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04 Jan 2021 17:00:30
" Abramovich will not hesitate to sack Lampard, Havertz and Werner have been forced to play tactics they aren't used to, getting the best out of them is vital to the board and owner, they admired Poch but Tuchel and Allegri are available "


1.) 04 Jan 2021 18:12:42
The sun :
Shevchenko on shortlist,

in that case, frank in,

2.) 04 Jan 2021 18:55:53
Chelsea do not have a ready-made succession plan to replace Lampard and are yet to hit the panic button. Cleary issues to resolve though

- Matt Law.

Frank is not going anywhere.

3.) 04 Jan 2021 20:36:48
Get Hassenhoetl.

4.) 04 Jan 2021 22:47:25
Tuchel or Hassenhuttl. If it’s not done before it’s to late Barcelona will get Tuchel to replace Koeman.

5.) 05 Jan 2021 11:12:30
Any of Eric Ten Haag or Hassenhuttl is my ideal candidate.

6.) 05 Jan 2021 11:39:13
No offence to anyone intended but why would anyone be cheerleading for Tuchel or Ten Haag.

Will they do any better than Frank, possibly. Will they take Us back to Winning Titles and Champions League's, absolutely not.

If it's just improvement We're looking for what's the point of changing Coach to replace them again in a few months?

In a couple of weeks it'll be some other coach who needs replacing, stirred up by the media and lapped up by the impatient masses.


7.) 05 Jan 2021 13:17:22
I for one think that Eric Ten Haag is way above Lampard as a manager.

8.) 05 Jan 2021 14:06:46
If you think it's a media stunt then you need to check the history of the club in sacking managers. The precursor is usually bad results accompanied with bad performances by the team and key players. All are present except the unusual legendary sentiments to Frank which seems to still buy him now. Point is that imo results won't improve so rapidly and any further result like in the recent matches must definitely force RA's hands.
Again there's no standout option for the Chelsea job available right now imo but Roman wouldn't mind an interim or stop gap to steady the team and make sure we don't start next season on a disadvantaged standpoint like missing out on the UCL. Make no mistakes, some average but experienced managers can achieve this.

9.) 05 Jan 2021 14:49:03
If frank goes it should be someone who knows the league, we can’t have a bedding in period or anther transition period, that’s why I’d only be happy his replaced by Rogers or hassenhutt, the later preferably. Someone who knows how to get best out of what we got,

10.) 05 Jan 2021 17:30:55
I hope Frank stays. We should not keep doing the mistakes we have done in the past.

But, yes, if someone is going to replace Lamps, it should be someone whom knows the league well.

11.) 05 Jan 2021 18:16:54
I don't necessarily disagree with any of the points made. It just sounds like some Supporters think that a change of coach means We just click into gear and start winning games.

What if We bring in another coach and We finish 5th. Do We then sack them and bring in somebody else. If the answer to that is no, then why exactly are We replacing the existing Coach?

A few weeks ago, Ole was a dead man walking now His team are top of the league. Arteta was one game away from the boot, He had to go now they're being spoken about as top 4 contenders.

Whether We care to admit it or not this is far from a regular season and every Club are suffering as a consequence. I would argue it's tougher for Us with so many first team additions.

Don't get Me wrong I'm not saying Frank should have an indefinite stay but unless We're bringing in the absolute elite of Coaches I honestly do not see the point.

Were We really a genuine title contender this season, I personally didn't think so.

Anyway I respect all opinions and know We all want Chelsea to be successful. Hopefully 2021 will see an upturn in form and results and give Us all something to smile about.


12.) 05 Jan 2021 18:32:12
Frank just seems lost and doesn’t seem to have any answers, in game management, style tactics, pressing Man City like we do was comical and naive, the inexperience is really showing, taking about when his been in the dressing room, can’t even compare the leaders then to what we have now so that’s not going to help, BUT, rice would change us drastically and I was very against the signing previously, w/ kante not instead of,

13.) 05 Jan 2021 20:09:49
Don’t think Rice is the answer and I’d be surprised if the board would back Frank and splash out more money on a busted project. Frank would probably play him on the wing anyway.

14.) 05 Jan 2021 20:24:43
Some are saying he wants him to partner zouma.

15.) 05 Jan 2021 21:14:51
Well someone needs to partner Zouma plays like he’s wearing hobnail boots.

16.) 06 Jan 2021 12:36:45
ED001, would you change FL for someelse and if yes, who would that be and why?
also, how can we get the best out of the current squad?

we are just not gelling as we should be . given that FL has now 18months at the helm and the chance to spend money. we seem a bit lost as a style of play has not emerged.

love your thoughts here EDs
Thank you in advance


{Ed001's Note - right now, no. I would give him the season at least. This is a difficult season and no manager is really going to be able to make a huge difference due to the lack of time to coach players. So you may as well give him the rest of the season before making a decision.}



21 Aug 2020 19:27:46
Ben Chilwell transfer is almost done for a fee between 45-50m.

This will be fantastic and one I am completely behind. The reported fee of true is just brilliant work!

