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18 Jan 2019 09:50:59
Hi Ed001, good morning, I heard that we are looking at Lobotka of Celta Vigo as an alternative to Leandro Paredes, Is there any truth to this and how do you rate Lobotka relative to Leandro Parades?
Thanks.

obinna 123

{Ed001's Note - I don't know about the alternative to Paredes, other than he is someone that you have scouted through the season and before. He is highly regarded and, from what I have seen, a really good passer of the ball. I know PSG were considering him, had lots of looks at him but decided to go with a French player. He can play a more attacking midfield role, behind the forwards or a deeper role as a deep-lying playmaker as well as the kind of role Barkley etc are playing, so his versatility would be useful.

I really couldn't compare the 2 as I have not seen them play enough to do so.}


1.) 18 Jan 2019 11:50:15
Thankyou Ed, much respect.

{Ed001's Note - welcome mate.}


2.) 18 Jan 2019 13:57:54
It seems Leandro Parades is a really good player and whom Sarri wants (besides his age is good- 24years) Not every day does a club gets such a midfielder easily (as a first team player or as backup) . I am forced to say that we often tend under price ourselves out of good players. The club should get this deal wrapped up quickly so he doesn't opt for PSG whom I read- has already made a good bid for him.


3.) 18 Jan 2019 15:15:55
I don't make decisions for the club but I will be pissed off if we fail to sign Paredes. He's the kind of player we need to often release the attacking players. He also has experience for his age.


4.) 18 Jan 2019 18:17:16
I hope it doesn't become another Antonio Conte's experience of broken promises for Sarri (less than a year after been employed by Chelsea) . Sarri said that he needs a replacement for Fabregas- hopefully one midfielder has to come in (question is- who? And how is the player? ) .
Read that Inter Milan too is close to an agreement for Barella- another player that Sarri wants.
The funny thing is that when Chelsea now decides to spend- you see them pay £100 million for another Drinkwater.


5.) 19 Jan 2019 05:56:55
Ed001,
Is the parades deal going to be hijacked by psg . if so, who are alternatives looked at for the fabregas role.

Also, can you confirm if outgoings like Cahill Moses Drinkwater will be subject to others coming in . And will it be in this window? Or will younger academy players be given a chance?

Thanks.

{Ed001's Note - I don't think it would be hijacking, no deal has yet been agreed for him, so it would simply be them getting a deal done. Though I still think they are more likely to sign Gueye from Everton, for some reason. Not sure why as he is not good enough but there you go.

Cahill, Moses and Drinkwater are surplus regardless of incomings. If they can be moved on, they will be, even if no one comes in. I expect at least 2 of them to go in January, probably all 3, though it might mean loans initially.

As for academy players, Sarri will continue as he has been doing. The use of the academy is not his strength but he will have them in and around the first team.}


6.) 20 Jan 2019 06:36:16
Ed001, I think PSG are looking to sign two midfielders in the next two windows. One who is a B2B like Doucoure or Gueye and a DLP like Paredes, Weigl, Lobotka or FDJ. They will have only Verratti and Nkunku as their two midfield options next season.

PSG might have a strong attacking lineup, but their midfield and defense is poor. If they buy two MFs along with a LB and a RB, and sell Neymar to raise money, I think they would have a much more balanced squad.


7.) 20 Jan 2019 22:29:15
Are there any more players in the academy that can play for even Championship teams and excel. Sarri can't even use CHO.


 

 

22 Nov 2018 13:31:55
Hi Ed; How's your day? Any truth to Chelsea being interested in a Lyon player called Houssem Aouar?
If true, how do you rate the guy?
Have a good evening.

obinna 123

{Ed001's Note - not as far as I know, I know some English clubs looked at him but felt he was a bit slow and not up to the physicality of the Prem.}


1.) 22 Nov 2018 13:58:52
Surprised they thought he was slow, I watched most Lyon games last year and the kid has some immense potential. Definitely one to keep an eye on.

{Ed001's Note - depends on what they mean by slow, could be slow of thought or slow of understanding instructions.}


2.) 22 Nov 2018 14:22:41
Thankyou Ed, Kentonio- a lot of people are saying good things about him (Houssem Aouar) .


