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11 Sep 2019 17:04:41
Some twitter sources are saying that, Hudson Odoi has signed a new contract with Chelsea, announcement coming soon. Can anyone confirm the gist.

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06 Jul 2019 00:41:51
Nizaar Kinsella is saying that Hudson Odoi is close to signing a new deal after having words with Frank Lampard. That will be good news if it comes to pass.

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1.) 06 Jul 2019 19:34:15
And Loftus Cheek has signed, up Chelsea! Hudson Odoi next- hopefully.



02 Jul 2019 19:14:57
Ruben Loftus Cheek has agreed a new long term deal at Chelsea. Signs of good things to come.

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1.) 02 Jul 2019 20:24:46
Hopefully CHO does the same.

2.) 03 Jul 2019 07:40:03
Not my money I know, but am I the only one who thinks the reported wages are very risky for someone with essentially half a good season for us? I really like the player and think he will go on to be great, but we can’t deny he has injury issues, and will be coming off an Achilles injury next year.

I hope I’m three years time we aren’t looking at that wage as something stopping us from signing a top player that we badly need to replace him as his body just doesn’t let him perform. Still, got to be happy that the contract means they see him as close to an undisputed starter, as it’s a lot to pay a rotational option, right? Get fit and make it seem like a bargain Ruben!

3.) 03 Jul 2019 10:37:01
Roweycfc; that's football of nowadays.

4.) 03 Jul 2019 11:30:07
Nizaar Kinsella is saying that it's £120,000/ week; Matt Law is saying it's close to £150,000/ week- whichever it is, I am sure the club knows what it's doing.
As an aside: Loftus Cheek is a very good player, though I must confess that sometimes I wish that he played street football in Nigeria or West Africa, we would have thought him a little bit of how to use that massive viscera of a body that he's got (esp to shield the ball without getting injured) - I think he can watch a bit of Yaya Toure, Mikel and Essien in that respect.

5.) 03 Jul 2019 11:31:44
Rowey, look at it this way. If we didn't offer it, some other club would, he'd want to leave, and the board would be slated.

6.) 03 Jul 2019 17:25:42
True I suppose, and someone earlier told me Rashfords new wage, so suddenly Rubes looks positively cheap!



01 Jul 2019 17:13:51
Chelsea has confirmed the signing of Mateo Kovacic on a five-year deal for £40m. Lampard talks continuing today and tomorrow according to Sky sports.

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1.) 01 Jul 2019 18:45:18
Our transfer activities for this summer have been concluded gents. Pulisic and Kovacic. Not bad given that we are banned.

2.) 01 Jul 2019 19:31:55
Looking forward to the pre-season games.

3.) 02 Jul 2019 09:33:14
Will be definitely able to see them play Bohs, and possibly even the St Pats game.



28 Jun 2019 23:38:10
Matt Law confirms that Kovacic deal is done; and says that Chelsea has told Athletico Madrid to sign Morata outright (for £50m) or recall him back to Chelsea. I remember that Lampard made some good comments about Morata and sees him as a player that can be very good for Chelsea in the UEFA champions league.

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1.) 29 Jun 2019 13:02:21
I personally would really like to see Morata back at the club assuming the transfer ban is upheld. He’s said some things since leaving that aren’t great but I have zero question he’s the best striker we have on our books. Giroud is good at what he does but his game is very limited and he’s not getting any younger.

Batshuayi has yet to show any indication that he’s capable of leading the line and the fact that Palace aren’t angling to resign him (ala Zouma at Everton) should say it all. Abraham isn’t ready and I’d be worried that if he was kept around the unrealistic expectations would impair his development and he’d be better served continuing his development on loan.

2.) 29 Jun 2019 14:58:35
Morata has everything to be a top top striker apart from the mentality, mentally weak, Cavani aguero Kane etc will miss chance after chance but that’ doesn’t change anything in there play, they know there game and stick to it, morata buckled and seemed unhappy in London, why have a striker / player who doesn’t want to be here? His literally said he will do everything in his power to stay in Madrid, i.

3.) 29 Jun 2019 15:29:15
I think we’re using this as an empty threat, as Atletico is going to be pocketing large sums of money from selling players (Rodri, Antoine) . I believe that the quoted amount for Morata would just about recoup the fee that we originally paid for him.

4.) 29 Jun 2019 16:36:39
I think the stance that Chelsea is taking on the Morata issue is the wise move.

5.) 29 Jun 2019 20:15:20
It’s wise if they buy, selling Griezmann / costa / Rodri but paying out €126 felix. If we force there hand and he returns, then what. A £50m man who has said he doesn’t want to be at Chelsea,

6.) 29 Jun 2019 21:00:15
Tbh, Morata shouldn't have made some of those wrong comments about Chelsea. I think that if Morata returns and doesn't want to play cos he's unhappy, then he sits on the bench and miss out on going to the Euros next year- which I know he wouldn't want to miss out on; or he can come back to Chelsea and play for Frank Lampard, which ever way, I don't think Chelsea has got anything to lose if they take that step. Another scenario is that- there might be other teams that might be interested in him (other than Athletico Madrid) .