1.) 21 Aug 2020 19:47:56
Brilliant if we get him for 45-50M.
It seem that it will go as far as 65M with bonuses. Would be fine if we get the league title.

2.) 21 Aug 2020 19:57:47
Think that means the Emerson to Inter deal is done as well if we can sell him permanently for about 20m I’d be over the moon 👍🏻.

3.) 21 Aug 2020 20:08:33
I don't mind the bonuses, if it gets to that point it means he's played well for us and we've won some trophies.

4.) 21 Aug 2020 20:18:57
Chilwell and Havertz almost done!

Excellent times ahead.

5.) 21 Aug 2020 23:10:50
Potentially the best transfer we've ever had? Providing we can sign a CB.

6.) 22 Aug 2020 00:50:23
Very good deal at that price.

{Ed0666's Note - you are joking right? You really think it’s good value? I’d love to sell anything to you obinna...which reminds me I have a 1983 Yellow Datsun Sunny with no engine, loads of rust, not sure if the brakes work and definitely won’t start and I’ll sell it to you for 30 million british pounds.

7.) 22 Aug 2020 08:07:05
At least we're not tapping every possible transfer target Ed0666 via our manager's mobile phone.

8.) 22 Aug 2020 08:42:39
I wouldn’t call it good value but it’s definitely the market rate ie Wan B to UTD or Kyle Walker to City and a huge climb down from a ‘world record fee’ they have asked for.

9.) 22 Aug 2020 09:40:19
Brilliant value for money IMO.

10.) 22 Aug 2020 11:08:23
50 million over a duration of 7 years is less than 8 million a season+ wages. How's that not a good deal if he can stay in the team?

11.) 22 Aug 2020 11:11:02
Hahahaha, it could have been worse considering how much good English players cost.

12.) 22 Aug 2020 14:05:02
Time will tell. Chillwell Vs. Datsun.

Yes, it is a "good" deal in that we didn't spend 80 million quid. But looks like we are paying a lot of cash for an unproven player. tbh I am not that excited about this deal.

13.) 22 Aug 2020 11:25:01
Ed, you really shouldn't concern yourself too much with money.

{Ed0666's Note - you’re right especially when it’s not my own...but I’m not sure how chilwell is great value at 40-50 million? Is he four times better than Tsimikas?

14.) 22 Aug 2020 16:04:49
Well, we know some money gets chucked on top for home grown - granted not that much. We also know Leicester would have wanted a lot more for him, and after they stung United for Harry Maguire last summer this doesn't look too bad.

15.) 22 Aug 2020 16:59:28
Standard got it right.

The price over 5 years plus becomes a good one.

I don't think you can compare him with an 'import' like Tsimikas.

16.) 22 Aug 2020 17:08:22
We can’t afford a Datsun so we can carry on using our hand me down pensioners pass. Also Chilwell is a ridiculous amount of money when we could buy 5x players from the Lithuanian league for the same money!

Also, how lucky are we that the KH deal has fallen through. We were £10m away from the asking price but we decided it was better to buy a Rice pudding instead.

That’s the end end of our buying in this window. We wanted some bloke called Henderson but he has just been banged up on a Greek island and we can’t afford the bail money!

Just in case, I have the usual people thinking I’m being serious, I’m not.

I’m also very, very happy with Chilwell and KH. I would also like a CH and Keeper as well.

17.) 22 Aug 2020 21:50:01
Good one Tom B thanks for providing some humour!

18.) 22 Aug 2020 22:16:04
It was tough supporting Jorginho and Kepa through the season. That was true humour!

19.) 23 Aug 2020 01:13:54
I guess Chelsea would have to get Emerson out first before wrapping up a deal for Chilwell.

20.) 24 Aug 2020 14:46:01
I hears that Inter are sacking Conte and therefore the Emerson deal could be off.

Chilwell has an injury and is still injured. Seems a little silly to spend 50 million quid on an injured player.



20 Aug 2020 11:23:19
Looks like we've held further productive talks with Bayer Leverkusen over a fee for Kai Havertz. It is understood negotiations between the two clubs are moving at an encouraging pace.

It would appear to be more of a case of 'when rather than 'if.

1.) 20 Aug 2020 13:00:18
Ed002 stated the same last week! But hope we wound this up soon and move onto other business with league starting in 3 weeks from now.

We have to complete a lot of deals by that time. Ideally don't prefer movement post the start.



28 Jul 2020 09:55:41
Ed2 info on the below

Nicolas Tagliafico (LWB) the agreement is he will be made available this summer - first choice for Barcelona but money may be an issue - and priorities are an issue for Inter who have preferred options - far from first choice for Chelsea but on a lengthy list of LBs but the club has considered - although interestingly Ajax will be taking a LB from Chelsea this summer. Atletico Madrid has also taken a look at him but would need cash from sales to make any move - and they will prioritise others. PSG has an interest if they cannot get the player they want as part of a complex transaction where they would buy and then sell on a player. The issue with PSG is they have Bernat and too a youngster, Mitchel Bakker, from Ajax last year and he will step up. So PSG is unlikely.

