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06 Sep 2021 21:53:28
Jorginho a agent talking again about jorginho going back to Italy, Italy, and a dream move etc etc, be handy if he could actually move his player on and get decent fee, wants to talk to Italian clubs as much as the media,

Matt martin

1.) 06 Sep 2021 22:07:45
Agents have a duty to do the best for their client.

He could just as easily be after a new contract from us with higher wages by saying what he is saying. I treat it all as a silly game that all agents play!

2.) 07 Sep 2021 08:23:15
Don't get frustrated Matt. Whatever happens, I'm sure we will get the best outcome.

3.) 07 Sep 2021 10:53:39
A month ago he was talking about extending his contract which seems a more likely outcome.

4.) 07 Sep 2021 12:59:44
See how Saul does, move him on and in the summer get kantes successor. I get it’s his agents Job but it’s all the time, tell this rubbish to the club if it’s for negotiations, not talking about his players desire to go Italy, we’ve all had that desire for him at some point.



05 Sep 2021 20:28:22
Apparently Martinez and Beundia won't be available for Villa v us next week,

Matt martin

1.) 05 Sep 2021 21:55:03
They might be in prison at this rate never mind playing 😂.

2.) 05 Sep 2021 22:28:51
What a shambles and embarrassment,

3.) 06 Sep 2021 04:27:09
Obviously could be good news for us but this is exactly why clubs didn’t want to release their players. Ridiculous.



31 Aug 2021 18:20:55
Saul apparently DONE, enough time to get kounde?

Matt martin

1.) 31 Aug 2021 18:41:43
Good question!

2.) 31 Aug 2021 18:46:17
That would make this a pretty special window.

3.) 31 Aug 2021 18:51:31
Kounde deal is off apparently, at least in this window.



19 Aug 2021 19:12:05
A week and half left of window, gone really quiet, guessing we're working on departures. any news on Barkley / Bakyoko / emerson / alonso / drinkwater to name a few.

Matt martin

{Ed002's Note - You can consider Bakayoko, Emerson and Zapata gone. Alonso is not leaving and the club are looking to move on Barkley and Drinkwater - and some others.}

1.) 19 Aug 2021 19:22:53
Barkley is the one, so much ability, physically his a big bloke, quick for midfielder and can score goals, ticks every single box … except consistency/ attitude.

2.) 19 Aug 2021 21:10:16
Delighted to hear Alonso is staying.

3.) 19 Aug 2021 21:30:59
Alonso makes sense . Great Full. back . attacking positioning is great, only down fall is his pace.

4.) 19 Aug 2021 22:25:48
I would have preferred Emerson to stay and Alonso leave but we definitely don’t always get what we want.

Alonso now becomes the second best wing back in the Premiership. Hope he has a fantastic season.

5.) 20 Aug 2021 07:33:42
Tom, I prefer Alonso more. he's more suited to our system.
Eye for goal too and is a good set piece taker.

6.) 20 Aug 2021 09:21:18
It’s all about opinions Wheely. Lots of fans will agree with you but I’ve never rated his defending and I think we will all admit he is slow and if a player goes by him he is never going to recover.

On the plus side he takes a very good free kick and he does get into the oppositions box.

7.) 20 Aug 2021 10:50:15
The current formation plays to Alonso strengths and with a pacey left sided defender like Rudi he rarely gets exposed badly.
From a defensive perspective his height is a real asset.
But his real quality comes alive in the final third where he is a real goal threat and chance creator.

8.) 20 Aug 2021 12:17:43
Now he has potentially got a focal point to aim maybe he won’t check back as much and that can only speed up play.

I’m hoping it’s the same on the other side.

9.) 20 Aug 2021 13:24:11
Ed002, most if not all of these players you mentioned are departing on loan.

Surely, we need to start selling them sometime instead of perennially loaning them out?

