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17 Jun 2019 10:11:40
The new Chelsea management team will be announced this week. Pete Cech, Frank Lampard and Jody Morris. Welcome home.

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17 Jun 2019 12:46:40
Steve Holland needed, hopefully frank has the sense to invite on board,

17 Jun 2019 14:32:12
Getting Steve Holland back would be wonderful, but seems highly unlikely that he would agree to come back as a number 2 to Frank. Yet we could certainly do with some personnel with more managerial experience in the dug out I'd think.

Along with all others, massively hope that if Frank is our new manager he can find - and be given the time to find - success in this. We all know how bright he is, and how committed to CFC, and I still have a couple of his number 8 shirts! But he would be taking over at an immensely challenging time and with so little experience that it is hard not to be a tad worried for the immediate future. Leave aside feeling pretty exhausted by seemingly never ending managerial musical chairs (had wanted both Conte and Sarri to stay longer) .

Had hoped Lamps would be our manager in about five years time ie after he'd really learnt more of the trade, built up his own confidence/ cv OR if manager now, at least have a more grizzled old managerial pro alongside to help. Anyway, let's hope for the best!

17 Jun 2019 17:27:45
While I can understand the worries from some of our supporters, I’m really excited about Super Frank ruling the roost. I’ve always thought he was tailored made for the job and I’m not too worried (but I will eat my hat if I’m wrong) because:

A) Now is Frank’s time to get the job.
Something that hasn’t really been considered in the ‘time’ equation is the level that Frank is cutting his teeth at. While I agree it’d be great if he was 3/ 4 years in theoretically, I don’t think after 3 or 4 years he’d even be considered. We’ve struck gold in the fact he is now! As much as it could go poorly, it could go well! We may have our Ferguson. Football is so reliant on players and even without the loan players they had last season Derby would really struggle. They’ve let a whole host of players go this summer and the next years hypothetically could potentially harm Franks credentials rather than aid them. I can understand why our fans are worried for the same reason but as any follower of our youth team will tell you - you shouldn’t be. Transfer ban or no transfer ban the club has been dialling back big transfer expenditure for a while now, I’d argue the last few big signings have been so big because of the proportionate inflation in the market and not because of the clubs dependence on the player I. e Kepa, Morata, Pulisic.

B) It’s been said time and time again but Jody Morris is so key. His relationship with the players in the academy is invaluable and while “knowing the club” isn’t perhaps the best meritocracy for choosing a management team; the fact of the matter is he knows it just about as well as you can.

19 Jun 2019 11:31:31
People didn’t want Sarri as he hadn’t won anything and hadn’t been managing st the very top for very long and were worried about his experience. if his name wasn’t frank lampard and was any other manager with a years managing and not winning anything they’d be uproar .

16 Jun 2019 15:32:55
Read that Chelsea wouldn't release Sarri until a manger is in place at chelsea, so Ed's does that mean frank is all but done or is there a twist to this managerial positions at chelsea,

{Ed001's Note - Chelsea were always willing to let Sarri go if he wanted to go, just like they do with players. They don't hold staff to ransom. It has been a policy since Roman took over that they only want those who are happy to be there.}

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16 Jun 2019 15:38:12
Makes sense, there still an shortlist / interview stage or is frank the one now,

{Ed001's Note - as far as I know, which is not from the Chelsea side so it could be wrong, Frank is the chosen man. Certainly Derby are worried about losing him.}

16 Jun 2019 15:45:54
And also. Any sign of chelsea wanting the ban frozen to add anyone or they accepted and will go ahead with current players plus young loanees integrated into squad.

