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15 Sep 2017 09:24:15
Hey ed2 mate or ed1 if he's still on sabbatical

Is chelsea interested in Isco at all? He's a classy player and wouldimprove us so much!

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{Ed001's Note - the Isco that has just signed a new long term contract and is Zidane's pet project? It really doesn't matter, so long as Zidane is there it is very unlikely they will let him go, at least right now. Zidane was the one that convinced Madrid to buy him in the first place when no one else at the club thought he was the right choice. Zidane loves him.}


1.) 15 Sep 2017 19:30:46
Standard, asking for Isco would be asking for much, I just want Mateo Kovacic in Chelsea.


2.) 15 Sep 2017 21:04:33
I just remember him being on the fringes not to long ago and maybe remember strong interest in him but I may be wrong. Cheers.

{Ed001's Note - he was and would have been sold but for Zidane, who fought to keep him.}


3.) 16 Sep 2017 04:56:42
Does Chelsea have a spare, 650 million pounds? I think that's his new buyout clause.


4.) 16 Sep 2017 19:41:45
Didn't they offer a swap for Oscar? Said at the time we were mad to turn it down.


 

 

05 Sep 2017 18:57:08
Ed any chance we go after Emre Can? Quality player who would improve our squad.

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{Ed001's Note - I expect him to agree a deal to join Juventus once his contract runs down mate. That would be before Chelsea could agree a move on a free.}


1.) 06 Sep 2017 07:27:34
Cheers mate, last year of his contract right and can't negotiate with English teams in last 6 months but can with overseas teams if I remember correctly what ed2 said!

Big pick up from Juve if it happens.

{Ed001's Note - yes mate. Juve tried to buy him this summer but Liverpool were asking for too much so no deal was agreed.}


2.) 06 Sep 2017 11:12:55
Average player not actually good at anything that stands out.

{Ed001's Note - you've really not watched him play this season then. I will take Juve's judgement over yours, they were willing to offer him guaranteed first team football.}


3.) 06 Sep 2017 12:00:05
Woow! LocoBakayoko if you are talking about Emre Can, I disagree with you. He a very very very very good midfielder and the good thing about him is that he can still improve. It will be a big loss to Liverpool if he left them.


4.) 06 Sep 2017 14:23:40
Can would run chelseas midfield, in the centre you don't have a Better player, I'm wounded he's probably leaving the lads going to be a steal for someone.


5.) 06 Sep 2017 15:22:39
Certainly wouldn't run our midfield. Very good on his day but not consistent enough and certainly has spells in a season where he seems to go missing.

{Ed001's Note - he is still young mate. The only spell he went missing last season was when he was playing through injury as Liverpool were short in midfield.}


6.) 06 Sep 2017 15:57:17
Better than Kante is he John Barnes LOL! Never impressed me.


7.) 06 Sep 2017 18:25:58
Can is an excellent player and I'd love him at Chelsea. He's a very complete player, contributing in both attack and defense. I really wish we could get him on the cheap in January or on a free next summer, but Juve has great allure as well so it seems most probably he'll end up there.
Pool will be losing a very good player.


8.) 06 Sep 2017 18:49:43
Football is all about opinions and sorry but he's never impressed me what is his actual best position. He doesn't have one standout attribute? He's just decent at everything I wmdefknately wouldn't call him complete. I'm not saying he's a bad player but he's nowhere near Kante or even Bakayoko for me.


9.) 06 Sep 2017 22:16:45
Still young ed, yes I'll give you that but defensively he's nowhere near Kante or Bakayoko, can't pick a pass like fabregas and can't grab a game by the scruff of the neck and change it like Eden hazard can. He'd be a quality squad player at Chelsea but don't think he'd even get in our first team.


10.) 07 Sep 2017 06:17:43
Really?


 

 

24 May 2016 07:30:40
Ed2 are we interested in benatia? Was qaulity at Roma and could sort our defence out.

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{Ed002's Note - No but Bayern Munich are going to make Benatia available and the player has declared an interest in a move to Juventus or Chelsea. The interest right now is from Roma and Juventus will only get involved if a particular player leaves. An approach to his agent by another EPL side was rebuffed but they could yet return for discussions.}


1.) 24 May 2016 13:20:00
Which particular players?

{Ed002's Note - One of teh centre backs - but he is not first choice.}


2.) 24 May 2016 15:11:42
Rugani?


