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23 Mar 2020 16:34:02
Ed002, are Chelsea looking at Declan Rice to replace Jorginho?

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{Ed002's Note - Chelsea have not made any approach to West Ham about Rice (who is of course an ex Chelsea Academy player).


1.) 23 Mar 2020 16:53:06
I hope not after his comments about his time at Chelsea. Looks average in a terrible West Ham midfield. If we wanted to take a punt on a defensive midfielder, I'd rather we just went for Doucoure if Watford go down.

{Ed002's Note - Chelsea has no intentions about "taking a punt" on Decoure.}


2.) 23 Mar 2020 17:50:58
I don't really rate him.


3.) 23 Mar 2020 18:38:21
I thought Rice had a good game against us at aThe Bridge but I don’t enough about to be a judge.


4.) 23 Mar 2020 20:47:29
Let’s be honest Sky sports have nothing to post because of the Coronavirus so they’re just making stuff up now.


5.) 23 Mar 2020 23:57:30
I wonder if the people who don't rate Rice felt the same about Jordan Henderson a few years ago?


6.) 24 Mar 2020 17:39:24
Hi Turvey, my rating of Declan Rice wouldn't add or subtract from him. please don't be offended by my comment about Declan Rice (if you are), all I am saying is that, he isn't the player I would like to replace any of our defensive midfielder (s) with (both the ones at the club and the ones on loan) .


7.) 25 Mar 2020 12:16:22
I like Rice as a CB.


 

 

12 Mar 2020 03:29:19
Ed002, are Chelsea looking to offload any of the four starting CBs?
Or are they happy with the players and will continue with them unless someone pushes for a move?

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{Ed002's Note - Nothing has changed in respect of the CBs from what has already been provided.}


 

 

15 Feb 2020 14:34:43
Ed002, is there any planned goalkeeper changes for next season?

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{Ed002's Note - Yes. Jamal Blackman (G) now 26 and wants to be playing will be likely made available after a loan to Bristol Rovers.}


1.) 15 Feb 2020 14:59:06
Oh yes, you mentioned that already. No changes planned for Kepa and Willy?

{Ed002's Note - WC is out of contract in the summer - if he accespts a one year deal then no. Chelsea will be looking to add a young GK when he turns 18 in the summer but he will not be for the first team squad. The club have been to watch five goalkeepers and they have been approached by an agent about another should they need a first pick in the summer but there has not been any decision made to move anyone on.}


2.) 15 Feb 2020 17:39:58
Ed002 . Your insights and knowhow about our club is just fantastic . Oh how lucky are we to have you.

Just want to say thank you. That's all.


 

 

08 Feb 2020 18:37:58
Ed002, is there interest in Jorginho?

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{Ed002's Note - Yes, but I expect only if Juventus don't get their first choice. I would expect his agent will approach other sides looking for a similar player such as Fiorentina and Inter.}


1.) 08 Feb 2020 19:45:16
Whose Juve’s first target? I’d be happy to see Jorginho go and see us reinvest in a proper defensive midfielder like Ndidi or Lisandro Martinez. It’s what you need to challenge for the prem.


2.) 08 Feb 2020 19:43:04
Ed, why is the agent looking for a new club? Is there some reason Jorginho is unhappy?

{Ed002's Note - He will be looking for options knowing that Julve have a preferred player.}


3.) 08 Feb 2020 20:04:47
MarkSteinIsMean, I might be wrong, but I think Juve's preferred player is Tonali.


4.) 08 Feb 2020 20:45:58
Thanks Roman.


 

 

08 Jan 2020 20:06:56
From Sky Sports:

"Chelsea have made an offer for Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes, believed to be an 18-month loan with an obligation to buy for £55m. Chelsea's offer for Fernandes is dependent on the Portugal international midfielder playing at least 50 per cent of games during his loan spell at Stamford Bridge. "

Ed002, your thoughts?

Roman_199

{Ed002's Note - Gosh.}


1.) 08 Jan 2020 21:43:54
If we pay that amount of money for that average player I swear to god I’d give up with this club regarding transfers. Thankfully it’s just a poor source in Sky. I’d be gutted if it’s true. Still think Scott Mclachlan and Marina need to be shown the door I think Petr should take charge of all transfers.

