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01 Sep 2017 10:00:38
Well, thank god that's all over!

I think we got what we needed in the end. Drinkwater is a proven premier league player, we all saw how he performed with Kante. should fit in well and he's English. Zappacosta, I haven't really seen him play other than for Italy. Could turn out to be a shrewd but of business and adds competition for Moses.

Im happy Barkley, Mahrez and Ox didn't sign, it means Musonda has a chance to fulfill his potential with us, instead of another loan. I'd be interested in seeing what Baba will be like once Conte has had time to work with him.

KTBFFH.

dan23

1.) 01 Sep 2017 16:15:51
The Ox and Barkley are not right in the head. Immature and they think they are better than what they are are. I hope we stay away from Barkeley.


2.) 02 Sep 2017 09:37:10
I understand what they were thinking with World Cup coming up. And glad ox isn't near our team his just a kick and run merchant, Barkley on other hand under conte with drinkwater cesc bakyoko and Kante would learn so much to his game, postionally and technically and has he physical attributes already, big mistake by him. Would of played a lot in my opinion,


3.) 02 Sep 2017 10:34:15
Totally agree that Barkley could be come a good player for us, but he wouldn't have played a lot for us before January.

Waiting till January, or even summer 2018, makes the most sense for him (and his wallet) . It also allows us, or maybe Spurs, to properly assess the injury he's been out with. I think it was a mutual decision from all involved, except Everton, to wait.


4.) 02 Sep 2017 17:04:54
We wait til January which is be happy to do so now the faces are out spurs will come in and imo be his first choice,


5.) 03 Sep 2017 13:26:56
To be honest I think with both Barkley and the Ox the alarm bells are ringing already - possibly less so with Barkley to be fair - but I think it shows a distinct lack of ambition on their part and a degree of fear. Fear that they wouldn't be able to compete with our current squad and a lack of hunger to test themselves. Ultimately I think at this level that strength of character is what gets you over the line even more so than technical skill - we want hungry competitors who will get their head down and fight for the club a la Marcus Alonso and Dave. Not primadonnas that only care about what position they get to play in.


6.) 03 Sep 2017 15:39:52
As mentioned before the Barkley situation has all the hallmarks of a Levy intervention. We know Barkley wants to go to Spurs, so we offer a good price now and Eveton willingly accept, as a - out of contract next year and b- the club and most supporters want to get rid. Levy is hoping no one bids for Him in the summer because he is injured and Spurs know they can get him for a lot less in the January window. But because we bid Levy has to make contact to Barkley or his agent to say Spurs want him and will buy him in January. Barkley then pulls out of the deal to sign for Chelsea, making out he doesn't want to sign for anyone while injured.


 

 

01 Aug 2017 23:56:59
Anyone else slightly worried this could go the same way as the 'Mourinho season'.

Don't seem to have secured any of our top targets. Instead of adding to the squad. we've got rid of a lot and replaced them with a few!

Does anybody know who the so called '2 or 3 signings' are that are supposedly close?

dan23

1.) 02 Aug 2017 03:50:15
we have seemingly added all our top targets. are you a troll?

rudigar was one of the top choices last year before he got injured. bakayoko was our top choice. and from info from ed and also the papers before transfer window craziness. lukaku was wanted back by 1 or 2 people in the club and due to his past behaviour it was likely never going to happen. morata was the one we wanted.

now do we need 2 or 3 more? yes

do i know what the hell you are talking about . not a clue.

worst transfer window for 10-15 years. you are a joke.


2.) 02 Aug 2017 07:48:56
Didn't say worst transfer window in 15 years, think you're referring to another post.

Bonucci, VDV, Veratti, Lukaku, Alves, Sandro, Walker, Kessi? Our top targets. have any of them been signed? Morata, yes I'd be happy with that, I think he's a better player than Lukaku. None of the others targeted have we managed to secure though.

