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16 Jun 2019 15:32:55
Read that Chelsea wouldn't release Sarri until a manger is in place at chelsea, so Ed's does that mean frank is all but done or is there a twist to this managerial positions at chelsea,

Matt martin

{Ed001's Note - Chelsea were always willing to let Sarri go if he wanted to go, just like they do with players. They don't hold staff to ransom. It has been a policy since Roman took over that they only want those who are happy to be there.}

1.) 16 Jun 2019 15:38:12
Makes sense, there still an shortlist / interview stage or is frank the one now,

{Ed001's Note - as far as I know, which is not from the Chelsea side so it could be wrong, Frank is the chosen man. Certainly Derby are worried about losing him.}

2.) 16 Jun 2019 15:45:54
And also. Any sign of chelsea wanting the ban frozen to add anyone or they accepted and will go ahead with current players plus young loanees integrated into squad.

{Ed001's Note - I don't know what's happening there, it is between directors and lawyers, everything in the press is pure speculation. I would assume it comes down to whether or not Chelsea feel they will win. It is difficult to tell for sure.}

3.) 16 Jun 2019 15:51:35
Cheers ed for responses, hopefully additions can be made. Think frank will need some match winners, When Sarris tactics and plan A wasn’t working he had hazard to get us over the line, frank won’t have that so I think he will beee some help,

{Ed001's Note - it might help to have the players not rely on one player so much though. Liverpool were the same with Coutinho but the team lifted so much once he left and they stopped looking to him it was much better.}

4.) 16 Jun 2019 16:18:00
Agree but Liverpool had a CF who does the dirty work in pressing and dropping and links play who also scores and mane and salah either side, we have Giroud and an aging Willian / Pedro, and hoping Pulisic can hit the ground running and adding to that a manager who we don’t know how he will get on just the face the fans will back him even when / if things aren’t going well, it’s almost as if we’re starting the season expecting it to be poor but ktrying to keep fans onside,

{Ed001's Note - it was more that the players stopped looking to others than it is was about who was there mate. It was the same when Gerrard left too, the team actually played better as a team.}

5.) 16 Jun 2019 16:19:26
Plus Liverpool invested the coutinho money in VVD and Allison which ultimately made the difference in previous seasons, we can’t with hazard money which is a double blow.

{Ed001's Note - Allison only came in for last season, Coutinho effectively left the season before due to his feigning injury and playing up for most of the first half of the season before leaving in Jan. Honestly it did help bringing in van Dijk but you have 40 players (or however many it is) to come back from loan that could have a similar effect. Pulisic is a major talent too, he could be just as influential in time as Hazard.}

6.) 16 Jun 2019 16:35:04
Really looking forward to seeing Pulisic, his direct a work horse,

7.) 16 Jun 2019 17:20:12
Matt, it is true Liverpool did invest in a keeper and centre half but it could be argued that we have already made those investments in the last two windows.

Also, if some of our brighter loan players are in the squad they have a chance to impress the new manager in training and then matches.

8.) 16 Jun 2019 17:50:30
Those positions were examples, we need a few additions but ultimately we need a world class striker that we could again be without, and same for a world class midfielder who can contribute to goals, or a left back who doesn’t wish he was a winger, Liverpool lost a player and invested in were they needed to, we don’t have that luxury, Zouma / James etc may help with some depth but we lack goals,

9.) 16 Jun 2019 18:05:08
I agree about the lack of a goal scorer but it’s looks to me as if we will have Giroud, Tammy and Michy as our choices.

We will win the Premiership easy, NO worries!

10.) 16 Jun 2019 18:18:52
Obviously we will win it but it’s going to be a problem scraping 1-0’s with no goals, Giroud is a back up, Michy gets loaned out and doesn’t even become a guaranteed starter anywhere, and Tammy is ok I’m championship. let’s be very clear there’s a bit of a difference.

11.) 16 Jun 2019 18:57:47
This is the time of the year when I hope every Chelsea supporter, like you and me Matt, truly believe we win next seasons Premiership.

I also believe, we have to except that it’s unlikely we will ask for the ban to be postponed. If we do that, we are left with opportunities for some of our better loan players being given a chance to stake a claim for first team football.

I think adding them to our current squad and with a better work ethic from every player we will win the Premiership comfortably.

