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04 Nov 2020 19:26:41
Havertz tested positive for C.V..

Matt martin

1.) 04 Nov 2020 23:22:08
Very sad. I wish him a speedy recovery. He definitely was missed today.

Havertz's short passes and receiving the ball in tight areas as well as finding pockets of space was definitely needed today.

2.) 07 Nov 2020 15:19:35
Rennes game showed how important he’s been to the team.



01 Oct 2020 12:21:08
All the rumours of exiting players is loan with option to buy. sell or have an obligation to buy. We need these players off the books, not to go away to clubs that won't buy or have the finances to next summer.

Matt martin

{Ed002's Note - That is proving to be a problem as clubs don't have the money to buy or to commit to buy due to income lost due to the pandemic. Everyone continues to try very hard to place the remaining players - but large numbers have already gone - albeit nobody here mentions them.}

1.) 01 Oct 2020 13:08:54
Tough time for clubs, Chelsea I imagine in no manes land, we want wages of books and space in squad but other teams cannot spend, will we try get certain players to sign new deals so we keep the sell on value ed.

{Ed002's Note - PLayers who were to be sold are now having to be loaned which is not ideal. A few players are being asked to sign new contracts and a decision may be made to release one or two.}

2.) 01 Oct 2020 13:30:43
Cheers ed, bet you’ll be glad when the window closes, albeit the questions won’t stop,
ed can I ask a question from the past, I remember seeing sky sports saying chelsea had an official bid for Kaka, £70 odd million or wheat ever it was, I remember the excitement then nothing and then he went to Madrid, has there been any world class players we’ve been close to signing that never happened which were never really reported on, I remember rumours of Neymar when he was really young and apparently Pepe wanting him not to join and Robinho close on deadline day. To the point he mentioned us in his Man City press conference.

{Ed002's Note - Mr Mourinho wanted Neymar; Chelsea were keen on Kaka; Chelsea also rejected the chance to sign Mbappe after a trial; the club made an offer for Gabriel Batistuta in the 80s and tried again under CR when he was well into his 30s.}

3.) 01 Oct 2020 13:36:23
To you knowledge Ed, is the circa £10m loan fee that Villa have paid for Ross Barkley somewhat accurate? Seems like a huge amount and a good deal for us if true.

{Ed002's Note - The figures only become accurate when included on FIFAs TMS.}

4.) 01 Oct 2020 14:31:25
Gabriel batistuta, wow what a player, and the mbappe one hurts, that’s brilliant Ed thank you,

5.) 01 Oct 2020 15:25:24
Gabi Batistuta is one of my all time legends in the game. The guy was an absolute beast at Fiorentina and then Roma. Till today I'll say there are rarely any players of that quality around. Italian football back then was the best league in the world.

6.) 01 Oct 2020 20:17:58
I agree Shack. I became interested in football because of Gabi Goal. An absolute legend of the game.

7.) 01 Oct 2020 22:33:48
Spot on Ash, he was quality.

8.) 02 Oct 2020 00:03:51
I remember the batistuta rumours! Great question Matt and wholesome reply Ed.

9.) 03 Oct 2020 08:29:13
Anyone remember when we were being linked with Messi for 40m?



06 Sep 2020 04:21:54
Ed I'm sure you've mentioned dm targets but I'll ask anyway. A lot of fans are convinced we will go for Declan rice, I can't
See it, spent a lot of money already and would need players moving on, so is there anything in chelsea and Declan rice?

Matt martin

{Ed002's Note - A DM player will only be needed if Kante and Jorginho were to leave. Like LB the club cannot get their first choice player which leaves them looking at other options if needs be. FL desires 19 year old Max Bird but he would not really be ready for the first team. Certainly Mateo Kovacic can play there which would be an option. Ampadu could provide cover. There has been no approach for Rice although there are those at the club who would like him, and if there there would be the huge problem of the price. So right now it is unresolved and if Chelsea know that Kante or Jorginho were to leave they will be offered players in return.}

1.) 06 Sep 2020 10:21:43
Hence, outgoings are the necessity of the moment like you said earlier.

2.) 06 Sep 2020 10:27:41
Top man ed appreciate the reply.

{Ed002's Note - I added a note about Ampadu.}

3.) 06 Sep 2020 11:07:44
Thanks Ed, do Chelsea really wish to sell Jorginho or just would not stand in his way if he wants out. I'm a bit concerned about the balance in the midfield. I see only Kante as the player with any defensive attributes from the midfield to attack. i still think we need CM who can cover ground/ defend to play with Kante to be able to shield the back line.

{Ed002's Note - If an appropriate deal is offered and everyone is happy with it he will move.}

4.) 06 Sep 2020 12:05:55
Many thanks Ed002. Take point re why Kante might leave, just myself hugely hope that he doesn't.

5.) 06 Sep 2020 12:08:13
Be interesting to see how we set up. With all this attacking talent, Kante might need some help in front of the defence. I'd like Ampadu to stay as we'll need the cover.

