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14 Dec 2019 08:49:22
Ed, would like your opinion on this if you have the time.

Lots of rumors again crediting Chelsea with serious interest in Zaha, potentially even for a January move. Prices being quoted are in the ballpark of 70 to even 80 million.
Now to me, Zaha is a good player for a counter attacking side, but nowhere near worth an amount over ca. 40 million. I don't get it.

So my question. What do you think Chelsea see in Zaha that would translate to a higher level, where not every attacking move would flow through him like at Palace.
Do you believe he could be a good player for a team with top 4 aspirations?

Thanks.

Jackson

{Ed002's Note - It is a player Lampard wants - others are against it.}


1.) 14 Dec 2019 10:55:14
Wow interesting, i thought he was a club target and lampard didn't really want him

ed a lot of rumors from different sources now saying chelsea are interested in sancho, is there any truth or interest thanks.

{Ed002's Note - There is interest but the price is putting them off.}


2.) 14 Dec 2019 11:03:25
Oh that's exciting, he's the type of player we should be targeting imo, does lampard want sancho? And is there an chance of a january move for him thanks

Also any chance of other names we are looking st for wing positions if you can, appreciate it alot.


3.) 14 Dec 2019 11:06:36
Oh I had hoped we had learned a lesson ) :


4.) 14 Dec 2019 12:29:04
Lampard wants to improve the team - zaha is better than Pedro and Willian, my worry is it’s 70-80 million of our budget when there’s other younger players, 50-60m would be about right but to palace his worth a lot more and that’s my problem with a move for zaha.


5.) 14 Dec 2019 12:29:36
So we are interested in Zaha BUT the Sancho price is too much? But it is not much more than the Zaha price for a player who is much younger and much more promising.

{Ed002's Note - It is a lot more.}


6.) 14 Dec 2019 12:41:01
Heard reports they want €140m Its worth paying that much though as he's 19 and world class potential so could have him for many years aswell and sort that position out tor years.


7.) 14 Dec 2019 13:44:42
I can understand the club finding Sancho's probable price as too much. Probably over 120 or even 150 million would be needed, and he's already shown some signs of diva behavior turning up late for meetings and practice etc. Not sure I'd like him for the prices being quoted.

It's going to be a bidding war, and I'd rather not go to war financially with United. They can blow everyone out of the water anyway.

That said, I hope the club decide to only go for Zaha if the price is reasonable. It'd be good if they could get Frank the targets he likes, but it has to be reasonable. And Zaha at the prices talked about is madness. There should be much better value for money in the market than that.

Chukwueze for example, whom I've read might be available at around 65 million or something (just a ballpark) . Another interesting option would be Salzburg's Hwang Hee Chan. Looks an excellent player, and would be an interesting one to replace Pedro.
Or if Juve are willing to sell him, Bernardeschi. Another excellent player whom a lot of people have seemingly forgotten about a bit.


8.) 14 Dec 2019 13:45:10
Also, thanks a lot for that reply, Ed :) Interesting to read it's very much Lampard who is interested in him.


9.) 14 Dec 2019 19:53:37
some of you are saying spend 100+ million on a 19 year old, it's worth it. the problem is he 19! and no experience in the premier league. yeah he's been good but he is no better than CHO imo. Zaha may not be world class but he is a very good player with plenty of experience and still young. and as someone said he is an upgrade on pedro. he can play down the middle also.


 

 

29 Nov 2019 21:23:32
Reports coming out of Italy that a deal with Inter for Giroud is close to being completed, for a January move.

Will be interesting to see whether the club would also sell him midway through the season if they can't bring in any replacement.
Now I know he's played almost no minutes, so a replacement wouldn't be necessary. However, it would be risky as an injury to either Michy or Tammy would leave us with just 1 striker option.

Jackson

1.) 02 Dec 2019 14:04:11
Giroud wants/ needs playing time IF he is going to make the France squad for 2020 Euro's. Judging by his sluggish display against West Spam we are not going to miss him too much. But we really do need a replacement and if we can't sign players is there anybody else currently in our yoof system?


 

 

07 Sep 2019 22:24:33
Sources hinting at following Chelsea targets, when the ban ends I suppose.

- Jadon Sancho
- David Neres
- Ben Chilwell
- Nathan Ake
- Moussa Dembele (Lyon striker)

I don't see the top level ability in Neres. Highly skilled technically, but I don't think he's got enough about his game other than tricks and dribbling.

