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21 Jan 2019 00:12:37
Everyone is saying we should replace Hazard (if he leaves) with Griezmann. Griezmann earns £350,000/ week after tax so. I don’t think the club would match that.
I understand the desire of posters wanting to replace players they feel aren’t up to par but the expectations of some are ridiculous.


1.) 21 Jan 2019 08:31:58
Greizman a striker / CF, hazard a winger, if hazard goes we need a winger / wide forward,

2.) 21 Jan 2019 11:08:55
And why would Griezmann come to Chelsea - a team sinking into mid-table obscurity?

3.) 21 Jan 2019 11:40:58
Don’t see us mid-table! Very strange “supporter” aren’t you MDW?

4.) 21 Jan 2019 15:00:22
CFCAdam, unlike some, I deal in reality - would you seriously consider us 'on the up'? We're losing Hazard and CHO seems determined to leave which leaves us with an ageing side; we are replacing Morata with Higuain - a massive gamble in playing terms and financially; we have seen little real investment in the team since Fabregas and Costa; we have employed an ageing manager who has never won anything in football and who plays our 2 best players out of position. Would any of this entice Griezmann to join us?

5.) 21 Jan 2019 15:26:00
mid table hahahaha.

6.) 21 Jan 2019 16:27:03
in reality. really?!

4th in the league, still in all comps. Not bad in my eyes. Mid-Table finish - Never. Top 4 - yep, united will have a blip. Arsenal too inconsistent to finish top 4.

No investment - Whattt! We spent £57m on Jorginho - who may still be a success. £71m on a potentially world class Keeper. Yet no investment? We've offered Hazard THE biggest contract in the history of the club, not our fault if he wants to go elsewhere. We've (supposedly) offered CHO the biggest contract for an 18 year old, who let's be honest hasn't yet achieved anything in football, but we've offered it to him. We've tied Kante down to a new contract. that's investment too. We've just signed one of the most up and coming talents in Europe in Pulisic, but stupidly let him stay at Dortmund.

Sarri will come good if the players back him, i think the club will and cannot see him going anywhere for 2 years at least. I think you forget that no other club in Italy won anything apart from a very good Juventus side, but his Napoli side pushed them hard.

Formation is down to Sarri yes, that i agree with and hopefully he's not too stubborn to change it. But only a few weeks back we beat City at home, where has that passion gone as the tactics where the same! Also, Kante scored that night and again against Palace and people weren't moaning then. We should have beat Spurs last week but due to lack of a striker - we spent big on Morata, who turns out is a bit of a wimp and not suited to Prem - hardly Sarri's fault. Higuain could be the man we need, scored goals wherever he's gone. The Milan side he's currently in is a poor attacking side, not his fault in the lack of goals.

Have faith man, everyone was raving at start of season, with how we had started etc. Just a dip in form, like we have every season.

Keep the faith.

7.) 21 Jan 2019 16:37:39
Good points Adam.

8.) 21 Jan 2019 22:38:38
Mdw, there's no coming back from Adams post well said adam.

9.) 22 Jan 2019 12:57:22
i don't see higuian missong all the chances morata has in last 12 months and i also don't see him getting disposessed every time he has possession cause he's strong an sturdy and not a big baby like morata throwing himself to the ground every oppertunity an moaning to the refs and let's be honest just looking like an absoloute ejit. shame it didn't work out i liked him bit he's just not mentally strong for pl or physically for that matter.

10.) 22 Jan 2019 20:31:43
gg, oh yes there is a 'coming back' - it's called going to games and seeing how we are declining week on week. We are a demotivated, ageing team that is very obviously not happy with so-called 'Sarriball'. We had a fortunate start to the season (anyone remember the sitters that Arsenal missed against us at home? ) - but since the end of our unbeaten start we have been getting worse and worse (allowing for 1 good performance against City) .

Man United and Arsenal are both on our tails and will overtake us sooner rather than later - which will leave us in 6th - not exactly mid-table perhaps but only because every other team below 6th is ordinary. As for cups, we are in the semi-final of a cup that nobody could give a toss about and we haven't played any team worth mentioning yet in the other 2. But you lot continue along happy, clappy way that I can only attribute to a vast intake of mood altering drugs!

