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06 Dec 2018 13:27:39
Some of the comments about players and the manager have an element of truth but generally reflect our recent performances.

I am in a minority by being a Morata fan and some of the continuous negativity about him bare, in my opinion, any reflection of his performance.

Over the last few games Alonso has been poor and so has Willian.

Hazard hasn't been the same since the Utd game for some reason and it's true, when he isn't playing well, we struggle.

We have two centre forwards who are good in the air but not a single player who can cross a ball.

The manager criticism is about what I've come to expect from some fans but they are in entitled to their opinion. I am surprised no fan has compared the situation to Scholari yet.


1.) 06 Dec 2018 15:31:35
I have compared it to Scolari, my comment is on the Banter page. Good comment and you also forgot to state that D. Luiz is below par too.

2.) 06 Dec 2018 17:51:11
I also compare Sarri to Scolari further down. We do have 2 players who showed recently in the Europa that they can cross a ball well: CHO and Emerson.

3.) 06 Dec 2018 20:41:26
I’m sorry I didn’t see that you guys have ALREADY compared Sarri to Scolari! ’

I think there is a treatment for people being premature but I do value your opinions!

4.) 06 Dec 2018 21:42:07
Scolari has Drogba lampard terry carvalho Cole deco Ballack Anelka Cole . Sarri has luiz alonso willian Pedro Barkley morata Giroud, . Let’s not compare who can do what with who, Sarri’s Style is creating chances it’s there’s nobody to finish them.

5.) 07 Dec 2018 01:16:51
Matt, ’I think the people making the comparisons between Scolari and Sarri are not thinking about the style of play. They are comparing the early season success followed by a string of poor results.

6.) 07 Dec 2018 07:50:48
I can't believe Sarri is being slated. Loss for words. Terrific manager. Best style of football we've had in a long time. I hope Chelsea back him and he buys his own players. Pep took a season to get to grips with the league. Patience people!

7.) 07 Dec 2018 09:48:18
I’m sorry to say It’s the way of the supporters world Shak.

Players can’t have bad patches of form without them being called “deadwood” and managers are only as good as the last game!

8.) 07 Dec 2018 11:38:27
But the bottom-line is that Sarri still insists on playing the World's best defensive midfielder out of position!

9.) 07 Dec 2018 13:41:48
This isn’t a “bottom line” decision. It’s just a managers choice based how he wants the team to play.

We can all have opinions and we MUST all respect each other’s opinions and that includes the managers!

10.) 07 Dec 2018 17:31:44
The world's best defensive midfielder played in his correct position last season and maybe you could tell us what position we had finished?

Give the manager a chance for heaven's sake. as soon soon as something goes wrong we are calling for the managers head. It's the same set of fans that wanted Sarri as our manager that are slaying him after 2 losses. There's a lot more to our losses than Sarri. He needs the chance to build his team, I am positive eventually he will select Emerson, Odoi, Ampadu etc. However, he can't stick them all in at once. He will phase them in like he did with RLC.

We are the laughing stock for managers, eventually we will run out of options, stability is what we need.



23 Aug 2018 22:19:31
The club I have supported for over fifty five years has gone through many changes and since RA took over the club I have been fortunate to see my beloved Chelsea win trophy after trophy.

I thank RA for bringing this success.

I'm grateful that under his leadership and his investment we are now a club that operates as a profitable entity.

The club have, I believe, only put season ticket prices ONCE under under his ownership.

Now comes my gripe; The fans of Chelsea spend tens of millions each year on things like tickets and merchandise and yet the offers us little to no communication.

I respect the right of RA to his privacy but surely our club should give us, as customers, some means of real dialogue.

I understand the need for secrecy when it comes to transfers but why not give us more than the rubbish we read in the papers.

There were programs on CTV that allowed questions to be asked about the club and this was helpful and informative. It took a lot of the misinformation about the club out of the headlines. This programme has now stopped.

I have sent several letters to the club asking questions and very rarely get a response. My question about away fans being in the Shed End was one such question.

I'm sure our club have regular conversations with it's other investors, so why not us fans? Who after all, are also investors in our club!