{Ed002's Note - You have obviously missed a lot of what has gone on. Lots of players have already been sold - Tomori, Guehi, Simeu, Abraham, Livramento, Moses, Bate, etc.. A couple of others are just about gone.}

10.) 20 Aug 2021 18:52:21
We will never get rid of Drinkwater: he’s in the last year of a 100K a week contract: who would buy him or take his m on loan?

11.) 20 Aug 2021 19:56:05
Strangely Jimbo he was very good against Bournemouth in pre-season. I thought someone would take him on that performance.



12 Aug 2021 18:34:53
Ok, his in, he looks happy, he wants to be here and I'm buzzing. I want him and Werner together, I want to see werner running beyond him or making runs wide and lukaku bullying defenders in the box. You happy with the signing ed002?

Matt martin

{Ed002's Note - Yes but it is a very large fee for a 28 year old.}

1.) 12 Aug 2021 19:10:18
Not cheap, but IF he's the right player at the right club he could be perfect.

Interested to see what happens with Kane also. Cost / output / playing time / etc

One of the two will likely work out well.

2.) 12 Aug 2021 19:07:34
Without doubt Ed but my guess is if we win trophies over the next five years the club will perceive it as value!

3.) 12 Aug 2021 19:08:38
Absolutely Ed002, but I think we didn't have better choices.
The reported wage is mind-blowing as well.

4.) 12 Aug 2021 19:31:13
Anyway, I try not to think of transfer fee or total costs. I will leave that to the club work what it can and can’t afford.

If we carry on winning pots like we have throughout the Roman era, I’m happy.

5.) 12 Aug 2021 20:44:49
not our money. who cares lol. Let's hope he hits the ground running and hits last year's form:)

6.) 12 Aug 2021 22:34:33
just think Tom, if there was a transfer fee for good posters on these sites, u would be in the 100m range, and u are just over 28 years of age. But u would have to pretend to support city or united for a couple of years, before u finished your career back at chelsea, arriving on a free.

7.) 12 Aug 2021 22:46:54
Sid, couldn’t pretend to be a supporter of any other team although I’ve always had a strange liking for two of our local rivals. Fulham and Brentford.

Can’t wait for Saturdays game,

8.) 13 Aug 2021 09:34:09
Funny when I read about Tammy Abraham welcoming him (Lukaku) to Chelsea when he (Abraham) should be concentrating or thinking of how would leave Chelsea. Abraham doesn’t seem to have good advisers.

9.) 13 Aug 2021 10:10:23
What's funny about that Obinna? Tammy has been at Chelsea for a long time and he probably knows Lukaku since they were both very young.
It has nothing to do with Tammy's situation.

10.) 13 Aug 2021 14:18:14
Putting aside Tammy not wanting to extend his contract at the club I think his attitude has appeared to be very professional.

Good luck wherever he ends up.

11.) 14 Aug 2021 13:59:07
As a Chelsea supporter I welcome Lukaku back of course.

But £100m for a 28 year old plus extortionate wages seems wildly extravagant.

I do wish we had gone all out and paid £150m for Haaland - 5 year contract and we would have got our money back at least through his resale.

Lukaku is irredeemable money spent and just seems like bad business to me.




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16 Sep 2021 18:05:30
What do we think for Spurs game, I can't see touchel changing a winning formula, although last two games we haven't been as sharpe as we can, Spurs threat will be pace from wide because really Nuno plan will be counter attack, again I'd love to see a front two, not a game I want to see Saul start in and hoping kante is fit. Chillwell on paper suits this game as his quicker than alonso, James is he available? I think this game lays down a real marker for us, lukaku to continue his form and get a brace I think,

Matt martin

1.) 16 Sep 2021 18:47:54
I believe James has served his ban so can be picked. I think he will start because I assume Son will start for the Spuds.

I would like Chilwell to start but I wouldn’t be surprised to see Alonso start again.

I think Lukaku will give their CB’s a really tough game.

I want Kante to start but my guess is he will be on the bench.

2.) 16 Sep 2021 20:34:01
Spurs got any bans / injuries or any knocks from tonight’s game,

3.) 16 Sep 2021 21:26:47
They sure did Matt, unfortunately for them!