3.) 22 Nov 2018 15:42:38
A lot of people who watched the French league also said good things of Bakayoko. French league is a pub league. 1 team dominates, the others are crap. Probably on par with the Scottish leagues,


4.) 22 Nov 2018 16:00:47
Eden Hazard, Didier Drogba, Ngolo Kante, Thierry Henry etc. were all from the French league.


5.) 22 Nov 2018 16:14:48
Disagree with Adams comment. Load of tosh.


6.) 22 Nov 2018 19:49:01
Obina and you're point being? Bakayoko was made to look good in a poor league, got found out in 2 different leagues in 2 different countries.


7.) 22 Nov 2018 19:34:52
Our greatest striker ever came from the French league 🤦🏼‍♂️ There’s some fickle fans 😂.


8.) 22 Nov 2018 21:52:56
the French league was stronger back then until a little country decided to buy PSG and turn the league into a crap one. Its hardly made the league stronger has it? Fickle hardly mate, just don't get hyped up like you Fifa lot who think you know everything because you've signed him on a game. or watched him for one season. Bakayoko, Fabinho (liverpool) both look out their depths in this league.


9.) 22 Nov 2018 21:54:23
Totally agree Obinna some fans need to take a trip down memory lane before they comment. Let’s not forget Essien either.


10.) 22 Nov 2018 22:20:21
Kingkante, its truly quite a long list.


11.) 23 Nov 2018 01:37:16
I agree mate I find it quite disturbing the lack of knowledge some apparent Chelsea fans have on here already. Doesn’t matter what league you’re from there’s class and average players in each one.


12.) 23 Nov 2018 07:59:24
Adam is one of those fans. No point wasting your breath.

He says 1 team dominates, however only recently Monaco won the league.

Mbappe, Neymar, mendy, B. Silva, Fekir etc etc. The list is endless. Get your head out mate.


13.) 23 Nov 2018 09:50:36
Yes and they all dominate the champions league don’t they?


14.) 23 Nov 2018 09:54:53
Neymar hardly made himself in the French league you whopper. He learnt his trade in brazil, then Spain and now a piss easy league in France.

I think you’re all missing the point. Some players look good in a poor league and then get found out in stronger leagues. Not going to go through every player who has made the transition from one league to another. But there are players who look good and can make the step up, others can’t.


15.) 23 Nov 2018 10:13:13
Oh such a strong league. PSG already 13 points ahead. Played 13 won 13. Monaco 7 points. 19th place. Brilliant comparison. Even our below average players look good in the French league. Joey barton anyone. just because a player looks good playing in that league doesn’t mean he’s good enough for Chelsea.

{Ed001's Note - you could say the same about a player playing in any team outside the top 6 in England....}


16.) 23 Nov 2018 12:06:20
In What way have PSG dominated in the champions league? They’ve done nothing considering the money they’ve spent. Lyon have some fantastic young players there. Fekir, Aouar, N’Dombele and Ferland Mendy could all go on to become world class one day.


 

 

16 Nov 2018 16:50:55
Hi Eds; Is Chelsea interested in the Napoli RB- Elseid Hysaj? Seems like he could be on the move with all the talk coming from his agent OR I guess it's right to say that any interest in him will depend on possible departures. Maybe is he a player that Sarri would like in his present team?

obinna 123

{Ed001's Note - Sarri loves him but he has had serious injury problems I am not sure if the club would agree to move for him right now.}


1.) 16 Nov 2018 22:36:38
Thanks man.


2.) 16 Nov 2018 20:43:46
Ed001, any idea on which positions we will try to strengthen in January and in the summer?

{Ed001's Note - not really mate, the problem is that the people making the decisions there I do not know. I know Sarri wants someone for the right side to replace Willian but I don't know if they will decide to agree with him.}


3.) 17 Nov 2018 10:15:06
Thanks anyways, Ed.

