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29 Nov 2021 14:21:45
Ed 2

It seems that Juve are being investigated yet again but this time over inflating players values something that won't take a massive or forensic examination of the numbers.

The obligation to buy Federico Chiesa already seems to have been met . I know you posted recently about options re buy to see, buy to keep but I guess that was intended to happen in Close season
The suggestion is that a couple of clubs are already now talking about offering decent money are you hearing anything about potential January move to aid what is clearly an issue with short term cash issues.

{Ed002's Note - It is unlikely anything will happen in January and I am not sure when he will be fit.}

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25 Nov 2021 14:19:39
Chilwell's season might be over, according to the reports. That's put a bit of a dampener on the superb team perfomance last night.

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25 Nov 2021 19:03:17
Indeed. Sad day for all of us.

who will play at LWB? Azpilucueta or Alonso or even Saul - Saul played as a LB some times at Atletico Madrid. OR are we going into the January transfer market.

Who do we have from the Academy?

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26 Nov 2021 07:00:56
If true in regard to Chillwell, I think you'll see Mr Reliable at LWB against better teams (he can actually defend, although a little hesitant on attack) and Alonso against the lesser ones ( he thinks LWB is actually LW) . I'd actually love to see Saul given a go there, I know he'd rather be in midfield but, given the depth of our squad and his limited minutes to date, I think he could potentially be the answer, he is a very intelligent footballer. Maatsen needs to stay on loan, gain experience and playing time and come back next year as Chilly's back up once we finally get rid of (sell) Alonso. LWB or RWB, the last word in those positions is Back, they have to defend as well as attack, I'm more concerned about who we will have as back up to James next year tbh.

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26 Nov 2021 09:38:12
Dave was the best LB in the Premier League when he used to play there regularly. That was a few years ago, though.

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26 Nov 2021 11:29:41
Pete, I agree about Maatsen it would disrupt his development to be brought back in January to sit on the bench. We don’t have any obvious cover James as Dave will be covering LWB and like the rest of us he isn’t getting any younger. I’m sure TT and the board will be looking at that. Let’s hope Chilly doesn’t need surgery and will be fit again on the New Year.

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29 Nov 2021 07:07:57
Exactly Jimbo, Ed002 has mentioned on several occasions that LWB is not an issue for Chelsea ( I'm presuming because they see Maatsen and Chilly from next season) . Maybe they have similar thoughts in mind with Sterling as James backup next season. Left or Right wingback is a young man's game as the energy required to both push fwd and track back makes it probably the most demanding position on the field. BruCe, I agree re Dave, but that was as a LB in a 4, great defender first and foremost.
I'm sure the club is thinking ahead, rather than the fans "right now". Maybe the club even see letting unhappy players ala Liveremento go with a very reasonable "buy back" as the future. The gap between the acadamy or under 21/ 23 level, and EPL level is huge, especially at a club like ours, and those players have little or no chance of getting "game time" to help that developement, when, to be fair, at our level, every game is a must win. Ed002 has said on numerous occasions, that Chelsea "rate" Callagher, and see him as a definite possibility in the future, but, starring for a Championship club is not EPL level! He has certainly lifted his level this year at Palace, and could hopefully/ maybe make the step up to Chelsea level next year.
Ed002! I'd really appreciate an update of where the management see our loanee's/ sold with "buy backs" futures at this time? I repeat, at this time, as who knows what the future holds.
Sorry for the long rant lol.

{Ed002's Note - I very much doubt I used the word "rate". Chelsea will look to integrate Malang Sarr, Xavier Mbuyamba (who could be loaned out), Ian Maatsen and Conor Gallagher. No decision yet on Billy Gilmour and Broja who may get another loan. The club are watching these players carefully and it looks like Baxter might be the pick of the goalkeers.

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29 Nov 2021 16:50:55
Curious that they would look to integrate Sarr, but not Colwill. He's also left footed, just like Sarr. But has better athleticism and is playing very well for Huddersfield already. Unless the plan is to get him a PL loan after this season, after which he can return to the first team with PL experience under his belt (hopefully) .

{Ed002's Note - He is younger and less experienced.}

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29 Nov 2021 16:45:18
Ed, anything on Levi Colwill and Ethan Ampadu?

{Ed002's Note - In what respect?}

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29 Nov 2021 16:45:18
Ed, anything on Levi Colwill and Ethan Ampadu?