Costa, Matic, Begovic, Ake, Chalobah, Terry. all we've done is replaced them with a 3rd choice keeper and 3 younger players who will take 2 seasons to find their feet. We've just won the league and are meant to be building! Now we have 17 senior players, some of which are unproven and others are injured. So no I don't see that as building and no I'm not a troll! Just a fan of 30 years who has seen this happen time and again. Conte could go down as our best manager ever, but not if he isn't being given the resources needed.


3.) 02 Aug 2017 11:05:36
Dan23, I don't know where to start! Bakayoko and Morata were certainly Conte's 1st choices; Rudiger would have come last summer but got a long-term injury. Bonucci didn't want to leave Italy; Veratti is not for sale and only wants to go to Barcelona if he leaves PSG; the Lukaku deal to Man U was in place long before the transfer window opened and Conte preferred Morata anyway; Alves is 108 years old; Juve have made it very plain that Sandro is not for sale and no one can say that Chels haven't tried (and continue to try) to buy him; Walker? ok, perhaps we should have gone for him but a) is he really top class? and b) would he have come to Chels from Spurs, pissing off every Spurs fan? ; Kessi is an unknown gamble - he might be great but he might suck; VDV? Southampton have consistently said that he's not for sale and have even reported Liverpool to the FA - he is still at Southampton and, at present, still not for sale. Costa was let go because he wouldn't follow Conte's tactical orders; Matic and Ake were considered not good enough by Conte; Chalobah refused to sign an extension to his contract but we have a buy-back clause; Begovic wants to play and we have an experienced replacement in Caballero; JT is older and slower than time! Get a grip, man - we have got 3 excellent players in + an almost new signing in Bats; I don't know what your problem is?! Yes, we could do with cover in midfield and left wingback but the window is still open for another month!


4.) 02 Aug 2017 11:23:42
I appreciate your opinions, as that was all I was asking for in the first place. Other people's views. not to be called a troll and be questioned?!

We'll return to this post in November and see where we're at.


5.) 02 Aug 2017 21:47:25
sorry dan. the 10-15 years thing was to antibot. everything else though i stand by.


 

 

07 Jul 2017 14:31:56
I know it's early in the window and half of the news is bull but I'm kind of worried about the lack of activity. Why can't we seem to get deals done? Bakayoku seems to have dragged on for a month now, what's the hold up?

Rudiger, apparently deal agreed but that's not completed either.
Sandro was supposedly close but that's gone quiet. We look to have missed out on Lukaku, he seemed destined for a return?

More importantly though, Conte's new contract? What is happening.
Lastly being linked to Llorente and Benteke is a joke, there's a reason they play for Swansea/ Palace!

dan23

1.) 07 Jul 2017 14:46:35
Agreed. you would think they learned from 2 seasons ago.


2.) 08 Jul 2017 07:48:22
Patience boys there is no doubt they are trying there hardest to bring players in for conte and to imorove the problem is the money clubs are looking for players and agent fees and player demands it isn't as easy as what we all think . look at lukakus agent he gets 10 million if the player joins united so he is pushing lukaku into the move yet the player wants to come back and prove his worth to chelsea.


 

 

07 Jul 2015 11:03:48
Hi Ed, any update regarding Griezmann? Also a few sources linking us with Gotze, any truth in that? Thanks :)

dan23

{Ed018's Note - there's nothing new with Griezmann right now. Last I heard Chelsea would have no interest in Gotze if he was avalible. Not sure if that has changed}


1.) 07 Jul 2015 13:05:33
Thanks Ed. Fingers crossed for Griezmann, fantastic player.


 

 

30 Jun 2015 12:59:39
Hi Ed, just wondered if you had any updates on Griezman, Pogba or a replacement for Cech? Lots of different sources reporting various things but none seem concrete at the minute? Thanks for your help :)

dan23

{Ed002's Note - Not at this time.}


 

 

 

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31 Aug 2017 21:30:56
All the talk of incomings but what about the key outgoing. Costa?

What the hell is happening with his move. Imagine if the club, player and coach could sort out their differences, at least until January. We'd have Morata, Costa and Michy. happy with that!

dan23

1.) 31 Aug 2017 21:44:24
They have until tomorrow night to sort it out. Spanish transfer windows closes tomorrow.


