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26 May 2020 17:08:33
Chelsea make Benrahma priority, and apparently already made contact with Brentford, not sure if click bait but thought I'd ask ed, skilful player / Mahrez like, cheaper option to sancho.

Matt martin

{Ed002's Note - No idea, sorry. Certainly there has been interest from other PL sides.}

1.) 26 May 2020 17:16:19
Appreciate quick response,

2.) 26 May 2020 22:39:51
I spoke to Brentford's French scout today and he said Chelsea had watched him earlier this season.



20 May 2020 19:31:37
Surprised oli is staying another year, hoped he would be lyon bound With dembele coming other way, top professional though, hopefully we move Michy on, can't imagine there's any changes regarding dembele is there ed and is there any interest in Michy?

Matt martin

{Ed002's Note - There is interest in Dembele from a number of sides. There have been no direct approaches about Michy Batshuayi although one side is keen on a loan.}

1.) 20 May 2020 21:56:40
Not surprised by the interest in dembele, hopefully we can get him or Werner, talking of Werner, you mentioned we saw Werner as a Giroud replacement, Giroud staying another year does that end interest in TW.

2.) 21 May 2020 02:29:33
I think giroud is a great player and back up.

3.) 21 May 2020 09:46:12
Giroud was excellent when he came back into the team, signing him on for another year is great business.

Batshuayi probably needs another club as much as Chelsea need a better option as an alternative to Abraham and Giroud. I don't think we'll sign Werner or Dembele, I think someone like the young German lad, Luca Waldschmidt, we've been linked to is a much more realistic signing. However, I do think this is a position we'll be discussing again this time next year.



14 May 2020 04:44:21
A rumour today is Chelsea could offer jorginho in deal time sign pjanic, a player Id of wanted 3/ 4 years ago, can't see us needing pjanic, who's just turned 30,

Matt martin

1.) 14 May 2020 11:44:12
I've seen this reported from the other way. Juventus want to sign a midfielder and are willing to use Pjanic in a swap.

Barcelona were initially interested in a deal for Pjanic but couldn't agree on the swap options. Juventus wanted Rakitic, but he wasn't interested in the move.

Juventus have since turned their attention to Jorginho and are offering Pjanic as part of the deal.

Ed002 can you offer anything on this? Are Juventus interested in Jorginho, and would Pjanic be the only player available as part of any deal?

{Ed002's Note - Jorginho (DM/CM) Juventus see him as another option to Tonali - it may come down to what offer of players/cash is on the table and the desire of the player to leave. Juventus has a whole bunch of players they wish to offer up in part exchanges. Panjic is available and there has already been a discussion with Barcelona over a part exchange, and there are options to consider with Pogba and, in particular, Icardi where there is a financial incentive for the player - but it is complicated. Juventus would also like to take Emerson from Chelsea but Alex Sandro will be offered up although he is not first choice for Chelsea.}

2.) 14 May 2020 15:54:32
Pjanic 30, Sandro 29, juve are moving these players on for a reason so I personally don’t think we should be taking them, use de Ligt Demiral not players who are on decline,

3.) 14 May 2020 19:02:20
Yep. It just wouldn't represent good business to offload players who are not only reaching the latter part of their careers, but also coming off a season or two where their performances have been questionable at best.

Lampard's and Sarri's style aren't too dissimilar, and Pjanic has largely struggled under Sarri, have no idea why we would consider swapping Jorginho with someone who has proven he can't do the same job.

4.) 14 May 2020 19:07:31
I’d take Sandro for Emerson, like to think he has a couple of good years to bring on Maatsen, before me see a transition like Dave and James.



10 May 2020 23:09:31
L'equipe saying aouar will be sold in summer as Lyon need money, €50m apparently . we were keen once, him beside kante would be nice.

Matt martin

1.) 11 May 2020 14:56:54
Good player. Can't for the life of me see us spending £50m on a midfielder though Matt, not unless a couple leave.