Sancho would be a dream, but let's not kid ourselves here. We won't get him. Too expensive, and will probably have his pick of clubs when he decides to leave.

Chilwell I don't see the need for as Emerson's showing how good he can be. Hard to see Chilwell coming to be a backup, or us spending the money that'd be needed to get him on a rotation player.

Ake I'd only be a fan of if he's brought in as a DM. As a CB I think he's just not good enough for a team with CL aspirations. But as a DM I still think he can be really good.

Finally Moussa Dembele. He'd be one of my top targets as well next summer. We'll need a new striker with Giroud and Batshuayi probably both leaving, and Morata as well to Atletico permanently. He's a very good all around striker, and together with Tammy he'd make for a very good strike force.

Jackson

1.) 07 Sep 2019 23:08:09
You’ve just copied carefree youths post off twitter at least credit him 🤔.


2.) 08 Sep 2019 08:33:15
I didn't mean to disrespect him :) indeed, CarefreeYouth is the one that posted this, and he usually knows his stuff. I don't have twitter, but his account is probably one of the 2 or 3 I sometimes check.

Didn't mention his name as I didn't want him to get stick on here for being a twitter source (as sometimes info from twitter gets a bit ridiculed on these sites; often with reason, but I do trust CarefreeYouth) .


3.) 08 Sep 2019 08:35:12
Having reread the post, I see how it could have came across wrongly, but in no way did I intend to pass this off as my information. I have never tried to do that, and won't start now as I simply don't have access to such information.

Have to wait till everything is reported like most of you!


4.) 08 Sep 2019 11:47:02
Bit of chatter in today’s press that Chelsea are putting feelers out in respect of transfers for January, in other words some are suggesting the ban will be reduced to one window.
If, and a big if that is the case, I would not be at all surprised if there were to be one probably two incomings but to facilitate that several would leave likewise leave.

As for the players listed in the OP.
Sancho. Time will tell but I personally believe if CHO can be tied down and regains fitness he has as much potential as Sancho.
Chillwell is interesting and has the benefit of being HG. I personally like him as a player .
Neres. Don’t know a lot about him but not too sure the sort of position and indeed the type of player he is said to be is an area where we need to be looking at as a priority.
Dembelle. Yes please.


5.) 08 Sep 2019 18:06:35
Don’t worry pal you haven’t committed a crime your just passing information on.


6.) 08 Sep 2019 18:35:53
no idea why were are always linked to ake, no better than anything we have. Neres is lightweight and wouldn’t cope, Chilwell is good but why spend the money when Emerson is doing very well, and sancho anc dembele are must haves but would never leave in January.


7.) 09 Sep 2019 13:54:33
While I hope and believe our ban will be reduced to one window, I just can’t see us signing many, if any, players this mid-season!


8.) 10 Sep 2019 07:11:13
Dembele is a name that keeps getting mentioned on here and has been for a few years. Is he really that good? Have never really had the chance to see him play :)


 

 

20 Jul 2019 08:25:25
Ampadu on loan to Leipzig then it seems.

No easy assignment, but then he's an exceptional young player and pretty versatile, so there's merit to the decision. I'm happy they've decided to really challenge him.

He's going to play at a high level (including Champions League), under one of the best young coaches around (Nagelsmann) and in a competitive team that plays good football.

I'm really excited to see him get to work there, and I must admit I'll be a bit of a Leipzig fan as well this season.

Good luck, Ethan!

Jackson

1.) 20 Jul 2019 10:35:00
A reason to watch German football ahead of others for me.

Good luck Ethan.


2.) 21 Jul 2019 21:53:01
With the depth Leipzig have a centre half this seems pretty clear that the club intends to develop him as a defensive midfielder.


 

 

14 Jul 2018 18:14:01
Ed001, I just wanted to ask whether you know of Chelsea trying to sign another winger/ wide attacking player?

Pedro isn't starting caliber, and Willian has shown disrespectful behavior towards his coach (Conte) and is seemingly happy with a potential move to Barcelona if you believe reports. Then there's also Eden possibly leaving for Madrid :- (

Surely Chelsea are trying to sign some attackers? Have seen almost zero rumors. Malcom seems to be available for a decent price (around 40m perhaps) but I've heard of no interest from Chelsea.
Have you perhaps heard anything regarding the attacking spots?

Jackson

{Ed001's Note - I can't say I have heard of anything concrete mate. Sorry.}


1.) 14 Jul 2018 18:33:45
Hmm that doesn't sound promising :- ( Thanks anyway, Ed, it was worth a shot. Better prepare for another season of Pedro/ Willian starting.

