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20 May 2019 09:09:27
Ed with reports bakayoko had a good season in Milan could you see him playing for Chelsea next season.

gianfranco gola

{Ed002's Note - No, that is not the plan.}


1.) 21 May 2019 16:47:12
What if Sarri is the one that decides to leave, What does that make him?


 

 

23 Jan 2019 16:35:42
has the barella transfer fallen through as the rumours seemed to have died ed and do you expect anymore signings this month higuin i suppose.

gianfranco gola

{Ed002's Note - I would doubt Barella will be moving this month but there will be further incomings and outgoings this month. Later today or perhaps tomorrow the club will confirm another outgoing.}


1.) 23 Jan 2019 17:18:55
Thanks for the insight ed!


2.) 23 Jan 2019 17:42:00
Its been long ed2, nice seeing you reply. Hope you are well mate.

{Ed002's Note - I worry when people tell me how "long" it is.}


3.) 23 Jan 2019 17:42:33
Always nice to see you reply ed,


4.) 23 Jan 2019 17:49:30
Eeedd002.Your the man! Thank you.


5.) 23 Jan 2019 17:54:40
Sweet, thanks Ed002. Moses by any chance?

{Ed002's Note - As a special treat, Moses is gone subject to paperwork. Itr is a bit of a pity and I hope he returns to the English game - the worst ever childhood and what a nice and humble guy. And he is always there to help and support others.}


6.) 23 Jan 2019 17:59:08
edd on a personal view i hope your input can be given more again without being abused by a certain few idiots and hope u are well mate great to see you posting input here again i mean that honestpy.

{Ed002's Note - There is no plan to do that right now Shirley. Right now there are bigger issues. The train is out of gin. It is a two part new wobbly leaning train connecting two 5 car trains. I have suggested they stop in the Wiltshire countryside and the gin porter runs back down the track to the second half of the train to replenish. Or perhaps an unscheduled stop at Frome or somewhere to replenish.}


7.) 23 Jan 2019 18:00:39
Was a revelation under Conte, just a pity that Sarri came in and changed formation. Always came across as a nice bloke.


8.) 23 Jan 2019 18:07:24
Ed002 i have always rated him. Gutted that he is leaving England. He always performed good with teams he was loaned to. Im from South Africa and always supportplayers from my continant. Besides Drogba who do you think would top your list of all time African players.

{Ed002's Note - You would need to look at the likes of Yaya, Eto'o, Weah, Pele and Drogba - but perhaps Salif Keita would top the list for me.}


9.) 23 Jan 2019 18:11:28
Gin and tonic?


10.) 23 Jan 2019 18:27:35
Hoping that one day there will be another South African player in the Prem. I must be honest that I have been a rugby lover and supporter all my live untill 11 years ago when i saw my first full 90 min Football (Soccer) match and fell inlove. Sites like this and the guys on here plus the games everyweek makes it so much more injoyable. Thx foe all the hard work All the Eds put in to this site. I sneak a peek on here everynight for updates and rumours and banter. Bit when there is a tranfer window and the Eds start giving clues and info. man that just makes my day. Awesome keep it up.

{Ed0333's Note - we all pray for another Lucas radebe mate.


11.) 23 Jan 2019 18:29:06
i do wish moses all the best an absoloutely fantastic servant under conte the most hard working guy u could come across never gave up on himself even after all his loan spells etc. all the best victor 4ever a fan favourite after the fantastic campaign on the pl title under conte.


12.) 23 Jan 2019 20:05:41
roger milla must get a mention just for the italia 90 matches.


13.) 23 Jan 2019 20:30:35
Talking of SA players, there was also the highly likeable Phil Masinga (Leeds and SA in the 1990s) who died very recently. RIP Phil.


14.) 23 Jan 2019 19:29:32
Yes we do but it was so long ago already.


15.) 23 Jan 2019 20:02:11
thanks for reply ed most grateful and its been to long for a while now haha good to see you taking the time to give us a bit of insight on the chelsea page
good luck victor mate whereever you maybe.


16.) 23 Jan 2019 21:32:12
Agree 100% on Moses, seemed a really decent bloke, bided his time and was a revelation for one season. Best of luck to him.


17.) 24 Jan 2019 00:30:33
There was Quinton fortune back in the day when I first started watching football. Another South African here 🙌🏻.


18.) 23 Jan 2019 22:54:29
Are you a fan of Selif Keita Ed002?
One of my favourite African strikers!

{Ed002's Note - I am not a fan of any footballer.}


19.) 23 Jan 2019 23:51:07
Good to see all the love for Ed002, hopefully there hasn’t been any abuse on this post.