{Ed001's Note - I don't know what's happening there, it is between directors and lawyers, everything in the press is pure speculation. I would assume it comes down to whether or not Chelsea feel they will win. It is difficult to tell for sure.}

16 Jun 2019 15:51:35
Cheers ed for responses, hopefully additions can be made. Think frank will need some match winners, When Sarris tactics and plan A wasn’t working he had hazard to get us over the line, frank won’t have that so I think he will beee some help,

{Ed001's Note - it might help to have the players not rely on one player so much though. Liverpool were the same with Coutinho but the team lifted so much once he left and they stopped looking to him it was much better.}

16 Jun 2019 16:18:00
Agree but Liverpool had a CF who does the dirty work in pressing and dropping and links play who also scores and mane and salah either side, we have Giroud and an aging Willian / Pedro, and hoping Pulisic can hit the ground running and adding to that a manager who we don’t know how he will get on just the face the fans will back him even when / if things aren’t going well, it’s almost as if we’re starting the season expecting it to be poor but ktrying to keep fans onside,

{Ed001's Note - it was more that the players stopped looking to others than it is was about who was there mate. It was the same when Gerrard left too, the team actually played better as a team.}

16 Jun 2019 16:19:26
Plus Liverpool invested the coutinho money in VVD and Allison which ultimately made the difference in previous seasons, we can’t with hazard money which is a double blow.

{Ed001's Note - Allison only came in for last season, Coutinho effectively left the season before due to his feigning injury and playing up for most of the first half of the season before leaving in Jan. Honestly it did help bringing in van Dijk but you have 40 players (or however many it is) to come back from loan that could have a similar effect. Pulisic is a major talent too, he could be just as influential in time as Hazard.}

16 Jun 2019 16:35:04
Really looking forward to seeing Pulisic, his direct a work horse,

16 Jun 2019 17:20:12
Matt, it is true Liverpool did invest in a keeper and centre half but it could be argued that we have already made those investments in the last two windows.

Also, if some of our brighter loan players are in the squad they have a chance to impress the new manager in training and then matches.

16 Jun 2019 17:50:30
Those positions were examples, we need a few additions but ultimately we need a world class striker that we could again be without, and same for a world class midfielder who can contribute to goals, or a left back who doesn’t wish he was a winger, Liverpool lost a player and invested in were they needed to, we don’t have that luxury, Zouma / James etc may help with some depth but we lack goals,

16 Jun 2019 18:05:08
I agree about the lack of a goal scorer but it’s looks to me as if we will have Giroud, Tammy and Michy as our choices.

We will win the Premiership easy, NO worries!

16 Jun 2019 18:18:52
Obviously we will win it but it’s going to be a problem scraping 1-0’s with no goals, Giroud is a back up, Michy gets loaned out and doesn’t even become a guaranteed starter anywhere, and Tammy is ok I’m championship. let’s be very clear there’s a bit of a difference.

16 Jun 2019 18:57:47
This is the time of the year when I hope every Chelsea supporter, like you and me Matt, truly believe we win next seasons Premiership.

I also believe, we have to except that it’s unlikely we will ask for the ban to be postponed. If we do that, we are left with opportunities for some of our better loan players being given a chance to stake a claim for first team football.

I think adding them to our current squad and with a better work ethic from every player we will win the Premiership comfortably.

18 Jun 2019 01:10:22
Great replies ed001. Informative and friendly 🙂.

20 Jun 2019 08:40:07
As above Ed's really appreciate your replies/ input. Just a thought and looking for peoples and Ed's opinions. We had IMO the beast of a centre forward, perfectly suited to the EPL in Diego, apparantly not wanted by Athelico now. Yes, he may be a little delicate off the field, and on field wasn't what Conte obviously wanted, however I still think he's the centre forward we need back.
If appointed I think Lampard would get the very best out of him.
Straight swap for Morata, couldn't be happier.
As for the potential appt of Frank, yes, I agree with some posters out there, possibly a year or two too soon, however, what people don't take into account is Lampards high intelligence and the respect he would have from current players, many of which have played alongside him.
Hopefully if appointed he gets time (at Chelsea, yeah right lol) to create a culture within the club rather than a "win everything or your'e gone" attitude that our more recent "fans" seem to buy into.
I welcome yor comments.

