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23 May 2020 15:15:41
With left backs such as Chilwell and Sandro NOT being the clubs preferred choice, I wonder who is the preferred choice?


1.) 23 May 2020 15:23:08
Alex Telles. Dealt with repeatedly.

2.) 23 May 2020 16:33:20
Not once have I read on here that Telles is the number 1 choice. he and the others I mentioned earlier are on the list as possibilities.

3.) 23 May 2020 17:11:04
I’ve been a reader for many months without posting and it has been said REPEATEDLY.

{Ed002's Note - Gosh, has it.}

4.) 23 May 2020 17:15:41
I think our wonderful club is going to give Chilwell a swerve. I do believe, that despite certain news outlets saying Telles is going to PSG he will be joining our MIGHTY BLUES asap.

5.) 23 May 2020 18:59:31
Alaba wouldn't be too bad, either! Not sure if it's even remotely realistic though :)

6.) 23 May 2020 19:06:49
I must admit, I visit this site often and wasn't clear who the apparent first choice was.

7.) 23 May 2020 19:44:27
I think G8 is correct, it’s just my opinion about Telles!

8.) 24 May 2020 09:47:08
Never seen a LB identified.

Ed has mentioned that Sandro is not first choice and I THINK the same with Chilwell but not seen a first choice.

Telles is always linked but who knows? He feels quite mercenary and it may be his agent may hawking him around.

The benfica LB Grimaldi and Atalanta Dutch chap both look decent options that likely won't cost what chilwell would.



20 Dec 2019 22:02:53
Olive has been on the blower Tonight, her Day off. Some interesting updates. The Isco rumours are not true, Madrid would love to sell him but Maria said fook you. Sancho and Werner are of interest but not in this window. Expect a bid for Benny C but club don't expect it to happen. Frank wants competition for Kepa but nothing agreed, Roman said he spent a lot on a keeper and will give him time. Zaha will sign in January as will Ake. A Chelsea player might join Palace in exchange for Zaha. No other transfers being considered as of Today. Roman and Maria and Brucie Buck having caviar on the boat as I speak. Just saying.


1.) 20 Dec 2019 23:14:12
Thanks for the update G8. Yeh I fully expect Zaha to sign for Cheldea. I can't see any of the high profile names. Do you reckon Ake will sign despite his injury?

2.) 20 Dec 2019 23:46:06
Benny C?

3.) 21 Dec 2019 01:04:56
If we spend £120 million on Zaha and Ake when we can pay that for Sancho then the board and especially Marina have learnt nothing.

4.) 21 Dec 2019 03:49:50
I might be wrong, but I think he means Ben Chrisene.

5.) 21 Dec 2019 11:04:14
Personally, I've never understood caviar - it's like putting a lump of salt in your mouth. Rich people: weird.

6.) 21 Dec 2019 11:14:56
Oh yeh Ben Chilwell. Thanks mate.

Frank's it's more so what we need in January. Sancho will be a summer target.



04 Dec 2019 08:38:55
Any chance of an update on any players Chelsea are actually considering for the Summer ED02? Or even this coming window if the ban is lifted? Would be much appreciated.


{Ed002's Note - I don't have time right now - I am leaving for travel today and won't be back for a while.}

1.) 04 Dec 2019 22:48:47
Safe travels Ed.

2.) 05 Dec 2019 08:54:08
And we're would the gentleman's adventurer be off to
Must getting tiring ed.

{Ed002's Note - Madrid > Marseille > Tel Aviv.}

3.) 05 Dec 2019 12:42:20
I remember you support OM, Ed. Maybe you can catch a game at the stadium.

{Ed002's Note - I would not say I support l'OM but there will not be a game on when I am there.}

4.) 05 Dec 2019 12:49:35
Enjoy your margaritas.

{Ed002's Note - I will, thanks.}



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.


1.) 17 Jun 2019 12:46:40
Steve Holland needed, hopefully frank has the sense to invite on board,

2.) 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!

3.) 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.

4.) 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 .



27 May 2019 09:09:12
ED01 do you know if Ampadu is fit? I know he has been injured but wondered about his availability for the final particuarly if Kante is ruled out. Thanks in advance.


{Ed001's Note - last I heard was he is out for the season.}

1.) 27 May 2019 10:49:23
He has returned to full team training, Ed 3-4 days back. Judging by pictures.

{Ed001's Note - I don't know mate, I don't have time to look at the pictures, just going by what the club said. They did not expect him to play again this season. Mind that was before you qualified for the final so that might have a bearing on matters.}

2.) 27 May 2019 10:05:51
I thought he was out, but he did train this week.




