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09 Apr 2019 15:16:41
Ed002, are Chelsea interested in Hakim Ziyech of Ajax?


{Ed002's Note - As a Pulisic replacement do you mean? No.}

1.) 09 Apr 2019 18:59:14
I don't know to play what role, just read it in some paper named Sport (German) .



20 Mar 2019 21:34:04
Ed002, were Chelsea looking to sign a right-back in the summer before the transfer ban?


{Ed002's Note - No, not since Florenzi. The plan was to replace Zappacosta with Ola Aina but I expect both to leave, so Reece James may provide cover.}

1.) 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.)

2.) 21 Mar 2019 05:08:07
So, going by what Ed002 and the media have said, I think we were/ are looking to sign 1 CF, 1 winger to replace Hazard, 2 midfielders and 1 CB.

Ed002, amongst our older players (Higuain, Giroud, Willian, Pedro, Luiz, Cahill, Caballero, Green), do you think any of them are going to be receiving contract extensions?

{Ed002's Note - Higuain is on a loan and it depends on other matters; There is interest in Giroud and he may well opt to leave; Caballero and Green will be offered new contracts; Willian and Luiz will stay; Cahill will leave and Pedro is expected to leave.}

3.) 21 Mar 2019 09:30:22
Well hopefully he could force his way in. I love him to bits but Dave has definitely had his worst season with us this year to my mind.

4.) 21 Mar 2019 09:46:56
Thanks a ton, Ed002.

It feels truly great to have you back!
Have a great day ahead!

5.) 21 Mar 2019 10:22:28
Ahh it’s so refreshing to have Ed002 back. Some great info there are. Thanks.

6.) 21 Mar 2019 12:09:17
Thanks a lot dor info ed, what about odoi? If he doesn't sign contract in the summer, will chelsea look to sell or keep him and try to convince him again in january?

Also what is his issue for not signing?

{Ed002's Note - His issue is he wants to be a first pick for every game whereas he is just a child and is still learning the game. If he keeps whining like a little bitch and refuses to sign a contract Chelsea will sell him, but they would rather not.}

7.) 21 Mar 2019 13:15:16
Surprised to see Pedro likely to leave and Willian likely to stay. Honestly think that the way Pedro's been playing compared to Willian the last three seasons would suggest that Pedro is the better option. At least that's my opinion. It's got to be recognised however, that so many managers seem to rate Willian very highly!

Sorry if you'd consider this an unrelated question, but if Hazard were to leave, would that change the fact that Pedro is considered likely to leave? :)

{Ed002's Note - I cannot comment on your view but Hazard leaving has no impact on Pedro staying or going. The club has a replacement and that is where they are.}

8.) 21 Mar 2019 15:14:57
Thanks Ed002; your info does make a lot of sense although, I am guessing that your info could change if eventually the club gets the permission to register new players in the summer?

{Ed002's Note - This is based on the assumption the summer will be as normal.}

9.) 21 Mar 2019 21:27:54
Thumbs up Ed.

10.) 22 Mar 2019 00:19:30
Keen for Hudson-Odoi to prove you wrong Ed002 mate. Hudson-Odoi is a quality player and although he shouldn’t strt every game that isn’t what he’s looking for. If he continues getting the game time he’s been getting recently he’ll stay. He just doesn’t want to be shelved for more experienced players who can do nothing for two months yet still get picked.

He’s a quality player ed.

{Ed002's Note - You have no idea what I think of him.}

11.) 22 Mar 2019 06:48:30
Of course I don’t. I was referring to our previous comments on Him being a child and not ready. I hope he proves you wrong in that regard.

What is your opinion on him?

{Ed002's Note - He is a child and has school exams to do. He is learning the game which sadly none of you can see. Hopefully he will be sold and you can all get your wish for someone else to come in.}

12.) 22 Mar 2019 09:44:48
Callum Hudson-Odoi will tonight become one of the youngest England players ever. He has taken some part in 19 first team competitive matches this season. He was only 18 in November, 4 months ago. He will start a lot more games next season. He is still only 'potential' (Walcott played for England at 17 and everyone was raving about him being the next superstar! ) . Whoever is advising him needs a kick upside their head.

13.) 22 Mar 2019 11:07:40
Like I said ed I think you misunderstand us regarding Hudson-Odoi.

{Ed002's Note - No I don't.}

14.) 22 Mar 2019 11:21:01
Hey Ed, the player to replace Pedro you mentioned is that Pulisic?

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}

15.) 22 Mar 2019 11:53:04
Hll I thought Pulisic was a replacement for Willian. Didn't expect Pedro to leave this summer to be honest.

