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22 May 2019 20:23:02
So some different rumours in respect of the managergerial saga, ones that make more sense.

Chelsea are not looking to replace Sarri even if they lose the Europa League Final. This season has been a success and he has achieved his target.

However, Sarri will be subject to offers from elsewhere and so if he decides to move on then Chelsea will not stop him. Due to the sight risk being present, Chelsea have shortlisted managers to replace him in that eventuality. That's where Lampard, Tuchel etc all come in.

This would make more sense to me if I am honest. As Ed said, the board won't be influenced by the fans or shall I say the vegetables (as ed mentioned lol) that have booed him this season which the media have used in their argument mainly. I just can't see the board sacking Sarri for delivering a reasonably successful season which of course was an improvement on last year.

1.) 22 May 2019 20:32:01
Totally agree Shak. If he leaves it will be down to him being offered an opportunity elsewhere. I think the seasons been pretty successful. Sarri’s been stubborn but seemed willing to tweak things towards the end of the season. We played very well at the start of the season and I hope with proper recruitment we’d be able to keep that form over a whole season.

Our form dropped off after Morata got injured and Sarri played Hazard as a false 9 instead of trusting Giroud. We never managed to pick up again really after that and I think players partially downed tools a bit. With a new striker this summer hopefully we can get to playing great football again.

2.) 22 May 2019 22:27:34
I’m now getting as bored with the Sarri leaving saga as I have been with the Hazard transfer.

Lets just win the final next week and all go on holiday feeling happy.

3.) 22 May 2019 22:27:47
I want Sarri to stay at Chelsea all day long but if things were to go sideways, I won't want to see Tuchel- named as a replacement if Sarri leaves. I think Chelsea dodged a bullet not employing Tuchel before now. Lampard is just the name that I want to hear. Sarri will win the Europa league and things will be fine.
I did lash him before now but I think he has done a good job so far in little time, he should stay.

4.) 23 May 2019 00:01:18
Yes he deserves to be charge for delivering a pretty successful season. I am of the opinion that we will only get better the more we play his philosophy.

A lot of fans have criticised Sarri and cited luck and the poor form of our rivals as the main reason as to why we finished 3rd. However, a lot of people have forgotten that we would not have been in the position to take 3rd position had Sarri not gone 18 games unbeaten at the start of the season.

However, there is a massive risk that he may walk should Juventus make their interest official.

5.) 23 May 2019 07:56:08
Yea CFCShak, the players will get better playing his philosophy besides, I am tired of unattractive football.

Do you know one funny that I discovered? Ed002 IS MATT LAW (HE JUST HAS TO BE) - their voice is just one and the same (there's no difference) .

6.) 23 May 2019 09:55:12
He can’t be obinna because I’m Matt Law!

7.) 23 May 2019 11:43:49



16 May 2019 22:20:49
CHO to sign a 5 year contract.

1.) 16 May 2019 22:39:31
That would be good news!

2.) 17 May 2019 09:27:38
I hope so. But wouldn't jump the gun.



04 Feb 2019 20:57:28
Whats peoples thoughts on the Courtois situation in the media. He came up with a story of Marina breaking a verbal agreeement which Chelsea have denied and are angry about!

1.) 04 Feb 2019 21:01:43
I think Mr Courtois might have a selective memory complex.

Mind you I wasn’t at the meetings but I would prefer to believe the club.

2.) 04 Feb 2019 21:03:29
He was paid by Chelsea under contract, if his agreement wasn’t honoured that’s not fair but to go on strike and let down fans and talk about a dream move away at every chance is not on and hope the madridista’s turn on him, plus his now talking about hazard moving over there with him, can’t stick the bloke, I do get how these questions are leading for players but don’t keep talking about our club/ players, worry about your front post and keeping those legs closed.

3.) 04 Feb 2019 21:51:41
Strange how footballers are all about contracts, contracts and "my contract says" etc and he accepts a verbal agreement! Probably lashing out because his season has come undone.

4.) 04 Feb 2019 22:02:56
He needs to focus on Real Madrid, his happiness could be short lived if he carrys on performing poorly. His too focused on Chelsea despite leaving.

Best case scenario for us here at Chelsea would be if Kepa continues to perform at a high level. Real Madrid would regret not taking Kepa when they had the chance.

5.) 05 Feb 2019 07:53:47
As a person, Courtois is taller than his sense of loyalty and talks too much. I think he should shut up and concentrate on the keeping clean sheets cos at the moment he's swallowing goals like aspirin.

