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05 Mar 2019 13:19:16
Ed 002
Would you know if the club intend appointing a new Sporting Director any time soon?


{Ed002's Note - I cannot answer about timescales but they have continued to consider three (realistically two) good options.}

1.) 05 Mar 2019 14:06:44
Would it be possible to say who they are Ed 002?
I am also puzzled why it has taken so long to replace Emenalo do you have any insight into this?

{Ed002's Note - I am not going to get in to that, particularly when one is employed by another side - it will lead to the Chelsea fans trashing people they know nothing about again. It has taken a long time as the club want the right person and the first person offered the job was not interested.}

2.) 05 Mar 2019 14:26:10
Thanks Ed 002
I am just delighted that they are being so diligent .
But the sooner we have a senior football person involved in our transfer policy the better .

3.) 05 Mar 2019 17:45:28
Good day Ed002.Do you think that the candidates are good ones and how do you think once one is appointed will this affect the club.

{Ed002's Note - 2 are certainly. The other not. I would not expect to see any significant change.}

4.) 05 Mar 2019 18:31:56
Thank you Ed.

5.) 05 Mar 2019 21:44:47
Would ballack be 1 of the 2 ed.

6.) 06 Mar 2019 02:12:46
I’d assume Monchi and Ocampos would be two hopefully I’d like it to be Ballack though.



01 Nov 2018 14:12:09
A few italian outlets are claiming we are interested in Milans Suso maybe in the New Year which seems a bit unlikely.
Any idea if this is true and do you think he has improved sufficiently since his time at Liverpool to cut it in the PL?
Many thanks.


{Ed001's Note - the actual facts are that there has been scouts from Chelsea at a couple of Milan games and the Italian press have decided it was for Suso. I don't know how true it is but Sarri does like him and he plays on the right side, so it would make sense.

As for improving to cut it in the PL, he was good enough, it was Rodgers that was an idiot and ignored him. He has a lovely left peg on him and loved to get stuck in while at Liverpool, not sure how that has changed in Italy but he didn't need to improve, he just needed a manager that gave him a chance. Personally I think he should never have been let go and should have been given more chances. I really liked him at Liverpool, he was incredibly poorly managed.}

1.) 01 Nov 2018 14:28:32
Thanks for that insightful reply Ed 001 much appreciated.
If the £34m euro buy out clause is correct it sounds like a sensible target.

{Ed001's Note - if true he would be a bargain in the current climate. A good manager like Sarri would have him ripping up the Prem with his delivery. His problem was always his size counted against him - he is short and so he was not the typical Prem player. I am not sure about the clauses though, or if it would even be a buyout.}

2.) 01 Nov 2018 14:45:46
Very different these days with the Silvas proving able to cope at City.
The style of play does help them considerably however .
I am delighted to see Sarri improving the younger players like Barclay and RLC .

{Ed001's Note - the problem was Rodgers looked at him as small and weak because he was small. The kid would run around getting stuck in and winning tackles and still Rodgers would rule him out for being small. It was ridiculous.}

3.) 01 Nov 2018 17:05:52
Ed001; you really do rate Suso- He constantly attacks and can press quite a lot too. The player that I want to ask you about is Pulisic, Is Borussia Dortmund looking to sell him in the winter or come next summer? And is Chelsea interested in him?

{Ed001's Note - I like Suso, he was a really nice lad at Liverpool. Pulisic is not one Dortmund are looking to sell right now, though they could probably be tempted by a huge fee or if the lad decides it is time for him to move on.}

4.) 01 Nov 2018 18:00:07
Thanks for the reply.

{Ed001's Note - welcome and Ed002 tells me Suso's release clause has expired during the summer so Milan are likely to look for big money for him as they have a lot of rebuilding they intend to do.}

5.) 01 Nov 2018 18:54:22
I get feeling that they might not get more £45m for him. Thanks to Ed002 too.

6.) 01 Nov 2018 18:58:10
From little I’ve seen I like Suso. insigne, depay Pulisic Suso Zaha asensio, anyone really with the instinct to give and go and run in behind, We need movement and that end product, with Sarri front 3 theere more RF then RW ( imo )

7.) 01 Nov 2018 22:50:52
Funny ed001, I remember you and I having a discussion about suso a couple of years ago, we and a couple overs seemed the only people to rate suso. he’s got his plaudits now after playing for Milan. Great player.