{Ed002's Note - Nothing specific.}

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29 Nov 2021 20:45:19
Fair enough, Ed. Indeed he's still super young, just that he's been phenomenal so far this season. But I wouldn't mind a second loan for him either. As long as there's a path for him back to the Chelsea first team, and we don't sell him like Guehi : (.

{Ed002's Note - There is a plan for all of the players but those who are wanting to leave like Gueli and Tomari will be sold.}

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30 Nov 2021 05:18:17
Sorry Ed002, probably should have said" the club are closely following his development with each loan, and hoping that his level rises to the point where he could be integrated into the first team squad at some point in the future". Rate was just quicker after my rather long post.
Keep up the good work Ed002, and all the other Ed's, and thanks so much for your input, it is much appreciated by all of us on here :-)

{Ed002's Note - All Chelsea loanees have someone assigned by the club to monitor their progress and help out if needs be.}

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30 Nov 2021 14:34:13
Could Chelsea look at recalling Maatsen or Emerson if Chilwell's injury ends his season?

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02 Dec 2021 09:55:15
You should have heard the scream or wail (at the bar where I saw the Chelsea vs Juventus game) - when Chilwell got the injury against Juventus, it was like someone died. I think it doesn’t take rocket science to know that the success (transition and creativity) of a 3-4-3 or 3-4-2-1 formation demands so much on the wingbacks. The club has to start looking at strong backups to Reece James and Ben Chilwell from as early as the January transfer window (whether it’s from within the club or buying someone) - otherwise, I am scared we might not reach our Eldorado.

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24 Nov 2021 13:28:08
Ross Barkley on loan to Leeds from January? Any truth in that?

{Ed002's Note - Ross Barkley (AM/CM) will be available for sale. Newcastle offered an option if they could not sign Willock. The thought is that Leeds, West Ham or Everton may offer a loan option. Burnley may offer a loan with an option to buy. Knuckle-dragging bonehead Chelsea want shot of.}

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24 Nov 2021 16:48:23
I support Chelsea’s stance- 100%; I think Ross Barkley is better than a lot of the midfielders at those clubs (which most of those clubs paid a lot of money for) . Chelsea should keep Ross if the clubs that want him can’t put in a good offer for him.

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24 Nov 2021 17:57:45
I know he’s a pain in the backside off the pitch. But What I’ve seen of him this year I think he’s a good utility player for us.

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24 Nov 2021 17:47:50
Ed002, as you may have discerned from my previous posts, I totally agree with you about Barkley- get rid, he is an accident waiting to happen- bonehead is generous.

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24 Nov 2021 21:05:13
Blue boy he flatters to deceive imo. Doesn’t really have any end product.

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26 Nov 2021 07:21:43
Guys, he earns in a week what we earn in a year, if we're lucky. Ed 002 has said for 12 months or more the club want rid or this knuckle dragging imbecile, he is championship level at best with his attitude. A shame as he has the ability, but another who will be sitting in the pub in 20 years wondering what might have been lol.

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22 Nov 2021 08:06:22
Paper talk

they don't know what to write these days.

Mount apparently unhappy at Chelsea.

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22 Nov 2021 09:34:11
It is nonsense - Chelsea and Mount are negotiating a new contract and, unless Mount's demands are Rudigeresk, a 5 year contract will be agreed.

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22 Nov 2021 09:42:00
When the manager has such confidence in you he says something like “if Mason is fit he has to play”, I think he should and is very happy.

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22 Nov 2021 11:29:21
Mount's contract is due to expire in 2024. He currently earns £75,000 per week.

Rudiger wants 12 million euros a year, an amount that Chelsea aren't keen to pay him. Seems, to me, that Rudiger has been very professional, but he really wants to leave the club on a free transfer.

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22 Nov 2021 12:21:03
I can’t see MM staying on that weekly salary for for very long. I think the club will give him an improved contract at some stage.

The Rudiger contract issue for me is now down to the player tempering his demands. If the reported demands are true, my guess is he will leave and as I’ve said before that will be a shame because he has been playing well in a three.

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22 Nov 2021 14:24:21
I think Rudiger wants to stay, TT 100% wants him to stay. He will stay.

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22 Nov 2021 14:35:31
G8 I agree with you he has to stay.

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22 Nov 2021 14:52:06
Only if he agrees to the terms the club offer.

The reported gap between the offer and what is wanted seems very large to me. I hope that gap can be narrowed but the interested parties will both have to move and as much as I want it to happen, I just can’t see it happening.