Everyone knows I'm a glass half full supporter but this is a subject that really upsets me! So, sorry for the moaning!


1.) 24 Aug 2018 00:30:16
Yes I hear you in Roman we trust just be happy for what he's given us you have seen a few years of lifting trophies and happy days home and away some of the best best managers in the world and great players just be happy for that, the business side you don't require to know and yes fans are a major part to play in the whole set up but what you have witnessed over the last 11 years has been worth every penny I know it has we've all love it.

2.) 24 Aug 2018 05:07:43
As my points out, I am and will always be grateful that RA is our owner.

Our club does tremendous work in the community and yesterday a fantastic foundation day was held at the training ground. Maybe the club is happy for this sort of work to be low profile but I’m proud my club makes the effort to deliver these things but I want people who are not Chelsea supporters to hear about these good works.

We are not unique as football club in doing these good works and we are not unique as a club in having poor communication with fans.

Lots of football clubs, in my opinion, have similar communication issues.

I just don’t understand why football fans are so often taken granted.

3.) 24 Aug 2018 16:19:57
Bring batesy back 😂.

4.) 24 Aug 2018 21:17:20
Couldn’t stand Mr Bates and I know I will be in a minority but I wasn’t a massive fan of Mathew Harding.

Bates did create the Chelsea Pitch Owners so he wasn’t all bad.

Please Chelsea, don’t take us fans for granted. Try and remember, as fans, we are not the enemy, we want to be closer to the club.

5.) 26 Aug 2018 21:47:42
Where else would you put the away supporters?

They were behind Jose in the East stand and he was the one who got them removed from there.

6.) 27 Aug 2018 15:26:49
That’s exactly the place they should move back to Adam.

The Shed is our history and our home!

7.) 03 Sep 2018 13:55:15
Yeah stick em in the east upper. I nearly fell over the side after a few pints there once or twice.



04 Jun 2018 16:56:43
Good luck Jodie. Hope you come back to the bridge someday.


1.) 04 Jun 2018 18:32:48
Will be great experience for him, huge loss for younger players, wish him nothing but the best him and frank. Plus will happily loan some these boys to derby, be following them this year.

2.) 04 Jun 2018 18:44:04
Hopefully with lamps and JT.



31 May 2018 15:38:12
I think Roman is looking to sell the club.
Our BP and the latest stadium news just adds weight to my theory but it is only a theory.


1.) 31 May 2018 17:08:17
I think so, officially withdraw from UK visa, got Israeli visa, pulled stadium plans as doesn’t want to invest money into uk. Been quiet on Chelsea front too, lack of interest maybe in last year or so,

2.) 31 May 2018 18:27:44
No smoke without fire, something is wrong. It's being one challenge after another as regards the stadium reconstruction. Now i read he isn't happy about the UK visa issues. Please for whatever reason it may be i pray it gets resolved cos I like Roman Abrahimovich as the Chelsea owner.

3.) 31 May 2018 23:43:11
maybe some sheikh might take over and challenge city.



24 May 2018 22:26:31
Having looked at the comments made by Sarri I can't believe our club would consider his appointment.
His comments are outrageous and disgusting.
He may well be a good football coach but I don't want that sort of person as manager of our club.


1.) 25 May 2018 12:33:40
Finally, some sense on Sarri. Thank you TomB. I've been arguing with the plastics and fanboys on social media about his vile comments for a couple of weeks. You could argue that Conte arrived with the match-fixing allegations, but the club must have got assurances from him that he would be cleared on appeal as he was innocent. Sarri is an impending PR disaster and total embarassment in waiting followed by FA bans and suspensions. Bonanza time for the press here.

2.) 25 May 2018 12:50:01
tom b, i agree 100 percent on your point. if we sack conte it has to be allegri for me louis enrique not a hope any he won easy titles as Barcelona coach cause he had messi saurez at his peak an neymar dat doesn't make him a good mAnagerfor me.

