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27 Jan 2019 19:59:59
Judging by his interview just then on BBC it looks like CHO is leaving. He couldn’t help but smile when asked about whether he’d spoken with Bayern and didn’t want to say anything about his future. Real shame as he played well today.


1.) 27 Jan 2019 20:07:41
why did chelsea allow him to do interview?

2.) 27 Jan 2019 20:11:29
Agreed RVD. Such a shame as well because I do think he'd make it at Chelsea if he stayed. But as you say he smiled as soon as bayern were mentioned.
I was surprised to see him play though if it is true about him putting a transfer request in.
If we refuse to sell him, hopefully he'll be given more starts in the 2nd half of season and change his mind about signing a new contract. That's my having wishful thinking anyway.

3.) 27 Jan 2019 20:34:20
Don’t think it was a case of him being allowed to do one or not. BBC cornered him and Willian as goalscorers on the pitch to talk about the game and then they asked him about his future.
I’d like to see that happen too King Drogba, I think he’s young and probably naive enough to change his mind constantly.

4.) 27 Jan 2019 20:43:51
he was already smiling from the little joke with Willian.

5.) 27 Jan 2019 20:45:51
he also said:  "I'll keep working hard and you never know what will happen. "

6.) 27 Jan 2019 23:55:50
He already knew he was going to be asked about Bayern and he did well with his response.

7.) 28 Jan 2019 17:06:47
willian said his opinion he needs to stay he can't leave he knows the club he knows hel get time. interesting.

8.) 28 Jan 2019 21:36:35
According to the BBC website, CHO has been told he will not be sold.

Hopefully, Sarri will give him a lot more starts, especially in the premiership, nd that will persuade him to sign a new contract.

{Ed002's Note - Would you be happy to play him and end up 5th and not fourth?}

9.) 28 Jan 2019 23:54:18
I don’t think anyone would Ed but I don’t think it’s as cut and dry as that. Willian and Pedro have both been poor this season by and large and yet we’re 4th by 3 points.

10.) 29 Jan 2019 00:45:11
No I wouldn’t Ed002 but do you not think we could have given CHO more oppurtunities? There’s been plenty of times where Willian/ Pedro have been poor and we needed spark yet a midfielder came on. He’s a good option and we haven’t been able to see if he’s really good enough yet. Sterling at Liverpool got his chance and look what he did with it. Give CHO half a season with more game time (not outright starter) and we’ll reap the rewards I’m sure of it.

{Ed002's Note - No, he is still learning.}

11.) 29 Jan 2019 07:42:40
You are very correct Ed002, he's still learning, all I am saying is that we just have to keep him the boy is a very good footballer.

{Ed002's Note - But what you don’t do is kowtow to a child.}

12.) 29 Jan 2019 10:51:46
Maybe there's something you know that I don't know that you aren't telling cos you always know something that we don't know. I agree with you- no kowtowing to a child but Chelsea is a service oriented profit-making organization, so the (service- which is football; and money) that Hudson Odoi can bring in should be topmost in our minds.
Truly no kowtowing to anybody but talking and negotiating is very much allowed- for me.

{Ed002's Note - Yes, it is clear that you have little grasp of the situation or how the club works. Chelsea will not be held to ransom by any players - if a player is unhappy and a suitable offer made they will leave.}

13.) 29 Jan 2019 15:35:23
Disagree ed but fair enough.

14.) 29 Jan 2019 11:34:19
Judging from all you have said Ed002, why haven't the Chelsea sold him way before if clearly someone feels that he is or could be holding the club to ransome? Why didn't the club sell him in the summer or in this winter transfer window- what's causing the delay?

{Ed002's Note - Christ you don't seem to get it - he was 17 until sometime in November and still goes to school.}

15.) 29 Jan 2019 14:57:57
Highly disagree with you ed002 but fair enough mate.

16.) 29 Jan 2019 17:25:35
Thought my first post didn’t go through. Cheers.