2.) 11 May 2020 16:06:24
Think Barkley / jorginho could be moved on, Barkley too inconsistent and off field is a distraction, jorginho I think could be cashed in or used if rumours are true with juve wanting a swap, games seem to be to fast for jorginho and Ed’s said Chelsea will even listen to offers for kante, auoar / milokovic savic as CM would be good choices, if were keen on dembele I’d be surprised to take two players of
Same team so doubtful anyway.

3.) 11 May 2020 20:02:20
I also think they could both leave - same reasons as you give. But with Kovacic, Kante, Gilmour, Loftus-Cheek and Mount all present plus Gallagher potentially returning were pretty stocked up in midfield for two or three spots. That's not including Ampadu and James who can potentially deputise in midfield too.

I think LB will be the only place we spend big money and think/ hope we get Mertens on a free.



07 May 2020 03:07:25
Read a rumour on twitter ( forgive me ) which I wouldn't usually take notice of but Ed mentioned previously about Italian clubs using players in deals, rumour is juve want jorginho and / or emerson and want to use players rather than cash. Players mentioned were Alex Sandro and bernadeschi,

Not sure how much there is in this but I wouldn't take Sandro or bernadeschi, de Ligt possibly but I've said before I think his a little overhyped, wouldn't want pjanic or dybala either personally,

Matt martin

{Ed002's Note - Yes it is true that you will see a lot more exchanges this year. It has always been common for Italian clubs but clubs like Real Madrid and Barcelona (who do it on occasion) have lengthy lists of players available to use as parts of trades.}

1.) 07 May 2020 10:28:48
id take both bernadeschi and sandro for jorginho and emerson . worth the swap beradeschi offers something different going forward and sandro is head an shoulders a better left back than emerson.

2.) 07 May 2020 11:15:05
I won’t pretend I’ve seen bernadeschi but a quick search and his 3 years at juve haven’t been good at all, and his struggled, this season 17 appearances no goals / assists in a team like juve who dominate most teams isn’t stand out, Sandro just think few years ago would of been brilliant but there’s a reason (if true) they want to move him on, now 29, I think you have to look at it carefully, athletico know they have a few players who could generate money whod they ideally want to keep like Saul Partey, juve seem to be using Players they want moved on and Need replacing,

{Ed002's Note - I would not be concerned about Bernardeshi turning up at Chelsea.}

3.) 07 May 2020 21:18:42
I certainly would take Sandro in a straight swap for Emerson. He'd add some experience to our young back line, and while he's regressed a bit from his level of a couple of seasons ago, he's still a very good defender.

4.) 09 May 2020 16:52:13
I'd rather go for merih demiral and Sandro. Not confident that guy bernadeshi will survive in England with his stats.

5.) 10 May 2020 01:27:06
Defiantly go for Demiral, forgot about him. His has a bad injury hasn’t he,




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27 May 2020 18:27:09
Ed001, what's your opinion on the rumoured players, Telles / Tagliafico / gosens / chillwell and even alonso / emerson, seemed at left back there lots name mentioned, some a lot Cheaper than others.

Matt martin

{Ed001's Note - to be honest only Gosens looks worth pursuing. Tagliafico is far too rash, Chilwell has disappeared up his own backside and Telles is a bit weak for the Prem imo. You would be better sticking with what you have if you are going for any of those 3 I think.}

1.) 27 May 2020 19:26:01
Tagliafico is very good defensively I think with James being quite attacking having Tagliafico on the left will give us good balance. He’s also very good in the air for someone so small.

{Ed001's Note - good in the Dutch league, but struggles in Europe. I am not convinced he is really good enough to step up to the Prem myself.}

2.) 27 May 2020 19:45:35
I think people don’t watch him enough to see he’ll be a very good player for us. He’s brave and got a lot of tenacity about him which will help him adjust. He’s also a big leader in the Ajax team something which we’re in need of.

Not a fan of Gosens he’s only good as a wing back and we’ve got one of them in Alonso. We need to find the right balance and that’s why I think Reece and Tagliafico will work well.

