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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.



10 Jan 2018 17:12:36
Could one of the Eds confirm if our interest in Telles of Porto is true and if so is it likely we would sign him in January?
I am assuming we won't pay the asking price for Sandro.


{Ed001's Note - the interest is long standing but I don't know if he is a likely signing in January or not, sorry. It does seem Sandro is going elsewhere now.}

1.) 10 Jan 2018 19:12:15
where ed? please don't say Utd?

{Ed001's Note - PSG I think.}

2.) 10 Jan 2018 19:31:28
o really : ( gutted if so.
if like the napoli left back what his name is thn.

3.) 10 Jan 2018 21:17:14
PSG probably willing to bid about 30m more for Sandro. We're never getting another world class player like this. It's all a bit sad.

4.) 12 Jan 2018 13:48:07
Eds, I know I've asked before but how are PSG staying within EUFA financial rules?

{Ed001's Note - they will be selling a lot of players to do so.}




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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.}



13 Nov 2018 13:17:55
Would you know if Fifa are still investigating alleged transfer irregularities which invlove the club signing minors?
I gather something has surfaced through footie leaks but not sure how this would affect previous investigations.
Many thanks.


{Ed002's Note - there are on going investigations about the transfer of minors from South America which are the main focus - in particular where passports of convenience have been obtained. Other investigations about minors have resulted in Liverpool and Everton being punished, further questions being asked of Manchester City but Chelsea and Arsenal have both answered the questions raised }

1.) 13 Nov 2018 13:48:24
Kind of you to post on the Chelsea site Ed 002.
Have you answered the question anywhere else about changes that might come in regard to limiting the number of overseas players in PL squads after Brexit?
Not that I understand what Brexit has to do with it!
Thanks again.

{Ed002's Note - it is unrelated to brexit but different countries have different rules and there have been discussions about the number of non HG players in match day squads, but it would be a major change.}

2.) 13 Nov 2018 14:00:31
Presumably the PL clubs would have a fairly strong position on this if it meant them being unable to compete with other top European clubs?
Personally I would like to see a requirement for at least one academy player in every starting lineup and maybe two on the bench.

{Ed002's Note - Yes, the clubs don’t like it. There have been many proposals made regarding the make but it is not possible to force clubs to effectively keep and use players they may not want to.}

3.) 13 Nov 2018 14:56:08
If the FA were to impose rules regarding HG players in match day squads that were seen as too stringent, wouldn't that just further encourage a European breakaway league?



26 Aug 2018 12:07:44
Whilst I take most press rumours with a pinch of salt the recurring claims that RA is interested in selling the club still keep appearing.
My guess is that the truth is more likely to be that he is looking for a partner to help finance the stadium development.
Do you have any insights about the situation?


{Ed002's Note - Mr Abramovich is not looking to sell the club at this time.}

1.) 26 Aug 2018 13:04:16
Thank you Ed 002 much appreciated as always.

2.) 27 Aug 2018 15:53:51
Thanks Ed, Roman all the way!



01 Aug 2018 18:39:30
Willian back training at Cobham looked happy to be back on CTV.


1.) 01 Aug 2018 19:13:03
Children’s Tele Vision?



04 Jun 2018 13:42:39
Ed 001 and other Eds
Do you think the recent problem Abramovich experienced entering the country will lead to him selling either part or all of the club?
Also is the delay in building the ground connected to this rejection also?
Many thanks.


{Ed001's Note - yes and yes.}

1.) 04 Jun 2018 18:03:36
According to Forbes Chelsea is valued at £1.4b plus interest free £1b loan roman is owed someone big could only afford it. Can’t see many people lining up personally.

2.) 04 Jun 2018 18:46:03
Can only be Middle East or Chinese buyers I would have thought.

3.) 06 Jun 2018 05:45:23
With respect Ed, on what do you base that? Do you have any more information than the sensationalist tripe we read in the papers?

Roman's family lives here, his chuildren go to school here, it's not in the interest of the UK to deny him access and it will clearly be resolved.

Personally I see it as a non starter.

{Ed001's Note - yet he won't be granted a visa until he explains where he got his money from and provides proof none of it was gained illegally. Which he can't do. So, until the situation changes politically, a visa is going to be difficult for him to obtain.

And I have no idea what is in the newspapers, I don't read them. Never have. I don't do this based on what a newspaper might say, unlike yourself, who clearly has no idea of what is happening and is coming up with spurious reasoning. He can move his kids as easily as he himself can move. Plenty of kids of wealthy families are sent abroad to study away from the family.}




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17 Jan 2019 18:58:38
Thanks Ed 002 .




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17 Jan 2019 18:47:32
Sorry I thought you meant the club would receive a transfer ban for the incident you mentioned.


{Ed002's Note - No, there have to be charges and replies to those charges, etc., etc.}



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17 Jan 2019 17:12:55
Ed 002
Do you think the ban will start before the next transfer window?
Or would the club be more likely to appeal to give them the chance to sign and sell a few players?
Many thanks.


{Ed002's Note - What ban?}



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10 Jan 2019 22:58:05
Telegraph reporting we have rejected the Barcelona offer.




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10 Jan 2019 11:49:52
Pat Nevin suggesting that a lot of the names being mentioned are very likely to be a cover for our real targets.
He thinks we are more likely to be looking at Piatek at Genoa, but then so are Madrid apparently.
Hes the right age profile but always a risk signing a young player from another league obviously as we have discovered with Batman.





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10 Jan 2019 14:49:55
Jorghino a launch pad. since when have rockets gone sideways and backwards!
As for being a Regista few are capable of fullfilling what Pirlo did and steal a living by comparison.




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10 Jan 2019 12:58:08
It appears a few people have a severe case of 'Kings new clothes ' regarding Jorghino .
He is a massive luxury unless the other two midfield are very creative and score goals as is the situation at Citeh.
It was a real shame Pep didn't sign him as it would have weakened them defensively. He wouldn't have replaced Fernandinho for sometime who is an excellent player.
Its perfectly obvious he is incapable of producing defence splitting passes and indeed contributing anything when teams park the bus .
He is poor defensively, lacks pace and physicality and contributes nothing creatively and forget goals.
Infact he is stealing a living passing the ball 15yds sideways and back.
Mikel who was a whipping boy at Chelsea was a much more effective player and has the medals to prove it.




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16 Nov 2018 12:27:26
Not long if the news of illegal payments is proven!




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13 Nov 2018 14:00:31
Presumably the PL clubs would have a fairly strong position on this if it meant them being unable to compete with other top European clubs?
Personally I would like to see a requirement for at least one academy player in every starting lineup and maybe two on the bench.


{Ed002's Note - Yes, the clubs don’t like it. There have been many proposals made regarding the make but it is not possible to force clubs to effectively keep and use players they may not want to.}



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13 Nov 2018 13:48:24
Kind of you to post on the Chelsea site Ed 002.
Have you answered the question anywhere else about changes that might come in regard to limiting the number of overseas players in PL squads after Brexit?
Not that I understand what Brexit has to do with it!
Thanks again.


{Ed002's Note - it is unrelated to brexit but different countries have different rules and there have been discussions about the number of non HG players in match day squads, but it would be a major change.}