Can't wait for Pulisic though! Seems like a guy with a great attitude.

16.) 22 Mar 2019 15:06:01
If Hudson Odoi signs a new deal ( guessing- with some level of guarantee), I see no reason why Chelsea will want to sell him; I don't think any wise club would want to sell a player with immense potential at that age (esp when he's already beginning to live up to expectation) . Besides there are not many young players (at his age) that's better than him out there. If he gets the game time that some of his mates out there gets, I think he could be one of the best. For instance, Sancho isn't miles ahead of him.
Let's pray Hudson continues learning 'and playing' and sign an extension cos I don't want him to go.

17.) 22 Mar 2019 13:15:42
I'm guessing that if Hazard stays, Willian might go (if a good offer comes in) . Although, I have to confess Ed002, I wouldn't be surprised if I learnt that you actively work at Chelsea football club (cos your responses are so much like you've really got something vested at the club or you are actively part of the club) . Please, I mean no offence.

{Ed002's Note - I don’t work for the club but their intention is to keep Willian and it is unrelated to Hazard.}

18.) 22 Mar 2019 13:27:46
Excellent, thanks Ed!

If Hazard does leave would the club look to sign a replacement player in the same position? Or would they they look to Willian, Pulisic and Hudson-Odoi?

{Ed002's Note - The club would like to use Hudson-Odoi but with a bit of luck he will be sold to shut everyone up here.}

19.) 22 Mar 2019 18:10:50
Thankyou Ed; a lot is clearer now. Please we want Hudson Odoi to stay.

20.) 22 Mar 2019 18:26:07
Ed002; my emphasis is on your phrase- 'with a bit of luck'. What would that mean? Could it mean that Chelsea is looking to sell Hudson Odoi to a club that isn't Bayern Munich (with a buyback clause)? I am just trying to analyse your statement.

{Ed002's Note - You need to get rid of these odd diorama running around in your head.}

21.) 22 Mar 2019 18:44:27

22.) 22 Mar 2019 18:44:41
Good night.

23.) 22 Mar 2019 19:34:16
Would the club look to invest the Hazard money in a player in a different position (not asking for names or even position)? I feel like in most of our advertisements he is one of the main players involved in that. Is marketability something the club consider? Sorry if this is not something you want to answer, just curious what sort of thought go into signings. For instance, would the club look to replace Hazard’s marketability (If that’s the right term), if he were to leave with a similar profile player?

Apologies for the boring questions!



26 Feb 2019 06:25:35
Ed001, Ed002, are we looking to sign a CB in the summer?
Thanks for your help.


{Ed002's Note - Yes.}

1.) 26 Feb 2019 10:13:02
Do you know what the plan seems to be with our current CBs? I'm guessing Luiz, Cahill, and Zouma will all leave?

2.) 26 Feb 2019 13:13:04
Ed002, will it be someone to replace Luiz as a starter or will it be someone as a bench option?

{Ed002's Note - I am not really with you. Chelsea have a couple of young CBS they are looking at. The player would be for the first team squad.}

3.) 26 Feb 2019 14:51:30
Thanks Ed.

4.) 26 Feb 2019 18:37:49
Well done to Chelsea for wanting to sign a centre back in the summer. Absolutely the right thing to do.

5.) 26 Feb 2019 23:12:22
ed is it possible to get some names? appreciate it guessing romagnol and Konate are some of them, any others?

{Ed002's Note - Not worth the grief Dazza. If that is your real name.}

6.) 26 Feb 2019 23:22:53
thats a shame ed that you can't get info because idiotic few rtrolls. that's what they call me 😉.

7.) 27 Feb 2019 08:21:09
I'd be hoping Tah, Upamecano and Lucas Hernandez are among them. Or ideally Skriniar. If we're nog going to use Zouma, we better buy the cream of the crop.

8.) 27 Feb 2019 23:33:24
Skriniar, Romagnoli or Koulibaly next to Christensen would be 👌🏻.

9.) 28 Feb 2019 09:48:51
I am surprised we are looking to sign a centre back.

Put aside Cahill leaving and any potential Luiz contract issues. We have players within our squad and maybe on loan who IMO are good enough.

10.) 28 Feb 2019 13:06:29
Give us a full list of your players you want in and out for next season TomB.

