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07 Aug 2019 16:22:38
I don’t like these David Luiz rumours. Refusing to train to force through a move to Arsenal. This seems odd in a few ways, very late in the window, arsenal are a rival and don’t have champions league football and I’ve always thought Luiz was loyal to us and loved the club despite celebrating against us. We certainly don’t have the squad depth to let him go.


1.) 07 Aug 2019 16:30:19
No rumours; Matt Law seems to have confirmed it.

2.) 07 Aug 2019 16:37:09
David luiz scored the winning goal v us in champions league and went absolutely mental ( as he should of ) and now refused to train to get his move, if this is the case I imagine it’s because he knows his not a regular starter under frank with Zouma back and rudiger close.

3.) 07 Aug 2019 16:54:24
It's weird, he signed an extension not long ago, in May. He could of left for free and commanded a big signing on bonus.

I would say Lamps might have said he will play a reduced role this season.

4.) 07 Aug 2019 16:55:28
The question is why is he forcing a move esp at this time in the window? Could it be that he has been told that his first team role will diminish and he doesn't want to play second fiddle OR have Arsenal offered him more years (in turn more money) OR is a combination of both factors OR could it be something else? Perhaps, time will tell.
I remember that D. Luiz pushed for a move from PSG to Chelsea the moment he realised that he would no longer be in the first team; could this push to leave at this moment be a similar scenario? Whatever he decides, I wish him good luck.

5.) 07 Aug 2019 17:06:09
Another twist to the story is that he didn't refuse to train that's according to Oliver Harbord of Football. london. So could his 'no-training' be that the club wants him out?

6.) 07 Aug 2019 17:16:06
MATT LAW'S WORDS: 'There have been a series of fall-outs surrounding him (D. Luiz) this week - He has made it clear he wants to go - Arsenal are interested'.

7.) 07 Aug 2019 18:30:53
Let him go, no more wild wasted free kicks and those moments of charging a midfielder and being out of position. Doesn’t want to fight for a spot then go,

8.) 07 Aug 2019 18:43:48
Wrong timing ahead of the Man Utd game.

Club ain't that daft to create a story by selling Luiz knowing they are banned and before a big game. Adverse media.

Luiz probably knows he will be phased out slowly and has been told at arsenal he will be integral. If this is the case then what a way to end a terrific career at chelsea.

9.) 07 Aug 2019 19:51:43
I would like to think of myself as a balanced fan but Luiz making demands from the club and wanting to go to Arsenal sucks.

He was on course to become something special at our club but any chance of that will disappear as he trundles over to North London.

I can’t think of two many times when we have kept players who want to leave, so I guess we will sell him and keep Tamori in our squad.

10.) 07 Aug 2019 22:30:45
Was reading on carefree that we got him to sign the new deal not to loose him on a free and that he’s been told he’s 4 choice hence why he wants to go and lampards given his blessing on the deal only passing on what I’ve read.

11.) 08 Aug 2019 00:11:06
Read Chelsea Will get around or close to £15m for him, that’s brilliant business of true, Zouma Rudiger both better, Christensen would be a lot better if he was bit more aggressive but that £15m can go with the hazard money morata money and go towards strengthen attacking wise end of season,

12.) 08 Aug 2019 09:58:52
He was probably our weakest defender in pre-season. I expect he's aware he won't be first choice this season and has thrown his toys out of the pram.

Overall he's been a decent player for the club, but I won't be too upset if he leaves and Tomori stays with the squad.



27 Jan 2019 19:59:59
Judging by his interview just then on BBC it looks like CHO is leaving. He couldn’t help but smile when asked about whether he’d spoken with Bayern and didn’t want to say anything about his future. Real shame as he played well today.


1.) 27 Jan 2019 20:07:41
why did chelsea allow him to do interview?