11.) 22 Jan 2019 22:06:34
Ever thought of working for the Samaritans MDW, I am sure u would be an asset.

12.) 23 Jan 2019 09:02:06
mdw u really have a way with words haha.



11 Aug 2017 14:05:31
Ed002, Mario Pasalic only has a year left on his contract so was wondering if there was any discussions to offer him a new deal or are the club looking to sell him on now? Thanks =].


{Ed002's Note - Pasalic signed a new contract and has gone to Spartak on loan.}

1.) 11 Aug 2017 15:08:31
I must've missed him Joining Spartak on loan. Seems an odd move after 2 successful years at significantly bigger clubs in more competitive leagues.

{Ed002's Note - It was complicated.}

2.) 11 Aug 2017 16:22:50
I won't ask but cheers for the update and new sharkopod, legend.



08 Jun 2017 01:31:13
Ed002, you said Matic is a maybe to leave, so I was just wondering what clubs were interested in him? Thanks =].


{Ed002's Note - Juventus and don't rule out Manchester United.}

1.) 09 Jun 2017 00:43:11
Ed could we possibly use matic in a potential deal for sandro?
Or bonucci

{Ed002's Note - Try not to complicate everything.}



02 Feb 2017 00:27:31
I'm pretty happy with he business done in the January window as we moved on a few players and recouped a nice amount of money. Whilst the summer transfer window is far away, I'm expecting it to be very busy and Conte will have a massive job on his hands imo trying to balance integrating returning loan players whilst replacing and potentially upgrading a few positions.

Definite outs: Costa, Terry.


1.) 02 Feb 2017 08:26:54
I agree with that, not sure costa is definite just yet.

what do you think of musonda?
I think he is very talented but not nearly ready and I don't think we will see him unless we win the league a few matches before the season ends.
kenedy will provide cover and potentially get the chance to impress in the cup imo.
still cannot decide if ake becomes a starter or not

2.) 02 Feb 2017 18:59:33
I pressed post without finishing so just left it there. I haven't seen enough of musonda to know whether he's ready. I don't see him, Ake or kenedy or even Batshuayi getting a game unless we win the league with 3-4 games to spare.

Come the summer though we'll need to try and figure out whether we want to sign a new CB to replace Cahill in the starting 11 or whether Zouma/ Ake/ Christensen will take his spot. And then whether Cahill will want to stay or move on.
We'll probably need a versatile WB preferably RWB.
A new back-up GK to replace Begovic and perhaps a starting GK if Real Madrid come in for Courtois.

CM I feel we're okay but it'll depend on whether Fabregas will want to stay as a bit part player and whether Conte believes he needs someone with a bit more magic than Matic.

Forwards: think we'll see Costa leave so we should target someone versatile who can play either up front or on the wings in the mould of Dybala or Griezmann or failing that i'd go for Aubameyang. Failing that I'd stick with Batshuayi and bring in a backup/ promote a youth player.



10 Dec 2016 02:21:34
Any interest in Ben Gibson or Michael Keane ed002? Thanks =].


{Ed002's Note - Both have been looked at.}

1.) 10 Dec 2016 23:22:44
Is there any chance of christensen of Ake coming back next season as Terry's replacement?




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05 Sep 2020 13:41:25
Obviously very excited Havertz has signed and for a potential reported fee below what was expected but seen his salary is £310k/ week which is double pretty much the next highest in our squad. He’s been described as a generational talent by some and gotten high praise from the likes of ed001, who’s eye for talent is second to none. But I am shocked a bit that his salary is that high to start with, considering if he plays well we’d likely want to extend in another 2 years etc and it’ll have to be raised.

Overall this window has been fantastic for incomings, definitely need a bit of an exodus now with an extremely bloated squad. Fully expect Emerson and Barkley to leave soon, potentially Jorginho (although not sure anyone will have the funds for him) and then one of Zouma/ Christensen/ Rudiger or potentially Tomori on loan.

Whilst I feel we need another goalkeeper i've never seen any of the 2 French GK’s we’ve been linked to, but I trust Marina and Cech to get the right player in.

Rice I think we should hold off on, especially if we struggle to move Jorginho on, and I think Ampadu and Gilmour should be given this year to try cement their places in the team.


