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16 Dec 2018 23:42:09
Ed001, are you aware about which players Chelsea are looking at as a replacement in case Hazard leaves?

Thanking you in advance.


{Ed001's Note - I'm not but I don't expect it to happen in January.}



12 Dec 2018 12:28:26
Ed001, Ed002, any substance in the Denis Suarez to Chelsea rumours?



{Ed001's Note - I am not sure mate. I can't remember whether it was him or not you are interested in. I thought it was Arthur you were looking at bit then this story has come out so not sure if I am misremembering and they have it right, or if they are guessing Denis Suarez just from knowing you are interested in a Barca player.}

1.) 12 Dec 2018 16:20:40
Hi Ed001; how about the the Cagliari midfielder called Niccolo Barella? Any truth to Chelsea being in negotiation for him?

{Ed001's Note - there has certainly been some interest but he is looking for first team football guaranteed.}

2.) 12 Dec 2018 16:34:49
Thankyou my man.

{Ed001's Note - welcome.}

3.) 13 Dec 2018 10:12:01
With all the talk of Fabregas leaving, someone should replace him I guess?



09 Dec 2018 15:48:10
So, from what I have read, and the information given by Ed001, and whatever little info given by Ed002 at times, this is probably how the squad will be built over the next two windows:

1) Cahill will most likely leave, will probably be replaced by Romagnoli/ Rugani/ Manolas

2) Zappacosta will likely leave, will hopefully be replaced by James/ Aina

3) Fabregas will likely leave, will be replaced by a new DLP

4) Drinkwater will most likely be sold.

5) Willian might be sold, will probably be replaced by Pulisic/ Suso/ Pepe

6) Morata will likely be sold, a new CF will probably be bought

7) The club will try to sign Kovacic permanently

8) Moses will most likely be sold, a cheap LW (Denis Suarez? ) might replace him

9) Hazard and Caballero's futures are uncertain. Replacements will be bought if they leave

10) Giroud might be let go. Tammy could replace him.


1.) 09 Dec 2018 16:28:01
1.) I think Zouma could do that job as good as any mentioned. Strong, fast, sure Sarri would get the best out of him.
2.) Aina should be given the chance.
3.) I think we could trust young Nathan, he has been awesome when required.
4.) May be best for all parties.
5.) I would much rather us go for Under, seems like the best option for a left footed winger (IMO) . Competing with Hazard, Pedro and CHO.
6.) Would love to see Icardi. Giroud as the alternative, gives us options upfront instead of two target men.
7.) Fingers crossed, think he is a talent albeit struggling to hit a barn door at the minute!
8.) Haven’t seen that much of him.
9.) Last couple of times I have seen him play Willy has impressed me. I think Bulka could be used as second choice.
10.) I rate Giroud as a hold up player. Maybe not good enough for first choice. Would like to see Tammy see out the season with Villa. If they go up then maybe even have 6 months in the prem with them to see if he’s up to it.

2.) 09 Dec 2018 18:17:01
Who’s young Nathan? Or you mean Ethan?

3.) 09 Dec 2018 21:31:57
Not sure where you have seen that Hazard news, last update was Real were looking elsewhere. He'll sign a new deal.

4.) 09 Dec 2018 22:38:26
That's why I said 'uncertain'.

5.) 09 Dec 2018 23:43:16
• Firstly I think Cahill, Drinkwater and Moses will leave in January as they don’t play they have big wages and are just blocking the youngsters path.

• I’d like to see James rotates with Azpi but I doubt it will happen. The Hysaj rumours won’t go away so I think he’ll replace Zappacosta.

6.) 10 Dec 2018 04:50:17
Three reasons why I remain skeptical of the Hysaj rumours:

1) He was close to signing a new contract. And then all the rumours started popping up with his agent giving multiple interviews. Could be to get him better wages from Napoli.

2) We just extended Azpi with reported wages of 150k/ week. Pretty sure he will stay first choice and spending 50m on Hysaj (who is above average at best) makes no sense.