3.) 25 May 2018 15:28:53
I agree with you on Sarri, bearing in mind what is happening with a couple of our former youth coaches, I can believe that we would seriously entertain Sarri. When Conte leaves (this looks extremely likely) I'm sure we can make a wiser choice. I would like to see somebody prepared to give opportunities to RLC, Hudson-Odoi, Ampadu etc. If that means a couple of years without a trophy, then so be it. We need a sustainable future, not just chucking money at it year upon year.

4.) 25 May 2018 16:43:09
Spot on Robster.

5.) 25 May 2018 19:42:04
Great shout robster we’ve such a great academy be such a waste to not see them boys given a chance at making it.




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17 Dec 2018 16:35:52
I've long since believed that referees in the Premiership are total rubbish.

Yes, Alonso should have been sent off against Briighton but some of the tackles on Hazard were outrageous and went without punishment.

The Premiership will be a lot poorer if Hazard suffers a serious injury and spends a prolonged period out of the game.

Surely, referees can see that Hazard is being targeted.


1.) 18 Dec 2018 04:00:26
What's hilarious is how in MOTD they made Alonso's foul a talking point but completely refused to acknowledge the fact Hazard was being kicked around the pitch for 90 minutes. Every single game Hazard has to deal with it, and the refs almost never protect him and allow the opposition to as you said target him and try and kick him off the pitch. It wouldn't surprise me if that's one reason why he wants to go to Madrid, at least in La Liga the standards of refs are much better and their star players are protected much more.

2.) 18 Dec 2018 06:24:54
The wolves game was by far the worst. 17 fouls they finished game with and 2/ 3 bookings? . Hazard Willian were just constantly stopped, to the point were Moutinho stopped a break away and was booked and then made a foul minutes after when hazard left him, ref blew up for it but no booking. But it happens every week so won’t be stopping now.

3.) 18 Dec 2018 16:13:39
But thay foul by stepehnson (or whatever his surname) on hazard was minimum yellow card a d could have easily been red.

On the side note. Ed001 why does ed018 dissapeared?

{Ed001's Note - he has not, he is usually about during games, he just has busy work periods and he has a young family nowadays.}



11 Dec 2018 09:08:27
I love watching Hazard and he is one of my all time Chelsea favourites. I desperately want him to sign a new contract.

There often comes a time howeve, when someone continues to make the same continuous comments and it becomes irksome.

There is nothing new in his comments, "he loves London, his family are settled but I also love RM" bla bla bla.

The old adage of "s••t or get of the pot" springs to mind.


1.) 11 Dec 2018 16:07:45
I’m getting bored of it and I love Hazard. I do think there’s players out there who can replace it’s just solid they want to sign for us? I’d like a left footed player if he left like Griezmann or Dybala but I doubt they’d come and then Hudson-Odoi on the left in his proper position.

2.) 11 Dec 2018 21:20:19
It's not just hazard, coutinho, suarez, bale, Beckham, the others. don't bother me I couldn't careless that they went. I just don't get why they think it's so amazing premier league best league in world Chelsea, man united, man City, Liverpool, spurs recently and even arsenal are as good as them on any given day yes they have won European cups recently Barcelona hardly won any until Messi and aren't likely to do so anytime soon with the emergence of City, psg us and other big European teams I just don't get the hype of going to spain.

3.) 11 Dec 2018 22:03:07
Yep you are spot on with the comparison of the other boorish players Franco and my guess is that a significant amount of those clubs fans got cheesed off with it as well.

4.) 12 Dec 2018 04:42:49
What's funny to me is it seems that Madrid have never been interested in him to begin with. Their eyes have been elsewhere and it's Hazard that keeps trying to jump in Madrids field of vision and get their attention. "What about me guys, I'm making myself available, hello?, Madrid? ". I get that he's being asked these questions and it's clear he wants the move, but there are ways to go about it and it's just become annoying having to listen to it. Hope he stays of course but we've been able to move on from the likes of Drogba, Lampard, Cole, Terry and still be competitive so i won't lose sleep over it anymore.

5.) 12 Dec 2018 15:11:52
If he wants Madrid to come in for him, Hazard has to start performing again as he was in August.



