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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.

G8

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.

G8

{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.


 

 

16 Jul 2018 15:19:55
A question for ED01 please if I may. I see Chelsea are now favourites to sign Leon Bailey, do you know if we are strongly interested or is it just a case of bookies trying to generate bets?
Thanks in advance.

G8

{Ed001's Note - it is a case of him being a Chelsea fan and there being interest from Chelsea.}


1.) 16 Jul 2018 21:25:23
I read Leverkusen are going for Ocampus of Marseille, I wonder if it's because they are looking for a replacement for him?


2.) 16 Jul 2018 21:32:32
Hey Ed001, I've heard so much about Bailey, but I haven't really seen him play yet. What are your thoughts of him? Do you think he's ready for a club like Chelsea, or would he need another season or two?

{Ed001's Note - it depends on how he is used, but yes, I think he looks ready. The pace he has is always useful.}


3.) 16 Jul 2018 22:14:19
he would be my first choice to replace Willian if he goes not sure about hazard though he would be very difficult to replace.


4.) 16 Jul 2018 22:21:09
Interesting, thanks for the swift reply.

{Ed001's Note - welcome.}


5.) 17 Jul 2018 08:06:54
Do you know if a move for Bailey is dependent on Hazard leaving or is he more of a Willian replacement? Or neither?!
Cheers.

{Ed001's Note - I believe he is replacing Willian, though not sure if that is dependant on Willian going or not, or just upgrading the team anyway.}


6.) 17 Jul 2018 08:29:41
Great that’s what I wanted to hear ed! Fastest reply ever too, thanks.

{Ed001's Note - welcome mate.}


 

 

05 Apr 2018 22:57:27
Conte or The Board. Debate. Conte wins league against the odds, Repairs the damage done by Jose, Turns things around with a back 3, brings passion and some very good football. Gets out classed by Wenger in Cup Final, Moans about everything, falls out with Costa, Hazard, Luiz etal.

The board. (Roman) . takes us from 1 title in our history and the odd cup into multiple league and cup winners and Londons only Champions League winners, fantastic youth set up and about to fund a 1 billion pound stadium, serial winner and Chelsea fan but. for his own reasons. does like a change of manager, has not backed Conte, did not back Jose, chooses a transfer panel over manager control on transfers. Should be an interesting debate.

G8

1.) 06 Apr 2018 12:44:44
Roman no contest not even a debate.


2.) 06 Apr 2018 13:28:06
I’m some what confused. When Conte joined their was a long standing formula/ process for the scouting and signing of players.
So, as much as a like Conte and I DO want him to remain (unlikely) our manager next season, I find it hard to work out why he continues to have such an angry tone as he was very aware of how Chelsea work when it comes to signings.
If he stays, it would obviously require him extending his contract if we want to avoid the sort of annual media frenzy that surrounds Wengers manergerial position at Arsenal.
We are very luck to have RA as our owner. He has brought continued success to our club and we stand on the threshold of a spectacular new stadium, with the stadium being built in our ancestral home.
I will continue to question the clubs Business Plan but my concerns are only about the never ending appointments of so many managers!


3.) 07 Apr 2018 04:26:38
Both to blame, conte hasn’t had players he wanted and from day one has said this is what would happen, if you don’t improve squad then u fall behind the rest unfortunately, on other hand his tactics have been predictable, he hasn’t changed things when we’re losing, was leaving strikers on bench and playing hazard as false 9 when clearly wasn’t working, publically moaned about his employees and set games up not to lose rather than to win and started game with 6-7 defensive minded players.