27 Jan 2019 00:25:31
Ageing and declining Willian and Pedro, no guarantees Hazard is staying past summer. Despite the arrival of Pulisic has there ever been a better chance for an 18 year old winger to make it in the Chelsea first team? As much as I understand his frustration, I can’t help but feel a bit of patience would serve him best in this situation. The contract offer is absurd money and he could grow to be a real fan favourite. For every move abroad that works out there’s 10 that don’t. Biased as a Chelsea fan maybe but I really feel he’s best placed here.


1.) 27 Jan 2019 01:52:08
Willian and Pedro will likely be here next year, Pulisic is in and we will replace hazard with big money. He’s again 4th choice. I understand him.

2.) 27 Jan 2019 01:56:50
Let Hazard go, doesn't want to be here. Buy someone better, he will be gone shortly. We shouldn't give promises to unproven players whether it’s our fault or not, but we won’t be held to ransom - get rid.

3.) 27 Jan 2019 14:20:33
Again Sarri caused this mess. The same thing might happen with Emerson and Christensen if the club doesn't do something. I don't know what is with Italian coaches and older players.
CHO did quite enough during the preseason to force Sarri's hand to play him but the man just wants to stick with the elders (Willian and Pedro) . Sarri even picked RLC ahead of CHO for wing role this season when CHO is clearly better; perhaps these things also made him consider his future. The funny thing is that if Willian and Pedro are this bad this season, how good so you think that they will be next season?

In some ways I don't blame Hudson Odoi, let this serve as a lesson to Chelsea.

4.) 27 Jan 2019 17:05:07
I respect your opinions usually obinna. But on this occasion my views differ slightly. But i do agree with some points.

Yes i agree CHO maybe should have got more starts but only recently. But put yourself in Sarri's poistion for a moment, do you see for yourself whether willian and Pedro are capable or do you base your opinion on their performances under Conte? Sarri plays with more possession and may have felt he could raise their levels massively like he did with many players at Napoli. Obviously we were plain sailing until November so there was no need to take risks. Pedro has been good, his been unlucky with injuries but he seems prone to minor injuries. Obviously Willian not so good so that's why CHO should hsve featured more recently. However i do think CHO has got himself very close to selection now with Sarri but he seems to be wanting to take a different route now. I won't blame sarri for this. il respect CHO for what he wants to pursue.

Yes Emerson should play now, i don't agree with Alonso's selection just because he offers height. Alonso has been tailing for the last 2 months and should have been dropped. But hopefully Sarri will play Emerson nore now.

Unfortunately Christensen isn't good enough to replace Luiz or rudiger and is rightfully playing cup games. Luiz is having a cracking season, he always has to prove himself to the pundits. His accolades in football are not enough for them which is unfair. Everytime he wins a trophy he plays a massive part but its all forgotten when he makes a mistakes. Stones has made a lot more but he seems to untouchable to them. We need another defender or give Zouma a go. Zouma is quality.

5.) 27 Jan 2019 19:05:01
Hudson Odoi's talent and ability is too good to go unnoticed (for a top manager like Sarri) . He started showing these signs and abilities from preseason; what happened from that time till recently is the question we should be asking.
I blame Sarri cos of this character of completely forgetting the backups when some of them are clearly more productive than the perpetual starters.

Another area that scared me was the fact that Sarri is putting all confidence on Pedro and Willian- which makes me think- how will the future be if they are playing like this season (considering that the EPL which is a fast league and their ages will increase next season which means reduced productivity) . Considering how good our oppositions are.

6.) 27 Jan 2019 21:13:42
Fair points obinna. I get what your saying. Sarri obviously is a little stubborn and rotation is known to be his weakness. definitely should have been given a chance.

7.) 27 Jan 2019 21:55:22
All you have said is true CFCShak and you are always spot on; make no mistake, I respect Sarri a lot as a manager and I really like his football (the change is evidently massive in the way we play within a small space of time, so I like him and give him credit for that), I just feel he decided on the players that he wanted too quickly- early before he set feet on Chelsea ground- which I think isn't completely right cos some players that he's putting aside are the ones that's doing a lot better (football talks on the pitch - no where else) .

