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30 Dec 2019 00:38:58
So I'm hearing Chelsea are linked with Upemacano. Interesting if true given Arsenal been after him for ages.

1.) 30 Dec 2019 10:28:03
2020 looks feasible for him.

2.) 30 Dec 2019 14:35:06
That would be a brilliant acquisition, the pairing of Rudiger and Upemacano would strike fear into the hearts of most teams. If this does actually happen, then I assume that Christensen will be leaving?

3.) 30 Dec 2019 17:07:23
If this has come from Carefree Youth, he was talking about Aubameyang putting a transfer request in after the game. The account always puts mysterious posts up and the rumour mill goes crazy before they state what they meant.

Don't think we're after Upemacano.

4.) 30 Dec 2019 18:16:31
Spot on J. It seems that's way.

5.) 31 Dec 2019 05:42:02
Will Ake be our first signing?

6.) 31 Dec 2019 09:52:17
I hope not he isn’t good enough.

7.) 31 Dec 2019 10:50:10
I agree with J and don't think Upemacano is likely in January (and don't think was on Ed002's list) . Would guess Ake and perhaps Sancho possible in this tricky winter window, but Ed002's list of possibilities (my thanks added to those of others for this) of course the best guide as always to what might or might not happen.

8.) 31 Dec 2019 14:43:06
Why would we want Ake? He’s not an improvement on what we have. Upemacano is available for €40m, and is tipped to be one of the best defenders in the world.

9.) 31 Dec 2019 15:05:10
Let’s see what happens but we are short of natural left sided players.



18 Dec 2019 21:58:13
Guys there you have it - Osimhen is the latest player we are linked with. Add him to the list I did yesterday.

1.) 18 Dec 2019 23:37:20
decent player very good option for us to sign he's battle with tammy for a spot . id imagine going for some1 more high profile like werner would mean ud nearly have to gaurentee um as d main man.

2.) 19 Dec 2019 08:39:19
I'd prefer Osimhen not to join Chelsea- and wait a little longer before leaving Lille because I have no doubt in my mind that he would be the top striker for one of Europe elite team very soon rather than come to Chelsea to fight for a first team shirt with Tammy Abraham. He's better than Chelsea's bench.

3.) 19 Dec 2019 08:41:16
But I think its the right time for Samuel Chukwueze to join Chelsea if the club wants him.

4.) 19 Dec 2019 13:49:23
Chukwueze is fairly raw, however a lot of potential. Will chelsea pay the amount being quoted - very doubful.

5.) 19 Dec 2019 14:34:23
At a top club, we need some top players. Remember when we had Drogba AND Crespo? Or When we had Vialli, Hughes and Zola fighting for two spots and didn't we have Flo as well? Competition is good. I would like us to get the best strikers we can. I would love for us to sign Timo Werner [23]. The rumour is that he is destined for B. Munich and it is unlikely we can get him in January. But money talks and we can offer much better wages. I think we should be looking at players with a little experience at the top level rather than just great prospects.

6.) 19 Dec 2019 20:07:33
i would say very much so timo wernee should be top of the striker list the man is a goal machine he's exactly what we need to push tammy even higher or maybe steal his spot at the moment let's be honest bats and big giroud are never going to displace him. never heard of chukweeze in my life so id imagine who ever he is he's fairly young an raw . wat is the point in signin another raw talent we already have that with pulisic an hudson odoi albeit pulisic is probably not that raw but still relatively young an plenty improvements can come from him but he's been great so far.



15 Dec 2019 15:11:24
Frank Lampard is keen for recruitment staff to start work on finding potential new goalkeepers for the summer. There are some doubts over whether Kepa will remain as the club's long-term No. 1.

1.) 15 Dec 2019 16:02:25
André Onana of Ajax would be a keeper worth buying.

2.) 15 Dec 2019 16:32:27
I can’t remember his name, there’s young German keeperplaying in bundesliga, big and tall; read about him; huge potential and vocal,

3.) 15 Dec 2019 16:35:07
IMO it would end being another KDB - Salah situation.

4.) 15 Dec 2019 16:49:21
I will say that Onana is a terrific keeper. If Chelsea ever were to replace Kepa then he would be my choice.

5.) 15 Dec 2019 18:10:38
That would be Alexander Nubel Matt Martin. Odysseas of Benfica also looks a good prospect.