1.) 28 Jul 2020 11:23:46
It's a shame Ed won't discuss defenders with us as if Tagliafico is far from our first choice, I'd love to know who's higher on the list.

I'm not great at finding posts on this site so can only assume Chilwell is higher up, but who else is a mystery to me!

2.) 28 Jul 2020 11:47:17
Telles has been mentioned. Since Ed’s post, Ajax have seemingly decided against picking up their purchase option on Castillo not that it would matter that much.

3.) 28 Jul 2020 12:24:42
Telles was on the list a while ago quite rightly in my opinion.

4.) 28 Jul 2020 14:22:06
Some LB options other than Tagliafico:
* Ben Chilwell
* Theo Hernandez
* Alex Telles
* Grimaldo
* M. Cucurella
* Robin Gosens
* Alaba etc.
Who would you like from the above list (Tagliafico included) if you were given the choice to pick one?

5.) 28 Jul 2020 11:50:31
Yeh it makes sense as to why chelsea haven't completed the signing given that he is far from first choice.

I wonder who Ajax will be taking this summer?

6.) 28 Jul 2020 20:01:32
Alaba would be my first choice followed by Hernandez and Grimaldo 3rd.

7.) 28 Jul 2020 21:00:23
Hernandez looks fantastic from what I’ve seen. Has everything to become one of the best. Not available according to ed002 though.

8.) 28 Jul 2020 21:20:29
Theo Hernandez is actually my first pick.

9.) 28 Jul 2020 21:28:38
I would rather pay ~50m+ for Theo Hernandez than pay same amount for Ben Chilwell.

10.) 29 Jul 2020 03:39:23
I think it depends on what system Frank wants to utilize in relation to his fullbacks. If he wants wingbacks in style that continually overlap their winger like City uses or more of a traditional fullback. Of that group I like Hernandez’s combination of size, athleticism, and youth the most.

11.) 29 Jul 2020 09:41:28
Just saw that Ed002 stated that Gosens was “way down the list for Chelsea” on the European page for what it’s worth.



24 Jul 2020 00:14:33
Read something saying West Ham would want 80m for the sale of Declan Rice and that they are not interested in any exchange of players. I cannot confirm whether this is true or not. However, the fact that they are safe from relegation would suggest that they will be after big money regardless.

If the rumours are anywhere near being true then I'm sure Chelsea are sensible enough to walk away. Just like the club are not willing to entertain Chilwell who is overpriced, im sure the same philosophy will apply for Rice. English players are overpriced, buying from a premier league club is blatant robbery these days.

IMO 50m is the ceiling for Rice or Chilwell for me. My ceiling may be too high in any event because you will find better players in Europe for that fee.

Ampadu has had a wasted year but he would be ready to compete as a CB and provide cover as a DM. There's not much to be ready about to compete with our CB's on all honesty. I'm not saying his the answer but I'm sure the club have a reasonable strategy in place in terms of options.

1.) 24 Jul 2020 08:31:41
I would love us to sign Rice and Pope next to get some height in our defence, which Ampadu doesn't offer. Agree with you about him offering cover for DM, but would like to see him get a loan in the EPL to get some experience.

It is the same as Gilmor, he also needs time as a regular starter before he is ready IMO, not just the odd game. What would interesting to see is Callaghar integrated into our midfield. He has had a full season starting every week and has impressed and developed physically. Should now be looking to step up.

As much as I wanted to be proved wrong, I don't think RLC is going to make it, too many injuries and overtaken by Mount. I think we could potentially offload both him and Barkley to another EPL side (Havertz dependant) . Jorginho won't go, to expensive in the current window and still offers us something.

To have the options at CM of Kante, Kovacic, Mount, Jorginho, Callaghar and Havertz would be better than most. And back to the original point of Rice, he would sure up our defence and be able to rotate with what is on paper a very strong midfield.

2.) 24 Jul 2020 07:51:27
If Declan Rice shows any encouragement to Chelsea and let’s the West Ham board know that he wants to leave, then it would be in the best interests of everyone to let a deal take place. If he handed in a TR (which I very much doubt he will) . The price would come down.

I think it’s a long shot, but would love him to arrive in the summer.

Ed002 is there really no chance we could get any sort of update on the defence situation please?


{Ed002's Note - None.}

3.) 24 Jul 2020 09:26:56
I like Rice but I can't see anything materialise unless West Ham be reasonable which I highly doubt. Ampadu is actually 6ft which isn't bad at all.

4.) 24 Jul 2020 09:37:42
It would appear to be a long shot Adam. I really can't see West Ham play ball given that they are safe from relegation now. I doubt Rice would go down the route of transfer request either. Let's hope we can sort something out because Rice has developed into a great young player who has the potential to improve a lot more.

5.) 24 Jul 2020 10:58:49
Where would you play Rice? CB or in midfield? Bare in mind we have Kante who will play every game when fit.