3.) 25 May 2016 13:26:44
The centrehalf in question was bonucci.


 

 

 

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15 Oct 2017 01:06:09
Hey ed1, just wondering if you could do a player profile on iniesta? Cheers.

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{Ed001's Note - that would be a pleasure mate. I did do one on him a long time ago, but it is a fair bit out of date now. He is one of my favourite ever players, so any excuse to watch him play is always welcomed!}


1.) 15 Oct 2017 08:33:55
Although I watch a lot of football it is very rarely outside the premier league so I can not say I've seen a full game of iniesta recently. Is he still class?

Cheers mate!

{Ed001's Note - not the level he was no, his performance level has dipped over the last couple of seasons, though he is looking more like his old self so far this, from the little I have seen. Still quality, just not that incredible quality that made Barca tick that he used to be.}


 

 

24 Sep 2017 06:13:42
Accidentally tapped sent when I wasn't finished I'll continue on this post

Not all bad though, Baka was a force off the ball and is a good passer. Morata was great, Willian was not. Hazard showed today how much of an improvement he is on Willian.

The defense I am not convinced about, namely Alonso, while he is a great defender, his weakness seems to be balls played behind him and city next week will exploit that. If we aren't careful, city will roll us over next week.

Champions win them games though and that's exactly what we did. Here's hoping to improvements throughout the team.

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1.) 24 Sep 2017 09:09:06
Was at the game yesterday and yes Stoke could easily have scored a couple but we could have scored another three.
Alonso had a poor game but generally he has been excellent (Spurs away) for us and he can take a wicked free kick.
Willian is now moving into just being a squad player. His effect on games is minimal and now slows our play down!
Christensen looks like a top player. Good defender with lots of composure.
I've been going on for the last few weeks how Morata reminds me of The King. He could be another legend at our club. His first and second goals were class.
Bakayoko looks like a bargain. Physically strong, got a bit of pace and can see a pass.
Next week will be the first test for City and I think AC will do a job on them and WE WILL WIN.


2.) 24 Sep 2017 16:43:24
That second goal of Morata was pure Osgood, as soon as he got the ball he knew exactly what he was going to do and to slot it in from that angle was a player starting to believe in himself. As mentioned elsewhere, the defence is looking very vulnerable, especially on the left, from ball playing teams that get in behind you and our ability to defend crosses is worrying. Goalkeepers and defenders should attack the ball not wait until it reaches them. I feel sorry for Willian, a real trier who gives it everything for little reward and I can see him being the perennial substitute with Musonda making his breakthrough.


 

 

24 Sep 2017 06:11:05
It is very easy to get carried away by a 4-0 win and today is a supreme example of it.

We were not good, and we were very lucky that stoke didn't finish there chances. Fletcher should have scored as should (choupo moting? IIRC) . Also, we were so poor at defending corners. That's why we need Cahill in he's the only one that attacks corners I counted three times the ball went in, it bounced in the box before we cleared it. It's poor.

Also, Bakayoko and Kante in the midfield showed that while great off the ball, on the ball we suffer. Kante has improved immensely in that regard but Bakayoko showed why Matic (fabregas) is so important to our midfield, they bring great composure and do not lose the ball. Baka lost it about 5 times and against a better team they would punish us.

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1.) 24 Sep 2017 23:08:22
Wow, so your not happy with the 4-0?


2.) 25 Sep 2017 08:34:24
Who said I wasn't happy? Putting words into my mouth.

{Ed001's Note - just be glad it is only words being word into it! Things could be a lot worse....}


 

 

04 Sep 2017 06:26:58
The squad we have right now, in my opinion, is designed for a 352. Willian on the right (or Moses) and alonso on the left with Pedro as depth at forward and wings. Hazard and Morata upfront with Kante Baka and Fabregas or drinkwater in the midfield.

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1.) 04 Sep 2017 08:37:22
we have zappacosta too now.


2.) 04 Sep 2017 14:26:33
And people say our squad is week! So many different options. I personally would stick to the formation we play now don't like the idea of Willian playing RWB. Lots of different options to pack the midfield and see out games.


3.) 04 Sep 2017 20:00:11
Chelsea squad isn't weak, it's weaker than last 3 or 4 seasons.
But I'm confident that Conte will get maximum out of it. There was only one player on the market able to fill Matic gap and that was Drinkwater ( natural partner for Kante-proven) and we got him.