6.) 15 Dec 2019 19:20:21
Think we saw the best option on Saturday: Aaron Ramsdale.

7.) 15 Dec 2019 20:36:46
I agree with TomB we must give Kepa more time and decent settled first choice back four to protect him better.



29 Nov 2019 08:34:14
- Willian Chelsea contract in 'bizarre' stalemate.
- Chelsea are 'aware' of Jadon Sancho Dortmund situation.
- Wilfried Zaha is 'on the Chelsea radar'.

Updates via The Telegraph Matt Law.

1.) 29 Nov 2019 11:11:17
I have a feeling that Pedro, Giroud and maybe Alonso will leave this window, subject to our ban will being lifted.

I also think Willian will eventually sign a new contract despite Matt Law referring to the negotiations as “bizzare”

I don’t think we will rush to replace Giroud if he goes in January but we would need a left back (please Chilwell) and maybe another wide player. I’m not a big fan of Sancho, so I hope we look elsewhere.

2.) 29 Nov 2019 14:11:35
I think your right Tom. Lampard has hardly utilised Pedro, Giroud and he seems to have found alternative ways to get around not playing Alonso. So I would be surprised if they remained at the club post January. I doubt a Giroud replacement is necessary unless we get someone on loan as a short term cover.

Willian is an interesting one, I would prefer that he signs a new contract and stays. We need senior players and to his credit he has been pretty good and deserves his place in the lineup on merit.

I am hopeful the ban is lifted
and we are active in January but how likely is it that Leicester parts way with Chilwell? He would be great for us but I think summer is more realistic unless you know something I don't. If Chilwell is not up for sale then I doubt we will buy a left back should the ban be removed in January. I believe his the top target for Chelsea.

I would take Sancho who seems to be up for sale in January. Given his age and the fact that he has enormous potential could be great for us. Should that fail then I can see the club go for Zaha.

My ideal January scenario;


3.) 29 Nov 2019 14:26:38
I’d love Chilwell in January but really cannot see Leicester selling with their season going so well.

Ziyech is my choice for RW, desperate to see a left footer to give us a new dimension.



18 Nov 2019 15:50:56
So what is your team vs Man City Guys?

My team for the game is the following; two main talking points - Reece James and Kante.


Reece James



I think Reece James is the player to handle Raheem Sterling. He is very quick and will be able to overpower Sterling physically. Azpi is a great professional, however, he will be beaten too many times should he start given his lack of pace and Sterling's pace and trickery. Furthermore, Reece James will be able to make the most of any attacking chances we create which will be vital for us in this game. He can build on that performance vs Zaha. The rest of the back 4 are no brainers.

I would keep the combination of Kovacic and Jorginho in the middle of the park. Not only have they been phenomenal this season, however, in a game like this they will be able to keep possession for us which is important. Against Man City you need players that are confident in possession and are press resistant and these two are the very best in our sqaud in terms of possession and resisting the opposition press. If we can't keep hold of the ball vs City then it will be a long afternoon.

Kante's energy will be important in this game and he is defensively more astute which will be very important vs Man City. Mount's omission makes us less threatening perhaps but I think Mount's influence will be minimal and Kante's will be significant.

The rest of the guys in the line up are no brainers.

What do you guys think?

1.) 18 Nov 2019 17:22:10
I would pick your exact team CFCShak.

2.) 18 Nov 2019 19:59:24
Good team Shak.

3.) 18 Nov 2019 20:04:01
I’d go with that too but I just hope frank sticks with Reece, I think he’ll start Azpi and then Reece midweek. Now N’Golo is back we can rotate in midfield as well. Mount should come in midweek to give Kovacic another rest.

4.) 19 Nov 2019 08:34:54
If only Kovacic can score.

5.) 19 Nov 2019 14:56:19
My team as well Shak but I have a feeling he will somehow squeeze Mount in as well, possibly for Pulisic. Not my choice but I think Lamps will play him for his pressing and energy.

6.) 19 Nov 2019 18:30:25
I have the same feeling too G8. Plus we got a big game against Valencia shortly afterwards.

Does anyone know if Pulisic has recovered from the hip injury? If Pulisic is free from injury then I think he will cause City problems, however that is dependant on whether or not he is selected.




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04 Apr 2020 20:44:46
Good Evening Gents.

It's been a while since I have posted on here. First and foremost, I hope everyone and their families are in good spirit and health.