3) Ed002 said Napoli are not interested in selling Hysaj.

7.) 11 Dec 2018 07:47:49
Personally am tired of the the hazard situation, he keeps mentioning his love for Madrid and how he would make a decision next summer. am not even worried about loosing him anymore because I believe we can replace him with two quality players (pulisic and under) and we would b fine. and I believe the Timo Werner lad can do a job as our striker;he’s fast (very), strong and a great scorer, and he won’t cost fortune.



09 Oct 2018 15:24:27
Have you heard about any interest in Christensen?

It's only been a few matches and he's already talking about his frustration at his lack of game-time.

Was Rugani being considered to supplement our CB options or was it to replace Christensen?


1.) 09 Oct 2018 16:48:28
Yea, its a good question cos I feel it's a bit early to be impatient, who knows what the oxygen is that's smoking the fire?

2.) 09 Oct 2018 17:45:02
Drives me nuts when players go away on international duty and start giving contentious interviews with their national media.

My guess is that some interviews are blown up out of all proportion through what is usually a slack news period but it’s just another reason for me to hate these international breaks.

In this particular case he seems to forget how his performance dropped towards the end of last season!

3.) 09 Oct 2018 21:05:30
Rugani won't be pursued any further I would imagine. His hardly kicked a ball this season so far, he should have pushed a move to us.

4.) 09 Oct 2018 22:40:38
Good luck to Rugani and Juventus.



25 Sep 2018 07:48:51
I was looking at a few players for next season who we can target as our starting CF:

1) Mauro Icardi
2) Rodrigo Moreno
3) Ciro Immobile
4) Nabil Fekir
5) Anthony Martial
6) Maximiliano Gomez
7) Krzysztof Piatek

Immobile seems highly unlikely though since I doubt he wants to leave Italy.


1.) 25 Sep 2018 08:50:24
My players for next season are as follows:-

1) Mason Mount.
2) Tammy Abraham
3) Reece-James
4) Hudson-Odoi
5) Ruben Loftus-Cheek
6) Ampadu
7) and the young keeper who’s name I’ve forgotten. ’

We all have different dreams!

2.) 25 Sep 2018 09:49:08
There are a ton of guys on WAGNH who share your dream.

Although, I must admit, I would be pretty happy with that list too apart from RLC and Tammy. (unless Tammy is the main backup)

Young keeper - Bulka? I think he needs to go on loan. He needs to play rather than sit on the bench.

3.) 25 Sep 2018 12:56:17
How could I forget his name!

I agree Roman he should have gone out on loan. He does look useful.

I also agree about RLC. The press and some fans see a player that I don’t but I think he has been played historically in the wrong position and in the current team it’s hard for me to see a position for him.

With Tammy I just live in hope but I do think he will have a good season at Villa.

4.) 25 Sep 2018 13:09:33
For me personally it would be Ampadu CHO bulka, then maybe Mitrovic as linked / immobile, fekir, Kingsley Coman, mixture of youth and proven talent, RLC and Abraham I don’t think are going to be good enough, Mount snd others need prem loan, or hope derby go up and stay a year with frank n Jody. N Reece James.

5.) 25 Sep 2018 19:49:47
Hi guys, I am sorry to say that I don't see a good near future at Chelsea for these these good young Chelsea players that you've mentioned above esp with Sarri on board.

{Ed002's Note - Best thing to do for your unfounded comments would be to start a hate campaign against Sarri to get him removed from the club. Daubing abuse on the stadium and foul abuse on Facebook are a good start to removing the evil mother who won't play schoolboys and players who are not good enough or ready in the first team. Get to the stadium and make it really clear what the fans really think of him - try tweeting threats against him and his family making sure he knows who you want to replace him. Who is it you want instead of him? Get the message out there. I know where he is living, maybe petrol bombing the house will get the failure who obviously knows nothing of the game moved on?}

6.) 25 Sep 2018 21:18:37
I don’t think Ed002 is a fan of your comment obinna!

