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31 Jan 2020 13:43:26
Not sure how true but rumour is fee agreed with spurs for giroud. Only waiting on Chelsea being able to bring in a replacement to allow next stages of deal.
If true I'd of rather batshuayi be leaving than giroud.


1.) 31 Jan 2020 14:26:06
Lampard has confirmed that Giroud will not be joining Sp*rs.



09 Aug 2018 18:32:39
Anyone know what's going on with Marco van ginkel?


1.) 09 Aug 2018 19:23:03
I’m sorry to say MVG has another injury.

2.) 09 Aug 2018 19:36:27
He had another knee ligament surgery, could be out for 6-8months.

3.) 09 Aug 2018 21:46:38
He has had major reconstructive ACL surgery. You have to feel sorry for the guy, fought his way back from surgery after surgery to fulfill some of his potential last season and this happens.

4.) 09 Aug 2018 22:03:07
he doesn't have a injury . he had surgery to. put him out for pretty the season!



22 Jul 2018 10:40:02
Can any Ed's confirm Chelsea's interest in Milinkovic-Savic?


{Ed018's Note - they’ve shown interest but I don’t expect anything to happen there}



18 Jul 2018 16:39:38
Can any Ed's confirm Courtois move to Madrid involves Keylor Navas plus £30m.
Now Alisson is off to Liverpool I'm hoping for Donnarumma.


{Ed001's Note - I have no idea what it will involve but that would make sense as Madrid want to keep payments down and need to offload Navas.}

1.) 18 Jul 2018 16:56:08
Would Chelsea be willing to take Navas? Where do are targets lie now Allison is Mersey bound.

2.) 18 Jul 2018 19:35:34
I'd rather put Cahill in goal. Navas is an awful goalkeeper, error prone and i'm surprised Madrid put up with him as long as they did. Really hope this isn't true.



16 Jul 2018 09:00:19
Casimiero was our first choice, but Madrid would not make him available, which is why we signed Jorginho. Just sharing what the Ed's have said on the euro rumours page.


1.) 16 Jul 2018 10:27:39
I read that and also read that we were going to swap mount for lonzano that would’ve been a terrible move imo a good loan at derby then hopefully he’ll be ready for our first team.




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19 Feb 2019 09:41:48
Even still I'm unsure sacking sarri will be the correct move. Who do we bring in zidane, wenger, Jose there's not one manager out there that could squeeze more out of this team. If sarri does get the boot then he only has himself to blame, his constant picking of alonso, his determination to get Jorginho in the team in place of probably the worlds best midfielder for the last 2/ 3 seasons. No plan B, same substitutions every week and his reluctance to give RLC and CHO more game time. Even after all these bad results of late I think with a couple of small changes could bring huge results in terms of performance. Kant must go back to do what he does best and sit deep in midfield breaking up attacks. CHO starts and we try everything we can to get this kid to change his mind about leaving. I keep asking myself the same question'if sarri was sacked who would replace him?
Zidane: I don't think he would be the right person but could help with hazard staying and as he's a huge name playing wise then maybe we could attract a better calibre of player.
Lampard: I'm not convinced he is ready yet but would bring a feel good factor back to the fans.
I hope sarri decides to make the small changes I have mentioned but maybe Nuno santo would be an option.
Premiership expierience, some really good performances against top teams and play good football. Maybe an option.


1.) 19 Feb 2019 09:55:33
IMO a very constructive post, as always, BLUE.

2.) 19 Feb 2019 10:12:44
My guess is ther will be substantial changes in the next transfer window.

IMO, the majority of the following will be leaving:-

and maybe one or two others.

Our board has big decisions to make, I hope they have a DofF in place sooner rather than later because I haven’t got a huge amount of faith in their ability.

3.) 19 Feb 2019 10:35:43
I agree NWBLUE, who is out there who could take over? Sarri will be replaced either before Sundays Cup Final or more likely afterwards, the whole world can see that. You only had to look at Bruce Buck last night and it was in his eyes, trust me he is gone. As for your list of players out Tom it is just not realistic. Firstly, players with contracts are not always easy to sell on, secondly, with a possible transfer ban looming we can't just out a third of the squad and thirdly, with a new manager coming in who knows what CHO and Hazard will do.

4.) 19 Feb 2019 11:26:44
G8, I don’t necessarily want some of those players to leave but the club finds itself in a position where it has to make contract decisions on players who have NO contract or just one year left on their current deal.