1.) 05 Sep 2020 14:40:34
With all due respect, there's about as little chance of Kai getting wages of 310k/ week as me winning the lottery. I don't believe that at all. He's not getting more than Werner.

2.) 05 Sep 2020 15:25:38
He was expected to be around £140k per week and the fifth highest earner at Chelsea.

3.) 05 Sep 2020 15:35:18
Have you got the wages from the Sun newspaper haha.

Far from the truth.

4.) 05 Sep 2020 17:40:15
He’s on ~9m annual.



30 Apr 2020 07:34:28
Can we get over the whole season being declared void. It WONT happen. If we can’t resume playing behind closed doors (which I don’t see as possible) then a line will be drawn and the season will end. No relegation and 2 teams up from the championship seems the most likely result. In that scenario Liverpool would likely have to ask to be given the title by a unanimous vote.


1.) 30 Apr 2020 09:52:29
I agree fuser, void is used to often.

We all know Liverpool were going to win the title. But most Liverpool fans I know don't want to be just given it if the season doesn't finish. They know there will always be the small print next to the title, and most back their team to win it next season.

2.) 30 Apr 2020 10:31:38
I’m not sure why using the term “VOID” is in some way wrong?

I just can’t see the season being completed but I agree Liverpool will be the moral champions.

3.) 30 Apr 2020 10:44:52
Because void should only be used if they effectively wipe the season from the record books, which they won't do.

As for the title, I think the players deserve being awarded it, the fact that it can even be discussed when it stopped with 9 games to go shows what a season they had. Whether I would celebrate it as a fan if we were given it I am still unsure. Part of me only wants to see us `win` it but the other half thinks it would be harsh on the squad to have their achievements mean zip.

I think I would have us down as champions this season but as a club be humbled that we were awarded it by fellow clubs, no parade and milk it with merch etc. but then next year try prove it beyond all doubt.

4.) 30 Apr 2020 11:03:33
I would rather like Liverpool to be “given” the title they deserve but IMO you can’t be given a title without relegation and promotion.

Again, IMO starting a season behind closed doors is still a risk to health, so I just can’t see it happening.

I think the season will be declared VOID but how they would then compensate the likes of Leeds would be problematic.

{Ed002's Note - Who would be "giving" the title to Liverpool? There is not now and never has been an option to make the season "void".}

5.) 30 Apr 2020 11:10:14
I have never used the present or past tense. I’m giving my opinion about what will happen in the future.

I like the term “given” as well because I can’t wait to take the “p” out of my scouser supporting mates!

{Ed002's Note - You seem to have a problem answering simple questions.

6.) 30 Apr 2020 12:32:55
What’s the “simple” question and I will endeavour to answer it?

{Ed002's Note - Who would be giving the title to Liverpool?

7.) 30 Apr 2020 12:42:24
No one. I’m using the word “given” by way of a “p” take to all my mates who are Liverpool fans. I’m sorry if that wasn’t clear in my previous response!

8.) 30 Apr 2020 12:47:54
WYred makes some good points. Players do deserve some recognition for what was one of the best seasons, complete or not, in Premier League history.

I like the point that if named champions then they would have to be humble, and gracious, winners. A good quality in all who win. I'm trying to think of some players who might move on and not get another shot at it with Liverpool - Lallana, Milner (does he have another year? ) - can't think of many others.

9.) 30 Apr 2020 14:19:22
Thanks J.

I think Milner may have one more year but his return to leeds will dictate that.

Lallana may end up staying depending on the market.

But the players, imo, would have earned the right to be called champions. My preference would always be completing it on the pitch, but the players have families etc and shouldn't risk it if it isn't safe. It also has to be in line with government advice, you can't allow football back if you aren't allowing gatherings over x amount. It would send out the wrong message.

10.) 30 Apr 2020 18:45:08
PSGnamed champions on France.



08 Mar 2020 12:24:42
Is Tammy Abraham waiting on who we sign as a striker as to whether he’ll extend his contract or is it purely wanting parity with CHO?


{Ed002's Note - It is neither.}

1.) 08 Mar 2020 14:50:15
Can you shed any more light on the situation, Ed002?

