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19 Mar 2019 00:09:40
Ed002 could you possibly provide a couple players chelsea would be interested in if the transfer ban is upheld? No worries if you’re still on hiatus! Cheers.

{Ed002's Note - I would offer up Antoine Semenyo and Nicolo Zaniolo.}

1.) 19 Mar 2019 04:15:55
Both youngsters, thank you mate.

2.) 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.}



07 Mar 2019 07:22:17
Hey Ed002 or Ed001 do you expect chelsea to have a big summer? I think it’s a neccesity to sign both Koulibaly and Chilwell for our left side of defence. We’ve seen how big of a difference Van Dijk has made, now we need to sign the other best CB in the world.

{Ed002's Note - Chelsea obviously has players the club are interested in but these are just random names.}

1.) 07 Mar 2019 09:10:40
If we do buy a CB it won't be Koulibaly. Napoli would only sell for an exorbitant fee.

Perhaps if we're lucky we could get Romagnoli. Papers today reporting he might be for sale for around 60m. He's captained his side, and I think he'd provide a valuable leadership personality even at his younger age. Also left footed so would be another plus.

Not saying we need a CB as I love Zouma. But if the club don't want to use Zouma it should be Romagnoli or Upamecano or Tah.

2.) 07 Mar 2019 09:10:40
If we do buy a CB it won't be Koulibaly. Napoli would only sell for an exorbitant fee.

Perhaps if we're lucky we could get Romagnoli. Papers today reporting he might be for sale for around 60m. He's captained his side, and I think he'd provide a valuable leadership personality even at his younger age. Also left footed so would be another plus.

Not saying we need a CB as I love Zouma. But if the club don't want to use Zouma it should be Romagnoli or Upamecano or Tah.

3.) 07 Mar 2019 09:55:11
The first question was all I was asking if you could share, Chilwell and Koulibaly are players in my opinion who I think we should go all out to sign, Koulibaly more so. He’s phenomenal.

{Ed002's Note - Right, just random players that Chelsea has no interest in.}

4.) 07 Mar 2019 12:02:04
Hardly random but righto buddy.

5.) 07 Mar 2019 14:45:39
Prefer Skriniar and Mendy myself. Think Chilwell will be nailed on for City.



19 Feb 2019 01:00:55
Hey Ed001 is it true we’re monotiring Zidane? Also how do you think of him as a manager?

{Ed001's Note - monitoring him? What would you be monitoring him for? Make sure he brushes with his left hand instead of his right? Or to find out which hand he uses to wipe his arse with?

As a manager he was just lucky to have Ronaldo pull his backside out of the fire when it mattered in the Champions League. Under him Madrid were mostly awful but the players turn up in big games on their own. He was not a good coach and showed nothing to convince he is a good manager either. Even tactically the only thing he did was copy what Rafa Benitez had tried to do but got told he couldn't as it was too defensive!}

1.) 19 Feb 2019 05:04:53
agree Ed, no disrespect to Zidane but all he had to do was try and keep eveybody happy and their quality would speak for itself on the pitch. Couldn't count the amount of times Ronaldo bailed Madrid out when they looked clueless and him leaving has really shown their frailties. Only thing Zidane would bring to Chelsea is the small possibility of keeping Hazard a little while longer. Don't think personally there are any available managers out there that could really do a job with this squad. Who do you think could be successful here Ed001 if Sarri was to get the boot? I'd personally like for us to stick with him but if he was to go i reckon we'd go back to appointing a manager like Allegri.

{Ed001's Note - has to be Allegri really. I can't see anyone else out there to be honest, unless Ancelotti was an option, as I know he was well liked by the fans, so would unite them behind him.}

2.) 19 Feb 2019 05:32:31
Ancelotti would seem like a nice appointment. Was gutted when he got the sack during his time here, a real classy guy. Don't want to imagine what De Laurentiis would be like if we went after another one of his managers though haha. Allegri for me if Sarri is moved on, i just truly hope Lampard won't be considered. I wouldn't be able to take seeing him suffer the same fate as all the other managers that we've appointed.

3.) 19 Feb 2019 07:04:02
Conte. oh wait.

4.) 19 Feb 2019 07:55:13
. or Mourinho is kicking his heels, offers to step in on a temporary basis and bingo gets the job again. Had a nice rest, must have learned and been told about his bizarre behaviour. Champions again next season!

5.) 19 Feb 2019 08:49:19
I will always respect what Jose did for our club but please NO,

If Sarri gets the tin tac, I would love Carlo to come back. The majority of fans love him and the football was good as well.