12.) 18 Jun 2019 01:10:22
Great replies ed001. Informative and friendly 🙂.

13.) 20 Jun 2019 08:40:07
As above Ed's really appreciate your replies/ input. Just a thought and looking for peoples and Ed's opinions. We had IMO the beast of a centre forward, perfectly suited to the EPL in Diego, apparantly not wanted by Athelico now. Yes, he may be a little delicate off the field, and on field wasn't what Conte obviously wanted, however I still think he's the centre forward we need back.
If appointed I think Lampard would get the very best out of him.
Straight swap for Morata, couldn't be happier.
As for the potential appt of Frank, yes, I agree with some posters out there, possibly a year or two too soon, however, what people don't take into account is Lampards high intelligence and the respect he would have from current players, many of which have played alongside him.
Hopefully if appointed he gets time (at Chelsea, yeah right lol) to create a culture within the club rather than a "win everything or your'e gone" attitude that our more recent "fans" seem to buy into.
I welcome yor comments.

{Ed001's Note - I think you would not recognise the Costa of now. Last time I saw him he had piled on the pounds and was back to being the 'not giving a toss' Costa. Someone like him at his best, perfect, but he is never going to be at his best for more than a couple of months at a time.}



09 Jun 2019 15:45:52
Chelsea have filed for ban to be frozen with CAS and expect to be able to operate in window - Marcotti.

Matt martin

1.) 09 Jun 2019 16:00:31
I assume, if it’s true, they have done it for a reason. Let’s hope it’s the centre forward.

2.) 09 Jun 2019 16:05:54
Moussa Dembélé or Seb Haller would be good choices probably. We've always done well with a strong forward to hold up the ball and occupy the CBs. Haller would fit that role perfectly.

Moussa Dembélé is more all around but I've read he's really good with his back to goal play as well. I'd take either in a heartbeat.

3.) 09 Jun 2019 16:10:46
It’ll be interesting if you’re right Matt. I’d immediatly go in for Nicolas Pepe, an Ivorian from Lille is the best of both worlds 😉.

4.) 09 Jun 2019 16:11:11

That's not what Marcotti said. It's on the podcast / TV Show.

He assumes that chelsea are hoping for a ban, and he offers an arguement. But he does not say that Chelsea have appealed.

5.) 09 Jun 2019 16:13:46
I’d take Moussa, we wanted him from Fulham before Celtic, quick natural finisher, young too, Moussa Haller Giroud would offer is everything and selling morata Michy Abraham would surely make it cost affective?

6.) 09 Jun 2019 16:36:24
Oh apologies, saw a quote on social media, I presumed it’d been a snippet but didn’t realise it was wrong, and yeah nicolas Pepe should be no1 target. Can take on and runs in behind and cuts in from left onto right foot. makes sense, a player like Moussa who’d attack 6 yard box be good too.

7.) 12 Jun 2019 22:42:53
So much for that. eh?



25 May 2019 20:05:06
There are actually social media journos claiming Sarri to Juve is done with details of the compensation to Chelsea. Ed's what is going on, surely if some truth in this Sarri and Juve would wait u til after Europa league final.

Matt martin

{Ed001's Note - it is certainly not done, Juve have been chasing Pochettino.}

1.) 25 May 2019 20:23:54
Have Chelsea got targets / person in place to take over, hopefully jive get Poch, would be great for them and bad for spurs,

{Ed001's Note - I am sure they will have people in mind just in case.}

2.) 25 May 2019 20:39:03
Always something with Chelsea hey, little unrelated by loads about United almost wrapping up De Ligt. if of loved Chelsea to be in for him but thought he’d made mind up with Barca,

{Ed001's Note - he does not convince me at all. Easy to look a good defender in Holland, but he is slow and positionally I do not like what I see of him.}

3.) 25 May 2019 20:56:20
Strangely Ed001, I agree with you. People rave about him, but apart from charisma and really good leadership qualities I don't see the superstar top class CB there.

Good talent for sure, but if United are offering him 250k or more in wages they're mad. Much better CBs out there in my opinion.