{Ed001's Note - I doubt it will be like that, even if it is, Sarri's style of play should get more from them. However I would expect at least one to arrive.}


2.) 15 Jul 2018 10:34:59
And now it's looking likely Eden will leave. Man, this is not going to end well.


 

 

 

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16 Feb 2020 17:43:01
Ed001, was wondering what you make of the full time promotion of Gilmour to the senior squad.

I'm assuming it means he'll play no more development team matches or youth matches. But I'm not sure that would be the wisest course of action. I can't see him getting many matches in our midfield this year, especially based on the little opportunities Lampard has given him. So wouldn't it be best then to let him continue play youth matches?

Was just wondering how you view this situation :) In any case, hope life is treating you well.

Jackson

{Ed001's Note - it just means he trains full time with the first team. He can still play for the under-23s etc. That is a good thing for him as he needs to get used to the physical side of adult football.}


1.) 16 Feb 2020 20:58:25
Ah gotcha, I thought it implied he wouldn't be playing U23 football anymore, with the way they officially announced it.

But in that case it's good to know. He should indeed play adult football. Kid is several classes above youth football at this point.

{Ed001's Note - no, first teamers still play in the under-23s. It is a way of keeping match fitness up for fringe players or regaining it for recuperating players.}


2.) 16 Feb 2020 21:36:48
Cheers, Ed. Will be interesting to see how his development gets managed.

{Ed001's Note - the hardest bit will be managing him as he grows physically into a man over the next couple of years. It will affect his coordination etc, as his body changes, so he will be extremely inconsistent with his touch. Depending on how late he matures physically as well. Some people can grow late, some mature early. When he hits that period, which is the one we often see with youngsters who suddenly seem to lose their way after a breakthrough, he will need to be carefully managed to ensure the fans don't turn against him etc. It can affect their confidence and that is the time when they are in most danger of throwing it all away. They have so many distractions, are already wealthy by 22, so they can be tempted by those around them.

In that respect it is a good thing to get him in the first team, where the right influences are around him. People like Kante would be an incredible influence, the kind of player he will no doubt look up to and hopefully want to be like in terms of professionalism, effort on the training pitch and clean lifestyle.}


3.) 16 Feb 2020 22:07:11
That's actually one of the things I've not really given any thought before, Ed and you make a really good point. In other words, really interesting read as always, thanks for the effort!


4.) 17 Feb 2020 07:20:10
McEachran comes to mind with that description by Ed.


 

 

02 Jan 2020 13:18:35
Hi Ed :) best wishes for the new year. Hopefully it treats you kindly!

Got a question related to transfers. But not so much incoming transfers, but more with regards to players perhaps being loaned in January now.

The youth team are out of the UEFA Youth League, and the first team is out of the Capital One Cup. So far we've kept some very promising youngsters on the fringes of the first team, e. g. Gilmour, Anjorin, Guehi. Would you perhaps know whether Chelsea are looking to loan some of those youngsters out to gain some experience in adult football. The ones I mentioned are clearly very highly rated and talented, but it's hard to see them getting many minutes in the first team at Chelsea. So perhaps a loan for one or some would be something to look at for the club?

No worries if you don't have the time or just haven't heard anything. Was simply curious :)

Hope you have a good one!

Jackson

{Ed002's Note - I am not sure that the club have plans to offer any of these players for loan, but there are offers on the table to buy Guehi.}


1.) 02 Jan 2020 13:53:32
Hmm I hope we don't sell Guehi just yet. He looks like he has the lot to become a very good defender.
Just out of interest, are the clubs that want to buy him in Premier League as well?

{Ed002's Note - SOuthampton as a replacement for Vestergaard is one.}


2.) 02 Jan 2020 14:31:11
Wow, that would be a good move. Hassenhuttl seems like a terrific coach, and I just like Southampton as a club. They've got a pretty good squad and are now performing like I thought they could.

Now if only they'd be willing to take him on loan instead of buying, that could benefit all parties. A loan for a year and a half instead of just the 2nd half of this season would give them more incentive to play him then.


 

 

26 Oct 2019 13:55:21
Ed001, got a question if you're around and have the time :)

Kante has been injured for damn near all of this season. Maybe it's just a run of bad luck, or maybe all that playing time and his energetic style is catching up to him and he's feeling the effects of that. He's also coming up on 29 years old, so not the youngest anymore.