20.) 24 Jan 2019 00:34:56
Forgive me for asking Ed, but is Moses heading to Fenerbache?

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}


21.) 24 Jan 2019 01:52:18
ed when you said further outgoings, did you mean in addition to Higuain? thanks a lot and thanks for answering again 😁.

{Ed002's Note - What?}


22.) 24 Jan 2019 12:41:20
Dazz. Higuain has only just arrived!


23.) 24 Jan 2019 16:46:56
ed will there be more incoming after higuain?

{Ed002's Note - I am not going to get involved.}


 

 

22 Jan 2019 20:42:00
on a lighter note i cannot wait to see higuain in a chelsea shirt. haven't been this happy over a signing since matt miazaga no jokes aside i really am glad i think he will fit our style perfectly and i see him becoming a bit hit
come on gonzo bend one in from outside the box.

gianfranco gola

1.) 22 Jan 2019 23:17:56
And me one thing I’m positive about. Just hoping for a triple H front three.


2.) 23 Jan 2019 09:00:26
we all are king kante mate would be awesome.


3.) 23 Jan 2019 15:42:21
Shame it wasn't completed in time for the Spurs game.


4.) 23 Jan 2019 19:03:52
ya but the fa cup game will be a perfect game to settle him in.


 

 

27 Dec 2018 13:14:16
With Bakayoko playing really well in Milan in a midfield three is there plans to bring him back to club after his loan or has he had his chance and blown it I think he could be a great player in the right system.

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1.) 27 Dec 2018 14:09:43
It's unlikely that Bakayoko will be back.


2.) 27 Dec 2018 14:25:05
bakayoko please don't ever want to see him in a chelsea shirt again he was a shambles.


3.) 28 Dec 2018 01:23:24
I’m not saying Bakayoko would do well if he were to come back, but pretty much no one played well last year under Conte and I don’t think used him well as it didn’t seem like he particularly wanted him.


 

 

17 Feb 2018 20:38:15
Hi eds are Chelsea interested in sessengon of Fulham or is he earmarked by someone else.

gianfranco gola

{Ed001's Note - yes you are, as are Spurs and Liverpool, plus a few European teams, in particular Dortmund. I know he is seen by Spurs as the potential first choice replacement for Danny Rose.}


1.) 17 Feb 2018 21:09:25
Cheers ed.

{Ed001's Note - very welcome.}


2.) 17 Feb 2018 21:44:13
What do you think of him as a player Ed? Personally haven’t seen much of him.

{Ed001's Note - brilliant little player mate, going to be a huge star if he makes the progress he should. Can play anywhere on the left side and play it very well. He reminds me a lot of Bale, but better than Bale was at his age, though he is nowhere near the level Bale actually reached. He is that good though.}


3.) 19 Feb 2018 22:11:57
If you were to take an educated guess Ed001 where do you think he’ll end up?

{Ed001's Note - Spurs. If it hadn't been that he wanted first team football and knew he would get it at Fulham, that he didn't join them last summer.}


4.) 20 Feb 2018 14:38:09
Fair enough that makes sense thank you for the reply mate.

{Ed001's Note - welcome Danny.}


 

 

 

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12 Jun 2019 10:00:58
With real Madrid rebuilding Ed are they interested in Kante from chelsea
And do you expect them to approach Chelsea for kepa this summer.

gianfranco gola

1.) 12 Jun 2019 14:56:32
Why? We're not going to take a loss on kepa esp when we can't buy a replacement. And same with kante. We can't replace him so bids would need to be in excesses off 100m.


2.) 12 Jun 2019 17:09:10
There's no problem, Real Madrid can have Kepa and Kante at any time if they want. They can have Kepa for £375.5m and Kante for £299.8m pounds.

{Ed001's Note - why is Kante, who is the far better player, worth less in your opinion?}


3.) 12 Jun 2019 17:09:45
On the real page ed002 said kepa is a target for real depending on gk situations.


4.) 12 Jun 2019 18:53:20
I looked at Kepa's age, remaining contract (6years), transfer fee etc.


 

 

05 Jun 2019 08:14:40
Ed001 do you think bielsa would be good for Chelsea I like his style of football and would there be any interest
I just hope it's not allegri couldn't cope with that conte style defensive football again I liked conte as a person though
Bielsa would be my first choice then the wolves manager who would you think would be a good choice.

gianfranco gola

{Ed001's Note - I don't know of any interest from Chelsea and I am not sure he would be the right fit. He is extremely volatile and would be almost certainly another short-term manager. I love Bielsa and he is a great coach, inspirational for other coaches in particular, but he wants things his way or he walks away.