I want us to be like Mancity in the way they have a young team (or is working towards reducing the average age of their team) ; but I feel Sarri (being a typical Italian) likes older players a lot; our future is very important. I dream of the day that we have a team whose average age is 23-25 years that plays Sarri ball.

8.) 28 Jan 2019 21:00:47
Zouma will never be Chelsea quality as much as I like him but I don’t rate Christensen either. It’d be nice to get Romagnoli in as LCB give us some balance he’s a leader also what we need.



13 Jan 2017 16:54:50
Payet rumours gathering pace, apparently between us and Marsellie now. Personally, I don't think he's what we need, so I hope these rumours aren't true. Any further updates eds?


{Ed002's Note - No.}

1.) 13 Jan 2017 17:22:42
I hope upon hope we never sign the likes of Payet. Not because of his ability, but any player refusing to play for there club should slung into the stand and fined his wages each week, so he would be sitting there for nothing. Certainly let him rot till the summer if not beyond. It may sound extreme but loyalty to your supporters if not your employer is important.
So no thank you

2.) 13 Jan 2017 19:31:18
So what's your opinion on Costa Andrew?

3.) 13 Jan 2017 19:42:53
Makelele supposedly did similar at Real Madrid prior to joining Chelsea.

4.) 13 Jan 2017 22:01:38
To be honest 11skelljcfc I didn't see the Costa story until about an hour ago. I have given my opinion on Costa above, and to be honest it is much the same. No player is bigger than the club.

5.) 13 Jan 2017 22:54:00
Fair enough.



22 Jun 2016 22:50:42
Guillem Balague seems to think we're willing to sell azpilicueta for around £14m, I don't know a great deal about how prices are determined but that seems incredibly low. He's invaluable to this team and shouldn't really be for sale at any price. I hope he's talking a load of rubbish, wouldn't be the first time.


1.) 23 Jun 2016 00:14:33
Considering how much Luke shaw was worth and Danilo when he moved to real (both fullbacks over 30m) selling azpilicuelta for less than 25m or at all is criminal.

2.) 23 Jun 2016 00:14:39
It's madness. How can youngsters who have never played for a first team be worth more the Dave.
He has been solid for outstanding for us since he has joined and to the think that he could be sold for 14mill.

3.) 23 Jun 2016 01:07:17
Plus he's brilliant at both sides, surely there's no way Chelsea would sell for that little? Plus he's still a good age.

4.) 23 Jun 2016 01:13:45
Rumour is Conte is looking at playing three at the back and doesn't see Dave as a proper wing back because too be honest although great defensively he's not fantastic going forward is he? I'd still like to see him on the right no matter what formation but we have to trust the manager.

5.) 23 Jun 2016 07:41:24
I wouldn't believe him, he said Ronaldo was going back to Utd last year.

6.) 23 Jun 2016 11:23:16
Off course we are not going sell any player to Man. Utd.

7.) 23 Jun 2016 12:16:52
It would be absoloutely criminal to sell azpilicueta to anyone never mind mourinhos United we would really show a lack of power allowing him to join United or any rival.

8.) 23 Jun 2016 17:10:43
I don't know what makes you think that we won't sell to Man Utd?

Juan Mata?

9.) 23 Jun 2016 18:13:35
We've sold too many good players in last few years, Mourinho didn't care about Mata and they've offered much more than any other club.
And they won't even try to sign any of our players.
There are only 2 important Chelsea players who might want to leave Costa and Willian. Reasons Madrid and money. Pedro might be pushed out by the time.

10.) 23 Jun 2016 19:22:04
I've lost count of how many times Ed002 has said if a player wants to leave and another club makes an acceptable offer Chelsea would sell.