6.) 24 Jul 2020 11:44:44
CB - mold him into new JT. Could boss that defence for years.

7.) 24 Jul 2020 11:49:58
And I ask, do you think we would be looking for Declan Rice if he weren't English? I refuse to join the English hype and continue to over pay for some average players even when there are better value for money out there.
I'm not against buying English players but it has to be worth it and in most cases, we pay premium for them and end up looking for the real gems that we ought to have bought in the first place.
We're talking of a cb who can upgrade us and some you see that in Rice? Jack of two positions but master of none. We can get better value somewhere else with less amount than will be enough for Declan Rice. Quality wins you matches not nationality.

8.) 24 Jul 2020 12:54:25
Ilo I like your post mate. Spot on.




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15 Feb 2021 21:59:22
Since Tuchel came we got 13 out of a possible 15 points in the league. We are now sitting 4th with only 4 points behind United. We've also only conceded 1 own goal. Underperforming players are now back and looking sharp. What a wonderful 4 weeks it's been.

{Ed047's Note - the difference a quality manager makes with the great squad you have Shak

1.) 15 Feb 2021 22:06:52
Can I point out a few times now TT has slightly changed things because he has seen a problem or opposite team has changed something, there were times frank and Jody didn’t seem to know wheat or where to change things,

2.) 15 Feb 2021 22:07:27
V good start for TT but he and we know that the tougher test are to come. But confidence should be growing again. We have to be delighted to be back in top 4 after more than 2 months out of it.

3.) 15 Feb 2021 22:13:03
He speaks very well and his performance assessment is spot on.

4.) 15 Feb 2021 22:23:37
I agree 100% Ed47, a quality manager makes huge difference especially when you have a great squad.

How have you assessed Chelsea under TT? Thanks.

{Ed047's Note - without wishing to put a downer on Frank he was really a little green to come into such a big job and despite doing ok, ok isn’t good enough for Chelsea.

TT comes in and you get a definitive direction and an immediate improvement, he just has that much more experience and seems happy to make change when it’s needed.

I know he has some baggage but personally I think he’s only going to make you better and that talent available to him is pretty impressive.

I can’t see you not making top 4 now where as before that was more of an unlikely. Next season he’ll then have the chance to give Liverpool and City a run for the title.

5.) 15 Feb 2021 22:24:58
Yes TT gave very honest comments about our need to be sharper and more clinical in last 3rd.

6.) 15 Feb 2021 22:28:08
Tom I knew you would beat me to it. I was going to post exactly what you have. TT’s post-match interviews are always worth watching: he was spot on particularly about our second half performance.

7.) 15 Feb 2021 22:37:06
Sorry Ed, I think Liverpool will struggle next season.

Im not sure JK will have that much money to strengthen his squad.

They were fantastic last season and have had some bad luck with important players being injured but without some more quality I think JK will have his work cut out.

{Ed047's Note - not for me Tom, way to much quality, they’ll be back and all the better with more contenders for the title.

Just my opinion of course. 🙂

8.) 15 Feb 2021 22:41:20
And mine Ed and I’m usually wrong plus I’m very biased.

{Ed047's Note - haha no worries Tom, it’s all about opinions mate.

9.) 16 Feb 2021 00:48:48
Nice one Ed, interesting to see your assessment and one I agree with 100%.

{Ed047's Note - you’re welcome Shak

10.) 16 Feb 2021 06:46:48
Let's see what we do against better sides.

11.) 16 Feb 2021 09:15:06
You can only beat what's in front of you Ash. Previously we couldn't beat the likes of Wolves, Everton, Villa etc. So I'm pretty pleased we are beating sides of that calibre whilst having the scalp of Spurs. Up and up we go.

12.) 16 Feb 2021 08:49:33
Mister half glass empty AshK lol.

Ed047, I'd be worried if a Liverpool fan - one season-long injury (especially Sane or Salah) away from mid-table. And what is your opinion of Thiago, Ed047?

He seems to have changed the whole way that Liverpool played last season by slowing their game down - and that's without mentioning how poor he is defensively - Thiago reminds me of Jorginho at his worse!

{Ed047's Note - obvs I’m not a Liverpool fan but I think you are dismissing them way to easily and along with Thiago.

It’s much like playing Kante out of position.

Henderson, Thiago and Fabinho will be immense next season in my opinion and you forget Jota.

They are nowhere near a mid table club.

That would more likely be United without Bruno Fernandes for me.

13.) 16 Feb 2021 09:58:36
Well Shak we haven't played with Villa and Everton yet and we had a 0-0 draw with Wolves at the Bridge so definitely harder tests are ahead.

MDW of course you have to look at things both ways. Yes we are winning and it's good but for me the real test is ahead of us.



15 Feb 2021 21:55:20
Some great wins recently. 4 wins and 1 draw from 5. More than happy with the turn around in form. Back in the top 4 and 4 points off 2nd. Things look good all of a sudden 👍.

1.) 15 Feb 2021 22:10:59
Confidence is a wonderful thing but can be very fragile.