7.) 25 Sep 2018 21:37:18
Schoolboys? It's football, it doesn't matter if you were born yesterday as long as you can play the game. I must confess that i wasn't a strong supporter of some of these young players but since I saw what they can do and the hunger in them, I am forced to change my stance. Besides if the coach doesn't try to incorporate them into the team, I wonder if he'll do it when the sanctions on number of loa.

{Ed002's Note - Clearly you don’t like Sarri - and it is clear from all of the other posts that none of the others are happy with him not playing the children in every game. You need to get this out there and make it clear to the club that the fans want Sarri gone and want someone in who will play the kids.}

8.) 25 Sep 2018 21:51:21
(cont'd) loaned out players is implemented by FIFA. I don't see anyway around it this season if we must advance, the schoolboys must play or the grandpas can as well be given extended (long term deals) . I can't tell if you mean well for the club if you support the continuous fielding of these grandpas.
Please I don't hate the coach, I just don't understand how Hudson Odoi isn't even making the bench?
My comments are truly unfounded, I am only speaking my thoughts.

9.) 25 Sep 2018 22:01:45
Ed002, before now I have prayed for a manager that plays his brand of football. I can bet you that Chelsea will be a better team this season and in the future if Sarri plays Hudson Odoi. I like the football that Sarri brings.

10.) 26 Sep 2018 08:12:47
Ed002 why are you so defensive over the board lol. You’re completely missing the point. We’re not asking the ‘schoolboys’ (which is completely irrelevant, if you’re good enough you’re old enough) to play every game, we want them playing if they’re good enough. Hudson-Odoi was one of our brightest players in preseason and he is yet to make the bench over Victor Moses who is simply not good enough.

Ampadu is also a welsh international and was quality in preseason. I do think it’s harder for him to get gametime due to the quality of purblind defenders, but they deserve as much of a chance as Moses, Morata and Willian.

No idea why you get your knickers in a knot anytime someone mentions they think youth should be playing more.

11.) 26 Sep 2018 14:02:44
ED002 Gold right there.

That's one for the Facebook fan page.

I think the point is. get off the hype train, give the season a chance to develop, give Sarri a chance.

For what it's worth, I think we'll see more youth under Sarri, but regardless he's doing a great job.

12.) 26 Sep 2018 15:48:42
We have played like 7 games this season, I’m sure they will get there chance.

13.) 26 Sep 2018 23:06:23
Good post Standard.
I’m sorry but if anyone thinks Fabregas right now is better than Ruben or Ampadu you’re on something. The bloke can’t even run, which is blatantly obvious in this physical league. Moses did ok tonight but CHO is easily good enough to be starting Europa League and League Cup games.
What shocked me is his lack of rotation against PAOK! If you’re good enough you’re old enough. Loftus-Cheek can get in the England squad and Barkley can’t, yet Barkley chosen over him constantly, not sure what Sarri is looking at as Barkley is garbage, gives the ball away constantly! I tell you something, if RLC comes up for sale it won’t be Palace buying him, it’ll be Liverpool and City, probably Man Utd too, showing how good he is!
I just feel like Sarri is picking on reputation rather than football ability.

{Ed002's Note - You can help force Sarri out with the others looking for a coup.}

14.) 27 Sep 2018 14:17:54
No one here is Sarri's employer and so no one here can sack him. If Sarri is carrying out his job duties as agreed between him and the club, I don't think he has anything to fear. Sarri is the boss and fans- can only watch, enjoy ourselves or get sad and talk. The talk is part of the game.

{Ed002's Note - You must be devastated Chelsea weren’t thrashed last night and the waster is still there.}

15.) 27 Sep 2018 20:53:45
i think we should play the under 12s on saturday
with lampard as manager and play a 6 1 1 1 1 formation behind closed doors and if we lose i would sack lampard, what would he know he was a crap player for the club anyway and bring in ferguson {darren} now he knows what he's doing free flowing defensive lumpball on a muddy pitch
6 wins out of seven 2 away from home against top six sides everyonea winner baby
and noone has been that bad really morata needs a confidence boost but onwards and upwards.

