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20 May 2020 07:55:50
Hi Ed002 hope you’re doing well- same goes for the other Ed’s and posters on the site and across the other sites if you’re reading!
Just a quick question, no worries if you don’t fancy getting into it.
I saw on the arsenal page you commented on Chelsea potentially helping ease Atletico Madrid’s financial strain- my question is are we interested in one of their players? And who it might be?

Thanks for all the hard work and stay strong everyone.

Saim

{Ed002's Note - No there is no interest in their players.}


 

 

20 Jul 2018 13:54:22
Interesting reading on the Man United banter page that Chelsea have agreed to two players arriving this summer. Obviously one being Jorginho who's already arrived and the other I'm assuming is Rugani. Ed002 also said we are continuing talks today regarding a couple of other players, so no need to panic guys! He also said we've agreed to selling three who still remain at the club. I'm assuming one is TBo but the others are anyone's guess! Just hoping it's not Hazard and Kante otherwise I might cry a little.

Saim

1.) 20 Jul 2018 14:22:11
my take on that.
golovin and jorginho - agreed
higuain and rugani talks
tbo, zouma and boga

no idea why its in my head but I had a nightmare last night and lallana was a Chelsea player hahahah.


2.) 20 Jul 2018 15:23:43
It looks like Chelsea is about to make an official offer of €50m+ for Rugani- with first option in case of a sale belonging to Juventus. Maybe that would do the deal. Who knows if Ed002 means that?


3.) 20 Jul 2018 18:41:55
Courtois and Willian could be going.


4.) 20 Jul 2018 20:02:44
From what we have gotten from the press- Hazard, Willian, Courtois, Kante, Pedro, D. Luiz, Cahill, Bakayoko etc. all have certain degree of question marks over their heads.


5.) 20 Jul 2018 20:05:29
Courtois, williams and hazard are going but higuan and rugani are coming though is painful to see hazard go but the prize I believe will be right.


6.) 20 Jul 2018 20:10:27
Drinkwater Zappacosta boga mushonda Morata Michy Giroud. question marks over the whole squad lol.


7.) 20 Jul 2018 20:20:58
I forgot Drinkwater, Giroud and Zapacosta.


8.) 20 Jul 2018 20:23:05
And Morata- this is becoming needle in a hay sack.


9.) 20 Jul 2018 20:56:13
All we know is Jorginho will not be sold this summer!


10.) 20 Jul 2018 23:30:01
Saim, hahaha. you are funny.


 

 

26 Oct 2015 20:54:04
I think at CB we need to push hard for John Stones. We can't allow United to get him before we do. He's already one of the best CBs in the league, he's still very young and he's English! Marquinhos would be good nevertheless. I mentioned Kouyate as a good option for CM but I also like Jackson's suggestion of Xhaka.

He always seems to put in a solid yet unspectacular performance whenever I've seen him play for Monchengladbach and Basel. I know the word unspectacular doesn't sound too appealing but it is something I believe we need right now in midfield, stability and no drama (i. e. Magic with his silly 2nd yellow) .

And I agree on Griezman, he's awesome! Btw I don't know about you guys but I can't wait for Courtois to be back. Begovic has been pretty good but I can't help but feel Thiabaut wouldn't have conceded nearly as many goals whilst he'd have also shored the defence up I think. We've conceded far too many headers this season and I think had we had Courtois in goal this wouldn't have happened, he's such a physical presence!

Saim

1.) 27 Oct 2015 01:46:39
That's a great point about the conceded headers. We've given up a ton this season and I think courtois' best quality is his ability to come for the high ball.


2.) 27 Oct 2015 02:32:09
Why is Stones rated so highly on here. Yes he's a good player but he's showed he's still raw with some of his mistakes this season. Marquinhos and Laporte are both experienced and have had a lot of game time for their age and would both be better options I think. I'd personally like Marquinhos as he reminds me a lot of Carvalho.


3.) 27 Oct 2015 07:42:37
Marquinhos has been playing CL football as well for a couple of seasons now so he's used to high level football. He'd be a very good addition.
And indeed your point on Courtois is valid. Courtois is exceptional at dominating his area and snuffing out high balls and crosses. Hopefully he can return without much problems in December.


