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24 Jul 2019 13:57:39
Hi ed001, any news on where Gary Cahill will end up? I’d assume Aston Villa but heard absolutely nothing regarding him.

{Ed001's Note - I don't actually know, I was told there was a fair bit of interest in him but he had not made any decision back then as to even which country he would play in. There are apparently potential moves to the MLS, China and a few places in Europe on offer.

In my opinion, I think he is holding out for a Premier League move. It is just an opinion, but he does still think he is good enough, so it makes sense to see if there is the possibility.}

1.) 24 Jul 2019 23:58:37
Cheers mate!

{Ed001's Note - very welcome.}



14 Apr 2019 02:49:31
Hey ed001 do you know if the interest in Willian is legitiment? Reports are suggesting Barcalona are going to come back for Willian again this summer and if the offer is anywhere near 50 million I would definitely cash in.

I really like Willian but his productivity in numbers is poor, and he was childish with Conte. I’d cash in regardless of whether we lose hazard or not. An offer around 50 million is too good to turn down.

{Ed001's Note - Barca have been interesting in him for a long time. Their scouting has been abysmal in recent years though.}

1.) 14 Apr 2019 08:29:29
What are you talking about ed001? Boateng and Paulinho have been excellent pick ups! ;)

{Ed001's Note - I am sorry what was I thinking of! Of course they are. And spending all that money on Dembele, Malcom and Coutinho is working out just as brilliantly for them.}

2.) 14 Apr 2019 12:58:12
They’ve signed Arthur and Dembele and agreed a fee for De Jong. De Light will probably be heading there too. How on earth is there scouting system abysmal? 😂.

3.) 14 Apr 2019 14:01:13
Blue dragon, they literally bought in Paulinho and Boateng?

Also, I could scout out De Ligt and de Jong, that’s hardly good scouting. Bringing in awful players like Paulinho, Boateng and more has been maybe not abysmal; but pretty damn shocking.

4.) 14 Apr 2019 14:25:17
I think I am with Ed001 on this one. Barcelona has a way of playing and not necessarily every excellent player fits into their game; tbh a lot of the players that they have signed in the past few years didn't fit or suit their game.
Most of their big money signings in recent years haven't worked out well eg. Dembele and Coutinho are struggling to play the Barcelona game and won't fit in in my opinion; Andre Gomes didn't work out; Umtiti seems like he's not rated anymore at the club; there's this striker that's now at Borussia Dortmund that Barcelona bought from Valencia (can't remember his name) didn't also do well at the club; Vidal who replaced Paulinho is just there (nothing spectacular) ; we are yet to see De jong and probably De ligt; Authur suits them well though.

{Ed002's Note - They are no differenbt from any other side in respect of some players not working out.}



19 Mar 2019 00:09:40
Ed002 could you possibly provide a couple players chelsea would be interested in if the transfer ban is upheld? No worries if you’re still on hiatus! Cheers.

{Ed002's Note - I would offer up Antoine Semenyo and Nicolo Zaniolo.}

1.) 19 Mar 2019 04:15:55
Both youngsters, thank you mate.

2.) 21 Mar 2019 15:04:28
Ed002, is there any chance Semenyo was being thought of as a player for the first team?
Or was the plan to send him on loan?

{Ed002's Note - He would have gone in to the youth or reserve side and tehn a loan.}



07 Mar 2019 07:22:17
Hey Ed002 or Ed001 do you expect chelsea to have a big summer? I think it’s a neccesity to sign both Koulibaly and Chilwell for our left side of defence. We’ve seen how big of a difference Van Dijk has made, now we need to sign the other best CB in the world.

{Ed002's Note - Chelsea obviously has players the club are interested in but these are just random names.}

1.) 07 Mar 2019 09:10:40
If we do buy a CB it won't be Koulibaly. Napoli would only sell for an exorbitant fee.

Perhaps if we're lucky we could get Romagnoli. Papers today reporting he might be for sale for around 60m. He's captained his side, and I think he'd provide a valuable leadership personality even at his younger age. Also left footed so would be another plus.

Not saying we need a CB as I love Zouma. But if the club don't want to use Zouma it should be Romagnoli or Upamecano or Tah.

2.) 07 Mar 2019 09:10:40
If we do buy a CB it won't be Koulibaly. Napoli would only sell for an exorbitant fee.

Perhaps if we're lucky we could get Romagnoli. Papers today reporting he might be for sale for around 60m. He's captained his side, and I think he'd provide a valuable leadership personality even at his younger age. Also left footed so would be another plus.