16.) 27 Sep 2018 21:48:29
I have read a lot of above, don’t understand the attack on obinna, like all comments on here we may not agree with everyone’s opinion, but funny enough we live in a democracy. It just seemed a little personal. Especially when Ed’s complain about abuse, and refuse to comment for periods of time. I didn’t read any abuse apart from the ed towards obinnas opinion. Somewhat over the top.
I personally think both Hudson-odoi and ampedu should be making squad, as I believe they are the future. As for RLC I have always said I wouldn’t play him, his work rate is poor and for a big guy his tackling is poor. For the record Sarri is doing great things. I understand when he says he wants to keep a regular team this early in the campaign and when we are settled then introduce other players. Hopefully those players will be Hudson-odour and ampedu.

17.) 27 Sep 2018 22:04:57
I love Sarri. Perfect replacement for Conte. Go and support the youth team if u want the kids to play. By the way, think Sarri, his coaches, Franco Zola ALL know much more then you or I do. and get to see them EVERY day training etc. Don't like it? Go and support someone else.

18.) 27 Sep 2018 22:05:03
I totally agree Andrew. I did post a very similar response to yours but I guess it slipped through the net.

19.) 27 Sep 2018 22:15:37
7052 Andrew I live in Yemen and it's hardly a democracy my friend the only pleasure I get in life is Chelsea from dodging terrorism.

20.) 27 Sep 2018 22:16:23
Ampudu is 17 - Hudson-O'doi is 17 - personally, I don't think RLC is good enough and should be sold - Bulka is 17.

Ed002 is right - they are schoolboys gaining good experience training with the 1st team squad.

21.) 28 Sep 2018 11:17:20
Loko, I understand a little what it is, living in those kind of places. The game and the club is like a complete refuge for you. It's all good man.

22.) 30 Sep 2018 07:57:56
Sarri is great 433 is great.

23.) 30 Sep 2018 08:40:24
I always thought Belotti would make sense for Chelsea to look at but, given he had a less than impressive season last year, he is perhaps down the pecking order in terms of transfer targets. Icardi would be an incredible signing and, as a Liverpool fan, would have me worried. He does come with a lot of baggage though so perhaps not quite the perfect fit.

24.) 30 Sep 2018 10:38:44
My preference would probably be Maximiliano Gomez.

25.) 30 Sep 2018 17:20:22
I like Simone polombi on loan at lecce. Only young but banging them in. Belotti doesn't score enough for me but either way we need a CF in jan.

26.) 30 Sep 2018 22:33:48
Belotti started well last season, only to go down with a bad knee injury at the beginning of the season.




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18 Dec 2018 19:14:48
Ed001, what do you think went wrong for Charly Musonda? Did you rate him like the rest of us when he was younger?


{Ed001's Note - I seem to remember him being a bit weak, but I could be getting him mixed up with someone else. I think he just was not able to get his head around what he needed to do. These youngsters are usually given very decent contracts and they lose their drive.}

1.) 18 Dec 2018 19:33:47
I genuinely hope the same doesn't happen with CHO and Mount.

2.) 19 Dec 2018 02:40:11
Think CHO will be a superstar to be honest. He seems mentally good enough. The first lot that came out weren’t mentally good enough I. e Boga, Solanke etc.



17 Dec 2018 07:20:10
Ed001, do you think Callum Hudson-Odoi's the real deal in the sense that he can start for Chelsea?

Also, which other players from our academy (Christensen, RLC, Tammy, Mount, Reece James, Tomori, Aina etc. ) do you think are good enough to play for us?


