17 Nov 2021 06:06:30
Dave is now 32.

So, he has reached that time in his Chelsea career when our club generally only offer one year extensions and his contract is up at the end of this season.

For a few reasons I would offer a longer term deal but if we don't I can fully understand why the player would look at a longer term deal elsewhere.

For the reported £7mil fee about ten years ago he has to be one of our better value signings.

He has been fantastic for us and I definitely don't want him to leave but if he does, he would go with my best wishes and thanks.


1.) 17 Nov 2021
17 Nov 2021 07:53:11
No only has he been fantastic. he's a true professional. Caused no issues. Class act. One of our all time greats.


2.) 17 Nov 2021
17 Nov 2021 08:20:34
Definitely earned the right to decide his future. Would the lure of being an experienced head at a young Barcelona team led by Xavi tempt him, I think it likely would if it were an option. However, I'd love to see him have a role at the club for life.

Always talk about new statues outside the ground, I think one of him lifting the UCL trophy certainly wouldn't look out of place.


3.) 17 Nov 2021
17 Nov 2021 12:27:24
Agree with the posts about Dave whatever he decides is okay with me. Interestingly, he is co-owner of Hashtag United FC.


4.) 17 Nov 2021
17 Nov 2021 12:42:17
He has been a truly great players we have had, in terms of consistency, silverware and professionalism.
I don't think Chelsea would ever stand in the way of such players.
If he wants to go to Barca, I am totally cool with it.
I think he might want to try something new after winning everything with us.
His departure would leave us in need of a new leader which I think we can find in our youngsters.