I remember when something said on sky sports meant it was a 90% done deal they have lost so much credibility these days.


2.) 08 Jan 2020 22:22:42
Chelsea bid for player not first choice for Benfica?

55m euro?

West Ham target?

Nope.


3.) 08 Jan 2020 22:11:03
Do we really need a young midfielder? We have Mount, Gallagher, Ampadu and Loftus-Cheek just for starters.


4.) 08 Jan 2020 22:19:14
Ed002, can we have a debunk podcast where you just debunk every single b*ullrubbish rumour created by Sky etc.? 😂.


5.) 08 Jan 2020 22:36:27
Haha. Love the response Ed. Seems like the most bizarre rumour from them all. Midfield is probably the last position the club are looking to strengthen. Kante, Kovacoc, Jorginho, Mount, RLC etc.


6.) 09 Jan 2020 00:05:46
It went from West Ham will get him for £33m to chelsea with and 18month loan and £55m, is he every any good, ?


 

 

 

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28 Mar 2020 23:09:30
Ed002, after today's statement from the club, can we assume that there will be no expansion of Stamford Bridge in the future?

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{Ed002's Note - No.}


 

 

28 Mar 2020 23:09:30
Ed002, after today's statement from the club, can we assume that there will be no expansion of Stamford Bridge in the future?

Roman_199

{Ed002's Note - No. The situation is as I have previously explained. Nothing else.


 

 

25 Mar 2020 12:17:32
Ed002, any chance of a full list of players we're interested in?
Self-isolation is getting boring day by day.

Roman_199

1.) 25 Mar 2020 12:58:27
Think Ed said he wouldn't do a full list anymore as it leads to too much abuse. Which is a very sad thing, both because it actually leads to abuse which is just inexplicable, and because we're all simply happier when reading Ed's list. Alas.

Mentioned we could ask him regarding specific players though. Hope this helps.


2.) 25 Mar 2020 17:17:37
I never understand why people are so vile.


3.) 25 Mar 2020 21:36:13
It's a sad thought but I think it's the general nature of humans. So many people seem to love being hostile towards others, especially through an internet platform where nothing can seemingly hurt them.

It's a true shame.


 

 

18 Mar 2020 14:59:32
Ed001, who is primarily responsible for Chelsea's poor defence? The midfielders, the CBs, the fullbacks or the GK?

Roman_199

{Ed001's Note - it is a team effort, but I would have to say that the coaching staff have to take a lot of responsibility too. Particularly on set pieces, which is the main weak spot. That has lowered confidence in open play and brought in errors. There is a definite lack of organisation on set plays. That is something that can be easily rectified, you can change things very easily and work on it in training without much difficulty.

The question is whether you need a set piece coach in to work on it or can the current coaches figure it out? A lot of it is basics, no matter whether you go man-to-man, zonal or a mix of the two. You always need someone in the near post area who is clever and good in the air. The right man there will head a large percentage of deliveries clear as so many go short. The rest will tend to differ depending on opponent, but it helps if the players take more responsibility for figuring things out. They are right there in the moment and should be able to pick out the particularly dangerous opposition players and assign someone to mark or block them, depending on the system used.

What has made a difference is Giroud, which shows a lot of the set piece problems were down to players, so the blame can't be wholly assigned to one area.

In open play, the way you play will always leave openings when you are on the ball. It is risk against reward. If you are going to win more matches than you lose then you have to take risks. Though I have to say the risks are increased massively by leaving Jorginho as the main midfielder playing deep when both full-backs push on. He lacks the mobility and defensive ability to perform that role alone. He needs help. Then you have Rudiger being too rash and chasing out to make challenges when he should be holding position or even dropping off. It is something that your most experienced centre-back can't be doing.

