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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.}



31 Jan 2018 21:44:30
Good old Tony tactics and subs on point again
Please enough is enough Conte must go.
On a brighter note my glass is half full.

gianfranco gola

1.) 01 Feb 2018 12:13:30
Your 'glass is half full'!? Can I have some of those drugs you're on.

2.) 02 Feb 2018 14:27:35
Only issue is he tends to sub same people and doesn’t take to many chances. I think an example was the arsenal match when instead of Bats he should have taken a chance and put Luiz at least you know he would have mixed things up a bit, but instead Bats comes on and was useless and we never looked like getting back into it.
I think if we don’t have a going day conte does not appear to have a plan change things up. This is my worry teams have found us out, we need to revert to 433 as the defence is struggling.

3.) 02 Feb 2018 19:30:31
Imagine the reaction to trying to win a game and leaves striker on bench and Puts on a CB.



31 Jan 2018 19:11:21
Welcome Olivier and Emerson 2 half decent signings in my book
Good luck tonight lads
I'd rather it's win tonight I never thought I'd say that, just to distance the top four gap.

gianfranco gola

1.) 31 Jan 2018 20:36:53
Absolutely. Good business. I would rather have kept Michy though so 3 strikers. I expect next year Baka, Barkley, Palmieri, Moarata to come good and have an exciting campaign.

2.) 31 Jan 2018 20:56:22
Hope so Baka has just given the ball away for Bournemouth’s goal he had been turning a corner imo.

3.) 31 Jan 2018 21:07:16
Ffs 2-0 down.

4.) 31 Jan 2018 21:12:26
Wtf is going on anyone watching the game.

5.) 31 Jan 2018 21:29:29
Supposedly sloppy closing down from Baka for the second
He’s sloppy play has cost us a few goals this season Conte should play Ampadu in there his positional sense is so much better.



25 Jan 2018 22:03:54
Alright lads just a quick question

I think it's obvious Conte will leave at season's end so anonymous question

Would you want him to stay for next four months thumbs up

Or go now and move on quicker thumbs down

Don't worry who would replace him or what, just thumbs up or down.

gianfranco gola

1.) 25 Jan 2018 22:06:54
Thumbs up. Rather avoid Gus Hiddink at any cost lol.

2.) 26 Jan 2018 05:45:44
Napoli boss,

{Ed001's Note - I keep suggesting him when a Prem job comes up, but why no one has snapped up Gasperini from Atalanta for a big job I will never know! He has not just worked miracles on a small budget, he has them playing decent football that would suit the English league.}

3.) 26 Jan 2018 09:47:36

4.) 26 Jan 2018 11:01:40
Ed001, couldn't the same be said about Sean Dyche, Eddie Howe, and Chris Hughton? Why do we always need to look abroad?

{Ed001's Note - Eddie Howe is clueless tactically and is unable to improve the level of the team above where they are at. He would not be someone I would consider. If he hadn't had his own Russian billionaire bankrolling Bournemouth to the Prem then he would be a nobody who had struggled everywhere he went.

Chris Hughton is a lovely guy and a very good manager up to a point. He is far too pragmatic. He would rather play for a point than a win, even though Brighton's best players are attacking. I think he is at his level, though I really hope he proves me wrong as he is a genuinely nice guy.

Dyche is an interesting one. I would fully agree that he deserves a chance at a higher level, but I think he needs to make a step up in terms of what he is dealing with. Some European football to really see if he has what it takes at that level, before he would be ready for Chelsea, for instance. I do like a lot of the things he is doing at Burnley though, so I would like someone to give him the chance to compete at the top end.}

5.) 26 Jan 2018 15:48:44
Dyche is a good manager. and needs his chance but I think every supporter will say that but wouldn’t want his chance at there club. 001 have you got any updates on what’s a horrendous window for us,

{Ed001's Note - I dont mate as i am out on a night out in Al Seef. Not sure if anything has changed while i am out but i do expect the Roma left back to sign if he hasnt already. Dzeko does not want to leave Rome which is the sticking point with him.}

6.) 26 Jan 2018 16:08:47
Enjoy your night out!

{Ed001's Note - cheers mate been good so far. Great atmosphere though ate too much!}



22 Jan 2018 14:56:45
don't know why we aren't in for Aubameyang a great player exciting to watch and good finisher. does his attitude put Chelsea off?

gianfranco gola

1.) 22 Jan 2018 15:44:32
I don't think Antonio Conte likes Aubameyang.

2.) 22 Jan 2018 16:30:11
possible but Conte isn't going to be there next year.

3.) 22 Jan 2018 16:54:47
Wheelycfc, if I might ask you, What makes you say, Conte won't be at Chelsea next year?