2.) 27 Jan 2019 20:11:29
Agreed RVD. Such a shame as well because I do think he'd make it at Chelsea if he stayed. But as you say he smiled as soon as bayern were mentioned.
I was surprised to see him play though if it is true about him putting a transfer request in.
If we refuse to sell him, hopefully he'll be given more starts in the 2nd half of season and change his mind about signing a new contract. That's my having wishful thinking anyway.

3.) 27 Jan 2019 20:34:20
Don’t think it was a case of him being allowed to do one or not. BBC cornered him and Willian as goalscorers on the pitch to talk about the game and then they asked him about his future.
I’d like to see that happen too King Drogba, I think he’s young and probably naive enough to change his mind constantly.

4.) 27 Jan 2019 20:43:51
he was already smiling from the little joke with Willian.

5.) 27 Jan 2019 20:45:51
he also said:  "I'll keep working hard and you never know what will happen. "

6.) 27 Jan 2019 23:55:50
He already knew he was going to be asked about Bayern and he did well with his response.

7.) 28 Jan 2019 17:06:47
willian said his opinion he needs to stay he can't leave he knows the club he knows hel get time. interesting.

8.) 28 Jan 2019 21:36:35
According to the BBC website, CHO has been told he will not be sold.

Hopefully, Sarri will give him a lot more starts, especially in the premiership, nd that will persuade him to sign a new contract.

{Ed002's Note - Would you be happy to play him and end up 5th and not fourth?}

9.) 28 Jan 2019 23:54:18
I don’t think anyone would Ed but I don’t think it’s as cut and dry as that. Willian and Pedro have both been poor this season by and large and yet we’re 4th by 3 points.

10.) 29 Jan 2019 00:45:11
No I wouldn’t Ed002 but do you not think we could have given CHO more oppurtunities? There’s been plenty of times where Willian/ Pedro have been poor and we needed spark yet a midfielder came on. He’s a good option and we haven’t been able to see if he’s really good enough yet. Sterling at Liverpool got his chance and look what he did with it. Give CHO half a season with more game time (not outright starter) and we’ll reap the rewards I’m sure of it.

{Ed002's Note - No, he is still learning.}

11.) 29 Jan 2019 07:42:40
You are very correct Ed002, he's still learning, all I am saying is that we just have to keep him the boy is a very good footballer.

{Ed002's Note - But what you don’t do is kowtow to a child.}

12.) 29 Jan 2019 10:51:46
Maybe there's something you know that I don't know that you aren't telling cos you always know something that we don't know. I agree with you- no kowtowing to a child but Chelsea is a service oriented profit-making organization, so the (service- which is football; and money) that Hudson Odoi can bring in should be topmost in our minds.
Truly no kowtowing to anybody but talking and negotiating is very much allowed- for me.

{Ed002's Note - Yes, it is clear that you have little grasp of the situation or how the club works. Chelsea will not be held to ransom by any players - if a player is unhappy and a suitable offer made they will leave.}

13.) 29 Jan 2019 15:35:23
Disagree ed but fair enough.

14.) 29 Jan 2019 11:34:19
Judging from all you have said Ed002, why haven't the Chelsea sold him way before if clearly someone feels that he is or could be holding the club to ransome? Why didn't the club sell him in the summer or in this winter transfer window- what's causing the delay?

{Ed002's Note - Christ you don't seem to get it - he was 17 until sometime in November and still goes to school.}

15.) 29 Jan 2019 14:57:57
Highly disagree with you ed002 but fair enough mate.

16.) 29 Jan 2019 17:25:35
Thought my first post didn’t go through. Cheers.



27 Jan 2019 00:25:31
Ageing and declining Willian and Pedro, no guarantees Hazard is staying past summer. Despite the arrival of Pulisic has there ever been a better chance for an 18 year old winger to make it in the Chelsea first team? As much as I understand his frustration, I can’t help but feel a bit of patience would serve him best in this situation. The contract offer is absurd money and he could grow to be a real fan favourite. For every move abroad that works out there’s 10 that don’t. Biased as a Chelsea fan maybe but I really feel he’s best placed here.