Not saying we need a CB as I love Zouma. But if the club don't want to use Zouma it should be Romagnoli or Upamecano or Tah.

3.) 07 Mar 2019 09:55:11
The first question was all I was asking if you could share, Chilwell and Koulibaly are players in my opinion who I think we should go all out to sign, Koulibaly more so. He’s phenomenal.

{Ed002's Note - Right, just random players that Chelsea has no interest in.}

4.) 07 Mar 2019 12:02:04
Hardly random but righto buddy.

5.) 07 Mar 2019 14:45:39
Prefer Skriniar and Mendy myself. Think Chilwell will be nailed on for City.



19 Feb 2019 01:00:55
Hey Ed001 is it true we’re monotiring Zidane? Also how do you think of him as a manager?

{Ed001's Note - monitoring him? What would you be monitoring him for? Make sure he brushes with his left hand instead of his right? Or to find out which hand he uses to wipe his arse with?

As a manager he was just lucky to have Ronaldo pull his backside out of the fire when it mattered in the Champions League. Under him Madrid were mostly awful but the players turn up in big games on their own. He was not a good coach and showed nothing to convince he is a good manager either. Even tactically the only thing he did was copy what Rafa Benitez had tried to do but got told he couldn't as it was too defensive!}

1.) 19 Feb 2019 05:04:53
agree Ed, no disrespect to Zidane but all he had to do was try and keep eveybody happy and their quality would speak for itself on the pitch. Couldn't count the amount of times Ronaldo bailed Madrid out when they looked clueless and him leaving has really shown their frailties. Only thing Zidane would bring to Chelsea is the small possibility of keeping Hazard a little while longer. Don't think personally there are any available managers out there that could really do a job with this squad. Who do you think could be successful here Ed001 if Sarri was to get the boot? I'd personally like for us to stick with him but if he was to go i reckon we'd go back to appointing a manager like Allegri.

{Ed001's Note - has to be Allegri really. I can't see anyone else out there to be honest, unless Ancelotti was an option, as I know he was well liked by the fans, so would unite them behind him.}

2.) 19 Feb 2019 05:32:31
Ancelotti would seem like a nice appointment. Was gutted when he got the sack during his time here, a real classy guy. Don't want to imagine what De Laurentiis would be like if we went after another one of his managers though haha. Allegri for me if Sarri is moved on, i just truly hope Lampard won't be considered. I wouldn't be able to take seeing him suffer the same fate as all the other managers that we've appointed.

3.) 19 Feb 2019 07:04:02
Conte. oh wait.

4.) 19 Feb 2019 07:55:13
. or Mourinho is kicking his heels, offers to step in on a temporary basis and bingo gets the job again. Had a nice rest, must have learned and been told about his bizarre behaviour. Champions again next season!

5.) 19 Feb 2019 08:49:19
I will always respect what Jose did for our club but please NO,

If Sarri gets the tin tac, I would love Carlo to come back. The majority of fans love him and the football was good as well.

6.) 19 Feb 2019 09:16:16
I would like Ancelotti. Quiet, understated man who commands respect and we played some nice football under him and he was treated badly. However, he does need a Director of Football supporting him, one with an element of clout as the transfer committee we currently use have no football experience and our transfers are leaving a lot to be desired. Of course there would be the serious issue of extricating him from his current position!

7.) 19 Feb 2019 10:29:48
This is not going to be a good couple of years for Chelsea Football Club, the expectation of guaranteed Champions League qualification is gone. Whether it's down to bad form or contracts naturally running out, the squad is going to see significant change. Make no mistake about it, this is going to be a tough gig for whoever takes over at Stamford Bridge.

The clubs philosophy simply has to change now. Despite hearing the word transition all too often when new managers have joined, I believe that whoever is in charge of the club from the summer onwards will have the first opportunity to oversee genuine change since Mourinho’s first stint at the club. The clubs philosophy of short term solutions and quick changes needs the change, they need to give someone the time to oversee a long term change at the club. I think they saw this as being Sarri, but his tactical ineptitude has been found out. We talk about Sarri failing to adapt to the situations he finds himself in, it’s now the club that need to adapt to the situation they find themselves in.

8.) 19 Feb 2019 10:34:04
Ancelotti would be a good shout, I agree. It's a shame that we never went to Tuchel in the summer, who would have used the academy much more than the previous three managers. If we do get rid of Sarri, would the club have anyone in mind for an interim position?

9.) 19 Feb 2019 12:27:44
Well said about Zizou, His record in Europe is phenomenal but there's a lot more to it than tactical nous lol.