6.) 05 Feb 2019 13:00:24
From what I read on courtois he didn’t even want to leave athletico. We let probably our best ever keeper in Cech go for courtois to take his place and not reach anywhere near Cech standard. He was so over hyped it’s unbelievable. Yes I agree he is a good goalkeeper but not a great goalkeeper. When the team played well and he only only had to make one or two saves he looked good but when the team had problems that’s when his true ability was there for all to see. I will use David de gea as an example, Utd playing bad yet David de gea is keeping them in games and earning his team upto 20 points a season over the past few years. Courtois doesn’t have the mentality to be a world beater and I’m glad he’s gone.

7.) 05 Feb 2019 14:23:41
U didn't add that he's very slow in reacting with his legs, I am guessing that cos of his height, it takes a very long time for information to go from his Central Nervous System (Brain and Spinal cord) to his effectors (hence poor reaction with his legs) .

8.) 05 Feb 2019 14:35:14
NWBLUE you have hit the nail on the head with the comparison to De Gea. Look no further than what De Gea did against Spurs and Arsenal. Countless saves. When the team played badly so did Courtois.

9.) 05 Feb 2019 18:55:28
four words "he is a clown! "

10.) 05 Feb 2019 22:22:18
Kepa every time.

11.) 05 Feb 2019 23:34:20
Agree Nibby. Kepa all day long for me too. Courtois was a bad bad mistake. He should never have replaced Cech.



23 Jan 2019 18:48:33
Looks like PSG have taken a march on us and are on the verge of signing Parades, a player we wanted but maybe had 2nd thoughts on.

1.) 23 Jan 2019 19:02:34
who cares i never even heard of him at a cost of 40 million. go and spend 80 or 90 and actually buy a top class player and make a statement not some average joe soap from the russian league. golovin or golokvin wat ever his name was apparently was d star of the league an he's strugglin big time at monaco aren't we glad we signed him.

{Ed002's Note - Maybe the issue is your lack of knowledge?}

2.) 23 Jan 2019 19:17:03
maybe either way wel still survive without him.

3.) 23 Jan 2019 20:03:52
he could still sign for us magic mate then you have shot yourself in the foot mate haha keep the faith.

4.) 23 Jan 2019 20:27:26
Survival is one thing, but we should want to flourish! To make top 4 we need strengthening this window beyond Higuain. Fact that PSG want to hijack (perhaps already have hijacked) CFC attempt at deal for Parades suggests to me that he's someone who has been scouted by a number of top teams and might have been just want we needed in terms of improving our midfield and offering competition/ alternative to Jorginho.

5.) 23 Jan 2019 20:29:00
Parades is a good player magic. There is no need to say anything else otherwise. His done well at Roma and Zenit. We have scouted him for a while.

6.) 23 Jan 2019 20:45:23
just saying in general i don't no who he is so not bothered either way im sure if he signs for a big club he must he decent but wel survive with or without him and if its with i hope he's a good player.

7.) 23 Jan 2019 21:30:29
If Barcelona paid £75m for De Jong, I think Chelsea might have to pay top money if the club wants Leandro Parades, there's no way around this one besides there's no arguing that Leandro Parades is a good player (that is if the club wants him and if PSG haven't taken the player? ) .

8.) 23 Jan 2019 21:45:25
I thought PSG had dropped out and now going for Allan of Napoli?

9.) 24 Jan 2019 00:27:46
PSG have financial constraints, given that it’s reported that Allan is valued at around £80m according to some newspapers, it doesn’t seem likely.

10.) 24 Jan 2019 01:53:36
ed donwe have another midfielder in mind if paredes goes PSG?

{Ed002's Note - I am not interested.}



21 Jan 2019 20:31:49
All three domino deals will become official tomorrow! #Higuain #Morata #Piatek.

Im excited with the arrival of Higuain. I really hope we sign Parades too. These two players are loyal servants of Sarri who have played under him at Napoli and Empoli respectively.

Sarri needs more loyalty on the pitch from his players. I suspect we have bad eggs in the team and these transfers will go along way in eradicating the issue. They should be able to promote his tactics and hopefully it rubs off on the others too. Something needs to change for the good of the club though.

Its no coincidence Sarri's predecessors suffered from player power too which led to their downfall.

But with new signings i think we will be fine. I am glad the club are backing sarri and making the requested transfers. I don't think the others in the squad will demotivate big players. I don't agree with Sarri there his obviously frustrated.

Any guess at the bad eggs in the team guys?

1.) 21 Jan 2019 20:59:51
I think Willian and Alonso definitely. Hazard and Luiz maybe. Rüdiger, Azpi, Kanté and Pedro all seem proper professionals in my eyes but could be wrong. Kepa has a very good attitude also he’s like a breath of fresh air compared to Courtois.