4.) 22 Jan 2018 17:15:04
If michy on loan and we snatched aubamayang and dzeko . We would have 3 proven strikers, morata has the link up the intelligence and is quick, dzeko would be the target man the big strong striker defenders would be pushed and pulled about dealing with. aubameyang would be that blistering pace on last man or wide forward, who would suit in front 3 or front 2,

5.) 22 Jan 2018 17:16:49
We all know conte isn’t going to be there he knows it and the board know it. Never settled in England and will have offers from psg Madrid Bayern all in summer with more control over transfers etc,

6.) 22 Jan 2018 17:27:36
just I don't believe he will. doesn't look happy at all. plus I think he will at PSG or. Madrid. and money would be PSG.

7.) 22 Jan 2018 22:10:22
Dzeko would be a good player, he is premiership ready. He’s proved he can do it. Also Palmieri I think will be good.
As a separate issue I think Antonio will go, mainly because he wants to go back to Italy. I have seen psg and Madrid are supposedly his next destination. I think this will not happen. He’s inferred he wants to return to Italy so why would he go to France or Spain. I think this is just paper talk.




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26 Mar 2018 07:37:57
Hi eds would like to hear your opinions on Hazard recently I've ever so slightly changed my opinion from amazing player to a good player based on he never turns up against the really big teams and dominates . I think he's amazing against the likes of Stoke and west Bromwich but the top six and European teams he goes missing. on that note if he was sold for ridiculous money I wouldn't be to disappointed your thoughts cheers.

gianfranco gola

{Ed001's Note - I just think he is not being used in the right way. You look at the best players around the world and they only become great when used in the right way. If you tried to get Icardi to link up play or be a target man, he would be crap. Give him the ball in the box and he is lethal. You could go on with players like Salah etc. Hazard is the same, he needs to be played in the right way to get the most out of him and that is not happening this season.

My gripe with him is that he is not mentally strong enough to just go and play his game to his best, he will sulk instead and not put it in on the pitch. He is Chelsea's star man, if he goes out and does his best, plays his way, no manager is going to drop him or do anything but build around him.}

1.) 26 Mar 2018 08:11:18
Cheers ed for reply agree with everything you said.

{Ed001's Note - very welcome gg. It's a shame as he has the talent to step up but is not stamping his mark on games.}

2.) 26 Mar 2018 09:09:31
Ed what's your view on a potential striking pair of Icardi and Morata, should Hazard go?

{Ed001's Note - on paper they look a good combo, but it would mean a massive change in the way Chelsea play, as Icardi is pretty useless outside of the box and has little involvement in the build up. I would be more worried about Icardi's attitude off the pitch to be honest. His wife, that he stole off a team-mate who had tried to help him, is his agent, and she is apparently really difficult to deal with as well. So I would avoid him and hang on to Hazard if that was the choice.}

3.) 26 Mar 2018 10:34:55
Cheers for the reply. I remember reading about that at the time - when he was at Sampdoria, right? Id rather see Hazard stay too, but in more of an attacking setup.

{Ed001's Note - I forget where they were but the whole thing got really nasty and a lot still haven't forgiven him.

Agreed on Hazard, he needs more help in the final third. No point him beating someone and playing the ball into the box to one man, as he is on the run and not always got the balance or the time to look and pick someone out. He just needs to be putting it into an area, but you need people to be attacking those areas for it to be a danger.}



18 Mar 2018 16:21:53
Hope bakayoko has a good game and morata gets a goal to give them both a confidence boost.

gianfranco gola

1.) 18 Mar 2018 17:10:26
no chance lol

Bakayoko can get his confidence up but needs to be a mid 3. so if he makes a mistake it might not cost us. with more cover.

2.) 18 Mar 2018 17:18:36
Sorry GG, Morata got his goal but we are playing with ten men with Bayakoko on the pitch. Kante is playing like two men at the moment.

3.) 18 Mar 2018 17:20:46
Bakayoko will be off soon hopefully as a sub and not a red card.

4.) 18 Mar 2018 17:30:42
to be fair . yes it was a foul but a yellow no chance . the prem and football in general is becoming like netball. no touch.

5.) 18 Mar 2018 17:36:12
and everyone is skating Bakayoko and how crap he played but where has Hazard been today . at least Bakayoko wanted the ball. yes he wasn't great but tried. Hazard looks like he doesn't give 2 s**ts, strolling around. no runs nothing. if he wants to be the world's best that he thinks he is . he might want to watch Salah and others atm.

6.) 18 Mar 2018 18:22:05
I think the same he might be carrying a injury but just can't seem to get into the game.

7.) 18 Mar 2018 18:29:38
Hazard is awful at the moment no desire won't shoot looks to me he wants away and for me let's cash in on him in the summer we need s good clear out starting with Conte and a few players as well.