11.) 28 Feb 2019 13:32:16
No specific players. I think Reece James will be in for Zappa next season. I would like another box to box midfielder and I guess with the potential sale of Hazard, Willian and Pedro not getting younger another winger to compliment Odoi and Pusilic.
It will be interesting to see if the club think Abraham’s is good enough and will we keep Giroud and Higuain given there potential contracts run adjacent with our transfer ban.
Overall I don’t think we will sign more than three or four players and that will disappoint some fans.
I do think we will cut down on our loan army with a lot finally being sold.

12.) 28 Feb 2019 13:40:57
My outs would be Zappa. Cahill (legend) Drinkwater and Giroud. Lots of loan players, like Aina, Musonda, Kennedy, Moses and plenty more! Just can’t see the value but I guess the club has its reasons.

13.) 28 Feb 2019 18:30:08
It makes sense. Chelsea loves success and so does the fans. Think we will go big on a player or two. Agree with some of the names you mentioned. Do you think Bats will stick around and be upfront . maybe with Abrahams?

14.) 28 Feb 2019 19:04:35
I think the players we sign will be viewed as top class and therefore expensive. Selling some loan players will IMO go a long way to paying for the investment.

15.) 28 Feb 2019 23:15:49
Would love to see Zouma, James, and Tammy in our squad next season.

16.) 01 Mar 2019 07:18:18
Toplap agree on tammy and James im just not convinced aboit Zouma. I really really loved him before the injury but since then im not so sure Maybe if his in our squad and a Chelsea shirt he would be a bit better. Maybe im wrong.

17.) 01 Mar 2019 19:57:56
Aina has been getting some really good reviews in Italy Tom would he not be better suited for a chance with the first team more so than James?
Add hector miazga kalas Omeruo to the list if we get rid of a lb I’d like to see da Silva called into the squad.

18.) 01 Mar 2019 20:44:12
Not for me Danny. As fans we all have a tendency to get carried away with our talented youngsters but I do believe we have a future star in Reece James. Anyway, I think we will be selling Aina in the next window.



22 Feb 2019 15:44:52
Ed001, now that the transfer ban is confirmed, any clue on which of our loanees the club is planning to give chances to in the summer?


{Ed001's Note - there is still months to appeal yet mate.}

1.) 22 Feb 2019 17:28:48
Ed, Barcelona managed to delay their ban for a year, do you think Chelsea will go down the same route to allow them the summer window?

{Ed001's Note - I am sure they will do something yes.}

2.) 22 Feb 2019 17:53:50
Thanks for the reply Ed. At least it will give you guys a years break from Chelsea silly season, once it's finalised!

3.) 23 Feb 2019 06:41:19
Hopefully we'll use certain loan players as backup instead of going out and buying our own like we have done for the past couple of seasons. At least then we could spend more money and time on proven quality. Only Loan players out there that should have a real shout at starting are Reece James, Aina and Jay Dasilva imo. Wouldn't mind using players like Mount, Batshuayi, Zouma and Pasalic as Rotational players if it meant a higher chance of getting 3 or 4 top tier players like Pepe, Fekir, Jovic and Mendy.

4.) 24 Feb 2019 07:52:16
Tammy? Tomori?



29 Jan 2019 12:14:18
Ed001, three days left in the transfer window.
Any updates (Semenyo, midfielder etc. )?


{Ed001's Note - as far as I can find out, Brizzle do not want to sell Semenyo, and will only sell if he puts in a transfer request. Though they will no doubt also sell if Chelsea pay enough, I doubt it will happen.

I still wouldn't rule out Barella as Sarri really likes him.}

1.) 29 Jan 2019 13:02:31
Ed, isn't his contract running out in the summer though? Won't it be better to cash in?

Also, you talked about a potential move for Brozovic? Nothing new on that?

{Ed001's Note - no but Inter still need to bring in some money to buy and they want Barella so it is not entirely gone.}

2.) 30 Jan 2019 11:24:06
Isn't the problem that Barella's missus is preggers and he doesn't want to move until after the birth? Why don't we do a Pusilic and buy / loan back?




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12 Apr 2019 15:12:33
Ed002, is our search for a DoF going as expected? You don't have to give us names, just any update will be fine.


{Ed002's Note - I don't know what you mean by as expected. Chelsea will not make a knee jerk appointment.}

1.) 12 Apr 2019 17:47:24
I mean you talked about us being in contact with three individuals. Is there any update from that?

{Ed002's Note - There are now two individuals and the club might well appoint one at some point.}

2.) 12 Apr 2019 18:13:15
Thanks, Ed002.

3.) 13 Apr 2019 00:48:54
Ed are reports that were interested in paul mitchell true?