1.) 27 Jan 2019 01:52:08
Willian and Pedro will likely be here next year, Pulisic is in and we will replace hazard with big money. He’s again 4th choice. I understand him.

2.) 27 Jan 2019 01:56:50
Let Hazard go, doesn't want to be here. Buy someone better, he will be gone shortly. We shouldn't give promises to unproven players whether it’s our fault or not, but we won’t be held to ransom - get rid.

3.) 27 Jan 2019 14:20:33
Again Sarri caused this mess. The same thing might happen with Emerson and Christensen if the club doesn't do something. I don't know what is with Italian coaches and older players.
CHO did quite enough during the preseason to force Sarri's hand to play him but the man just wants to stick with the elders (Willian and Pedro) . Sarri even picked RLC ahead of CHO for wing role this season when CHO is clearly better; perhaps these things also made him consider his future. The funny thing is that if Willian and Pedro are this bad this season, how good so you think that they will be next season?

In some ways I don't blame Hudson Odoi, let this serve as a lesson to Chelsea.

4.) 27 Jan 2019 17:05:07
I respect your opinions usually obinna. But on this occasion my views differ slightly. But i do agree with some points.

Yes i agree CHO maybe should have got more starts but only recently. But put yourself in Sarri's poistion for a moment, do you see for yourself whether willian and Pedro are capable or do you base your opinion on their performances under Conte? Sarri plays with more possession and may have felt he could raise their levels massively like he did with many players at Napoli. Obviously we were plain sailing until November so there was no need to take risks. Pedro has been good, his been unlucky with injuries but he seems prone to minor injuries. Obviously Willian not so good so that's why CHO should hsve featured more recently. However i do think CHO has got himself very close to selection now with Sarri but he seems to be wanting to take a different route now. I won't blame sarri for this. il respect CHO for what he wants to pursue.

Yes Emerson should play now, i don't agree with Alonso's selection just because he offers height. Alonso has been tailing for the last 2 months and should have been dropped. But hopefully Sarri will play Emerson nore now.

Unfortunately Christensen isn't good enough to replace Luiz or rudiger and is rightfully playing cup games. Luiz is having a cracking season, he always has to prove himself to the pundits. His accolades in football are not enough for them which is unfair. Everytime he wins a trophy he plays a massive part but its all forgotten when he makes a mistakes. Stones has made a lot more but he seems to untouchable to them. We need another defender or give Zouma a go. Zouma is quality.

5.) 27 Jan 2019 19:05:01
Hudson Odoi's talent and ability is too good to go unnoticed (for a top manager like Sarri) . He started showing these signs and abilities from preseason; what happened from that time till recently is the question we should be asking.
I blame Sarri cos of this character of completely forgetting the backups when some of them are clearly more productive than the perpetual starters.

Another area that scared me was the fact that Sarri is putting all confidence on Pedro and Willian- which makes me think- how will the future be if they are playing like this season (considering that the EPL which is a fast league and their ages will increase next season which means reduced productivity) . Considering how good our oppositions are.

6.) 27 Jan 2019 21:13:42
Fair points obinna. I get what your saying. Sarri obviously is a little stubborn and rotation is known to be his weakness. definitely should have been given a chance.

7.) 27 Jan 2019 21:55:22
All you have said is true CFCShak and you are always spot on; make no mistake, I respect Sarri a lot as a manager and I really like his football (the change is evidently massive in the way we play within a small space of time, so I like him and give him credit for that), I just feel he decided on the players that he wanted too quickly- early before he set feet on Chelsea ground- which I think isn't completely right cos some players that he's putting aside are the ones that's doing a lot better (football talks on the pitch - no where else) .

I want us to be like Mancity in the way they have a young team (or is working towards reducing the average age of their team) ; but I feel Sarri (being a typical Italian) likes older players a lot; our future is very important. I dream of the day that we have a team whose average age is 23-25 years that plays Sarri ball.