4.) 17 Sep 2021 11:14:43
I’d go:


Azpi Silva Rudiger

James Kovacic Jorginho Alonso

Nout Lukaku Havertz.

5.) 17 Sep 2021 12:34:23
I will go with a 3-4-1-2 formation:

* Mendy;

* T. Chalobah, Christensen, Rudiger;

* James, Kovacic, Jorginho, Chilwell;

* Mount;

* Lukaku, Havertz.

SUPER SUBS (if there's no need for unplanned/ early substitutions) :
- Kante
- Werner
- T. Silva.

# Alonso not suited to defend against the pace of Tottenham's attackers- hence I would leave him out.

# Azpilicueta showed some lethargic signs against Zenit, meaning he might not be optimal for this game- feel he deserves to be rested for this game.

6.) 17 Sep 2021 13:37:18

Azpi Christensen. Rudi

James Kante. Kova Alonso

Mount Lukaku Werner.

7.) 17 Sep 2021 15:51:16
Kante has to play if fit simple as, a half fit kante plays for me.

8.) 18 Sep 2021 12:40:47
Spurs will park the bus and try to hit us on the break with pace.

I still have nightmares about Alonso's slowcoach recovery against Spurs which led to a goal.

For the pace reason alone, I would play Chilwell instead of Alonso.

And against a parked bus defence Werner's pace is nullified.


Christensen Silva Rudiger

James Kante Jorginho Chilwell

Mount Havertz




15 Sep 2021 16:16:25
Poch really is under pressure already isn't he, trying to deflect PSG from being favourites and saying chelsea are team to beat, reigning champions and financially invested a lot more than PSG have.

Matt martin

1.) 15 Sep 2021 17:13:45
Poch could have insinuated one thing in that interview which could be true and that is: it will be an uphill task to blend PSG into a team, but I have to say that they still seem frightening team- even to Chelsea; but until then.



14 Sep 2021 18:58:19
Really thought chillwell and Werner would get some minutes.

Matt martin

1.) 14 Sep 2021 19:08:42
Looks like another striker is being marginalised.
I would have started both Chilwell and Werner.

2.) 14 Sep 2021 19:11:19
Yes lads I agree about Chilli and Timo, it won’t be long before Alonso cocks up.

3.) 14 Sep 2021 19:27:57
Just think werner would benefit from playing with a striker like lukaku and lukaku would benefit from someone making and pulling defenders away from him, ok in theory I suppose.

4.) 14 Sep 2021 23:07:52
Werner will get plenty of games through the season. He will not be “marginalised”.

5.) 15 Sep 2021 06:12:47
This the first time I have seen you criticise Tuchel, Strasbourg.

It would have been better if Chilly started the game, I agree. But Timo doesn't do really well against low block teams.
Also, TT said he would start players only by merit and only because they are doing well. Perhaps this is why we are seeing Alonso starting every game, he has played good overall.

6.) 15 Sep 2021 09:13:59
It's actually the 2nd criticism in 4 days!
I thought the team selection against Villa was reckless and particularly starting Saul after such a short period of adjustment.
I take the point about Werner against a low block but I am concerned we don't end up with another Abraham scenario.
What happens if Rom gets injured and Timo has been sitting on the bench for weeks?
Hopefully he starts against Spuds or Villa and Juve away.

7.) 15 Sep 2021 09:30:14
Oh yeah, that's right.

I actually agree with you on both points.
We don't see these guys in training and we don't know what actually goes through TT's mind, but I think you have made some valid points.

I thought Lukaku could use some rest at the end as well, having played 3 games in a row for us.

8.) 15 Sep 2021 10:25:14
We have only just started the season and I say again Werner will get plenty of game time.

From last nights game one of my big concerns and I’ve never seen it from him before, was how tired James looked in the last 15mins.

