Chelsea Rumours Member Posts


JBS's Profile

Current Avatar:
No Avatar image uploaded

JBS's Posts and Other Poster's Replies To JBS's Posts



To JBS's last 5 rumours posts


To JBS's last 5 banter posts


To JBS's last 5 rumour replies


To JBS's last 5 banter replies


JBS's rumours posts with other poster's replies to JBS's rumours posts


17 Aug 2023 16:51:12
HI Ed002 many thanks for all your great work supplying info in this v busy window.

Given Olise is now staying at Palace some paper talk now that we may be interested in Brennan Johnson. Do you know if there is any truth in this and whether there may also be other attacking/ striker options being considered?


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

1.) 17 Aug 2023 17:17:35
Many thanks for quick reply.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}



06 Jan 2023 09:37:25
Hi Ed002 in Zakaria's loan deal was there an option for CFC to buy? Having got fit he is beginning to look like a player who would make us stronger in the long term. Happy New Year to you!


{Ed002's Note - Yes there is an option to buy.}

1.) 06 Jan 2023 11:07:48
At the time 30 million Euro was reported.

2.) 06 Jan 2023 14:29:22
Thanks Ed00 and Nathswindon, good to know.



16 Dec 2022 11:23:05
Ed do you have any update on possibe Zakharyan to CFC situation?


{Ed002's Note - there are issues to be resolved but the club want it to happen.}

1.) 17 Dec 2022 11:01:59
Many thanks for this Ed, good to know that the club are still wanting it to happen so hope those issues can be resolved.



28 Nov 2022 20:09:02
Hugely hope ed002 that rumour about Pulisic to Man United is only paper talk? Hecwas the outstanding player on pitchbin England v USA game and someone who I'd hope we'd keep.


{Ed002's Note - We will see.}

1.) 28 Nov 2022 20:49:13
OK thanks for your response Ed. It seems to suggest Pulisic leaving is a possibility not definite. Would no like to see him go if especially not to a rival.

{Ed002's Note - There is no agreement with any other club.}

2.) 29 Nov 2022 11:56:41
Thanks for further info, appreciated.



08 Oct 2022 12:11:09
Hi Ed002 does the seemingly strong possibility of Nkunku coming to CFC in the summer mean that we no longer have any interest in Victor Osimhen? Giben that we were interested him during last transfer window.


{Ed002's Note - Chelsea interest has gone for now.}

1.) 08 Oct 2022 13:05:50
OK many thanks for update.




JBS's banter posts with other poster's replies to JBS's banter posts


07 Apr 2024 21:47:38
After yet another disappointing result against lowly placed side, in fact bottom one in league who have unbelievably bad goal difference I have to remind myself that early in season I thought we'd finish somewhere between 5th and 17th . revising this to between 7th andc14th a few weeks ago.

Point is that the joy of Thursday's result gave me some hope we could string a couple of wins together, but I'd momentarily forgotten we cannot defend and have had so many bad results against sides we should beat easily.

Fact is that we only had around 22 points or do at Christmas and have added another 22. We may get to around 57 by seasons end perhaps. The dreaded conference league or whatever the one below the EFA one is called, still a possibility, maybe.

Anyway, this was never going to be a season when we'd do much in the EPL, all about rebuilding over two and hoping for good cup run. and we've had two. So about as good given lack of striker and do little experience across the pitch as what most of us could have realistically expected.

Up to Poch or whoever makes the transfer decisions to get them right this Sumner and allow us to be top 4 contenders at least next season. Though of course with so many injuries some signings have hardly played at all and neither have the usual ie RJ, BC and Fofana. So getting those decisions right not made easier.




07 Apr 2024 19:40:39
Utterly predictable that we would drop more points against relegation team. There has been a pattern of this in recent seasons. We remain a v flawed side that is capable of raising our game against top sides but seem under prepared and careless against so called low ones. Mind you let's give some credit to battling spirit of our opponents even if it is encouraged by our weaknesses.

But not to be able to beat a side thst has all of 15 points before today and shipped more goals than any other days it all about how far we still have to go before being anything like a competitive EPL top 4 side.

So, so predictable in the way we have disappointed against lower sides.