11.) 24 Jun 2016 03:15:22
Yes we all no that redrosie were just sharing our views on the situation selling azpilicueta would be madness in my opinion. Antibot don't forget about courtois wither remember balague reported a while back if Madrid don't get de gea then courtois is der back up or no 2 plan I think he would leave personally if Madrid put in an offer and Chelsea accepted . I'd be quiet confident aswell that Costa will be back at athletico next season don't think he wants to stay that's the impression u get time will tell.

12.) 24 Jun 2016 08:35:04
I still think Dave is our next captain in waiting and will not be sold. His value to our club is"in my opnion" immeasurable. He is to Chelsea what Lham is to BM, and players of this ilk should be just as highly valued as the so called "superstars" as they perform at their very best, every time, in any position. He can't do what a Hazard does but at a level only slightly below, he does what he does week in, week out.

13.) 26 Jun 2016 02:35:35
Why do you all keep saying we won't sell a player to Man Utd? Don't you remember a certain ex Chelsea player of the year called a Juan Mata?



04 Sep 2015 08:50:52

Will John stones remain a Chelsea target despite Everton telling us that he isn't for sale? Do you think we will bid for him in either January or next summer? I like him as a player and would love him as a long term partner with zouma. Everton seemed pretty sure in the fact he isn't for sale but his transfer request surely suggests that long term he would rather join a bigger club.



{Ed002's Note - Chelsea will not overpay for him. Right now the club has moved on. If he were to be available at a reasonable price in the future, possibly.}

1.) 04 Sep 2015 13:22:36
Everton need a rain check if they think John Stones is going to retire their.
Stones will move on eventually and I reckon it will be next summer, its the question what club are going to pay a silly price for him.
Stones will want a move to a club that plays champions league football, it's very footballers dream.

2.) 04 Sep 2015 15:28:34
Cheers for the reply ed.

3.) 04 Sep 2015 20:25:44
Ay wheely, a rain check?? That saying has absolutely nothing to do with what u r saying, I think u mean a reality check, yano like Chelsea got when they thought they could buy stones even though he wasn't for sale haha?

4.) 05 Sep 2015 11:01:54
Yeah that's the one mate haha




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17 Mar 2019 18:04:23
I’ve never known a team have so much of the ball and create so few clear chances and score so few goals. So frustrating and it’s win the Europa league or it’s another really poor season.


1.) 17 Mar 2019 18:28:02
Once again we hit the post at the beginning of the match. It's the easiest thing in the world to say afterwards, but surely our luck must turn at some point.

2.) 17 Mar 2019 18:29:41
I have . in about 20 other Chelsea games this season!

3.) 17 Mar 2019 18:37:53
RVD, we did create so many clear chances we just, for some reason, take them.

4.) 17 Mar 2019 18:40:28
We had an electric start, you’d be forgiven for thinking we’d won the game 4-0 based on that but we soon faded. Time and time again this season it’s been the same old story, Sarri is sticking with his system whether we like it or not so I hope for his and our sake we can find a way to make it work but it’s March and if anything we’ve gone backwards.

5.) 17 Mar 2019 21:00:48
Yes, almost certainly a question of needing to win the Europa Cup to make top four, and fact that we were playing in that competition in Kiev on Thursday night probably contributed to us tiring in second half. We still have away games in league v Liverpool and United so fifth or sixth place probable (though - cliche alert - it's never over 'til it's over! ) .

6.) 18 Mar 2019 08:04:56
I disagree with us creating many clear chances. Higuain had a shot from close blocked, hazard had one blocked onto the post and another blocked from the edge of the box. I don’t recall a killer pass or cross creating a clear opportunity for a chance against the keeper that was missed.



27 Feb 2019 23:38:14
Thought we played very well overall today, looked solid at the back and a bit more dangerous going forward. Caballero did well and I’d happily see him have a run of games now especially as it seems the Kepa debacle was a case of him refusing to come off rather than a misunderstanding over him being injured.