{Ed001's Note - welcome. Sorry I can't help more.}


 

 

09 Nov 2018 14:33:45
Hi guys, how reliable is the source El Gol Digital? They are stating that Sarri has spoken with Fekir over the phone about a move to Chelsea in January (winter) . Ordinarily, that would be tapping up but the move does make sense since Chelsea reportedly missed out on the player in the summer ; Fekir is reportedly entering the final year of his contract come summer next year and Chelsea being linked to lots of attacking midfielders. Good player.

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1.) 09 Nov 2018 16:47:44
rubbish source.


 

 

06 Nov 2018 14:23:29
Hi Ed001; would it be right to say that Chelsea is definitely in for a winger in January transfer window with all the talks going around names like Suso, Malcom, Lorzano, Nicholas Pepe, Fekir, Leo Bailey (talking) etc.? Can you please shed some light.

obinna 123

{Ed001's Note - more of a right sided forward, but yes, there does seem to be a definite plan to get one.}


1.) 06 Nov 2018 14:56:29
Thanks Ed, you are a lifesaver. This guy Nicholas Pepe- how do you rate compared to others that I mentioned in my question?

{Ed001's Note - I have only seen clips of him mate, so not enough to judge him at all.}


2.) 06 Nov 2018 16:56:16
Who do you think would be best for the role Ed? I’d personally like to see Hudson-Odoi a go but no change that’ll happen. We need a direct winger like Robben. I’d try for Dembele as part of the Willian deal. Suso isn’t quick enough for me although I rate him highly.

{Ed001's Note - Lozano looks best suited to the Prem to be honest. Dembele seems to just constantly give the ball away, which is what has annoyed Barca and made them look to move him on already. Leon Bailey would probably be the best though, if he is attainable.}


3.) 06 Nov 2018 17:38:56
If Dembele gives the ball away too easily, it means that Sarri won't like him either.

{Ed001's Note - good point.}


4.) 06 Nov 2018 18:51:58
I loved Bailey last season but he’s been shocking this year. If he can’t start for Leverkusen he won’t do much for us. I like Lozano though he’s got goals and assists in him.


 

 

 

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19 Jan 2019 16:38:30
CFC TEAM:
Kepa;
Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso;
Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic;
Pedro, Hazard, Willian.

SUBS: - Caballero, Barkley, Giroud, Christensen, Hudson-Odoi, Ampadu, Emerson.

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1.) 19 Jan 2019 17:00:11
kepa
Dave Rudiger Luiz Emerson
Kante
Kovacic Willian
CHO Hazard Pedro


would have been my team.

{Ed0333's Note - you spelt Keeper incorrectly mate.


2.) 19 Jan 2019 18:03:59
Bad defending for the goal what Id give to have Ashley Cole back in his prime back at left back
The drog would be perfect in this team
Are we zonal marking from corners?


 

 

16 Jan 2019 17:03:41
Anyone feeling excited about Leon Bailey? His father and agent stating that Chelsea's enquired about him; don't know if it's recently or that of last season?
Hi Ed001 what do you think about him at the moment- replacing someone like Willian in our squad?

obinna 123

{Ed001's Note - I would say it would be more about supplementing him. You need to strengthen the squad.}


1.) 16 Jan 2019 19:22:02
would you think he would be an improvement on willian edd or still a player people are basing his ability on future potential an age.

{Ed001's Note - I am not a big fan of Willian to be honest, he lacks end product on a consistent basis but, and it is a big but, Bailey is very inconsistent too as he is young. I think the addition of Bailey would hopefully push them both to perform more consistently. They can play multiple positions as well, which would means a major improvement to the squad depth which is desperately required. Right now though, Bailey is in large part potential and pace.}


2.) 16 Jan 2019 20:41:48
do you see this as a deal which is likely to happen or completely rumours as of now. i suppose what i do think of players an potential is mane sane coutinho etc were all brought because of potential none of any of them were probably hugely consitant so ud be hoping if bailey signed then hed move up a level due to the quality around him been higher.

{Ed001's Note - I believe the Bailey rumours are just a rehash that will keep coming up because he supports Chelsea. I think you got Pulisic instead.}


3.) 16 Jan 2019 21:07:41
unless hazard leaves too.