{Ed002's Note - There is no "situation".}



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11 Aug 2019 02:11:30
CHO wearing a suit at Chelsea today. Seems like he’s finally put pen to paper on a new contract.


1.) 11 Aug 2019 08:30:35
Or maybe he was dressed for an event? 😉.

2.) 11 Aug 2019 18:29:12
Not bothered what he’s wearing will not sort that out.




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03 Sep 2020 22:35:35
Realistically I’d leave Rice for another season, he’d be cheaper with one year less on his contract and West Ham could potentially go down. £80m for him is way too much. I’ll obvs back him if he’s signed but can’t see it happening until Emerson, Jorginho and Barkley are all gone and even possibly have to wait for Batshuayi to go too.


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21 Aug 2020 03:19:39
Pretty sure it was 2015. Chelsea along with our then shirt sponsors, Adidas, attempted to come up with a package to lure Messi away from Barcelona/ Nike. This was happening around the time that Messi was have tax issues in Spain. Can’t recall whether we’d come up with anything close to be actually presentable but think 6-7months later we ended up cancelling our contract with Adidas and Barcelona ended up paying Messi’s tax burden.


{Ed002's Note - Only one club has actually tried to buy Messi by offering to pay his buy out clause and that was not Chelsea. Barcelona and a commercial partner resisted an approach by Adidas to help fund a purchase of a player on behalf of a club they were looking to invest in.}



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03 Aug 2020 17:43:52
TomB, think PSG and Bayern have had a look at Bakayoko, but where he is on their lists of preferred targets, no idea. But he does have potential suitors.




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28 Jul 2020 20:01:32
Alaba would be my first choice followed by Hernandez and Grimaldo 3rd.




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13 Jul 2020 02:57:19
I didn’t say I’d prefer Christensen did I? 😂 you’re the one who called Rice a stop gap too. For £60m we could buy almost any CB in the world and you want to buy a CM 😂 not to mention Silva would probably want wages of 150k+.





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06 Oct 2020 17:08:19
I believe BG can be added to an additional list for CL and a secondary list for PL due to his age and home grown status.




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30 Sep 2020 05:44:58
CFCShak, players are unfit and injured. Lampard hasn’t had much choice other than to shoehorn players into positions for the first few games. We have one winger in CHO and it’s been well documented he hasn’t had his head on straight the last year or so. Nearly every single poster has/ had posted lineups with Werner playing out wide as a LW both before he signed and before he’d played there against Barnsley.
Even the other day posters have been asking/ recommending Dave play as CB in w back 4 or Christensen playing as a DM. The fact of the matter is, until we get Pulisic and Ziyech back from injury we’ll likely see players continued to be played out of position.
Whilst I have no insight into Lampard ideas, he could have been playing Mount and Havertz out wide in previous games as a sort of remake of when we had Oscar/ Mata/ Hazard trio where they all interchanged etc,
Regardless, I think it’s a bit early to throw him under the bus for playing players out of position when he pretty much has no choice. (Granted some have been strange eg. Havertz as a false 9) half our players had no preseason at all due to having to quarantine, the other half had barely 2 weeks. With a fairly large influx of new players, it was always going to take time for the team to settle, get up to speed and begin to form partnerships. He should have given Mount tonight off and I’m sure we’ll make some other mistakes but I’ll be holding off judgement at least until after the next internationals and Pulisic/ Ziyech are back.




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24 Sep 2020 06:03:12
I would think with Gallagher, Ampadu and Gilmour it’s unlikely we’d need a replacement. Also seems highly unlikely we’d be able to get a decent fee for Jorginho, potentially only a loan with an option to buy, in which case I’d keep him and see how the rest of the season pans out for our younger midfielders.




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22 Sep 2020 09:47:03
Surrey utd?




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03 Sep 2020 22:43:10
If I was in charge I’d leave Rice for a season and spend that £80m on Oblak instead. Have Ampadu get game time and he could be our answer.

With who we could potentially sell CB wise, both Rudiger and Christensen have only 2 years left on their contracts, so I could see either of them go, although having now signed half the German national team I can’t see it being Rudiger 😂 Zouma provably has the most interest though and get the highest fee so might be him to balance the books a bit.