Could be an interesting window.



06 Feb 2019 13:14:21
Possible scenario for hazard.
Real Madrid take either neymar or mbappe, I don't think they could afford to then take hazard as well. This then leaving him to either sign a new deal with Chelsea or play another season and leave for free or be sold elsewhere other than Madrid. It is a well known fact hazard has a love to wear the Madrid shirt but I don't think he is the top name for them (neymar/ mbappe) which is why at the moment I believe it's 50/ 50. My main worry isn't if he leaves but if the club find themselves in a situation where Madrid's interest goes elsewhere like I mentioned and hazard then receives an offer from someone like Man City. A lot of ifs and buts but I only hope the club are working hard behind the scenes for what is best for the club and not the player.


1.) 06 Feb 2019 13:50:41
I’d sell him if Madrid didn’t want him. Don’t want any player who doesn’t want to be here.

2.) 06 Feb 2019 16:27:32
It's also a well know fact his family are settled and happy in London.
His priorities seem divided between staying put to an extent for his family and following a dream.
He says he's happy either way and I for one believe him.
Part of the equation will also be a sporting one obviously and where we finish and his opinion of the manager and club ambitions will play a part.
Add into this that he isn't Reals first priority AND they are in rebuilding mode it really isn't a simple decision.
Leaving it until the end of the season does make sense taking everything into consideration.

3.) 06 Feb 2019 23:45:08
Think if Madrid know they can get Hazard for less than £100m or cash and Isco or asensio and kovatic, then they will get him. Leaves money in the pot for another big name signing,

4.) 06 Feb 2019 23:46:11
Turvey, your post makes very good sense.

Hazards issues may well be familiy or ambition driven but I’m just bored with the whole saga.

I would prefer it if he stays but if he goes, I’m sure you would agree our club will get over it.

I remember the Courtinho leaving Liverpool debate and how Liverpool would suffer if he left. I would suggest Liverpool are stronger without him and that’s maybe because they now have players wth a better team and work ethic.



03 Feb 2019 11:45:54
I tend to comment on here more when we play bad so I thought for once I will give credit were it's due. First David luiz, when he plays like he did yesterday he looks like one of the worlds best and his range of passing is better than most midfielders. I'm not Jorginhos biggest fan but I thought he had a better game than his last couple. Kante no words can describe him, the guy is from another planet outstanding. Another mention for Barkley I thought that was his best performance in a Chelsea shirt. When he takes more risks in the opposition half he looks like a decent player. Hazard again showing why he's wanted by everyone. Willian working really hard, don't think I've ever seen him track back and help defend like he did. Lastly Higuain, two great finishes and his movement actually surprised me. Hopefully we have a striker that can score on a regular basis.


1.) 03 Feb 2019 12:13:18
Spot in BLUE.

2.) 03 Feb 2019 23:34:01
We all know Barkley has fantastic skill and can beat players with ease. It's a confidence thing and if sarri can work on him, and get his confidence up, tell him he is as good as the world class players around him, then hopefully he will turn out to be the world class player himself.



31 Jan 2019 10:09:55
I am a fan of how sarris Napoli played the game but it's starting to feel like same old. Villa boas Porto played excellent football as well and he was possibly the worst coach we have had in the last 30 years next to scolari. Over the last 4-5 seasons it feels like our spending has not matched other top teams as well as the quality of player we are looking at so it's not a major surprise to see us one week looking great then the next looking awful. It's got to come to a time we're the club fully back the manager and bring in the players he needs as at the end of the day it's his job which is on the line. For me both Mourhino and conte failed towards the end due to poor signings. If we were playing a team containing CHO, RLC, mount and James I could probably accept results like last night as a way of learning but we are playing with a team of players who think they are better than they are. We need to give these youth players a chance now, they won everything there was to win at their level and now it's time to put them in. A lot of them have proven themselves out on loan so deserve a shot. You could see in pre season that CHO was certainly someone who could play now but it's had to come to Bayern showing an interest for us to wake up and now it might be too late. Lastly I can see results not going our way over the next few weeks and sarri losing his job with us trying for zidane to try and keep hazard. I hope I'm wrong but it just seems this is how the club is run nowadays.


