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17 Mar 2018 10:10:42
Hey Ed2, i totally understand your sabbatical from this page due to abuse, but us chelsea fans have been without for a while, and a lot of us are very unsure about who are targets will be for the summer.

We're curious if the targets will be of the caliber of Bailey and Carrasco, or Jonjo Shelvy and Lacelles.

Any ounce of information is so damn appreciated by the actual posters, and the abusers are just looking for a reaction for a laugh.

Cheers Ed2, hope you have been well regardless. You did say you had a soft spot for Chelsea a couple years ago ;)


{Ed002's Note - Sorry but it is not worth the grief that comes with providing any transfer information regarding Chelsea at all.}

1.) 17 Mar 2018 16:03:50
Carrasco has just gone to China mate.

2.) 18 Mar 2018 04:36:12
Not a worry, cheers mate.



25 Feb 2018 23:51:59
Morata is embarrassing to watch, drops to the floor like a Wally. Giroud needs to start over him atleast he goes for the ball and holds it without falling over.

Another mistake from Christensen. I called him on this area of his game a while ago. He's very casual on the ball and off of it, it's like he plays at half speed. Extremely poor to see him just leave lingard and again; A Cahill mould player would never do that and I dare say I think he would have done a better job up against Lukaku but not in the centre of the three so not much we could do there.

Drinkwater played well, Hazard played well when Morata decided to be a striker and be played off. No idea why Morata didn't get taken off he was the worst player on the pitch along with Pedro.

Anyway, onto the next game and hopefully the guys are more motivated.


1.) 26 Feb 2018 13:18:40
Christensen wasn't the only one at fault for Lingard's goal - Drinkwater let him run without making sure he had been passed to Christensen - but far more importantly, how did Rudiger and Alonso allow Lukaku to cross so easily!

2.) 26 Feb 2018 15:57:43
As fans we can look at any moment in play and lay the blame at a player or players.
Generally goals are scored when someone makes a mistake.
Things happen. Just get over it.

3.) 27 Feb 2018 13:50:48
Conceded 7 v Bournemouth and Watford without him and 3 against Barcelona and man united. think any criticism of him his crazy, him and azpi most consistent overall imo.

4.) 04 Mar 2018 18:07:45
might as well sell him - unbelievable few weeks back we lost to. Bournemouth and Watford without him and fans were calling him. back saying we are shite without him. now the poor lad makes a mistake and fans are on his back gunning him down. But no one mention how rubbish our attacking players were or the fact they made no effort. but o. well all gun on a 21 yr old that made 1.mistake.
no. wonder why ed002 doesn't want to come back to this. sorry no. words.

5.) 04 Mar 2018 18:08:06
great reply matt.



25 Feb 2018 13:10:03
Hey ed002, any chance of a quick update on summer transfer targets?


{Ed002's Note - No, sorry.)



23 Feb 2018 00:03:34
Just watching Chelsea united 4-0 win last year and we were phenomenal. We all underestimated the ability of both matic and Costa, with them we were truly incredible.

Bakayoko and Morata are two massive, downgrades.


1.) 23 Feb 2018 12:13:01
I agree you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone I thought Matic would of been a fantastic squad player if not needed.

2.) 25 Feb 2018 10:28:24
As Elsa says - "Let it go".

Its been almost a whole season. Costa was a very good footballer but a constant liability and wanted to leave.

Matic was too inconsistent and wanted to leave.

Why keep them when they aren't happy?

3.) 26 Feb 2018 16:06:20
Matic as a squad player?
He was bang average when we won the league,
Get ovet it, move on and and support Bakayoko next year.

4.) 01 Mar 2018 14:07:27
Kingfarnk are you blind? Matic was awful first half. He's been awful for months.

If Moratta had his goal allowed there'd be no issues. He's class, he needs to adapt, but he will.



19 Feb 2018 23:57:50
Hazard came out this morning saying the whole team are behind Conte. It's great to here and furthermore his agent stated he doesn't see him leaving this year.

Lot of posters have not been wanting Conte due to the playing style being boring, but don't forget how we played last year when the players were in form. The play style and quality of football has dropped this season, but one Conte brings in more players he needs / players hit form again, we will see a rise in play style and table position.

Excited for what the rest of the season holds.


1.) 20 Feb 2018 09:59:31
The next 3 games are our season, starting tonight.




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12 Mar 2018 03:12:46
anyone see be begovic this morning? Another awful display, he was poor last season at stoke and during his chelsea time and has continued that poor form at Bournemouth. What ever happened to him when he was quality at stoke?




04 Mar 2018 09:13:41
Hey ed1 or ed2, Oscar came out a while ago saying he hopes to return to a top club again, , can I just ask who are interested and ultimately are Chelsea interested?



{Ed002's Note - I have zero interest in sharing anything on this page. Sorry.}

1.) 04 Mar 2018 11:30:41
On a free maybe.



