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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.



09 Aug 2020 23:03:24
"Chelsea defence is a mess"
"'They lack leaders "
"Too many individual mistakes"
"Collectively not good enough "

* Chelsea want John stones

Survey this is a non starter. I mean he is literally and English luiz, good on the ball, has a mistake in him almost every game,
We need a leader, not someone who is a child but can't play ahead of two holding midfielders in defence.

Matt martin

{Ed0666's Note - Even I wouldn’t wish John Stones on you lot and I can’t tolerate Chelsea at the best of times

1.) 10 Aug 2020 08:33:13
Seeing headlines like stones to fix Chelsea’s leaking defence, nearly fell over. These people get paid to write about football too,

2.) 10 Aug 2020 09:57:20
Honestly, I share your pain- if truly the headlines like ‘Chelsea linked with John Stones’ is authentic, it gives me the feeling that nothing has changed (and we will still struggle to get results) .
The way I see it, if the club wants to raise cash for their transfer budget exclusively by players sale alone from this window then it will take the team 4 to 5 years to correct the problems in the team that is if the good players in the team don’t loose patience and decides to leave and if the other teams don’t continue investing into their squad. Let’s have it at the back of our minds that good players like Kai, Werner, Ziyech, Pulisic etc will be hungry for trophies and if they can’t get those trophies- will look to leave; consequently, that means investing in good players will ultimately mean the club has to keep investing in good players to make the team better (which means money) or risk loosing the ones that have already been acquired.
I feel that if the club wants to get it right quickly, the club has got to take some losses on certain players and invest heavily on their replacements, i pray though that the club finds a way around it.

{Ed002's Note - You misunderstand about players sales - the club had raised in excess of £175M already. You would do best to ignore the finances.}

3.) 10 Aug 2020 11:00:04
If you feel to put us out of our misery and please give us an update on the GK Defence . i / we woud immensely appreciate it


{Ed002's Note - Why would I do that - you know what will happen.}

4.) 10 Aug 2020 11:53:56
I am only surprised you haven't been getting stick about Midfield and the Forward positions as well Ed002!

5.) 11 Aug 2020 12:46:53
Ed, is that total include Morata and Eden hazard?

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}



04 Aug 2020 17:19:47
Ed on european page when asked about van de Beek, you mentioned Chelsea were approached about the player, was there anymore to that, or would he be an option to havertz if that didn't go ahead or just nothing in it.

Matt martin

{Ed002's Note - No, there is zero interest.}

1.) 04 Aug 2020 17:52:59
Cheers for response Ed, hope your well and nice and busy,




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20 Sep 2020 18:54:24
Carragher and redknapp drooling over Henderson's pass, view from behind was he had a 30 yard gap between CB's and 40 yards between cb and kepa . think only midfielders who couldn't make that pass would be our 3.

Matt martin

1.) 20 Sep 2020 18:59:58
Was more clever play from Sane, ball was alright.

I thought Havertz might play deeper and be our man to thread a pass but at the mo looks like Lamps fancies him further forward. Maybe with time, and the other players back and in the team, that's where he will be.

2.) 20 Sep 2020 19:33:42
Carragher and Redknapp are a total joke IMO. It’s like watching Scouser TV.



20 Sep 2020 18:22:57
93 minutes snd werner is still working his backside off. superb attitude.

Matt martin



20 Sep 2020 18:03:59
Frank set out for a draw, scared to commit forward. Havertz out of position, individual mistakes. Mount is a Lampard favourite and Is untouchable, rudiger left out and christensen now out for 3 games, silva is coming in under pressure, ziyech will change this whole team, werner creating out of nothing again too, superstar, Jorginho couldn't even score the penalty, pathetic,

Matt martin

1.) 20 Sep 2020 18:06:24
The Mount over CHO is a strange one for me but I guess it’s about discipline when you play a team like Liverpool.

