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07 Aug 2021 22:43:07
Shoutout to olive. Told us Lukaku was coming home weeks ago. Still things can happen but it's looking likely.

So happy we might finally be getting this done. Broke my heart when we matched United bid too late on the Morata season. Should never have let him go imo so will be great to have him back.

1.) 08 Aug 2021 11:22:27
Please just tell us Tchouameni is coming next, after Kounde.

{Ed002's Note - I can’t do that I am afraid.}

2.) 08 Aug 2021 12:34:32
I take it's unlikely then.

3.) 08 Aug 2021 21:19:14
Sorry Ed, my comment was targeted Olive.

4.) 09 Aug 2021 10:01:32
Thanks Standard, I passed on yours and others thanks to Olive.



28 Dec 2020 10:18:09
Costa to replace Giroud in January? Yes please. This team needs some character. Not a fan of the signings of werner or havertz. Should have just signed Sancho, would have been cheaper and more effective.

1.) 28 Dec 2020 11:31:11
How about giving our players a fair chance to shine? Werner has a very rough period right now, sure, but he did start off fine, and has been played out of his natural position. I'm fairly confident he'll turn it around later this season.
I think Havertz played very well just before he got C.V.. We need him in his natural position, too. And he needs time to adjust. I'm very confident we'll get to see a brilliant player in Havertz soon!

2.) 28 Dec 2020 11:47:58
I think Havertz will be a top player for us in years to come. I also think when Werner plays in a slightly different position he will be our top goal scorer over the next five years.

3.) 28 Dec 2020 12:40:05
Shocking post tbh. I have worries about Werner but Havertz will become class once he adjusts exactly like it took Ndombele a year last season for Spurs.

I also remember Joao Felix receiving lots of criticism for Atletico and he’d been one of the best players in La Liga this season.

4.) 28 Dec 2020 13:13:42
Don't think Sancho has scored a goal in the league this season. Can you imagine how much some fans would be getting on his back at Chelsea if he had a return like that this season?

5.) 28 Dec 2020 13:32:23
Honestly there's been so much toxicity on this site and of course on twitter.
And this is what's being posted. Imagine the rubbish the eds must sort out.

6.) 28 Dec 2020 15:00:16
Both Werner and Havertz will be top players there’s no doubt about that (that’s besides the point that Werner is still our top scorer in all competitions despite all the misses) . Chelsea fans will always love Diego Costa but I am guessing he burnt too many bridges and could be cup tied for our Champions league campaign.

7.) 29 Dec 2020 09:02:57
Werner and Havertz will both be brilliant for us.

8.) 29 Dec 2020 10:12:22
Some players simply can not adapt to PL.

9.) 29 Dec 2020 16:04:19
Antibody back at it.

10.) 29 Dec 2020 16:12:21
How is this toxic lads. I obviously support the players but I never agreed with the signings, especially havertz. No idea why we signed him when we had mount. We've been crying for a natural winger and instead spent 140 million on a striker and a midfeilder.

11.) 29 Dec 2020 22:22:06
Standard, your opinion isn’t toxic IMO.

I think Lamps would like to play Mount and Havertz together and would appear he fancies Rice sitting behind them.

That would give us a 4123 formation very similar to the shape Lamps had as a player with us.

I hope it’s all part of a plan.



02 Jul 2020 10:31:22
Transfer plans made simple for the summer?

Sign Onana and sell Kepa

Sign a commanding centre back, (Giminez or skriniar) sell zouma

Sign Havertz, sell Jorginho and Barkley

Willian 2 year contract.

1.) 02 Jul 2020 11:03:45
If only it were that simple Standard. Rather sell Rudi than Zouma at this point to be honest.

2.) 02 Jul 2020 11:51:59
Jorginho not playing is interesting. I wonder what's happened?

Personally he should play in the no.6 role now. I'm starting to think Kante is better in the free no.8 role which is saying a lot about the other midfielders.

3.) 02 Jul 2020 11:54:46
Gimenez I agree with he’s a beast, I want Tagliafico as well though.