20 Feb 2018 22:18:34
Never thought I'd say this but we were very unlucky to not win that game.

Willian was immense, What a game from him and that's for all the fans on his back after bad form. Big player

Kante and Fab were solid.

Hazard was dissapointing, hopefully he shows up at the Nou camp with Giroud upfront. He plays a lot better when there's a big man he can play off. He is not effective as a striker.

Solid game from the defence, unlucky from Christensen but as I said a few weeks ago, he needs to continue to work and improve.

Was dissapointed with no Giroud but Conte Proved me wrong. Proud of the teams effort and looking forward to the next 2 games + Camp Nou

Forza Chelsea.


1.) 20 Feb 2018 23:28:35
to be fair hazard has never shown up for us in the champions league nor has he with belgium in the euros or world cups dare he tends to be markwd out too easily in big games.

2.) 21 Feb 2018 01:19:43
I don't know, he was quality against Atletico Madrid.

He's a luxury player, if we don't offer him any support and starve him (us) of the ball, he isn't as good as he should be.

3.) 21 Feb 2018 01:23:13
I am happy with the way the guys played (cos they gave their all) just not happy that we didn't win. I feel we could have won if Morata came in earlier cos Hazard could have gone into the central attacking (and gotten more involved in the game and played better) which could have helped our attack the more - and maybe resulted in more goals. Good game.

4.) 21 Feb 2018 11:19:05
We had a really wonderfull game but terrible result, sadly one mistake cost us deerly. Anyway how anyone can slate Hazard who I thought was superb last night. Only change Conte should have made earlie had to be Morata for Pedro (I thought pedro was the weakest link out of attacking trio)



13 Feb 2018 05:38:15
The Cahill hate is ridiculous. 2 of the best managers around have now had him in their starting lineup. All the armchair managers saying Mourinho and Conte have no clue?

I saw Christensen jump out of the way at the minimalist contact from Rondon, I'm not slating the kid, I think he's quality, but Cahill would never have let that happen.

Christensen has now done that a fair bit, he needs to improve in that aspect, when there's a defender on his back instead of knowing when to get rid, he does hold onto the ball ahd lose it. He's been fantastic all season, however.


1.) 13 Feb 2018 07:59:14
I agree chrstensen needs to improve that aspect but Cahill isn't the answer. AC is solid otherwise. Cahill never was good positionally unlike Terry and therefore his lack of pace kills him.

2.) 13 Feb 2018 08:41:52
Oh I do agree that he has major flaws, but I think the main reason he's continuously picked is the fact that our other centre backs seem scared to attack the ball defensively from a corner. When he doesn't play, the ball goes straight into the box and gets ping ponged.

3.) 13 Feb 2018 14:54:11
Cahill is not upto Chelsea standard. Maybe good for a mid table team. He brings tenacity and some goals few and far between, but that's it. His positional sense, passing, reading of the game is bang average. AC is few level up than him. No comparison with Cahill. He should be phased out like JT.

4.) 13 Feb 2018 15:42:40
Agree JT made Cahill look good. don't thi k the back 3 suits him. He gas a rare good game now and then. Rudiger should start more often and fase Cahill out.

5.) 13 Feb 2018 23:09:15
Azpilicueta, Christensen and Rudiger is our best back three at the moment. Cahill has been a decent servant to the club, but his time is coming to an end.



31 Jan 2018 22:30:06
What a laugh, aye? Typical that everyone's moaning about Conte, someone who won us a miracle league last year, however less people are moaning about the board which is the real problem.

Who in that team, was Contes first pick? Bakayoko? Alonso? Zappa and Emerson? Drinkwater?

Time and time again a manager pulls the rabbit out of the hat and we half back him, until it fails, and then sack the manager. I'm not saying he shouldn't be sacked because if we do hire A new manager who isn't someone like Luis Enrique, we have a good chance of picking up a title next year or even this year if Conte goes.

It's a common trend now with Mourinho and Conte, two of the best managers in world football; getting pissed off with the board. Yes they both have their flaws and made some bad decisions but if the board just got them the players they needed, maybe this wouldn't happen.

We need to stop signing average players, we've now missed out on Sandro for the equivalent of Baba Rahman. Barkley is no good (and no I'm not judging him on his two games for us, I'm judging him on his career) Bakayoko is one of the worst players I've seen at the club. And rudiger just looks as awkward as zouma? We bought rudiger off an injury but wouldn't keep zouma off an injury? It doesn't make sense.

At this point Courtois, Hazard and Kante deserve better.


{Ed018's Note - it’d be interesting to see if someone here could drum up some info on what players Chelsea could’ve bought for close to the amount they spent on these players everyone is complaint about. I mean it’s quite clear Chelsea are not gonna spend and pay salaries like the Manchester clubs so this is kinda what you get}

1.) 31 Jan 2018 22:53:17
Standard I agree with the majority of the stuff that you have typed. I agree that the board should have backed both Jose and Conte following title wins. We should have spent more on quality than quantity hence the reason many of us here are baffled with our transfers theae days.