6.) 19 Feb 2019 09:16:16
I would like Ancelotti. Quiet, understated man who commands respect and we played some nice football under him and he was treated badly. However, he does need a Director of Football supporting him, one with an element of clout as the transfer committee we currently use have no football experience and our transfers are leaving a lot to be desired. Of course there would be the serious issue of extricating him from his current position!

7.) 19 Feb 2019 10:29:48
This is not going to be a good couple of years for Chelsea Football Club, the expectation of guaranteed Champions League qualification is gone. Whether it's down to bad form or contracts naturally running out, the squad is going to see significant change. Make no mistake about it, this is going to be a tough gig for whoever takes over at Stamford Bridge.

The clubs philosophy simply has to change now. Despite hearing the word transition all too often when new managers have joined, I believe that whoever is in charge of the club from the summer onwards will have the first opportunity to oversee genuine change since Mourinho’s first stint at the club. The clubs philosophy of short term solutions and quick changes needs the change, they need to give someone the time to oversee a long term change at the club. I think they saw this as being Sarri, but his tactical ineptitude has been found out. We talk about Sarri failing to adapt to the situations he finds himself in, it’s now the club that need to adapt to the situation they find themselves in.

8.) 19 Feb 2019 10:34:04
Ancelotti would be a good shout, I agree. It's a shame that we never went to Tuchel in the summer, who would have used the academy much more than the previous three managers. If we do get rid of Sarri, would the club have anyone in mind for an interim position?

9.) 19 Feb 2019 12:27:44
Well said about Zizou, His record in Europe is phenomenal but there's a lot more to it than tactical nous lol.

I don't think it matters who the head coach is, this squad is really very average and how Conte oversaw a league title with it I will never know.

We are a Top 6 Club not a Top 4 and certainly not a Title Challenger. It's depressing but true so just accept it, it's much easier to deal with.

Sarri is not helping His situation but this is Our level at the moment and no Zizou, Ancelotti or anybody is going to change that without Quality Investment, which I assume is not forthcoming.

All I feel is apathy towards Chelsea at the moment and that is so much worse than anger.


10.) 20 Feb 2019 06:48:16
I wouldn't mind bringing Conte back. I know it may not be a popular opinion but he's a winner and tactically better than this Wenger, with all due respect, we have now. From the outside it looked to me as if the club reneged on promise to Conte and lead to every other things that happened.
Bring Conte back, support him like Guardiola in the transfers and he will win trophies. I can't guarantee you that with Sarri, after all he never won a thing.

11.) 20 Feb 2019 17:46:20
The only time the club are likely to see Conte again is in court.



14 Feb 2019 00:39:38
Whoever still believes our academy ‘isn’t good enough’ and is ‘too young’ is kidding themselves. The starters couldn’t beat the youth team today, drawing 3-3 in training.

Tells you something hey. Even if it is only training.

Make a statement sarri, start Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ampadu.

1.) 14 Feb 2019 03:17:29
There was someone who not long stated on the banter page we should sign Sancho 🙄🙈 fantastic player but I’m certain Hudson-Odoi could be world class if we actually trust him.

2.) 14 Feb 2019 09:14:46
i said we should sign him if we sell hazard.



31 Jan 2019 13:49:52
Willian to psg? Please tell me it’s true.

1.) 31 Jan 2019 14:23:53
der saying the same thing since 6 am this morning that there going to make a bid but nobody is hearing anythi g since.

2.) 31 Jan 2019 14:46:42
No bid has been made. His agent is in London and already said nothing is happening. Nothing will happen today. No ins no outs.

Good to see the board backing Sarri though 🙄.

3.) 31 Jan 2019 14:53:30
Don’t think it’s going to happen lads.

4.) 31 Jan 2019 15:20:22
its clear nothing is going to happen tom the board can't even flog the donkeys they have never mind buy more haha.

5.) 31 Jan 2019 18:14:13
If it’s true, Cahill has rejected Monaco, Fulham and Juventus? Can’t see it myself, but why would you just want to sit on the bench, especially at his age etc?

6.) 31 Jan 2019 18:32:06
Doesn’t want to rehouse himself and his family for what will probably be less money and limited game time.

7.) 31 Jan 2019 18:52:05
what fulham?

8.) 31 Jan 2019 18:55:24
hes probably settled in london and would have went to fulham only they wouldn't offer him konger than a 1 year deal.