7.) 29 Jun 2019 22:31:34
Keeping a player who is unhappy possibly sitting on the bench. Missing out on regular football. Getting a year older would lose so much resale value, so it’s a risk, plus as I believe Chelsea have never like managers kept someone who doesn’t want to be there,

8.) 29 Jun 2019 23:44:16
Then he goes to Athletico Madrid's management and push them to sign him permanently (from Chelsea) cos it takes someone that's sure of Athletico Madrid's loyalty (to sign him permanently) to make some of the comments that he made.

9.) 30 Jun 2019 08:35:49
Another question is: Why this sudden request from Chelsea to Athletico Madrid for Morata at this time (cos before now it was looking like Athletico was going to take him on another loan)? Maybe Lampard really rates him and maybe wants him back playing for Chelsea.

10.) 30 Jun 2019 11:24:06
I don't want morata back. He's got the wrong attitude. Tammy is ready and knows where the net is.

11.) 30 Jun 2019 11:54:45
No, no, no - we must only have players who really want to play for Chelsea. Morata has made it very obvious that he doesn't want to be here.

12.) 30 Jun 2019 12:55:37
Tammy knows were the net is, in the championship; let’s not get carried away. Quite a gulf in quality between the leagues,

13.) 30 Jun 2019 23:31:58
I don’t feel Tammy is ready for the pressure that comes with leading the line for our club. He did fill it up in the championship but teams aren’t tripping over themselves to sign him and he didn’t even start for the U21’s. I think Morata would have enough motivation considering the Euro’s are at the end of the year and if he wants to make the squad he’ll need to perform.

14.) 30 Jun 2019 23:32:12
Vardy knew where the net was non league.

15.) 01 Jul 2019 09:16:48
Vardy has explosive pace and thrives in a counter attacking team, Tammy doesn’t have explosive pace and his strengths of being tall, strong and alive in and around 6 yard box are also 90% of the defenders strengths in Orem league.

16.) 03 Jul 2019 14:24:47
Good point TK; same point that I was making in comment above.




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22 Sep 2019 22:25:42
Hi Ed001; please is there any reason why Pulisic is not playing? This is the 4th consecutive game that he has failed to appear even as a substitute. I have to confess that it's really annoying me that he isn't playing.

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{Ed001's Note - as far as I am aware, he is just not being picked.}

1.) 23 Sep 2019 06:34:30
Well, it hasnt' really gotten easier to sub him on our last 3 matches, as we've been stuck with injuries. Especially yesterday would've been a difficult one to sub him on.
Speaking of our substitutions - I think Frank should have consideres playing with two strikers in the end instead of subbing Tammy off. If the team's going to mainly cross the ball, which was what we did, wouldn't it always be better to have two big guys instead of Michy and Kante in the box.
That being said, what a player Kante is. He never ceases to impress me, and it seems like season after season he adds another dimension to his play - this season I wouldn't be too surprised if he actually might become a thread with his head.



10 Sep 2019 17:13:58
I came across a piece of information today- that 'wowed' me.
1. Man City (€1.014bn)
2. PSG (€913m)
3. Real Madrid (€902m)
4. Man United (€751m)
5. Juventus (€719m)
6. Barcelona (€697m)
7. Liverpool (€639m)
8. CHELSEA (€561m) *
9. Atletico Madrid (€550m)
10. Arsenal (€498m) .
I have to confess that our Chelsea board deserves a thumbs up, if one considers the fact that the Chelsea wins a trophy every season. Our numbers are relatively not bad.

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{Ed001's Note - did you see that in my review of the day? Though not sure why it wowed you, it is nonsense numbers that mean nothing. They are not even close to the reality as it is purely just outright spend and only counts players in the first team squad as of now. Chelsea's 3000 (or however many it is now) loan players are not counted, but that is money spent on the squad, even if the team isn't using them right now. The same goes for all of the teams, there is no accounting for the money spent on youngsters, which is huge in some cases.}

1.) 10 Sep 2019 17:28:02
I haven’t got a clue what the spending table signifies but surely the NET TOTAL spend over the last five or so years would be more relevant and probably more interesting!

2.) 11 Sep 2019 03:50:22
The net total is important, where we don’t look good at all (including 150 million for Drinkwater, Bakayoko, Morata and Zappacosta) . Liverpool have an incredible net spend as do spurs, through money wise, they’re the teams to look up too.

3.) 11 Sep 2019 09:15:33
I think our net total won't be that bad, Morata's cash comes in next season for sure; Remember Chelsea recovered Bakayoko's cash from Matic's sale to Manchester United, although Bakayoko and Zappacosta can still bring some cash in next season; I can't say anything for Drinkwater.