2.) 31 Aug 2017 21:45:50
As far as I'm concerned Mr Costa can rot on Brazilian beach forever but I guess the club want to realise a cash asset.


3.) 31 Aug 2017 22:22:33
Isn't the Spanish transfer window open till tomorrow night?


 

 

31 Aug 2017 07:15:46
I still think we'll sign 2 or 3, we have a habit of late deals. Maybe a surprise as well.

If we don't though. I wonder if tomorrow's headline will be that Conte has walked.

dan23

1.) 31 Aug 2017 08:05:34
Conte won't walk, too much respect for the fans to do that.


2.) 31 Aug 2017 09:35:12
What even though he walked from his playing club -Juve, over the same thing? Nothing in football ever certain.


3.) 31 Aug 2017 09:44:17
Conte walking. yes to the podiam to lift the cup again. Go Blues.


4.) 31 Aug 2017 10:35:31
If it is true that Llorente and Drinkwater are not being signed because we refuse to up our bids by £3m and £5m respectively, then if I were Conte I would walk!


 

 

20 Aug 2017 18:25:07
Fantastic result. Thought we answered a lot of questions. I know we've had a moan about transfers etc. But all the media and pundits jumping on us trying to talk about crisis bla bla bla. silly comments.

Whole team worked their socks off, big performance by Christensen. Baka did really well for someone who's had no pre season and isn't for yet.

Lovely to talk about something positive 😂.

dan23

1.) 20 Aug 2017 19:21:58
That's why we're CHAMPIONS.
Now let's all get behind the CHAMPIONS.


2.) 20 Aug 2017 19:54:35
Someone say something positive? 😉.


3.) 20 Aug 2017 23:19:06
Yes Matt and funnily enough it wasn't you!


 

 

18 Aug 2017 15:25:09
Did anyone see Conte's interview on SSN? When asked about Costa, the whole situation etc. he burst out laughing 😂 seemed a lot more like the Conte we love than in recent weeks.

dan23

 

 

16 Aug 2017 08:26:38
Seems like another quiet week on the transfer front. What was the saying 'you should never stand still, even as Champions'.

dan23

1.) 16 Aug 2017 12:23:08
In: Rudiger? Bakayoko? Morata?

Out (from! st Eleven) : Matic. Costa.


2.) 16 Aug 2017 12:47:49
In: Replacements for those that have departed. So we haven't actually strengthened from last season. All we've done is sell a load of fringe players and we're left with a small squad. Now if we'd of added those you mentioned and kept Costa/ Matic then we'd be stronger.


3.) 16 Aug 2017 15:17:05
People thinking we've strengthened and this window isn't as bad as we think 😂😂😂 you guys are the best, we are weaker and smaller SQUAD than last season and manager unhappy with boards failure to bring players in sooner and squad look low on confidence, just don't sound negative ok people 😂.


4.) 16 Aug 2017 15:59:58
Look we get it. It's been a horrendous window. We're going to be relegated and there's going to be a mass exodus of players following Conte quitting. Yada yada yada. We don't need 100 posts every single god damn day saying the same thing. I fail to see how it contributes at all to any discussion, pretty much copying and pasting doom and gloom to every post. Do you think we haven't realised your opinikn on the transfer window the last 99 times you posted it? We're not so completely blind to the situation, we simply want a little bit of optimism or at least don't wish to see the same old boring negative stuff posted on every thread.


5.) 16 Aug 2017 16:57:07
We haven't stood still we've gone backwards.


6.) 16 Aug 2017 16:50:25
Optimism is fine it's people who don't see the issue.


7.) 16 Aug 2017 17:07:22
dan23 is right.Conte will have to manage with players on his disposal. So don't get surprised if Chelsea doesn't finish in to 4 or top 6.Even the best managers can't do miracles.Chelsea doesn't have a squad to defend the title and speaking about international success is illusion.