 

 

31 Aug 2017 23:36:41
Lukaku, Ox, Barkley, llorente

ox and Barkley were out of the clubs hands, but not being able to get Lukaku and Llorente done is just embarrassing. Add to that we signed Zappcosta?! It might come good I'll give them all a chance but chelsea still have no depth and have only themselves to blame.

Hard to not be negative guys I do apologise.

KTBFFH.

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1.) 31 Aug 2017 23:55:02
Did we ever bid for Lukaku. he wouldn't of been right for us. Llorente would of been nice but embarrassing is a bit harsh. We only sold those who wanted to leave and have bought a Gk CB WB (or deep lying wide midfielder antibot 😜) 2 x CM (assuming drinkwater gets over the line) and a ST (who is much better suited to our style of play then Lukaku) also have 2 x promising youth who could get some good game time.
We don't want to do a Birmingham and buy 14 new players.
We look good and will fight hard and we will cheer them on through the sun and rain.

{Ed018's Note - there was no bid for Lukaku. He was never coming back to Chelsea}


2.) 01 Sep 2017 00:49:33
It's embarrassing that we tried to sign him in January and this month too, Spurs come in and sign him instantly

I find it hard to believe we were never after Lukaku. The man literally signalled he had an agreement with Chelsea and BBC and Sky (very reliable news outlets) both reported we were interested in him all summer and that we matched united bid just too late.

There is literally no proof that we were never after him, and I do believe reliable sources even though they may be off of the details.


3.) 01 Sep 2017 01:13:27
I've said this before being interested in a player doesn't mean we have registered a bid or any initial interest is ongoing!
It is the Media that continually make up this crap that requires questioning not our club.
My opinion but rheoatr only two sources of information worth believing, the Eds and Matt Law.
From what I gather two players (The Ox and Barclay) have turned down the chance to join the best club in the world. The Ox wanted to play for his dream team. Barclay decided to stay at Everton because he is a numpty!
NO offer was ever made for Lukaku and I also understand the club never put an offer on the table for Llorente.
I'm happy with our signings. Five good outfield players that bring down the average age of the squad and if you add in the fees received from sales to this windows sales, I believe the club is Net up on transfers.
I like the fact that we are a well run club!
COME ON THE CHAMPIONS OF ENGLAND.


4.) 01 Sep 2017 01:57:49
No offense Standard but not sure why you're using this site if you don't believe the eds when they tell us inside information. Sky is not reliable in the slightest, in fact I'm pretty sure they post misleading articles in order to drum up bets on other transfers, in order to cover the losses they'll make on the correct transfer.
You also contradict yourself; you say you trust Sky etc but they reported that we never bid for Llorente, so clearly we didn't try to sign him this summer. So which is it? We tried for Llorente and Sky are unreliable or we didn't try for him and therefore we weren't beaten by Spurs.


5.) 01 Sep 2017 02:16:58
Fuser it's not that I don't believe them I do trust there input mostly and I use this site like everyone else to share views on the club we love.

I don't agree with ed on the whole Lukaku thing as their is no evidence given at all, he might be right he might be wrong but literally every media site has Lukaku as our primary target this year, surely everyone couldn't have got that wrong and no one report that we hadn't even bid for him?

Like I said, Lukaku literally signalled he had an agreement with Chelsea, we just didn't get it done.


6.) 01 Sep 2017 02:18:26
I didn't outright say I trust sky on everything I said I believe something if it's reported on two reliable sources and every other source there is. Many sources reported we were after llorente, just a conflict of price was holding the deal up.


7.) 01 Sep 2017 07:55:32
All about opinions Standard but your so wrong!

{Ed001's Note - I don't understand why he is saying every media organisation was saying one thing so it must be right. Perhaps he should read the article that we posted up yesterday to explain why it is so many just report that 'X newspaper' or 'Y website' said. It is simply a way of getting an article on the news aggregators, it does not make it more reliable, they are literally just copying and pasting what someone else said to get cheap hits. Chelsea never made a move for Lukaku. Whether or not they would have got him if they had is something we will never know.}


8.) 01 Sep 2017 08:14:26
Sometimes Ed, would you like a lump of wood to bash people over there metaphorical head?

{Ed001's Note - or a lump hammer....}


9.) 01 Sep 2017 08:47:08
Still wouldn't work! Not sure how you guys put up with it.

