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26 Jul 2019 18:36:13
a lot of speculation around that we are going to 'buy' Zaha but he will stay at Palace until next summer - is this possible given our ban?

1.) 26 Jul 2019 19:27:24

2.) 26 Jul 2019 22:15:08
Don’t really see it happening. Think the club will want to wait til January to see if anyone steps up and then revisit transfers then.

3.) 26 Jul 2019 23:49:30
Its somewhere we will need to spend money on in the next twelve months. I'm sure, if he doesn't move, Zaha will be scouted but I don't see a move for him materialising.

Maybe look towards Neres as a more likely option for next summer.



14 Mar 2019 08:32:03
Eds, if our transfer ban remains, can we buy players and loan them out until our ban is over?

{Ed002's Note - No, Chelsea cannot register any new players that are not already notified on the FIFA TMS.}

1.) 15 Mar 2019 11:53:03
Could we do what (If I remember correctly) Athleti did with costa and buy someone but not register them and just have them train with the club then? Just our of interest. Also is the registering that we cannot do different from the registering for competitions then? Sorry for the stupid question Ed, just curious.

{Ed002's Note - The "registering" is notification of the transfer to FIFA via the TMS. Chelsea, if banned, cannot register new players for the duration of the ban - it is really, really simple to understand and I am surprised folks are struggling to understand this.}

2.) 15 Mar 2019 16:18:10
Ok, thanks Ed. Was just curious if we had any sort of workarounds that we could be following to be honest. Was hoping it wasn’t as simple as it sounded haha.
Cheers for clarifying.

{Ed002's Note - It is not complicated. Things may well change before the summer is out though.}

3.) 15 Mar 2019 21:08:18
The club is hoping to be able to appeal to CAS to delay the ban?

{Ed002's Note - What?}

4.) 16 Mar 2019 09:27:25
Court of Arbitration for Sport - CAS.

{Ed002's Note - I think it best you all just ignore this matter for now.}



27 Dec 2018 13:13:58
I have been mostly impressed with Rudiger this season but the difference that biting the bullet and spending big to get Koulibaly in would be immense (see Van Dijk and Liverpool's improvement) .

1.) 27 Dec 2018 18:23:07
MDW I agree with you on this, I envy Liverpool with Van Dirk. We really need a commanding presence in that backline. In as much as Luiz has been fantastic this season, he doesn't fill me with a lot of confidence as he's always going to make a telling mistake.

We need a quality center back with authority and leadership like Terry did. Koulibaly fits the bill and will make a mean defensive pair with Rudiger. The will give attackers to go all out knowing we atleast have cover behind.
May be too expensive for Chelsea considering how highly he's rated now but maybe the continuous racist abuse he's been getting in Italy could just make him want to leave for another league.

2.) 28 Dec 2018 02:56:39
Luiz is a leader but very hit and miss. I’d keep him as a back up but we still need a world class CB. We need to go all out for Koulibaly the mans insane. Chilwell for LB too.

3.) 28 Dec 2018 07:49:26
Luiz will go down as one of the better defenders that graced stamford bridge. Look no further than his trophy houl which don't lie. Media have always been on his back when he makes mistakes and more than others.

4.) 28 Dec 2018 10:55:51
Luiz was immense in Munich 2012 and many other big games. Has perhaps been more often in lesser games that he's had moments of switching off/ brain freeze, but no-one should doubt his footballing talent. But getting a really commanding cb like Van Dijk as DL successor must be one of our two or three top priorities (prolific/ confident/ strong striker obviously one of the others) . Had thought Christiansen would come through, but possibly not quite in that league (or yet)?



22 Dec 2018 17:33:01
A couple of weeks ago I posted that Sarri should go and was slated for posting it. The only reason that I don't think he should go now is the spectre of Mourinho lurking in the shadows. But I will say it again:

1. Kante is at best an average attacking midfielder but he is the best defensive midfielder in the World. To play Kante out of position to accommodate a half-arse possession theory is criminal;

2. If we are going to persist with a ball-playing deep midfielder, the perfect player for that is Fabregas who is a better passer than (and perhaps more mobile than amazingly) Jorghino - and Fabregas will give you 5 to 10 goals a season;

3. Having 75% possession and creating nothing is pointless (as we are today) ;

4. Sarri has never won a trophy and will not win anything major at Chelsea because he does not understand that possession is irrelevant without scoring goals (he may win the League Cup but who would really care! ) . Sarri and his tactics are much better suited to Italy -as soon as Mourinho is employed elsewhere, Sarri must be dismissed (along with whoever suggested him for the job) .

1.) 22 Dec 2018 20:06:01
I was at the game today and I actually thought Kante was outstanding as was Kovacic. Jorginho on the other hand was incredibly poor again, I agree with you that Kante needs to be moved back and played centrally at the expense of Jorginho. RLC needs to start from now on too.