{Ed001's Note - I think you would not recognise the Costa of now. Last time I saw him he had piled on the pounds and was back to being the 'not giving a toss' Costa. Someone like him at his best, perfect, but he is never going to be at his best for more than a couple of months at a time.}

16 Jun 2019 09:01:45
Posted 9 hours ago

Frank Lampard AGREES to begin his Premier League managerial career at Chelsea after receiving assurances from Roman Abramovich.

- @DuncanCastles Sunday Times.

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16 Jun 2019 14:43:42
All official for Sarri. Super Frank pending.

13 Jun 2019 22:38:48
Sky in Italy says that Juventus have reached an agreement with Chelsea for Sarri.

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14 Jun 2019 07:38:48
Good luck to him! Hopefully we can get lampard now. Iv wanted him since last season, to the people that say he shouldn’t be our manager he’s a legend and should stay that way, what a load of old cobblers! People who wouldn’t class him as a legend if he failed as the manger should go back to support Utd! We have all been crying out for youth to be giving a chance lampard and Jody Morris would 100% do that. For the first time in years they wouldn’t be to much pressure on the manger with our transfer ban, lampard is the only man I would want managing us, I think he’s earned a shot.

14 Jun 2019 10:19:27
I, like you, would like us to appoint Lamps if possible, I'd like us to give him time to work with the team and do his job, within reason, regardless of results, clearly if we lose all of our games we may need to rethink. One point is though that we all seem to be saying that appointing Lamps and Jody will mean we give youth a chance. is that guaranteed? If he does come in I don't see him suddenly throwing in 6 or 7 youngsters. Regardless of who takes over, due to the ban, we will need to integrate more of youth/ fringe players. I guess what I'm trying to say is let's just get behind whoever the next manager is and whatever team he picks, everyone's an expert and could do a better job, having a different opinion is everyone's right, abusing a manager or player is never acceptable. Let's get behind whoever, whenever. Come on the Chels.

14 Jun 2019 16:37:12
Spizzy, I don’t think there should be any guarantees.

My guess is we will have fresh players (CHO, RLC, Rudi and James) ready to play towards the end of September. They have to win their place back in the team by impressing in training and when given a chance there performances.

We will win the League comfortably!

COME on MY MIGHTY BLUES.

14 Jun 2019 19:21:41
TomB

Obviously! Never on doubt.

14 Jun 2019 21:22:45
Spot on Spizzy!

09 Jun 2019 15:45:52
Chelsea have filed for ban to be frozen with CAS and expect to be able to operate in window - Marcotti.

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09 Jun 2019 16:00:31
I assume, if it’s true, they have done it for a reason. Let’s hope it’s the centre forward.

09 Jun 2019 16:05:54
Moussa Dembélé or Seb Haller would be good choices probably. We've always done well with a strong forward to hold up the ball and occupy the CBs. Haller would fit that role perfectly.

Moussa Dembélé is more all around but I've read he's really good with his back to goal play as well. I'd take either in a heartbeat.

09 Jun 2019 16:10:46
It’ll be interesting if you’re right Matt. I’d immediatly go in for Nicolas Pepe, an Ivorian from Lille is the best of both worlds 😉.

09 Jun 2019 16:11:11
Matt

That's not what Marcotti said. It's on the podcast / TV Show.

He assumes that chelsea are hoping for a ban, and he offers an arguement. But he does not say that Chelsea have appealed.

09 Jun 2019 16:13:46
I’d take Moussa, we wanted him from Fulham before Celtic, quick natural finisher, young too, Moussa Haller Giroud would offer is everything and selling morata Michy Abraham would surely make it cost affective?

09 Jun 2019 16:36:24
Oh apologies, saw a quote on social media, I presumed it’d been a snippet but didn’t realise it was wrong, and yeah nicolas Pepe should be no1 target. Can take on and runs in behind and cuts in from left onto right foot. makes sense, a player like Moussa who’d attack 6 yard box be good too.

12 Jun 2019 22:42:53
So much for that. eh?

07 Jun 2019 19:44:47
My ins if the ban gets frozen:

ST - Haller

Bulldozer of a CF. Not as technical as Jovic but he reminds me of a younger version of Giroud. There isn't no one else about tbh.