{Ed001's Note - lots of people tend to prefer physical players, ones that look big, strong and fast, rather than players like him who are more technical.}

8.) 02 Nov 2018 16:44:45
And that notion has lead to a lot of teams missing out on good players whom they- earlier in their careers thought was lightweight.



25 May 2018 20:34:11
I am hoping the news about Sarri is media nonsense but it appears more and more outlets are going with the narrative.


1.) 26 May 2018 00:12:48
It seems true. Rather being negative about it get behind the team.

2.) 26 May 2018 09:11:47
Getting behind the club and team isn’t an issue for me and I’m sure that’s the case with ALL Chelsea supporters.
I feel objective criticism of a players performance, the clubs executive or manager are all, on occasions, valid.

3.) 26 May 2018 15:32:00
I don't think having an opinion about the next manager is negative anymore than questioning the philosophy of those running the club or for that matter commenting on the performance a player as long as it is balanced.
In the case of Sarri one of the Eds has already pointed out a serious downside to the man and he has never won a trophy in his career and he isn't exactly a young manager.



15 May 2018 13:02:58
I have been reading that we are interested and have been talking to Poch on the Spurs page.
It seems more likely that its a ploy to get more investment in players from Poch and his team but I would be interested in your opinion.
If not him have you any idea who might get the job?
Many thanks.


{Ed001's Note - I don't know about any relation to Chelsea or not, sorry, but Poch is considering his future there at Spurs and has been most of the season. He believe he has missed his chance to win the title there unless he is backed by plenty of money. I know he is also looking round for better offers. It is partially a ploy, as in if he gets money he will stay, but it is highly unlikely he will get the backing he seeks and he is preparing for that eventuality.}

1.) 15 May 2018 13:27:54
Many thanks for the info Ed 001.Hard to see where he might go where more money and a better squad are on offer currently.
I know the talk was that Real might look to him at some point but do you think that is still a realistic option?

{Ed001's Note - not right now it's not. However that might change if Madrid lose the Champs League final. Other than that, it is difficult to see many options available to him to be perfectly honest.}

2.) 15 May 2018 18:51:13
Pochettino is kind of manager that one prays Novena mass to get. I would absolutely love him at Chelsea.

3.) 15 May 2018 19:17:35
I must tell my missus obinna she does novena every Thursday.

4.) 15 May 2018 19:34:04
Sorry if I offended you. It was just a figurative expression. Really sorry please.

5.) 15 May 2018 22:02:29
No I'm sorry
I meant I would get her to pray at novena so we get pochetino.

6.) 15 May 2018 22:18:46
Hahaha. Yea he's really a good coach. I think he can win trophies with Chelsea; and rebrand our football for the better.



23 Apr 2018 09:57:18
Ed 001
Firstly thank for your sterling work on this page
My question surrounds the lack of an identifiable Director of football at the club which I find puzzling to say the least when even Arsenal now have that position covered.
Firstly why did Emenalo leave and secondly do the club intend appointing anyone to replace him?
Thirdly are you aware of any discernable strategy for next season bearing in mind the world cup and manager uncertaintity complicates the process of signing players?


{Ed001's Note - Emenalo wanted to go. They are intending to replace him yes, though it might well end up being just an internal reshuffle to shift some of the responsibilities to other people. Chelsea are always planning ahead, but the main question right now is the manager situation. Until that is sorted it will be all a little bit up in the air.}

1.) 23 Apr 2018 17:17:34
Any chance of a comment of the managers being considered. Taking into account Ed002's detailed discussion of potential candidates for the Arsenal position, he stated that Enrique has spoken with two sides - I imagine that we are one of them. Luis Enrique would be a nightmare appointment, in my opinion.

I still can't see Sarri joining, and Carlo could very well join Arsenal, likewise with Tuchel and PSG.

Jardim a possibility? Allegri? Blanc continues to have his name banded about. Any clarification?