{Ed001's Note - the problem with all of those players is the same, it is lack of experience (I know they need to play to get experience!) and then showing the right attitude, desire and willingness to improve allied to putting in the effort, that they lack. All of them are actually good enough technique-wise. However it is the last little bits that go to make the difference between a player making it and not that they have to show. You only truly find out when adversity hits them. Do they work harder to get back in the team? Do they moan about how unlucky they are and turn to props such as alcohol to hide behind? Or do they just sulk? If they do the former, then they have every chance.}

1.) 17 Dec 2018 09:23:35
Ed, then what is the right way to keep the players?

Guys like CHO look at Jadon Sancho and are unwilling to sign new contracts and go on loan. Neither can they directly become a starter at a big club yet.

So, how do you make them get experience without losing them permanently?

{Ed001's Note - you have to give them more time on the pitch as subs and in an otherwise full strength team. Also run with a smaller squad and use them as the injury back ups, rather than having 3 players for every position. It is a risk, but it is either that or you have to buy ready-made players.}

2.) 17 Dec 2018 16:10:43
Thanks, Ed001. Logical points raised.

{Ed001's Note - thanks mate.}



13 Dec 2018 05:13:12
Ed001, if Chelsea were to buy Fekir, which position would suit him best?

LW, RW, ST or one of the midfield positions?


{Ed001's Note - at his best, from what I have seen, he plays off a striker. Looking at the way Chelsea play, possibly on the right cutting in on his left.}



05 Dec 2018 23:36:34
Ed001, what's up with Emerson? Does Sarri not rate him?
At this rate, too many of our players will leave for lack of gametime.


{Ed001's Note - it is the way he has always been, sticks with a pretty settled team as much as possible. Once he has decided who he thinks are best for a position, then he will go with them pretty much exclusively. From my knowledge of him, this season is the most he has rotated his squad. Whether or not it will be enough to keep fringe players happy or whether he will change it after a while in the Prem as he realises it is much more physical than he is used to, is something we will only learn over time. If he doesn't start rotating, I can't see too many fringe players hanging round.}

1.) 06 Dec 2018 04:56:53
Sarri should rotate more until he finds the right team of players cos this isn't looking like the right set of players. Chelsea isn't Napoli and Italy isn't England- both teams are and both countries' culture of football aren't the same- something must give way. For instance Guardiola's team at Barcelona is different in some ways from Guardiola's team at Bayern Munich and subsequently Guardiola's team at Mancity but one common thing is that he always played attacking football.

2.) 06 Dec 2018 05:15:14
Ed, what worries me more is that Alonso still has his place despite a poor run of form. I think that this sends a wrong message.

{Ed001's Note - I am of the same opinion, however Sarri often goes with the thinking that you stick with them and allow them to play their way back into form. It can work, as a player then feels they owe their manager for the support, but I do think it makes things a little too cosy and can have as much of the opposite effect.}



05 Dec 2018 05:38:14
Ed001, I have been reading your posts about the kind of strikers Sarri likes, and I have been thinking, "What about Tammy? "

Do you think he's good enough for us, Ed? If not, what are the areas in which he can improve?

I am really hoping that Tammy scores 30+ goals this season so that he atleast gets a look in.


{Ed001's Note - I do think he is good enough, what he needs is experience, but I just fear Sarri will not give him the chance to gain that experience in the Chelsea first team. Abraham is certainly too good for the Championship, so he should be good enough anyway.}

1.) 05 Dec 2018 06:24:27
Would it be fair to say that he's the 4th best English CF after Kane, Vardy and Wilson? And better than the likes of DCL, Jay Rodriguez, Gray, Austin, Ings, Gayle, Sturridge and Welbeck?

{Ed001's Note - not yet I wouldn't say that. Though it is worrying to look at that list as there is not exactly a lot of top quality strikers on it. You do seem to have forgotten Murray though!}

2.) 05 Dec 2018 06:28:36
Is Sarri not a manager for the younger players he does seem slightly reluctant using them which I get as he’s new to the club but long term will it be any different do you think?

