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10 Sep 2019 18:40:35
Youcef atal linked, £35m, from what I read he was really good last season. And would be a top player, But his a RB, Azpi, James and now linked to atal. Not sure this one has legs to be honest imo, other positions need addressing,

Matt martin

1.) 10 Sep 2019 21:17:38
Makes complete sense that we are linked to Atal. Solid player, I would love Atal and James at RB, maybe it's about time Azpilicueta joined a slower league- his performances since last season has being depreciating.

2.) 11 Sep 2019 09:08:32
Football has evolved so much; to have a good defense and attack, I think wing defenders (that is 2s' and 3s') should be able to play as both fullbacks (defend) and wingbacks (attack) on the pitch. Make no mistake, I have complete respect for Azpi and his achievements for Chelsea, but I would rather sell him now that he still has some value and reinvest the cash from his sale in a player like Youcef Atal (that fits the description of a player being a fullback and wingback) ; and if Azpi doesn't want to leave, I think he should be moved to central defense (cos his pace has depreciated for a modern day rightback- who should defend very well and be able to go forward when need be) . A modern day wing defender should be like Emerson or Cancelo.
Besides Atal can play left back too.

3.) 11 Sep 2019 09:27:20
Cracking player. We need quality depth regardless of James and Emerson. Atal and Telles would be great.

4.) 11 Sep 2019 09:29:40
Bring in Atal to compete with Reece for RB and move Azpi to LB. Sell Alonso to make room. Atal can also play on the wings so he'd be a excellent buy for me.

5.) 11 Sep 2019 13:30:09
Emerson’s doing more than good enough at LB, Azpi has become easy to beat and complacent - imagine that’s be even worse out of position. Agree strength in depth just hope it doesn’t affect Reece James.

6.) 11 Sep 2019 14:33:45
I still think Azpi should be moved to CB alongside Rude.

7.) 11 Sep 2019 15:51:23
Azpi is on the decline anyway and Christensen is far better on the ball and in the air. Azpi should be 2nd choice RB or emergency rotation at CB at best. Tbh id even prefer to see Tomori start RB against Wolves.



23 Jul 2019 18:41:57
Callum has apparently signed a 5 year deal. Great news, one for the future and we get to see him grow at Chelsea,

Matt martin

1.) 23 Jul 2019 20:09:46
Matt Law has confirmed that he has agreed a new deal with Chelsea worth over £100,000/ week. Good news.

2.) 23 Jul 2019 23:09:32
Sky saying £180k/ week which is eye watering for an 18 year old imo but then again not my money so the club know better. I just think in a year or two he’ll want another contract or the club will want to extend it which will bump it even higher.

3.) 24 Jul 2019 03:10:11
It’s 100k and no more! Stop spreading false rumours of 180k. I’ve seen enough unnecessary CHO hate on Twitter that’s come from lies people spread. Half of Twitter was telling him to leave last week because they thought he was holding the club to ransom. No one knows the true story.

4.) 24 Jul 2019 10:18:26
Frankie you say it’s 100k and I’m spreading False stories but also say no one knows the true story 😂😂😂.

5.) 24 Jul 2019 13:50:30
Because about 5 different people like Matt Law and Simon Phillips (who both know a lot more than) are reporting it 🤣 so get with it and don’t make up pure rubbish! Who told you 180k a week? The little voice in you’re head? 😂.

6.) 24 Jul 2019 14:20:49
Frankie it is Sky who mentioned the figure of £180k per week.

I personally don’t care what the number is. For me it is just a statement of intent.

7.) 24 Jul 2019 15:06:24
Ah I wouldn’t listen to sky sports tomb much rather listen to carefree youth on twitter who’s very reliable. Sky have gone really downhill. Simon Phillips and Matt law are also very good when it comes to Chelsea news.

8.) 24 Jul 2019 15:43:27
My point is Frankie, it’s NOT the little voice in someone’s head. It’s Sky making out, as usual, it’s got the inside track.

9.) 24 Jul 2019 17:01:26
I even wrote sky in my comment 🙄😂😂😂.

10.) 24 Jul 2019 17:47:04
Sometimes people are a rush to make comments. I’ve done it myself plenty of times.

Onwards and upwards MY MIGHTY BLUES.



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.




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13 Oct 2019 23:45:28
Kante and kovecic injured on international duty. 100% hate internationals, Barkley jorginho v Newcastle.

Matt martin

1.) 14 Oct 2019 08:40:53
I bet you didn't when we got to semis last year.

2.) 14 Oct 2019 08:41:38
Ampadu taken off too not that he’s getting any minutes at Leipzig anyway.

