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02 Jun 2020 15:12:19
Hey Ed,
The athletic is suggesting that Chelsea will be pursuing what it calls 2 "marquee" signings this window, in addition to Ziyech, listing players like Sancho, Havertz, Werner and Dembele Ad attacking players of interest and Chilwell as a left back that we apparently want. Is this truly what Chelsea are attempting to do? It seems unlikely to me as that would surely be a heck of a lot of money, but as I know nothing that's why I ask!

Thanks.

Roweycfc

{Ed002's Note - I do not believe Chelsea would use the term "marquee signings" at all. There are a significant number of players that have been looked (many have been shared here) and a subset will be followed up and a subset of those will be signed. This includes players in a number of positions.}


1.) 02 Jun 2020 15:56:40
I'm glad that the Havertz interest seems to be true.

As a side, Ed what do you think of the overall content that The Athletic has been putting out?

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what it is.}


2.) 02 Jun 2020 19:00:05
Ed002 with high price an issue with havertz, would leverkusen not making the champions league make them willing to sell for lower as no fans or champions league money coming in they might need funds?

{Ed002's Note - No.}


3.) 03 Jun 2020 12:47:20
Sorry Ed, should have been clearer. I meant that the athletic said we wanted to sign “marquee players” not that it reported that Chelsea called it’s targets “marquee”. It was more the feasibility I was questioning as it seemed like it would be expensive. How does a club decide what a target is worth? And do clubs really have “transfer budgets” as the papers always try to make us believe? Or is it more, they look for players with a profile that they want and then take them on a deal by deal basis?

{Ed002's Note - Clubs will put a cap on what they are prepared to pay for a player - which is really unrelated to what a player is worth. Some clubs have fixed budgets for transfers including all fees, some clubs have broader budgets which can be adjusted to some extent, and a few will have more money available for transfers (but it doesn't mean they will spend it unwisely).}


4.) 03 Jun 2020 13:22:33
Thanks Ed.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}


 

 

17 May 2019 10:56:53
Tom’s optimism has me thinking. If Hazard leaves, CHO and RLC are out for the start of the season and the club can’t sign anyone (either because they aren’t allowed or the targets have already moved by the time our ban is frozen) who do we think will step up next season with goals?

I only really see three possibles in the squad, Ross Barkley getting into the form he was in at the start of next season, Tammy Abraham coming back and catching fire or Pulisic hitting the ground running. Marcos Alonso playing left wing because why not is the only other thing that I have even considered, I’m not sure what that says about my confidence I. The goal scoring of the rest of the team haha

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1.) 17 May 2019 12:20:23
IMO, the proposed transfer ban will be suspended by CAS before June 1st.

We will sign two or three players (one being a forward) and dependant on certain current loan players.

There are variables in play lads but I am very confident we will be starting next season with another European trophy in the cabinet and a much stronger squad for the start of next season.


2.) 17 May 2019 20:00:57
Which forward do you see us signing Tom? I can’t see a quality one available now Jovic is off to Madrid. I’d prefer to use Michy for now and concentrate on getting quality signings in at RW (left footer preferably Pepe), a new LB (Chilwell or Telles) and a CB (Romagnoli) . Probably won’t get them of course but if RLC is out for some time I’d like to see us go for Ziyech, quality player who can play as a CAM or RW and he has a fantastic work rate.


3.) 17 May 2019 20:04:54
A lot of reports that we can complete Kovacic and Higuain, as they were agreed before the ban - not convinced by these stories but they state we'll only go for Kovacic which would make sense with the RLC injury and Higuain's form.

I don't see a single player to replace Hazards assists and goals. We need the squad to step up. A striker (who knows, maybe Abraham but certainly not Jovic) stepping up with a twenty goal season and maybe Pulisic to chip in with ten assists or so. When back from injury RLC and CHO will help too.

To be honest, I think the club just swallowing the ban now, and getting it over and done with, could be the best way forward.