{Ed001's Note - exactly mate, a good leader but he lacks the ability to take that leadership into the Prem I think.}

4.) 25 May 2019 21:20:48
You take maguire over him then ed? We conceded a lot of crosses / goals, Christensen isn’t aggressive enough. Luiz possibly lesser playing time, HM would add some steel next to rudi,

{Ed001's Note - god no he is positionally inept.}

5.) 26 May 2019 08:05:24
I suppose we'll see that soon, Ed, as it does really appear that United will once again blow other clubs out of the water with the fees and wages they offer. Doesn't surprise me either as Raiola loves sending his clients to United apparently.

Though I'm not that bothered with De Ligt going there. I'd be more worried if they got guys like Upamecano, Romagnoli, Tag, Varane etc.



14 May 2019 21:12:46
David ornstein ( reliable regarding arsenal ) said If we can sign players we're interested in zaha and Ryan sessegnon.

Matt martin

1.) 14 May 2019 22:14:46
Sessegnon will go to Sours so not that reliable.

2.) 14 May 2019 23:26:28
If the ban stands then Chelsea will trigger the extension in Giroud's contract and look to recall Batshuayi or Abraham.

If the ban is lifted then we are likely to find out in July leaving it bang in the middle of the transfer window.

Chelsea are very much interested in Coutinho as a potential Hazard replacement. Asensio and Zaha are aalso mentioned.

There is also interest in Cavani for the striker position. PSG looking to sell him due to his recent fall out with Neymar.

Personally I would settle for Coutinho and Cavani. Coutinho is a proven player, he is still young and on form is world class. He is the ideal haaard replacement for me.

3.) 14 May 2019 23:47:20
David Ornstein is of BBC so the source could be reliable but Ryan Sessegnon's interest doesn't make sense.

4.) 15 May 2019 02:21:58
Cavani would go into sane bracket as shevchenko falcao patio and Higuaín, a once world class striker wring end of career,

5.) 15 May 2019 05:49:34
Agree with you Matt, cavani and Coutinho are not the answers,
we have to think long term as well.

And will need a strong defender as priority.
I don't think christensen is there yet and needs more time. Zouma also needs another season on loan, im still not convinced.

would pick costa over cavani
zaha is a good candidate but still raw

hazards replacement will be hard to find . we should work on getting the whole team stronger rathere than look for one player who can make the difference.

RLC will have a next season where we will know if he can be a Lampard for us.

What we need is a Leader . i still can't see a strong candidate in our team at the moment.

6.) 15 May 2019 11:52:40
Coutinho is best as a number 10 we don’t play that so it’s a waste of money. Sabe, Ziyech or Pepe should be our marquee if it’s frozen along with Jovic. Zaha is selfish and not a team player.

7.) 15 May 2019 11:53:01
Cavani is a massive no. Coutinho is in poor form and suits a system mainly as a #10 so a big no. We need young hungry players. Zaha is selfish and all himself.

Jovic, Sane or Pepe for RW, Romagnoli (A Leader for CB) and Chilwell for LB would be my options.

8.) 15 May 2019 17:04:43
Agree, coutinho is a 10 and if we were to change and get a ten why spend double the money that we could get fekir for, we need a player who can play wide and score, Pepe Ziyeck sane, but also a striker, we all want jovic. then a midfielder who can play in a 3 but score goals, Bruno Fernandes, Kai havertz, Van De Beek, someone like that.

9.) 15 May 2019 19:29:26
Unpopular opinion here, but I would actually think Zaha would be a wonderful signing. got to say that I haven't seen Cavani so much the last year, but I really love him as a striker, and really he can't be worse than any of what we've got. Also, I think Coutinho might be a decent signing. None of us really know if Pepe would make it in the PL, but Coutinho has proven so much here.

10.) 15 May 2019 19:56:26
I also think that Zaha would fit really well. He'd have to work hard in the press mind.

11.) 15 May 2019 23:11:20
When talking about a 'lack of leader', can someone answer why David Luiz is never mentioned as a possible. Yes, he can be a bit hot-headed, but he is passionate, committed and, unlike Azpi, is not afraid to voice his concerns on the pitch.



13 May 2019 20:02:26
" lots of different but very reliable sources are all claiming after Europa league hazard will be announced as fee of around £100m agreee ".

Matt martin

1.) 13 May 2019 22:07:54
I wanted him to stay but I’m now so bored with the whole situation I just want it all over and done with asap!