4.) 16 Jan 2019 22:30:18
do you think cho will get his move or will chelsea get sick of bayern.

{Ed001's Note - I think the lad will go, but because he seems to be giving Bayern the come on hence their constant badgering.}


5.) 16 Jan 2019 22:38:30
are cfc likely to take action v bayern or would they likely refuse to deal with them in the future. is cho likely to hurt the board or are they happy to get 35 plus for an unproven player. is his departure likely to spark baileys move or will they bother replacing cho?
just a question i general how much do they want for morata and batshuayi? id imagine between them there worth what 80 million?1.


6.) 16 Jan 2019 22:42:34
do you think we want to sell batshuayi rather than loan again incase he has a bad loan at monaco an his value drops? or is it a case the club no longer see where or when he will be good enough etc.


7.) 16 Jan 2019 22:45:25
ed001 do you believe this window then?

{Ed001's Note - probably summer.}


8.) 17 Jan 2019 06:20:34
Bailey was quality last year but has been very poor this season. Nicolas Pepe looks like a player who has great end product too.


 

 

15 Jan 2019 18:02:21
I'm guessing there's some substance to the rumour of Emerson Palmieri's reported interest from Juventus. I think he's a very good player and should be getting more game (maybe not more than Alonso as Sarri prefers Alonso) . I think he's one player that the club shouldn't loose.
What do you think about him Ed001?

obinna 123

{Ed001's Note - I like him and think he is a more balanced player than Alonso. Also holds the width rather than forgetting he is meant to provide it.}


1.) 15 Jan 2019 18:36:05
100% we have a habbit of spending 20mill on. left backs and then selling thm. regular occurrence.


2.) 15 Jan 2019 18:48:28
Arsenal’s strength is in width, the like to focus on that. Alonso will need to be on top of his game and Azpi. But in his defence, Alonso is better in the big games it’s the other games when we struggle to break teams down and his poor crossing and taking players on frustrates, I do think Emerson deserves a chance,


3.) 16 Jan 2019 07:54:03
Its only right that Emerson gets a chance soon. I have always liked the player, he has a lot of talent. It would be ashame not to see it at the Bridge.


4.) 16 Jan 2019 14:02:24
And today Athletico Madrid and Juventus becomes interested too in Emerson Palmieri. - two of Europe's elite teams with coaches that are relatively better than Sarri (in trophy haul) . This is the kind of thing that I dislike about Sarri and Chelsea board (they won't want to address the issue until it gets out of hand) . Even a blind man has to see that Emerson Palmieri is a very good player (imagine the interest that a player that isn't a regular first team player is raking in)


 

 

12 Jan 2019 10:33:52
Nicolo Barella's words: "“If I had to choose between serie A and the Premier League, I'd go for England because I like the way they approach the game.
“Everyone there is just as irritable as me and are as prone to commit fouls as I am! . ”

Does this mean anything?

obinna 123

1.) 12 Jan 2019 11:42:13
When was this said and where’s the quote from? I think he likes the prem but worried about his game time.

{Ed001's Note - I would ignore his quotes as they are often as the result of leading questions, such as when he was reported as saying he wanted a move to Liverpool. He was actually asked a leading question which made it almost impossible for him to say anything else.}


2.) 12 Jan 2019 12:19:14
Not sure, but think the quote above is because he, as someone mentioned on this site, is a player who sometimes commits quite stupid fouls, and thus I think it was merely an attempt at being funny :)


3.) 12 Jan 2019 15:30:34
Barela is very much suited to the PL but the red mist does descend as per Luiz. However, he has also been quoted as saying he would not come to England for family reasons so we are back into the world of 'he said, they said.


 

 

07 Dec 2018 18:28:59
Sarri citing Alonso's aerial ability in defending set pieces as his reason for picking him (Alonso) over Emerson; my question is- which do you think is more valuable and beneficial to the team- Alonso's superior aerial ability at set-pieces or Emerson's superior mobility in open play (considering both players' strengths and weaknesses)?

