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22 Feb 2021 14:41:12
Silva not playing tomorrow is a blow. Hope it's not true?


1.) 22 Feb 2021 15:29:29
He is not in the official squad enrolled. Massive blow.

2.) 22 Feb 2021 16:04:28
It seems that his injury is more serious than at first thought.

3.) 22 Feb 2021 16:07:35
I agree. Big players for big games is so important.

4.) 22 Feb 2021 19:03:53
A big miss indeed.

5.) 22 Feb 2021 21:40:06
We’re doomed.

6.) 22 Feb 2021 22:46:48
What all of us?!

7.) 23 Feb 2021 15:08:15
My main fear in that Athletico Madrid’s team is trickery of Luis Suarez, Silva (if he’s going to be absent) could have had him (Suarez) in his pockets very easily but good luck to either Christensen or Zouma.

8.) 24 Feb 2021 09:34:12
Didn't need him.



13 Feb 2021 22:19:17
Is the rumour true about Klopp leaving Liverpool?


1.) 13 Feb 2021 23:53:19
Just reading some information about JK.

I had no idea he recently lost his mother and apparently not been able to see her.

Very sad for him and all his family. I wish him well.



05 Oct 2020 19:47:32
If this latest rumour is true I will not be happy.

Rudiger staying with us and Tomori going on loan to West Ham.


1.) 05 Oct 2020 21:05:43
It’s best for Tomori and Chelsea that he joins West Ham (if Rudiger stays) but there has to be assurances about game time cos I don’t trust David Moyes. I would have preferred Chelsea let Tomori join Everton.

2.) 05 Oct 2020 21:11:52
Tomori going on loan isn’t my big issue Obinna.

3.) 05 Oct 2020 21:21:45
Me too. Don't like Fik to WHU and RLC to Fulham.

4.) 05 Oct 2020 22:51:53
Give it a rest Tom part time fans like you are never happy. We’ve just finished the best window we’ve ever had.

Shame we couldn’t offload a lot but can’t have it all they’ll go eventually.

5.) 05 Oct 2020 23:05:41
I’m not sure how would qualify as a “part time fan” but whatever.

My point is valid I would prefer Rudiger to go on loan rather than Tomori.

Players hanging around a squad is not healthy IMO.

6.) 05 Oct 2020 23:18:49
Is rudiger deadwood tom
Your pompous Ness is getting boring
Are you the 1 that said you were at a match but your ip address said you wernt I remember Ed saying.

7.) 05 Oct 2020 23:22:20
Ha spot on Gola He’s been had here. Negative Morons at it again. If someone told me we’d have signed Werner, Ziyech, Havertz, Chilwell, Silva and Mendy this window I’d have laughed in their face. Well done to Roman and Marina.

8.) 05 Oct 2020 23:30:42
I agree well done Marina and I certainly don’t think it’s negative to say I would prefer Tomori in our squad rather than Rudiger that just my preference. Also I’m sure I would never use a term as “deadwood” about any person.

I’m not sure what’s brought about the personal attack but no problems. I will leave it to others to agree or disagree with my opinions.

9.) 05 Oct 2020 23:42:49
Tomori rejected West Ham, cannot blame him. RLC to Fulham. Which leaves us a little thin in midfield now? Alonso and Emerson both still with us.

10.) 05 Oct 2020 23:50:46
There’s no personal attack. TomB I’ve notice you’re attitude and sarcastic approach on here numerous times with other people. You give it but can’t take it we can all sense a liar. You play the victim a lot also I swear you could be a Liverpool fan.

Just try not to be contradictive mate not everyone will agree with what you say but you think you’re always right. No need to state you’re point 100 times over we’ve already read it. It’s all fun and games 👍🏻.

11.) 06 Oct 2020 00:04:01
My god a “Liverpool fan“ that would be an insult California.

I do have strong opinions and I do except I express them to often. Also Gianfranco, I also except that my posts can read as if I am pompous.

I will try not to be so serious in the future. NFO. haha.

12.) 06 Oct 2020 07:20:45
At least Tom B only has one account is accountable for everything he says! Unlike others who have multiple accounts and have conversations with themselves and agree with their own posts!

Iv been on this site for many years but not a huge poster but one thing I will say is Tom is a great member of this page and puts across some very good points and opinions.

Unlike you Californiablue or should I call you KingFrank? Always hiding behind different names and stirring up s**t like a pathetic keyboard warrior!