4.) 27 Oct 2015 09:35:16
Stones would be my first choice we already have a lack of home grown players plus you don't know would Marquinhos manage in PL. What we need is left back for sure (left footed off course) .


5.) 27 Oct 2015 16:55:12
I think with John Stones you have to watch Everton games week in week out to appreciate him fully. Not only is he a fantastic defender, he is a fantastic player with the ball at his feet. He reminds me of a young Rio Ferdinand ability wise (obviously not personality wise) . I can't say I've seen more than a few games of Laporte so I can't comment on him but I think that whilst Marquinhos looks like a very intelligent footballer, I have concerns that he might be a little lightweight for the Premier League. Again though, I haven't seen too much of him myself.


 

 

31 Jul 2014 13:42:06
I've seen a rumour today linking Schurrle with Athletico with Miranda coming to us. Please tell me this isn't true ed

Saim

{Ed018's Note - sounds like some rubbish to me}


1.) This rumour is a joke, Why would you part exchange one of the most promising wingers in the world for an old and average defender?


 

 

07 Jun 2014 17:49:11
Hi Ed, just a question about Mikel. Is it likely he'll be leaving in this window or are the club looking to keep him? I ask because I'm actually a fan of his and think selling him would be a mistake! Cheers

Saim

{Ed002's Note - Yes, John Obi is expected to leave and has been the target of interest from Inter Milan.}


1.) I agree he has been excellent defensively for us if especially in big games (like ECF, against LFC recently etc), if often criticised for slowness or sideways passing when going forward. But if Mikel leaving as well as Lampard and Ramires we will definitely need more than Fabregas as replacement but would guess that all at Stamford Bridge know this. In particular Luiz and/or Ramires were great against City and LFC away, and have not seen enough of Van G. because of his injury to know how well he could do such a job (doesn't seem such an imposing physical presence). Or one of our current Under-21s?


 

 

 

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30 Aug 2020 11:48:52
I would forget about signing Rice guys, the boys on the West Ham page are demanding Kante and Tammy and cash for him. Clearly we can’t afford him 😂.

Saim

1.) 30 Aug 2020 12:13:45
Tbf Saim I think a few chelsea fans on here would swap Kante, Tammy + cash for Rice having read some of the ludicrous comments by some posters on here 😄.


 

 

06 Aug 2020 04:17:39
Quick question-

Does anyone believe we can overturn this tie with Bayern? Do you think the team Frank selects will be our strongest? Do the team believe they can do it?

I was just thinking about how maybe the fact Bayern haven’t played for a little while now and might take their feet off the gas because of the lead they’ve got. It wouldn’t be the first time we shocked them in their stadium when no one thought we could.

Just a thought. I don’t know if we can do it and wouldn’t put money on it but we can dream.

Saim

1.) 06 Aug 2020 08:22:20
I’d have more belief if we had a full squad available, but I’ll always support the 11 in blue, and anything can happen in football!


2.) 06 Aug 2020 08:22:38
But to clarify, not giving us much of a chance at all!


3.) 06 Aug 2020 08:38:00
Saim I think lamps will go for it. As to your question for strong team, I guess we have to make do with what we have. I believe we will give our best because that's what lamps would want. Don't know about the results but hell yeah it's football and we are known for punching above our weights when least expected! Let's hope this would be one another occassion where we do so👍.


4.) 06 Aug 2020 09:07:59
Get the first goal and anything is possible. But with our troubles in defense, coupled with injuries to some key players, I think it's safe to say we won't be able to do it. No big shame though, Bayern are quite frankly the strongest team in Europe right now it seems.

I only hope we avoid more injuries.


5.) 06 Aug 2020 09:26:04
I think if we had a fully fit squad with some form and with Bayern only playing a few friendlies in the build up, we may of had a chance, but we are a depleted squad. Be nice to win the game in Munich at least.


