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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.



23 Apr 2020 14:37:16
Willian to Liverpool then, can't believe we didn't sell him for big money to Barcelona last year.

1.) 23 Apr 2020 15:11:40
Where have you seen that standard?

2.) 23 Apr 2020 15:31:21
Big gamble not selling when we had big offers, like courtios we’ve missed out on a lot of money.

3.) 23 Apr 2020 15:48:37
Willian is a fantastic player and all the top teams would like him, it amazes me that so many on here don't rate him. He will help Liverpool move in further away from us if he goes. I'm hoping the club can still keep him.

4.) 23 Apr 2020 18:54:44
226 games 33 goals, his got a brilliant injury recorded as in doesn’t miss a lot of games, his goals / assists should be a lot better, which is why I get frustrated with him, plays like a world class winger v spurs then drops a 2/ 10 v Bournemouth, pedros played 135 games and is only 4 goals behind him, it’s been a position we could of strengthened last 2/ 3 years,

5.) 23 Apr 2020 19:35:33
Liverpool can have Willian as long as we get Sancho or Coutinho- no qualms.

6.) 23 Apr 2020 19:46:58
On the Liverpool page. Ed has already said that Liverpool aren’t interested in him.

7.) 24 Apr 2020 08:28:22
We won't get Sancho or Coutinho Obinna. As I have previously stated I just can't see many clubs using huge funds on players when none of us even know when football will return, let alone with full stadiums generating transfer funds. Until football resets itself financially I honestly believe we should try to keep both Willian and Giroud. Great squad players who can both still play at the highest level. Thanks for the update Adam, that is a relief as it would of strenghened the Liverpool squad.

8.) 24 Apr 2020 07:49:29
We will see Adam. Things can change quickly in football.

9.) 24 Apr 2020 12:28:14
Will-i-an would prefer to stay in London - looks like Spurs or the Arsenal.

10.) 24 Apr 2020 15:06:49
Willian will IMO sign a new contract. Sancho will not be joining us anytime soon!

11.) 24 Apr 2020 16:26:29
I hope you are right Tom. It makes sense as well. Ziech and Pulisic out wide with Cho and Willian competing for places. We are well covered. Doris told me some time ago we will 100% not sign Sancho.



03 Apr 2020 08:11:56
Any stadium updates?

1.) 03 Apr 2020 10:45:36
Yea it's shut.

2.) 03 Apr 2020 13:16:13
Yes club have said nothing planned in the forseeable future.
Cant see how it will ever add up given the complexity of the site.
The only way forward would be a new site outside the immediate area which is unlikely to be approved by the Pitch Owners.

3.) 03 Apr 2020 14:52:43
As CPO I would vote, reluctantly, to leave The Bridge if a suitable and viable alternative could be found.

4.) 03 Apr 2020 17:24:52
A suitable plan had been made for the current footprint. The club detailed the current financial climate for the reason why they postponed.

There's no doubt our owners current visa situation played a part, why spend so much on a stadium he can't attend.

5.) 03 Apr 2020 17:38:45
Thats interesting and sensible position Tom but I am not sure if that is reflected by the majority of shareholders.
The cost of developing the stadium must be significantly north of £1 billion by now and it won't get any cheaper that's for sure.
Finding a site anywhere locally is tough unless we are prepared to move to Old Oak Common for example.

{Ed002's Note - That is not the issue.}

6.) 03 Apr 2020 17:45:26
The current financial climate is a strange excuse given the cost of borrowing is so low.
Likewise I don't think RA situation is the deal breaker either.
The core reason is the complexity and cost of the development which is prohibitive and unlike any other stadium in the world.

{Ed002's Note - That is not the issue. Just move on.}

7.) 04 Apr 2020 17:45:39
What is the issue Ed 002?

{Ed002's Note - The issue that has caused the most problems is finding somewhere else to play - The FA rejected a request from Chelsea to play at Wembley and the RFU have twice rejected generous offers to play at Twickenham.}

8.) 04 Apr 2020 19:02:32
Do you think its a viable project given the escalating cost of the work, assuming a temporary venue could be found?

{Ed002's Note - Yes, at some point.}

9.) 05 Apr 2020 00:08:50
Ed, do the FA have a particular reason why Chelsea can’t play there?

{Ed002's Note - Yes, it is potentially for sale.}



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.}




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14 May 2020 07:36:12
Sign lukaku in the summer, top striker for 5-7 years!

1.) 14 May 2020 09:37:02
Not for me thanks.

2.) 14 May 2020 19:00:34
We need to get that striker who’s about to hot his peak, someone on cusp of being a top too striker, dembele / Werner obvious ones Lautaro Martinez maybe, not seen him much, Tammy is still young and osminhen from what I’ve read is raw and young,

3.) 14 May 2020 22:49:47
I’m just not a fan of Mr Lukaku.

I assume we will sell/ lose one striker, a left back and maybe a centre half. Who replaces them will be interesting.

I also think and hope, Bakayoko, Drinkwater and others find another home to apply their “skills”!

4.) 16 May 2020 07:45:09
Totally agree Tom, Lukaku does not have the "first touch" required for the premier league! After Drogba and then Costa, unfortunately Tammy is not quite there yet in regards to the physicallity required in the prmier league. I still think Icardi could be the difference for us, but, unfortunately he's married to Wanda, who has a totally different perspective in regards to her husbands ability/ fit (all money orientated I might add) . I think he would be sensational for us with what we provide on the flanks, Willian, Pedro, CHO, Pulich and through the middle with Mount and (hopefully Loftus/ Cheek) I think he is maybe the missing link (finisher) there that we require.
Open to your thoughts.
To Tom, keep posting mate, your thoughts and input are valued and hopefully you'll be back at the Bridge supporting our team in the near future without the fear of this C.V. thing.
Near and far, we are Chelsea!