2.) 14 May 2019 08:17:28
Said that a year ago Tom mate just say your going everyone knows all this cloak and dagger stuff is tedious
Even if they haven't agreed terms if hazard just said I would love to go to real but waiting on clubs agreeing I'd be happy enough with that
But all this I will decide after europa league final I have told Chelsea of my decision and I will let fans know then bore off.

3.) 14 May 2019 08:20:45
Nothing will be announced anyway till after EL final.

But indeed, I want the situation to be clear as soon as possible as well. The club need to know where it stands and which players are needed.

Just praying we don't actually buy Coutinho to replace him.

4.) 14 May 2019 09:37:41
It his not for him to say what he wants just because we are asking him to . many factors need to be considered and it has to be in agreement with the us (his current club) and his futyre club.

I think the club knew Hazard's decision last summer window and we asked him to stay another year, which he did.
Fair play . he is chelsea thru n thru and am happy for his services for us and wish him well in Madrid.

Thank you Hazard. KTBFFH.

5.) 14 May 2019 11:27:20
If he was Chelsea thru and thru he wouldn't be leaving.

6.) 14 May 2019 11:56:15
I know he's only got 1 year left on his deal but £100m still seems like not very much given the likes of Dembele and Coutinho went for a fair bit more.

7.) 14 May 2019 12:10:00
Just to be clear Matt, I read €100m not £100m- which is it?

8.) 14 May 2019 13:28:13
All of this seems a bit silly - it is obvious he is going or he would have signed a new contract by now. And good luck to him - he has done us proud.

I have heard 100m euros (£86m) - about right with only a year left on contract.

Jackson, I totally agree about Coutinho - please no. James Rodriquez at £35m or Coutinho at £100m? No contest.

9.) 14 May 2019 15:49:27
Probably € mate rather than pounds, €100 - I’d put that on no more than a 2 players, buy class not squad fillers, have loanees for that who are capable, morata and Bakyoko money in I’d imagine €80 for pair? Willian possibly too, Zappacosta? Moses fee? Drinkwater Cahill leaving. We could have income of region of £220m ish - plus back in champions league, Sarri says 1/ 2 players but I bet be more like 3/ 4 plus 2 loanees back, possibly 6 additions to a a team is a lot, ore season and early business ( CAS APPEAL ) is vital.

10.) 14 May 2019 17:25:25
I don't think Coutinho and Hazard are the same kind of player (in terms of their role on the pitch) but Leroy Sane (if he was to be available) is more similar in role to Hazard than Coutinho. But I will honestly want to have Coutinho in the squad if Hazard leaves. So if CAS were to rule in Chelsea's favour, I will rather spend Hazard's cash and cash from another sale (which is a left sided midfielder) on a midfielder with goals (like Bruno Fernandes or Coutinho) and Leroy Sane (whom is a winger/ attacking midfielder)
If a midfielder like Bruno Fernandes or Coutinho was to come in, that could mean Ross Barkley will have to go; cos I think Sarri will prefer to play such midfielder on the left side of midfield- where Loftus Cheek and Barkley plays (in that case, I preferably will want Ross Barkley gone in such a situation) .
In conclusion, I will sell Hazard and Barkley and replace both of them with Leroy Sane (if Mancity would sell) and Bruno Fernandes (or Coutinho) .

11.) 14 May 2019 20:56:07
Ppl make me laugh everyone shouting for Hudson odoi to play now asking for sane.
I would really like to see odoi given the no 10 and just let him play.
Pocket the 100mil euro or pound which ever it is and buy a top top class striker.

Let the midfield be loftus cheek kante jorginho, subs Barkley and mount.

12.) 15 May 2019 00:09:27
Hazard's shoe is so big- that it can swallow a Hudson Odoi, besides Odoi's injury at the moment is quite serious and many players don't come back from it the same (he has to be recovered gradually and getting him back to top form could take a while) .
Besides, I have never seen Hudson Odoi as a replacement for Hazard cos if we must advance after the sale of a great player like Hazard, we need someone that is proven, young and has room for improvement which is a Leroy Sane (that is if CAS favours us and Mancity is willing to sell) . A good example is replacing Courtois with good player like Kepa.
Hudson Odoi will have to be at his best for 3 years to be able to replace Hazard; at the moment, I think Hudson Odoi can replace Pedro or Willian.
Pocket Hazard's money without any capable replacement lined up will mean setting yourself up to fail.