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22 Nov 2021 15:27:30
Whilst Rudiger is doubtless imperious right now, part of me thinks he still remembers it was only a short time ago he was close to leaving the club…his happiness (and good form) could only be a managerial change away.

For me, I’m more concerned as to Christensen’s contract situation, after all he’s also improved massively, is younger and let’s not forget counts as a homegrown player in European competition.

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22 Nov 2021 15:40:36
Christensen signing a new contract would be massive for me and I agree Steve he has improved beyond all recognition.

He is becoming a top class player in my opinion and I would be gutted if he left.

Anyway, I think he will sign in the next few days.

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22 Nov 2021 17:06:07
This is the aspect of the game that infuriates me: players sign a contract and get some good reviews and start believing their own publicity and then want X amount because so an so is on more than them. Obviously, when contracts fall to be reviewed the player is entitled to negotiate. Steve B makes a very good point about Rudiger; no matter how much we pay him he still can’t play on a back four. In any event, it’s up to the club to decide how much they are willing to pay players and if someone wants to go to another club for more money that is up to them.

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23 Nov 2021 03:19:51
Good insight Steve.
Mount is untouchable at Chelsea and I think Roudiger will leave.

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23 Nov 2021 17:20:51
I don’t think Mount is untouchable at Chelsea nor should he or any other player be. No player is more important than the club even if some think they are.

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23 Nov 2021 18:43:24
With this group of players I’ve only seen players who want to play and I’ve never seen any arrogance.

They all seem happy to be playing for the Champions of Europe.

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23 Nov 2021 18:45:19
Jimbo Rudiger plays well in a 4 for Germany and under Sarri. He can definitely play well in a 4, like I suspect he will be doing for Munich next year.

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24 Nov 2021 22:01:56
Standard he was generally hapless in a four for us.

The gaps of a four seemed to leave him completely lost. It was as if he needed a sat nav.

Im happy he is playing well in our three and if he leaves, I wish him well.

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18 Nov 2021 12:21:21
Ed002 possible. to. get list. of cb and cm and st targets thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Nothing has changed.}

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17 Nov 2021 13:10:15
Ed002 what wingers are we looking at thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Christopher Nkunku (AM/LW/RW) Manchester City have been told by RBL that the player is not for sale. Chelsea and Real Madrid have watched him and he is on their respect lists of potential wingers as all look to shuffle what they have. Arsenal provide a very much less attractive solution. RBL will resist a sale.
Leroy Sane (RW) First choice Hudson-Odoi or Ziyech replacement but Bayern won't want to sell.
Eden Hazard (LW/RW) Real Madrid have problems one way or another with all of their wingers and there is no guarantee any will be at the club next season. He will be another that Real Madrid listen to offers for and has been offered to several Premier League sides .It is difficult to talk of the timings of transfers but Hazard is, like all of the wingers at Real Madrid and Chelsea, potentially available for a transfer. They have already approached Chelsea suggesting an exchange for Reece James but that was of no interest. Whilst there is some support from someone senior at Chelsea, others are not keen to pay €50M for a 30 year old. I think a move unlikely. Has been offered to Newcastle as well.}
Federico Chiesa (W/F) A third party has informed Juventus of possible interest from Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich for next summer. Juventus will not want to sell but if he were to become available you can expect an auction including English sides, probably Chelsea, as well. Much will depend on cash-flow at Juventus next summer whether they buy him and sell on or buy him and keep him. They will value him beyond the means of the likes of Liverpool who could be interested as a Salah replacement. Don't expect him to move. He will sign permanently on a long contract.
Kingsley Coman (LW/RW) Bayern Munich are open to moving the player on and adding a fresh face if a new contract is not signed. He has already been discussed with Chelsea but they have not made an offer and it is dependent on a departure. Juventus, Barcelona and Real Madrid are interested but at nothing like the asking price. The player has not ruled out signing a new contract but there may not be a good enough offer coming. The asking price could be beyond what any club will pay. Nagelsmann would like him to stay but his representative sees better options elsewhere. Bayern Munich said €100M plus to the English side who enquired. Liverpool are amongst a number of clubs who have asked after his availability - but unless Mane or Salah leave there is no starting place for him. Bayern Munich say only one side has directly approached them. Not first choice for any of the interested sides and the price is prohibitive.
Emerson Rodríguez (RW) Efforts are being made to persuade Chelsea or Manchester City to follow up their scouting of the Columbian to make an offer. The issue would be obtaining a Work Permit to play in England which if anything did happen would mean he would intially be shipped out to another City Group club or to a club affiliated with Chelsea. Monaco have also scouted the player.
Luis Diaz (LW/LM) Porto rejected an offer from Spurs in 2020 and Mr Mourinho is thought to be keen on taking him to Roma and moving Justin Kluivert on permanently. Spurs do remain keen. The player has been offered to Chelsea and Everton and has been scouted by Newcastle, Barcelona, Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at the behest of his agent. His agent would like to organise a move to Real Madrid. Probably priced out of a move.
Mohamed-Ali Cho (F/RW) Clubs have had to tread carefully due to his age and him having an agent but there is a great deal of interest in the ex-Everton youngster. Angers will resist a sale once he is 18 unless a very good deal is put to them. A number of sides including Southampton, Milan, Atletico and Chelsea have been watching him but he may be best served staying in Ligue 1 for a while longer.}