9.) 15 Sep 2021 12:51:22
What we know about Timo is that his pace causes problems for defences, he creates chances and he works hard for the team.
Neither Havertz, Mount or Ziyech have been upto much so far.
The intriguing thing is that he might find a bit of chemistry with Rom given the chance.
Whilst the Bayern Rumour maybe has no real foundation it wouldn't exactly surprise me if he is looking at his options.
I didn't and still don't understand Lampards treatment of Giroud or TT of Tammy unless it was a club directive.
Fingers crossed history isn't repeating itself for the third time.

10.) 15 Sep 2021 12:54:25
Until Werner starts scoring goals and missing open ones he can return to playing. But he's cost us so many points so I understand why he's not playing.



14 Sep 2021 16:31:11
Wonder if Saul gets another chance from the start tonight, will be slower and pressed less I imagine, give him chance to settle in.

Matt martin

1.) 14 Sep 2021 17:20:16
I would start him again tonight Matt.

2.) 14 Sep 2021 17:37:54
Me too TomB, I will start him again (but it seems he will do well with a player like Jorginho- next to him in the centre) but it’s all in TT’s hand.
Saul Niguez will do very well at Chelsea cos he’s got all the tools. Once he adjusts to the pace of the team (which won’t take time), he will be fine.

3.) 14 Sep 2021 18:49:27
100% start him in this game, alongside Jorginho.

4.) 14 Sep 2021 19:07:00
I would start him in the U23 after the Villa debacle.

5.) 14 Sep 2021 19:49:38
For goodness sake Strasbourg calm down about Saul, he had a dodgy start, it doesn’t make him a bad player. You should be more worried about Mount who has been bang average so far this season.

6.) 14 Sep 2021 19:56:05
Saving Chilly, Saul and Werner for the Spuds game!

7.) 15 Sep 2021 09:31:20
No way Saul starts against Spurs. I think it's more likely that he will start in our cup game.



13 Sep 2021 21:01:05
Would it be too much to ask for Neville snd carragher to give insight and tactical pointers or what and where teams / players go wrong rather than who's better Messi or ronaldo,

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07 Sep 2021 12:59:44
See how Saul does, move him on and in the summer get kantes successor. I get it’s his agents Job but it’s all the time, tell this rubbish to the club if it’s for negotiations, not talking about his players desire to go Italy, we’ve all had that desire for him at some point.

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05 Sep 2021 22:28:51
What a shambles and embarrassment,

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31 Aug 2021 19:45:33
Has he the ball quality, press resistant / creative, whenever I’ve seen athletico everyone just seems to be work horses. Left footed cm, so I’m happy,

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{Ed001's Note - he was an excellent attacking mid before Simeone worked on him. Plenty of ability on the ball, it was just not being used at Atleti. Honestly he is one of my favourite players.}



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31 Aug 2021 09:56:58
With both being Difficult will we go for another target or accept defeat and stick with what we have.

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{Ed002's Note - Chelsea will not buy for the sake of it.}



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30 Aug 2021 21:49:42
As frustrating as it is that we’ve targeted players who’ve not worked out ( possibly ) haaland Saul kounde etc, I hope we don’t buy for sake of it and settle for 3rd or 4th choice targets, club have done well moving players on snd that was always going to be a big task, thank you in advance Ed because tomorrow will be a busy one if your about to answer us,

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17 Sep 2021 12:38:48
Cost €70m to go to Napoli, can you imagine what they’d want, there apparently a nightmare to deal
Woth at best of times, kid looks look,

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16 Sep 2021 20:34:01
Spurs got any bans / injuries or any knocks from tonight’s game,

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16 Sep 2021 14:42:08
Silva isn’t long term, rudiger has proved his worth since Frank left, and like mentioned we will need to pay huge fee and wages anyway, get rudiger signed, and replace silva with colwell next year,

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15 Sep 2021 00:17:06
I’m smiling at the fact the raver was tuned in to the champions of Europe snd had the tv up nice a loud and was enjoying an atmosphere, a secret blue!

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14 Sep 2021 19:27:57
Just think werner would benefit from playing with a striker like lukaku and lukaku would benefit from someone making and pulling defenders away from him, ok in theory I suppose.

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