Anyway let's look at Conte in isolation. He hasn't got what he wants but does a team like Chelsea with the players at our disposal draw 5 times, lose twice and win twice in the last 9 games. Surely our squad is better than the form we are showing. Surely we can't blame the board for that? And its no good saying the board have pissed conte off because end of the day he is still being paid.

2.) 01 Feb 2018 00:18:59
What on Earth has Rudiger done wrong I think he’s been solid personally.

{Ed018's Note - I’d agree. Rudiger has been fine for a player who doesn’t get picked regularly. No complaints there. Arguably deserves a run of matches over Cahill}

3.) 01 Feb 2018 01:09:04
I think from all the signings, rudiger has been the best. His quality. I like him a lot. Morata has been average. Drinkwater hasn't played enough. Zappa has been average to poor. Baka has been awful in every sense of the word. Him and Cahill should be locked away somewhere.

4.) 01 Feb 2018 03:41:56
Didn't Conte know that the free spending Chelsea version is over. We clearly don't want to spend silly money on players anymore.
If he is not aware of this then, I guess he did a mistake by joining Chelsea. Should have chosen Manchester city or PSG or real which he might do in summer.

However constantly moaning and bitching is not helping anyone. He is constantly saying work, improve, work but in reality he is always making thinly veiled comments at the board. his tactical ineffiency is coming to show now. I remember one of the Eds perhaps Ed 01 or 02 commented about this tactical ineffiency before. This is clearly been vindicated.

After Arsenal game he said he only had Barkley as a option. Just think how it would sound to Barkley and how detrimental it is to his confidence. Come on the guy was injured since May. Not to mention he didn't trust Mushonda or any other junior players. Last night a 17 year old boy showed he has more desire and character than rest of others barring hazard. Why not look at the loan army so as to induct few into the squad.
Last night he gave a comment that he is already overachieving with this squad of size and quality.

How bizzare and cringy that sounds. If this is the attitude of the head coach then I wonder what would be on the players mind. Sack him now or we will risk top four.




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18 Mar 2018 04:36:12
Not a worry, cheers mate.




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25 Feb 2018 23:57:12
G8 for sure Conte was after Lukaku. He wants his striker to hold the ball up like Lukaku and although his first touch is inconsistent, he's great with linkup, counter and scoring.




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21 Feb 2018 23:21:32
Where does this notion that Fabregas can't play in a 2 man midfield? We've won two premier league titles with Fabregas in a 2, first with Matic and then with Kante (not so much as main partnership was Matic-Kante)




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17 Feb 2018 01:14:58
No, do not loan him out. He's confident and on form. He's playing better than both Drinkwater and bakayoko and arguably Fabregas. Play the kid and intergrate him in.

This is why youth don't get through at chelsea, yes the loans sometimes works, but you didn't see united loan out rashford, they gave him chances and now look at him. Same with Kane, alli, dier etc




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05 Feb 2018 22:34:33
If this is the case, why not make a statement and drop these players but that aren't playing for the team and manager? Play Ampadu, Hudson-Odio.





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14 Mar 2018 04:20:54
What's our identity? Winning son.





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28 Feb 2018 23:49:27
Lamborini, I see it as one or two things

Whoever is in charge of transfers at Chelsea, is stubborn (and some would say smart) in approach to buying players. They will not spend more than what they see as worth of the player. Evidence of this maybe Sandro, and Lukaku. With Lukaku, we waited it out as we didn't want to overspend for him, we waited to long and he got sick of it, united bidded for him and then we panic bidded because we were losing our main striker and had no one in our sights. That ultimately failed.

Secondly, maybe top players just don't want to join us anymore. We're still spending big sums, 40 on Drinkwater, 40 on Bakayoko and 70 on Morata. They are massive sums for players and if we just spent a bit more, we could have Sandro and Lukaku

That said; chelsea have a plan and although the purchases of the 3 stars may not have worked out, we are quite shrewd with our business.




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21 Feb 2018 08:57:34
Never heard of him until this year, seems promising.




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21 Feb 2018 07:30:00
Ed001, who are interested in Leon Bailey? I know he was quoted a while ago saying he dreams of the premier league and has a dream club but will not tell, do you know what team this is?

Cheers mate.


{Ed001's Note - I don't mate. I know that every team in the Prem would love to sign him, though I think you can rule out any but the top 6 teams as being of any interest to him. Then it comes down to who can afford him and has a need for him.}



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21 Feb 2018 01:19:43
I don't know, he was quality against Atletico Madrid.

He's a luxury player, if we don't offer him any support and starve him (us) of the ball, he isn't as good as he should be.