13.) 15 May 2019 08:01:51
If its possible my midfield (in Sarri's 4-3-3 formation) for next season is Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic, Loftus Cheek, Bruno Fernandes (or Coutinho) . I will sell Ross Barkley.

14.) 15 May 2019 21:00:10
You say he will have to be at his best for 3 years lmfao but you won't play him thank God you ain't our manager.
Give the boy a chance to become a man if it doesn't work then look else where.
Just does my head in people shouting for odoi then not wanting to give him a chance.

15.) 16 May 2019 08:03:25
None of us here is the manager, all we do comment, wish and hope. I don't and can't decide Hudson Odoi's future (and offcourse every right thinking Chelsea fan wants Hudson Odoi to stay at Chelsea and get a chance) .
I have never said that Hudson Odoi shouldn't be given a chance at Chelsea; Is Hudson Odoi good enough to be one of our wingers at the club? I think 100% YES, but I don't think his ability and experience level at the moment can replace Hazard's. Presently, he isn't as good as Hazard- when Hazard joined the club some years back from Lille and he still isn't as good as Hazard at the moment, so why should I see him as being able to replace Hazard? I think the club needs a bigger and better player than Hudson Odoi to replace Hazard if we must be a better team- (post Hazard's departure) .




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26 Jun 2019 17:45:59
PSG " apparently " agreed £18m for Sarabia from Valencia. we were linked to him in January. price thrown around then was much much much higher., I thought he was more a goalscoring midfielder rather than left winger.

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1.) 26 Jun 2019 17:54:54

2.) 26 Jun 2019 18:02:47
Not the kind of signing I want from Chelsea- now that Hazard has been sold. So good luck to him.



24 Jun 2019 17:30:49
From what I've read, the ban being frozen has no impact on the appeal / punishment, it's a two window ban, if we win the appeal it'll be less or nothing. If we fail in appeal it'll be a two window ban. Not sure why we wouldn't attempt to sign players and give frank Jody and Petr a hand because we are going to need all the help we can. We tie one hand behind there back before they've started, downside is teams will increase asking price,

Matt martin

1.) 24 Jun 2019 17:51:59
It's a legal issue, so I hope you got your information from a lawyer.

2.) 24 Jun 2019 19:05:01
Is it just me that don’t care about this transfer ban? It’s beginning to be as annoying as the hazard will he won’t he saga. We ain’t really signed anyone decent for a long time anyway.

3.) 24 Jun 2019 19:14:03
I agree blinky!

4.) 24 Jun 2019 21:02:49
I care. We have had trouble scoring with hazard morata Higuain Giroud, now we going with Giroud Michy and Tammy., and your not bothered. Just compare Tammy Michy and Giroud to salah firminho mane, sane aguero sterling, son sterling Ali, even Lacazetfe Aubameyang. all got goals in there, plus these teams will be adding to there starting 11. On top of them all having the same manager so better prepared in that way.

5.) 24 Jun 2019 22:36:30
Don't bother too much or you will be called negative. 'all will be fine'.



17 Jun 2019 21:08:25
Lampard has said previously that kante is the best midfielder in the world, Sarri said that jorginho can't play in a two man midfield. what do we think of that / Ed's? Could those to pair up in a two? On paper it surely works. Once with interceptions and ball possession, other with defensive security and breaking forward?

Matt martin

{Ed001's Note - seems ideal to me.}



16 Jun 2019 18:54:48
Sort of chelsea related but contes inter v Sarri Juve is going to be a great battle, I'm hoping for inter to break Juve dominance,

Matt martin

1.) 16 Jun 2019 20:32:39
I'm with you there Matt. Could be the best Serie A season for ages.

2.) 16 Jun 2019 21:48:02
Do not forget Ancelotti at Napoli ;)

3.) 17 Jun 2019 03:38:55
Think i'll be watching a lot more football from the other leagues next season. As you say Serie A will be exciting to watch, especially if Inter continue to do good business. But also seeing how Hazard performs in La Liga will be rather exciting, definitely don't like Madrid but i'll always be a fan of Hazard and him matching up against Messi will be a joy to watch! .