So all in all, it is a mix of things. Open style of play, mixed with struggles to sort out the set pieces and a lack of cover from midfield added to a defence that lacks a calm head in the centre. On top of that you lack a top class goalkeeper to bail out the team when it matters. It is going to be a case of incremental improvements, rather than flicking a switch and fixing it.}


1.) 18 Mar 2020 20:01:05
Rudiger and Jorginho are just two players I will never rate. Look at the difference Gilmour made their with legs compared to Jorgi we had two clean sheets. Think Zouma is massively underrated on this platform he is a monster at winning aerial duels his percentage is just below Van Dijk if I’m not wrong. Rudiger is 6’3 and struggle so much with aerial balls. Zouma and Giroud are essential for us going forward especially at set pieces. RLC would be a massive asset too once fit.


2.) 18 Mar 2020 21:39:37
I keep on banging on about leadership on the pitch.

Azpilicueta is a captain who leads by example, he's not a talker or organiser at set pieces. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but he needs another experienced player to step up.

Rudiger doesn't step up, Ed's right about his diving out of position - I think he's selfish defender. None of Zouma, Christensen or Tomori are talkers, you'd hope Tomori could grow into it, but he's apparently always been a quiet lad at all age groups. Ampadu could develop into the he when he returns.

It seems like something we need to invest in.


3.) 19 Mar 2020 07:39:21
So many things are required to make a good team.

Recruitment, management, coaching and players are probably the obvious ones but leadership on the pitch is something that is so important. No team can have enough players who are leaders. We got very spoilt for a long but successful period of time.

I always try and make my criticism of players at the end of the season and this season, if it ever finishes, will be no different.


 

 

18 Mar 2020 14:58:30
Ed002, since this is a boring time for football fans, I was wondering if you could give us some sort of transfer update on the incoming side if you aren't too busy.

Roman_199

{Ed002's Note - It is not worth me doing it - there will be the usual grief.}


1.) 18 Mar 2020 15:25:18
Shame, it would really brighten my day. However I do understand. It's an utter shame it is still causing grief and probably abuse as well.

{Ed002's Note - Remind me in a couple of days and I will do what I can.}


2.) 18 Mar 2020 17:24:38
You're a stud, Ed. If not possible then also no worries of course :-)

Stay safe meanwhile!


 

 

 

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25 Mar 2020 12:16:22
I like Rice as a CB.

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15 Feb 2020 15:41:38
From what I have inferred from our conversations in the past few months Ed002, the only positions that we will certainly buy players are at ST and LB (provided Alonso leaves as expected) .
Positions like CB, GK and LW are dependent on the current players leaving or staying.

Roman_199

{Ed002's Note - No that is not really correct. Chelsea has been looking at other players who might be able to improve the squad and there will be a lot of fringe players and loanees Chelsea will move on if they can. If Kante or Jorginho were to leave there ius a replacement Chelsea has in mind. There will be discussions between all concerned parties at the club and a couple of third parties to focus on changes shortly.}


 

 

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15 Feb 2020 14:59:06
Oh yes, you mentioned that already. No changes planned for Kepa and Willy?

Roman_199

{Ed002's Note - WC is out of contract in the summer - if he accespts a one year deal then no. Chelsea will be looking to add a young GK when he turns 18 in the summer but he will not be for the first team squad. The club have been to watch five goalkeepers and they have been approached by an agent about another should they need a first pick in the summer but there has not been any decision made to move anyone on.}


 

 

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12 Feb 2020 03:21:32
Ed002, are our finances strong enough to seriously try signing Sancho?

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{Ed002's Note - Chelsea don't have any financial issues.}


 

 

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08 Feb 2020 20:04:47
MarkSteinIsMean, I might be wrong, but I think Juve's preferred player is Tonali.

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25 Mar 2020 17:17:37
I never understand why people are so vile.

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18 Mar 2020 08:59:24
Upamecano, yes, definitely good enough.
Romagnoli, no. This is not 2017.

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16 Mar 2020 14:04:53
De Ligt is close to impossible. Neither of the rest are good enough except for maybe Todibo but he hasn't played that much yet.

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15 Mar 2020 20:10:48
Is Tah really that good?

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12 Mar 2020 12:35:19
Pretty sure the pandemic is more important than the games right now.

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