4.) 11 Sep 2019 14:36:14
Just shows Liverpool trying to buy the title as they did in the 1980s.

5.) 11 Sep 2019 15:08:19
Drinkwater should be renamed to DrinkAlcohol or DrinkBrandy.



07 Sep 2019 18:46:08
Really loving the commitment that Pulisic is showing by demanding/ securing early release from international duty (after Mexico game) to report back to Chelsea- in preparation Wolves game. Thumbs up 👍and more grease to his elbow.

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06 Sep 2019 17:04:38
Read that Chelsea have opened talks of an improved contract renewal with Emerson Palmieri- that is a good move by the board if the news is true.

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1.) 06 Sep 2019 18:26:50
Been a revelation so far this season. Do we need a new left back next year? We obviously need someone to rotate as hopefully Alonso goes. Is Maatsen good enough or still too young.

I think the asking price for Chilwell of like 60m + is a joke for a rotation option. I’ve heard Alex Telles can be bought for less than 40m so it’s a no brainer for me.

2.) 06 Sep 2019 22:46:33
I will gladly hold my hand up and admit I vastly underestimated Emerson. Initially I was reluctant as I felt he was going to be another stop gap body that would cost a high fee and wage before occupying a bench role and eventually being shipped out for a massive loss.

To say that he’s blown away those expectations is an understatement. He’s incredibly solid and you rarely notice him which in a sense is a complement as a defender. He’s great at providing overlapping runs for width but doesn’t get caught out of position upfield. While I’m not saying he’s world class, I think there may be only three or so clearly better left backs in the world at most (Robertson, Alaba, Alba) .

3.) 07 Sep 2019 09:38:02
I honestly can only remember one game, in which I think he played badly, and that was against Liverpool last season, where Salah messed him up really badly. That however can happen to literally any defender when Salah is on his highest, and I think he's proven to be such a great signing for a very, very good price!



31 Aug 2019 18:21:49
Oh yes! I want young players to be given a chance at Chelsea but this excitement about young players by Lampard should be tampered with a pinch of salt. There's Carabao Cup for Billy Gilmour and even Tomori, I see no reason why Lamps should have brought him in for Kovacic.

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1.) 31 Aug 2019 21:05:20
Kovacic was knackered so needed to be replaced with a midfielder. Gilmour was the only fit central midfielder on the bench so he came on. RLC is injured, Kante is injured, Bakayoko looks set to leave and Drinkwater has gone on loan. The injury to Pedro has dragged an extra midfielder into the front 3 which means we have even less central midfielders. Gilmour was the only real option to bring on.

2.) 01 Sep 2019 21:32:10
More importantly, I question why Barkley was taken off and Mount kept on. Barkley had been lively and creative going forward whereas Mount was missing for most of the match.




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15 Oct 2019 07:28:25
I know, Kai is an attacking midfielder.

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14 Oct 2019 19:09:12
Kai Havertz 😜.

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12 Oct 2019 22:31:25
I feel it's not a 'purple patch' cos there are some things that he (Willian) is doing at the moment (in the field of play) that he wasn't doing before now; I think this can only mean that there's been a major shift in his head or Lampard has showed him a better, which he's clearly taking. I think if Willian keeps doing what he does the way he's doing it at the moment, he might surprise you too.

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12 Oct 2019 18:25:51
I am loving the new Alonso (and Willian) under Lampard so far as something has clearly improved in their game; and if Emerson continue with his good performance and none of them (ie Alonso and Emerson) pushes to leave, I see no need for Ben Chilwell (then we can then wait for Maasten to develop) .

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12 Oct 2019 17:15:02
I would really love Chelsea to acquire a left footed attacking midfielder/ winger as Mohammed is left footed.

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15 Oct 2019 07:43:03
Yea ilo; Tom B's optimism on this page is truly infectious and he deserves an applause for it. I wasn't very optimistic before now but seeing the boys play, I get this feeling that if our boys stay fit, Chelsea could surprise people this season. I really want Kante perpetually fit all through the season as a lot hangs on him.

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14 Oct 2019 18:25:34
Anyone know the severity of Kovacic and Kante's injury? Kante's injury doesn't seem too serious cos I read that he's doing/ did some training with French national team ahead of their game against Turkey.

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05 Oct 2019 01:07:42
A player with the potential of a nuclear bomb but keeps blowing like a fire cracker.

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04 Oct 2019 00:52:37
At the moment Willian is doing better than what he usually does before now; it's quite evident that he has made some changes to his game that wasn't there before now (I can bet that someone did some talking to him and he listened) . I don't think fans will complain if he keeps playing the way that he's played in his last three games.

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03 Oct 2019 18:11:13
Yea Matt, your post is very good.

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