3.) 27 May 2020 20:34:42
Weren't we also at some point linked to Cucurella? I don't really know much about him though, and it might just be me remembering incorrectly :)

4.) 28 May 2020 19:29:53
Ed001, I’ve enjoyed your scouting insight over the years and recall a few gems especially Son who you called being a great fit well before he blew up at Spurs. If you had to identify a leftback that would be suitable to our present need, who would you pick?

{Ed001's Note - actually it would probably be Gosens. Quality left-backs are a rare breed at the moment!}

5.) 28 May 2020 21:34:17
Gosens exclusively plays left wingback though, doesn't he, Ed? Atalanta use a 3 at the back system if I'm not mistaken.
You think he could make the transition to a more traditional fullback role?

{Ed001's Note - that is the worry, you are right. I do think he can but it would be a risk.}

6.) 29 May 2020 07:33:56
I see him as a faster Alonso, which does sounds an enticing profile.

{Ed001's Note - that's a fair point. If Alonso had pace he would be so much better.}

7.) 29 May 2020 12:07:00
Angelino for me looks a great player I know he's City, but I would take him over most.



24 May 2020 17:14:13
Havertz yesterday and Werner today,

Matt martin

1.) 24 May 2020 19:25:02
Havertz for me.

2.) 24 May 2020 21:51:28
Think Ed has said we wernt keen with the price tag quoted so moved on from havertz ( I think. ) Werner I have no idea on as Liverpool have tapped up I think and United / Bayern / Chelsea all linked so has a choice, ed said Werner was a Giroud replacement but Giroud signed new deal so I don’t even know if we are still keen,



23 May 2020 15:24:25
Kai havertz again on the score sheet, a better version of dele Ali,

Matt martin

1.) 23 May 2020 15:55:05
And another goal.

2.) 23 May 2020 17:12:35
10 times the player Alli is already. Havertz is technically fantastic, like a mix of Ballack and Ozil. I’d prefer him to Sancho as a marquee signing he’s unreal even if it means sacrificing RLC’s future. We can’t rely on Ruben with his injuries.

3.) 23 May 2020 17:46:12
I’ve never been very good at multiplication but by the sound of it he must be some player!

4.) 23 May 2020 19:31:40
He’s that good he can play anywhere in midfield or attack and not look out of place. His aerial prowess in midfield would be great for us. When we play Kante, Kova and Jorgi all very good players but they’re too similar and there’s no balance between the 3 of them. Obviously the Chelsea board only seem to spend big on the wrong players I. e Morata, Kepa.

5.) 23 May 2020 19:46:12
I think the board have picked some good ones out on the way, Frank.

6.) 23 May 2020 22:16:50
Ha! Think Ziyech, Kova and Kante have been quality additions. Although still can’t forgive the board for the dross they signed in Conte’s 2nd season. Morata, Bakayoko, Drinkwater, Rudiger, Zappacosta for 150 million plus was shocking even though Baka and Morata were decent before it but none were world class. Not to mention the club panic buying Kepa. Should have just signed a solid prem keeper save panicking and scouted for the following window.

7.) 23 May 2020 23:29:08
Think I agree, I’d take havertz over sancho,!

8.) 24 May 2020 06:27:01
It’s all about opinions and I would have loved all our signings to be brilliant but just like every club we will sign players that for many reasons don’t match up to expectations!

The Roman era has seen the club spend lots of money on players and I’m happy with that.

It now looks like we are going to give more youngsters a chance to play and I’m also very happy with that plan. It could be that this will result in the club investing relatively small amounts in the transfer market going forward.

I’m sure the club fans and posters want every signing to be brilliant but it just doesn’t happen. The club has also been known to sign very good players who turn out to top class but not at our club. Football isn’t an exact science (thank god) but the benefit of hindsight is.

