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05 Jan 2022 08:58:36
I think Rudi will stay, TT rates him very highly, he is playing very well, he is loved by the supporters, particuarly at matches when his name is sung. I think the board and player will reach an agreement. On the hand I think AC will go.
I also think Dave will stay as well.
Time will tell of course.


1.) 05 Jan 2022 09:19:37
its clear as day he's off mate and so are cristensen and azpi.

2.) 05 Jan 2022 10:57:06
I think his demands are way off what we will pay and he will get a nice signing in bonus somewhere else,

{Ed077's Note - without any inside knowledge I think along the same lines MM

3.) 05 Jan 2022 11:38:41
You maybe right Matt but I have a hunch the 2 parties will find a way. As for AC he is off for sure.

4.) 05 Jan 2022 12:08:19
I’d be happy to pay a little over the top, his been big player since TT and his obviously a character, apparently he was one of the player consulted over or asked if there opinion over lukaku, I look at Man Utd and what a team looks like with no actual leaders amongst them, I don’t want that,

5.) 05 Jan 2022 12:33:16
I think an English club (maybe united) will come in for Rudiger in this window and we will sell him.

I think Christensen and Dave will sign new contracts.

To be honest I haven’t got a scooby doo!

I would like us to sign Kounde in this window but that looks unlikely.

6.) 05 Jan 2022 13:12:43
Ed said we want a mid and striker, two positions I think are very hard to do in January so probable for summer, and kounde in January? Would be chalobah silva Christensen rudiger sarr kounde as CB options, can’t see it mate,

7.) 05 Jan 2022 13:23:47
Matt, as I’ve said I think Rudiger will be on his way.

One in one out.

8.) 05 Jan 2022 14:18:42
Not in Jan though, thought he could agree to sign with someone starting end of season?

9.) 05 Jan 2022 14:35:04
As I said “unlikely”.

10.) 05 Jan 2022 18:32:18
Sell Christensen and let Azpilicueta go. Integrate Levi Colwill or sign Wesley Fofana; and sign Jules Kounde. Two in two out.

11.) 05 Jan 2022 18:32:37
I feel both rudi and the club will find a common ground, compromise.



01 Jan 2022 18:44:00
Happy New Year all the EDs, fellow posters and readers. ED02, if I may? Are Chelsea planning to bring back Emerson from his loan spell this month?


{Ed002's Note - Not without the help of Lyon.}

1.) 01 Jan 2022 20:48:56
Good thing Jean-Michel Aulas is known for being so reasonable!

2.) 01 Jan 2022 21:03:08
Thanks ED02, much appreciated. I Understand it is difficult to predict but do you think Chelsea will try to agree a solution with Lyon to bring him back?

{Ed002's Note - It is not as simple as that. They can recall Maatsen but it may not be best for the player. To recall either of the other LWBs it needs the agreement of both clubs and the player - and when playing regularly and doing well it makes it difficult. Options are being considered.}






06 Jan 2021 22:17:51
Hello ED02 A few posts on here about Wijnaldum? Is it just random play station stuff or do Chelsea actually have an interest? Thankyou.


{Ed002's Note - Not that I am aware.}

1.) 07 Jan 2021 06:34:21
He hasn't renewed his contract so that's why they are talking about him.

{Ed002's Note - There are numerous players who have yet to renew their contracts.}

2.) 07 Jan 2021 12:35:34
Chelsea doesn’t want him. Suddenly they are linked to Chelsea whenever they are in need of a mouth watering contract.

3.) 07 Jan 2021 13:46:43
I know ed002 that he hasn't been linked to us. I just provided an explanation about why people are talking about him coming to Chelsea.



28 Dec 2020 08:42:46
A question for ED02 if I may.
Do Chelsea have any interest in signing Pedro Neto or is it just a random name I keep seeing on this page? Many thanks for your time.


{Ed002's Note - No, there is not any interest from Chelsea.}

1.) 28 Dec 2020 08:54:41
Would this be the proper time to ask you if you would do an update on Chelsea's targets? :)

{Ed002's Note - I plan on trying before New Year if possible.}

2.) 28 Dec 2020 09:08:35
Thankyou ED02 for clearing that up, much appreciated.