{Ed001's Note - what kind of comment are you after? And yes Enrique is one of the potentials.}

2.) 23 Apr 2018 21:10:49
Who are we looking at besides Luis Enrique? Has anyone of interest been in talks with the club?

{Ed001's Note - I don't believe there is any interest in Sarri because of his issues. He has made a number of comments of a racist and sexist nature that would not be tolerated. I should have worded that better, I know he was ruled out and I believe that those issues are why. I hope that makes more sense. Apologies I am very tired and struggling a bit to think clearly.

Allegri was certainly one of the main choices, I believe Ancelotti was ruled out as well as Jardim. I am sorry mate my mind has gone completely blank I know there are others but I can't think who. I was trying to find a quick list of current working managers in Europe to jog my memory but for some reason I can't find one other than ones working in England and I don't know of any working in the English game currently under consideration.}

3.) 23 Apr 2018 23:24:14
Thank you for your response, Ed. The media have really been pushing for the likes of Tuchel, Sarri and Jardim and they could potentially be wrong on all three.

I really, really hope it’s not Enrique. Him, Emery, Blanc, Rodgers etc. are all some very disappointing names.

{Ed001's Note - from what I have seen of Enrique talking, I would not think he would interview well. His comments tend to be extremely bizarre.}

4.) 24 Apr 2018 05:48:12
At this rate maybe conte staying isn’t the worst idea.

5.) 24 Apr 2018 14:26:55
Ed 001
Would you know the reasons for Emenalo leaving?
From what I understand Tenenbaum has been taking a more active role in running the club in recent years so I wondered if it was connected to this?

{Ed001's Note - from what I am told, there was a bit of disagreement on the direction the club was going with regard to the way the players out on loan were integrated in the team. So he decided to leave for a fresh challenge. I get the impression he felt like the scapegoat for the lack of chances they were getting, but that is opinion only.}

6.) 24 Apr 2018 15:09:49
Makes sense Ed 001.
What I find both puzzling and worrying is the lack of anyone who has a track record in the game at board or senior management level, the manager excluded of course.

{Ed001's Note - I guess. It really depends though, I mean Arsenal had David Dein who had no track record in reality prior to Arsenal and he was excellent. It was losing him that saw Arsenal drop off the pace. So long as you have someone who understands the game it doesn't matter where they come from.}

7.) 24 Apr 2018 15:54:30
Dein was exceptional without doubt but he did have many years of interest and experience in football administration which he brought to the table .
Deins departure definitely impacted on Arsenals success and you could argue that a knowledgeable DOF might have softened the blow of his departure.
Tenenbaum by comparison is from a corporate finance background and not a major investor/ shareholder like Dein.
One story I have heard is that Emenalo was the buffer between Conte and the board and got tired of the constant ddisagreements.

{Ed001's Note - I have got you now, sorry I thought you meant track record as in playing the game before taking up the position.}

8.) 24 Apr 2018 22:02:01
Honestly, if it's not going to be Sarri or Jardim, why get rid of Conte? Enrique is a question mark, I don't think Allegri is all that special.

I also doubt the club would be brave enough to go for the young, largely unproven Tedesco or Nagelsmann from Germany. Let's just try to get along with Conte and keep him.

9.) 25 Apr 2018 07:55:28
You are on point Jackson, I will only sack Conte for Sarri.

10.) 25 Apr 2018 12:58:22
Unless the Club can sit down with Conte and iron out the transfer issues which all other managers have failed to do, he will leave one way or another. Sort out the issue and i would be more than happy to see him continue. Yes, he has been found out tactically but there again there are few managers that can change a team during the game and save the day (Mourinho was one that could) . However, like Klopp, he brings, when happy, an enthusiasm that rubs off on fans and players and that has been lacking from almost day one. The Club would do well to integrate the Terry, Lampard and Drogba boys into the system to get a grip on player influence and whinging and possibly prepare Terry or Lampard as a future manager.




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03 Mar 2019 12:13:10
Ed 002.
Do you expect Sarri to be the Chelsea manager next season?
Thanks .


{Ed002's Note - Perhaps, much will depend on CL qualification and another matter. We will have to see.}

1.) 03 Mar 2019 13:10:07
Hope you’re doing well Ed002.