9.) 24 May 2020 09:33:51
Tom, you mean the club have lowered their standard because not signing quality players obviously put us on the same pedestal as Spurs, arsenal, etc rather than the clubs at the very upper level. This in itself should be a concern for us because no club can do that and remain the same, competitive. Grooming young players is good but qualities, I mean world class, are usually brought in to complement the younger players and impact on their development. So that made us a bigger club we are today and any deviation could bring us further down, like only playing for top 4 like arsenal.
We have been in situations where we only needed just two quality players to step away from our rivals but continue to penny pinch and eventually spend almost the same amount on the collection of average players. Conte's problem was a case example.
City did it and are one of the best in the league and also Liverpool who saw critical areas of need and filled them with world class in vvd and Alison.
I was haping for Bruno before he went to United and I'm doing same for Harvertz now. We lack goals especially from the midfield and this guy play across different positions and remain effective. Good age for investment.

10.) 24 May 2020 10:44:59
Ilo, buying so called world class players is no guarantee the success of the player or club.

We signed KDB and Salah and didn’t work out. So many things can happen at a club. Managers change, football styles/ shape change, injuries can happen, a player or his family might not settle at a club. I’m sure there are plenty of other reasons why a player may not perform to his potential.

I think the club is just as ambitious as its always been and in the Roman era the standards have IMO always been very high and I can’t see that changing.

I think it’s reasonable the club should look to get a return on It’s investment in the academy. That could be players coming through to the first team or selling players on.

We are no different from any other club, some signings will work out (I hope they all will) but some will not.

Over my fifty seven years of the supporting MY MIGHTY BLUES we have made some shocking signings and my guess is this will continue to be the case.

11.) 24 May 2020 12:15:42
KDB and Salah were far from world class when we signed them they were just potential.

12.) 24 May 2020 12:39:41
Jamie? I think if you read my first post carefully that is exactly what I said.

13.) 24 May 2020 13:00:19
Well near enough anyway!



16 May 2020 19:08:00
Watched the Dortmund game, subs sitting away from one another with masks, can't celebrate together, but man mark and tackle during corners and match. Behind closed doors made it look like a pre season opener, players lacked sharpness understandably, just lacked what we love about football,

Matt martin

1.) 16 May 2020 22:09:57
Matt it was terrible to watch. Football needs fans. I won't bother renewing my Sky and BT subscriptions if that is the product. empty stadiums and elite football do not go hand in hand. The world is in a difficult moment, football does not matter, life does. Not sure where all this is going but no club will spend big money on transfers that I'm convinced about.



14 May 2020 21:59:05
Early and nothing set but if United best is to dembele and Liverpool get Werner then who does that leave who's at level we need and available or would move, ed001? Opinion?

Matt martin

{Ed001's Note - Chiesa is quality. Or do you mean for striker? In which case that is difficult. Not sure who would be available right now due to the uncertainty but Lautaro Martinez has to be the one to try and sign. Maybe Lacazette would be a good option? Not fully in the picture under Arteta and has shown he is a very good Prem striker but experienced enough to help guide Abraham.}

1.) 14 May 2020 22:37:14
Ed do you think Chiesa could act as a second striker / (hate this term but) false nine? Could be a good alternative to Abraham and, if we keep him, Giroud.

{Ed001's Note - I was thinking that, I think him, Pulisic etc should be capable of playing free roles and swapping around. That is if Lampard wants to play that way.}

2.) 15 May 2020 02:48:51
Had my heart set on dembele Or Werner to miss out on both would be gutting, with Martinez it’s competition with Barcelona Man City. Would he chose us over them, I don’t think so, is Chiesa a good option to sancho then, is sancho so highly rated because his English and we tend to over hype players, I like what LFC done with wingers who are basically wide strikers and run in behind so much,

{Ed001's Note - Sancho is over hyped because he is English and because Bundesliga defences are terrible inflating his stats.}

3.) 15 May 2020 07:55:46
What is your opinion on Haller, Ed? I know his stats don't look great in PL so far, but it's only his first season and West Ham were absolute pants for large parts of the season.

He's one of the best target and linkup men in the game, and for some reason I've felt Chelsea tend to do better with a striker like that than with a striker less involved in buildup but that scores more goals.
I think Haller and Abraham could form quite a nice striker duo, both bringing different characteristics to the table.

Shame Dembele is looking to move elsewhere though. He was my preferred target. Very good overall striker.