8.) 28 Jan 2019 21:00:47
Zouma will never be Chelsea quality as much as I like him but I don’t rate Christensen either. It’d be nice to get Romagnoli in as LCB give us some balance he’s a leader also what we need.



13 Jan 2017 16:54:50
Payet rumours gathering pace, apparently between us and Marsellie now. Personally, I don't think he's what we need, so I hope these rumours aren't true. Any further updates eds?


{Ed002's Note - No.}

1.) 13 Jan 2017 17:22:42
I hope upon hope we never sign the likes of Payet. Not because of his ability, but any player refusing to play for there club should slung into the stand and fined his wages each week, so he would be sitting there for nothing. Certainly let him rot till the summer if not beyond. It may sound extreme but loyalty to your supporters if not your employer is important.
So no thank you

2.) 13 Jan 2017 19:31:18
So what's your opinion on Costa Andrew?

3.) 13 Jan 2017 19:42:53
Makelele supposedly did similar at Real Madrid prior to joining Chelsea.

4.) 13 Jan 2017 22:01:38
To be honest 11skelljcfc I didn't see the Costa story until about an hour ago. I have given my opinion on Costa above, and to be honest it is much the same. No player is bigger than the club.

5.) 13 Jan 2017 22:54:00
Fair enough.



22 Jun 2016 22:50:42
Guillem Balague seems to think we're willing to sell azpilicueta for around £14m, I don't know a great deal about how prices are determined but that seems incredibly low. He's invaluable to this team and shouldn't really be for sale at any price. I hope he's talking a load of rubbish, wouldn't be the first time.


1.) 23 Jun 2016 00:14:33
Considering how much Luke shaw was worth and Danilo when he moved to real (both fullbacks over 30m) selling azpilicuelta for less than 25m or at all is criminal.

2.) 23 Jun 2016 00:14:39
It's madness. How can youngsters who have never played for a first team be worth more the Dave.
He has been solid for outstanding for us since he has joined and to the think that he could be sold for 14mill.

3.) 23 Jun 2016 01:07:17
Plus he's brilliant at both sides, surely there's no way Chelsea would sell for that little? Plus he's still a good age.

4.) 23 Jun 2016 01:13:45
Rumour is Conte is looking at playing three at the back and doesn't see Dave as a proper wing back because too be honest although great defensively he's not fantastic going forward is he? I'd still like to see him on the right no matter what formation but we have to trust the manager.

5.) 23 Jun 2016 07:41:24
I wouldn't believe him, he said Ronaldo was going back to Utd last year.

6.) 23 Jun 2016 11:23:16
Off course we are not going sell any player to Man. Utd.

7.) 23 Jun 2016 12:16:52
It would be absoloutely criminal to sell azpilicueta to anyone never mind mourinhos United we would really show a lack of power allowing him to join United or any rival.

8.) 23 Jun 2016 17:10:43
I don't know what makes you think that we won't sell to Man Utd?

Juan Mata?

9.) 23 Jun 2016 18:13:35
We've sold too many good players in last few years, Mourinho didn't care about Mata and they've offered much more than any other club.
And they won't even try to sign any of our players.
There are only 2 important Chelsea players who might want to leave Costa and Willian. Reasons Madrid and money. Pedro might be pushed out by the time.

10.) 23 Jun 2016 19:22:04
I've lost count of how many times Ed002 has said if a player wants to leave and another club makes an acceptable offer Chelsea would sell.

11.) 24 Jun 2016 03:15:22
Yes we all no that redrosie were just sharing our views on the situation selling azpilicueta would be madness in my opinion. Antibot don't forget about courtois wither remember balague reported a while back if Madrid don't get de gea then courtois is der back up or no 2 plan I think he would leave personally if Madrid put in an offer and Chelsea accepted . I'd be quiet confident aswell that Costa will be back at athletico next season don't think he wants to stay that's the impression u get time will tell.