3.) 14 Oct 2019 18:25:34
Anyone know the severity of Kovacic and Kante's injury? Kante's injury doesn't seem too serious cos I read that he's doing/ did some training with French national team ahead of their game against Turkey.

4.) 14 Oct 2019 20:34:20
@Obinna I pray so bcos we need Kante fit and inform esp this season to bond with the squad this transition season. I will also like to know about Rudiger as he also another missing piece in our team that I feel things will be better with him in the team.
I must confess that I doubted this team before the beginning of the season, I'm not always happy to be proven wrong but I m really happy I was. In fact Im now optimistic that we will get stronger with a fully squad. A great mention to Tom B.

5.) 14 Oct 2019 21:03:01
Same here. I'm off international football. I couldn't care less.

6.) 15 Oct 2019 07:43:03
Yea ilo; Tom B's optimism on this page is truly infectious and he deserves an applause for it. I wasn't very optimistic before now but seeing the boys play, I get this feeling that if our boys stay fit, Chelsea could surprise people this season. I really want Kante perpetually fit all through the season as a lot hangs on him.



05 Oct 2019 14:50:34
I light of the Spurs result midweek and losing 3-0 to Brighton, the look of the manager staff and players, and same with United, the atmosphere around Chelsea is so exciting, players called up for England duty, results improving, we get on s good run and top 4 will be ours, kante now fully fit apparently, Cho back, James amongst it, once rudiger back we can have a powerful fast CB partnership with Tomori good on the ball too, only thing to sort is our set piece defending!

Matt martin

1.) 06 Oct 2019 02:10:01
I find it bizarre that people are comparing us to teams like united. Frank has had what, 4 months with this side and we already look brilliant In attack. Defensively there’s a lot that can be improved but it seems he’s learning. If we give frank time I’m sure there’s success in the future. 🙂🙂.



02 Oct 2019 19:22:42
Pulisic not even in the squad. Hope it's true about him having a good attitude and good head on his shoulders, not sure how his going to adjust when minutes have come mainly v Grimsby .

Matt martin

1.) 02 Oct 2019 22:43:33
I don't know if it makes sense to say that Pulisic could be suffering a hangover from not resting properly before preseason in otherwards, he should have rested more before returning for preseason.

2.) 03 Oct 2019 00:00:24
Maybe just maybe, Lamps making a statement. Barkley behaving stupidly and Pusilic making a comment to the press makes Lamps behave like Fergie!

3.) 03 Oct 2019 01:59:52
Lampard is unarguably not a very experienced manager as there are a lot of things that he's obviously still learning; so my question about this whole Pulisic saga is: I hope Lampard knows what he's doing in the way he's handling Pulisic?

4.) 03 Oct 2019 02:20:01
Feel like he's being eased into the team by Lampard. We're talking about the BPL, it's the toughest league in the world and it takes time to get used to. Happened to Bernardo Silva and Fabinho were they weren't playing for a while but now look at them. Lampard's probably protecting him, especially when you see the criticism and hate Pepe is already getting. Potentially going through the same as a 21yr old who's just joined won't do him any good at all.

5.) 03 Oct 2019 08:52:45
That's my point LondonBlues90; Fabinho was handled by Klopp (who is a top manager and obviously very experienced manager- the best) ; Bernardo Silva and Leroy Sane was handled by Guardiola (who is also a top and experienced manager) . I guess we have to trust and respect Lampard's decision but I hope he knows what he's doing?

What baffles me is that Pulisic was doing relatively better than those players' (Bernado Silva, Fabinho, Pepe) start to life in the EPL then boom!

And prefering Mason Mount that is a 'midfielder' to Pulisic that is a winger for a wing position doesn't seem a good sign.
If it works out for good, thumbs to Lampard but if it goes sideways, 'thumbs up' to Lampard too.



01 Oct 2019 18:53:10
Have Madrid fans turned on hazard yet, started very poorly, 2-0 down at half time v club Brugge, chelsea fans loved him, Ithought he would be absolutely flying at Madrid, Hope it works out for him,

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28 Sep 2019 16:52:30
Nice win, clean sheet, no Pulisic which won't help him adapt. Cho adding pace to attack was great to see,

Matt martin

1.) 28 Sep 2019 17:05:05
Pulisic needs a chance. His been unfairly treated I feel.

2.) 28 Sep 2019 17:16:25
I agree Shak. Like how is he supposed to adapt to the league if he’s not even getting a run out. I don’t understand how this makes sense, it’s just always going to put the poor lad under more pressure every game he does get a chance. Frank seems to d’avoir a few of the guys over the others, that’s how it seems but at least we finally got that first win at the bridge.