Now without Kante I feel our midfield is way too light on defensive minded players that can put in a shift. We're missing Bakayoko in my opinion (who's again playing well on loan at Monaco apparently), with his physicality and defensive ability in midfield.

My question, if Kante were to continue to struggle with injuries, which midfielders do you think can provide something similar? Who do you think we can add to give us more defensive presence in the absence of Kante?

Cheers, man. Hope you have a good one.

Jackson

{Ed001's Note - Thomas Partey, Lucas Torreira, Wilfred Ndidi - all three of them would provide the energy you are missing.}


1.) 26 Oct 2019 17:26:30
I like those mentions, Ed! :)

Partey would be amazing as a holding mid or box to box, but I doubt we'd get him. Probably no interest, and even if there was it'd be difficult to get him off of Atletico.
Ndidi I love personally. I have since I saw him at Genk. Ndidi is a guy I would love to root for.

Another guy that's caught my eye this season is Sander Berge. An immense presence in midfield and excellent on the ball as well.

{Ed001's Note - good shout Berge. Atletico would have to sell if the money is enough, they can't afford to reject big offers.}


2.) 27 Oct 2019 00:57:59
Obviously I love Kante and think he’s phenomenal but if he spends most of this season out with niggling small injuries then I’d perhaps consider accepting a massive offer next summer. He’ll be 29 at the end of the season and whilst he’ll still have at least 3 years left at the top id worry about the sort of impact the injuries will have on his game.

Still a long way to go but it is something to consider imo.


3.) 27 Oct 2019 06:42:55
I would suggest one to look at Conor Gallagher as well.


 

 

16 Jul 2019 09:25:18
So, seems like Ampadu will get a loan. Hopefully to a PL team, he's definitely good enough.

Sad to see him leave for a season, but probably best. If the loan club is the right one then he'll play a lot more than he would do for us. Integrating Mount, Tammy and Reece this season would be a lot already. Then we can focus on integrating Ampadu the year after.

Jackson

1.) 16 Jul 2019 10:35:12
Gilmour would probably have been in the squad for Japan but being Scottish he has had to wait for another referendum so he could get a visa!


2.) 16 Jul 2019 14:13:03
Really pleased Ampadu going on loan., hope he goes somewhere we’re they have a position ready for him, don’t like him playing CB / DM, grab one position and make it his own, good good player, has that aggression I think christensen lacks.


3.) 16 Jul 2019 15:07:19
I think Ampadu should be perfect playing Centre half; besides, I agree that going on a two-year loan with option to recall will be perfect for him.


 

 

19 Jun 2019 20:15:44
Hi Ed002. Long time no speak, and I hope you're doing well?

I read on the United page that you expect Cech to do pretty well in the role he'll take up at Chelsea (and I'm not trying to put words in your mouth here, but I simply seem to remember you stating that) .
However, he's got no prior experience in that type of role, so I wonder why exactly you think he'll do well even though he's got no experience? Is it because there's a clear structure and framework in which he'll operate?

Thanks.

Jackson

{Ed002's Note - Well I don’t know what experience you think he is lacking.}


1.) 19 Jun 2019 22:07:44
Well, he's only ever played as a goalkeeper and has never been involved in a role behind the scenes, no?

So I guess experience at the kind of job he'll be performing for Chelsea.

{Ed002's Note - I am sure everyone here will look to trash him as soon as they can.}


2.) 20 Jun 2019 01:10:36
Ed any chance can say what cechs roles will be and what he will do? Thanks alot.

{Ed002's Note - It would be stupid for me to do so and will simply leade to abuse.}


3.) 20 Jun 2019 15:15:11
I for one can say that I'll never bash him.

But of course I can't ensure no one else will either.


4.) 20 Jun 2019 17:16:41
Cech has been around the club since he joined in 04/ 05 season, knows a lot of people in the club, is an extremely inteligent bloke from what I've read about him, can speak many languages. Im sure he will do just fine in the role he is given else why would they hire him.?

Have a day off.


5.) 20 Jun 2019 18:03:24
The guy is highly professional, intelligent, speaks several languages, knows the club, knows the league, is excellent with the press and is widely respected. Why does it matter what position he played? Van Der Sar is doing a decent job at Ajax isn't he?

I don't know the intricacies of his impending role at Chelsea, but he certainly seems like the type of character we should want to be involved, and successful, at the club.