3.) 28 Dec 2020 09:38:00
Okay - no pressure :) Much appreciated!




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15 Jan 2022 16:49:25
Usual overreaction on here but that appears to be the norm now.
Yes, we were beaten by the better team, yes, our forwards are misfiring, yes we are out of the title race.
Now put a bit of perspective on it please.
Our width and a lot of our creativity comes from our wing backs agreed?
It is no coincidence that our drop off in form started with Chilly getting injured and was compounded further with Reece James getting injured. C.V. and injuries to key players has hurt our squad a bit like it hurt scouse last season. It happens. That said, we are the Champions of Europe and I bet every Man City fan the world over would rather be 13 points behind us right now and be the current European Champions! We have already won the European Super Cup and are in the Carabao Cup Final, still going strong in both FA Cup and Champions league and currently occupy a top 4 slot.
Yes, the squad needs tweaking with ins and outs but TT has only been in the job for 12 months and has produced wonders. Big shout outs to all of you who are supportive of TT, I have a feeling he knows best?
Anyway, onto Brighton on Tuesday and hopefully 3 points.


1.) 15 Jan 2022 16:54:50
Agree with you.

2.) 15 Jan 2022 17:09:43
Very good and balanced post G8. Most enjoyable read.

3.) 15 Jan 2022 17:11:37
TT is the best I just hope Marina realises he can’t work miracles with this squad before it’s too late.

4.) 15 Jan 2022 17:26:39
TT is an impressive manager and I wouldn’t want him managing any other club but as supporters we are allowed constructive criticism.

He is an experienced manager and he knows if results (especially at Chelsea) aren’t good enough then you are likely to get the tin tac.

I would love him to be our manager for many
more years. If he is, it will mean we have been successful.

5.) 15 Jan 2022 17:31:59
This squad is better than last season and we win the Champions League last season.

6.) 15 Jan 2022 17:38:11
Really Good points, in reality we’re 4 games from having nothing but that’s the margins, let’s not get too excited about potentials and ifs and buts, two defenders our most creative, that’s our problem Bruce, if we’re conceding because two our best defenders out then it’s a problem with defenders being injured, we shouldn’t lost any attacking ability because DEFENDERS are injured, we have £300m of attacking players who can’t create / score, and this isn’t a “ oh we lost to city “ I said both times in the wins v spurs it’s a concern,

7.) 15 Jan 2022 17:54:41
100% agree G8.

8.) 15 Jan 2022 18:34:08
I don't think it's an overreaction. Our attacking play is brutal at times. How many of our attacking players can you say has been good or even decent consistently? Maybe only Mason Mount. Lukaku is meant to be an out ball but how many headers did he win today or how many times did he hold the ball up? This isn't just a reaction to today's performance, but for a second year running we're on course to have our top scorer being our holding midfielder that only scores penalties. Our Attacking players are doing nothing consistently at the moment. We need a massive shake up in that department and tbh right now the only one I would be too bothered about losing is Mount, possibly Kai Havertz as I feel he has so much more to give. But players like Pulisic, Ziyech, Werner and CHO have had too many chances for me.

9.) 15 Jan 2022 19:03:15
Valid criticism Craig. I’m sure some changes will be made in the summer.

10.) 15 Jan 2022 19:31:00
I certainly hope so Tom, its just very frustrating having so many players with so much potential to be an attacking force but very rarely does any of them beat a man or make that killer pass. What I'd give to have the old hazard back that could create something out of nothing ?.

11.) 15 Jan 2022 20:00:27
A player that can break the lines and with a bit of pace is always useful Craig.

12.) 15 Jan 2022 20:10:47
Craigd, fair points it’s very frustrating tbh we’re not a very good watch if you are a neutral. The continuous rotation of the front three isn’t helping. Still a lot to play for. I would settle for top four and WCC this season.

13.) 15 Jan 2022 20:40:11
I’m settling for some large JD’s Jimbo!

It’s only a game!

14.) 15 Jan 2022 21:35:09
Tom. I’m with Bill Shankly, it’s not just a game!

15.) 15 Jan 2022 22:31:51
100% Jimbo. I am looking forward to the WCC and hoping for a better showing than the last time. I do think we will get top 4 though and if we get James and Chilwell back and keep them fit I hope we can challenge for 2nd.