12.) 24 Jun 2016 08:35:04
I still think Dave is our next captain in waiting and will not be sold. His value to our club is"in my opnion" immeasurable. He is to Chelsea what Lham is to BM, and players of this ilk should be just as highly valued as the so called "superstars" as they perform at their very best, every time, in any position. He can't do what a Hazard does but at a level only slightly below, he does what he does week in, week out.

13.) 26 Jun 2016 02:35:35
Why do you all keep saying we won't sell a player to Man Utd? Don't you remember a certain ex Chelsea player of the year called a Juan Mata?




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17 Feb 2020 17:07:29
More nervous tonight than I have been in a long time. A win would be massive but most importantly we can’t lose. Missing Pulisic is big and hopefully Tammy is fit because I don’t see Batshuayi being up to it even if he did score a brilliant goal the last time we played them.


1.) 17 Feb 2020 20:53:11
Batshuayi has missed 3 sitters today. I feel bad for the lad, his clearly struggling with confidence and Lampard throws him in the deep end.

What has Giroud done? Lampard doesn't seem to favour him at all.

2.) 17 Feb 2020 21:00:34
It’s hardly confidenc, his been like this since we bought him. It’s why he does well in cup games v weaker opposition because he needs 5 chances before scoring, what are his strengths? Doesn’t hold ball up. Isn’t fast, isn’t clinical. Isn’t good in the air hasn’t got good movement? I know I’m being “ negative “ but what are his strengths. Genuine question?

3.) 17 Feb 2020 21:46:29
He’s not struggling with confidence he’s just plain awful. His overall play has always been poor, he’s still living off his past reputation of scoring a few important goals.



22 Jan 2020 08:48:11
As poor as the results have been recently, and certainly yesterday was a must win after the first 25 mins I think we need to remember we haven’t had a full squad all season. We’ve been unlucky with injuries and against arsenal if we had Reece James and Pulisic playing, I think we would’ve won. We’ve also got RLC to come back hopefully by the end of the season as well as perhaps a signing or two this month. Our squad isn’t the deepest at the best of times but injuries have definitely hampered us this season.


1.) 22 Jan 2020 09:23:46
Injuries haven’t helped but no worse than other teams. Maybe, we are asking a lot from young players and Mount is a classic example. He has been average for most games but it’s his fist Premiership season so we should try and be patient.

2.) 22 Jan 2020 12:23:38
The only teams that haven't really been hit by injuries are Liverpool, Wolves and Leicester - hence how well they're doing. City: defence; Man U: Pogba, now Rashford; Spurs: Kane. Bournemouth: their whole 1st eleven! We haven't been particularly hit badly by injuries - we're just not good enough.

3.) 22 Jan 2020 14:23:39
The injuries we have had though have been to players that make the most impact. When he’s played Pulisic has almost always been our best player and Reece James is the only player that can cross a ball in this team. RLC would also add a bit of everything to our midfield. With a full squad to choose from I’d say our starting XI is actually pretty strong but when Lampards hand is forced by injuries it makes things difficult. If James and Pulisic played yesterday we would’ve won quite comfortably I think.



26 Dec 2019 21:49:41
Really disappointing result and performance today. Our home form really is diabolical. When teams sit back we lack the creativity and more importantly the accurate crosses to threaten.

Dave’s crossing was absolutely shocking again and Reece James needs a run in the side now. Mount did well when he came on but without him, Pulisic and Kovacic, Tammy was absolutely starved.

Lampard rested our key players and paid the price, formation was wrong too for the first half. The weird thing is, I’m confident we will beat Arsenal. We’re being gifted top 4 at the moment but the gap is slowly closing.

We need to drag ourselves out of this poor form as soon as possible and put a few wins together. It will take a lot for me to be Lampard out and I’m certainly not there yet but I just hope he isn’t too naive tactically to work out how to beat these teams that just park the bus because it will end up costing us even more than it already has. COYB.