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08 May 2020 10:05:48
I have said a few times that I really don't think any big money transfers will happen until football resets itself so for a bit of lockdown debate.

If you could swap 3 players with another club/ s who would they be? small amount of cash either way. realistic if possible.

Oblak for Kepa + rest of Morata fee
Dybala for Jorginho and Emerson
Chilwell for Batsy/ Barklay

Just a bit of fun so keep it lighthearted peeps.


1.) 08 May 2020 10:46:51
I wouldn’t take Chilwell for free and there’s no need for Dybala in our current system.

2.) 08 May 2020 12:39:42
Mertens in as a free as Pedro and Willian could well be off
Sandro in for Alonso or Emereson
Sancho for Pedro/ Christensen

We have Ziyech coming in.

Would like to see Maatsen and Ampadu around the first team next year.

I think with a couple of players that have been out for a while or had spells out i. e. Ruben, Pulisic, CHO, Kante and Rudiger we'll see some more consistent performances when we get back to it!

If we got a couple of good quality signings in, I would hope to be competitive with City, hopefully looking to close the gap a little bit with Liverpool.

Kepa, James, Rudiger, Tomori, Sandro, Kante, Kovacic, Mount, Sancho, HDO, Abraham.

I'll keep dreaming.

3.) 08 May 2020 13:03:28
Would probably see Bats go as part of any deal for Sancho. They seemed to get the most out of him.

Imagine that squad!

Kepa, James, Rudiger, Tomori, Sandro, Kante, Kovacic, Mount, Sancho, HDO, Abraham.

Willy, Dave, Zouma, Ampadu, Maatsen, Jorginho, Gilmour, Ruben, Barkley, Ziyech, Pulisic, Giroud, Mertens.

4.) 09 May 2020 14:43:01
Oblak, James, koulibaly, rudiger, telles
Ziyech, kovacic, kante, sancho, mertens, icardi
Dream team but would be a lot of wasted talented young players not playing that we already have.

5.) 09 May 2020 16:36:21
R. James-kante-kovasic-alonso
Ziheck-Abraham- pulisic

Subs: Martin dubravka, Azpi,
Zouma, hudson, martins, barkley, loftus, mount, sandro alex

Loan: maatsen, ampadu, anjorin
Sold: rudiga, palmeri, kepa, jorg.

Incoming loan: would apply for courtinho and icardi

Banter pls
Just my feeling.



02 May 2020 09:02:17
Bit of fun in lockdown.
What would your first 11 look like next season assuming we don't buy or sell or release any players.







1.) 02 May 2020 09:51:09
I would be happy with that team G8 and would mean one hell of a bench.

We have a good squad, maybe just one or two players to be added.

2.) 02 May 2020 10:32:53
We do have a good squad Tom, look at the back up team.


Guere/ Christensen




3.) 02 May 2020 14:08:24
Like your team G8 but Kovacic should be in the 11, easily our best player this season, I think he is only going to get better. Other than that that team does look good on paper still think we should get a lb though.

4.) 02 May 2020 16:24:56
Dave Christensen Rudiger
James Kovacic Kante Alonso
Ziyech Abraham CHO
That said we desperately need another left back and striker to rotate with Tammy.

5.) 02 May 2020 17:53:31
That would be a good match between them 2 teams g8.

6.) 02 May 2020 17:54:12
No Kovacic? Blimey some fans eh.

7.) 02 May 2020 20:17:45
Really was a hard decision to leave Kovacic out ELI, for me Kante has to play and I like Ruben as he just gives the midfield a little something extra which I feel we need. It was then a straight choice between Gilmour and Kovacic and again, for me, young Gilmour just has something very special about him. Squad game of course so Kovacic would likely play as many games over a Season in any event. And Gola, yes, what a very good second 11. Our squad is in good shape. And TK, I do agree a left back and back up striker would be good. Maybe a top drawer centre back and keeper as well?

8.) 03 May 2020 04:02:23
I wouldn’t disagree with you G8 especially considering the keepers on the market. I think centre back is tough as we really need a leader back there to marshal the defense but nobody springs to mind. I think the only player we have who could be labeled world class at the present moment is Kante; although there are a handful who could get there.

9.) 03 May 2020 09:36:49


Christensen (Plays CDM for Denmark try him there)
Loftus-Cheek/ Mount

CHO/ Pulisic.