4.) 25 May 2019 10:52:25
I "read" somewhere that Chelsea have warned Madrid off jovic as a side agreement in the hazard transfer. Jovic would then remain at Frankfurt until Chelsea are in a position to purchase.


 

 

26 Apr 2019 18:15:59
So I heard from that guy at work that we want Wan-Bissaka?

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1.) 26 Apr 2019 18:55:34
I’ve heard that Utd are keen on Zouma but I just don’t believe it.


2.) 26 Apr 2019 21:06:27
We’ve Reece James if we have any sense we’ll try him first surely that’s not to say wan Bissaka isn’t a fantastic player.


3.) 26 Apr 2019 22:57:13
Can James play LB and/ or CM? Also. Utd can f@&# off! Zouma HAS to be back next season.


4.) 26 Apr 2019 23:51:48
Would be a massive slap in the face to James.


5.) 27 Apr 2019 09:38:07
Yeah, the guy was saying people at the academy are shall we say displeased with the club wanting to sign Wan Bissaka, apparently they are willing to offer quite a lot of money. hoping it isn’t true, we have Reece to come back, and a finite amount of money to spend on players (even if it is a rather large sum) .


6.) 27 Apr 2019 11:08:15
In this case, hopefully the ban sticks. Would be interesting to see how the club reacts when they'd be forced to look at the academy and loan army to bulster and improve the squad.


7.) 27 Apr 2019 21:07:26
I would take bissaka in a heartbeat he is a brilliant player and could be an Ashley Cole on the right
I'm not one for play youth for youths sake
But if a great player is for sale then buy him.


 

 

16 Apr 2019 21:45:29
I’ve been thinking, what do you think has been the reason for our decline over the last few years? We are just so inconsistent and have been since Mourinho’s final season, outside of the year we won the league (and even that adds to the inconsistency!) what is up?

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1.) 16 Apr 2019 23:01:24
Don't think it's just one reason, for me it's a mix of a number of reasons. Haven't replaced star players that have left throughout the years, haven't given managers enough time, disappointing transfer windows, managers causing issues within the team, players we've bought not living up to expectations, losing our future star players due to not suiting current systems. Personally i'd say the recruitment over the years has been our biggest issue, we've had numerous windows where we've wasted money on players that weren't needed, rarely strengthened after a successful season and just bought players for big money that never worked out.


2.) 16 Apr 2019 23:16:32
Has to be a mentality thing. We lost our big characters, then lost other good fighters like Zouma. Conte did well for one season, but the players lost interest.

This is why it is so important we integrate CHO, RLC, Christensen, Ampadu, and James. They will see the club as something a lot bigger and personal than the likes of Jorginho, Kovacic, Higuain, Alonso.

The above is key. However, there is a problem at board level too. Really, we should have stuck to our guns and remained defense and counter attack orientated.


3.) 16 Apr 2019 23:27:32
We have been more keen on quantity over quality unfortunately. A striker is a big miss for us. With a striker we are automatically title contenders.


4.) 17 Apr 2019 00:43:22
Recruitment, signing back up average players rather than players who are going to push the starters for a spot, not backing world class managers and lastly luck. We’ve had a few big name signings not work out and that happens.

Would love ed001’s opinion and also Ed002.

{Ed001's Note - changing managers who need different players to suit their style but not keeping them long enough to build a squad suited to that style has not helped. You have a mish-mash squad left over, as none of them have been able to last long enough to get the team sorted out properly.}


5.) 17 Apr 2019 10:04:56
Agree with Ed. A director of football would help s but, better scouting / signings, less change in managers, lack of a goal scorer up front. We saw the difference costa made scoring goals regularly. Hopefully things improve, transfer ban gets lifted and we can have a overhaul, tidy the books and get some these young loanees into the squad ( not starting 11 )


6.) 17 Apr 2019 10:15:13
The thing is, a lot of us are thinking this, and have been for a few seasons now I’d wager, so how come no one at the club seems to be able to see it?