08 Feb 2021 09:30:40
Chelsea are right back in the hunt for the top 4. We are playing some nice football finally. We are winning games with none of the cross and hope stuff (useless stuff) . We are playing and controlling games with intent. Its only been 4 games and Tuchel is still learning about the players BUT his getting results at the same time. The #CFC he will build will go very far with time. 4 games in and its all positive, his made most forget about Frank already .

Thomas Tuchel will build a dynasty at the Bridge, here's a manager who is full of ideas, telling players how to express themselves with tactics unlike others who simply said go and do it with no tactics, just words. His press conferences are refreshing, not only does he talk the talk but the team delivers his ideas on the pitch. Some players look reformed and were supposed to dead wood as some claim. that's how a big squad is managed.

Thanks to Roman for changing the manager, Chelsea are 1 point off Liverpool and 6 off 2nd position. Come on Chelsea 💙.

1.) 08 Feb 2021 10:44:42
If anything we are actually playing a kind of football that we have seen before: numerous chances, lots of position, very few chances and boring game overall.

Yes we are getting the points but it's not surprising as we are beating teams on the lower end of the table which we have already beaten before. So it's the opponent that is weak not us. We are actually not playing good at all despite the PR campaign by the club that likes to show that everything is great and we are doing marvelous job.

It's premature to judge TT but since we are winning no one can argue about anything I guess.

2.) 08 Feb 2021 11:04:26
Sheffield is a team on the up, took points from Utd, Newcastle and lost norrowly to Man City.

I the the reality is our form prior to TT was relegation at best so we most certainly would not have got 10/ 12 points.

3.) 08 Feb 2021 11:04:57
I don't want to sound negative or anything, but let's be realistic and don't act like we have done something extraordinary and out of this world.

0-0 Vs Wolves, played really awful and didn't create any chance at all. We were lucky Neto hit the bar.

2-0 Vs Burnley, easy game but again we created very little and left it for the end to get a 2nd. Burnley never tried us even once.

1-0 Vs Spurs, without Kane and we won by a silly mistake. Again had very few chances.

2-1 Vs Sheffield. Poor first half despite the brilliant team goal, Rudi own goal and we were lucky again to win it with a mistake by their defender and keeper. He didn't have any chance after that.

This is it. Below par performances but we win and we have reduced the gap. Even though we could be 7th or 8th if everyone win their game in hand.

4.) 08 Feb 2021 11:08:18
Meant to say numerous passes.

5.) 08 Feb 2021 11:14:59
We may be picking up the points at the moment but if I’m honest I haven’t enjoyed any of the games since Tuchel has arrived. I’m sure it will get better but at the moment we are very slow, boring and predictable in our attacking play. No where near enough chances created for the amount of possession and dominance in games!

6.) 08 Feb 2021 11:16:00
Actually it's a mix. Yes we are having a lion share of the possession. But if you see the chances created it's not great. However the tactics has helped cover our problems in the middle and at the back. I am hoping that TT is planning on using this till summer in many games as possible to get the best out of our squad. But teams such as city, Liverpool will carve us out with speed and precision. We need a strong mf to supplement our forward line. Hope things gets sorted out in the summer.

7.) 08 Feb 2021 11:35:18
Players are judged, wrongly IMO match by match. The same applies to managers.

Fans also have biased views (I do) . if I don’t rate a player and he is playing well, obviously I’m pleased but when he has one bad game, I will probably be saying, I told you so!

Just give people time and judge them at the appropriate moment.

I’m happy we have won our last three games and I will, as always, support our manager but at the end of the season is IMO the time to judge success. When the points are on the board and hopefully a cup in the cabinet.

8.) 08 Feb 2021 11:43:03
Absolutely Ashk. Nothing has been solved. You have made one mistake in your summary Ash, Chelsea have not made loads of chances since TT’s arrival. Chelsea have played nobody of any real substance in 4 matches and the honeymoon continues with the next three games all perfectly winnable, and let’s be clear TT is 2 points light from the games he has played. His selection v Wolves cost 2 points. and please note that Top 4 is not acceptable after wasting, sorry spending £220m. Newsflash RA and Marina are about winning the title. Although Marina’s inflated ego is now derailing that happening any time soon. Even the distinctly average TT cannot win the title with Jorginho, Rudiger and Alonso as first XI picks. They have to go. There is no future with these losers at the club. CHELSEA ARE TREADING WATER IF NOT GOING BACK THE WAY. If you want the club to move forward toward challenging City, start getting the obvious things in place. Get BG on the pitch for that clown Jorginho now, Get Rudiger and Alonso off the pitch and out of the club, get Dave on the bench, let Giroud go, cash in on Kante, sign a tough tackling athletic HM and a WC striker. Revisit the GK situation which ain’t great. That is the plan to make Chelsea a threat.

9.) 08 Feb 2021 12:17:02
How depressing Ash pr campaign really, we are winning again players look better playing more confident more cohesive better defensively more decisive
How long are you going to wear your black veil for Frank. get over it if not go and support the next team he manages

Good post shak mate agree 100%.