RW - Pepe

Left footed inverted right winger what we've missed since Robben. A Chelsea fan too.

LB - Alex Telles

Brilliant left back and he is getable if we can get the ban froze quick enough and at 40 million euros he isn't dear for prices these day. Id love to see James and Alex Telles as our full backs next season.

CB - Romagnoli

Id sell Christensen. I know a lot won't like that but I dislike his mentality he seems nervous. Romagnoli is a leader and with him, Zouma and Rudiger wed have 3 quality centre backs to go forward with.

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07 Jun 2019 21:57:06
Left back - Alaba - built for prem league, possibly available, fast and powerful,

CB - save some money and get Zouma in there, if Sarri not there then we don’t need one defender to be fantastic passer of the ball, other positions need investing

RB - James as back up and I’d gets bit time can genuinely see him replacing Azpi in time, save club money buying also

CM - to play beside kante - one of either - ndombele / Rodri / arour

CAM - one of either fekir / Maddison / havertz / Fernandes / Sarabia

LW - no one person can replace sir Eden but Pepe / guedes / Insigne /

ST - 2 strikers in imo, Haller / icardi / zapata / Rodrigo

CHO to fight for starting spot with whoever comes in on left, RLC James to compete start / rotate,

Outs could be long list but
Moses hazard Bakyoko morata Pedro Alonso Zappacosta,

08 Jun 2019 00:05:50
I won't bother with this game lads, it doesn't seem fun especially when your banned from transfers lol.

08 Jun 2019 15:00:46
We lack a lot of HG players, Christensen counts as one so he should stay. Whilst i think Pepe would be great, we’ve just spent £60m on a RW in Pulisic.

08 Jun 2019 15:53:44
We’ve just lost a LW for a reported in total £130, that should go straight into a world class player or two, a reminder that Liverpool invested £150m in Allison and vvd and that took them to a whole other level, we need to do the same.

08 Jun 2019 16:59:08
It could be argued that we have already spent the money on a goalkeeper and winger.

06 Jun 2019 23:42:37
Given Marina a fair bit of stick over the last couple of years, some unjustified as well but she deserves huge credit for the way she handled this transfer. Especially if the full rumoured fee is true and the £40m add ons are easily achievable. £130m for Hazard given the circumstances is a very good deal, hopefully when we can spend it we'll spend it well.

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07 Jun 2019 07:53:48
Very good deal for Chelsea. It's never nice losing your best asset but from a financial perspective she done really well.

Personally, I don't think losing Hazard will affect our future aspirations too much. I can see the team now playing as a unit rather than looking for the special Hazard everytime. Near the end of last season we were so reliant on him. Maybe everyone contributes now.

07 Jun 2019 12:09:24
Totally agree Shak, we are bound to miss his brilliance and ability to change a game or win us it with one bit of skill but hopefully we will set up as a team less reliant on him to always bail us out.

07 Jun 2019 14:06:34
Completely agree Shak. I think the integration of our youth would play a huge part in that "team mentality/ unity" with a Lampard/ Morris/ Terry appointment.

Some positive signs regarding Abraham too!

05 Jun 2019 23:28:44
* Seems Chelsea have agreed a deal with Real Madrid for Eden Hazard according to Fabrizio Romano whom I think is very reliable.

* Chelsea indeed appealed to CAS (which comes with freezing the ban) but there's growing fears around the club that if Chelsea lost the appeal, the ban could be extended to 3 transfer windows that's according to Matt Law.

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06 Jun 2019 15:44:27
What is the source of us appealing to CAS? I feel like we are just going to take the ban, but this could change a lot if we did appeal.

We could be spend happy and target players like Icardi, Pepe etc. It could also signal a change of heart with our decision to back Sarri, meaning that he may opt to stay instead of heading to Juve. It could also hint that a manager like Allegri is incoming rather than super Frank.