And on Sancho I agree. Not worth all that money. I'd much rather get a comparable talent in Ihattaren for way less money!

{Ed001's Note - Haller is ok, he desperately needs help up top you are right, but I am not sure he would work well with Abraham. From what I saw of them both, they tend to make the same runs.}

4.) 15 May 2020 10:27:46
I worded that incorrectly probably. I don't think we should be playing 2 strikers often when we've got wingers like Pulisic, Callum and Ziyech already, and attacking mids like Ruben and Mount.

But Tammy and Haller both bring different skillsets, which is a nice thing to have as you can use different strategies based on opposition. Haller is like a younger Giroud, but perhaps a better goalscorer even. I like him a lot.

5.) 15 May 2020 13:33:27
I really hope Lampard wants to play this way ed.

I think wingers interchanging, when done properly, does cause defences problems. I think wide players who can come inside can also cause problems, especially with the likes of James overlapping and putting good crosses into the box. We have the players to do this we'll, and Chiesa playing as a false nine would, in my opinion interchange very well with the other players. The big issue with Batshuayi is the fact that he isn't a smart enough player to play in this way. Give him a ball to run into and he'll score goals, don't ask him to link up.

{Ed001's Note - I am not sure Batshuayi is cut out for a top club personally. Such a nice lad but he is not good enough or clever enough to really step up.}

6.) 15 May 2020 17:58:52
Could don’t agree more, Michy is a real character but isn’t at the level required I’m afraid. I keep harping on but dembele and then a wide forward is what’s needed, someone fast who has a football brain; Pedro in his prime is the mould, hard worker willing runner and scored goals, We will be replacing willian Pedro Giroud and Michy ideally, ziyech already in, Ed001, who’s the lad playing in Germany kostic? Left sided player, keep reading about how good he is and gone under radar a in Germany with havertz / sancho the young exiting players?

{Ed001's Note - the Serbian lad? Isn't he late 20s? I might be wrong, but I am sure he is not a youngster, if you mean the Eintracht winger.}

7.) 15 May 2020 18:47:24
Yeah that’s the one, my mistake the way he was spoke about put him in same bracket as havertz / sancho, I presumed he was fairly young, Maybe it’s the form he was in this season.

{Ed001's Note - I just had a look he is 27, so not old but not young either. Should be at his peak now. Might be a good time for him to move but you wouldn't get much sell on if you took him.}




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28 May 2020 14:56:47
Does he really want Liverpool thou, surely he knows he’d be squad players, his not getting ahead of there front 3.

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28 May 2020 13:14:19
I’m hoping the stories of Leipzig not accepting a penny less than the release clause for Werner are true and we have one less competitor in getting him, hopefully there not negotiating as there annoyed with way LFC acted towards player,

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26 May 2020 21:33:48
I’ve only seen clips of him, skilful and clips are usually him going past a player, can’t really judge a player on a highlight reel and take into account his opposition. who knows.

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26 May 2020 17:16:19
Appreciate quick response,

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26 May 2020 14:36:58
This is where players need to take a bit of responsibility, agents are there for the interest of the player, If sancho is happy for his agent to possibly prevent any move then fine but if he is keen to move to a certain club, . Chelsea or united then he needs to change his agent,

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25 May 2020 11:06:44
They’ll be in Europe as there appealing it,

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24 May 2020 21:51:28
Think Ed has said we wernt keen with the price tag quoted so moved on from havertz ( I think. ) Werner I have no idea on as Liverpool have tapped up I think and United / Bayern / Chelsea all linked so has a choice, ed said Werner was a Giroud replacement but Giroud signed new deal so I don’t even know if we are still keen,

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24 May 2020 21:47:47
I think he wants juve and they want him, his a natural poacher, needs half a chance it’s score, but has a reputation of being a nightmare, between him and his missus anyway, we have a young team we don’t need players in there causing or setting bad examples,

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23 May 2020 23:29:08
Think I agree, I’d take havertz over sancho,!

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23 May 2020 15:55:05
And another goal.

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