9.) 31 Jan 2019 18:58:07
Certainly would be less money, don’t blame him for wanting to see out his contract here. Still club captain and the way it stands it’s anyones guess what players are going to still be here after summer.

10.) 31 Jan 2019 20:40:13
hes a what 32 or 33 year old he should want to go play he hasn't long left at this level.

11.) 03 Feb 2019 20:52:19
Willian should be playing for a conference team.




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19 Mar 2019 15:29:36
Does anyone think Tammy Abraham is good enough to lead striker for Chelsea next season? Ed001 or 002? I hope he does.

{Ed002's Note - No.}

1.) 19 Mar 2019 16:05:19
Right mentality just not good enough. Be a good rotation option though. Jovic is the one we need if the ban gets uplifted.

2.) 20 Mar 2019 11:54:21
Wouldn't have him back as nailed on starter next season, but definitely good enough to be a rotational player to start the season. Then just see if he does really well or not.

He makes good runs, is fast, pretty strong, has a good touch and is an excellent finisher.

Ideally we'd have Tammy back next season, along with Jovic to lead the line. Alas, registration ban will probably help prevent that from becoming reality.

{Ed002's Note - I would not hold your breath over Jovic.}

3.) 20 Mar 2019 12:16:33
Giroud or Batshuayi it is then next season! Lol :)

I should've known not to be too optimistic regarding a major striker talent. Hard to compete with Barcelona for players these days. They all prefer playing with Messi over being in Europa League haha.

4.) 20 Mar 2019 14:02:18
Ed any chance of any names of strikers we have an interest in please? Understand if no, Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - There is nothing worth saying at this time as much depends on a number of issues, such as the situation with FIFA, that need to be better understood first. So whilst there has been interest in strikers, such as Jovic, nothing is in hand.}

5.) 20 Mar 2019 14:57:04
Fair enough, could i just ask if we have any interest in maxi gomez as reports in spain say we do thanks alot.

{Ed002's Note - Chelsea has no declared interest interest in Gomez.}



18 Mar 2019 06:18:58
If sarri does get fired as crazy as it sounds I’d want mourinho back. still supporting sarri for now though.

1.) 18 Mar 2019 09:55:15
That’s not funny Standard.

2.) 18 Mar 2019 12:54:58
Jose 2004 I'd agree with - Mourinho 2019 no way.

3.) 18 Mar 2019 18:46:19
Mourinho's second spell here done more harm than good, love him but no way should he come back. It'd also end any chance of CHO, Ruben, Ampadu and Reece James having a future here with the way he is with youth players. If we're still transfer banned in the summer give it to Steve Holland and JT for next season if Sarri's sacked. Let them try and get the best out of the group whilst using the youth. Then look elsewhere when we can buy again if need be.

4.) 18 Mar 2019 20:21:23
i like sarri but if the club did fire him who is out there to take over this squad and make it better
we have had four managers now who couldn't either get this team right OR get on with the board
i think sarri is somewere in between, the club got him in to coach as they knew he wasnt really a guy who wanted full power over transfers like conte and jose
i think if we do get a window before ban i think we will see a better team
i know people including me have give off about alonso jorghino and pedro yesterday but for me hazard was useless yesterday i thought rudiger was good i thought jorgiho had one of his better games especially in first half
alonso pants
pedro not good
dave been average all season looks lost in this new passing system
kante enough said never has abad game
barkely kovatic don't really see what they bring to be honest
jorginho i think if we stick with sarri will be a much better player next year
kepa he's a keeper like what i did there, very bad day at wembley but i think will be a great asset
hazard i just want him to go now i think we rely on him to much actually to the detriment of the team when i have seen cho or willian play there we seem to gel more as a team and play more balanced
with alonso being the furthest player forward in every game and hazard has the defensive mindset of a lemming looking back most goals we concede come from a team counter attacking our left wing or there right wing
rudiger and luiz i love both of them but luiz is left so wide open because of alonsos and hazards lack of defence he gets pulled out wide leaving rudiger on his own all the time
hudson odoi that boy has all the skills to be a great player but is so raw and i think the club are doing all they can yes he wants first team football but i like him more in hazards position than pedros

now i would like to apologise to the player and you bunch of scoundrels i was wrong over RLC i have heavily criticised him over the last few years thinking he is noewhere near good enough for chelsea and to be honest up until this year i don't think he was
okmhe hasn't exactly set the world on fire but i can see how great he could be he has so improved this year, i have to admit i was wrong i think and credit to sarri i think he has improved his game
soz for long rant just airing my views lads.