Football seems to be a foregone conclusion for now. I do miss it a lot, however I'll be honest It's not important when you have loved ones within the family struggling with this nasty virus - Covid19.

Just advice to my fellow posters and eds on here. Do not be deceived by this Virus, it does not discriminate at all. My sister who is a health visitor was taken ill and may have caught the virus whilst on shift. My sister is young being in her (30's) and has finally come home having been admitted to hospital due to breathing difficulties and is now expected to make a full recovery at home. It will be a long road to recovery.

It's a weird situation when loved ones are taken ill by the ambulance as you don't know if you will see them again. I am grateful to be able to see my sister again.

Just be safe guys and do not go out unless absolutely necessary.

Hope to talk to you all again in the future regards football matters. Bless you all.

1.) 05 Apr 2020 05:14:27
Same to you and yours Shak.



03 Mar 2020 20:02:28
Gilmore is a top prospect. I've seen enough to say he should play always.

1.) 03 Mar 2020 20:28:44
Looks absolute class, got such a good touch and glides across the pitch.

2.) 03 Mar 2020 20:37:05
100% agree J. He has looked immense. This young 18 year old player is the real deal. I love the fact that he passes forward which is something our midfielders don't do too often.

Injury to Kovcic is real bad! Hope it's not serious.

3.) 03 Mar 2020 21:40:31
Gilmour was the MOTM and deserves it.

He was immense. A pitch full of stars and young Gilmour does us all proud.

4.) 03 Mar 2020 21:45:59
Great performance tonight Gilmour was brilliant thought Giroud and Pedro were excellent as well, Barkley looked as good as I’d seen hopefully take this performance into the weekend up the chels.

5.) 03 Mar 2020 21:49:27
I feel a lot more optimistic knowing that young Gilmour will definitely start the match.

6.) 03 Mar 2020 22:05:45
Gilmour, Giroud, Alonso, Pedro, Azpilicueta etc. all did very today. Thumbs up to Lampard too.

7.) 03 Mar 2020 22:15:32
And kepa👍.



29 Feb 2020 09:18:58
Big game vs Bournemouth. I am very optimistic that we will get a result today. It's important that we do because we need to drag Leicester into this top 4 scrap.

I personally would like to see Kepa get a chance again. I want to see his reaction to say the least.

I would love to see Tomori again.

1.) 29 Feb 2020 10:01:30
I agree Shak and it is a very important game. We have found it tough on occasions against Bournemouth and our latest debacle doesn’t fill me full of confidence.


2.) 29 Feb 2020 10:20:12
I agree Tom, we have found it tough against Bournemouth and other teams who have set up in a similar way.

Hopefully we are clinical with the chances we create today because that is the absolute key.


3.) 29 Feb 2020 10:36:25
Thinking Mount will get on score sheet today. Dunno who’ll play up top, Giroud played 2 in a week and Michy is . I’m not sure, and Tammy injured, tomori too, I like tomori in a 3,

4.) 29 Feb 2020 11:59:57
I think / hope he'll go with Giroud from the start, certainly for the first 60mins.

Fingers crossed RLC gets some mins off the bench.


Rudiger, Christensen, Tomori

James, Kovacic, Jorginho, Alonso

Willian, Giroud, Mount.

5.) 29 Feb 2020 12:10:51
I think he will go to a back four. I hope Tomori plays and I would love to see RLC play as the No10.

6.) 29 Feb 2020 12:21:32
Agree with you team selection J. Maybe only would change Rudiger for Zouma.



25 Feb 2020 23:10:06
A lot of posters on here are giving a lot of credit to Bayern Munich for the way they played and beat us today.

They are a fantastic, however, are we not giving them far too much credit especially given that we were poor today?

For a game of its scale and magnitude certain players did not deliver at all.

Rudiger was very poor positionally throughout the game and probably was at fault for the 2nd goal alongside Caballero who should not have been beaten.

Azpi lost focus and slipped which resulted in the first goal. Very thin line when it comes to making errors against top teams.

Christensen got drawn into the mis-timed sliding tackle leading to the 3rd goal.

With possession we gave the ball away far too many times to Bayern. Barkley and Jorginho being culpable which led to numerous bayern chances in the first half. The occasion got the best of Mount and his inexperience had shown through massively. Reece James was very tentative and maybe was scared of making a mistake and of course inexperience. Alonso made a silly foul to get a red card.