28 Nov 2023 10:15:59
I have only seen the highlights/ lowlights of the Newcastle game. I have hesitated to comment as alwasy hard to judge overall team or individual performances by these. Though it does seem by common pundit and posters on here consent that the wheels treally fell off in second half and we looked bot tired and lacking in discipline and concentration. I had got much more positive again along with most after performance v City so this result/ perfirmance came as a blow. But not entirely unexpected given early season view that it woud be an up and down season of gelling the youngsters and for Poch and management generally to decide who ion a largely almost ludicrously young and EPL inexperienced squad - plus seemingly usual multiple injury problems - and would make the grade going forward, who would not, and where we still need to strengthen. Couldn't predict where we would end up between 5th and 17th!

But just a couple of thoughts about the Newcastle game. It came after the International break when we had to play at the furthest away stadium we possibly could have. Settled top teams should cope but we'd surely have played better if at home. Two key players - especially for defensive midfield responsibilities - in Enzo and Caicedo had had to travel back from S America and Caicedo presumably not seen as capable of more than twenty mins or so. Is this going to be a permanent Inyernational break problem? Raises long term question of whether the young LO provides adequate DM cover though Lavia will hopefully get fit soon! .

I also wondered why Poch didn't start again with Disasi or is he injured? i reckon he has done pretty well for us so far this sdeason whereas BB - who I rate longterm - is only just coming back from injury, Anyway Poch surely needs to l settle soon - when all CBs fit - on his first choice two going forward and they should be two who can/ will play beyond this. Formerly Rolls-Royce quality Silva beginning to make uncustomary mistakes though he is almost all the steady headed leadership and huge experience we have in defence and the yougsters can still learn from him. But what is also hugely important is to have as much as injuries allow as settled a defence as possible.


1.) 28 Nov 2023 11:31:01
Good post JBS, I agree that this is the kind of game that is going to happen every now and again with such a young team. I also think that the Enzo/ Caciedo problem with international football is going to be something we have to deal with every year. Makes the ownerships seeming reluctance to offer Gallagher a new deal even more baffling.

To add to your point about the defence, I've felt all season that Silva has been lacking from his own ludicrously high standards and this weekends game was the latest example. I totally understand the argument that he provides leadership but if he is giving away goals how useful is that leadership? You can argue that he has been at fault for half the goals we have conceded this season and has over the last 12 months been the one constant of a defence that has conceded 67 league goals. Tuchel determined he could not play in back 4 immediately and was proved correct by our defensive woes before and after his management.

Obviously it isn't entirely down to Silva, especially when Cucurella is playing - he's had his customary 2 good games this season (at fault for goals in both) and has now reverted to the mean. Colwill needs to be back in at LB asap.

2.) 28 Nov 2023 12:58:46
JBS and RBD, I enjoyed both your posts.

Regardless of who the player is they will all, at some stage, make mistakes.

Cucarella had a poor game but generally he has been good this season when called upon to play at RB or LB.

Looking forward to our next game, I assume Colwill play LB ish and I’m hoping Gusto is fit to play RB.

I would play Mudryk at the weekend but I think Poch will pick the same front three.

3.) 28 Nov 2023 13:00:59
Thanks for persuasive comments RBD and particularly your thoughts about heh problems with our defence and what might be needed to fix it. trikes me that with our more open (and exciting) attacking style under Poch much also depends on solid DMs and ability to more poften than not control midfield.

4.) 28 Nov 2023 15:25:24
Personally, I would have been playing James-Disasi-Badiashile-Colwill from the moment BB was fit, and long term I'd obviously be looking at Fofana taking Disasi's spot.

And yes, every player makes mistakes, but when the same player (s) make mistakes week in and week out you would expect them to be dropped.

The starting midfield three is brilliant but after that it's a bit of a mess imo. I don't understand how you go about providing sufficient minutes to Ugochkwu, Lavia and Chukwumeka once all six are fit. Signing young players makes sense, but they need to play in order to develop.

The sporting directors clearly assumed that they would flog Gallagher but are behind the 8-ball now because he's become a vital member of the first team (vice-captain) and appears to be Poch's most trusted player. He has also been perennially underrated by fans who are just desperate for the new shiny signing (Casadei, Santos, Lavia etc) ignoring the fact he is far better and more experienced than all of them, while offering a skillset that are possessed by none of them. Anyway rant over, up the Chels.

5.) 28 Nov 2023 16:33:32
RBD, at some stage we have to let go the playing performances of players form last season. Cucarella was awful last season but he has not made “mistakes week in week out” this season.

In that spirit I have to admit that CG has surprised me so far this season. Generally his performances have shown maturity with him no longer relying just on work rate and effort.

For me it shows, that fans should take some time before making judgements about players.