4.) 02 Jul 2020 13:40:14
Onana GK
Upamecano CB
Tagliafico or Telles LB.

5.) 02 Jul 2020 14:14:03
People say sign this player and sell that player like this is a video game.

I don't know if fans realise this, but these are actual human beings involved, not some bloody objects.

6.) 02 Jul 2020 14:22:55
Jorginho not playing will start lots of conspiracy theories.

I take your point Roman.

7.) 02 Jul 2020 14:32:41
Oh my goodness.

8.) 02 Jul 2020 15:11:09
Won't be able to sell Kepa unless we're Willing to take a massive loss on him and the board wouldn't do that. If he goes i see it being a loan for a season or two with an option to buy so we can get as much money back as possible. Oblak is the dream but Onana would be a very good 2nd choice. Gimenez would be great and is definitely the type of CB we need. It's a shame Zouma may be the one to be sold to make way for a CB since he's easily the best defensive CB we have.

Tagliafico is my 1st choice LB but since Zouma may be moved and i assume Everton may come in for him if he's available, maybe a swap deal involving Zouma and Digne? . Spurs seem to be the other team that may approach him in the summer so maybe another swap deal with Alderweireld? He'll definitely bring what we lack at the back. Already been said that teams will be looking to do more swap deals in the summer so it can definitely be a possibility.

9.) 02 Jul 2020 23:24:53
Mine is unrealistic to say the least.

But going pure football manager style I’d offer Kepa, Rudiger and Jorginho to Athletico Madrid and wipe some of their Morata money and in exchange ask for Oblak and Gimenez. I’d then buy Jamal Lewis at Norwich as I think he’s got bags of potential and in a good team he could take the next step up. Also take Havertz. Would love to see us go after Lautaro Martinez at Inter maybe one for next year though.

Kepa, Zappacosta, Drinkwater, Bakayoko, baba Rahman, Jorghino, Kennedy, Barkley, Batshuayi and Abraham.

10.) 03 Jul 2020 06:58:35
Emerson or Alonso too.

11.) 03 Jul 2020 10:13:41
Roman, it says made simple lol. Obviously not many of these will happen.



02 Jun 2020 11:59:11
If possible, which were the strikers chelsea are interested in? Can a poster update?

I know of interest in Dembele and werner but that's it. Doesn't look like chelsea will be able to sign a striker.

1.) 02 Jun 2020 12:36:23
There has not been any change to what has been said before.}

2.) 02 Jun 2020 12:57:55
Dembele, Werner option to Giroud but have other options Martinez but fee may put us off or wants Barcelona I’m not sure what, havertz but I’m not sure if his a cam / cf / striker as playing further forward this season, I know Ed’s said we don’t have interest in Thuran Osimhen aubamayeng, I’m sure I remember a long time ago interest in isak, don’t know any more, and there are as ed say/ some “ kiddies “ were keen on,

{Ed002's Note - If you use the search engine it might be easier for you. try searching on Osimhem as an example - although he will likely be heading elsewhere.}



25 Apr 2020 07:33:24
Callum Hudson Odoi doing some recruitment of Sancho! Let's hope.

1.) 25 Apr 2020 09:12:05
Don't think any of that would be necessary. From what Ed002 has told on the sites here it seems like Sancho would gladly join Chelsea if possible. But of course that's only possible if Chelsea can strike a deal with Dortmund and Sancho's agent (agent fees exorbitantly high apparently) .

2.) 25 Apr 2020 17:01:56
Were very rich honestly. I can see United getting him, and him being a top top winner for 10 years. Well worth a high fee.

3.) 26 Apr 2020 12:13:33
As I've said before, would we have paid £100m for Ronaldo or Messi? In hindsight, I think we would have.




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15 Sep 2021 13:35:04
I'm going to propose something that many will think is ridiculous but I think is a good shout.

We should transform Alonso to a striker, because he's natural with it.

Alonso is fantastic in and around the box and has never been given an opportunity there at senior level. For some reason In pro football positions seem locked and no one get chances to play in other positions. One example however, is Antonio. Beginning as a right wing back, he's now a striker and scoring plenty.