13.) 06 Oct 2020 09:52:32
Please no one is perfect and everyone is entitled to his/ her opinions but it important we respect each other and not call names. Besides, I don’t think TomB is ungrateful about Chelsea’s transfer business hasn’t said anything wrong, i think he’s just stating his opinion on the Tomori proposed loan move to West Ham. Personally, I would want Tomori to stay this season but since Rudiger’s move didn’t materialise, I felt it could have been for Tomori if went on loan (with game time assurance) so that he continues to develop as a player and save Lampard the headache of a crowded dressing room.

14.) 06 Oct 2020 10:51:13
I have to jump to the defence of TomB who has been a consistent contributor for a long time.

What is all the personal stuff about? CaliforniaBlue, you seem to be new on here unless you've changed your name. And gianfranco gola, you should know better than jumping on the bandwagon of abuse.

If this is the kind of abuse that Ed002 gets, it's no wonder that he doesn't want to contribute.

Any true Chelsea fan would know that calling another Chelsea fan a 'Liverpool supporter' is the ultimate insult along with being called a 'Spurs supporter'!

Ps I happen to agree with TomB about Rude / Tomori - who wouldn't!

15.) 06 Oct 2020 10:54:30
Tom B is one of my personal favourites to read from on this page, not sure where this attack has come from. Especially from a poster who’s name I’ve only recently started seeing. Part time fan? Tom is a season ticket holder as far as I’m aware, best to our biggest European nights. And before someone says I’m probably Tom in a different account I’m not I’m in Australia.

Gianfranco Gola you used to be a great poster on here but seem to be very negative these days.

16.) 06 Oct 2020 10:55:34
California is obviously a troll. don't waste time responding.

17.) 06 Oct 2020 11:20:47
Unbelievable trolling of Tom B just because he expressed a view which was neither slanderous or offensive.

Get a grip lads, Tom is a well respected poster on here. Why the personal attack?

18.) 06 Oct 2020 11:54:53
Also agree that Tom is a highly respected poster on here. And with Obinna's comment that we should respect each other in the sense of being able to disagree with each others views - sometimes passionately/ almost heatedly - while not being personal and attacking a fellow poster's character. We shouldn't be, as the saying goes, 'playing the man not the ball'. On the field there are yellow and red cards if players do!

19.) 06 Oct 2020 13:26:50
My fellow posters, thank you for your kind words.

I’m not thin skinned so personal comments would have to be pretty outrageous to offend me.

Just to clarify my support of our club. I have been a long standing season ticket holder and in recent years I have been in the Shed upper on the wrap around.

I’m old enough and have been supporting our club to have seen Stanley Mathews playing for Stoke against us and I think it was chopper trying to kick lumps out the great man. The supporters around me thought his behaviour un-sporting.

I’m also happy with our signings.

20.) 06 Oct 2020 14:10:16
But we’re you there to See Gatling Gun Hilsdon notch his century? If not Tom you can clearly see how people would call you a part time fan! Haha.

21.) 06 Oct 2020 14:57:11
I must of missed that one Rowey.

Q. How many fans went to the dogs at Stamford bridge?

22.) 06 Oct 2020 21:16:13
I went to the ground when it had a dog track although Greyhound racing doesn't interest me.

23.) 06 Oct 2020 21:34:08
Blimey Turvey. Do you remember seeing an athletics race, I think it was called something like the Emsley Carr mile run around the sand of the dog track. Or, is it my imagination?

24.) 08 Oct 2020 06:40:53
Hey Tom and Turvey, I started supporting our club as a 7 year old in New Zealand, 1967, took me until 2012 to finally get to England to tick the bucket list, live games, un****inbelievable!
I feel for the "more recent" fans that haven't been through the ups and downs (yep I remember Div2) that have been part of our history. To see where we are now on the worldwide stage, and our profile as a "top four" side in English football, to me, is truly amazing, given our past. Thanks Ken for selling, thanks Roman for buying!



28 Sep 2020 21:51:06
The latest Sky rumour (usually wrong) is Spurs are interested in Rudiger.

I don't think the club are usually very on doing business with them but I hope we make an exception in this case. I can't think of a better place for Rudiger to go!


1.) 28 Sep 2020 22:32:46
Actually I think this one isn't wrong. We probably won't do business with them but it's good to have multiple suiters for him.
My preference is PSG. Let's give them Jorgi, Baka and Rudi.

2.) 29 Sep 2020 06:24:26
@TomB, it might surprise you that Rudiger will play in almost all the top6 defence in England except Chelsea. Until lampard gets his defending right, I will hardly believe any of our defenders is not good enough as even VVD will struggle in our defence right now.

3.) 29 Sep 2020 09:57:57
I have to agree with ilo here lads. Under Sarri, these guys were the 3rd best defence including Kepa.

But look I'm happy for the board to back Lampard, its his call who he wants to play, drop or even sell.