 

 

02 Mar 2019 16:44:02
I’ve heard from the person I mentioned before that we fully expect to lose the appeal and are just using it as a way to extend the ban back by as far as possible to allow us to sign players.

Apparently we will get as many in as possible, though I’m told not just for the first team but also to allow us to sign younger players for the youth teams to prevent us having to recall certain players that we don’t want anymore.

I’m hoping that this means we can get a few prospects in and then sell off some of the players currently out on loan, in addition to a few first team players.
What do you guys think?

Roweycfc

1.) 03 Mar 2019 15:06:38
To be honest rowey I’m happy to have a few years of transition I for one believe we definitely have a few younger players on loan that are good enough for our first team and maybe this will be the only way we see them. If we don’t finish top 4 for a year or 2 but see the intergration of some good youth and the building of a new vibrant team I’d be very happy with that.


2.) 04 Mar 2019 15:43:54
There's no reason why we should have to keep outside of the top 4 to do that. You could argue that the likes of Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, Kurt Zouma, Reece James are all better than players in the squad already. There's no doubt that bringing in some of these players would bring some character into the team.


3.) 04 Mar 2019 19:27:40
If anyone thinks doing well in the championship I’d close go prem league then there are problems imo, Hanford has proved time and time again his good on championship but no good making the step up. Playing against golf players and then up against seasoned internationals and world class players in most positions is a bit of a leap, if we get a ban and have to use these players on loan then too 4 would be a miracle. It’s tough enough with the team we have with the likes of hazard and kante, players like baker who was another next big thing who can hit the balm with both feet doesn’t get alook in the championship. It’d be the dream to have al these kids be the ones who make it but unfortunately we over hype them, Mount has shown in patches his a good player but not consistent and has gone missing yet we want him up against De Bruyne and pogba etc. Come on.


4.) 04 Mar 2019 20:02:30
Playing and training with better players week in week out Matt could only help and with the right coaching nurturing who’s to say they couldn’t be good enough for the squad
Didn’t dele Alli come from the championship Matt?
Didn’t Harry Kane have loads of loans none of them where he set the world alight?


5.) 04 Mar 2019 20:22:25
Dale Alli, and how many others have come from championship to be established first team players in a top 6 team? We do need to get Reece James and Abraham in and around squad, but a transfer ban and relying on these players and thinking we can compete for too 4 is a stretch, we know full well the win the title you need quality in depth let alone relying on them from the start. The way to do it is by adding 1 or 2 amongst the hazards and kantes etc, like Cho and RLC and Ampadu but a bit more than we are at the moment.


6.) 04 Mar 2019 22:38:29
Yeah that’s a good point Matt.


 

 

 

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31 Jul 2020 12:22:42
Think (I’m sure most of you would too! ) I’d be absolutely elated to add Onana and Rice on top of the two we already have (with Kai hopefully still incoming) . It would maybe still leave us needing a left back, but honestly it would cover 3 positions of need (CB, GK, DM backup) and would honestly be the best window I can remember since we used to properly “ruin football” over a decade ago. We are so lucky to support this club when you see what situation many other clubs are in right now, and I feel thankful every time it’s bought up that we truly seem to have one of the best run clubs in the world and what seems to be the best owner too. Carefree.

Roweycfc

1.) 31 Jul 2020 13:20:23
Think I’d rather leave left back if we could get Rice and a good goalkeeper maybe Donnarumma? We can’t do everything this window and no left backs available would give me confidence so quality over quantity I think. Maybe use Azpi as left back next season with James permanent right back?


2.) 31 Jul 2020 15:10:02
I’d maybe be up for that, though actually I think left back options are maybe better than CB, I just think we are seemingly going for DR? I don’t know honestly, if we are looking at the players of the calibre currently signed, I’m happy with anyone for any position really haha.


3.) 31 Jul 2020 18:52:37
Forgive me guys, but I don’t think Declan Rice is the answer to our central defense woes.