Just feel like an appeal to CAS is opposite of everything I've read in the last weeks and could potentially implicate us having some major major news upcoming. I apologize for being skeptical Obinna (:

06 Jun 2019 16:13:53
Matt, the source of Chelsea appealing to CAS is Matt Law of the Telegraph. We appealed to CAS but haven't moved to get the ban frozen (pending when the judgment of the appeal to CAS arrives) cos of fear that if we loose the appeal to CAS, the ban might be extended to three seasons (cos of trying to delay the ban) .

To be honest, asides Kovacic's transfer, I am not expecting any activity in this transfer window or the winter transfer window at least till we get the judgement from CAS.

06 Jun 2019 16:51:45
Why do we need to request the ban frozen when the appeal is us saying “ we are not guilty “ and the punishment is the ban? They can’t punish us until proven ( again ) we are guilty,

06 Jun 2019 17:15:41
Obinna, if we successfully get the ban frozen, I think we will make a strong push for 2-3 signings to revamp our team. I fully believe that we have our targets identified and have held informal talks if the expectation is to buy during the CAS investigation. If I'm wrong, which I very well could be, then I think the club wants to get the ban over with ASAP.

Matt, I am not sure how the request to suspend the ban works. I don't think that there is any way that we get through this without a 2 window punishment. I think it'll be up to the club when we serve it however (serve now or after the appeal) . I still find it a bit odd that we can sign players younger than 16, which is probably what got us in this mess in the first place!

06 Jun 2019 17:57:58
From what I've gathered freezing the ban isn't difficult or complicated, I think the issue is losing the appeal to CAS after we must have gotten the ban frozen; that would mean more punishment (3 suspended transfer windows), honestly 3 transfer windows would be very costly.
There are a lot of factors that the club might have considered or is considering but one thing that I am guessing is that most of our transfer targets are in high demand (other clubs too that have money to spend are interested in them) that means, getting them in this window will mean paying so much but if we are patient till next season we would have been able to: incorporate some of our young players, change the ones that don't blend in and also get some of our transfer targets at a descent price.
There are actually a lot of good reasons why we should just sit out this transfer ban. Honestly, it could affect us cos other teams, would have fortified in those two windows (worst case scenario, we might not qualify for the UEFA champions league next season) but I think going forward, we will be at an advantage. In football nothing is certain and you never can tell but I think the best thing is sign Kovacic and sit out this ban, if CAS favours us, then maybe we can use the winter transfer window but if not we wait till next season.

06 Jun 2019 18:15:51
If we got the ban froze then invested this summer, we could sign players now long term targets who arrive in next window. Like we did with Pulisic, be helpful hey, but yeah I’m not sure on it all except other clubs got through this yet we seem to be punished more so.

06 Jun 2019 18:42:05
I really enjoy hearing the different perspectives and I anxious to see what the true outcome will be. Ominous times ahead, but I think we'll manage. For all we know, this ban could totally restructure the club for the better!

06 Jun 2019 21:53:57
Matt_24. I think this ban will very much shape our 3rd 'era' under Roman - the 1st being pre Champions League win; the 2nd being post Champions League. the Eden Hazard era, I suppose!

31 May 2019 22:45:39
Ed002, I know you are reluctant to share anything on this page (and for good reason), but please can we have an update on Sarri and Juventus? Would be ridiculous to remove him for Lampard, as much as I like the latter.

{Ed002's Note - As I explained, Mr Sarri is uncomfortable with his treatment by the fans - particularly at home games he has explained. There is no need to go further than that in explanation. I have explained elsewhere that Juventus moved through three others to get to Mr Sarri.}

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31 May 2019 23:01:36
The match going fans really screwed the club over this season. No way around it.

It's a real shame, as I have no clue which coach we're going to end up with now. I pray it's not going to be Allegri.

31 May 2019 23:19:57
Thank you Ed002. A massive mistake by the fans and the club. Safe to assume they'll pick the 'fan choice' of Lampard to replace him?