10.) 08 Feb 2021 14:13:18
Agree, I have been legitimately bored in a few of the last matches but that is understandable, you can see Tuchel has realised that we could barely finish a happy meal at the moment and has told us to just stop conceding and try to nick a goal where we can. For sure we will come good and I am sure Tuchel has plans in place to improve our attacking output that will be implemented with time. Now any talk of dynasty building seems very premature when Chelsea didn’t even give time to Frank. I’d imagine if we were Liverpool right now even with all of the past accomplishments, Klopp would be in trouble. Of course he never would have been give them the time to get to where he is now regardless so that is a moot point really.

11.) 08 Feb 2021 14:28:05
I'm enjoying the football.

It's great to see us control a game again. SU were decent yesterday and we had the control to shut it down (just like JT and Makelele used to) .

We are paying the ball a lot yes, but there is more variety than under Sarri. Closer to Conte in my opinion (which I enjoy. )

That being said, I expect changes in style and personnel as he settles.

I'm in, I'm excited to see what he can do.



06 Feb 2021 13:44:36
I would be going at Sheffield come Sunday night

Either have

Pulisic Havertz


Mount Pulisic

Preferably, IMO the best 3 is clearly the first combination as long as they remain fit. Mount doesn't make the team for me once Havertz is fit.

1.) 06 Feb 2021 14:02:21
I think he will go with Mount Abraham and CHO.

I think Havertz is improving but for me he has long way to go and we have a FA cup game coming up soon so can play 90 mins in that.

2.) 06 Feb 2021 14:19:12
I think CHO will play as a RWB again. As for Abraham, I'm not so sure.

For me Havertz is improving and sooner rather than later he will get his sustained run in the team and rightfully so.

3.) 06 Feb 2021 14:53:15
mount doesn't make the team when havertz is fit?! WHAT? im sorry but im shocked

take away the price tag and the media hype and what on earth have you seen this year that makes you think havertz should start over mount?

4.) 06 Feb 2021 15:20:03
I know Tammy is a bit of a long shot but I just think TT will give him the the nod.

5.) 06 Feb 2021 16:44:13
bluekaz98bi I have noticed Kai has a better football brain than mount even if mount has more work rate . In the possession style that TT. Adopts Kai will be a better link in our attack and imo opinion should be prefered especially to enable him adapt fully to league. iforget that Frank managed to shoot his confidence with hi clueless style that couldn't bring out the best from his players especially the new boys the qualities came in flashes regardless. vmnot to take anything away from mount I expect to be very important as well in the future.

6.) 06 Feb 2021 16:53:53
Kai has better football brain and Mount won't be in the first team if Kai is fit?! Shocking statements really! Have you guys watched Chelsea at all? Mount is arguably our POTY and he would be in first XI of any team. As for Kai's football brain, I haven't seen enough to be convinced that he is any better than Mount or CHO.

I think TT will go with CHO, Mount and Tammy up top. James and Alonso as wing backs and rest of the team same as before.

7.) 06 Feb 2021 17:02:57
I would rather have Chilwell in the side than Alonso. Only because at some stage I think Alonso will let us down.

I can’t see TT reverting to a back four with Silva out.

8.) 06 Feb 2021 17:45:36
Me too Tom, but untill then, Alonso is in I guess.

9.) 06 Feb 2021 18:23:39
Mount is our POTY with 2 goals and 1 open play assist 😄 🤣 😂 I think these stats read everything that is the problem. Call a spade a spade, Mount has been shockingly poor in the final 3rd of the pitch. There are no excuses for his final 3rd mess up vs Spurs.

I'll tell you why Mount will improve, he has called out his own deficiencies and talked about how he needs to improve in the final 3rd.

As for Kai, yes laugh at him all you want but I'm sure he has the most goals and assists from all the midfielders and his not played half as much as some. not surprised Ash because you are very biased mate.

10.) 06 Feb 2021 18:29:23
Guess so Ashk.

11.) 06 Feb 2021 18:31:32
Good post ilo.

12.) 06 Feb 2021 19:46:15
We are all biased Shak.

We all have our favourites and we all have players we don’t fancy. Mine are Giroud and Rudiger and to be honest I’m still not convinced about Mendy but I wouldn’t want Kepa back in goal at the moment.

At the moment Mount is a safer/ better choice than Havertz but that isn’t to say it will always be that way or that they both can’t play in the same side.

13.) 06 Feb 2021 20:17:20
He gets unnecessary praise for doing simple things in football but most thinks Chelsea can’t even perform better without Mount playing! He just ain’t that good for the hype he gets.

Yes I believe he could potentially be the player many aspire him to become in the future. let's hope.

14.) 06 Feb 2021 21:02:36
Let’s hope he changes your mind Shak because I’m sure that will make everyone happy.

Let’s hope for a big win tomorrow and a solid performance.

