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30 May 2019 21:26:11
Ed001, since you have strong connections in Liverpool, have you heard any chatter about Everton making a permanent move for Kurt Zouma?


{Ed001's Note - they would like him on a permanent deal yes, but I don't know of anything being done yet.}



09 Apr 2019 15:16:41
Ed002, are Chelsea interested in Hakim Ziyech of Ajax?


{Ed002's Note - As a Pulisic replacement do you mean? No.}

1.) 09 Apr 2019 18:59:14
I don't know to play what role, just read it in some paper named Sport (German) .



20 Mar 2019 21:34:04
Ed002, were Chelsea looking to sign a right-back in the summer before the transfer ban?


{Ed002's Note - No, not since Florenzi. The plan was to replace Zappacosta with Ola Aina but I expect both to leave, so Reece James may provide cover.}

1.) 20 Mar 2019 23:10:24
Thanks again for your continued replies ed, really excited by the possible prospect of Reece James getting some game time.

{Ed002's Note - He would be cover - to replace Zappacosta.)

2.) 21 Mar 2019 05:08:07
So, going by what Ed002 and the media have said, I think we were/ are looking to sign 1 CF, 1 winger to replace Hazard, 2 midfielders and 1 CB.

Ed002, amongst our older players (Higuain, Giroud, Willian, Pedro, Luiz, Cahill, Caballero, Green), do you think any of them are going to be receiving contract extensions?

{Ed002's Note - Higuain is on a loan and it depends on other matters; There is interest in Giroud and he may well opt to leave; Caballero and Green will be offered new contracts; Willian and Luiz will stay; Cahill will leave and Pedro is expected to leave.}

3.) 21 Mar 2019 09:30:22
Well hopefully he could force his way in. I love him to bits but Dave has definitely had his worst season with us this year to my mind.

4.) 21 Mar 2019 09:46:56
Thanks a ton, Ed002.

It feels truly great to have you back!
Have a great day ahead!

5.) 21 Mar 2019 10:22:28
Ahh it’s so refreshing to have Ed002 back. Some great info there are. Thanks.

6.) 21 Mar 2019 12:09:17
Thanks a lot dor info ed, what about odoi? If he doesn't sign contract in the summer, will chelsea look to sell or keep him and try to convince him again in january?

Also what is his issue for not signing?

{Ed002's Note - His issue is he wants to be a first pick for every game whereas he is just a child and is still learning the game. If he keeps whining like a little bitch and refuses to sign a contract Chelsea will sell him, but they would rather not.}

7.) 21 Mar 2019 13:15:16
Surprised to see Pedro likely to leave and Willian likely to stay. Honestly think that the way Pedro's been playing compared to Willian the last three seasons would suggest that Pedro is the better option. At least that's my opinion. It's got to be recognised however, that so many managers seem to rate Willian very highly!

Sorry if you'd consider this an unrelated question, but if Hazard were to leave, would that change the fact that Pedro is considered likely to leave? :)

{Ed002's Note - I cannot comment on your view but Hazard leaving has no impact on Pedro staying or going. The club has a replacement and that is where they are.}

8.) 21 Mar 2019 15:14:57
Thanks Ed002; your info does make a lot of sense although, I am guessing that your info could change if eventually the club gets the permission to register new players in the summer?

{Ed002's Note - This is based on the assumption the summer will be as normal.}

9.) 21 Mar 2019 21:27:54
Thumbs up Ed.

10.) 22 Mar 2019 00:19:30
Keen for Hudson-Odoi to prove you wrong Ed002 mate. Hudson-Odoi is a quality player and although he shouldn’t strt every game that isn’t what he’s looking for. If he continues getting the game time he’s been getting recently he’ll stay. He just doesn’t want to be shelved for more experienced players who can do nothing for two months yet still get picked.

He’s a quality player ed.

{Ed002's Note - You have no idea what I think of him.}

11.) 22 Mar 2019 06:48:30
Of course I don’t. I was referring to our previous comments on Him being a child and not ready. I hope he proves you wrong in that regard.

What is your opinion on him?