{Ed002's Note - Fine thanks. Nice warm day here.}

2.) 03 Mar 2019 13:34:55
Interesting reply ed2. We look forward in seeing how the rest of the season shapes out.

3.) 03 Mar 2019 15:00:11
Where you at currently?

{Ed002's Note - Tel Aviv.}

4.) 03 Mar 2019 16:45:44
Supposedly to be amazing there Ed 😁 hope you’re having a good time
Don’t suppose you feel like sharing the other issue 😜.

{Ed002's Note - I am here roughly half my time for a couple of years.}

5.) 03 Mar 2019 17:31:16
Hi Ed002; guess you are having a good time in Tel Aviv? travelling around the world and seeing lots of cities must be fun indeed, I envy you on that one. Cheers man.

{Ed002's Note - I am here because of work.}

6.) 03 Mar 2019 18:50:22
You sorting out Romans visa haha I hope sarri stays Ed fingers crossed.

7.) 04 Mar 2019 04:47:39
Ed002; then I love and envy you and your job then; have fun.



22 Feb 2019 10:07:24
ED 002
We will presumably be appealing the ban and if that is the case would we still be able to sign any players this summer?


{Ed002's Note - Yes it was always planned to appeal.}

1.) 22 Feb 2019 10:30:10
I think we should embrace the positives of the 2 window transfer ban - still allow players to leave but replace them with our homegrown youth: Aina, Abraham, Tomori, Dasilva, CHO, James, Palmer, Lewis-Baker, Mount, Brown, even Bakayoko.

Yes, we might struggle to make top 4 - and the difference to this season or last season is .?

2.) 22 Feb 2019 10:32:39
Do you think an appeal would stand any realistic chance of being upheld Ed002?
Seems a lot of cases for one to have not contravened the regulations at least.

{Ed002's Note - I knew of one major issue but am told there are two - the rest is noise and generally an FA issue that could hit numerous sides. The appeal will be to push any ban back a few months.}

3.) 22 Feb 2019 10:43:06
Yeah that’s the dream but there not all good enough . Imagine these players up against the best in Europe, sterling aguero salahs vvd, appeal the ban have the sumner to invest and interstate youth more now ready for the ban.

4.) 22 Feb 2019 20:35:05
MattM, the thing is we won't know whether they're good enough until we give them an extended run in the team. I do agree that it may be a bit early for some (Mount, Dasilva, Palmer) but I think CHO, Aina, James, Tomori and Abraham are ready to step up (and I think we should be giving Bakayoko another chance) .



16 Feb 2019 16:59:19
Ed 001
I am wondering what your opinion of Sarri and Jorghino is currently?
For the record I think its clear he can't or won't adapt his approach to the PL and is prepared to play Jorghino as a matter of priciple rather than form.


{Ed001's Note - unless he is prepared to compromise he will fail. Both Pep and Klopp have had to do so. Every league is unique, to succeed you have to adapt to its unique demands and, so far, Sarri is showing no signs of doing so. It is all up to him now. He will succeed or fail by his choices.}

1.) 16 Feb 2019 21:12:53
Ed001, that's the most sensible assessment that I've read.

{Ed001's Note - thank you Mrs D.}

2.) 17 Feb 2019 01:22:42
Failed he should of already worked out the problems if people like us know what the problem is and he hasn’t he’s not good enough and am dreading Monday night and I thought I would never say that about united this season how time moves on.

{Ed001's Note - but you have probably spent more time thinking about it than him, as you will have had years closely watching the Prem, while Sarri has been busy working in Serie A.}

3.) 17 Feb 2019 10:49:44
Nibby, you're spot-on about dreading Monday - moi aussi. We might raise our game as we did against Man City at home but that will be just papering over the cracks. I'm even more concerned about how embarrassing next weekend's Final could be.


4.) 17 Feb 2019 11:47:24
I’m looking forward to the Utd and City games and I fully expect us to win both.

5.) 17 Feb 2019 15:49:40
TomB, thanks for brightening up my Sunday - I needed that belly-laugh!