As Werner is a very very unreliable striker, I propose we alsono as a striker (once chilly returns to left wingback) .


1.) 15 Sep 2021 15:42:19
Far too slow to be a forward.

{Ed0666's Note - Werner is faster than a whippet hasn’t done him any favours ?

2.) 15 Sep 2021 16:34:57
Fantastic reply Ed as always thoroughly enjoyed it.

3.) 15 Sep 2021 17:54:45
Werner has just got to learn a new way of doing things especially when he’s in the box, I think he often takes the wrong first touch in the box (Werner does have a good first touch but he always seem to take a first touch that takes the ball to his disadvantaged or weak side before he shoots at the goal; I mean, being a striker that is right footed and operates from the left hand side, he has to learn that- when he’s in the box, slow down and trap/ control the ball with your left foot to your right foot before shooting esp when the pass is coming from the right hand side- cos it gives him a wider and better angle of the goal post and a better advantage of finishing with his strong foot which is the right foot) .

From the way things are, Werner’s speed seems to help him everywhere on the pitch except inside the box; hence, he (Werner) can do well to slow down a bit, learn somethings about positioning and finishing from Lukaku (who is older and more experienced scoring in England) . I remember Lukaku in an interview with SkySports said that it was Antonio Conte (in Italy) that thought him what it really took; he continued that he (Lukaku) used to over do things- which is partially Werner’s problem too. I really don’t want Werner to leave Chelsea hence he should learn from Lukaku cos I honestly think Werner has the tools to be a prolific goal scorer like Lukaku (in England) .

4.) 15 Sep 2021 18:11:12
Honestly I think Werner and Lukaku can strike up a formidable partnership upfront for Chelsea: one has the speed and runs to create space for the other that can finish; the other has the strength to hold up play and link up the other; but above all, both have frightening pace and can bring down any defence way- running in side by side.

5.) 15 Sep 2021 19:10:40
Obinna, I agree with you on Werner and Lukaku, I would like to see them start together but I’m not sure if TT is open to that. Kova has started the season very well so he would be an absolute starter for me at the moment. Rudiger, Christensen and Silva are also on my team sheet and, of course, Rom- I love him and Kai and Jorginho for”big” games. Otherwise, other positions are open for me.

6.) 16 Sep 2021 03:33:01
If only Kante could start every game!

7.) 16 Sep 2021 08:58:28
TomB I agree with your comment: of Kante starting every game but I also think that his inability to play or start every game is perfect for other central midfielders that we have got in the team, his inability to play every game is or will be very good for even Saul (who has not come up to speed yet) .



02 Sep 2021 00:52:01
Is the interest in rice really gone? Baffling for me, can cover Cm And CB, homegrown and loves the club. No brainer for me.

1.) 02 Sep 2021 06:42:27
As per multiple reports, we are considering him for next summer.

I believe it will happen eventually.

2.) 02 Sep 2021 10:06:07
There is no interest in Rice. It was Lamps who was interested.

3.) 02 Sep 2021 12:08:17
Let’s see how Saul performs this season before thinking about a DM next season.

4.) 02 Sep 2021 14:00:53
Interest remains, Tuchel has been reported as being a fan. Everyone involved knows his price is only going south. Will likely be pursued next summer.

5.) 02 Sep 2021 14:26:15
Who is reporting Tuchel wants Rice?
I am pretty sure Ed002 has said on a few occasions that he was a Lampard pick as G8 says above.
If Saul recovers his form and even if one midfield player went in the summer he would still be 3/ 4th choice.

6.) 02 Sep 2021 16:01:19
Jorginho will leave next summer and Kante is injury prone and will be 30 next summer - so there will be a need for Rice.

I predict that Rice will join us next summer for around £60m.