16.) 16 Jan 2022 05:41:50
Chilly will not be back until the early part of next season Craig.

17.) 16 Jan 2022 09:13:45
Oh yeah that's true, I'd forgotten about that Tom. I am sure something will be sorted in January in regards to cover/ replacement for Alonso and we will be fine. ?.



09 Jan 2022 09:56:17
Is Ross Barklay the most gifted footballer of his generation to actually not know how to play football?


1.) 09 Jan 2022 11:46:47
Heard some stories back in the day about Ravel Morrison being unbelievably gifted but simply not having the mentality or work ethic to make it at the highest levels. So not sure about Barkley being the most gifted :p

But it's not hard to see why Chelsea would like to move him on. I just wish a club would actually be interested, but with every minute he plays like he did yesterday I think any potential interest actually decreases!

2.) 09 Jan 2022 14:00:21
Jackson, I think the quotes as mentioned under other posts comes a most ridiculous pundit commentary from Martin Keown.



23 Dec 2021 21:48:56
Jorginho. just put it out there for my fellow posters to discuss? And our wonderful ED's of course.
For me. Brilliant player, controls the game, nerves of steel, keeps it all going. would I like lovely long passes, goals, more mobility? Of course I would. Over to you.


1.) 23 Dec 2021 22:17:29
I felt like a lone voice when singing his praises in his first season.

In certain games he can be majestic but he lacks pace and that can sometimes get him and us in trouble.

2.) 23 Dec 2021 22:35:22
I think his perfect for some games, controls and steadies the team, other games he can get bypassed, not very mobile, and especially in a chelsea shirt, absolute nerves of steel. His not a defensive mid because he needs a mobile defensive player beside him, kov / kante. Doesn’t get enough assists but that’s a kante kov RLC jorginho problem so his not alone in that,

3.) 23 Dec 2021 23:09:58
Good player but needs legs next to him. He’s not world class as he can’t do it all. Tailor made for European football but as a defensive midfielder in the prem he does find it tough in certain games.

4.) 23 Dec 2021 23:23:30
I think he’s a very good player in the right system and with the right players around him. He does a tremendous job of providing a reference point for the rest of our team when either building from the back or circulating. There have been numerous games where we look on the ropes and he’s came on and provided calm. He reads the game exceptionally well which is evidenced by his considerable defensive numbers despite being an objectively mediocre athlete. People harass the conservative nature of his passing but a lot of that is subject to the fact that if he gives the ball away in his position then our entire team is exposed on the counter. He rarely dribbles the ball for the same reason. For him to be successful he simply must have a mobile midfielder next to him who covers a considerable amount of ground which is why he works with Kante and Kova. He’s struggled with partners in the midfield who don’t cover vast areas of the pitch at high intensities as evidenced by the lack of effectiveness with Ruben and Billy last year. Additionally he gives them the security to cover said ground because they know they have the insurance of him covering them. You can’t knock his availability and one could even argue that he is hindered by a lack of appropriate rest. There’s a reason that Pep wanted him to orchestrate his midfield at City.

5.) 23 Dec 2021 23:54:54
Long season last year, straight into the Euro's and played lots of mins before rejoining the squad and going straight into the Euro Super Cup and new season.

Jorginho has been a warrior for Chelsea, playing with knocks when others not available. He does have limitations, but has more positive impacts than negative ones. Some will never warm to him though.

6.) 24 Dec 2021 00:02:32
Awful slows everything down best placed in Italian football but then again how slow we play at the minute fits well in for TT ?.

7.) 24 Dec 2021 06:56:40
Jorgi is a very good player but needs support constantly to succeed. Also he is not a player for all systems e. g. counter play or geggen press won't suit him as his lack of mobility hampers those type of football. He is effective in controlling the play and moving the ball around which is wat we do now against most of the teams. But that again in my view reduces the effectiveness of all our attackers. Lukaku, Puli, Werner, havertz are all good with running at the defence with quick balls. That is the key reason why I would want to replace jorgi with tchouameni or rice. Otherwise he would be a very good fit for city who plays the system he would excel in.

8.) 26 Dec 2021 11:17:01
We are a far better team with him than without him.