3.) 28 Sep 2019 17:22:09
I love Tomori at the back. Not the talent of CB’s but he’s so aggressive 💪 I just feel safe when he’s being attached.

4.) 28 Sep 2019 17:29:43
100% agree Eli. I feel bad for the lad, his got so much talent and he isn't being given the chance to showcase it. His done so well in Germany so it's not like the adaptation would be that difficult. His last notable performance against Liverpool in the super cup was really good. Not sure what his done wrong to be glued to the bench.

Personally I don't see how he is behind Pedro and Willian in the starting line up. Pedro and Willian were both sub par today.

5.) 28 Sep 2019 17:44:00
As for Tomori, he deserves a separate post alone. He is looking immense. Finally we have a CB who is looking the full part. Alongside Rudiger he will be even better!

6.) 29 Sep 2019 02:47:12
tAs fans we have no idea what’s going on with Pusilic.

It could be he hasn’t performed in his limited matches as Lamps would like. It could be, he isn’t impressing in training. It could be, it is just finding his feet with the Premiership.

I’m happy if he is NOT happy about lack of playing time and it’s testament to how others are playing that he isn’t being picked .

He will get plenty of chances to impress as the season progresses.




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01 Oct 2019 13:03:48
Let’s all head to YouTube and start scouting,

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25 Sep 2019 16:21:19
Appreciated ed,

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25 Sep 2019 13:30:37
Can we have a little transfer news ed and or update on transfer ban, if any.

Matt martin

{Ed002's Note - The only update on the transfer ban is that the CAS hearing has not been scheduled in the latest list. There has been some background discussion but there is nothing from that which can be published. there are a bunch of younger players the club are keen on but they also have a bunch of their own already. There will be a get together at some point to identify where efforts will focus from the names that they have. As for January, typically clubs do not plan to buy, choice is limited as clubs don't want to sell and it can be disruptive.}



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13 Sep 2019 17:28:12
Save money and keep Emerson. been brilliant so far. And use Maatsen as understudy. bailey / Neres haven’t kicked on really and Neres is a show pony and would get folded up in the prem league. Icardi is trouble and his wife’s trouble from all accounts, Dias / upcameco would be brilliant, DM I don’t know about this Brazilian kid or read anything. Ruben neves is still very young and is close to cesc with long passes, or the future star aouar would be probably as expensive as neves buying from a rival team, sancho is the must buy. the hazard replacement. not as quick as people make out but 1v1 is world class and end product to match, young English and would no doubt adapt well with Mount RLC CHO James etc, striker is dembele all day long, and team of
Atal ( James )
Rudiger ( Zouma )
Upcameco ( Christensen )
Emerson ( Maatsen )

Kante ( Ampadu )
Aouar ( neves )



Add to that mount / RLC / Tammy to attacking options or 3 midfielders or whatever would compete, plus Steve Holland back or someone in back room to really work on defence side of things. Young team and exciting, but £££,

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12 Sep 2019 21:03:08
Nice to have not if info Ed, hopefully more to come.

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04 Oct 2019 20:24:23
One goal in 28 league games, ( via deflection ) and another deflection in Europe. works hard, is doing good at the moment but 25 goals in 170 + league games for some who plays so many games shows he hasn’t got the best end product. But yeah what do we know.

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03 Oct 2019 17:02:33
He said his frustrated not to be playing more, but has to keep working to get into team. I think what he says is fine, a player should be frustrated not to be playing, not content with the bench. If he comes out and says stuff like he SHOULD be playing and takes about he didn’t come here to sit on bench then fine but his young, wants to play, should have more minutes in my opinion but it’s about when he gets his chance to take it. I do also think frank has a soft spot for mount. Mount not been great last two games. not bad but quiet and missing in spells, I’d like to see him add a bit of muscle and play in middle beside kante and kovecic other side,

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01 Oct 2019 18:58:35
What! Surely not. Squad depth and competition get the best out of players and keeps them hungry, Drogba’s best scoring season was when £32m shevchenko came in, we know that these boys are good enough. So we don’t need to waste money on squad players but players who are world class and get the youngsters fit around them, we have one world class player in kante, we need more than one world class player to be competing with city Liverpool then your teams in Europe,

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27 Sep 2019 12:36:58
Yeah I want revenge but also wanted to see some them kids get another chance and mor shame time, we will no doubt go for stronger line up and I imagine united will have a lot of there injured players back,

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20 Sep 2019 13:16:26
Cech. just the champ league. This kid should be delivering league and CL double. Will be lovely to see after a good or bad game his wages in the headline by the papers. £180k Callum only scores 1 in 3-0 victory London rivals West Ham lol.

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