Maybe Kovacic is the only man that can hold his head up high.

We are definitely better than the performance today. We shown a lot more vs Liverpool and Man City earlier during the season.

Dissappointment and I hope it is a learning curve. We need transfers.

1.) 26 Feb 2020 00:44:19
Didn't learn anything we didn't already know after the game, this squad needs a big revamp in the summer. Kovacic was definitely our best player tonight, and has been all season. He's one of the few that should have a starting spot next season. And at least 5 or 6 players that started tonight shouldn't be starting for us next season. It's definitely going to be a huge summer.

2.) 26 Feb 2020 05:53:51
The next window will IMO be a test for the club and Lamps but that’s how it should be for a lot of transfer windows.

The Bayern style of play was so simple and effective. While give and go football is hardly original it is good on the eye.

Our coaching staff must have been aware of the Bayern style and it was our inability all over the pitch to combat this style that worries me.



17 Feb 2020 22:39:47

So in the Last 14 games Chelsea have recorded 7 losses, 3 draws and 4 wins. 15 points in total.

In comparison Norwich who are rock bottom have recorded 11 points in the last 14 games. Brighton have recorded 12 points in the last 14 games. We are amongst the worst in the league on current form and we are probably in the bottom 4 on form.

2nd worst team in the whole league (ahead of Villa) In defending corners.

The above statistics does not read well. However, we need to improve massively if we are to have any hope in getting the top 4.

1.) 17 Feb 2020 23:23:45
John Terry;

Got to think disappointed. Two in the box against six is disappointing to start with.

“But I think if you look at Rudiger in the build-up to that, the ball goes wide and he kind of gets sucked out into an area where he’s not really going to affect it. He can pass him on.

“If you could have Rudiger just outside the six-yard box, just to stop that run across, Martial then can’t make that run across and that just allows that second centre-half to go touch-tight and be more aggressive with him. ”

“Quite possibly. Listen it’s good movement, it’s a great ball into the box and a great header.

“But can he more aggressive? Yeah, ideally I’d like to see that from him. Does this [the bloody nose] affect him? Clearly because he goes off and he’s kind of holding it seconds before Wan-Bissaka gets his cross into the box.

“But I was just saying to the lads, they’re ones where you want to get up and not even go off the pitch, just stay on the pitch with a little bit of blood running down your face and get on with it. ”.

2.) 17 Feb 2020 23:25:06
Well hopefully it'll be top 5 but i agree our form is shocking. Can't really blame Lampard like a lot are trying to do though. The players are letting him down massively, created 3 or 4 easy chances to score and they don't take them. Exact reason why Lampard wanted better attackers in January. The squad is just awful, Europa league level at best. Beating Spurs is a must, we don't have their luck and we're getting a lot of injuries to players so it'll be tough.




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12 Feb 2020 17:56:43
Ed2 your input here is immense as always. I really appreciate the info you provide to us all. Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}



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24 Jan 2020 21:03:51
Let's be honest even Chelsea know Kepa is struggling. Joe Cole pretty much summed it up, the next 4 months are massive for him.



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24 Jan 2020 21:01:19
Good time for the big man to return.



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12 Jan 2020 18:20:18
Kante is a world class player and will forever be a legend for us. I think he deserves his exit if he wants to try something new. I couldn't disagree with your post J.

Next year he will be 29 years and it will be the perfect time to sale him and recoup some money.



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08 Jan 2020 22:36:27
Haha. Love the response Ed. Seems like the most bizarre rumour from them all. Midfield is probably the last position the club are looking to strengthen. Kante, Kovacoc, Jorginho, Mount, RLC etc.




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03 Mar 2020 21:49:27
I feel a lot more optimistic knowing that young Gilmour will definitely start the match.



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03 Mar 2020 21:40:31
Gilmour was the MOTM and deserves it.

He was immense. A pitch full of stars and young Gilmour does us all proud.



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03 Mar 2020 20:37:05
100% agree J. He has looked immense. This young 18 year old player is the real deal. I love the fact that he passes forward which is something our midfielders don't do too often.

Injury to Kovcic is real bad! Hope it's not serious.



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03 Mar 2020 13:19:31
Turvey you have made some good points mate. Very good debate.



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02 Mar 2020 22:19:43
Tom there is a rule change. Jorginho will miss 2 premier league games given that he got a yellow card in the league match.