I think Nuno Espirito Santo would be excellent, but I doubt Wolves would let him go and it doesn't seem like it would be the right time for him to want to leave them either.

Personally I think the best option, though would be difficult to get as well, is the Atalanta manager Gasperini. A fantastic coach who does not need to spend money to make progress. Right now, with a transfer ban, a coach like him, who is willing to work with what he has and improve them, is probably the best choice.

Failing that, I do love to watch Quique Setien teams and he is out of work. You would not have to worry about defensive football with him!!! It would be entertaining and, as a neutral, he would be the one I would most like to see take charge.}


1.) 05 Jun 2019 08:34:13
Thanks Ed great response I thought that about bielsa headstrong guy borderline mad but that's what is appealing about him
Gasperini i don't know of him. but sounds like a good fit for what we need right now. so I will hope for him on your advice Ed no pressure, haha enjoy your day fella.

{Ed001's Note - Gasperini took Atalanta into the Europa League for the first time in their history a few years back and they gave Everton a torrid time. This season he led them to a Champions League place for the first time in their history and he has done it on a shoestring compared to the rest.

Have a good day mate.}


2.) 05 Jun 2019 10:53:46
Gasperini would be incredible, his work with Atalanta is a miracle and he finds gems everywhere.


3.) 05 Jun 2019 11:43:36
Gasperini also signed a new deal last week or so if I'm not wrong, Ed.

{Ed001's Note - I don't know but I did say he would be difficult to get. He rejected Roma recently. But Chelsea is a whole different kettle of fish to Roma. No one wants to work with that gimp Pallotta.}


4.) 05 Jun 2019 13:45:42
Haha Ed like the reply.

{Ed001's Note - thanks mate, I dislike Pallotta. Such a dick he is.}


5.) 05 Jun 2019 13:51:55
Ed 1 other thing are there coaches out there or managers that see Chelsea as a complete no no because of our recent record with managers sacking or leaving or court cases over wages and negativity from fans
Everything seems so controversial all the time
What managers if any did or have turned cfc down in recent years
Just curious.

{Ed001's Note - I don't know of any that see the club in that vein. Chelsea have got a very good reputation in that respect, the club itself tends to treat staff very well as a rule. Though a few ex-medical staff might disagree with that assessment!}


6.) 05 Jun 2019 14:25:43
Thanks Ed puts things into perspective I'm very happy to hear that. media has a lot to do with negativity I suppose thanks again for response.

{Ed001's Note - the media like to focus on negatives mate.}


7.) 05 Jun 2019 15:22:20
Ed, just wondering. What do you make of rumors suggesting that the club could look to Steve Holland to come in as head coach?

He's only worked as an assistant before, so wondering what you would think about a risky appointment like that?

Not that I think they'd actually choose him, but hypothetically.

{Ed001's Note - he has done well as an assistant but I would find it an odd choice as a head coach. Very good coach, but not sure he has the right amount of authority about him to make the step up.}


8.) 05 Jun 2019 16:02:40
I'm thinking he'd be an excellent guy to get back if we were getting an inexperienced head guy in like Lampard for example.

But I do share you opinion that he'd probably not be the best choice.

I'm so hoping they can get someone good : ( losing Sarri is hard enough as it is. I'd love Gasperini but that's not happening. Nuno I'm not sure on. His Wolves team was impressive against the big guns when countering, but in matches they had to take the initiative they often struggled. So that's not ideal.

Sigh, never a boring summer at Chelsea I suppose.


 

 

01 Jun 2019 01:31:19
I'm more gutted sarri is leaving than Hazard we could of built on something great.

gianfranco gola

1.) 01 Jun 2019 08:18:21
Agree Gola, we could have been a brilliant team to watch with another season. He showed more than enough glimpses this season.


2.) 01 Jun 2019 09:37:27
Spot on Gianfranco.


3.) 01 Jun 2019 09:51:04
More gutted a manager is leaving then someone who spent 7 years with us. F**k me. I’ve heard it all.


4.) 01 Jun 2019 10:29:43
As much as I'm gutted that hazard is gone . he gave his all to us for 7 years . and am happy to have him go and to go play for real. We all knew that was coming . but the fan push sarri out even though he was going a good job . So that's y I'm gutted even more that he's off.


5.) 01 Jun 2019 10:45:14
Hazard does not control the way the team plays. A bit of logic and common sense here would prevail.