6.) 06 Sep 2020 17:34:31
Thanks Ed.

7.) 06 Sep 2020 19:09:03
Im guessing roma would offer diawara a dm for jorginho and inter brozovic a dm for kante. I would love us to get zakaria.

{Ed002's Note - I would not hold your breath.}

8.) 06 Sep 2020 19:43:28
Ed always crushing my hopes with that line 😔 still think boubacar kamara could be that as playing dm now and well but and we have interest but that upset you last time so won't ask. would we have interest in brozovic or diawara in a swap thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Why do you expect them to be offered to Chelsea?}

9.) 06 Sep 2020 19:58:45
If he doesn't go out on loan, I think Ampadu will become an important part of the team.

10.) 06 Sep 2020 20:37:16
Just because they are dms like kante and been rumored to be leaving, maybe skriniar would be offered for kante.

11.) 07 Sep 2020 11:53:41
Ed, will we make a move for a DM if either is sold, or do we need both to be sold?

{Ed002's Note - It depends on players sold - so if Kante and Loftus-Cheek were sold a replacement would be sought.}

12.) 08 Sep 2020 15:43:54
Any reason you said loftus cheek ed? Hinting at something? Guessing if jorginho and barkley went then a replacement will come in.



19 Aug 2020 11:19:21
News today chelsea close to deal with Bayer, everything agreed with player but agreeing pay structure
So no actual update from 2/ 3 weeks ago,

Matt martin

1.) 19 Aug 2020 13:30:04
Thats been the case for the past month or so. Journalists are using very clever words to draw people in but in reality the situation remains the same. Fee yet to be agreed.



13 Aug 2020 21:45:07
Where have rumours come from about United hijacking havertz, they got Fernandes, why wouldn't they need havertz and surely there money would be going into the sancho deal, I'd like to think we don't need to as havertz deal is more finalising details but have we got 2nd option to havertz and who?

Matt martin

1.) 13 Aug 2020 21:59:57
It’s all rubbish IMO Matt.

I think the deal will be done very soon.

2.) 13 Aug 2020 23:12:57
I was hoping it would be done this week. Ed2 are you expecting the deal to go through or do you think there could be problems?

{Ed002's Note - It should be fine.}

3.) 14 Aug 2020 13:09:36
Thanks Ed.




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22 Jan 2021 12:27:37
Maybe frank won't be sacked, we set out to close the gap on liverool, this time last season we were 20 points away played a game more, would we of taken a 15points closure on them lol.

Matt martin



21 Jan 2021 23:45:33
Jody Morris liking a picture on Instagram, picture was of frank and the caption below was about playing under him giving it everything and it's what Frank done so it's what he deserves

Nice to see Jody on fold his arms and type, but do we think that frank and Jody etc aren't happy because they think players are not giving everything.

There was a question by another poster saying about do we think players have downed tools from frank, think we all agreed we didn't think so, not sure if Jody is publicly supporting his friend or taking a dog at players, either way it starts gossip,

Matt martin

1.) 21 Jan 2021 23:57:12
I think we all have a tendency to over evaluate this sort of thing Matt but I take your point about how the media will work it into some sort of internal battle.

Mind you as far as I know there could well be some sort of player, management conflict.



21 Jan 2021 21:26:23
Could one of the Ed's give any opinio / info i ralf rangnick, just read an article about his style philosophy. Problem with article was all about how good this worked and how good that worked and he does this and doesn't do that, didn't mention any problems with him, mentioned he likes 2 up top and wingers to come in narrow to support, talks about his pressing and pressing traps and high intensity and also how he is a lover of science snd stats and how he believes a counter attack should finish within 10 seconds, doesn't like possession for possession sake and likes to get from one end of pitch to other in as quickly as possible and is a blend of Sacchi and klopp?

Matt martin

{Ed001's Note - I don't think it really matters as I believe he is looking to move on from management now to be more of a director of football role to build a club/group of clubs isn't he? Pretty much like he is at RB.}

1.) 22 Jan 2021 07:59:44
He would be a fantastic Technical Director, with the right manager beneath him.
I think he was Germany’s earliest pioneer of pressing football. The list of managers that have adopted his style includes Klopp, Tuchel and probably all the top German coaches.

Like Ed said, he’s probably done his time in management now and is more behind the scenes.

I’d love us to bring him in as a TD above Frank, I think Frank and Chelsea could learn a lot. If not Frank than one of the young German coaches who share his philosophy.



21 Jan 2021 18:59:17
When's the next international break? Think that'll be when we part ways, give someone few weeks to come In get to know the place.

Matt martin

1.) 21 Jan 2021 19:20:11
Not sure about that Matt.

If they are going to make a change it should be sooner rather than later but if it is to happen, I think it will be at the end of the season.

The club can then review the season knowing that if they want a change it can be done with the offer of a long term contract.