1.) 31 Jan 2019 10:23:50
in comparison to city and liverpool wev brought some extremely average an poor player
baba rahmen
just to name a few
we paid 23 million for zappacosta why not pay the extra 20 like city did for a top player like walker.
drinkwater cost what 30 plus and bakayoko 40 plus that's 75 million ruffly . we could have got a serious player for 75 million.
baba rahmen was what 20 odd million
batshuayi a d these players crazy money for rubbish players this maria 1 is probably a big part of these signings. people had the kneck to criticese the last guy that used do these deals he signed some of the best players that's ever played for us. what's his name again forgive me?
lets keep backing sarri and blame these players and d person signing them let's be honest all these rubbish signing are the reason we now look a million miles away from city am liverpool.

2.) 31 Jan 2019 10:33:00
Zidane in - Sarri out - in just a few weeks time? Oh, NWBLUE, please, please, please be right.

3.) 31 Jan 2019 10:52:59
wow let's get zidane in just to keep Hazard happy again joke of a club and fans just get rid of Hazard he's got a shocking mentality not even anywhere near as good as he thinks. Id rather start fresh player power is killing us from being in the top bracket of clubs again. No consistency.

4.) 31 Jan 2019 10:53:36
zidane is a strange 1 to call for to be honest.

5.) 31 Jan 2019 11:07:56
I’m not saying I want zidane, I said it’s a Chelsea thing to do. The club make so many bad decisions I could see us doing this.

6.) 31 Jan 2019 11:22:12
ur point is taken every1 is entitled to there opinion mate.



31 Jan 2019 01:05:07
Another poor result and yet again the opposition sit deep and counter and we don't have a clue how to deal with this. I don't feel it's sack the manager and things will get better as it is the players just are not good or hungry enough. I say it's not sacking time but sarri does have to shoulder some of the blame as we cannot afford to play his way and have Jorginho playing in the position he does. Kante could go back there and do exactly what Jorginho does by taking the ball from defenders and starting plays and also gives us more defensive stability which in turn frees up a midfield spot for someone with an eye for goal in RLC. Regarding striker personally I would of had michy back and go all out for a top young striker in the summer. I'm not saying Higuaín will not do well but for this style of play to work we need someone like aguero. I keep saying it but it frustrates me massively as to why hazard hasn't either signed a new deal or been sold for as much as possible. I would love him to finish his career at Chelsea and go down as one of the greats. I also think it's highly important that we start looking to play ruben and CHO. We are at a crossroads and it's time to finally put faith in these talented young players or get the cheque book out and fully back the manager for once.





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03 Jan 2020 11:55:21
If the 100m reports are true and palace apparently want 70m for Zaha then it’s a no brainier. Sancho is ripping it up in the bundesliga similar to the way de Bruyne did and look at the regrets there. I can’t help but feel Dortmund wouldn’t of splashed money on haaland without knowing there was money coming in. Sometimes deals are all behind the scenes so for example Dortmund are not being held to ransom if they have a huge fee for Sancho and are looking for players to spend that money on.
There is a lot of experienced players also only having 6 months on their contract and that’s something we should be looking at. We have a lot of good young players who need the leadership and experience of pros that have played at the highest level. Cavani/ Modric for example.




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12 Feb 2019 21:39:29
Sarri needs to stay. We cannot just keep sacking managers. Us fans can clearly see the team is not good enough but the board keep finding it easier to sack the manager instead of pumping the cash in to buy quality players. My main concern though regarding the manager is his determination to keep playing Jorginho. It’s common sense to play kante next to Jorginho to do the defensive side of the game allowing Jorginho then to have more space when we have the ball. I think if sarri doesn’t implement this simple change then he’s making it easy for the Board to let him go. Not only would this change help the players in question but the defence would benefit from the extra cover and maybe give us a better threat going forward by having Pedro, hazard and Willian playing behind Higuain.




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05 Feb 2019 13:00:24
From what I read on courtois he didn’t even want to leave athletico. We let probably our best ever keeper in Cech go for courtois to take his place and not reach anywhere near Cech standard. He was so over hyped it’s unbelievable. Yes I agree he is a good goalkeeper but not a great goalkeeper. When the team played well and he only only had to make one or two saves he looked good but when the team had problems that’s when his true ability was there for all to see. I will use David de gea as an example, Utd playing bad yet David de gea is keeping them in games and earning his team upto 20 points a season over the past few years. Courtois doesn’t have the mentality to be a world beater and I’m glad he’s gone.