6.) 17 Feb 2019 17:46:00
Anything to oblige the prophets of doom.

7.) 17 Feb 2019 19:58:42
Mrs Drogba, are you actually a Chelsea fan? Just scrolled through this page and every time I see your name its about sacking the manager or laughing at another fans optimism about winning games.

Why not try and be positive for a change? Might help you get through your days.

8.) 17 Feb 2019 20:40:46
Blue, we all see things in different ways and I guess that’s what makes a good banter site.

Mrs Costa is not alone. Some supporters refer to our players as “deadwood” or worse. One poster insists that Sarri’s supposed shortcomings are to do with his age.

I will remain a happy supporter of our MIGHTY BLUES. I will always remember the dark pre-Roman days, so every season we have when are competitive at the very least is a bonus I cherish.

9.) 17 Feb 2019 22:44:11
I am extremely positive every time that I read / hear that we are going after Zidane to replace Sarri. As for upcoming games, I really haven't seen anything to be optimistic about since CHO in the pre-season friendlies.

{Ed002's Note - Seen coming out of Fulham Broadway station 3 weeks ago.}

10.) 18 Feb 2019 11:35:51
Ed haha.

11.) 18 Feb 2019 13:27:26
Klopp seen in the West End of London supposedly having an estimate for teeth cleaning, could be a lot of money!

I think it’s cover for the Chelsea job. NOT.



09 Feb 2019 00:51:08
I have no idea why Eden is choosing now to praise Sarri in the Evening Standard if he is intending to leave.
I agree with Cesc if he has made a decision and that is by no means certain I know, then he will be staying.
One thing is for sure I can't see Eden staying and Sarri going, regettably .


1.) 09 Feb 2019 09:36:10
If he's staying, why doesn't he sign the contract? Getting fed up with this 'will I, won't I? ' game, Eden.

2.) 09 Feb 2019 22:42:14
Real don’t want Eden year after year we hear this if real want him he would be there now and if he does go he’s 5th 6th gesture he’s not 1st and that’s the reason he’s number one with us and that’s why he will stay.



11 Jan 2019 12:17:39
Have you any info on the possibility of the club getting a transfer ban this summer?
From what I can glean we are almost certain to get a 2 or 3 window ban.


{Ed001's Note - the club has yet to be charged with anything.}




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22 Mar 2019 10:50:08
Pepe has been linked with Bayern rather than us recently.




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05 Mar 2019 14:26:10
Thanks Ed 002
I am just delighted that they are being so diligent .
But the sooner we have a senior football person involved in our transfer policy the better .




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05 Mar 2019 14:06:44
Would it be possible to say who they are Ed 002?
I am also puzzled why it has taken so long to replace Emenalo do you have any insight into this?


{Ed002's Note - I am not going to get in to that, particularly when one is employed by another side - it will lead to the Chelsea fans trashing people they know nothing about again. It has taken a long time as the club want the right person and the first person offered the job was not interested.}



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14 Feb 2019 00:34:25
Lets see through the worst manager the club has appointed since AVB?
Infact the worst full time manager appointed under Roman. AVB had won something at least in his early thirties.




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13 Feb 2019 15:17:31
Instant success fan that really is funny. Where were you in the 1980's when we were at a low ebb to say the least.
Which big club do you know lost the last two away games 0-10?
Sarri and his 'conductor' (he would do alright on the buses) are not cut our for the PL.
Its just too simple for some to grasp.





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04 Mar 2019 18:31:48
What are his stats for the other 30 games?
Hes a liability defensively and offers little or nothing going forward except against championship level sides.




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04 Mar 2019 11:23:51
The trick with Morata is to play to his strengths which Simeone is smart enough to do unlike our current manager .
Square pegs in square holes principle.




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04 Mar 2019 09:49:19
Kovacic is stronger quicker and can compete in more competitive games.
Fulham gave Jorghino more freedom than he would get in an exhibition match which can only be down to Scotts incredible naivety .




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03 Mar 2019 22:09:23
Hes a defensive liability and his more contructive contribution today was against one a championship side.




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23 Feb 2019 20:21:04
That amazes me he looks much more comfortable and effective when Eden is either injured or on the bench.