15.) 06 Feb 2021 21:09:06
Guess what Shak? Kova didn't do half as good as Mount and he was our POTY last year and he has 1 goal and 6 assists in 3 years of regular football at Chelsea. And yet he is praised by lots of people including you.

Mount is a great player and Chelsea is not even half good without him.
Unnecessary praise? I just think you don't understand how important those little things are in a game like football.

Kai is a great talent, no doubts about that. But he hasn't been able to show his talents yet and there are lots of things factoring in that. But as of right now, you can't genuinely say that he has anything higher or better than Mount. Actually Mount was valued around 100m€ a few weeks back.

Every ex PL player has praised Mason Mount and yet our own fan base slander him and doubt him and call him Lampard's son which is pretty shocking to be honest.

16.) 06 Feb 2021 22:18:23
Thank god for Joe Root is what I say!

I still think there is a chance Mount and Havertz can play in the same team.

It will be a bit like Ballack and Lamps.

17.) 07 Feb 2021 08:21:04
Absolute nonsense being posted by some on this site, actually edging towards embarrassing.

Ashk121, you are spot on mate, kovacic won POTY when he had no influence on us going forward and contributed nothing in regards to goals or assists.

Mason Mount is the best player we currently have, it makes me laugh that all you who doubt him and yet he gets picked every week by managers who know far more about the game than any of us. Lampard, Southgate and now Tuchel, against Spurs he was the best player on the pitch but clearly that is not good enough for some.

Havertz is lazy, doesn’t track back, doesn’t close players down, doesn’t break he’s neck to get into scoring positions, it’s day and night between him and Mount for me at the moment.

18.) 07 Feb 2021 11:40:10
All the lampard lover are now infatuated with his love child
To say Mason mount is our best player is ludicrous
He is by far and away the hardest working that doesn't mean he is the best player
Best form yes hardest working yes
Best player no chance
When pulisic is in top form he is our best player by miles
Please don't mix effort and skill its embarrising.

19.) 07 Feb 2021 12:02:28
Lampard has left the club and some fans that are full of glee need to let it go IMO.

Very sad remarks about Mount being chosen on merit.

I thought after Lamps departure these remarks would have finished but sadly not.

We now move on to some posters questioning Lamps love and loyalty to Chelsea from the most bizzare rational.

20.) 07 Feb 2021 12:23:20
Lampard lover and infatuated with he’s love child? What makes him he’s love child? He must be also Southgates love child and will be Tuchels too?

Mount is our current best player ( emphasis on current ) playing the best football, working the hardest, gives everything every game, after all the abuse he has come under from people like you. I think he’s done rather well for a 22 year old kid.

The only thing embarrassing is your attitude towards former and current people at Chelsea, the fact you say “Lampard lover” and “he’s love child” is damming, no respect at all whether is banter or not it’s just disrespect pal.

21.) 07 Feb 2021 12:33:25
I haven't abused anyone just merely stated he isn't our best player
That is all friend.

22.) 07 Feb 2021 12:54:27
I suggest you read your post again gola.

23.) 07 Feb 2021 13:40:04
You need to separate effort from quality, he gives 💯 he's great at set pieces but from open play it's a different story and that actually does matter. Mount IS NOT Chelsea's best player for christ sake. embarrassing to suggest otherwise.

24.) 07 Feb 2021 14:26:30
Wow, Shak and Gola you guys are just a different kind 😃

Pulisic our best player? The guy literally just had a few good games after the break and then again got injured. Before that he was average and he has been pretty below par this season too. And oh yes, he is our best player and Captain America is going to save us all. 😁

Every current and ex PL great has hailed Mason and yet you guys just embarrass yourself with posts like these.

25.) 07 Feb 2021 15:04:13
OK Ash lmao seen your predictions b4.

26.) 07 Feb 2021 15:09:58
Shak it’s not “embarrassing to suggest otherwise”, it’s called just giving an opinion.

My guess is at the end of the season Mount will be voted by the FANS as POTY but if he is not, I will be happy because another player will have had to play very well.

27.) 07 Feb 2021 15:47:29
IThere is nothing to separate, Mount has been the best player this year which would make him the best Player currently? Pretty straight forward. if Pulisic was in this kind of form then he would be the best player we currently have.

28.) 07 Feb 2021 15:54:02
Predictions in football are usually doomed to failure!

29.) 07 Feb 2021 16:42:23
My predictions?

You just have pointless, rude and disrespectful spats every now and then. Stick to your irrelevant opinions, I'm fine with mine.

30.) 07 Feb 2021 16:56:24
Snap Ashk.



31 Jan 2021 18:00:49
Kovacic and Jorginho pivot was class today. Fair play to them. Alonso scored a peach. Azpi did what Azpi does. CHO has been phenomenal. Both Mount and Havertz put in a shift.

As a team we look ROCK SOLID again.

1.) 31 Jan 2021 20:09:17
its was a team that didn't attack. Me and you would Good the pivot. Play Jorginho against City everyone will be moaning again. I really don't get it. Jorginho in now great again.