{Ed002's Note - He is a child and has school exams to do. He is learning the game which sadly none of you can see. Hopefully he will be sold and you can all get your wish for someone else to come in.}

12.) 22 Mar 2019 09:44:48
Callum Hudson-Odoi will tonight become one of the youngest England players ever. He has taken some part in 19 first team competitive matches this season. He was only 18 in November, 4 months ago. He will start a lot more games next season. He is still only 'potential' (Walcott played for England at 17 and everyone was raving about him being the next superstar! ) . Whoever is advising him needs a kick upside their head.

13.) 22 Mar 2019 11:07:40
Like I said ed I think you misunderstand us regarding Hudson-Odoi.

{Ed002's Note - No I don't.}

14.) 22 Mar 2019 11:21:01
Hey Ed, the player to replace Pedro you mentioned is that Pulisic?

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}

15.) 22 Mar 2019 11:53:04
Hll I thought Pulisic was a replacement for Willian. Didn't expect Pedro to leave this summer to be honest.

Can't wait for Pulisic though! Seems like a guy with a great attitude.

16.) 22 Mar 2019 15:06:01
If Hudson Odoi signs a new deal ( guessing- with some level of guarantee), I see no reason why Chelsea will want to sell him; I don't think any wise club would want to sell a player with immense potential at that age (esp when he's already beginning to live up to expectation) . Besides there are not many young players (at his age) that's better than him out there. If he gets the game time that some of his mates out there gets, I think he could be one of the best. For instance, Sancho isn't miles ahead of him.
Let's pray Hudson continues learning 'and playing' and sign an extension cos I don't want him to go.

17.) 22 Mar 2019 13:15:42
I'm guessing that if Hazard stays, Willian might go (if a good offer comes in) . Although, I have to confess Ed002, I wouldn't be surprised if I learnt that you actively work at Chelsea football club (cos your responses are so much like you've really got something vested at the club or you are actively part of the club) . Please, I mean no offence.

{Ed002's Note - I don’t work for the club but their intention is to keep Willian and it is unrelated to Hazard.}

18.) 22 Mar 2019 13:27:46
Excellent, thanks Ed!

If Hazard does leave would the club look to sign a replacement player in the same position? Or would they they look to Willian, Pulisic and Hudson-Odoi?

{Ed002's Note - The club would like to use Hudson-Odoi but with a bit of luck he will be sold to shut everyone up here.}

19.) 22 Mar 2019 18:10:50
Thankyou Ed; a lot is clearer now. Please we want Hudson Odoi to stay.

20.) 22 Mar 2019 18:26:07
Ed002; my emphasis is on your phrase- 'with a bit of luck'. What would that mean? Could it mean that Chelsea is looking to sell Hudson Odoi to a club that isn't Bayern Munich (with a buyback clause)? I am just trying to analyse your statement.

{Ed002's Note - You need to get rid of these odd diorama running around in your head.}

21.) 22 Mar 2019 18:44:27

22.) 22 Mar 2019 18:44:41
Good night.

23.) 22 Mar 2019 19:34:16
Would the club look to invest the Hazard money in a player in a different position (not asking for names or even position)? I feel like in most of our advertisements he is one of the main players involved in that. Is marketability something the club consider? Sorry if this is not something you want to answer, just curious what sort of thought go into signings. For instance, would the club look to replace Hazard’s marketability (If that’s the right term), if he were to leave with a similar profile player?

Apologies for the boring questions!



26 Feb 2019 06:25:35
Ed001, Ed002, are we looking to sign a CB in the summer?
Thanks for your help.


{Ed002's Note - Yes.}

1.) 26 Feb 2019 10:13:02
Do you know what the plan seems to be with our current CBs? I'm guessing Luiz, Cahill, and Zouma will all leave?

2.) 26 Feb 2019 13:13:04
Ed002, will it be someone to replace Luiz as a starter or will it be someone as a bench option?

{Ed002's Note - I am not really with you. Chelsea have a couple of young CBS they are looking at. The player would be for the first team squad.}

3.) 26 Feb 2019 14:51:30
Thanks Ed.

4.) 26 Feb 2019 18:37:49
Well done to Chelsea for wanting to sign a centre back in the summer. Absolutely the right thing to do.

5.) 26 Feb 2019 23:12:22
ed is it possible to get some names? appreciate it guessing romagnol and Konate are some of them, any others?

{Ed002's Note - Not worth the grief Dazza. If that is your real name.}

6.) 26 Feb 2019 23:22:53
thats a shame ed that you can't get info because idiotic few rtrolls. that's what they call me 😉.