6.) 06 Aug 2020 09:40:20
It's improbable that we'll turn this around. To be honest I just want to see players put in a positive performance, play for the badge - there's a couple that need to prove hey should still be in the squad next season. Also, could be a great experience for someone like Maatsen to showcase their talents.


7.) 06 Aug 2020 09:40:50
I’m with Jackson here, we score the first goal and anything can happen. I think it’s going to be a high scoring game like the game at Liverpool .


8.) 06 Aug 2020 09:57:56
Very unlikely of course. I always want us to win when am watching, but if thinking with my head not my heart we do not seem capable of overturning a 0-3 deficit let alone winning the ECL this season. Some of our best/ most experienced players in terms of European games are injured or leaving (Pedro, Willian? ) or not eligible (the new signings) and others very tired from hectic league schedule since restart plus FA Cup run. If we made it by some miracle past Bayern, the quarter finals, semis and final all have to be played before end of August and the next EPL seasons starts on 12 September.
So perhaps not the worst thing in the world to bow out at this stage, hopefully without more injuries and with some rest before EPL restarts and focus in bedding in new signings in training.

What I would do if Lamps on Saturday is give many of the players who have not had much game time of late - including CHO, Tammy, Kepa and Barkley, whether they are staying or leaving (can be a shop window opportunity for the ones leaving! ), and try if Frank to motivate them to do either their very best to impress me or to impress other clubs if leaving.

But, yes, my heart will always be wanting us to win and I will be supporting whoever is out there in Munich as passionately as ever.


9.) 06 Aug 2020 10:08:19
I’m looking for a good team performance wihe watching certain players.

I assume CHO, James, RLC and Mount will all start and I will be looking at them in particular.

I would also like to see Tomori get some mins.


10.) 06 Aug 2020 10:55:25
Yes, good point TomB, I should have listed Tomori as well. Would be good for Frank and all of us to see him against such opponents plus Reece too. Mount is young, so may still have plenty of energy and may need to play in absence of alternatives anyway.


11.) 06 Aug 2020 10:56:17
I’m just going to enjoy the game. Very doubtful we’d be able to turn it round with a fully fit first 11 but we’ve been in worse positions. I think regardless of the outcome, the thing I hope for most is no injuries.


 

 

01 Aug 2020 19:06:10
Ref has absolutely ruined us today.

Saim

 

 

19 Jul 2020 16:09:05
Never wanted a Spurs win so badly!

Saim

1.) 19 Jul 2020 16:42:37
Son is a beautiful footballer, top class, that said hope he leaves Spurs right after they beat Leicester.


 

 

11 Jul 2020 19:11:42
Frank has to take criticism today. Team selection was poor from the start, Giroud on the bench is criminal considering he’s our most important player at the moment. Without him in the team we’re lost.

Only positive from this embarrassment is that there’s no way anyone will think this defence is good enough going into next season. Lack of leaders, warriors and footballing intelligence at the back. Makes you wonder why we let Cahill leave.

Saim

1.) 11 Jul 2020 19:16:19
Yep 100 % terrible team selection. Why Abraham is starting I don’t know. And Christensen is a bloody baby. Then take of Pulisic wtf.


2.) 11 Jul 2020 19:16:50
Saim I was thinking exactly the same. I would have bitten of. My own hand for Cahill in this team

Thats how bad we are.


3.) 11 Jul 2020 19:28:11
Tammy should be sold, offers nothing, no hold up play, passing is awful, gets bullied easily and always looks lazy with no drive or passion in his game. He was never at the levels we expect in a striker and don't think he will ever reach it either.


4.) 11 Jul 2020 19:29:19
Saim, as I’ve said today and many times before out defence is so poorly organised but I’m not sure you can coach what all good defenders have and that is instinct.

Christensen and Rudiger have very little positional sense and all the coaching in the world ain’t going to change that.

I’m struggling to find any positives out of that performance. I suppose Dave was his usual reliable self and Pulisic tried hard but other than that I’m struggling.

Anyway onwards and upwards MY MIGHTY BLUES.


5.) 11 Jul 2020 19:17:15
I really hope we don't break the bank for Rice. For me he's a DM and I don't think he would improve our defence. I would personally go for Upemecano myself, he seems to have the entire package.