2.) 21 Jan 2019 21:07:35
As I’ve said in a previous post, we have now had three managers saying similar things, maybe its best to look at the players who have played under those three managers!

This is only a theory!

3.) 22 Jan 2019 00:14:53
He's been a great player for us, but all three times, this "player power" appears when Hazard gets frustrated. JM values result over his fitness and demands defensive work, Conte plays him false 9, Sarri plays him false 9.

I'm not suggesting, if player power exists here, that it's only him, but it could be a very good place to start.

4.) 22 Jan 2019 07:53:15
I have to agree with the suggestions, Hazard, Willian and Alonso seem to be the ones for me. Courtois was a major player in this all in the past.

I love Hazard for what he does on the pitch but my patience with him is running so thin when he speaks to the press. let's be honest, his been at the club for the past 6-7 years and you would expect professionalism when he opens his mouth but his calling out Madrid each time indirectly. He needs to be patient and stop talking and let nature take its course. If Madrid want him then they will have him for the right price. Its simple.

Personally, Hazard has been great for us and the premier league but if he leaves at the end of the season then that isn't the end of Chelsea. It will be a blow of course. However, the club is bigger than each individual and it will give the platform for other younger players to shine. Plus it would mean the end of another era. The board have tried and continue to do so with him but they have been good in all of this so credit where uts due. If he doesn't want to sign a new contract then we should look to move on quickly though and look for his replacement.

5.) 22 Jan 2019 08:31:16
I’m not sure it is in any way relevant but I think there are four players who have been at Chelsea with the last three managers. Willian, Pedro, Azpilicueta and Hazard.

6.) 22 Jan 2019 10:22:28
I can't imagine Azpi not playing well for any manager. He's too professional and constant.

7.) 22 Jan 2019 12:59:16
Totally agree re player power. It’s important we back the right manager to deal with this. Hopefully Sarri is the man. If not we’re buggared 😅.




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03 Oct 2019 15:37:52
Continuing with the Pulisic thread.

It's fair to say that maybe he should not have spoken to the media to vent his frustration about not playing much. It now adds further pressure on his young shoulders when he plays next.

Personally Fabinho and Bernardo are good examples of slowly beingbpush into the squad. Flip side could be what happened to Bakayoko who found it difficult and when the fans get on your back it's hard. Unless you do a Jorginho.

1.) 03 Oct 2019 16:22:54
I think he's right to vent his frustration, I will do the same thing if I were him.

2.) 03 Oct 2019 16:24:51
Really don't know what to think about this whole situation. Trying to put myself in Pulisic' situation, it must be so frustrating to see a player like Mount, who is not originally a winger, keeping him out of the team, Callum seemingly overtaking him although he is three years younger and has been out for a few months, and then Willian and Pedro who are both aging and yet seem to be ahead in the picking order as well, leaving Pulisic as fifth choice.
However, Mount and Willian both seem to be playing better right now, and Callum also seems to be making a really nice impact when subbed on - but one could argue that Pulisic might have done the same, given the chance.
However, all these players are used to the league, except for Mount, but he's played so well. In reality, the only player Mount can really be disappointed about being behind in the pecking order is Pedro right now, and look at the things that man's won. In all honesty, only very few players that've turned 21 one month ago would be ahead of Pedro in the pecking order.
The only thing Pulisic can do is work hard, and if he's willing to do that, he should have the talent to become a very good player for us.
I haven't seen too much of him before his transfer to us, but Ed 01 has continuesly mentioned that he's got a very good work ethic. I am sure everything will work out - right now the biggest problem seems to be brought by the media.

3.) 03 Oct 2019 17:02:33
He said his frustrated not to be playing more, but has to keep working to get into team. I think what he says is fine, a player should be frustrated not to be playing, not content with the bench. If he comes out and says stuff like he SHOULD be playing and takes about he didn’t come here to sit on bench then fine but his young, wants to play, should have more minutes in my opinion but it’s about when he gets his chance to take it. I do also think frank has a soft spot for mount. Mount not been great last two games. not bad but quiet and missing in spells, I’d like to see him add a bit of muscle and play in middle beside kante and kovecic other side,

4.) 03 Oct 2019 18:11:13
Yea Matt, your post is very good.

5.) 03 Oct 2019 23:53:44
We don't know what the internal dialogue between him and the coaching staff is. However to me it appears he's been taken out of the team to works on his tactics, and acclimatise, away from the spotlight. Smart coaching/ management and, if it's communicated in the right way, Pulisic should take it on the chin. The path he needs to take to the first team in clear.