{Ed002's Note - The club were not the instigators of this but they knew it was coming.}

31 May 2019 23:38:32
The match day 'fans' at work again. Have a feeling we're going to end like Liverpool post-Benitez. 5 years in the wilderness before we start properly competing again.

01 Jun 2019 00:29:44
Absolutely gutted, the man came here with some fans just waiting for a reason to hate on him, it's disgusting the way a lot of match going fans and people in the media have treated him. You wouldn't see a manager get as much hate as Sarri has for achieving their targets at any other club. Wish the best for him, no doubt he'll have a lot of success at Juve. As for us if it's Lampard to replace him i can't see us challenging for top 4 next season, especially since it doesn't seem as if we're going to appeal to CAS and Hazard's off. Hopefully the board will give Lampard a season without big expectations.

01 Jun 2019 04:39:56
Yet, it’s the match day fans that call out other fans for not being real if they don’t go to the games. The booing from the Chelsea fans throughout the season was embarrassing. Not the best season league wise (20+ points behind city and pool) but a Europa league win was a cherry on a average looking cake.

{Ed001's Note - you may have been 20 points behind but that was because those 2 scored a lot more than usual.}

01 Jun 2019 01:12:19
Out of interest Ed002, were the 3 names before Sarri Guardiola, Deschamps and Pochettino?

{Ed002's Note - Simone Inzaghe not Guardiola.}

01 Jun 2019 07:11:31
Ed001, Ed002, while a sizeable proportion of Chelsea fans wanted Sarri out, a lot of us wanted him to stay. Why are our voices not getting heard?

{Ed002's Note - You should have gone to the games.}

01 Jun 2019 08:09:02
So there are still conflicting reports in the media.

Eds your tone feels like you think it's pretty much done and Sarri Will be leaving.

I'm guessing that you think that this is a formality now and that he'll leave?

I'm quite ashamed by what I see on this site.

{Ed002's Note - The situation is as I explained it. Nothing will have changed overnight.}

01 Jun 2019 08:17:14
Listen, had it been Spurs, Arsenal or Man Utd who had finished 3rd and won the Europa League then their set of fans would have been overwhelmed by the teams achievement. Some of our fans have just been too spoilt. the same matching day going fans have created an atmosphere comparable to a morgue in certain games.

Our set of fans expect too much. I don't want to hear all this nonsense about it was the boards fault etc. The board have tried to change our teams identity but have failed because of the fans.

How could you not call this season a success just because we finished 20 points behind City and Liverpool who were phenomenal? Consider all the other contributing factors.

No pre-season and yet we achieve. Our fan have abused Sarri, booed his substitutions constantly, they have booed Jorginho constantly and maybe because Sarri had purchased him? Jorginho was fantastic barring a slight mid season blip which every player goes through but our fans made him feel like crap. Booing Alonso, Willian and so on. it's disgusting for the morale of the team. It's embarrassing for anyone to witness this behaviour As it should not have any association with Chelsea FC. The fact that the team achieved what they did through the above is a massive success.

Unfortunately, LondonBlue is right our fans were waiting for a reason to abuse the manager which is disgusting. Shame on the fans, hope you are happy.

01 Jun 2019 09:31:39
Unfortunately Shak some fans will be happy.

A lot of posters who expressed their dislike for Sarri and certain players have now gone missing after we finished as the top London Club and won yet another pot.

I’m on a family holiday and the news about Sarri, if confirmed, has spoilt my week.

I posted several times about the atmosphere at the ground for the last few home games being subdued and on occasion toxic but I do believe the majority of fans supported Sarri and what he was trying to achieve. It’s yet another sad day for our club.

01 Jun 2019 10:53:31
I agree it's a sad day Tom. Anyway have a good holiday mate.

01 Jun 2019 22:44:32
Opinions were all aloud one the football has been terrible all season guys we want to be entertained like city and Liverpool do there fans that’s all, good football Jorginho has only played good football when Kante got injured and the subs I guess them right every game the players are to blame when they lose and they got the europa and there to thank for that, they turned up he will do well in Italy as the football is slow and I hope he does well.