2.) 31 Jan 2021 20:26:39
Jorginho had a very good game today but I’m not sure I would play him against the spuds.

3.) 31 Jan 2021 20:47:20
We didn't look ROCK SOLID. They never tried anything and it was just a one sided game.
Let's judge the team against a better opponent.
I don't expect TT to magically make everything good in less than 1 week.

Jorgi and Kova would certainly struggle against good midfielders. It's a fact that we have seen for the past 2.5 years.

4.) 31 Jan 2021 21:21:15
It’s true Burnley don’t offer a lot from midfield and IMO are an awful side. We could and should have had a lot more goals. One more would have helped the cash flow.

In the two games against them this season they still have had a shot on target.

I’m not sure Jorginho will start against the spuds and I can see value in playing both Mount and Havertz as there three centre halves play so narrow. Maybe playing both might be a bit ambitious but it would be interesting.

I think Jose will light some fires under his players after tonight’s performance. They looked like a side without any soul so he will have to.

5.) 31 Jan 2021 23:21:05
Rock solid shak under
Super super Tom super super Tom super super tom
Super Tommy tuchel haha up the chels.

6.) 01 Feb 2021 09:46:44
We certainly should have scored more v a very poor Burnley side and we had averaged 3.3 goals against them in our previous 3 games which is why i followed TomB in going for a 3-0 win for us. First half we were pretty ordinary except for CHO who was excellent throughout as was Mount except for a couple of his shots! Great to see these two lads brought tgrough the ranks as well as Rees J doing so well and outshining so many others on the field.

Had like some others hoped last december that we might go back to a back 3 to tighten up the defense as had served us so well in many games last season as well as under Conte. But it can of course sometimes restrict flowing attacking style in teams. And think that we should have at least brought on subs far earlier in second half v wolves.

But onwards we go and what a good time to thump the Spuds!

7.) 01 Feb 2021 12:18:11
Putting aside there goalkeeper and two CH’s Burnley are average at best. Sorry I lost you money JBS.

If the spuds set up in defence like they did against Brighton, we will win comfortably.

I think Jose will find the display against Brighton outrageous and I do expect them to start fast but after that we should take control with our superior players.

Minimum 2-0 win.

8.) 01 Feb 2021 12:57:08
Not your fault Tom, it wasn't you missing those chances in front of goal!

Yes I think the Spuds will be very bhighly motivated to make it hard for us on Thursday, and may well set up more defensively and as they did in the 0-0 all game earlier this season. Yet they badly need a win too, so will surely be a bit more open. We beat them 2-0 and 2-1 last season, and your shout of 2-0 probably a good one!

9.) 01 Feb 2021 13:20:25
Very kind JBS.

10.) 01 Feb 2021 14:08:20
Thats it Gola. The love of watching our beloved Chelsea is back. Its finally come to the right hands. Super super Thomas Tuchel 💥.

11.) 01 Feb 2021 20:20:53
Haha beat spurs and all will be good in the world of footy again.




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25 Jan 2021 12:51:53
Ludicrous. ok.



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18 Jan 2021 10:52:03
Chelsea are willing to break their transfer record to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund in the summer, according to The Athletic.



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29 Dec 2020 21:32:13
Just meant if results don't pick up then Lampard may get sacked and that possibly ends the Rice pursuit.



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29 Dec 2020 12:31:10
I suppose unless results pick up then we can put a pin on Rice if Lampard is no longer here.

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what that means.}



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29 Dec 2020 09:02:57
Werner and Havertz will both be brilliant for us.




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19 Feb 2021 15:59:01
Straight up facts Strasbourg 💯. I think the bias/ agenda towards certain players is very dissapointing. I agree with your comments on Alonso and Jorginho, we could put others into the same category. I remember Moses was supposed to be the biggest deadwood but under Conte he was very good.

TT is playing players to the strengths and his setting up the team based on what he feels is his best team. I'm glad everyone is on a clean slate.



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19 Feb 2021 14:47:57
There is no pleasing some fans unfortunately. Alonso, Jorginho, Rudiger, Christensen, Werner etc etc and many others were poor under FL. Of course, their form and confidence was shot to pieces and they underperformed regularly.

However, if TT can get these players to perform consistently then I'll back them like I back all the other players. I have no agendas on who and what is a deadwood.



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17 Feb 2021 09:39:32
I seem to be bringing up his name because some pple need to accept that TT is doing a fine job and stop making gripes indirectly.



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16 Feb 2021 21:30:57
When we start recording wins against the tougher opponents then I wonder what the FL brigade will do next 😄🤣😂.



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16 Feb 2021 21:27:43
FL is history now, the quicker some of you move on then the quicker you enjoy Chelsea FC. There are far too many posters who are cut up about the sacking of the novice manager.

I'll be honest, his my favourite player probably of all time but I couldn't care less on what he achieved in the past. For me it's about the present and FL for me was one of the worst managers we've had and had to go.

The quicker some of you get over FL then the better. FL is enjoying his life, I think some need to take a leaf out of his books.