7.) 27 Feb 2019 08:21:09
I'd be hoping Tah, Upamecano and Lucas Hernandez are among them. Or ideally Skriniar. If we're nog going to use Zouma, we better buy the cream of the crop.

8.) 27 Feb 2019 23:33:24
Skriniar, Romagnoli or Koulibaly next to Christensen would be 👌🏻.

9.) 28 Feb 2019 09:48:51
I am surprised we are looking to sign a centre back.

Put aside Cahill leaving and any potential Luiz contract issues. We have players within our squad and maybe on loan who IMO are good enough.

10.) 28 Feb 2019 13:06:29
Give us a full list of your players you want in and out for next season TomB.

11.) 28 Feb 2019 13:32:16
No specific players. I think Reece James will be in for Zappa next season. I would like another box to box midfielder and I guess with the potential sale of Hazard, Willian and Pedro not getting younger another winger to compliment Odoi and Pusilic.
It will be interesting to see if the club think Abraham’s is good enough and will we keep Giroud and Higuain given there potential contracts run adjacent with our transfer ban.
Overall I don’t think we will sign more than three or four players and that will disappoint some fans.
I do think we will cut down on our loan army with a lot finally being sold.

12.) 28 Feb 2019 13:40:57
My outs would be Zappa. Cahill (legend) Drinkwater and Giroud. Lots of loan players, like Aina, Musonda, Kennedy, Moses and plenty more! Just can’t see the value but I guess the club has its reasons.

13.) 28 Feb 2019 18:30:08
It makes sense. Chelsea loves success and so does the fans. Think we will go big on a player or two. Agree with some of the names you mentioned. Do you think Bats will stick around and be upfront . maybe with Abrahams?

14.) 28 Feb 2019 19:04:35
I think the players we sign will be viewed as top class and therefore expensive. Selling some loan players will IMO go a long way to paying for the investment.

15.) 28 Feb 2019 23:15:49
Would love to see Zouma, James, and Tammy in our squad next season.

16.) 01 Mar 2019 07:18:18
Toplap agree on tammy and James im just not convinced aboit Zouma. I really really loved him before the injury but since then im not so sure Maybe if his in our squad and a Chelsea shirt he would be a bit better. Maybe im wrong.

17.) 01 Mar 2019 19:57:56
Aina has been getting some really good reviews in Italy Tom would he not be better suited for a chance with the first team more so than James?
Add hector miazga kalas Omeruo to the list if we get rid of a lb I’d like to see da Silva called into the squad.

18.) 01 Mar 2019 20:44:12
Not for me Danny. As fans we all have a tendency to get carried away with our talented youngsters but I do believe we have a future star in Reece James. Anyway, I think we will be selling Aina in the next window.



22 Feb 2019 15:44:52
Ed001, now that the transfer ban is confirmed, any clue on which of our loanees the club is planning to give chances to in the summer?


{Ed001's Note - there is still months to appeal yet mate.}

1.) 22 Feb 2019 17:28:48
Ed, Barcelona managed to delay their ban for a year, do you think Chelsea will go down the same route to allow them the summer window?

{Ed001's Note - I am sure they will do something yes.}

2.) 22 Feb 2019 17:53:50
Thanks for the reply Ed. At least it will give you guys a years break from Chelsea silly season, once it's finalised!

3.) 23 Feb 2019 06:41:19
Hopefully we'll use certain loan players as backup instead of going out and buying our own like we have done for the past couple of seasons. At least then we could spend more money and time on proven quality. Only Loan players out there that should have a real shout at starting are Reece James, Aina and Jay Dasilva imo. Wouldn't mind using players like Mount, Batshuayi, Zouma and Pasalic as Rotational players if it meant a higher chance of getting 3 or 4 top tier players like Pepe, Fekir, Jovic and Mendy.

4.) 24 Feb 2019 07:52:16
Tammy? Tomori?




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10 Jun 2019 11:49:17
Ed001, we recently talked about CHO, RLC and Reece's injuries and if it would affect the club's transfer plans. You said it's unlikely that the club buys any replacement players unless the injuries are career-ending.

But, if we don't buy players, would we risk a couple of months without having sufficient depth (like having only Azpi at RB), or would we bring in the fringe players like Bakayoko, Zappacosta, Kenedy back into the picture for the time being by not selling them?


