.

2.) 28 Dec 2018 02:56:39
Luiz is a leader but very hit and miss. I’d keep him as a back up but we still need a world class CB. We need to go all out for Koulibaly the mans insane. Chilwell for LB too.

3.) 28 Dec 2018 07:49:26
Luiz will go down as one of the better defenders that graced stamford bridge. Look no further than his trophy houl which don't lie. Media have always been on his back when he makes mistakes and more than others.

4.) 28 Dec 2018 10:55:51
Luiz was immense in Munich 2012 and many other big games. Has perhaps been more often in lesser games that he's had moments of switching off/ brain freeze, but no-one should doubt his footballing talent. But getting a really commanding cb like Van Dijk as DL successor must be one of our two or three top priorities (prolific/ confident/ strong striker obviously one of the others) . Had thought Christiansen would come through, but possibly not quite in that league (or yet)?



22 Dec 2018 17:33:01
A couple of weeks ago I posted that Sarri should go and was slated for posting it. The only reason that I don't think he should go now is the spectre of Mourinho lurking in the shadows. But I will say it again:

1. Kante is at best an average attacking midfielder but he is the best defensive midfielder in the World. To play Kante out of position to accommodate a half-arse possession theory is criminal;

2. If we are going to persist with a ball-playing deep midfielder, the perfect player for that is Fabregas who is a better passer than (and perhaps more mobile than amazingly) Jorghino - and Fabregas will give you 5 to 10 goals a season;

3. Having 75% possession and creating nothing is pointless (as we are today) ;

4. Sarri has never won a trophy and will not win anything major at Chelsea because he does not understand that possession is irrelevant without scoring goals (he may win the League Cup but who would really care! ) . Sarri and his tactics are much better suited to Italy -as soon as Mourinho is employed elsewhere, Sarri must be dismissed (along with whoever suggested him for the job) .

1.) 22 Dec 2018 20:06:01
I was at the game today and I actually thought Kante was outstanding as was Kovacic. Jorginho on the other hand was incredibly poor again, I agree with you that Kante needs to be moved back and played centrally at the expense of Jorginho. RLC needs to start from now on too.

2.) 22 Dec 2018 21:34:31
I care about winning ALL trophies.

3.) 22 Dec 2018 21:35:08
I’ll judge Sarri once he has a striker who isn’t mentally weak or slower than Mertesaker, a winger who contributes to goals and someone in midfield who can create and pop up with a goal every now and again, Willian offers nothing Pedro as I’ve said is inconsistent and today wasn’t great, kovecic just isn’t going to score this season, his up to 71 games without a goal, judging Sarri on a team that isn’t his. After not even half a season is a bit much.

4.) 22 Dec 2018 21:04:41
Rudi, Luiz, Kante and Kepa in my opinion all played well.

5.) 23 Dec 2018 00:14:35
Not going to win a lot without an out and out striker and we haven't got one simple as. Hazard one man show every week going forward.



05 Dec 2018 23:46:40
As the final whistle blows, Hazard has the ball on the left wing, Wolves have 9 players in their box, and we have 1 player in their box - Giroud marked by 8! Says everything I need to know - let me be the 1st to say it: we need to sack Sarri.

Sarri, like Conte before him, is a 1 trick pony - and his 1 tactic has been sussed already. Sarri has won nothing, not 1 trophy in football. Sarri has turned the best defensive midfielder in the World into a mediocre attacking midfielder. And he continually picks his nose!

1.) 06 Dec 2018 09:26:59
Sack a coach that is basically using another 3 to 4 coaches players?

Get a grip, seriously!

For years, all of us have been crying out for continuity with a coach/ manager and, you now want to sack a manager who hasn't had 1 full window to shape a team.

This post above has actually given me a headache!

2.) 06 Dec 2018 09:53:12
that above post is exactly why edd won't give anymore info on this page lost 2 games an people calling for d sack disgracefull.

3.) 06 Dec 2018 12:31:03
I see in the reply to my post neither of the responders have addressed the problems with Sarri. Why does he persist with Kante as an attacking midfielder? Why do we never have any other body in the box except Morata or Giroud? Why does Sarri persist with a left-back who can't defend? Why are we about to lose one of the most exciting young players to have come through the youth system because Sarri would rather stick with Willian?

Why can't or won't Sarri alter the system during play when it is obviously failing? Why do we have 70%+ possession but create so few chances? Why does Sarri remind me of Scolari? Why did we employ a manager who has won naught in his career? And, why does Sarri continually pick his nose?
If he's not good enough - get rid. He's not good enough.

4.) 07 Dec 2018 20:25:09
I responded to all these questions but it's not been posted!

5.) 08 Dec 2018 14:08:47
Even about the nose picking?

6.) 08 Dec 2018 15:21:03
Even about that. I said he'd forgotten his tissues!

{Ed0333's Note - not sure why your post wasn’t published mate apologies for that. more Pertinently I’m gonna be watching sarri pick his nose every time I watch Chelsea play. I suppose it’s a damn site more interesting than watching morata tho.



12 Nov 2018 12:42:46
The silver lining from yesterday's failure to win is that we can start being honest with ourselves and concentrate on 3rd / 4th place. We were never going to win the league - Sarri is right, we are miles behind City and a couple of laps behind Liverpool. We have to aim to win our mini league of us, Spurs, Arsenal and Man United - and Man United losing and Arsenal drawing yesterday was far more important for us than Man City and Liverpool winning.

1.) 12 Nov 2018 17:48:33
That is spot on, to be honest we are doing better than anticipated, if we can get rid of Lomé deadwood and get a couple in the jan window. Then see where we end up. We are defending better but I’m sure we can do better still. If the truth be known if not for piCKford we would have won easily yesterday. However in the past we would of lost those sort of games. Leo onwards and upwards.
Only slight disagreement is I’m not sure how good Liverpool are, I think city are away again. Bu
T we could catch the scousers. If we did I wonder how patient they would be with Klopp then.