{Ed001's Note - nor me to be honest.}


10.) 01 Sep 2017 21:08:29
Besides ed001, it's so hard to prove a negative. What does he expect the eds to provide? A photo of our transfer targets that marina keeps in her purse? Or perhaps he wants you to hack Emanalo's email address for our target list to prove that Lukaku was never a target 😂

And of course all the media outlets are going to post about us wanting Lukaku. Headlines such as 'United to sign Lukaku unapposed' are hardly going to get as many hits and clicks. Whereas drama filled ones such as 'Chelsea make eleventh hour bid to pip Utd to Lukaku' are almost always guaranteed to get hits.

The thing people should do with anything in life in regards to information is consider what a persons motives are, and then look critically at what they're saying and decide whether it's simply to further their own agenda or whether they're indeed trying to offer an impartial view.

{Ed001's Note - spot on mate. The sad thing is people want to believe it so they do.}


 

 

 

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15 Sep 2017 21:04:33
I just remember him being on the fringes not to long ago and maybe remember strong interest in him but I may be wrong. Cheers.

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{Ed001's Note - he was and would have been sold but for Zidane, who fought to keep him.}


 

 

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06 Sep 2017 07:27:34
Cheers mate, last year of his contract right and can't negotiate with English teams in last 6 months but can with overseas teams if I remember correctly what ed2 said!

Big pick up from Juve if it happens.

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{Ed001's Note - yes mate. Juve tried to buy him this summer but Liverpool were asking for too much so no deal was agreed.}


 

 

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06 Aug 2017 00:26:00
It's not the same no, but it's an example. You can't say a player isn't ready for the premier league without giving them a chance, regardless of whether it's the case more often than not.

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05 Aug 2017 10:04:42
Even a short reply like that without the names is really helpful ed2, cheers.

And ed2 in reply to your reply of jacksons comment, I bet Kane wasn't ready to play for a top team in the premier league either, either was Rashford. I don't agree with Jackson on that point as he should leave on loan to earn experience and game time, but it's very difficult to say a player isn't ready for a certain league without giving them a chance.

C, although there are many idiotic posters on this page, Jackson isn't one of those, his post was an opinion, and not being a childish fan

Another thing, why do my replies rarely get posted, I replied to ed2 the other day and it didn't get onto the page? Wasn't rude or anything, just opinionative

Cheers guys appreciate the work.

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{Ed002's Note - So you would see playing a centre forward who is not ready for the premier league in the same way as a centre back who is not ready?}


 

 

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05 Aug 2017 11:59:06
Ugbo does seem a great player

No worries mate, was just making comments on your replies to Jackson. I didn't agree with a couple of your statements and said that but no need to get back into that, hope your enjoying your weekend.

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{Ed002's Note - I didn't see them.}


 

 

 

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15 Oct 2017 08:33:55
Although I watch a lot of football it is very rarely outside the premier league so I can not say I've seen a full game of iniesta recently. Is he still class?

Cheers mate!

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{Ed001's Note - not the level he was no, his performance level has dipped over the last couple of seasons, though he is looking more like his old self so far this, from the little I have seen. Still quality, just not that incredible quality that made Barca tick that he used to be.}


 

 

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25 Sep 2017 08:34:24
Who said I wasn't happy? Putting words into my mouth.

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{Ed001's Note - just be glad it is only words being word into it! Things could be a lot worse....}


 

 

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23 Sep 2017 13:33:23
That is fair!

And of course, it is very easy to use, and has improved over the last 5 years I do remember when all the site links were posted at the top, now there is a drop down which is easier.

Cheers guys.

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23 Sep 2017 10:04:27
love these previews mate, why aren't you on in the predictions?

This site is really one of the best out, I am in no way knocking but the layout is maybe something holding the site back from being extremely popular? I am a phone user so im unsure if it's different on computer but the layout while easy, isn't the most aethestically pleasing!

Again not knocking, just my opinion but this site is great and I hope it brings some income to you eds who do get paid, and for the voluntary eds like 02, you are all extremely appreciated despite us all having clashes ect

Cheers guys, hope you enjoy your weekend.

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{Ed001's Note - I don't do predictions because I am so superstitious, plus someone needs to make sure no cheating goes on!

As for the look, we just aren't designers mate, we know it is a bit meh, but it is not our area so we just leave it like that rather than attempt to do something and end up with a site that is offputting.}


 

 

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17 Sep 2017 21:52:03
Oh come on just because we didn't win don't blame the referees. We weren't that good and Morata threw himself to the floor at the littlest of contact.

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