04 Dec 2018 20:56:00
Billy Gillmore looks some player!




13 Nov 2018 14:51:47
I haven't posted for a while and because of my illness I will not be able to post as much as I used to.
I have continued to read the majority of posts on the site and I would like to make some comments.
(a) My condolences to the friends and family of Ken Shellito.
I was lucky to see Ken play many times and in my opinion he could well have been a World Cup winner if injury hadn't intervened.
(b) We are still playing well and remain unbeaten this season. I think we will run City close for the Premiership.
(c) My fellow posters know I'm a Morata fan and I believe he is showing vast improvement this season. I am confident that he will score 20 goals plus this season.
(d) I'm looking at our on the pitch leaders and I'm beginning to think Rudi could be a natural.
(e) I think it's very likely that both Drinkwater and Moses will be leaving at Christmas. I hope this allows some of the younger players more match time.

I hope to post one or two more times before Christmas but In case I can't. I hope you all have a fantastic time and we all have a healthy and successful New Year.

Come on my mighty BLUES.


1.) 13 Nov 2018 16:23:41
Just want to wish you strenght and wellness (this word may be different, but I am not English) to you Tom. Take care of yourself, and mighty blues will bring you some joy thos year anyway.

2.) 13 Nov 2018 19:25:14
Hope you're doing well TomB.

3.) 13 Nov 2018 19:25:50
Hey TomB, I'm wishing you a speedy recovery Mate. I hope they can sort the illness out for you sooner rather than later. Hope to see you in good health and back to your active self on here. Speedy recovery Mate!

4.) 13 Nov 2018 20:20:19
Footballs not important, get ya self better mate, but it is good to see your name come up on here. Take care.

{Ed025's Note - yeah good luck tom and best wishes from all the ED,s mate..



02 Nov 2018 13:59:59
I won't be posting for about week.

So good luck to everyone and come on my CHELSEA.


1.) 03 Nov 2018 00:42:19
Good luck Tom I think I'm finished here mate to much negativity and animosity all the best mate enjoy the good times you as well g8 good talking to you both
I know what ed002 means to much venom and lack of respect on this page now
All best lads enjoy.

2.) 03 Nov 2018 10:55:20
Thanks for the mention Loko. I agree about the negativity on this site mate, I rarely post much now and every time I look at the site it seems to be the same 2 or 3 people being very toxic. It used to be a great site years ago with great posters but in the last 2 years some new posters have appeared and ruined the site. All the best Loco but hoping you stay around.




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16 Dec 2018 23:09:33
Matt, maybe the situation that dictates our in and outs in January could be the clubs assessment of a transfer ban!




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07 Dec 2018 13:41:48
This isn’t a “bottom line” decision. It’s just a managers choice based how he wants the team to play.

We can all have opinions and we MUST all respect each other’s opinions and that includes the managers!




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07 Dec 2018 09:48:18
I’m sorry to say It’s the way of the supporters world Shak.

Players can’t have bad patches of form without them being called “deadwood” and managers are only as good as the last game!




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07 Dec 2018 01:16:51
Matt, ’I think the people making the comparisons between Scolari and Sarri are not thinking about the style of play. They are comparing the early season success followed by a string of poor results.




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06 Dec 2018 20:41:26
I’m sorry I didn’t see that you guys have ALREADY compared Sarri to Scolari! ’

I think there is a treatment for people being premature but I do value your opinions!





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17 Dec 2018 21:59:03
Slight change. Now looks like we have definitely got two of our targets in the upcoming window.




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17 Dec 2018 16:43:22
I agree KK. Pedro is a top player.




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17 Dec 2018 16:15:04
C1955, in my opinion, he would have been a 1966 World Cup winner If he hadn’t suffered his injury!




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17 Dec 2018 14:00:20
Ken Shellito for me Miss Wood but Iva would be second followed by Dan.




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17 Dec 2018 13:54:24
Three players definitely out and maybe a fourth who’s going, will make some fans happy.

One supposed top player joining and the club are working on a second player but his club don’t want to sell him this window.