Ed001 which player do you think the club should realistically target for our defence?

{Ed001's Note - Upamecano is a good shout, though someone like Manolas could provide a bit of experience and (hopefully) leadership. You have good young defenders who just need a bit of help and a quality keeper behind them.}


 

 

 

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09 Sep 2020 02:35:44
Think it would be safe to assume Rice won’t be joining unless Jorginho and/ or Kante were to leave.

Saim

 

 

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04 Sep 2020 01:16:26
Not usually one for negative thoughts and as I said I do genuinely believe he’s going to be great. The signing feels a bit like when we got Hazard, a player who’s so highly rated that he’s tipped for future Ballon d’or and one the any team in the world would like to sign. As I said, just a thought.

Saim

 

 

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03 Sep 2020 13:20:09
Whilst I have every faith that Havertz will be a success for us, I started thinking about all of our record signings in recent history and how they’ve gone. Shevchenko then Torres, then Morata and then Kepa. None overwhelming successes (though Torres deserves more respect than he sometimes gets) . Just a thought.

Saim

 

 

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09 Aug 2020 05:38:49
I think it has been mentioned that Dunk is a Chelsea fan as well and Rice obviously grew up playing in our academy. Both British and have plenty of experience in the prem and honestly I think would be excellent signings. Give me Dunk over an untested centre half from a foreign league at the moment. We need leaders and players who will give everything for the shirt. No idea if there’s interest though.

As for goalkeeper I haven’t seen loads of Onana or many of the names linked. Priority for me with a goalkeeper is a big physical presence who commands his are well and communicates with the defence. Goalkeeper is definitely the most important signing for me along with Havertz who could be our next superstar.

Saim

 

 

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13 Jul 2020 09:19:03
Surely there is no way we would consider loaning to buy or any of the players they’re happy to offload in exchange for one of our best and most experience and important players?

Saim

 

 

 

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23 Sep 2020 15:08:26
If you google “football streams twitter” the top few choices usually have a stream for Prem and the bigger teams cup matches. Might have to listen in Arabic or any language other than English though! Hope this helps.

Saim

 

 

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15 Sep 2020 10:15:55
Personally don’t think we were that bad. The defence dealt with pretty much everything apart from their goal where the player should’ve been closed down quicker. We got a bit lucky but that’s football. We’ve got 3/ 4 more faces to introduce to the team and Havertz/ Werner were playing their first matches. Factor in no pre season as well. Should just be happy with the 3 points, that may have been a game we’d lose last season.

Saim

 

 

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14 Sep 2020 09:27:07
Not 100% who’s fit or who’s been ruled out although I think I heard Chilwell, Silva, Ziyech and Kovacic are unavailable. With that in mind I’m hoping for:
Kepa
Azpi Zouma Rudiger Alonso
Kante Mount Havertz
CHO Werner Pulisic

Go out and attack them from the off and suffocate their players and try to score early. Would love to see us start the season in style with this new look team.

Saim

 

 

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12 Sep 2020 00:28:11
I think we’ll be 2nd 3rd or 4th this year, think it’s going to be very close between Liverpool, City, us and United. I think Liverpool will win it again but it’s very hard to call. Definitely don’t expect anyone to run away with it like last season. I’d be happy with 4th again provided we can win a trophy, put a decent performance in in the UCL and win the prem season after!

Werner to be our main man this season, Thiago Silva to show everyone he’s still one of the best, Ziyech to be an assist king with Mount and Havertz getting double figures.

Saim

 

 

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05 Sep 2020 05:54:18
Too right mate, couldn’t believe it when I saw that Havertz isn’t even our record transfer after media reports of Leverkusen wanting £100m! She’s done an incredible job and I’m so happy with this summer. Best part about it is the rival fans are getting salty, which means they know they’re in for a challenge! And most of the signings won’t affect our academy players game time either, fully expect Mount, James, CHO and Tammy to get plenty of time this season still. Would love Ruben to make a spot his own too, big fan when he’s on form and fit.

Saim

{Ed0666's Note - Micheal Edwards says hello