4.) 07 Apr 2018 13:06:08
Afternoon G8 nice to see you back in business. The Board will will win every time versus the manager. The question we cannot answer is what did Conte ask for when appointed? He is very thorough I am sure and is it a case of the Board reneging on what they said, certainly they spent a great deal of money pre and mid season but as I said, on four players injured or coming back from injuries, so is there someone looking for bargains? Jose did cause a fuss at the end mainly at press conferences where he was getting more bizarre by the week but it was the same problem as Conte’s, transfers, that set him of; they cannot both be wrong as they are excellent managers Re: the falling out with Costa and Co; was it him falling out with them or them trying to dictate to him? Rumours suggest he texted Costa to say he was surplus to requirements but that is the players comment! We all love RA because of the belated success he brought but our Achilles Heel after 14 trophies, as TomB alludes to is, it has cost us 11 managers which is disruptive to the club, costly and unsettles many players who join a club because of the manager. With the new stadium looming and the club playing away from the Bridge all parties need to get a settled team as few, if any clubs that have had to move, win anything. The debate would be a no contest BUT all parties need to think very hard about the next two to three years. For continuity I would like Conte to stay, be given some ‘top-up’ money in addition to what he gets for clearing out those not good enough and more importantly, those that don’t want to be there.


5.) 07 Apr 2018 18:59:33
In my opinion, a brilliant post C1955.


6.) 08 Apr 2018 10:39:48
Thankyou C1955. I think one of the EDS recently mentioned that Chelsea and indeed, a lot of European clubs appoint a head coach to work with the players they are given. Conte would of known that from the start and so will any new manager coming in so I don't see that as the issue. Days of Sir Alex and Wenger long term appointments are now coming to an end as well, I think most managers will last no more than 3 or 4 seasons in the job either because they want a change, likes of Pep etc or players get a bit tired of the same routine, possibly this is happening with Conte? Chelsea will not change the structure of buying players and appointing a head coach to manage them, that is 100% for sure. The BIG question is at what level does Roman want to invest? He is capable of surprising everyone and buying a superstar signing as we have seen in the past following a period of buying dross. I guess only time will tell.


7.) 08 Apr 2018 13:22:51
Funny Conte wasn't moaning last year in January when we were winning
Now it's the players and boards fault this year
And yes we lost Costa and matic but after arsenal game he changed formation to suit this year he has changed nothing and stagnated together with players
What annoys me is he seems to take no responsibility for this year.


8.) 08 Apr 2018 20:58:37
And last season we weren’t in the Champions League!


 

 

05 Feb 2018 12:49:42
A question for ED01 if I may. A lot of rumours circulating about Conte losing the dressing room following his treatment of Diego Costa and then David Luiz coupled with his lack of flexibility in training. Do you have any insight into the truth behind the rumours? Thankyou.

G8

{Ed001's Note - there were a few issues with Luiz, where he was banished from the team after he complained about the defensive rotation. However he is not the issue, he is not the type to hold grudges and he does not have the ear of the right people. There has been a longstanding problem at Chelsea with certain players who go behind the manager's back to those above him, complaining about everything, which has done for a few managers now. The problem is that you have one player who has more power than the manager, and that always causes issues as the manager then loses control over the rest. So long as he is happy, everything goes well, but as soon as there is a sticky spell and he is not, you have issues.

This is circle of short term success followed by a need to change manager will continue until players are no longer the most powerful part of the club.}


1.) 05 Feb 2018 13:41:54
Is one of them players hazard?

{Ed001's Note - yes.}


2.) 05 Feb 2018 15:44:44
as evryone on here probably knows im no fan of conte but that is a disgrace that anyone should have to put up with being undermined like that at work
my view no one should be allowed that power at a football club
i have just gone off hazard in 3 seconds flat devastated
i hope we sell him now and he becomes another pawn in a big team like real like bale has become although he probably doesn't warrant it

im no fan of antonios tactics but hazard should take a look at himself
What has he got the cheek to moan about disgusted you know boys football has lost its working class soul
and shak i think your right the board should take a look at themselves leaving a manager out to dry like that is shocking
what gets me is why does know one say anything everything is hush hush even previous managers like jose say something he got you sacked
disgusted if i was there tonight id boo him and i WAS his biggest fan.