2.) 20 Sep 2020 18:11:14
Discipline is great, a winger playing as a winger shows you want to win a game, if jose played a hard working player wide rather than fast exciting player he’d be called negative, shouldn’t be any different, we got kante kovecic Jorginho as a 3 in midfield, the most un creative trio, least kante offers something, disaster of a day,

3.) 20 Sep 2020 18:13:49
I agree with you Tom about discipline. Mount is a great player but playing out of position is never good.

4.) 20 Sep 2020 18:20:00
Mount in for his work rate But I would have been tempted to start with CHO on the right OG central and Timo on left. Havertz behind them. But we set out to hold and frustrate and hit them on hit them on the break I guess.

5.) 20 Sep 2020 18:34:38
I agree where our players were playing today looked a bit weird, I too would have played OG with others off him.

All the chat about CHO grinds me a bit tho, what has he done besides a few glimpses of quality in the Sarri season? He seems lazy and like he has an attitude, on top of that his of field antics are a joke. Totally see why he is where he is.

Thought we set up to nick a 1-0 and when Christensen went off (who was playing well) it was over as a game really.



20 Sep 2020 17:49:52
Lampard keeps picking kepa, we all know his a liability, 1-0 ten men and does that, laughable really, only positive is we have quality to come in,

Matt martin

1.) 20 Sep 2020 18:02:17
Another positive Matt, Kante never deserves to be on a losing side!

2.) 20 Sep 2020 18:10:42
Kante would probably not be on the losing side if he was played in his correct position!



19 Sep 2020 18:06:32
Klopp : were not like other clubs we do things differently.
* spent half a billion ad LFC boss
* selling academy player to buy proven players
This is football now and isn't a problem and issue or anything to usually mention, but Klopp needs to remember he wasn't near the league title until £75m cb and £75m gk £30m Fabinho £55m keita, there recruitment has been superb, just needs to keep quiet talking about teams like Chelsea and Man City spending, I see us at the Klopp phase where salah and mane came in, we're in right direction, but it won't be until next year we've bedded and dealt with gk cb issues. Gutted we're not facing them after a run of games and at full strength, pulisic is big miss and ziyech is one I'm really excited about,

Matt martin

{Ed0666's Note - well excuse me Martin you’re not comparing apples to apples my friend. Yes Klopp has spent money probably nigh on half a billion smackaroonies but pails into insignificance when you compare it to the 2billion you boys have spent.

Yes he spent money to achieve success but it was a necccarry evil to compete. His preferred method is to succeed via coaching and unearthing gems. As for selling academy players Hoever was sold because he had no imminent path to the first team in sight that’s fair play. And let’s not talk about selling youth and academy players for financial gain because you are the world champions at that.

By the way fact check. Alison wasn’t 75 million, Fab wasn’t 30 million and Keita wasn’t 55 million.

Enjoy you’re weekend.

1.) 19 Sep 2020 18:53:17
Well that's one way to look at things but you guys just dropped 30M€ on Thiago and 45M£ on Jota, after Kolpp said Liverpool didn't have any money and after he said their club is different etc etc.
Meanwhile we spent the money we saved through sells, basically we spent the amount of 3 windows in 1 window.
In the duration that you said we spent 2 billions we have been the most successful English team with a net spend in the positive or near it.

Also I think it's good to mention that we were the only team in England that kept all our employers on full pay and helped NHS financially. Something your billioner owner didn't do.

2.) 19 Sep 2020 19:35:00
Klopps a great manager but he don’t half talk a lot of s**t! You’ve just got to take everything he says with a pinch of salt because 90% of the time it’s a load of rubbish!

3.) 19 Sep 2020 19:51:49
That’s what I’m saying 0666, it is part and parcel, and although you guys were first to spend a billion without winning the league and invested ( and invested well ) is fine, but it’s his comments as if he brings through the youth and doesn’t spend. This talk of being a deferent club, but your not, your apparently cashing in on a youth player to get a 29 year old in, Jota I’m pushing back Harvey Elliot, so Klopp needs to come away from the comments and say it how it is, it’s funny how this window it’s roman splashing the cash yet you boys are investing the countinho money and other revenues, media seem to forget hazard morata Palisc money has funded this, not roman signing personal cheques,

{Ed0666's Note - I think Klopps comments alluded to the fact/notion that we spend within our means and don’t have oligarchs or sovereign funds propping us up. Let’s just agree to disagree chum because we’re gonna get bogged down in semantics and before we know it well have bought the title again.

