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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.



14 Feb 2019 00:39:38
Whoever still believes our academy ‘isn’t good enough’ and is ‘too young’ is kidding themselves. The starters couldn’t beat the youth team today, drawing 3-3 in training.

Tells you something hey. Even if it is only training.

Make a statement sarri, start Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ampadu.

1.) 14 Feb 2019 03:17:29
There was someone who not long stated on the banter page we should sign Sancho 🙄🙈 fantastic player but I’m certain Hudson-Odoi could be world class if we actually trust him.

2.) 14 Feb 2019 09:14:46
i said we should sign him if we sell hazard.




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27 Jun 2019 02:07:00
Hey ed001 reports are suggesting we’re signing Kovacic for around 50 million euros (think that’s 35 million pounds), just wanted your opinion on him for Chelsea?

I really like him as a player and although he hasn’t scored or assisted for Chelsea, I think his versatility and overall game is strong. I’m not against resigning him at all!

{Ed001's Note - loads of potential but needs direction in his play. He tends to achieve little.}

1.) 27 Jun 2019 07:51:23
That about sums it up. He's one of the most technically gifted midfielders in world football. His dribbling is immense, his passing good and his defensive workrate is also there.

But as you said, Ed, he seems to not know how to get any tangible end product out of it. He's still only 25 or so, so could potentially become world class. But for now he's a good squad player to have as he's very versatile in midfield.

Hopefully he becomes more than that.

{Ed001's Note - sorry I know my reply was a little short and yours is much better.}



19 Jun 2019 01:07:31
Reports of another bid in for Willian. I for one can not understand why we haven’t sold him for the money being quoted. Baffling. Ed001 would you sell him? And are the bids correct?

{Ed001's Note - I don't know about how much it is. However he is not a player I rate at all. No idea why he is even still at the club to be honest.}

1.) 19 Jun 2019 09:03:10
I thought it was just Chelsea fans that had those opinions Ed, glad to see it’s not a case of not realising what you have until it’s gone.

{Ed001's Note - he is just one of those players that seems to be more of a hindrance than a help, despite being a hard worker.}

2.) 19 Jun 2019 11:17:29
Completely agree, frustrates me as a player, has quick feet and burst of pace yet cannot / doesn’t dribble past players, never takes his man on. With ban we have no choice imo to keep him though,

3.) 19 Jun 2019 11:57:07
I guess I will be right and wise to say that the club won't sell Willian esp now that we have a ban and can't replace him. Unless the ban is lifted, all we can do is look forward to what Lampard (who seem to like him) can do with him. I have wanted the club to sell him since two years ago, I think Chelsea might let him go next season, whether he signs an extension or not.

4.) 19 Jun 2019 12:13:28
Makes sense to keep him, and extend the contract even for the 2 years he wants. He's a snr player that can be used while CHO comes back from injury/ gains more experience in the 1st team.

Will also help us to allow Pulisic more time to adjust.

The left hand side is his preferred position, and he'll fill it with Hazard gone.

Next summer, when we can replace him, would be fine to sell but makes no sense this year.



18 Jun 2019 09:46:55
Surely Jorginho will follow Sarri to Juve. He’s much more suited to the slower league.

1.) 18 Jun 2019 10:12:33
I 100% do not support to that. Jorginho is a very good player, the best central midfielders that I have seen in football aren't quick players. If Fabregas whom is a slower player relative to Jorginho played well in the EPL, there's no reason why Jorginho can't play very well for Chelsea. Besides, I don't know any Chelsea midfielder in our current squad at the moment that's faster than Jorginho in finding the passes. If you take up a good position, Jorginho will definitely find you cos he's very fast at playing quick balls; the problem most times is not him but the players in front of him. I can agree that Jorginho is not a great tackler but he's an excellent quick passer, distributor and ball retaining midfielder. For me, the guy is an excellent midfielder that can play in an EPL team at the moment. Chelsea should 100% keep Jorginho cos I feel that we haven't scratched the surface of what he can do. We have only seen him in a 4-3-3 formation, no one has seen him yet in a 4-2-3-1 formation (or other formations), I think it's still very early to say that he's suited to a slower league.

2.) 19 Jun 2019 00:57:13
Opts stays prove jorginho is one of the best in the prem. Put kante on his own position and let jorginho do his thing and were good to go.

3.) 19 Jun 2019 11:59:43
Anyone that can't see what Jorginho brings to our midfield never played football.

4.) 19 Jun 2019 04:15:12
While I’m not going to argue that Jorginho is an outstanding defensive contributor, I do think he is better than he gets credit for defensively. His distanced covered and recoveries stats are rather decent especially considering he played in a team that maintained high percentage of possession and largely played in the opposing half. For me I think people compare him to traditional defensive midfielders such as Kante and makalele who were elite in terms of recovery and mobility and obviously he doesn’t stack up. I think he does a great job of providing a reference point for the team and would do a lot better in a double pivot next to Kante rather than the system employed this season.



09 Jun 2019 02:17:23
So sarri is almost gone. If he leaves we will move on and find a more suitable manager. He was brought into a side that played a completely different style and was forced to adapt players who would never work in the system to be square pegs in round holes.

Let’s get back to our strengths, we have an incredible counter attacking side and a side that could work in a high press. Players like Azpilicueta, Alonso, Kante and Willian Are much more set to counter attacking game.

Also on Sarri, I didn’t mind him but he wasn’t fantastic. We finished top 4 because of the other sides being even worse than us. The Europa run was good though I will admit.

It also wasn’t the fans fault he’s leaving. Juventus are a bigger club, a better fit, in addition to them being in italy. He was always going to leave if they came calling.

Good season due to the Europa league win, but we can improve next year. Without hazard other players are going to have to step up and I see Willian being a force on the left wing next year.

Come on chelsea! And let’s get behind whatever manager comes in.



07 Jun 2019 08:41:58
Ed001 any chance Emma Hayes is in the running for the Chelsea men’s manager? Would be interesting to say the least.

{Ed001's Note - I very much doubt it. It can only be a matter of time before a woman manages in the men's game though.}




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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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17 Apr 2019 00:43:22
Recruitment, signing back up average players rather than players who are going to push the starters for a spot, not backing world class managers and lastly luck. We’ve had a few big name signings not work out and that happens.

Would love ed001’s opinion and also Ed002.

{Ed001's Note - changing managers who need different players to suit their style but not keeping them long enough to build a squad suited to that style has not helped. You have a mish-mash squad left over, as none of them have been able to last long enough to get the team sorted out properly.}



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15 Apr 2019 03:19:03
There’s whining on every page it’s no different on here.




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22 Jun 2019 02:07:18
You’re absolutely right Jackson, I would assume he’ll get help early on in his role and work into being in complete control of his role. Inexperienced completely in the role but I’m sure he’ll do just fine!

Good to see you still posting mate.



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10 Jun 2019 01:29:26
Suso is a great player. Id take him.



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19 May 2019 01:09:33
I can’t understand why we haven’t sold him Dazza89. I do like Willian but the guys output isn’t good enough for a winger. Should have tried him in a midfield 3 i reckon.



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17 May 2019 08:28:51
You’re not an idiot Shak.



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15 May 2019 13:30:56
Miss Darren wood I meant more so there youth as in their young players, don’t have to be from academy. Add dier and Alli to that list and you have Kane, Alli, Dier, rose and winks, all starting many games from them. Irrelevant they haven’t won a trophy as they have a net spend of $0. If they invested Half as much as we have over the last couple of years they would have won the title or at least a trophy ( fa cup or Carling)