{Ed001's Note - there are also players like van Ginkel and many more out on loan over previous seasons the club can call on. There is a huge depth to Chelsea's squad with many options.}

1.) 10 Jun 2019 12:15:56
I’m still hoping Aina chooses to stay with us but I think (subject to the ban issue) we will only sign another forward.

2.) 10 Jun 2019 13:22:46
I think people are getting a bit ahead of themselves when it comes to transfers, at the minute.

There's no point spending money when the manager situation is still up in the air.

3.) 10 Jun 2019 18:16:29
But Ed001, do you think we will finally give a chance to those players or will we start the season with less players (while the injured players are recuperating) .

{Ed001's Note - I believe the plan is the ones that are believed to be good enough will be given their chance.}

4.) 11 Jun 2019 03:03:03
Thanks Ed.

{Ed001's Note - welcome mate.}



01 Jun 2019 07:14:47
Ed002, I know you probably hate all of us Chelsea fans, but can you please give us something positive in these dark times?


{Ed002's Note - The weather is nice here.}

1.) 01 Jun 2019 09:02:21
God I love you ed002!

2.) 01 Jun 2019 09:20:14
Brought a smile, Ed. :)



28 May 2019 11:58:35
Ed002, you earlier mentioned about Chelsea's interest in Nicolo Zaniolo that won't lead to anything because Zaniolo wants to continue in Roma.

Does this mean we are looking to offload one of our attacking mids since we already have too many attacking mids in Barkley, Mount and RLC and we were still looking at Zaniolo?


{Ed002's Note - I have no interest in providing any Chelsea-related transfer information at all any longer. It is far too much grief.}

1.) 29 May 2019 11:19:37
Ed002, good riddance.



25 May 2019 15:58:05
Ed002, is there any change in the situation of Zouma or is he still expected to leave?


{Ed002's Note - Nothing has changed.}

1.) 25 May 2019 16:30:08
Thank you.

2.) 25 May 2019 18:11:07
Also Ed002, you told us about other loanees but you never told us the immediate plans for Mount and Tomori. Anything on them?

{Ed002's Note - The club has yet to decide on a lot of players.}

3.) 25 May 2019 19:08:54
Okay thanks.

{Ed002's Note - There is traditionally a meeting where the views of those who deal with youngsters and loan players make their recommendations to people at the club and advisors - in most cases their recommendations are accepted.}

4.) 25 May 2019 21:33:49
This is actually something I didn't know about. Thank you, Ed. Have a good day!



25 May 2019 14:27:48
Ed001, how many new players do you think Chelsea need?

I personally feel we need 6 new players in addition to Pulisic.

CF - (Haller or Isak for me)
LW - (Insigne/ Sancho/ Bailey/ Felipe
CM - (Sarabia/ Mount/ Ndombele/ Rabiot)
DM - (Kovacic or someone specialized like Thiago Mendes/ Weigl/ Brozovic)
CB - (Boubacar Kamara/ Zouma/ Romagnoli/ Tah)
RB - (Reece James)

I don't know how suited will Mount and Zouma be for their respective roles, so they are not definite choices for me unlike Reece.
What are your thoughts?


{Ed001's Note - it depends on what you mean by new? If you are counting loan players coming back as new, then that is one thing. I would not count them as new players though, so I would say you don't need any new players, you just need to replace those who go. And one of them to go should be Barkley.

When you look at your squad, including all the players who are out on loan being back in, it looks very strong. Only real weakness would be up top, unless you can get Morata to actually figure out how to kick the ball!}

1.) 25 May 2019 14:41:24
I included loan players as well since some of them are more than capable of playing for us like Zouma, Reece and Mount.

But we will still have to get new players at DM (Jorginho's cover), LW (Hazard's replacement who will rotate with CHO) and a starting striker.

{Ed001's Note - you can simply play 2 deeper in mid, with one of them Kante it matters little which other midfielder it is as he even made Drinkwater look Premier League level.}

2.) 25 May 2019 17:06:16
Jovic, Pepe, Romagnoli and Chilwell and were done. James, Zouma, Mount and Tammy back from loan.

3.) 25 May 2019 18:34:18
I don't think we need to buy a lot of new players. Loanees can fill most of the needs.
I'd have Zouma, Aina/ James, Mount and Tammy coming back.