10.) 03 May 2020 10:46:09
I agree TK, Kante has to be the first name on the teamsheet, as you say he is truly world class.

11.) 03 May 2020 14:05:18
He was world class he’s now picking up injuries and doesn’t fit a 3 man midfield. Time to sell now while we can get a good fee.



16 Apr 2020 19:13:28
Firstly I hope all the ED's and fellow posters are safe and well.
Been thinking about transfer strategy and player comings and goings and I honestly don't see much happening in the short term, and by short term I mean the next year.

I can't see games being played in full or even half full stadiums for some considerable time and the loss of revenue from match days will be considerable. Not many clubs will be able to shell out huge transfer fees and likewise selling clubs will not necessarily want to sell their star players on the cheap unless they have to from a financial viewpoint. let's taken ourselves as an example. And being a topic of recent post use Kante as an example.

He is world class and let's say one of the top sides in Europe wanted him? I really couldn't sell anyone paying the amount of money Chelsea would want and not needing to sell, or indeed even wanting to sell, there is no way we would accept an offer below his perceived current value. Therefore he stays. The same would apply to all the top clubs.

The whole market has been thrown into turmoil and I just can't see to much player movement at the top end due to finacial restraints on clubs. Fortunately we have a very talented young squad and an owner with deep pockets but I do fear for some clubs. If, and of course its a big if, this situation goes on for an extended time and matches end up being played behind closed doors into next season how would that leave clubs who have invested huge sums into huge stadiums which can't be filled?
Would be interested in ED01's opinion in particular. Anyway, just my thoughts. Stay safe everyone.


{Ed002's Note - Players are transient - they come and go.}



02 Mar 2020 18:06:03
Lot of negativity around at the moment so thought I would give my view.

Most fans have wanted to see the youth given a chance, it is happening. Transfer ban in the Summer meant no recruitment. Our best player left and could not be replaced. Our most creative midfielder was injured and is only just getting back, RLC is playing for the 23's Tonight.

The Season starts with key players injured. Pundits and fans alike give us no chance of top 6 let alone top 4. Facts. Meanwhile ALL our rivals have the chance to recruit for the Season. Fact. We start behind the 8 ball. Fact.

As the season starts we hit a rich vein of form, confidence is high and the pundits are talking up the manager and players, all good so far. we then hit a wall, was always going to happen and the confidence drained, injuries to key players took a hold and the pressure builds.

The manager is young and inexperienced but has the puppies nuts to do it his way, chopping and changing, experimenting, testing players mental strength. Right or wrong is not the point. He is doing it his way. We are 4th. Fact. A lot gets said about our luck in the fact that other sides are slipping up but hey ho, who gives a toss!

Could be argued that if Maguire had been sent off we might now be 9 points clear of Utd. All ifs and buts and if my aunt had a willy she would be my uncle😁 all if and buts. We are 4th on merit. Fact.

We have an even money chance of making the top 4, or 5 if City are banned next season. None of our rivals, including Leicester, are putting significant runs together and I do believe we can qualify for the champions league. Either way, Frank will have learnt about the squad and himself and the team around him.

The club will then need to back him, already started as well. This transition has been needed since 2012 in my humble opinion and change takes time and has its ups and downs on the way. This is the first step and I for one believe the foundations are being layed for an exciting future. But there again my glass is half full. Thanks for reading.


1.) 02 Mar 2020 18:21:47
G8 that was a good read mate. You have made some good points and it's nice to see some positivity.

I won't lie sometimes the frustration gets the better of me given our results. But that's the life of being a fan I suppose.

2.) 02 Mar 2020 18:27:16
Great post g8.

3.) 02 Mar 2020 18:39:52
Nice post G8, most enjoyable.

4.) 02 Mar 2020 20:13:48
Absolutely spot on G8. I'm pretty tired of all the negativity, we need to back Frank - he's the right man. It takes time and patience to build a great side. Neither Guardiola or Klopp pulled up any trees in their first seasons.

5.) 02 Mar 2020 20:46:59
Start behind the 8 ball your so down with the kids g8 lol
Good post FACT.

6.) 03 Mar 2020 07:54:18
I've got to somehow rephrase "All ifs and buts and if my aunt had a willy she would be my uncle" to Danish. What an amazing line of words!