8.) 16 Aug 2017 18:17:41
If we win on Sunday (unlikely) and we sign 3 or 4 players before the window shuts. I hope everyone will be a little bit more positive?


9.) 16 Aug 2017 18:20:01
Nibby, your evidence we've gone backwards is one match in which we played with 10 men for the majority of and 9 for about 20mins. We could have even drawn it had Morata not unnecessarily tapped in Christensen's shot. Was it a good game? No of course not. But I'm hardly going to use it as evidence we've gone backwards.


10.) 16 Aug 2017 18:47:15
I don't think having an opinion is worthy of all the troll comments. Why would you troll your own club and fellow fans? I mentioned positives in a previous post, albeit at this moment in time it's hard.

I for one don't want to post negative stuff, it's just out of frustration as in my opinion we're having a poor window. It's a fan site, a banter page, where we can share our thoughts on the club WE love.


 

 

 

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31 Aug 2017 19:41:01
They've just loaned Mendy out, looking unlikely now. 🙁.

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02 Aug 2017 11:23:42
I appreciate your opinions, as that was all I was asking for in the first place. Other people's views. not to be called a troll and be questioned?!

We'll return to this post in November and see where we're at.

dan23

 

 

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02 Aug 2017 07:48:56
Didn't say worst transfer window in 15 years, think you're referring to another post.

Bonucci, VDV, Veratti, Lukaku, Alves, Sandro, Walker, Kessi? Our top targets. have any of them been signed? Morata, yes I'd be happy with that, I think he's a better player than Lukaku. None of the others targeted have we managed to secure though.

Costa, Matic, Begovic, Ake, Chalobah, Terry. all we've done is replaced them with a 3rd choice keeper and 3 younger players who will take 2 seasons to find their feet. We've just won the league and are meant to be building! Now we have 17 senior players, some of which are unproven and others are injured. So no I don't see that as building and no I'm not a troll! Just a fan of 30 years who has seen this happen time and again. Conte could go down as our best manager ever, but not if he isn't being given the resources needed.

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13 Jul 2016 10:41:03
Cheers Ed :)

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13 Jul 2016 10:31:32
Apparently that rumour isn't true, some dodgy French newspaper reported it. They offered him a new deal before the Euro's and talks are on-going. I'd love to believe it though, rate him highly!

Ed, could you shed any light?

dan23

{Ed002's Note - Nothing is finalised.}


 

 

 

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20 Aug 2017 18:45:50
Rudiger was a bit shakey but grew into the game. Baka did well, few needless fouls but for someone who isn't match fit or had a pre season he was very good. Morata worked hard, some good play and once he's fully fit I think he'll score for fun. Christensen was excellent all game.

How we managed to get Kante for £30 odd million seems like the biggest bargain ever. Games like that show why he's the best midfielder in the league. Did the job of 2 players again with ease!

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16 Aug 2017 18:47:15
I don't think having an opinion is worthy of all the troll comments. Why would you troll your own club and fellow fans? I mentioned positives in a previous post, albeit at this moment in time it's hard.

I for one don't want to post negative stuff, it's just out of frustration as in my opinion we're having a poor window. It's a fan site, a banter page, where we can share our thoughts on the club WE love.

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16 Aug 2017 12:47:49
In: Replacements for those that have departed. So we haven't actually strengthened from last season. All we've done is sell a load of fringe players and we're left with a small squad. Now if we'd of added those you mentioned and kept Costa/ Matic then we'd be stronger.

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12 Aug 2017 11:31:12
Found it, cheers Ed.

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17 Aug 2015 14:08:54
I don't disagree that Witsel is a good player but I just think he's another player that likes to get forward. We've got an Essien in Matic, we need a Makelele to sit next to him. That's the only reason I mentioned the 2 above. Plus, they're both good passers of the ball unlike Ramires.

If we fail to bring anyone in then I think you've got to give Hazard a free role in the No.10 position and free him up, otherwise I don't see us challenging this season judging by our start. Hopefully i'm wrong and it all clicks into place by the end of the month but as it stands we seem to have stood still a bit in terms of squad depth and transfers.

dan23