2.) 12 Nov 2018 20:14:50
Please don't call the fringe players deadwood, it's disrespectful. Any player who wear the Chelsea jersey, should be supported and respected, no matter whether or not they are good enough for the first time.




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06 Jul 2019 09:19:06
Let me be the 1st to say it: Lampard Out! Lol.

1.) 06 Jul 2019 11:14:58
I’m sure your joking MDW, but I’m also sure through the season there will be a few more echoing that sentiment.

Got my very green (not happy with the colour) season ticket delivered a few days ago and I can’t wait for the season to start.

We will the Premiership very easily.


2.) 06 Jul 2019 11:19:21
Hahahahahahahahaha. You are funny.

3.) 06 Jul 2019 11:36:25
obinna do you mean I’m funny or MDW?

If it’s me, I can assure you I am, as always, very positive and very, very “funny”.

4.) 06 Jul 2019 14:59:21
I was referring to MDW, sorry TomB for not stating the name of whom I was referring to. Besides TomB, you are our Captain America (the most positive Chelsea fan) .

5.) 06 Jul 2019 16:39:33
obinna, this is the time of the year to be positive!

6.) 06 Jul 2019 21:58:13
I am sooooo positive at the moment - I haven't been as excited pre-season for years - Gan Frankie's Fledglings.



12 May 2019 16:54:29
How bad were Willian and Pedro today! Willian looks like he has lost a yard of pace at least and Pedro should never ever be in the starting eleven. Regardless of whether or not we have a transfer ban, please please please can we move on from Willian and Pedro.

1.) 12 May 2019 17:03:45
It's just tired legs . We played compact and well.

Don't slate. 3rd place is good . Now we got to work on cutting down the difference between the top 2 teams and us.

2.) 12 May 2019 17:06:32
Today is not a day to dig players out.

I think most rational supporters would have taken a Champions League spot and two finals at the start of Sarri’s first season in charge.

I do have some concerns about next season but I will wait until this season ends and also see what sort of window we have but as I’ve said before, I do not expect many signings.

3.) 12 May 2019 17:07:14
Can't say that I agree that they were that bad. Also, Pedro has been quite decent for us this season and scored some important goals. I think he's a fine option to have!

4.) 12 May 2019 17:26:40
Let's just enjoy the summer knowing we finished 3rd and could yet win the Europa League.

However, like Tom I have concerns for next season. Big concerns. Hopefully Pulisic, Zouma, Batshuayi, Aina and James can br the new signings for next season.

5.) 12 May 2019 22:16:23
You are so say positive Darren!



10 May 2019 13:03:02
Eds, if we appeal but lose the appeal, can EUFA increase our ban?

{Ed002's Note - The appeal is not with UEFA.}

1.) 11 May 2019 16:21:45
Ok, can FIFA increase our ban?

{Ed002's Note - The appeal is not with FIFA.}



06 May 2019 20:31:41
I've seen 3 different articles today suggesting that we're thinking of replacing Sarri with Benitez. I never thought I'd be saying this but I wouldn't be against Benitez returning. Thoughts?

1.) 06 May 2019 23:24:35
Get a grip.

2.) 06 May 2019 21:08:32
Please NO.

Let’s just have a period of stability!



05 May 2019 18:28:53
It's a cliche but ain't football a funny game. Who, after that dreadful 1st half display, would have bet on us ending up in the Champions League by 6.30?!

Well done to the players and to Sarri who has been heavily criticised (not least by moi) .

Let's now win the Europa which will have the added benefit of denying the Arse a CL place.

1.) 06 May 2019 09:56:45
Completely agree with all your comments MDW. Many football cliches came to mind yesterday: funny game, small margins (esp. when watching AFC v Brighton to see whether AFC might falter so we could get top 4), game of two halfs etc.

Do hope we can win the Europa Cup now (and will be at the Bridge on Thursday to see if we can get to the final, though getting to Baku probably beyond me) not least for reason you mention!

Given degree of chaos last summer in transfer window that included late arrival of Sarri, we have had a better season than - at many times - I thought possible. We were in League Cup final of course and perhaps a bit unlucky not to get a win there. Now let's win on Thursday and in Baku! Oh, and hope that our transfer ban appeal upheld/ ban postponed at least.

2.) 06 May 2019 18:59:59
I would MDW but yes football is a funny and wonderful game.

Can I also say the support at the match was superb.




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30 Jun 2019 11:54:45
No, no, no - we must only have players who really want to play for Chelsea. Morata has made it very obvious that he doesn't want to be here.



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27 Jun 2019 16:14:57
A strange decision - I can only think that Chels are confident that Castillo will sign a new contract.



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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.



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09 May 2019 21:07:48
I expect Ola Aina to be in the squad next season. Aina is 22 and Reece James is only just turned 19. Also, Aina has been playing Left Back most of the season so can cover both full back positions.



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24 Mar 2019 08:07:32
I would accept not challenging for the top spots for a couple of seasons if we were to integrate our youngsters into the team.




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17 Jul 2019 18:23:29
West Ham to win the League! No way, TomB.



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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.



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15 Jul 2019 13:10:42
Exactly LB90 - if CHO doesn't want to play for Chelsea then sell him - bored of this crapola.



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12 Jul 2019 19:09:13
To be honest, I have had enough of this pantomime. If Hudson-O'doi doesn't want to be at Chelsea then sell him.



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12 Jul 2019 08:38:46
I would add Billy Gilmour to that list who really impressed me. Not sure about Drinkwater.