3.) 05 Feb 2018 13:48:12
Thanks ED01 for the insight. Makes sense as well and starts to explain quite a lot about what is happening/ has historically happened. Player power.

{Ed001's Note - welcome.}


4.) 05 Feb 2018 14:29:10
And how do you come to know this Ed please?


5.) 05 Feb 2018 14:48:15
I noticed a situation similar to the one before Mourinho's sacking. I'm very concerned the way our club is managed as some none footballing issues tend to always derail our season. Losing very good coaches to power play. The club must back the coaches and allow them control of their job which is the players.
I will be pissed if we let Conte also go for lack of backing as I feel he would have been a coach to build something for long term. Thought we had seen a Mourinho without his baggage. He's has only ask for he should, quality players but they continue to frustrate. Guardiola is doing well now just because he his desired players and not alternatives as Conte has.


6.) 05 Feb 2018 16:05:45
Ed might be far fetched but would hazard have a say on transfers
I. e if he said no to a certain player would the club think about it.

{Ed001's Note - he doesn't get consulted for that to happen.}


7.) 05 Feb 2018 16:10:44
Thanks for reply ed
What are your opinions on the matter what would you do.

{Ed001's Note - for me I think the key is to back the manager over the players, a bit like when Fergie took over at United. When the players turned on him early on the directors told them he was the manager and sold them, except for Bryan Robson, because Fergie wanted to keep him. They backed the manager totally.

If the club don't feel he is the right manager, then why appoint him in the first place? You certainly don't go listening to players who have their own axe to grind.}


8.) 05 Feb 2018 16:31:36
Thanks ed I agree not a fan of his tactics but what a mess CFC have got into
Be very hard to keep hazard now if they backed a manager but I'm sure he knows that.

{Ed001's Note - the alternative is a new manager every couple of seasons...}


9.) 05 Feb 2018 17:06:34
That's hard to read for any Chelsea fan. How players can be allowed so much power is beyond me. Following on from what has been said before, it's disgraceful that not only are players complaining about management behind the managers back but also taking out frustration on the fans by producing sub par performances. If they aren't happy then leave, the club is far bigger than any player.


10.) 05 Feb 2018 19:56:19
Tbh . the board should really look at themselves in the mirror and ask themselves how they have managed to give a player more power than the coach.

Forget Hazard having a say on transfers ed1, is there any chance that they could make Hazard our next player manager. At this rate they might aswel.

{Ed001's Note - I am sure he wouldn't want that, it is much easier to criticise than to actually do it yourself.}


11.) 05 Feb 2018 22:34:33
If this is the case, why not make a statement and drop these players but that aren't playing for the team and manager? Play Ampadu, Hudson-Odio.


12.) 05 Feb 2018 23:53:31
HES most likely only saying what’ we are all thinkiNG.


 

 

 

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06 Jun 2019 15:46:25
Things moving along nicely, and in a logical fashion. Hazard deal to Madrid finalised, now onto Sarri and negotiate his release, should happen this week, then announce Cech in a technical management role, director of football, link between head coach and club, call it what you like, then negotiate Lampards release clause if he has one and our management team is complete with Jody as Lamps assistant. No inward transfers until Summer of 2020. Willian to sign a new 2 year contract and hopefully the club can offer an attractive deal to CHO to convince him to stay. All taking shape.

G8

1.) 06 Jun 2019 18:56:17
I think this is the ideal scenario G8.


2.) 07 Jun 2019 00:00:57
You are just about right except for one .


 

 

21 May 2019 10:27:29
Regarding the Sarri rumours I actually don't think the club will sack him but likewise also don't think the club will stand in his way if he opts to take a job back in his homeland. I believe the decision will be made following the Europa Cup Final. Also, the rumours surrounding Lamps being the next Manager, again I'm not convinced that will happen either. All conjecture at the moment. What I do hear though is the clubs lawyers are looking at the FIFA ban and will make a recommendation to the club on whether to accept the ban straight away. Now for opinion, if I may, I would like to see Sarri stay and continue his work, whatever you think of him there is no argument that he is a very talented coach, bring back 2 or 3 loanees and build on what might turn out to be a very good Season if we win the Europa league. Half full as usual and enjoy Summer now it has arrived, and Winter to all you down under. Cheers.