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24 Dec 2018 12:05:52
ChelseaLRD. I understand what your saying but if you can guarantee £100m extra by selling last season or hope you get champions league etc, I think as a club it’s a bad decision and will affect future signings. As I said before though I hope I’m wrong and he stays as he’s clearly in top 10 players in world football. I just think £200m could of really helped the team in more than one position for a player that isn’t sure on where he wants to play.




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24 Dec 2018 10:37:08
We’re as I agree with most of what your saying football clubs are a business and we all knew hazard wanted to go to Madrid even before the World Cup. I believe the club has been played by both hazard and Madrid knowing only two years left on his contract. Spend another year at Chelsea to not tarnish his reputation (like courtois has) and Madrid get him £100m cheaper with him getting higher wages. This in turn leaves Chelsea with a smaller budget. I know I’m all doom and gloom but the club is bigger than any player and if they show a small sign of wanting to leave then the higher price must take over any admiration of the players quality. For example if we would of sold last season you would be looking at about £200m after a great World Cup. Now we will be lucky to get half of that which again the leaves us with a smaller budget to purchase players to help the team. Personally I’d love him to stay forever but He is world class in a good side so can’t complain about his possible departure only the manner in which its played out.





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19 Jan 2020 11:39:14
Agree with most of your post, I don’t understand what our obsession is with trying to mould the worlds best holding midfielder into a box to box player. We either need to play 4231 with kante next to Jorginho but as a holding player meaning Jorginho can have more freedom or drop Jorginho and get a more creative player in midfield so kante can play CDM. I’m not a big fan of having azpilicueta play LB and I also don’t think Christensen is good enough. I’d like to see tomori play more next to rudiger.
I don’t think a lot will agree but I think CHO would of benefited more from a loan out. Pulisic started to hit some form but is sadly injured. Signing sancho is a must even if he doesn’t join until summer. I’d also like us to try for cavani Who I think would be well suited to the premiership
Plus a really Lacey attacking left back, not Chilwell.




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01 Jan 2020 20:54:38
Haven’t posted for a while but regarding Jorginho I don’t quite understand his position and I think this is the main problem in the team especially when our attacks break down. Is Jorginho supposed to be the holding player, say like a quarter back spraying passes and then sitting to protect the defence or is he supposed to be pressing high up the pitch.

When our defence has the ball jorginho looks for gaps to receive the ball to feet and then tries to get us moving, this is something I think he does well and has cut out a lot of silly mistakes from last season.

We’re I think he is really bad is when the opposition has the ball, instead of keeping the midfield shape he charges forward to squeeze the play but leaves a huge hole in the centre. When playing in a 3 this squeezing job should be kovacic or kante job and Jorginho should just orchestrate.

I think the best thing Lampard can do is give us back the best holding midfielder their is in kante and put him back in there and tell him to sit and protect the defence.

Jorginho is a good player but he’s trying to play too many positions which unbalances the team.




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05 Feb 2019 13:10:40
If it’s his dream to play for Real Madrid then good luck to him but the club have made a huge mistake in allowing him down to his last year of contract. After the World Cup we possibly could of got £180m plus for a player who has constantly spoke of his desire to play elsewhere. I think he’s been great for us and would love him to stay but I think if he had any intention to stay then why not sign the reported deal he has been offered for £350k a week. The only way I believe he will stay is if Real Madrid decide on neymar or mbappe instead and hazard has no choice but to stay with us. If this happens I hope he signs a new deal and knuckles down to become a true club legend like terry, lampard etc.




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31 Jan 2019 17:01:09
Jorginho hasn’t fully adapted to the fast pace premier league. Teams are identifying him as a weak link to the amount of time he needs to pass the ball. My main problem with him is that anyone can do the link between defence and midfield but he cannot do the defending side which is what’s needed as he’s the deepest player in midfield. Maybe a simple 4231 would benefit everyone with kante playing a more holding and allowing Jorginho to have more time. Also think a centre attacking midfielder would allow us to play RLC behind the striker, which is also a position Barkley would play better in. This is exactly the mistake a lot of managers make when joining the league as you have to adapt to your surroundings.




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31 Jan 2019 11:07:56
I’m not saying I want zidane, I said it’s a Chelsea thing to do. The club make so many bad decisions I could see us doing this.