19 Dec 2021 18:02:21
Our squad is maybe not as strong as many a pundit makes it out to be and got me thinking.
What is our strongest starting 11 with everyone fit and well and playing TT's 3-4-3?


1.) 19 Dec 2021 18:16:37
Not sure, is touchel attacking enough to get best out of what we have, and that’s not a criticism of touchel,
Chalobah silva rudiger
James kante kovecic Chillwell
Lukaku werner.

2.) 19 Dec 2021 18:22:33
We have been unlucky with injuries but I think squad is deep enough I most areas. I was happy at the start of the season so I guess I have to be happy now.


Dave Chalaboa Christensen Silva Alonso

Jorginho Saul

Mount Lukaku Havertz.

I’m being cantankerous.

3.) 19 Dec 2021 18:48:33

Chalobah Silva Rudiger

James Kante Kovacic Chilwell

Mount Lukaku CHO.

4.) 19 Dec 2021 20:22:15
Thanks Matt and Bruce for your input.
I agree with both of you, Werner or CHO? hard one to call? I do though think we need to fit Havertz in so I will go.


Chalobah Silva Rudiger

James Kante Kovacic Chilwell

Mount Havertz Werner.

5.) 19 Dec 2021 21:01:51
Thanks G8. I am a Havertz fan but not sure he gives you confidence in goals. Mind the Mount, Havertz, CHO combo looked really good against Leicester. Very fluid football.

6.) 19 Dec 2021 21:47:39
I like our fluid look Bruce and think Havertz will go on to be a great, even world class player, so will have to include him. Maybe Lukaku stays up top as you and Matt agree on and play Havertz behind with 1 of Mount, Werner or CHO?

7.) 20 Dec 2021 07:47:45
I think with everyone fit, Tuchel plays a two up top, with one behind them.


Chalobah Silva Rudiger

James Kante Jorginho Chilwell


Lukaku Werner.



04 Dec 2021 15:25:18
A bit cold and grey outside but I'm going to take the 911 out for a blast down the beach with my wife and have an early seafood supper, then back home and through the gates, upstairs and give her a good time, then relax in the hot tub. oh, yes, we lost to that lot over the east side. Am I bothered? for fook say yes. Is it the end of the world? no. Still right up the business end of the table, current champions of europe, best owner around, a manager who will steady the little wobble.
Be back looking on here in a day or so when the moaners stop. lol. ??.


1.) 04 Dec 2021 15:43:37
You think it was good performance? Any issues or who done well?

2.) 04 Dec 2021 15:53:20
Well G8 you did make me laugh as have eventually got away from concrete ghastliness and stop start pedestrian system that surrounds the London Stadium.

3.) 04 Dec 2021 16:19:03
TT almost in the same position as Lamps this time last year. Chelsea hitting a bad run, going into December. Goalie costing him, just as V Everton, Alonso, Dave and CHO so unpredictable and therefore in and out, N’Golo and Kova injured. Last year it was one then the other.

This year both. Pulisic not pulling his weight and offering anything, not even nuisance value, which Werner does do, mind you Werner cost over £50m so something more than being a nuisance is required. Mind you there is one big difference from Frank’s team.

TT’s selection of the ever present and never dropped win lose or draw home or away big game small game Jorginho. I see the Regista (as the Italians call deep Lying playmakers) is still pulling that caravan about the pitch pattacaking his wee weak unnecessary passes that are actually going nowwhere, still playing his teammates into impossible corners and still selling the jerseys in the PL.

Not to worry, (and he doesn’t) he’ll be back in next week and the week after that and the week after that etc etc. Never gets injured that fella. And now finally…. has Lady Luck deserted TT just like it did Frank. 50 shots or whatever at goal V Burnley yet score only once and draw.

Rudiger’s gift last week in the 94th minute to get the 3 points ballooned out of the park, and then today that third deflected goal today to take all the points. Thot Chelsea had done enough to get one, but they got three on Wednesday, when they deserved none so I suppose that theory is questionable.

Interesting days ahead. Liverpool and City back to back in early January. Imo Chelsea need to take a minimum of four if not six points. All getting a bit tense.

{Ed014's Note - ? ?