G8

 

 

05 May 2019 18:39:03
Get in Boy's. Now to build on that. Half full.

G8

1.) 05 May 2019 23:20:09
Yes g8.


 

 

15 Apr 2019 10:42:00
What a shame that some of the posters on here who write vile comments about the manager and some players are ruining this page yet again. We all seek the EDs comments on future transfers etc yet that could now not happen.

G8

1.) 15 Apr 2019 15:18:23
These vile comments about players and manager (though I don't support them) : are they peculiar to only Chelsea supporters?
I feel your comment could be making things worse for everyone (as a lot of us value the information and explanations of the EDs on this site) . I think nothing calms/ shuts up ignorance (or vile comments as you put it) like the wise and correct answers or posts that come from the EDs. As much as we condemn these vile comments, I think emotional outbursts will never leave sports, all we can do is move past it.

{Ed002's Note - Sure, you don't like my comments. There won't be any more.}


2.) 16 Apr 2019 03:24:05
Don’t think you understood what obinna was saying Ed002.

{Ed002's Note - I understood exactly what he was saying.}


3.) 17 Apr 2019 00:44:41
Apologies Ed002. It was me that read it completely wrong.


 

 

23 Mar 2019 22:30:41
Great to see ED02 giving the site updates. That is why most of us come on here. Just hope the likes of Sta., CFC., Mat., Miss., Obi. etc stay away or else it stops.

G8

 

 

 

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03 Aug 2019 08:14:47
Got to say "ItsBlueWhatElseMatters" your information on here regarding CHO has been spot on all along. Thanks for the update. Willian has got the 10 shirt.

G8

 

 

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21 May 2019 17:51:04
It is not as simple as that Tom.

G8

 

 

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10 Oct 2018 21:34:24
Reply to "its blue. and. bull. and. "
Mate, you have been on here a month or so and you talk such crap. Troll? Hazard would never be that rude. Jog on mate.

G8

 

 

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20 Jul 2018 10:26:01
Good summary dihanio, I agree totally with what you said.

G8

 

 

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14 Jul 2018 22:24:41
Good post ELI. Eden Hazard is world world class and like you I'm so sad he might go. 1 (in particular) and 1 or more others on here have doubted his class but what do they know? Always negative. Eden, thanks for the memories and hope you stay.

G8

 

 

 

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03 Aug 2019 11:30:20
My guess for the Utd game CFCShak.

Kepa

Azpi
Zouma
Luiz
Emerson

Kante/ Kovacic
Jorginho

Pedro
Barklay
Pulisic

Tammy.

G8

 

 

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03 Aug 2019 08:19:29
Kovacic and Jorginho have looked very good as a 2 but Kante will replace one of them when fit. Zouma will start alongside Luiz but I expect Rudiger (when fit) and Christenson to challenge. Barklay and Mount will challenge for the advanced role with Ross maybe edging it. The big call for me is who starts as the lone striker?

G8

 

 

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24 Jun 2019 11:40:43
As I stated in a post a few weeks back, Cech would be appointed first and then Lampard with his assistant being Jody Morris, the appointment will be made this week. Chelsea's lawyers are still looking at the detail of the FIFA ban but I understand the club will not ask the ban to be lifted while awaiting the CAS hearing which should be in several months time.

G8

 

 

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22 Jun 2019 19:46:40
Well said CFCShak, the Season has not even started and your post is so refreshing compared to another regular posters stance the other Day! As Tom says, we are going to win the league😁.

G8

 

 

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20 Jun 2019 17:17:37
That is one of your worst posts ever obinna! and you post a few. The negativity from you is quite extrordinary.

G8