Someone compared the way Klopp integrated Fabinho last season - I thought that was a spot on comparison, whoever it was.

6.) 04 Oct 2019 22:19:40
Very good views guys. Matt I think your right, Lamps does seem to have soft spots for certain players.

One thing for certain, we would rather have a player frustrated at not playing than someone who couldn't care less. However, I do think J has it spot on here. Slow integration into the first team. Fast integration could damage his confidence if it goes wrong. Let's be honest he had a poor game against Grimsby and repeat of games like that would do the opposite to his confidence.

7.) 05 Oct 2019 09:35:53
My guess is all managers have players they consider “go to players” and Lamps is no different. When Pusilic gets his chance he has to prove he is one of those players.



28 Sep 2019 22:18:58
Pulisic has come out and said his getting frustrated with the lack of game time at Chelsea. Frank will have to include him in his plans sooner rather later, he needs a fair chance.

Don't want another Salah or KDB case. However, I'm sure Lampard will integrate him into the squad soon. He just has to take his chance when it comes. It's not like his competing with Eden Hazard etc.

{Ed002's Note - He is not ready to start - what has it got to do with KdB or Salah. What a truly stupid and ill-informed post.}

1.) 28 Sep 2019 23:28:41
Hi Ed do you mean he's not fully fit yet as I'm really looking forward to see how he develops meant to be a great fella as per ed001.

{Ed002's Note - No, If I had meant that I would have said that.}

2.) 28 Sep 2019 23:33:09
As in KDB and Salah were deemed not ready to start at chelsea and of course we know how that turned out in the end. It can't be that stupid of a comment Ed, I'm not the only one who's made them comments about Salah and KDB not being given a true chance at Chelsea and that topic is well documented. Anyway, your response seemed snappy, I didn't mean for it to cause any distress.

{Ed002's Note - Both went for other reasons. Your ill informed comments are tiresome at best.}

3.) 29 Sep 2019 06:01:36
On the note of Pulisic not playing - it just sometimes happens when players changes from a foreign league to the English. Also, he is quite young still.
Look at Fabinho's first season in England, where he barely played at first, because he was still getting used to the league. That's worked out really well for them :)

4.) 29 Sep 2019 09:16:23
Agree with the Fabinho comment one of his first games was against us in the cup and he looked awful, Klopp didn’t rush him into the team and it has worked out for him. Pulisic is obviously not ready to be playing game in game out. Why play him for the fans and media to get on his back, his time will come and I’m sure he will be a star. Lampard is 100% doing the right thing with him imo.

{Ed002's Note - Right.}

5.) 29 Sep 2019 09:24:45
Fair enough guys. Fabinho comparison is a good one Emil. Also Ed2, didn't mean to tire you out. Have a nice day.

{Ed002's Note - I have a travel day Shak but enjoy yours. But please think before trying to make comparisons that simply make zero sense.}

6.) 29 Sep 2019 14:32:18
No worries Ed, have safe travels.

{Ed002's Note - Well Hal I am sat at the gate on An aircraft delayed by weather in England making it difficult to land when we get their this evening. BA are looking after me and keeping me topped up. Enjoy your day.}

7.) 29 Sep 2019 16:35:14
That's great, atleast BA are looking after you and making your travels more enjoyable. Thanks Ed, appreciate it.



28 Sep 2019 17:46:41
Jorginho was the best player on the pitch today. So happy that he is slowly but surely shutting up all his critics. Barkley has definitely got the message regarding penalties too.

1.) 28 Sep 2019 18:35:47
Also maintained that anyone that can't see Jorginho's quality doesn't know what playing as a central midfielder entails. The guy is quality.

2.) 28 Sep 2019 19:00:06
Jorginho is different gravy. Total class and the fans in the ground are appreciating him at last.

3.) 28 Sep 2019 20:03:41
The amount of crap he has had to take from his own fans and not let it kill his will is a testament to his strong mindset. What a leader. Obinna and TomB credit to you guys who have been behind the guy throughout.



25 Sep 2019 21:38:32
Reece James stole the show tonight. What a player he is, this boy has so much talent. ideal replacement for Azpi in my opinion. He will dominate that position for many years.

1.) 25 Sep 2019 21:46:18
Fantastic player, could even play CM like at Wigan he’s that good. He’s a beast, can pick a pass and can even shoot like we saw tonight.

2.) 25 Sep 2019 22:16:57
He will be the best ofnour youngsters. I know CHO is taking all the headlines but James is the real deal for me.

3.) 26 Sep 2019 00:23:27
Have to agree there Shak he has it all he’ll be the best. Still think CHO, RLC, Tomori and Mount will be quality just think Reece will bully defenders he’s a tank.