6.) 01 Jun 2019 10:52:44
Dareryk there are some fans who care about Hazard leaving after 7 years despite having a good part of a year to prepare for it. than be worried about the real issues, the teams philosophy that may change now. Will we go back to the defensive approach or do we continue trying to implement possession based football etc. Football isn't a 1 man sport to be worried about Hazard.


7.) 01 Jun 2019 13:25:25
Does control the way we play you having a laugh he’s carried this team for so long and won games on his own for us. wow.


8.) 01 Jun 2019 23:11:53
agree Nibby. he's carried us all this season. If it wasn't for spurs, united arsenal dropping points as silly stages we wouldn't be 3rd. No manager should stay after a 4-0 drubbing to Bournemouth, especially a top 4 club. It didn't work, he moves on, we move on and go again. Wasn't the right fit for us. Ed002, you're certainly vocal on this issue, but isn't football all about opinions? We started off well and then regressed. The EL painted over a very lacklustre season. His stubborness in not changing formations, subs, starting 11 etc drew criticism from fans that pay a lot of money, take time off work, miss various things in their lives, so are they not entitled to have an opinion at a match? Sarriball as his cult seem to preach didn't work when the opposition found out, yet didn't have a plan B. All these things grow over time. Im glad he's going, it wasn't going to work for us.


9.) 02 Jun 2019 07:08:08
Adam, as fans we expect too much . I've been guilty of this too but to expect all in one season nah . I'm not that naive . We don't get things right from the get go . it's a process . In a way I'm glad that he's going to better things rather than getting the abuse he didn't deserve. It's impossible to please all fans cause they think that because they've paid money and left work early, their team should win it all . The world isn't perfect, get used to it . support with all you heart and trust the club to make decisions. They may not get it all right but I'm glad they have more grey cells up there than most of us fans who live in a different world. Your entitled to an opinion and so am i.

Cheers.


 

 

06 May 2019 23:32:25
Champions league next year
Could finish 3rd
League Cup final got beat on pens by best team in league at the minute
Could be heading to a europa league final all with a mish mash team for the manager
All you doubters out there who's sarri now
Well done mate I would of taken that at beginning of the season.

gianfranco gola

1.) 07 May 2019 08:48:09
Gola!

This is close to the perfect post.

Well done.

I would add that I like the style of football (or at least what it could be with an actual preseason)


2.) 07 May 2019 22:35:20
Salute you sir.


 

 

08 Apr 2019 08:51:56
Hi Ed if Chelsea won europa league and utd or spurs won the champions league but failed to get in top 4 does that mean there would be 6 English teams in champions league next year.

gianfranco gola

{Ed002's Note - No, five is the maximum. 4th place would lose out.}


1.) 08 Apr 2019 21:16:42
OK thanks ed.


 

 

 

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17 Jun 2019 16:44:16
great something positive around the club for a change
wish him the best and let's stick by him through thick an thin
ktbffh.

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20 May 2019 09:13:16
Hope they washed it first.

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19 May 2019 23:22:19
That's amazing the 10 shirt didn't exist before hazard.

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14 May 2019 11:27:20
If he was Chelsea thru and thru he wouldn't be leaving.

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14 May 2019 08:17:28
Said that a year ago Tom mate just say your going everyone knows all this cloak and dagger stuff is tedious
Even if they haven't agreed terms if hazard just said I would love to go to real but waiting on clubs agreeing I'd be happy enough with that
But all this I will decide after europa league final I have told Chelsea of my decision and I will let fans know then bore off.

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17 Jul 2019 23:02:46
Thanks Ed mate I think the same.

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17 Jul 2019 19:36:47
Ed001 what's your opinion of pulisic
I think he is a star in the making and a great team player never gives up
I honestly think hazard going will benefit the team greatly as a whole

He and willIan made it impossible for our cf to get space as they both cut in constantly never get to bye line and cross for them to run onto or head
Just my opinion.

gianfranco gola

{Ed001's Note - brilliant player, one I have been wanting Liverpool to sign for years. He would have been the one I chose when Salah came in instead, so it didn't work out so bad not listening to me but I think he is an excellent player with a very good head on his shoulders. His parents have kept his feet on the ground well.}


 

 

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17 Jul 2019 19:29:00
He will replace hazard his work rate and tracking back for starters is far better than hazards plus if he scores on average 1 in three he will equal hazards record.

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15 Jul 2019 23:03:02
Good post blinky until you said day off work for deadline day really sky bull.

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24 Jun 2019 23:50:22
Why what's he done.

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