{Ed002's Note - No.}



12 Apr 2019 12:24:40
Ed001, after our interactions and watching the players, I have realized that Insigne, Fekir and Brandt are probably the closest we can get to replacing Hazard. Hudson-Odoi's also an option but he will probably need some more development.

Any other names you can suggest Ed?


{Ed001's Note - Lozano? Thorgan Hazard? Rodrygo (of Santos)? Lookman? I would say Lemar but he seems unlikely to be moving again this soon. Bailey can play on the left as well. But for me it would be Hudson-Odoi who steps up.}

1.) 12 Apr 2019 15:11:24
I do remember you saying Lozano and Bailey can't control the game like Hazard or a similar player does.

{Ed001's Note - but you don't really have much in the way of options and you might be better off having less reliance on him. Plus you don't play the way that looks to Hazard to do it all now.}

2.) 12 Apr 2019 16:03:05
Thanks, Ed.

Have we been linked to any of the above 9 players if you have heard about it or if Ed002 told you?

{Ed001's Note - only Bailey that I can think of, but I think he is staying in Germany if I remember correctly.}

3.) 12 Apr 2019 16:09:53
Brandt is more of a CAM similar to Ziyech if we’re going for a proper winger I think we need a left footer like Pepe or Bailey.



04 Apr 2019 21:40:37
Ed002, if you're free, would you be kind enough to do a transfer write-up for Chelsea?


{Ed002's Note - My concern is that everyone I mention will be trashed - and I am sick of reading that in the Chelsea posts.}

1.) 04 Apr 2019 21:52:19
The atmosphere has improved in recent times, Ed.
Therefore, I can speak with utmost certainty that no one will trash players they know little about.
I believe even you started getting more active on the Chelsea forum again because of less toxicity, isn't it?

{Ed002's Note - Sure, we’ll see.}

2.) 05 Apr 2019 02:07:58
Yeah ed, please do it, pretty sure no one will trash them, be good to have these again, appreciated all news you give ed thanks.

3.) 05 Apr 2019 14:30:32
*checks every hour for the long awaited cheers news 🤞.

4.) 05 Apr 2019 20:44:24
Ed002 will give us the good news when he thinks we are ready, right Ed? :)

{Ed002's Note - I would think so.}

5.) 06 Apr 2019 09:34:51
All in good time guys.



30 Mar 2019 02:46:45
I have been on this site for around a year now and I have to say, I am sometimes left flabbergasted at how much Ed002 knows way before the media catches wind of it:

1) Talked about the European Super League way before the Der Spiegel Football leaks.

2) Told us that Barcelona are looking to sell Umtiti, which was difficult for me to believe at first.

3) Talked about Mane being a target of Real under Zidane which the media has caught wind of only now. (France Football, Marca, El Confidencial)

4) Talked about Griezmann being a target of PSG if Neymar or Mbappe left which the papers have discussed in the last month. (Diario AS)

5) Knew about Bakayoko moving to Chelsea way before anyone else knew about it.

6) Told us about Real's interest in Junior Firpo before the Madrid-based papers even caught a sniff of it.

I don't know how you know these things Ed, but your info is invaluable to the football community.


{Ed002's Note - You are very sweet.}

1.) 30 Mar 2019 08:45:40
It's just amazing, isn't it? :)

2.) 30 Mar 2019 10:00:52
I’ll be honest I thought Ed002 was a nutter when he was saying Pogba wanted to leave United when he was in great form and as Solskjaer was starting his revolution. I didn’t see why on earth he would want to leave and now it’s all come out that he wants to leave. Guess I should trust her even more .

3.) 30 Mar 2019 10:14:33
For those of a certain vintage on the site, you'll know Ed002 mapped out Mata's move to Liverpool breaking down and Arsenal also failing to sign him before Sky even tried to report it. They also said Mata would join Chelsea about a week before the deal was announced.

4.) 31 Mar 2019 11:07:10
I enjoyed knowing we were signing some bloke called Azipilicueta a year in advance.

Mata was good too.

5.) 31 Mar 2019 16:24:30
Dave was my personal favourite! Everyone was raving about us signing Van Der Weil and Ed told us we have interest in Azpilicueta (who? ) - awesome knowledge and what an awesome player he’s been for us.



12 Mar 2019 08:26:01
Ed001, I have been scouting a few players who might be able to take over the mantle from Hazard. I shortlisted it to a few names from around 30. What do you think?

1) Dybala
2) Coutinho
3) Fekir
4) Depay
5) Richarlison
6) Thorgan
7) Sancho
8) Bailey
9) Insigne

I can share the full list if anyone wants.