6.) 21 Jun 2019 21:04:41
I never said I didn't want him, guys. Relax. Doesn't matter to me whether he was a GK or a striker. All I meant is he's never had a behind the scenes role, so in essence he's inexperienced with regards to the job he'll perform.

Nothing I said was incorrect.


7.) 22 Jun 2019 02:07:18
You’re absolutely right Jackson, I would assume he’ll get help early on in his role and work into being in complete control of his role. Inexperienced completely in the role but I’m sure he’ll do just fine!

Good to see you still posting mate.


8.) 22 Jun 2019 15:19:57
With some of the replies you get these days from fellow posters I don't think I'll chime in a lot more though.


 

 

 

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25 Jan 2020 15:30:44
I think the kid would be moving to get some decent playing time at a good level. It's hard to see how he would get that at Chelsea to be honest, even though he does look a talented player.

He should pick his next move carefully.

Jackson

 

 

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20 Jan 2020 17:53:45
Blulion, for as long as I can remember RLC's been having problems staying fit for an extended stretch. As Ed said he's had ongoing back problems ever since he was like 16 or 17 I think.

It's a real shame as when he's fit there are few midfielders as good as he is in attack. His combination of technique and strength is quite rare, and I'm fairly confident he would've been one of the best CMs in world football if not for his back problems. I just hope he can get fit enough to be a solid rotation player for us.
Our last season under Sarri changed when Ruben began starting matches. His impact on our attacking play was remarkable. Such a shame he had to suffer about the worst injury a player can suffer.

Jackson

 

 

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20 Jan 2020 08:04:02
Interesting to read on Van Ginkel that the club would like to keep him. Do they still believe he can get back to the level of playing in the Premier League and in Europe?

I've got a lot of respect for the guy. He's been one of the unluckiest players in recent times with all his injuries. The future looked so bright for him when he started all those years ago at Chelsea under Jose. And yet with all his rotten injury luck he just keeps on working to get back. Kudos to him and I wish him nothing but the best.

Jackson

{Ed002's Note - He is training and they are considering the way forward contract wise.}


 

 

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20 Jan 2020 07:15:08
Let's hope Soumare and Ndidi are on the list if so. And if I'm greedy Fabian Ruiz as well.

Jackson

 

 

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04 Jan 2020 07:09:49
Ed has already stated Chelsea has no interest. No need to stress over this :)

Jackson

 

 

 

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16 Feb 2020 21:36:48
Cheers, Ed. Will be interesting to see how his development gets managed.

Jackson

{Ed001's Note - the hardest bit will be managing him as he grows physically into a man over the next couple of years. It will affect his coordination etc, as his body changes, so he will be extremely inconsistent with his touch. Depending on how late he matures physically as well. Some people can grow late, some mature early. When he hits that period, which is the one we often see with youngsters who suddenly seem to lose their way after a breakthrough, he will need to be carefully managed to ensure the fans don't turn against him etc. It can affect their confidence and that is the time when they are in most danger of throwing it all away. They have so many distractions, are already wealthy by 22, so they can be tempted by those around them.

In that respect it is a good thing to get him in the first team, where the right influences are around him. People like Kante would be an incredible influence, the kind of player he will no doubt look up to and hopefully want to be like in terms of professionalism, effort on the training pitch and clean lifestyle.}


 

 

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16 Feb 2020 20:58:25
Ah gotcha, I thought it implied he wouldn't be playing U23 football anymore, with the way they officially announced it.

But in that case it's good to know. He should indeed play adult football. Kid is several classes above youth football at this point.

Jackson

{Ed001's Note - no, first teamers still play in the under-23s. It is a way of keeping match fitness up for fringe players or regaining it for recuperating players.}


 

 

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16 Feb 2020 13:39:58
I think it's quite possible it will be neither Willian nor Sancho. Sancho's price probably won't come down, so I won't be holding my breath over that one. And it's not inconceivable that the club and Willian are not able to find a resolution over the contract duration.

Jackson

 

 

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08 Feb 2020 14:12:51
Konate would be the dream CB for me. As an athlete it's hard to find a better one than him. He's tall, fast and really flippin strong. Also pretty good on the ball from what I've seen.

Can't comment much on his positional sense, which is obviously an important aspect for a defender, but seeing how highly rated he is I'm guessing it's not the worst.

Jackson

 

 

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06 Jan 2020 20:16:24
I wish. Soumare is really good, and would be an exciting partner to either Kovacic or Kante in a 2 man midfield.

Jackson