23 Oct 2019 19:49:04
Great performance, even better result. We were patient and disciplined. Pulisic changed the game and happy for Batshuayi to score the winner (despite missing a sitter just before) . COYB.




17 Sep 2019 21:57:12
Awful result and a poor performance second half. We had no goal threat at all and that must be partly down to losing mount so early on. Willian had absolutely no final product all game as usual and should’ve squared it to Pedro for a certain goal. As for the penalty, how can we have 4 players crowding round it?! Surely we know who our penalty taker is and I thought that was Jorginho. To top it all of Barkley misses the target. Poor poor game.


1.) 17 Sep 2019 22:06:32
We carried very little goal threat all game hope mason is ok gunna be a lot of ups and downs this season thought Tomori looked good anyone know if we’re zonal marking from set plays as we look vulnerable.

2.) 17 Sep 2019 22:42:57
Poor free kick to give away by Kovacic but to many players asleep to the run.

3.) 18 Sep 2019 19:08:22
We will keep giving away silly goals while Jorginho is in the team - the guy couldn't defend his way out of a paper bag.

4.) 19 Sep 2019 09:58:23
How do you defend your way out of a paper bag just curious.




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27 May 2020 13:49:35
Wow incredibly detailed response, the Liverpool agent fee figure is baffling too, they get paid extortionate sums at times. Cheers ed.




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14 Feb 2020 11:17:15
Also saw a comment from ed implying that the fee is well in excess of £100m in total (probably £150m+) . I don’t see Chelsea spending that on Sancho when we have CHO, Pulisic, Ziyech and Willian that will probably be at the club next season. There’s other areas we need to strengthen more.




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20 Jan 2020 21:29:10
I’d say a loan is unlikely given his contract is up in the summer. More likely PSG would want to sell him and get some cash.




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20 Jan 2020 12:22:06
Jamal Blackman is 26! Wow time flies.




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11 Jan 2020 18:40:16
Yeah that makes sense ed cheers. Frustrating to hear but not surprising when you see examples like Man U spending £80m on Maguire, wonder what they’d pay for a genuinely world class player.





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18 Apr 2020 21:14:57
I don’t understand all the support for leaving this season unfinished especially those that want this season ended now in order to start next season on time. Why should one season be less important than another? The European championships have been pushed back a year so this summer has been freed up (although this is optimistic) Surely the plan must remain to finish this season even if it means pushing back next season, this time period has been a break for the players so there wouldn’t be the need for a normal sized break between the end of this season and the start of next.
All that said, the proposal above does suit Chelsea as it would mean we get top 4 and we are precariously close to dropping out of the champions league spots as it stands.


{Ed002's Note - It is not about starting next season on time.}



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25 Feb 2020 13:28:45
I’ve always thought of Giroud and Batshuayi as almost perfect opposites. Batshuayi can be missing almost all game but still pop up with a goal whereas Giroud doesn’t score many for a striker but plays a very important role with his hold up play, skill, interplay and movement. Now that Batshuayi has had a small run in the team but failed to score goals I think Giroud is the obvious choice, even if his goal scoring record isn’t great he has a habit of scoring goals right when we need them.




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14 Feb 2020 19:35:36
They could survive 1 season out pretty fine, 2 on the other hand would be huge.




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04 Feb 2020 08:25:14
You say that but we’ll probably beat Man U and spurs then lose 2 stupid games where a team parks the bus and it’s suddenly all to play for again.




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22 Jan 2020 14:23:39
The injuries we have had though have been to players that make the most impact. When he’s played Pulisic has almost always been our best player and Reece James is the only player that can cross a ball in this team. RLC would also add a bit of everything to our midfield. With a full squad to choose from I’d say our starting XI is actually pretty strong but when Lampards hand is forced by injuries it makes things difficult. If James and Pulisic played yesterday we would’ve won quite comfortably I think.