4.) 17 Jun 2019 12:48:01
I’ll be buzzing to see hazard, just don’t think the Madrid fans deserve him or will appreciate him. Carlo at Napoli too, forgot that, I prefer Carlo as a manager but think conte and inter will be the ones to watch.



15 Jun 2019 18:32:29
obviously only stories but with Liverpool linked to fekir Pepe Werner Ziyech and United links to anyone And everyone, city are city, spurs linked now to ndombele and us in our situation we could really fall behind, so worrying as a fan, teams around us either pulling away or catching up, add to that a manger learning his trade, great read by Ed about lamps too, apart from a the odd idiot commenting.

Matt martin

1.) 15 Jun 2019 18:59:39
I’m that worried Matt.

I wanted Conte and Sarri to stay but I’m sure the club will choose a manager who can lead us on to more trophies.

Whoever that manager is he will get my and I’m sure the vast majority of supporters 100% backing!

2.) 15 Jun 2019 19:14:58
That’s a bit of my concern Tom, chelsea are appointing someone who will be supported and get backing by the fans, that doesn’t mean they are right man for the job. Our squad was so far behind the others and the gap will increase, fifa should of banned us from signing youth players if that was what we done wrong, then to allow us only to sign youth players is bizarre,

3.) 15 Jun 2019 19:25:11
Matt, that should read “I’m NOT that worried”.

4.) 15 Jun 2019 19:41:58
UEFA and FIFA being associated with the word bizarre sounds pretty accurate.

My theory is, if we take the ban we will be making new signings albeit this will mean utilising some loan players.

If we sign three more players we have NO guarantees how they will perform in the Premiership in the same way we have no guarantees about James, Tammy, Mount or others will perform. I just can’t see what’s different other than we are potentially giving home grown players a chance to perform and impress.




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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 .

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17 Jun 2019 18:12:54
Praying they get ban froze and get frank off to a good start, rathe a two window ban after a window than before.

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17 Jun 2019 12:46:40
Steve Holland needed, hopefully frank has the sense to invite on board,

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16 Jun 2019 18:18:52
Obviously we will win it but it’s going to be a problem scraping 1-0’s with no goals, Giroud is a back up, Michy gets loaned out and doesn’t even become a guaranteed starter anywhere, and Tammy is ok I’m championship. let’s be very clear there’s a bit of a difference.

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16 Jun 2019 17:50:30
Those positions were examples, we need a few additions but ultimately we need a world class striker that we could again be without, and same for a world class midfielder who can contribute to goals, or a left back who doesn’t wish he was a winger, Liverpool lost a player and invested in were they needed to, we don’t have that luxury, Zouma / James etc may help with some depth but we lack goals,

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26 Jun 2019 13:26:53

I hope so, just not good at moment seeing jovic, rodrygo ndombele de Ligt all linked or close to moves and we standing still. BUT like mention we have Petr role and Lampard to sort and get in place before anything else.

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25 Jun 2019 16:25:12
Ok no worries, was meaning why not push for ban to be frozen until appeal heard,

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{Ed002's Note - I understand Matt, thanks. As I said, I don't want to get in to that.}



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25 Jun 2019 16:04:31
No I don’t mean sign players who can’t play, I mean from what I read and posted perviously, article by Jake Cohen that fifa rejecting Chelsea having ban frozen until appeal heard and determined would be a big big surprise. Why don’t chelsea ask for ban to be frozen, have a window to be able to register players and wait for results of appeal. The punishment is a two window ban either way, why not give us one window to prepare? Unless I’m mistaken on ban being frozen being possible.

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{Ed002's Note - I am not sure I understand the first sentence. I don't want to go into the rest of it Matt.}



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25 Jun 2019 15:27:26
Ed why wouldn’t Chelsea not try and sign players with ban frozen, they’ve either lose appeal and have two window ban or win appeal and no punishment, surely nothing to lose in at least giving frank and staff all the help they can, considering we have lost hazard and in need of a striker, unless ban being frozen isn’t possible,

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{Ed002's Note - Because it is a particularly stupid thing to do. Or maybe it will turn out as well as Aleix Vidal and Turan at Barcelona - how many players are going to be willing to have their careers disrupted by a year of not playing?}