25 Feb 2019 12:29:43
Was at the game yesterday and I think the whole atmosphere around the club was the best it’s been for a while. The crowd were in good voice, easily outsung the city fans and we were actually getting behind the team. That performance was just what we needed despite the result and everyone seemed in pretty good spirits at full time. Hopefully this result means the team now push on and we can push for 4th and go all out to win the Europa.


1.) 25 Feb 2019 13:22:11
Absolutely spot on RVD. Onwards and upwards. Come on our MIGHTY BLUES.

2.) 25 Feb 2019 14:48:14
Sarri was very proactive bringing on CHO and RLC. Very positive result IMO, I think our performance (regardless of the Kepa situation) was brilliant. Going 120 minutes with one of the best squads in the world should say something about our quality.

Turning point of our season? I really hope so.



22 Feb 2019 11:01:09
Hi Ed’s, does the transfer ban mean we can’t sign Higuaín for next season or would we still be able to because the option to buy was agreed before the ban? Cheers.


{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what you are talking about, sorry.}

1.) 22 Feb 2019 11:21:09
If the ban is in place by the time the transfer window opens you will be unable to register players therefore higuain would go back to Juve and Kovacic to Real. More likely is that your appeal will knock the start date back at least giving you time to get some business done.



08 Feb 2019 13:40:17
Anyone seen our Instagram post with the player behind a curtain that is definitely hazard? Seems to imply he’s signed a new deal or something but could be reading too much into it.


1.) 08 Feb 2019 15:12:10
I think it was just about him visiting a school and he was hidden behind the curtains.

2.) 08 Feb 2019 16:54:04
Ah yeah mate just seen the following post and looks like you’re right. Chelsea social media is messing people around a bit recently, that and then they’ve also started posting rumours about players we’re linked with. Bit weird really.




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20 Mar 2019 23:10:24
Thanks again for your continued replies ed, really excited by the possible prospect of Reece James getting some game time.


{Ed002's Note - He would be cover - to replace Zappacosta.)



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12 Mar 2019 15:24:04
Does it even matter who we’re looking at as a replacement given we can’t sign anyone till summer 2020 at this rate? The biggest signing we could make this season would be keeping hold of him but that’s only going to be remotely possible if we secure champions league football.




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06 Feb 2019 15:41:06
Hazard says he’s made a decision but is it his to make? He’s not going to come cheap so the ball is in Real Madrid’s court, not his. We’ve known all along if they made an offer he’d want to go so this is meaningless to me unless his decision is he wants to commit his future to us.




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31 Jan 2019 18:58:07
Certainly would be less money, don’t blame him for wanting to see out his contract here. Still club captain and the way it stands it’s anyones guess what players are going to still be here after summer.




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31 Jan 2019 18:32:06
Doesn’t want to rehouse himself and his family for what will probably be less money and limited game time.





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18 Mar 2019 08:04:56
I disagree with us creating many clear chances. Higuain had a shot from close blocked, hazard had one blocked onto the post and another blocked from the edge of the box. I don’t recall a killer pass or cross creating a clear opportunity for a chance against the keeper that was missed.




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17 Mar 2019 18:40:28
We had an electric start, you’d be forgiven for thinking we’d won the game 4-0 based on that but we soon faded. Time and time again this season it’s been the same old story, Sarri is sticking with his system whether we like it or not so I hope for his and our sake we can find a way to make it work but it’s March and if anything we’ve gone backwards.




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13 Mar 2019 20:54:04
As ed said, basically any player that isn’t already a chelsea player won’t be joining. Pulisic technically is a chelsea player so he will but any options to buy etc will still count as new players.




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28 Feb 2019 15:20:26
I think seeing the flag would’ve put hazard off too, I don’t quite remember but he definitely didn’t run through and finish the chance, he just stopped.




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27 Feb 2019 23:36:13
Jorginho did well in the cup final but I thought he was our worst player today. He still looks sloppy to me but he has shown he could well push on and do well for us in the future.