7.) 02 Sep 2021 19:32:29
Why would West Ham drop their price next summer? If he is for sale City and United would also be interested. The club have demonstrated by the Kounde saga that they will not be shafted on transfer fees. Rice is not the best in his position in Europe and there will be cheaper alternatives if we need defensive midfielder. In the next two windows we may have to concentrate on CBS. Come January Christensen and Rudiger will be able to sign pre-contract agreements with foreign clubs unless they sign new contracts. Dave is 32 and Thiago will undoubtedly be leaving at the end of the season.

8.) 02 Sep 2021 20:29:38
Its been pretty widely reported Strasbourg, Matt Law has mentioned it on the London is Blue podcast. Whether there's any truth to it or not, is another matter.

9.) 02 Sep 2021 20:34:24
Christensen's contract is as good as done, Rudiger wants to wait and see what his options are in January. Also reported by Matt Law. But I suspect we'll definitely need one CB in the next year.

Rice, for me, is certainly one of the best (consistent) players in his position, in the Premier League. But another year gone and another year away from his contract being up, his price will drop.

10.) 02 Sep 2021 21:54:52
I expect Christensen to sign a new contract but nothing is certain he would be of interest to a number of clubs in Europe It will be Rudiger’s last big contract: he will look for a long term and much better wages: he too will be of interest to clubs in Europe especially on a free. Rice’s contract running down will increase the pressure on West Ham to cash in but not necessarily decrease the transfer fee by much especially if a number of clubs are interested: Man U are is desperate need of a defensive midfielder and would be probably willing to push the boat out.

11.) 02 Sep 2021 21:58:11
Isn’t the projection of a lower fee for Rice next year linked to him not extending his contract?

I can see it being possible that Jorginho will move on and Kante’s injuries are always a worry. Not sure if Kovacic will stay, but I think he is most vulnerable if Saul works out.

In terms of the position next year, some of it might depend on whether Billy G proves himself ready for a more prominent role after his loan.

A four in 2022 of Kante, Saul, plus Rice and Gilmour doesn’t look bad. I’d be tempted to keep Gallagher around too, if only because I think he gets his batteries from the same supplier as N’golo.

12.) 02 Sep 2021 22:07:52
I’m not sure why people are saying Jorginho is leaving next summer: where is that coming from?

13.) 03 Sep 2021 10:39:28
2 years left on his contract, Jimbo - it will be 1 year come next summer.

And he wants to end his career in Italy.

14.) 03 Sep 2021 12:24:22
Okay, I read somewhere that he is really happy at Chelsea and wants to extend his contract .

15.) 03 Sep 2021 14:43:08
Jorghino agent said that he would like to extend his contract in July and he will talk to the club in the coming months.
I suspect the club will want to extend the contract given the form he has shown under TT.

16.) 03 Sep 2021 16:11:11
Hope they flog Jorginho and buy Rice.

17.) 03 Sep 2021 18:07:21
Yes well I think we understand your preferences which bear no relation to what is best for the club.

18.) 03 Sep 2021 22:03:47
Stephen forget about Rice at least until next summer when he goes to Man U.



24 Aug 2021 18:32:43
Unless rice's price is over 75 million we should get the deal done. Over 8 years the transfer fee would be very small per season. No brainer for me, quality quality player and would improve upon our spine of Reece James, chillwell and mount.

1.) 24 Aug 2021 19:18:00
I doubt the Happy Hammers would sell for less than 100 million; I think he’ll have to start to run his contract down if he wants to move.

2.) 24 Aug 2021 19:22:54
It appears you think 'spine' only applies English players?

3.) 24 Aug 2021 20:50:54
Jimbo, I have a horrible feeling we will live to regret not signing Rice in this window but you never know maybe next year we will sign him.

4.) 24 Aug 2021 21:08:05
Granted moyes ain’t the final say on transfers but when asked if 100m was enough he said no.

5.) 24 Aug 2021 21:22:46
I’m not sure if Rice will ever come to Chelsea; he’s still got a lot of time for on his contract and priorities change as do managers at Chelsea. I have the feeling that the people who matter at the club are not convinced about him especially at the price West Ham are asking. He is still young maybe he can join on a free in a few years time.