4.) 31 Jul 2020 19:11:32
I’d prefer a LB and GK over Rice imo on top of Havertz. Ideally Alaba and Oblak, but who knows how far the budget will stretch. Think a lot will depend on how much we can raise from departures.


5.) 31 Jul 2020 21:59:47
I'd take ter stergan and a commanding cb over a left back and D. Rice, yes our stat at the back is ridiculous, but lb can be managed, we need a kolibaley, a konate of lizbieg to organize and oversee the back line. Dharmiral of juventus is also well spoken of.


 

 

07 Jul 2020 08:03:47
Hey Ed. I have a friend telling me Chelsea want to loan out Fikayo Tomori next season? Seems rubbish to me, he may have had a few poor games in the few weeks leading up to the lockdown but so did a few of our young players. It's to be expected over a long season, right? Have you heard anything regarding FT?

Thanks.

Roweycfc

{Ed002's Note - It is pointless me discussing the defence.}


1.) 07 Jul 2020 10:00:29
Ok Ed no worries, thought that was only for incoming players. Thanks.


2.) 07 Jul 2020 11:03:20
This has all been started by a throwaway comment by the Athletic journo. The Athletic is being sold as a different resource to mainstream media, their stories are becoming increasingly opinion based and, in my opinion, should be taken with a pinch / handful of salt.


3.) 07 Jul 2020 17:08:21
I got some really solid info Rice is signing that’s a fact . Enjoy the rest of your day Up the Chels.


 

 

10 Jun 2020 17:58:09
Hello Ed. Just wondering if there is any news regarding a new contract for Tammy Abraham? The news of Werner possibly arriving and Havertz (both of whom can play as a forward) being targeted has made me wonder if Tammy is maybe not committing to a new contract? Most people get excited at signing, I'm sceltical until I see them with the blue shirt and worried that it means we are losing someone haha.
Thanks.

Roweycfc

{Ed002's Note - I have no interest in contract related issues.}


 

 

27 Apr 2020 21:16:01
Just wondering if someone who knows about these things, Ed or otherwise can answer this question. How early can a club tell if they have a truly special player coming through the ranks? Say for instance a club had a player who could become world class. At what age would they be able to tell typically?

Roweycfc

{Ed002's Note - Clubs see ability in plenty of young players but that does not always translate in carrying on when they get older and discover girls, booze and psychedelic drugs.}


1.) 28 Apr 2020 11:23:10
It was only other day I read how sir Alex was talking to Rooney and Rio and said about how ravel Morrison was so good and so much better than those two were at that age and how he was best young talent Fergie has seen. Goes to show it’s as much about attitude as talent.


2.) 28 Apr 2020 11:58:57
I can remember a couple of lads I grew up playing football with. One went on to have a decent pro career, but he certainly wasn't the most naturally gifted. But you wouldn't see him out on a Friday / Saturday night, he was just about football.

The other lad, the most naturally gifted footballer I've played with or against by a country mile, was out drinking and partying every week.

Thankfully I was never anywhere near good enough to worry about my drinking and partying getting in the way.

Talent only opens doors for you, attitude takes you through those doors. Cheesy, but true.


3.) 28 Apr 2020 12:53:00
The most talented player I ever played with did sign for Chelsea and then followed Dave Sexton to QPR.

He was also a qualified plumber. He decided he could enjoy football as a semi-pro, be a full time plumber and make more money.

If only I had a quarter of his talent.


4.) 28 Apr 2020 23:30:56
Did you want to be a plumber tom.


 

 

01 Feb 2020 12:46:03
Seeing a lot of doom and gloom from various Chelsea places (and no I don't have twitter but maybe that's where it has started! ) saying that it's all well and good wanting to not overpay and not wanting to sign mediocrity, but that we aren't going to be able to get the top targets that we want in the summer if we don't get top 4, and that the teams around us all strengthening makes that much more difficult. I'm just wondering, Ed, if you can tell us how much the whole "top 4 finish" really affects a club's transfer activity outside of the money (which I understand is significantly improved getting into the champions league. Liverpool for instance built a lot of their current juggernaut of a team with signings made from outside the top 4 if I'm not mistaken? Thanks Ed.