{Ed001's Note - he never showed any signs of bringing through youth players at previous clubs, but that might have been because of a lack of quality in their youth set ups. This is the first time he has ever had access to a top class set up at youth level. We will only find out if he is willing to use them now to be honest.}

3.) 05 Dec 2018 06:55:21
I always seem to forget Murray for some reason. Can't believe he's still banging in goals at 35.

England's striker depth is actually quite poor. You have Carroll and Deeney as well, but they too are average at best.

4.) 05 Dec 2018 09:12:51
Ed001, I have also noticed that there are very few young, quality strikers these days. Harry Kane and Icardi might be the only ones with guys like Werner, Jovic, Mitrovic still having a lot to prove.

This is a far cry from a few years back when there were so many young world-class CFs like Aguero, Suarez, Benzema, Higuain, Cavani, Diego Costa, Lewandowski etc.

{Ed001's Note - very true there does seem a dip in quality. }

5.) 05 Dec 2018 09:24:58
Guys do not forget the top all time English scorer from Far Far Away Wayne Shrek.

6.) 05 Dec 2018 19:18:55
Thankyou for your reply Ed your input is always greatly appreciated.

{Ed001's Note - very welcome. It is an interesting time as we won't find out how good Sarri is until now. This is the first time he has truly had all the tools at his disposal to work how he wants to do.}

7.) 05 Dec 2018 20:14:52
Yeah it will be I hope the younger ones get given a shot as Sarri is one that likes saying he looks to improve his players and with the right nurturing we could have a few gems
Thanks so much again Ed for the in-depth responses.




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11 Dec 2018 07:35:18
Tammy instead of Callum.




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10 Dec 2018 04:50:17
Three reasons why I remain skeptical of the Hysaj rumours:

1) He was close to signing a new contract. And then all the rumours started popping up with his agent giving multiple interviews. Could be to get him better wages from Napoli.

2) We just extended Azpi with reported wages of 150k/ week. Pretty sure he will stay first choice and spending 50m on Hysaj (who is above average at best) makes no sense.

3) Ed002 said Napoli are not interested in selling Hysaj.




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09 Dec 2018 22:38:26
That's why I said 'uncertain'.




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03 Dec 2018 18:57:05
By Lazio, you mean Immobile, Ed?


{Ed001's Note - yes mate, sorry, I should have made that clearer.}



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03 Dec 2018 04:04:46
Not even Tammy?
I somehow think that Tammy is our best striker.
And this is coming from someone who is not even as pro-youth as most other Chelsea fans.


{Ed001's Note - he is out on loan and Sarri is not happy with either Giroud or Morata as options, so needs to bring in replacements for them. Abraham's best hope is as the 3rd choice for next season.}




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18 Dec 2018 19:33:47
I genuinely hope the same doesn't happen with CHO and Mount.




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17 Dec 2018 16:10:43
Thanks, Ed001. Logical points raised.


{Ed001's Note - thanks mate.}



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17 Dec 2018 09:23:35
Ed, then what is the right way to keep the players?

Guys like CHO look at Jadon Sancho and are unwilling to sign new contracts and go on loan. Neither can they directly become a starter at a big club yet.

So, how do you make them get experience without losing them permanently?


{Ed001's Note - you have to give them more time on the pitch as subs and in an otherwise full strength team. Also run with a smaller squad and use them as the injury back ups, rather than having 3 players for every position. It is a risk, but it is either that or you have to buy ready-made players.}



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15 Dec 2018 13:37:14
* what he did at Napoli.




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15 Dec 2018 13:34:04
G8, it's not that difficult.

RLC, AC, Tammy, Barkley, Rob Green, a new backup GK (Marcus Bettinneli? ), and two youngsters (McEachran, Charlie Brown, Anjorin) should do it.

If we need 12 HG players, then put Reece James/ Aina, CHO, Tomori and buy back Nathan Ake.