Also, a player can be bang average at one club but perform brilliantly for another. Obviously the reverse is true.

6.) 28 Nov 2023 18:54:17
Obviously we have had injuries this season but when most players are back it will be interesting to see the selections particularly in midfield where we clearly lack invention. I agree that Gallagher has played well this season but I don’t agree that he is vital and he is not a leader in my eyes but then neither is James. In fact, I struggle to identify any player as a leader.

7.) 29 Nov 2023 12:05:50
The most vocal on pitch player is Enzo and Silva generally leads by example.

James as captain was a call that Poch made when I guess he thought he was over his injury issues of last season. Also, his sending off last week wasn’t very professional.

I actually think Colwill is showing some promise as a leader for the future.



12 Nov 2023 18:35:14
What a game. I'm really proud of our whole team and manager.


{Ed014's Note - so you should be mate, they were immense and in truth unlucky not to win!

1.) 12 Nov 2023 18:39:50
Thanks Ed . am still trying to get my breath back!

{Ed014's Note - was a truly great game mate and despite the score thought you were the better side for sure.

Very impressed!

2.) 12 Nov 2023 19:22:06
Best performance of the season:we are starting to show some grit.



06 Nov 2023 21:43:20
We need to be bo so. much more narure.


1.) 06 Nov 2023 22:17:30
But what a completely crazy game with result v 9 Spurs side not certain until v near the end. Buy great result for our young squad nonetheless and will be playing Madness now to celebrate!

2.) 06 Nov 2023 22:52:30
This was an absolutely mad game. Very pleased with the result. Must have been a great watch for neutrals. I was biting my nails until the 3rd goal.

3.) 06 Nov 2023 23:59:51
Agree with the above posts, I think I aged 5 years watching that game.

4.) 07 Nov 2023 06:23:25
Loved the result. Thot Chelsea were poor. Second half last week and tonight Chelsea’s tempo and intent has stuttered. Think all those losses after being so good has caught up with a few of the players. Hopefully they take what is a Fantastic score into next week.

5.) 07 Nov 2023 08:42:15
Spurs fans and pundits saying Romero’s red was a yellow at best, also saying Udogie’s two footer wasn’t even a yellow, utterly embarrassing fanbase.

The Udogie challenge gave us a kick up the backside which we needed but I still feel if it had stayed 11v11 they would have won that game.

In the end we could/ should have scored 6/ 7 minimum but a win is a win and taste even sweeter being against them.

6.) 07 Nov 2023 09:05:09
What a game. Chelsea v Spurs is the best fixture in the premier league without question.

When the second half was dragging prior to the second goal I was saying that not winning from that position would have been worse than being pumped by 4 or 5. Thankfully the resistance was broken.

City up next, if we start as loose as we did last night then we will be in trouble. Silva needs to be on top of his game, he didn't marshal the back line effectively last night imo.

7.) 07 Nov 2023 09:19:18
I don't know if at 11v11 Spurs would have won. As has been said, the Udogie tackle was a kick up the arse and from then, Chelsea were starting to imprint on the game. That's if's and buts. Nobody can say either way. Chelsea were lost for the first 15 to 20, the rest of the half we were competing.

I'll be honest, I never thought I'd be fuming after beating Spurs 4-1 but with 2 extra men, and Spurs playing such a high line, Chelsea were so frustrating in how they attacked the line.

The second goal, we saw what a bit of composure could do but it took us so long to get there.

There's 7 or 8 teams that would have scored 10 against the way Spurs played last night.

8.) 07 Nov 2023 09:25:12
RBD, obviously happy with the win and I agree Sva wasn’t at his best last night but I also thought Enzo failed to influence the game and that’s not like him.

Anyway, so pleased for Jackson.

I thought we were starting to come back into the game after a shaky start and before the first sending off.

I am not very confident about the game on Sunday but then again we do tend to perform better against teams who want to play!

9.) 07 Nov 2023 13:06:46
Dihanio, totally agree that it was a frustrating watch, but I think a lot of that is due to the knowledge that we have that we tend to throw games away by spurning countless chances. I was watching with a United supporting friend who was in no doubt Chelsea would win - he even predicted 4-1 at half time!