Then I think buying a top striker is a necessity. There aren't many available sadly. Jovic would be amazing but won't happen. Haller is a good option as well. Or Isak perhaps, though he'd probably rotate more with Giroud and Tammy. But it could work, without putting too much pressure on him too soon.

Other necessary buy I think is indeed a mid that can rotate with Kante and Jorgi. Tonali would be a dream. Don't know many others who could do it. Barella perhaps, but according to Ed002 he wants to stay in Italy.

4.) 26 May 2019 09:40:50
Do you not rate barkley ed001.

{Ed001's Note - not in the slightest as I know he is only a moment of boredom away from slipping back into his old ways. So far he has benefitted from behaving much more professionally and not spending every night out on the lash but he doesn't exactly have a big group of friends outside of Chelsea players in London to go out with. I just can't see that staying the case forever. He is a bit like Gazza was, easily led, and the club will need to keep a close eye on his acquaintances.}

5.) 26 May 2019 13:18:56
I wasn't aware that he was the kind, Ed. Cheers! I always pictured Barkley as a "nice, introverted kid. "

On another note Ed, where would Mount fit best in our midfield? Playing the role Kante plays or the one Loftus-Cheek does?

{Ed001's Note - no mate, that was why he has so many problems at Everton, they were unable to control him and keep him away from bad influences. Chelsea have done a good job so far, but it seems unlikely it will last. However you do never know. He might have realised how much better he can play and how his career is moving forward again and value that enough to keep on the straight and narrow. He can go out on the lash every night if he likes after his career ends and it is a short career, it is not that big a sacrifice to wait!

I am not sure mate, I don't think he is fully developed yet and so could become better at either, depending on which one he plays. Once he establishes himself in one position, I expect he will grow into it and that will become his best one.}

6.) 26 May 2019 13:32:24
Thank you Ed001. That part about Mount really made my day.

{Ed001's Note - he looks a very good prospect, all about keeping his head on right. He has the potential to be a very good player for a team challenging for the title, but it is all up to him!}

7.) 26 May 2019 13:56:54
I really want us to integrate our youth, Ed. But there is a slight fear in me if they can be good enough. When I look at the squads that Liverpool and City have, I wonder if the likes of CHO, Mount and Reece can compete with the likes of Mane, Trent, De Bruyne etc.




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01 Jun 2019 07:11:31
Ed001, Ed002, while a sizeable proportion of Chelsea fans wanted Sarri out, a lot of us wanted him to stay. Why are our voices not getting heard?


{Ed002's Note - You should have gone to the games.}



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27 May 2019 10:49:23
He has returned to full team training, Ed 3-4 days back. Judging by pictures.


{Ed001's Note - I don't know mate, I don't have time to look at the pictures, just going by what the club said. They did not expect him to play again this season. Mind that was before you qualified for the final so that might have a bearing on matters.}



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01 May 2019 19:49:29
The ones who read what you talk about know what you know and what you don't. You shouldn't concern yourself with the rest anyways.




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01 May 2019 17:16:07
Ed, there has to be something we can do to change your mind. A bottle of gin as a gesture of peace and goodwill maybe? :)

The real fans already suffered for long, we don't want to do that again just when things were looking a little less bleak.


{Ed002's Note - It is best I say nothing - which is fine given I apparently know nothing.}



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14 Apr 2019 15:18:11
Not all.





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11 Jun 2019 03:03:49
Not good personality traits then.


{Ed001's Note - no, he also has no idea how to organise a defence. Both Liverpool and Celtic's defence deteriorated over his time there. I wouldn't let him pick a player to sign either, he has no eye for a defender in particular. He will start off well as he is enthusiastic and the players like a fresh training routine etc. However it will gradually trail off until he is sacked or jumps ship.}



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11 Jun 2019 03:03:03
Thanks Ed.


{Ed001's Note - welcome mate.}



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10 Jun 2019 18:16:29
But Ed001, do you think we will finally give a chance to those players or will we start the season with less players (while the injured players are recuperating) .


{Ed001's Note - I believe the plan is the ones that are believed to be good enough will be given their chance.}



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10 Jun 2019 11:44:57
Ed001, what are your thoughts on Brendan Rodgers?


{Ed001's Note - good coach terrible manager who constantly takes the credit for everything good but refuses to take any of the fault for things that go wrong.}



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07 Jun 2019 19:56:47
The January window is useless.