7.) 03 Mar 2020 12:06:20
The final judgement should be made at the end of the season but the focus currently should be on our performance levels not our position.
Any other manager would be at severe risk of getting thr sack given goals conceded and our home form which isn't just bad its embarrassing.
If he can't see Giroud is better than Bats and -Zouma is better than Christensen plus the formation that makes the best of our squad is 343 or a verion of that then I doubt another six months will improve his management.
The people I hold responsible are the people who appointed him not the manager who will get a fat pay cheque whatever happens.

8.) 03 Mar 2020 13:19:31
Turvey you have made some good points mate. Very good debate.



22 Feb 2020 21:35:40
Just thought I would let you know that Olive phoned me earlier, She was worn out, bless her, scrubbing the upper decks in the warm sun. 🌞. Anyway, she wanted to share how happy Roman was with the win over Spurs and Jose. He was bouncing all over the place singing in good (but broken) english, songs about Giroud, Alonso, Barklay and his fav Mount. He is tee total but does get excited. She says he loves our Chelsea and is looking forward to next Season when Lamps can shape our side with upto 4 new signings. 1 of which is being worked on right now and will be announced before the season ends. a winger. 😁😁.


1.) 23 Feb 2020 06:20:32
Any clue who the winger?

2.) 23 Feb 2020 09:05:21
Olive might be a bit late there, G8. Ziyech's already been announced :-)

3.) 23 Feb 2020 10:23:27
Hi Jackson, hope you are well. I said that to Olive but she assures me she has heard talk of another winger being signed in addition to Ziyech😁😁.

4.) 23 Feb 2020 21:46:35
Haha cheers, G8 :-) guess we'll find out in due time. In any case, whether true or not, it's fun reading your posts!

5.) 24 Feb 2020 05:38:29
Hi G8 good morning; I really pray that your Olive is telling the truth cos another 'quality' winger is one of the statements of intent I believe the fans want to see from the club.

6.) 25 Feb 2020 14:22:34
G8, in your opinion the other winger are upgrade from what we already have or for rotation?




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23 May 2020 16:33:20
Not once have I read on here that Telles is the number 1 choice. he and the others I mentioned earlier are on the list as possibilities.




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25 Apr 2020 12:34:17
Being English is likely to be because of home grown quotas Tom. Good to see Giroud might be staying now as well. As I have said previously I don't see any big money signings happening, either in or out until football resets.


{Ed002's Note - Being English is unrelated to being Home Grown.}



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24 Apr 2020 16:26:29
I hope you are right Tom. It makes sense as well. Ziech and Pulisic out wide with Cho and Willian competing for places. We are well covered. Doris told me some time ago we will 100% not sign Sancho.




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24 Apr 2020 08:28:22
We won't get Sancho or Coutinho Obinna. As I have previously stated I just can't see many clubs using huge funds on players when none of us even know when football will return, let alone with full stadiums generating transfer funds. Until football resets itself financially I honestly believe we should try to keep both Willian and Giroud. Great squad players who can both still play at the highest level. Thanks for the update Adam, that is a relief as it would of strenghened the Liverpool squad.




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23 Apr 2020 15:48:37
Willian is a fantastic player and all the top teams would like him, it amazes me that so many on here don't rate him. He will help Liverpool move in further away from us if he goes. I'm hoping the club can still keep him.





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17 May 2020 18:35:21
I agree with both your comments Tom and Jackson. so only 1 signing, who would it be?




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17 May 2020 15:23:26
Thanks Tom, was a good read and yes, Jackson, you are right, we do need an upgrade but in these uncertain times I feel we shall probably stick with Kepa and maybe bring in Foster on free transfer. It got me thinking, if you could only bring in 1 player for next season what position would it be?
For me. A new goalkeeper.




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16 May 2020 22:09:57
Matt it was terrible to watch. Football needs fans. I won't bother renewing my Sky and BT subscriptions if that is the product. empty stadiums and elite football do not go hand in hand. The world is in a difficult moment, football does not matter, life does. Not sure where all this is going but no club will spend big money on transfers that I'm convinced about.




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03 May 2020 10:46:09
I agree TK, Kante has to be the first name on the teamsheet, as you say he is truly world class.




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02 May 2020 20:17:45
Really was a hard decision to leave Kovacic out ELI, for me Kante has to play and I like Ruben as he just gives the midfield a little something extra which I feel we need. It was then a straight choice between Gilmour and Kovacic and again, for me, young Gilmour just has something very special about him. Squad game of course so Kovacic would likely play as many games over a Season in any event. And Gola, yes, what a very good second 11. Our squad is in good shape. And TK, I do agree a left back and back up striker would be good. Maybe a top drawer centre back and keeper as well?