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1.) 08 Dec 2018 14:18:57
Can't remember Alonso ever winning a heading dual - Sarri picking at straws (rather than his nose as usual) .


2.) 08 Dec 2018 18:12:39
Why would you need a left back to be able to win aerial duels much anyway.


 

 

 

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21 Jan 2019 08:01:31
ADL said same thing about Sarri- not wanting to rotate and sticking with one player for one position (ignoring backups), and I think he was right. I feel it wouldn't have been much of a problem if Sarri is sticking with an exceptional group of players that are young like in Liverpool or Mancity. My point is what will our fate (future) be like as Pedro and Willian (who are in their 30s) are the ones Sarri's decided to stick with, then think of how good they will be next season in a fast league like the EPL as their age increases? Now imagine how good Mancity or liverpool's core players like Sane, Sterling, Salah (in their early 20s) etc will be next season as they grow into their prime- This is part of the reason why the club needs to start thinking of spending on younger exceptional players (or start giving players like Hudson Odoi and Ampadu a big chance to play) . At this rate, I pray it doesn't take us another 3 years before we win the league again.

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20 Jan 2019 11:55:25
CFCShak, I really do respect your opinion a a lot but Sarri is so stubborn, stereotyped and predictable; these are undesirable and unproductive traits in the EPL. The is the league that doesn't give gifts, the league where the best managers are reduced to nothing. At the moment all we can do is pray cos one can't bank on Higuain.
Besides all the Sarri talk, the Chelsea board should strengthened themselves to spend big cos a lot of our players are past their good days esp if the club wants to win laurels.

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20 Jan 2019 06:56:08
Thank goodness, besides Sarri being so predictable, Sarri himself has started seeing that the players are difficult to motivate (which is his fault- not the players) . If I may ask why will the players go out of their skin to play when they know Sarri will stick with them even when they aren't putting in good performances- my point is Alonso will keep playing like rubbish cos Sarri will never start Emerson; Jorginho feels he doesn't have a replacement and clearly has no room for improvement; Willian knows he will definitely start no matter of how bad he plays (meanwhile there's a Hudson Odoi that could be more productive in some days) . Sarri's way of sticking with one player forever even when their back-ups are doing better makes no sense. There's no competition in the team.

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18 Jan 2019 18:17:16
I hope it doesn't become another Antonio Conte's experience of broken promises for Sarri (less than a year after been employed by Chelsea) . Sarri said that he needs a replacement for Fabregas- hopefully one midfielder has to come in (question is- who? And how is the player? ) .
Read that Inter Milan too is close to an agreement for Barella- another player that Sarri wants.
The funny thing is that when Chelsea now decides to spend- you see them pay £100 million for another Drinkwater.

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18 Jan 2019 13:57:54
It seems Leandro Parades is a really good player and whom Sarri wants (besides his age is good- 24years) Not every day does a club gets such a midfielder easily (as a first team player or as backup) . I am forced to say that we often tend under price ourselves out of good players. The club should get this deal wrapped up quickly so he doesn't opt for PSG whom I read- has already made a good bid for him.

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16 Jan 2019 14:02:24
And today Athletico Madrid and Juventus becomes interested too in Emerson Palmieri. - two of Europe's elite teams with coaches that are relatively better than Sarri (in trophy haul) . This is the kind of thing that I dislike about Sarri and Chelsea board (they won't want to address the issue until it gets out of hand) . Even a blind man has to see that Emerson Palmieri is a very good player (imagine the interest that a player that isn't a regular first team player is raking in)

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01 Jan 2019 11:27:28
U never can tell in football, Pulisic could arrive before the summer.

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24 Dec 2018 18:17:08
Coutinho would fit in perfectly at the left side of midfield where Kovacic/ Barkley plays (no. 10) while Kovacic is moved to Jorginho's position with Kante still maintains his no. 8 position. All wishful thinking though.

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22 Dec 2018 17:54:26
Bad luck.

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08 Dec 2018 20:23:07
Truly there was a change in the tactics. The team played like a 4-5-1 formation each time Mancity was on the ball and the wing defenders did well today. Good game.

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