{Ed001's Note - 1. Too inconsistent for my liking but he certainly has the ability. Problem is I am not sure he is really suited to any of the roles in Sarri's team.
2. I really do not think he is good enough. He is far too selfish on the ball, wasting possession time and time again with a ridiculous shot that comes off once in every 40 attempts but looks great in highlights. He lacks a bit of mobility and his workrate dipped once he started to become a lynchpin for Liverpool. Something that had happened to him every time prior to joining Liverpool. He starts off well and then gradually puts in less and less effort.
3. He would be my choice, though this has not been a good season for him.
4. Not convinced, he is better than he showed at United, but not sure he is good enough for that kind of responsibility.
5. God no. Nowhere near good enough.
6. Not seen enough of him to judge him.
7. Not ready for the responsibility just yet.
8. A totally different kind of player, he is never going to replace Hazard and take on the mantle of controlling a game.
9. Very skilful, really like him as a player but it would be very short term.}

1.) 12 Mar 2019 08:41:50
Thanks a ton, Ed.

I hope your day is going well.

{Ed001's Note - welcome mate, good so far thank, how about yourself?}

2.) 12 Mar 2019 09:02:12
Also, I forgot to ask earlier, but what do you think of Lozano, Bergjwijn, Asensio and Brandt? Anyone of them good enough to carry the mantle?

{Ed001's Note - possibly Brandt. I like Lozano but he is another who really is not going to carry a team. Would be a good signing though. Not seen enough of Bergjwijn to say and I am not a fan of Asensio. Asensio has the ability but he does not seem to want to work for it.}

3.) 12 Mar 2019 09:09:49
None of them are good enough. Surprised you haven’t listed Pepe? Cracking winger and we need a left footer.

4.) 12 Mar 2019 09:13:13
I am doing well, Ed. Busy with college. The Hazard news did sink my heart a little, but it was kind of expected.
Are you going to be watching any games this weekend?

{Ed001's Note - yes mate, I get to see all the matches over here.}

5.) 12 Mar 2019 09:56:49
BlueDragon91, here's the full list. Btw, Pepe is more of a RW.

Douglas Costa
Cegniz Under
El Shaarawy
De Paul.

6.) 12 Mar 2019 11:23:54
We will have four right footers If Hazard leaves. Willian, Pedro, Pulisic and CHO. Even though not a direct replacement the squad lacks a right winger who knows how to cut in like Pepe.

7.) 12 Mar 2019 15:43:54
We’ve looked good when changed to 4231, fekir would fit that perfectly IF Sarri would change it but would mean jorginho limited role.




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14 Apr 2019 15:18:11
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14 Apr 2019 14:30:00
Not as our starting striker though, right Ed?


{Ed002's Note - Chelsea does not have a "starting striker". They have a squad of players. And you whine about them all.}



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09 Apr 2019 18:59:14
I don't know to play what role, just read it in some paper named Sport (German) .




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28 Mar 2019 03:02:57
Dazza, Ed002 already said he will do a write-up in April. Why are you still pestering him with transfer updates again and again?




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21 Mar 2019 15:04:28
Ed002, is there any chance Semenyo was being thought of as a player for the first team?
Or was the plan to send him on loan?


{Ed002's Note - He would have gone in to the youth or reserve side and tehn a loan.}




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22 Apr 2019 13:58:14
I do find it ironical that Ed002 being a Chelsea fan himself, has refused to give us transfer updates. Not a dig at you Ed, just a general observation. (Or rather the sad state of things on this page)




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15 Apr 2019 09:01:52
I know you give us updates about players if we ask like on Fernandes, Isak, Zaniolo etc. But I feel we need a full update like back in the good ol days.

Right now, we have no clue on which positions we are looking to strengthen at, which of our players we're looking to let to etc. Some kind of progress always gives optimism, Ed.




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15 Apr 2019 08:52:40
Ed002, I think it's more to do with the fact that unlike other clubs, we don't know anything about which direction our club is going towards in terms of team building, future plans etc. That is why we need you, Ed. Sure, sometimes we do get too passionate about our team, but you are universally respected here, so when you say something, people listen.
It's said that ignorance breeds contempt. If you can help the fans get out of the dark, it will lead to a much more amiable environment. So, you kind of hold the cards here. We need you, Ed002. More than you know.


{Ed002's Note - Well it seems my efforts to try and get involved have failed miserably already then.}



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12 Apr 2019 18:13:15
Thanks, Ed002.




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12 Apr 2019 17:47:24
I mean you talked about us being in contact with three individuals. Is there any update from that?


{Ed002's Note - There are now two individuals and the club might well appoint one at some point.}