2.) 21 Jan 2021 19:30:25
Loads rumours saying we don’t want an interim and will have to wait for naglesmann?

3.) 21 Jan 2021 20:01:49
For me Matt, if we are going to make a change that would be the time to do it.

Naglesmann seems to be the name on everyone’s Lips and obviously whoever our manager is he get my 100% support but let’s all understand a change does NOT guarantee success.

We don’t know but a change COULD also mean a slow on the introduction of academy players. On the other hand it could mean our young players progress better under a fresh coach.

The board/ Roman will have difficult choices to make IMO.

4.) 21 Jan 2021 21:17:27
I don't think the long term replacement will be until the end of season if needed
I think there could be interim if needed
If a long term replacement came in now and didn't get top 4 it would be seen as let's say not a goos start which wouldn't be ideal even though they would be starting on the back foot
And not having a go Tom just saying I couldn't care less if academy players come through if we are to remain at the top and roman has to buy from all over the world so be that academy stuff just saves money and if I'm not spending knock yourself out Mr abramovic
The most successful times we have ever had had 1 academy player in it that'll do me
That get the local young hero idealologyvi i think is dead as a lot of academy players are foreign which is great and not my point
I just think that old local hero thing is gone sadly the kid you could relate to the one from your area was a great thing no longer with us as most are millionaires b4 they get to first team and I can't relate to that lol
Anyway good win against Luton to talk about something positive and not the manager for a change.

5.) 21 Jan 2021 21:52:53
I’m not sure but I don’t think I made reference to any poster but I will address the points you make about introducing academy players.

Obviously your entitled to not care about bringing our young academy talent into the first team but by all counts that was the task set for Lamps.

Most fans were crying out for this to happen. The hope was this would also bring success and in his first season as manager Lamps by general agreement did better than expected by gaining a Champions League spot.

My guess is Lamps will be with us beyond early February but the only man who really knows is Roman and in the end it will be him who decides if the so called plan is working or if he wants to continue with it.

6.) 21 Jan 2021 22:53:29
Quite a risk to bring in someone without EPL management experience now with a C.V. affected fixture list and bo time to work with players, especially if they have had nonprior experience of managing in this league. Nagelsman may be brilliant but still very young and so quite a gamble even in the summer.?

7.) 21 Jan 2021 23:06:30
I agree JBS.

8.) 22 Jan 2021 00:13:59
Sorry gola I didn’t respond to your last comment about the Luton game.

YES, a good result would be nice and I guess I’m a bit like you, very bored with all the Lamps noise.




20 Jan 2021 18:57:41
If we were to part with frank would we look to someone out of work, or someone currently managing, obviously gossip is everywhere, tuchel naglesmann top names mentioned,

Matt martin

1.) 20 Jan 2021 22:11:59
Would hopefully consider Nagelsmann at least we know he would get the best out of Werner!

2.) 21 Jan 2021 01:51:51
Nagelsmann won’t be leaving mid season.

3.) 21 Jan 2021 12:11:31
I think that Chelsea have their sights on Nagelsmann this summer which means that Frank will last until the summer or we will have an interim manager aka Avram Grant.




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18 Jan 2021 15:41:20
Haaland. big strong fast, frank will have to accommodate around mount but would be a good DM.

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07 Jan 2021 18:44:45
Feel bad now for criticising him for not getting up,

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05 Jan 2021 20:24:43
Some are saying he wants him to partner zouma.

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05 Jan 2021 18:32:12
Frank just seems lost and doesn’t seem to have any answers, in game management, style tactics, pressing Man City like we do was comical and naive, the inexperience is really showing, taking about when his been in the dressing room, can’t even compare the leaders then to what we have now so that’s not going to help, BUT, rice would change us drastically and I was very against the signing previously, w/ kante not instead of,

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05 Jan 2021 14:49:03
If frank goes it should be someone who knows the league, we can’t have a bedding in period or anther transition period, that’s why I’d only be happy his replaced by Rogers or hassenhutt, the later preferably. Someone who knows how to get best out of what we got,

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22 Jan 2021 12:20:15
What if fans were letting there frustration know and boo’d, him and players, wouldn’t it be worse if he was boo’d off after a game.

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21 Jan 2021 19:30:25
Loads rumours saying we don’t want an interim and will have to wait for naglesmann?

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21 Jan 2021 12:59:07
Getting kepa and jorgingo sold for a good fee
will be marina’s greatest achievement.

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20 Jan 2021 16:55:34
I would be gutted, would be a massive kick in the teeth, He speaks so well but it’s not working, the reason and no1 reason I said I didn’t want him getting job n first place, I think he’d of done better with Steve Holland back,

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20 Jan 2021 15:18:41
Completely agree, we have no Ars****s in the team who will show that grit and fight, we’re to soft, I swear to god Costa enjoyed fighting with defenders as much as scoring, he needed them to give it to him and fire him up. We need to add some steel,

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