I don't think it matters who the head coach is, this squad is really very average and how Conte oversaw a league title with it I will never know.

We are a Top 6 Club not a Top 4 and certainly not a Title Challenger. It's depressing but true so just accept it, it's much easier to deal with.

Sarri is not helping His situation but this is Our level at the moment and no Zizou, Ancelotti or anybody is going to change that without Quality Investment, which I assume is not forthcoming.

All I feel is apathy towards Chelsea at the moment and that is so much worse than anger.


10.) 20 Feb 2019 06:48:16
I wouldn't mind bringing Conte back. I know it may not be a popular opinion but he's a winner and tactically better than this Wenger, with all due respect, we have now. From the outside it looked to me as if the club reneged on promise to Conte and lead to every other things that happened.
Bring Conte back, support him like Guardiola in the transfers and he will win trophies. I can't guarantee you that with Sarri, after all he never won a thing.

11.) 20 Feb 2019 17:46:20
The only time the club are likely to see Conte again is in court.




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04 Feb 2020 23:33:03
I know he just signed for inter, but we should definitely go after lukaku in the summer. Should never have been let go in the first place, was our best striker at the time.

He’s score 25 for us every season.

1.) 05 Feb 2020 09:47:17
I’m not a fan Standard for lots of reasons but I’m sure there may be issues within the club. If I remember correctly one the Eds has hinted at the problems when we were linked with him before.



24 Jan 2020 01:47:12
We need to loan out kepa to Atletico and buy oblak even for an exuberant fee. Otherwise loan him out elsewhere (Spain) and play cabalero. Kepa has the potential but he’s costing us points on a weekly basis. Handanovic or oblak for me.

1.) 24 Jan 2020 11:11:10
Keep Kepa, but also bring in André Onana from Ajax in the summer. Let's see who the better goalie is and take it from there.

2.) 24 Jan 2020 16:42:51
I’d loan Kepa to hopefully get him some confidence then sell him on.

Get Areola from PSG he’s on loan from Real but playing second fiddle to Courtois at the moment. He’s 6 ft 5 and exactly what we need with crosses and set pieces right now.



27 Dec 2019 09:29:46
Haven’t posted in a while but my thoughts on current chelsea.

We need new fullbacks. It is incredible we’re still rolling out Azpilicueta as a full back. Once stellar defensively, he’s always been offensively poor/ bad. He’s not a fullback for me. I like Reece James but I’ve always been a fan of florenzi. More of a wing back.

Jorginho, Kovacic and Kante must play together. I’d solve this by playing a 451 with Willian and Mount AM, three midfielders behind. Although it’s narrow, we need (new left back) and Reece James to be bombing up supplying width. We have Kovacic and Kante who can cover the wide defensive positions and Jorginho covering the space in the centre.

A new left back, a back up striker and a commanding centre back are necessary, and maybe also a keeper, though I’d give kepa time.

Cheers, hope you’ve all been well and your enjoying Liverpool’s incredible season ed001.

{Ed001's Note - if you are a fan of Liverpool right now, it is impossible not to be enjoying it! My throat is not enjoying it as much though as I spend my days singing Liverpool songs and it is not used to it as I never sing normally.}

1.) 27 Dec 2019 09:55:42
Ed02 is often writing about a very talented left fullback that we've got - perhaps he might be up for the task soon? I don't really know which player he's talking about as I rarely have the opportunity to see our youth teams, and I cannot tell if it would be too soon for said player to join the first team.
I'd like to say though, that I think Alonso deserved to play yesterday, as he was really good against Spurs IMO. I think he should start against Arsenal!

{Ed002's Note - Ian Maatsen is the left back.}

2.) 27 Dec 2019 15:05:06
Alonso and Reece were injured and therefore couldn't play yesterday. However, fingers crossed should be fit for arsenal.

3.) 27 Dec 2019 21:52:22
Well, let's hope that Ian Maatsen could then be a bright player for us in the future, Ed! Perhaps even one for this season.



21 Sep 2019 22:47:46
Hate to live in the past but I absolutely cannot believe we sold Kevin De Bruyne. An absolutely horrific decision to sell him as it was lukaku. Thank god we have mount and Abraham playing well.

1.) 21 Sep 2019 23:25:12
Don’t agree about Lukaku. Never liked him and never wanted him back at our club.

2.) 22 Sep 2019 00:32:56
De Bruyne is the only one that hurts. Salah and Lukaku not for me. Not even Bertrand who some say are good. Average and hyped cause he’s English. Big fan of mason.

3.) 22 Sep 2019 15:01:29
Yeah sell of De Bruyne was a bit a mystery at the time. He seemes like one of best players in pre season too.