4.) 19 Sep 2020 20:33:18
Two days ago you had less money that Burton Albion, sure they’d love to splash €60m on couple players, like I say, teams need to invest and need not only players to suit system but with that quality to make a difference, Liverpool’s owners are as rich as roman, there’s no hiding from fact he bought us from brink to one of best in Europe or at least to the top table, it’s just the comments he makes commenting on us and city, Klopp needs to stop pretending he raises these kids from birth and buys like other teams that to win, anyway, score prediction against an injury hit Chelsea lol.

5.) 19 Sep 2020 21:34:46
I’m not a fan of Mr Klopp.

I find him just as annoying as Jose.

He has done a good job with the Scousers and I think he should just focus on managing his own club and it’s transfer policy.

Those of us who look at other sites have read the Eds comments about Mr Klopps behaviour in the transfer market.

I may be wrong but I think he was called a “cheat”!

6.) 19 Sep 2020 22:05:03
Agreed Matt, "those in glass houses" and that. You can't take away from Liverpool how good they where last season, but come on, if you want to win, you have to invest. Facts and figures aside, if Liverpool didn't get VVD and Alisson across the line, then they would not of won anything. Same as City and their investment, as with MU under Fergie (in the later stages (Van Persie) ) and us in recent years. No doubt they are on the crest of a wave and will probably get 3 points tomorrow, but come on Jürgen and Ed666, take it for what it is. We have a successful businessman as an owner who is grasping an opportunity in the market, you would do the same and have in a way "enter Thiago and Jota bye bye Brewster and Wilson".

Matt's comments were not a personal dig, but mere facts.

7.) 19 Sep 2020 22:08:02
Why is my reply to 0666 not being posted? Not abusive, doesn't have bad language?

{Ed018's Note - I left it for him in case he wanted to comment. He hasn’t looked at the post yet. It’s still waiting for him}

8.) 19 Sep 2020 21:07:09
Have you lot not learned you can't talk sense with Liverpool fans. Ed 0666 you're talking rubbish, Chelsea v Liverpool net spend in the last 10 years is 7million in the difference in Liverpool's favour. Klopp was talking pure bollix and you know it.

{Ed0666's Note - I’m not sure why are you only taking the next spend back 10 years? Does it suit you’re narrative? If that’s the game why don’t we roll it back to when Roman took over in 2002. Between 2002 and 2004 you’re net spent was circa £300 million on 22 players. Since 2002 to date you’ve spent on average £20 million a year more than us each season. You’re net spend from 2002 to date is £375 million more than ours. So yes I’d endorse and advocate Klopps musings in that we cut our cloth differently and cannot compete with oligarchs and sovereign funds.

9.) 19 Sep 2020 23:47:34
Not that I care much when other managers talk about us. However, I would like to reference a point you have made Ed006.

Ed0666's Note - well excuse me Martin you’re not comparing apples to apples my friend. Yes Klopp has spent money probably nigh on half a billion smackaroonies but pails into insignificance when you compare it to the 2billion you boys have spent.

You say klopp has spent nigh on half a billion yet we have spent 2 billion. That's not apples for apples as comparing one managers spend (Klopp) to the entire roman reign is not exactly like for like.

I think we can all agree you need to spend money to remain competitive. In an ideal world all your youth players turn into world beaters but its just not the case. Bring on tomorrow that's all I can say.

{Ed0666's Note - I appreciate you’re post JCFC please see my reply to dadubliner which will hopefully answer you’re post also. Tommorow will be fun. What’s you’re prediction? Will Werner teach us a lesson?