01 Jun 2019 22:46:01
Jackson, why you wound not want alegri? He reminds me very much of Conte which was amazing manager.

01 Jun 2019 23:28:21
HAHAHAHA Some of you lot on here are hilarious, majority of people on here wanted Sarri out at one point or another during the season. And because its now happening on his own accord, you all start blaming the match going fans. Behave.

Man was out of his depth, had one player to rely on in Hazard and now he's going and knowing we have a transfer ban coming up, he jumped ship. He already said he can't train these players to play his way, also said he couldn't motivate them, yet that's his job, but you all feel sorry for him? If Spurs, United and Arsenal didn't drop points at silly times, we wouldn't be 3rd or even top 4. Get a grip some of you.

01 Jun 2019 23:48:44
Nibby, your opinions should always be welcomed and respected and at least you’ve been consistent.

Everyone I thought realised this was a transition season.

The club chose this manager for a reason and at the start of the season MOST fans would have settled for a league position that guaranteed Champions League football and if we won a pot, then happy days.

Also, most fans wanted the young players to be given a chance and integrated into the squad.

Hazard was always going, so the club made plans for his departure.

02 Jun 2019 00:30:25
Adam just because some fans on here wanted him out at some point doesn't mean their opinions can't change, and even if it hasn't it still doesn't justify the pathetic abuse he's received from our 'supporters'. I've been to numerous games to watch Chelsea under a manager i didn't want and watch players i didn't like but i'd never look to boo and abuse them. You say he relied on Hazard yet if it wasn't for Sarri wanting to play a more attacking, possession based style of play instead of a defensive one like Hazard's played in nearly every season here, i doubt he would've done as well as he did. The man got us to two finals and the points tally we got in the league would've been enough to finish in the top 4 in most premier league seasons so i wouldn't say that's being "out of his depth".

02 Jun 2019 10:45:11
LondonBlue I wouldn't bother debating with Adam. His views have always been cynical and have mainly lacked respect unfortunately. He is also the first to disregard another's opinion on this site.

He is very quick to credit the poor form of our rivals as the main reason to why we finished 3rd and even in the top 4, however, he may have been hiding under a rock when Sarri went 18 games unbeaten to rack up a lot of points at the start of the season with no pre-season. He says we are lucky because our rivals dropped points at silly times, did we just not beat Arsenal 4-1 and take away their 2nd opportunity to qualify for the champions league? Are we still lucky? If we didn't qualify via top we have done so via Europa. I guess we are still lucky. Adam the league is a long process, the final positions are deserving to all clubs involved. Man City won the league by 1 point and they deserve as per the final table. So go and support your club rather than make stupid comments about luck.

He epitomizes why Ed2 calls Chelsea fans vegetables. Sarri's accomplishments at Chelsea are evident and Juventus wouldn't be after him if he was out of his depth at Chelsea.

02 Jun 2019 12:15:33
Blue and Shak, some very valid points.

02 Jun 2019 12:33:55
LRD, I think Allegri is too much of a coward so to speak in setting his team up for matches.

He's obviously a good manager, but he's scared to take control of matches and go on the offensive, even when his team is far and away superior in quality than his opponent. I don't like that.

02 Jun 2019 23:30:16
I'm not happy he's going, neither am I sad he's going - if I'm honest. im a bit indifferent to it. I went to a fair few home games, I didn't agree with some decisions but never booed them and I've never booed a player.

I think we'll look back on this, see how he does with Juve, and think of what could have been. The main thing now is, if he does take over, to get behind Lampard. He won't have the easiest of jobs, he and the squad will need to be supported through some tough times.

31 May 2019 21:42:29
Reports tonight Sarri is off to Juve I have absolutely no idea what direction the club is going in. It's got to be Lampard hasn't it? I'm disappointed he's going he should have had another year. Rumours are we aren't appealing to CAS so Sarri can't get the players in he wants.

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