5.) 18 Mar 2019 20:44:05
I like a rant and I admit I’ve never been convinced by RLC, principally because of his work ethic but he has impressed me in his brief cameo’s this season!

6.) 19 Mar 2019 04:57:03
Someone who is able to do the best with what they have as its going to be like this for a few years I think, love Eden joy to view him on our TVs but we must get all we are able too get for him and if we get one more window before we get done then Roman make it a big one lol.



18 Mar 2019 01:55:19
Regardless of current results the signings we’ve made over the last 3 years have mostly been failures. The scouting team and transfer committee I believe are mostly at fault for our current position.

Signings like Drinkwater, Bakayoko, Morata, Barkley, Jorginho, Zappacosta, Luiz, Emerson and more that are not coming to mind are not players that have improved the side. They’re not bad players and I support them but Ed002 said a couple months ago Roman still wants to win everything with Chelsea and with the signings of them players; there’s a lack of statement of intent.

I think the transfer committee needs a reshaping. Liverpool done it a few years ago and they went from signings like aqualani to Mane, Salah, Firmino, Van Dijk ect .

May be a naive view but from what I can see and my lack of knowledge of the club, that’s the reasoning for me.

Sorry for the long post.

1.) 18 Mar 2019 08:02:28
Well reasoned post Standard. I think there are lots of reasons for a recent poor form and some of our investments have been questionable.

2.) 18 Mar 2019 15:25:54
Good post Standard and probably the transfer issues had a lot to do with the fall out with Mourinho and Conte as both said after winning the title that the team needed strengthening to defend it and look what happened.

3.) 18 Mar 2019 16:18:47
And they both said something along the lines that the players attitude sucked.



14 Mar 2019 23:41:15
Giroud, Alonso and Hudson-Odoi were all quality. Hudson-Odoi is still extremely raw but we need to keep playing him to get him experience. What a player.



13 Mar 2019 05:51:06
The last time Ed002 contributed to the Chelsea page regarding players was August 17th, 2017. A week before he did a podcast and after that he received abuse and has done since.

There’s been a few times I’ve arched up at one of his comments but I like to think I’ve never been abusive and I think of it as a discussion/ debate. Scrolling through Ed002’s posts it really is incredible how much bad comments he receives on this page and it is completely unfair and I really do understand why he doesn’t contribute regarding players. It’s nice that he still contributes regarding a few other things.

I apologise on behalf of this page mate, hope to have you back contributing chelsea in the near future. Your contributions over the last 7 years I’ve been posting have been quality and insightful.

Cheers to all the other Ed’s too. I still find myself continuously checking this page and the other pages every single day. I can’t get enough of football. Cheers.

{Ed002's Note - Don't worry about it, we will see how it goes.}

1.) 13 Mar 2019 09:51:00
Agree, thanks a lot ed for all the info you give and sorry for the idiots that abuse, glad your back answering here appreciated.

{Ed002's Note - Thanks}

2.) 13 Mar 2019 11:34:03
Good post, Standard, and I fully agree.

3.) 13 Mar 2019 12:47:16
Thumbs up too.

4.) 14 Mar 2019 22:54:16
Thanks Standard for that post. Great to have Ed002 back on and I'm very excited. Kudos to all the Eds who have done so well for us on the page.
Ed002 I want to assure you that all well meaning CFC fans will always appreciate your contribution. Please ignore abusers as they are NOT fans but impostors who usually stroll in ruin it for us. We could have asked for their account be blocked but remember they still open another.
Once again I'm so excited about your full return. Cheers!




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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.}



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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.}



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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.}



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19 Mar 2019 04:15:55
Both youngsters, thank you mate.



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16 Mar 2019 12:19:21
Don’t think he meant any harm Ed002! Nath has usually been a respectable poster!




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22 Mar 2019 11:08:54
Wasn’t a dig at all ed there’s a lot of trashing of players on here so I understand where you’re coming from.



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22 Mar 2019 06:49:40
I don’t think it’s trashing but each to their own.

{Ed002's Note - Fine, it was a likely mistake my trying to do anything useful.}



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19 Mar 2019 14:35:50
Thanks Ed002. Well apreciated.



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16 Mar 2019 00:22:28
The problem is we’re possibly losing the biggest chelsea player currently, the biggest name that players want to play with. We may be fine without him but for me I want hazard to stay and for us to improve the team.



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14 Mar 2019 23:28:38
Okay Shak fair enough. I still think he hasn’t had a great season but like I said he’s improving. Does need to work on his final ball however.