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17 Nov 2021 14:59:33
I would of liked to have seen Raphinha on the list he’s one player we should be looking at.

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17 Nov 2021 15:58:06
As usual Ed it’s really appreciated, my personal choice would be chiesa, and I agree, €50m for 30 odd year old injury prone hazard isn’t good business, nkunku would be infesting, and can we push out luck on departures Ed,

{Ed002's Note - Any or all of the wide players could be sold.}

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17 Nov 2021 16:17:54
Thanks Ed for the very detailed summary. Much appreciated.

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17 Nov 2021 18:51:58
To hear Sane is first choice is a shock.
Cheers Ed002.

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17 Nov 2021 20:40:23
Love that rundown on the wingers, Ed. Thank you for that :)

Just a quick follow up question on your reply that any or even all of the wide players could be let go. Pretty sure this includes Pulisic, Ziyech and Hudson-Odoi. But does it also include Havertz, Werner and Mount? Those guys haven't really played as pure wingers, but they've played in support of a central striker (as sort of inside forwards) .

{Ed002's Note - Not Herbert’s or Mound as they are not wide players.}

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18 Nov 2021 06:57:34
Gotcha, Ed. Thank you :)

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19 Nov 2021 14:58:47
Karin Adeyemi is the winger/ forward I think Chelsea should target.

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19 Nov 2021 15:09:16
Herbert's or Mound lol! Best typo ever.

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14 Nov 2021 09:11:36
Ed002,

I hope your're well!

Do you think Chelsea will make efforts in January to sign anyone either for Januray or pre agreement for the summer?

Thanks

Have a good Sunday.

{Ed002's Note - Chelsea have an understanding of what needs to be done in the summer but it is difficult to plan anything for January as clubs do not wish to sell as it is disruptive.}

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14 Nov 2021 21:01:51
Cheers.

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12 Nov 2021 14:44:14
Apparently Ziyech wants to leave in the January to get more game time.
I do not blame him and I think it's for the best if we part ways.

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12 Nov 2021 15:47:28
We are rumoured to be signing a wide player, so it would make sense Ashk.

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12 Nov 2021 17:32:58
Is Dominik Szoboszlai a wide player? Saw spurs and a arsbela linked to juve winger Dejan Kulusevski too. both players one of the Ed’s mentioned as players who’d be good options.

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12 Nov 2021 17:47:34
I can’t remember his name but I think he plays for Salzburg.

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13 Nov 2021 02:54:14
True Tom. I'm not sure if we need a replacement in January.

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13 Nov 2021 05:28:59
We might need a player or two if Rudiger and Ziyech leave, as is being rumoured by some outlets.

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13 Nov 2021 08:02:30
Surely Tom.
I think our priority is a CB and then a ST.

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13 Nov 2021 10:20:25
Tom I think it was Karim Adeyemi.

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13 Nov 2021 12:32:55
Spot on Nathswindon. I think I read he was two footed and quick but I haven’t looked him up yet.

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13 Nov 2021 15:07:43
He's a 'phwoar' on YouTube but that means nothing.

The Hungarian Centre Half is also a little tasty (huge and fast) on YouTube.

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13 Nov 2021 17:57:26
That sounds interesting and good Nathswindon. Thanks for the information.

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13 Nov 2021 20:09:41
The Hungarian CB looks like a right hard nut as we used to say in the seventies.

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13 Nov 2021 21:59:52
A left footed hard nut Jimbo.

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