10.) 20 Sep 2020 07:10:40
A comfortable win for THE MIGHTY BLUES.

To be honest, I think we win 2-1 with Mane being sent off for continuous diving.

{Ed0666's Note - Maybe Kepa should try diving sometime.

11.) 20 Sep 2020 07:36:17
I really don't go in for this whole net spend malarkey. Its just a way to justify/ disguise how much a club spends.

Our clubs are run differently, and that's OK. We have both enjoyed success under our respective models. Debating money will get us know where. Now a decent debate would be who you would prefer up top ed0666. Werner or fermino?

You still have the advantage over us let's be honest. Just a shame the game has come this early when where not up to full fitness and missing players.

{Ed0666's Note - no debate mate, Bobby all day long. He is a magician mate.

12.) 20 Sep 2020 08:21:52
Let's see if your opinion is the same at the end of the season mate 😉.

13.) 20 Sep 2020 17:34:02
It's not that it suits my narrative to go back 10 years. How far do we go back, 20,30,40 years? The point I'm making is right now, Chelsea is no longer a club that's not self sustainable and needs money pumped into it by our billionaire owner. Back when he Bought us FFP wasn't an issue and we didn't have either the fanbase or infrastructure to compete at the top, now we do as a result of our many revenue streams. You'll find Liverpool were in a similar posting for the past 30 years until new owners came in and allowed you to break your transfer record 3 times, so what are you and klipity klopp on about. Our transfer funds this summer have come from sales.




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21 Sep 2020 19:39:04
Matic won league with us and then replaced by Bakyoko, we then went and finished 5th. It’s about balance, kante could press all over and knew matic was behind him. It was right time to sell matic but we Didn’t replace him, same with matic / Fabregas, matic would be the cover for when cesc was helping In attack and playing that final ball amd getting high assists. Again we had balance, now we have kante who still does his job but kovecic and Jorginho other nothing in actual play.

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21 Sep 2020 10:11:18
Kante needs to have a partner beside him. He is at his best when he can press and break forward and cover ground with someone who is mobile enough behind him to sit and cover, 4231 looks to be ideal for us, Lampard seems to be 433 or 343 playing players out of position to get them in. Remember the abuse Sarri got for where he played kante,

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15 Sep 2020 16:32:12
Depends the sort of money we were offered. And what replacements are available, does he want to leave too,

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07 Sep 2020 22:13:47
Any Ed’s have opinion on mendy as a player?

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

Matt martin

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




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21 Sep 2020 20:52:33
He wanted zouma I recall, wouldn’t surprise me if he wanted rudiger now.

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20 Sep 2020 21:52:52
2 goals and less than 10 assists in two years, has some brilliant games where he wins everything dribbles and passes well, but him jorginho and kante in same midfield off absolutely zero. Think today was 110 passes between them and only 14 went to any of the front 3, maybe if we’re going to play havertz out of position play him as CM,

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20 Sep 2020 21:33:28
Spot on, problem we have is Lampard seems immune from criticism, he was too cautious / scared and the kante issue has gone on for over a year, whole world can see it, we will give you boys a better game at your place,

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20 Sep 2020 21:01:58
Kovecic : 79 minutes

-0 goals
-0 assists
-0 shots
-0 key passes
-0 tackles
-0 interceptions
-3 duels lost
-1 dribbled past
-1 dribble completed.

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20 Sep 2020 19:53:50
Good win today 0666, won’t go into all the negatives, but will mention werner, 93rd minute and he was still running non stop, created a pen out of nothing, seems to have such a good attitude. I’m excited to see him with pulisic and ziyech and havertz running into the spade he leaves going wide,

Matt martin

{Ed0666's Note - there’s no doubt Werner is a baller and will cause havoc him when played through the center with Pulisic and Ziyech on either side. Oh and Hudson Odoi when he starts realizing he’s a footballer. I just can’t help wondering we did the right thing not going for Werner I’m not sure he was right for us. But yes exciting times ahead for you mate ay not be you’re year this year but next season I feel you’ll be formidable.