2.) 22 Dec 2018 21:34:31
I care about winning ALL trophies.

3.) 22 Dec 2018 21:35:08
I’ll judge Sarri once he has a striker who isn’t mentally weak or slower than Mertesaker, a winger who contributes to goals and someone in midfield who can create and pop up with a goal every now and again, Willian offers nothing Pedro as I’ve said is inconsistent and today wasn’t great, kovecic just isn’t going to score this season, his up to 71 games without a goal, judging Sarri on a team that isn’t his. After not even half a season is a bit much.

4.) 22 Dec 2018 21:04:41
Rudi, Luiz, Kante and Kepa in my opinion all played well.

5.) 23 Dec 2018 00:14:35
Not going to win a lot without an out and out striker and we haven't got one simple as. Hazard one man show every week going forward.



05 Dec 2018 23:46:40
As the final whistle blows, Hazard has the ball on the left wing, Wolves have 9 players in their box, and we have 1 player in their box - Giroud marked by 8! Says everything I need to know - let me be the 1st to say it: we need to sack Sarri.

Sarri, like Conte before him, is a 1 trick pony - and his 1 tactic has been sussed already. Sarri has won nothing, not 1 trophy in football. Sarri has turned the best defensive midfielder in the World into a mediocre attacking midfielder. And he continually picks his nose!

1.) 06 Dec 2018 09:26:59
Sack a coach that is basically using another 3 to 4 coaches players?

Get a grip, seriously!

For years, all of us have been crying out for continuity with a coach/ manager and, you now want to sack a manager who hasn't had 1 full window to shape a team.

This post above has actually given me a headache!

2.) 06 Dec 2018 09:53:12
that above post is exactly why edd won't give anymore info on this page lost 2 games an people calling for d sack disgracefull.

3.) 06 Dec 2018 12:31:03
I see in the reply to my post neither of the responders have addressed the problems with Sarri. Why does he persist with Kante as an attacking midfielder? Why do we never have any other body in the box except Morata or Giroud? Why does Sarri persist with a left-back who can't defend? Why are we about to lose one of the most exciting young players to have come through the youth system because Sarri would rather stick with Willian?

Why can't or won't Sarri alter the system during play when it is obviously failing? Why do we have 70%+ possession but create so few chances? Why does Sarri remind me of Scolari? Why did we employ a manager who has won naught in his career? And, why does Sarri continually pick his nose?
If he's not good enough - get rid. He's not good enough.

4.) 07 Dec 2018 20:25:09
I responded to all these questions but it's not been posted!

5.) 08 Dec 2018 14:08:47
Even about the nose picking?

6.) 08 Dec 2018 15:21:03
Even about that. I said he'd forgotten his tissues!

{Ed0333's Note - not sure why your post wasn’t published mate apologies for that. more Pertinently I’m gonna be watching sarri pick his nose every time I watch Chelsea play. I suppose it’s a damn site more interesting than watching morata tho.




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29 Mar 2020 20:07:28
The suggestion that the PL will recommence at the beginning of July (perhaps behind closed doors) and will be completed by the middle of August just doesn't make sense.

Are they really expecting players to play from the beginning of July and then go straight into next season and then, for many, play in the Euros next June? 12 months playing at the top level without a break? Ridiculous.



18 Mar 2020 20:27:14
Ed002, Chelsea are reported to have 'made contact' with Barcelona over Phillippe Coutinho - please please Ed002 tell us it's not true.

{Ed002's Note - The discussion with Barcelona was over another player - but they are looking to offload PC.}

1.) 19 Mar 2020 00:24:02
Obviously getting my hopes up as it’s been mentioned him leaving this summer before but the other player wasn’t Ter Stegen was it Ed?

{Ed002's Note - No.}

2.) 19 Mar 2020 09:06:04
Could very well have been a Chelsea player that Barcelona are interested in, BillyGoat. Think Emerson and maybe Alonso have been of interest to Barcelona in the past. Also Willian and Pedro, though both are free agents this summer so I don't suppose they would need to talk to Chelsea about them.
Christensen's also been of some interest to them in recent years if I recall correctly.

I'm just not sure which Barcelona player Chelsea would realistically want.

3.) 19 Mar 2020 13:35:30
Marc Cucurella?



04 Mar 2020 12:19:43
When you think of our midfield going forward, it is really exciting.

Kovacic, Gilmour, Anjorin, Broja the beast, RLC, - as well as Ampudu and Gallagher on loan. Anchored by Kante.

It's taken almost 20 years but Roman's investment in youth is finally coming to fruition.