4.) 04 Dec 2021 17:11:07
Pulisic cost more than werner. And for arguments sake werner in all competitions got 27 goals/ assists last season, pulisic offered 10 goals/ assists.

5.) 04 Dec 2021 17:12:01
G8 you sound like a man like myself, sportscars, food, sex nothing better in life mate.

6.) 04 Dec 2021 17:14:34
G8 doesn’t have sex surely you can tell by his comments on this page.

7.) 04 Dec 2021 18:27:28
Nice assessment Stephen. It will be interesting to see how TT will respond to the problem we have, the most important being the continuation of personal errors done by our players.
If we are ever going to win the league we need to correct these errors. I still don't think we are going to win the league with Jorginho as our focal point. I hope I am proven wrong.
Still a lot left to play. I hope things go forward well for TT and Chelsea.

G8 mate, there support and then there consecutive criticism which you don't seem to get. We are all behind Chelsea.

8.) 04 Dec 2021 18:51:46
Look up kante jorginho kovecic non penalty goals / assists, in last 3/ 4 years . That’s why we won’t win the league, see silva gundogen Rodri’s numbers;

9.) 04 Dec 2021 19:11:10
Matt, exactly what I’ve been saying. The next 5 League fixtures up to the end of the year are all games we should win if we’re serious about the title. Then we play Liverpool and City in January.

10.) 04 Dec 2021 20:15:56
Sometimes a loss brings you back to reality mauve this will benefit us on long run,

{Ed0666's Note - agreed

11.) 04 Dec 2021 20:56:07
Hey Raver, how is the Scooby? Yes mate, just like you say, fast cars, good food and sex with the Wife. Sitting here now in the hot tub, peeing down but nice and warm, large glass of dom peri in hand.

{Ed0666's Note - I noticed how you stated good food and not good sex with the wife ?

12.) 04 Dec 2021 21:16:48
Hey ED0666, How are you mate? Yea, sex is always good with the wife?, that seafood platter was a bit special as well. great banter tonight. got to smile mate. best wishes.

{Ed0666's Note - howdy G8. I bet your wife was sitting next to you looking over your shoulder when you wrote that message ?

13.) 05 Dec 2021 00:10:28
The Scooby is grand but gone through 3 coil springs with the amount of action I've had with Mrs Raver on the back seats this year mate.

14.) 05 Dec 2021 03:59:57
Tell me you’re a virgin without telling me you’re a virgin. G8 and Raver.




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06 Jan 2022 08:25:11
Is this your mate who told you AC was signing a new contract Tom?




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05 Jan 2022 11:38:41
You maybe right Matt but I have a hunch the 2 parties will find a way. As for AC he is off for sure.




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01 Jan 2022 21:03:08
Thanks ED02, much appreciated. I Understand it is difficult to predict but do you think Chelsea will try to agree a solution with Lyon to bring him back?


{Ed002's Note - It is not as simple as that. They can recall Maatsen but it may not be best for the player. To recall either of the other LWBs it needs the agreement of both clubs and the player - and when playing regularly and doing well it makes it difficult. Options are being considered.}



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24 Dec 2021 18:29:04
Great update ED02, thankyou and have a great Christmas along with all the ED's and fellow posters.




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22 Nov 2021 14:24:21
I think Rudiger wants to stay, TT 100% wants him to stay. He will stay.





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15 Jan 2022 09:06:50
Mendy is at the AFCON Bruce.

Lukaku starts for sure and his physical presence will occupy their centre backs which will be crucial. Havertz movement is very clever and will drag them around. Mount works so hard closing down so again must start. Sarr is getting better by the game so starts in a back three.








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14 Jan 2022 11:21:54
It is a real shame these pages are blighted by the odd troll or 2 including King Frank and all his aliases. The EDs give us a great platform to share banter and ED02 is a great source of information which is not available elsewhere.




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09 Jan 2022 22:19:01
Hi Gola,
It is very clear that Rice will not join us. Been said lots of times. Sadly, 1 or 2 on here are in love with him and maybe need to follow him rather than us? he will end up at Man U so I guess they wil end up on their page. Like you, I find it a bit strange having a love in with a rival clubs player.




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06 Jan 2022 22:17:18
Fantasy football?




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06 Jan 2022 08:26:49
I agree Lrdit, best to comment afterwards.