I think we can overanalyse a game like this from our position, when on the pitch it must be an absolute cauldron having been an part of that madness. Spurs played a ludicrously high line and so we spammed balls in over the top to Sterling, I'm not too sure what else we could have done? The execution was undoubtedly poor, but that has been us all season. Jackson should have scored that header just after the Udogie red, and Cucurella should have squared it when we finally beat the offside trap well before we actually scored. Like you say, if ifs and buts were candy and nuts. but it should have been 3-1 far before we scored the second. It's not like we were actually struggling to break them down. Added to that, their goalie had an absolute blinder.

As for Sunday, it's hard at the moment to see us coming away with any points simply because City are the best team in the world. But Wolves turned them over so it won't be impossible. I have just seen Taylor will be reffing, so we're probably going to be down to 10 men at some point. let's pray we don't station all 9 on the halfway line!

10.) 07 Nov 2023 13:23:56
RBD, let’s not forget the very good save Sanchez made from Son when we were leading 2-1. Sometimes these things are important.

11.) 07 Nov 2023 19:52:38
Tom, let’s not forget Sanchez was flapping around like the roaring twenties for Son’s offside goal- these things are important.

12.) 07 Nov 2023 21:18:01
As it was offside it didn’t affect the game, the save did. That’s why these things are important.

13.) 07 Nov 2023 23:15:06
You would expect first choice PL keeper to make one decent save during a game; I was looking at his overall performance.

14.) 08 Nov 2023 08:58:14
Jimbo, we all know you don’t rate him and that’s fine but he did very little wrong on Monday. In fact he made a very save at important stage of the match. It’s the same as scoring a good goal.

Like all players and goalkeepers he will make mistakes but I will judge him at the end of the season.




JBS's rumour replies


Click To View This Thread

22 Mar 2024 14:20:59
Conor has done better than most other CFC players this season with exceptions of Gusto and Palmer imho.




Click To View This Thread

21 Dec 2023 18:14:56
Thanks Tom might be good news then about Lavia.

We will have to wait and see about Enzo but most treatments of his kind of injury if reported accurately take time with or without surgery. Would be months rather than weeks it seems.




Click To View This Thread

21 Dec 2023 09:09:10
Yes have read these reports and would ecxplain both his drop in form and why the poor lad was in tears when came off on Tuesday night. So if true it's - and I also don't know what the prognosis would be if it is - this is wretched news for the player and for CFC. The club's injury woes are truly dreadful.

Does antone have any update on when Lavia might be expected to make his debut or CC likely to be back from his long injury?




Click To View This Thread

17 Dec 2023 12:54:30
Personally v much hope we keep CG - and certainbly until the end of the season and MP can have properly assessed all our midfield options (ie Lavia plus CC when fit again) - as he has been one of the consistently better of our players this season.




Click To View This Thread

24 Sep 2023 06:22:20
Seems highly unlikely. But given our almost complete squad overhaul, ptevious decades of success but now year long struggle to score and get points I think we are going to see many click bait stories about us this season in the media. Either made up or from unteliable sources including Twitter or X. Gor instance apparently the TC personal trainer oneby someone impersonating hom according to TC.





JBS's banter replies


Click To View This Thread

15 Apr 2024 22:13:02
Had thought the same seymns Poch needed to assert some authority.

But at last a game when we take almost all of our goid chances and CP truly outstanding with Caicedo with one of his best performances, Jackson excellent except his silly penalty childishness and Madueke almost ditto.

Both Jackson and Caicedo on 9 yellows now get reservations 0.

So quite sine might for celebrations even if we still looked shakey in defence at times or careless with some passes. But going forward we were really exciting almost always.




Click To View This Thread

12 Apr 2024 14:36:34
Many thanks Ed001 to your typically well thought out and full reply to Steve's question which we have all be thinking about in recent times. Hopefully the CFC players as well as coaches, fitness trainers etc will read it!


{Ed001's Note - you would expect them to know all these things anyway and be working on the issues. Tailoring diets and fitness work etc. But one thing they need to do is push players harder - there is a reason that Cristiano Ronaldo, who used to do hours of extra fitness training a day, was very rarely injured. Same for Salah. Age catches up on them but they are much fitter than the average player and, as a result, suffer less injuries.}



Click To View This Thread

10 Apr 2024 16:30:22
a joy to watch games played at that level.




Click To View This Thread

08 Apr 2024 09:01:40
Yes cheers to you Tom and lifting a gladd or two almost a necessity for a CFC fan in recent times!




Click To View This Thread

08 Apr 2024 08:59:34
We still are short of a seasoned striker but has to be one who can fit into more fluid formations than classic number nines had to in decades past of course.

Otherwise yes it's the defence that needs improving.