Roweycfc

{Ed002's Note - It makes it easier to attract players if CL is on offer.}


1.) 01 Feb 2020 15:02:34
Ed002, you already gave a list of players that Chelsea are looking at, but would you be kind enough to say which positions in particular will need to be addressed?

{Ed002's Note - I gave you a list with positions included. There is no spearate "in particular" list. Of those players some will no longer be there (e.g. Bruno Guimaraes and Reinier Jesus) and others will come in to contention. If players decide to leave the club will also need to decide where is stands.}


2.) 01 Feb 2020 15:30:30
So I just need to compare the INCOMING and OUTGOING lists then.
Thanks Ed!


 

 

 

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09 Sep 2020 13:11:09
I can tell you who it wasn’t, Wheely haha.

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17 Aug 2020 01:09:36
Because it’s totally beyond the realms of possibility that he could have picked a player at random. Tom, you need to get on it, these sites are copying you, maybe you can sue?

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03 Aug 2020 13:28:23
Lol. Love the optimism.

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08 Jul 2020 13:06:48
Could just be interest of Chelsea, when you’re playing at a lower level just being linked to a club as huge as us has to be taken as a compliment and raise your profile to either more money at your existing club or allow your agent to get you a move to a Brighton or something. “My client was wanted by Chelsea until they signed X player, he’s the real deal! ”. Maybe that’s just me but if a bigger company was interested in hiring me at work saying they thought I had great potential and would be able to help them achieve their goals I’d be pretty chuffed and definitely try to use it to my advantage financially!

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29 Jun 2020 14:23:05
Don’t know what you are talking about, CP, Olive or Doris or Barbara or whatever her nom de guerre is clearly a lifelong friend (and maybe former romantic interest? ) of G8, who risks her employment and maybe even life (who knows how Roman deals with spies?! To feed our hunger for rumours.

The very idea that you would say that this brave, selfless woman is mere fiction shakes me to my core and makes me lose faith in humanity. This woman should be applauded, yet you question her existence?

G8, next phone conversation tell our cleaning heroine that most of us remain faithful to her snippets! We do not waiver in our faith!

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05 Sep 2020 11:41:03
I think we are going for the Liverpool/ City approach to building a team. Next year I still expect us to concede goals. Not as many because teams will be more wary of our attack so will sit deeper, but we will get the attacking fluidity down and work on getting us as good HOI g forward as possible. Then move forward next summer with either a top CB bought in or one of our own players go has had a stellar season on loan or in the club stepping up to lead the defence which is then worked on more the summer after. Until they signed VVD and Alison Liverpool were bad at the back but had a great attack. I think that’s our approach this year. Whether that is due to lack of available quality CB and GK or whether that is because there’s more hope for the defenders we currently have improving to the required standard than the attackers doing the same I do not know. Either way I’m very excited to see what Frank is building, and other than Silva all of the others should be amazing for at least the next 3-4 years.

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26 Aug 2020 11:04:41
Not sure if Messi makes the bench really, you haven’t mentioned Barkley yet.

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22 Aug 2020 18:43:10
Why would EN want to come back? He only just left to go and become a manager in his own right?

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11 Aug 2020 07:07:00
Every time I have seen HZ he has actually been pretty good defensively. Just checked Whoscored to see if I have just watched the 5 or so matches where he’s been good and it’s been a coincidence, they say he’s strong defensively too, so that’s good. The other two maybe lol.

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07 Aug 2020 11:31:31
I think he may have missed a penalty once which hurt the way some people of a blue persuasion remember him (I forget, it’s like my mind has repressed the night! ) but yeah he’s a great, as people have said his partnership with Drogba was amazing, and I think that without meddling and the signing of a certain 50 million pound Spaniard we could have got a few more great years out of him. Was a very good player.

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