11 May 2020 08:11:06
What do you think of Raul jiminez! I think he's quality and would love to sign him.



05 May 2020 11:18:31
Be good sometime soon if we could have a full Chelsea update? Nothing better than checking this site sometime in the day and seeing a full update!


1.) 05 May 2020 12:52:10
I don't think an update is needed.

More pressing things like getting games played first.



30 Apr 2020 13:37:07
One thing that's always annoyed me with Chelsea, is we always miss out on big sales with our players.

Can you believe we lost hazard and Courtois for 100 million and 35 million respectively, we shouldn't have let there contracts run down as hazard should have went for 200 million and Courtois no less than 70. Were also about to lose Willian for free when we could have sold him for 50 million last January.

Other than that, love my club lol. Done great things during this pandemic.

1.) 30 Apr 2020 14:44:59
I’m sure there are lots of other clubs who have supported their community but I agree totally Standard our club have made us fans very proud during these troubled times.

I do understand your frustration when we sell a player that as fans we rate highly at a price we consider to be low but I also look back on the players we bought at relatively. cheap prices and then I’m happy.

Trading in the football transfer market can’t be easy!

2.) 30 Apr 2020 14:58:39
I also use the amounts loosely. Just annoys me when Liverpool sell someone like Coutinho for 140 million. Joke of a fee for a player like him.

3.) 30 Apr 2020 20:55:16
All in all I can’t complain about the fees we obtained in both of those situations considering they were each going into the last year of their contract. I think you can easily make an argument that we should’ve pushed to get courtois to sign a new contract after coming back from Atletico. That said I think there was a level of inevitability about hazards exit in that he was always likely to leave assuming Madrid made their move and he refrained from signing an extension to eliminate as many obstacles to that move as he could. If I could change any practice by the club it would be the purchase of average players to fill immediate needs without considering the long term ramifications (drinkwater springs to mind) .



26 Apr 2020 11:35:44
Very confused with Willian right now. Any updates on the contract or potential suitors?

1.) 26 Apr 2020 14:57:59
Hi Standard, I still hope Willian agrees a new contract, to replace him in these difficult times would obviously be expensive and as I have said previously until football resets financially I just can't see many, if any, big signings either in or out.

2.) 26 Apr 2020 15:21:28
A goalkeeper to replace WC, one left back in one out. If it’s true about Giroud we probably won’t sign another forward but I do think Michy May be sold.

I keep thinking we might sign a natural left footed CH.

3.) 26 Apr 2020 16:14:30
I think we'll likely see a LB go, but with the current situation we may look to see how Maatsen does with Alonso. I certainly don't see us spending £50-£70m on Chilwell, but Telles for a decent fee is a possibility.

I think Michy will go, and for a team who plays to he strengths I think he'll be a bargain in the current climate. He will need to be replaced, probably with the German lad - Waldschmidt.

Personally I'd like to see Caballero, Willian and Giroud stay.

I think we're in a much better spot than others. Our young players will hopefully step up a gear and we'll see natural progression as a squad. Ampadu and Gallagher add depth without a penny being spent.

I think City could do with spending a bit of money, especially in defence; although Laporte has been a big loss for them this season.

Spurs need to spend a LOT of money, it's just not going to be possible for them. Mourinho will struggle to get the best out of the current squad. Bonus for them is that it's unlikely anyone will pay what would be needed to get Kane this summer.

4.) 26 Apr 2020 18:13:58
I can see us signing Mertens on a free transfer and if we keep Giroud that would be a nice 3. Tammy, Giroud and Mertens. Midfield as you say is well stocked. Keep Willian and the wide players are fine. We have good centrebacks but not great ones but Ampadu looked very good for RBL against Spurs so maybe he might be the answer which for me means a left back but J, you might well be right and young Maatsen might step up.

5.) 26 Apr 2020 19:27:35
I'd be very happy to get Mertens on a short term deal. CB does worry me, but I hope Tomori pushes on over the next year.

I think Ampadu could be massively important for the squad next season, and could find himself holding down a starting place before the end.

6.) 27 Apr 2020 11:28:02
mertens ziyech and telles would be a very productive and shrewd summer business id imagine some1 like emerson could be used as a make weight with telles with cash but who knows, anyway add telles ziyech and mertens into our team id be extremely happy for now given the world pandemic. extremely proud of this club and how they have handled the covid 19 situation.




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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.



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25 Apr 2020 17:01:06
I think what G8 meant was Tom being told 'hes English' makes a difference because the majority of home grown players are English.



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24 Apr 2020 07:49:29
We will see Adam. Things can change quickly in football.



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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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30 Apr 2020 14:58:39
I also use the amounts loosely. Just annoys me when Liverpool sell someone like Coutinho for 140 million. Joke of a fee for a player like him.



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29 Apr 2020 09:39:45
The season will either finish when safe to do so, or they won't play the remaining games and they'll have to come up with something for those at the bottom end, probably no relegation and 2 up from championship.



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24 Apr 2020 11:02:25
Really not a problem mate. I'm in Australia so id like to say I'm very safe. Hope everyone in the UK is okay!



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19 Apr 2020 08:54:36
Sad as it is for Liverpool, they shouldn't just be given title. It'll forever have an asterisk because they haven't won it, just like the teams currently in relegation spots haven't been relegated. What a tough situation.



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07 Apr 2020 09:44:59
Willian and Pedro out, sign Sancho our starting winger for 10 years with pulisic and Hudson-Odoi on the other wing. Simples.