6.) 24 Aug 2021 21:24:25
My guess is we have never made an offer for Rice knowing full well the price the happy hammers want is a fee we are not willing to pay.

Things may change in the next few windows!

7.) 24 Aug 2021 23:39:21
Yes straousburg, we had an English spine of cole Terry and Lampard and it would be nice to replicate it as we are an English club.

8.) 24 Aug 2021 21:22:46
I’m not sure if Rice will ever come to Chelsea; he’s still got a lot of time for on his contract and priorities change as do managers at Chelsea. I have the feeling that the people who matter at the club are not convinced about him especially at the price West Ham are asking. He is still young maybe he can join on a free in a few years time.

9.) 24 Aug 2021 21:24:25
My guess is we have never made an offer for Rice knowing full well the price the happy hammers want is a fee we are not willing to pay.

Things may change in the next few windows!



30 Jul 2021 18:19:53
Nike make the absolute worst football jerseys. Another disgusting home and away Jersey for the year 🤣🤣 thank god they pay us a bit.

1.) 30 Jul 2021 18:34:20
I think the away kit looks fantastic.

I assume Halaand requested it.

2.) 30 Jul 2021 19:12:59
I can't disagree mate, even though the away kit toleratable.
The 3rd kit is one of the worst in years if the rumoured design is true.

3.) 30 Jul 2021 19:26:07
Honestly. Just look at some of the concept kits our fans make on social media, they're amazing. I don't know why they can't try and use them or use similar designs. I'll still buy them, but it's frustrating given how much better they could be.

4.) 31 Jul 2021 18:53:08
The away kit would be better with blue shorts. Bring back stripes on the shorts and the squad number on the front.



30 Jul 2021 15:56:31
I appreciate the club is most definitely trying but it does seem like the after season of winning a big trophy again (Mourinho, Conte) we will try for players and at the end of the window we will replace like for like with players that ultimately aren't good enough in the end.

There's still time! Hopefully I am proven wrong!

1.) 30 Jul 2021 16:52:35
Come on lads, show a bit of faith, as I’ve said before getting in top players is difficult but I’m sure we will make 3 top signings before the ends of the window.

2.) 30 Jul 2021 18:32:42
Absolutely NO point in looking backwards.

Every club has made many transfer mistakes, some signings and some letting players go. I’m not sure why we would be any different.

The club will make signings and one will be confirmed next week.

3.) 31 Jul 2021 00:43:19
Oh I know how difficult it is we have one of the best boards at getting deals done. Just looks like our targets are unavailable.

4.) 31 Jul 2021 05:52:53
If clubs won’t sell then we just move on with the same players.

Not ideal but it could happen.




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29 Aug 2021 01:34:14
Give up on Saul and get Rice done. Something we will heavily regret when united end up signing him next year.



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04 Aug 2021 09:58:14
As if you're not giving us incoming list ;) ) ) only joking Ed! Thanks a lot mate b.



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28 Jul 2021 12:52:18
@johnfozzie he didn't get a look in though and got no chances. I wouldn't sign a contract either. Had the same goals as Werner in half the appearances but never played for tuchel. I'd look to leave too.



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25 Jul 2021 10:20:17
Shame it didn't work out but it was very predictable how it turned out unfortunately.



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18 Jul 2021 22:53:59
Fuser it was reported by all of the top reliable sources and by the agent.




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15 Sep 2021 12:54:25
Until Werner starts scoring goals and missing open ones he can return to playing. But he's cost us so many points so I understand why he's not playing.



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09 Sep 2021 03:35:27
His finishing truly is shocking. Surely the scouting team could have seen his finishing was Torres esc.



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30 Aug 2021 02:13:35
If Liverpool going into last season with 3 centre backs was stupid, going into the season with only 3 midfielders is worse, especially with how injury prone Kante is.



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30 Aug 2021 06:12:40
I've said that too. We keep making the same mistakes but hopefully this one won't come back to bite us.



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26 Aug 2021 19:24:50
Theyve been poor for years. Lucky they pay us so much yeah, the jerseys are just not very nice.