14 Sep 2019 17:34:02
Abraham is exceeding all expectations! What are you making of him ed001?

{Ed001's Note - I was just saying on the editor's widget how impressed I am with his improvement. He looks like a Premier League striker now. A good Premier League striker. Ed002 was saying he is very good at asking for help and listening to advice, which will help him a lot in future. It is reminiscent of Kane, where he looked nowhere near Premier League level until he got the chance and then he just grabbed his chance with both hands and kept getting better and better.}

1.) 14 Sep 2019 18:38:01
I am speaking for Millions of Nigerians by saying that England should leave our Tammy Abraham alone. England has got so many top strikers, we plead that they leave this ray of light to us.

2.) 14 Sep 2019 21:27:02
Tammy tammy tammy tammy Abraham he scores the goals he scores the goooaalls
Scoring so easy when the colours are in his head
Blue white and red blue white and reeeed
Yes Chelsea great result great performance onwards and upwards and Norwich topped off a good day.

3.) 14 Sep 2019 22:46:24
I didn’t see anything in him. Thought he was a Bamford type player. good in championship but not cut out in premiere league, seemed to be gd in and around 6 yard box but not a lot more. really have been impressed, 7 goals in 5 games. Think that’s rashfords best return in premier league in a season for united, Tammy 5 games in matches him.

4.) 15 Sep 2019 07:34:59
I also have to admit I was wrong but let’s not forget it’s still early days. The third goal impressed me the most just by how he flicked it round the defender and buried it that’s something you’d see a smaller striker like Aguero pull off. His hunger and desire to do well after the super cup setback has an elite mentality all over it. He could have folded but he’s come back with a bang.

Hopefully he can be the striker we need then we can just splash out big on Sancho and a world class CB for next summer.

5.) 15 Sep 2019 07:41:52
What's really impressed me is his confidence. At first against United with his shot that hit the post, but also his solo goal against Norwich and his third goal yesterday, making that exquisite elastico. So nice to see an attacker with confidence for once.
I'd like to hear your opionion on Mount starting ahead of Pulisic, ed 01? As far as I recall, you didn't seem too impressed with Mount on the wing? It's a decision that I was a bit confused about myself, but think Mount played quite well again :)

{Ed001's Note - I like Mount a lot as a player, but not out wide. It is not his game. I can only think Pulisic had been tired out travelling and playing over the international break?}




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30 Aug 2019 17:23:26
I mean we did sign Pulisic and have kept Pedro and Willian, if he’s playing and getting game time when he’s back fit he will resign, If he doesn’t get played he’ll look elsewhere.



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24 Jul 2019 23:58:37
Cheers mate!

{Ed001's Note - very welcome.}



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01 Jun 2019 04:39:56
Yet, it’s the match day fans that call out other fans for not being real if they don’t go to the games. The booing from the Chelsea fans throughout the season was embarrassing. Not the best season league wise (20+ points behind city and pool) but a Europa league win was a cherry on a average looking cake.

{Ed001's Note - you may have been 20 points behind but that was because those 2 scored a lot more than usual.}



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10 May 2019 00:42:19
That question of asking if he wasn’t a Chelsea player would we sign him is irrelevant to me. A youth academy is for players to come through and play for the team. It’s become the norm at Chelsea to just ship them out so we don’t understand that like other clubs.

We could have saved a lot of money if we utilised some of our youth players rather than buying backup players (Zappacosta, Barkley, Batshuayi Drinkwater) the list goes on.



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18 Apr 2019 02:52:16
The Chelsea page misses out once again. Final post for a bit.




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01 Feb 2020 06:31:53
very disappointing we haven’t signed a striker or anyone actually. Got our ban overturned and responded by signing no one. Dissapointing and we need a big summer starting with Sancho.



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17 Jan 2020 13:04:40
How many minutes has Giroud had in all completions? 0? Why would we need to replace him. If we get bad injuries surely we’d have someone capable from the youth sides to step up or, one of the wingers play slightly out of position. Rather than spending 20 million on someone who will never play.



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01 Jan 2020 09:47:05
Wow we made a loss? That’s no good at all.



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31 Dec 2019 09:35:36
All I’ll say is the best teams create their own luck. Something Liverpool are certainly doing. They’ve had calls go there way but they’ve deserved the wins 200%.



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19 Dec 2019 01:25:11
Ed, we sold our best attacking midfielder at the time and now look at him. If you don’t think that’s unbelievable that’s on you. Everyone else does.

{Ed002's Note - You clearly don’t understand the circumstances.}