1.) 04 Mar 2020 15:24:59
I think my home boy Michael Emenalo deserves a shout too.

2.) 04 Mar 2020 15:46:15
And I forgot Chalobah.

3.) 04 Mar 2020 15:47:04
Isn't Broja a forward? Or am I mistaken?

4.) 04 Mar 2020 17:38:46
Broja is a forward.



04 Mar 2020 12:10:42
Wow! Billy Gilmour. Just wow - nuff said.

But I actually thought Giroud was Man of the Match - he out-fought van Dijk and is getting to match fitness.

Everybody played well except one - funnily, the only player that I thought had a poor game was Ross Barkley but I suppose we can forgive him given his 1 moment of magic.

Ps Why doesn't RB do that every game if he has it in his locker?

Pps Big shout out to Kepa for standing tall.

1.) 06 Mar 2020 07:56:19
You think Ross Barkley had a poor game? And why would you want him to do that every game if he had a poor game? Me personally I thought he was brilliant.



27 Feb 2020 12:26:33
Mason Mount. I am still on board with Mason Mount and think he might develop into an excellent player. But, for the life of me, I don't know what he is.

As a (lot smaller) Chelsea youngster he seemed to be a creative No.10. At vitesse he seemed to be played almost as a second striker. And Frank at Derby and at Chelsea has played him in various positions.

Being versatile is a positive but I think it would be in Mason's best interests for him to decide that he is going to be a 'whatever' and concentrate on learning the 'whatever' position.

What do we think is Mount's best position and what tactical system will suit him best?

1.) 27 Feb 2020 13:29:12
He seems to be our our answer to Jordan Henderson. Puts in a lot of effort, however I don't know what position suits him. He seems to play everywhere needed atm.

2.) 27 Feb 2020 18:53:46
I’ve been on here fore 10 years now and I think most can vouch for me, I’m not one to slate a player that plays for us especially not one of our own.

In fact I’m so happy the youth are going to get more of a shot under Frank and I am all up for that. I think Reece is going to be world class, if not of his I juries RLC for me would have been up their as well. Tomori and Tammy I could see having a future at the club as a solid part of our squad but for Mount I just don’t see it.

He has a good engine but surely that can’t be enough. It reminds me of when Lingaard and Cleverly started off at United and they really wanted to believe they were special, scored the odd goal showed passion but Mount doesn’t just have that little spark for me. Certainly not as a number 10 at least.

3.) 28 Feb 2020 08:23:17
For me Mount has played far too much football for his first season in the Prem and Champions League. I think we've seen both physical and mental burnout. However, due to injuries, and the poor quality / effort of others, Lampard hasn't had much choice but too keep on playing him.

I still think he's got a bright future, and he'll grow into his best position, be it as an 8 or 10, over the next couple of years. He's definitely got more about him than Cleverly or Lingard. The fact he was chosen to train with England last season whilst playing for Derby shows he's highly thought of in the international setup too.




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04 Apr 2020 12:03:49
gianfranco gola, are Alonso or Moses World class? Remember the good old days when we used to buy World class LBs like Ashley Cole and World class wingers like Arjen Robben?! Hopefully those days are back.



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03 Apr 2020 12:52:01
I would love it, just love it, if we got Lautaro Martinez but, unfortunately, he'll move to Barca.

Still, it does show that we're looking to buy the best again after a few years of Drinkwater / Zappacosta / Bakayoko / Moses / Alonso / Emerson / Barkley / Giroud / Batshuiyi.



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30 Mar 2020 16:58:22
If Ronaldo or Messi at 21 had been the same asking price as Sancho, would it have been a good buy?



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08 Mar 2020 10:26:53
If Pep wants Jorginho I'll drive Jorginho to Manchester myself for free.



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11 Feb 2020 13:15:19
I think buying Onana would be a huge gamble - playing for Ajax in the Dutch league, Onana has probably less than 10 'pressure' games a season. Personally, I would test Man U's resolve and offer big money for Dean Henderson.




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03 Apr 2020 13:09:18
I think Donnarumma or Onana would be huge risks - I would much prefer a goalkeeper tried and tested in the PL.

GK - Henderson / Ramsdale / Pope / or even Joe Hart

CB - de Ligt

In the hole - Lautaro Martinez (not going to happen unfortunately)

ST - Jovic (on loan)



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19 Mar 2020 13:35:30
Marc Cucurella?



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17 Mar 2020 12:23:10
Roman_99, Romagnoli and Upamecano not good enough?!



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16 Mar 2020 13:01:19
de Ligt / Todibo / Boubacar Kamara / Armini / Romagnoli / Kristoffer Ajer / there's quite a few about but Upamecano is probably the best bet (but also the most expensive) .



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16 Mar 2020 12:49:46
Martin Peters.