22 Sep 2019 18:54:14
Some learnings there for our young team. We need to be more clinical and be more decisive in defending, especially defending set pieces. Two very poor goals were conceded today, no disrespect to Liverpool but these goals were school boy mistakes from a marking perspective. These mistakes need to be cut out.

We were the better team in the 2nd half and maybe a draw would have been the fair result in the end. We possibly could have won this game. But it's a lesson for the players who had missed good chances, I know those players will be gutted and will learn from it.

I wasn't a fan of VAR ruling out the offside goal. In my opinion, so much happened since the offside and liverpool had ample time and had reset in my opinion but it is what it is unfortunately.

We seem cursed with injuries at the moment. Emerson, Rudiger and now Christensen. Emerson injury is a big blow. I cannot wait for CHO and Reece James to return. However, Kante was a champion today. Tomori will be a force alongside Rudiger. Tomori has impressed me.

More bad results expected along the way. We have a favourable run until late November now. Let's see how many points we can accumulate.

1.) 22 Sep 2019 20:19:55
Good post. I said at start of season and again after memorable performance against Wolves that this would be a roller coaster season and this seems likely to be the case.

Kante was immense in the second half, Kovacic at times v good as well and Jorginho worked feverishly, and gave us midfield superiority in second half. Also thought Alonso played well, and his crosses could have got us a result, while Willian showed more improvement/ energy than from early in the season. Dave put in a huge effort as well, almost back t his very best, and very unlucky to have goal ruled offside.

We all think/ hope Tammy will become a great striker but it's those big games that define them as with Didier and Diego, and we do need to find more of a goal threat from other players up front. Perhaps also - will it be AR or perhaps Christensen in time (and his injury if serious a big blow indeed, a was Emerson's, but was he properly fit in first place) - we need someone to really martial the defense.

Give Frank and this side this season to improve/ learn the new (exiting) style of play he wants and with players back from injury and one or two world class reinforcements in the summer there could be good times ahead even if we don't win anything this season and don't make top four.




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07 Aug 2019 18:43:48
Wrong timing ahead of the Man Utd game.

Club ain't that daft to create a story by selling Luiz knowing they are banned and before a big game. Adverse media.

Luiz probably knows he will be phased out slowly and has been told at arsenal he will be integral. If this is the case then what a way to end a terrific career at chelsea.



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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.



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27 Jun 2019 17:29:26
As always great post LB90. Things are looking optimistic.



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26 Jun 2019 07:53:32
It's good to have a balance between optimism and reality. I hope we do really well this season.

It's not beyond a miracle that we do really well this season given that the Lampard appointment will boost the playing squad and more importantly the fans. If we can get some momentum going then who knows what can happen. We still have a very good squad and who knows we may have a few young gems I. e. mount, ampadu etc who perform fantastically. Also Lampard may have a positive influence on Barkley. 1 thing for sure without Hazard we will see a unit come out to play every weekend and not look for the big man in every game.

However, there is always the thought that Lampard is still a rookie. Petr Cech who will be the link with the playing staff and board is inexperienced and will he be able to put aside friendship . I hope so.

I am more inclined to believe that we will have a great season.



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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.




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14 Oct 2019 21:03:01
Same here. I'm off international football. I couldn't care less.



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08 Oct 2019 19:37:59
TomB I think Mrs Drogba hasn't watched much of Jorginho this season. Not sure they are aware Jorginho is actually getting praised week in week out by the manager, peers and fans regularly and rightfully so. His arguably been our most important player so far.

G8 could post mate. William had a great game. Hopefully he can keep it up because on form he is a joy to watch.



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04 Oct 2019 22:19:40
Very good views guys. Matt I think your right, Lamps does seem to have soft spots for certain players.

One thing for certain, we would rather have a player frustrated at not playing than someone who couldn't care less. However, I do think J has it spot on here. Slow integration into the first team. Fast integration could damage his confidence if it goes wrong. Let's be honest he had a poor game against Grimsby and repeat of games like that would do the opposite to his confidence.



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04 Oct 2019 22:11:55
G8 I respect your posts usually. However, I disagree with your views on Willian.

However, I will say that he is a player who should have set the world alight because on his day he is world class. The problem is his lack of consistency. Whilst he gave that 1 scintillating performance vs Barcelona, in that time Hazard gave us tons. His a good squad player who works hard in my opinion.

Anyway forget Willian. My main man Jorginho is the vice captain now. What a player. captain next year!



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29 Sep 2019 16:35:14
That's great, atleast BA are looking after you and making your travels more enjoyable. Thanks Ed, appreciate it.