8.) 18 Mar 2018 19:21:00
If he keeps playing this way (little or no desire to shoot and always wanting to pass when he can shoot at the goal and score), I think he might never win the FIFA world best player even if he goes to R/ Madrid or Barcelona.

9.) 18 Mar 2018 19:53:35
Oh for heavens sake he was the best thing since slice bread a few weeks ago now you all want us to sell. Same thing with Willian one minute you want him out now after a few good games he's the man. Hazard has been the same since he got here brilliant one minute then goes off form for a bit. We sell him to Madrid he bangs in 30/ 40 goals a season and we all moan we shouldn't of sold him.

10.) 18 Mar 2018 20:12:28
Very, very correct Blinky!

11.) 19 Mar 2018 02:24:19
Desperate times call for desperate measures.

12.) 19 Mar 2018 08:12:54
Desperate times? We have had a lot more desperate times than this.

13.) 19 Mar 2018 17:47:57
And when we have had those desperate times, you see our big 'players' (Lampard, Drogba etc. ) rising up to the occasion.



08 Mar 2018 19:30:36
Watched juve 5 or 6 times recently
Can't see what all the fuss is with Sandro to be honest I know he is back from injury but 70 mill
How good is chellieni tho.

gianfranco gola

1.) 08 Mar 2018 21:14:38
Personally I thought he was class yesterday and held his own defending and going forward. He’s powerful too and would be perfect for us if we go to a back four.



06 Mar 2018 08:24:33
Hi Ed read this morning that courtinho of Barcelona is applying for Portuguese citizenship to free up a non EU spot in Barcelona squad and sewerez has done it before as well
Surely FIFA have to look into this loophole just a blatent bending of rules surely.

gianfranco gola

{Ed001's Note - how can they do anything about it? Are they supposed to change countries eligibility rules?}

1.) 06 Mar 2018 08:34:09
What if the club have to stick to nationality of the player for the duration of his original contract
Whether he changes nationality or not
So if he signs a deal for four years as a Brazilian the club have to stick to that for four years
Just an idea FIFA lol.

{Ed001's Note - how is that making any sense? It would be illegal and unenforcable. I really do not see the issue. If you are eligible for a different passport that makes things easier for you to work in the country you are in, why would you not do so? It saves so much hassle if you don't have to apply for visas and work permits every year, you would have to be an idiot not to do so.}

2.) 06 Mar 2018 08:50:51
Sorreee I just saw it as a very easy way around Eu numbers in squad by a club
Didn't mean to ruin your porridge ed
I don't know EU laws on work permits so apologies on my part, my had that's me told.

{Ed002's Note - It is of no relevance to English football regardless.}

3.) 06 Mar 2018 09:01:53
No bother eds
I know my place now lol
Thanks anyway.



04 Mar 2018 19:00:13
The reason hazard played in a false 9 was only because Conte wanted special dispensation to play 2 goalies from FIFA but the paperwork wasn't sorted in time
He wanted willy to play as a false 1 with tibo.

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12 Mar 2018 21:01:30
19/ 5/ 12.

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05 Mar 2018 20:44:48
I'm sure he would enjoy that byrrab.

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22 Feb 2018 10:09:08
Matt the odds of that I'd say are
1000000000000000000000000000/ 1 but hey you never kmow.

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17 Feb 2018 21:09:25
Cheers ed.

gianfranco gola

{Ed001's Note - very welcome.}



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13 Feb 2018 15:28:36
Agree shak I like zappa.

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01 Apr 2018 18:36:30
Ed002 really don't want to be rude we all know your your not going to comment anymore so if possible would it be ok if you stop answering our questions to other eds with negativity
Your whining about the abuse is getting tedious to be honest its not fair I agree but us honest posters don't need it every time we ask a civil question and
If you don't want to comment on here then don't just leave the other eds and ourselves to get on with it
Shame it has come to this really enjoyed your stuff previously but we don't need reminded of your abuse every other question
Cheers no hard feelings.

gianfranco gola

{Ed002's Note - No other editor will answer your rubbish questions. From now on I will simply delete them.}



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01 Apr 2018 18:27:50
I don't know I just asked a civil question to all eds.

gianfranco gola

{Ed002's Note - I have zero interest in answering any questions on the Chelsea page.}



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26 Mar 2018 19:16:59
Agree 1 million percent been saying it for months
Luiz treatment has been a disgrace injured or not.

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26 Mar 2018 08:11:18
Cheers ed for reply agree with everything you said.

gianfranco gola

{Ed001's Note - very welcome gg. It's a shame as he has the talent to step up but is not stamping his mark on games.}



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09 Mar 2018 07:12:35
drogba is my favourite Chelsea player ever.

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