But unless he delivers a trophy or gets the top 4 then his job will be on the line. I agree Rudiger may walk into a Spurs defence and be a mountain. let's not forget barring last year there was always a defender in him.

4.) 29 Sep 2020 10:03:25
Nothing surprises me ilo with our defending last season. It has improved so far this season without Rudiger anywhere near the defence.

I have never seen a CH with such poor positional sense. For me that is a natural instinct and something you can’t teach.

If other teams want him, that’s fine with me. I hope someone takes him to the ground because he might get lost on route.

5.) 29 Sep 2020 10:43:41
Rudiger has been v good on occasion - eg v Man City after restart, and under Sarri - and something of a fans' hero for a while. Point is of course that our defensive issues cannot easily be put down to any one player but how the defense (and team in general defensively) is organised as a unit. This has been a major weakness as well know over last season and beginning of this one, as it was for Klopp in first season or two at LFC. Zouma when brought back helped greatly with his aerial power and physical strength. Alonso, as some suggesting, has played well for us as a left wing back rather than LB in four at the back system.

Anyway am hopeful Frank and his team can sort the defense out soon, and in way and with a discipline in shape/ expectation that can allow for some necessary rotation. Might be that Kepa cannot be completely written off yet, though confidence must be rock bottom now. But problems certainly need to be fixed pronto!

6.) 29 Sep 2020 10:57:58
Rudiger has been an accident waiting to happen defensively since he came back from a quite serious injury.
Whether this is a mental or physical problem I don't know.
But if we have any title aspirations we need to sign at least one top CB.



27 Sep 2020 15:30:40
Various press outlets suggesting PSG want Jorginho, Rudiger and Bakayoko. I assume it's all rubbish unless the Eds tells us differently.


1.) 27 Sep 2020 20:04:03
I hope to god it's true.

2.) 27 Sep 2020 20:45:02
The main source seems to be legitimate.
I expect all the guys you mentioned to leave in this window.

3.) 27 Sep 2020 21:03:19
If PSG give us any money for rudiger Bakyoko or Jorginho there must be some sort of money laundering operation going on with there owner and roman.

4.) 27 Sep 2020 21:40:06
A commitment of €100mil will be ok and I don’t care if it comes from Donald Trump!

5.) 28 Sep 2020 09:48:50
'm only concerned about Rudiger as I doubt if we're signing his replacement this window unlike Jorginho. That will make us lacking in that area especially as I don't AC. Imo Lampard tactics is the reason our defensive players are looking vulnerable, his defensive tactics is not good enough, including setpieces. I remember how eager all fans were to have Rudiger back from injury at beginning of last season. Now he's become so fringe to the squad. You can also say same for zouma from his Everton displays which even Ed1 alluded to earlier. Our attack will be better with the other players coming back from injury but unless a tweak is made to our defending, our defenders will still be called out.
I'm as well keen for Jorginho because it'll give us chance to get a player with work rate to add the much needed steel in the middle and by extension, enhance the defensive solidity. Height and physical presence have to be a serious added advantage for Jorjinho replacement imo, if he goes.

6.) 29 Sep 2020 08:12:25
Well argued and would largely agree with you ilo.




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24 Feb 2021 07:19:53
Now we move on to Utd to face different problems but with the confidence of a good professional display fresh in our memory.

Team selection will be interesting and it's hard to imagine our shape will change.

I'm looking for seven points from our next three Premiership games. Three against Utd would help.



1.) 24 Feb 2021 09:14:04
Because we won now the commentators are saying Spanish teams are no good. Atlectico put out a strong team yesterday and defended well. It will be a lot easier to get into the Man U defence than Atlectico ‘s. If we perform at a similar level we will beat the Mancs.

2.) 24 Feb 2021 09:35:13
I'm looking for 9 to be honest.

3.) 24 Feb 2021 10:01:15
I think 5 points from Utd Everton and Liverpool would be acceptable.
One win and two draws keep us in touch with the majority of tough games out of the way.
It's still very early days (28) to expect consistent top performances like Athletico and it will require rotating last nights best eleven.
To improve now we need Pulisic and Werner to find last seasons form.

{Ed077's Note - Pulisic needs to stay injury-free for an extended period of time first to get any kind of form going}

4.) 24 Feb 2021 10:22:26
I think once havertz werner pulisic and ziyech hit real good form we might see a formation change to include them all with mount and cho all rotating but while there misfiring better to be safe than sorry imo Tommy does seem to know what he wants and doesn't mind showing it either I like that.

5.) 24 Feb 2021 10:31:41
Team selection will be interesting now that Silva's back in training.



23 Feb 2021 21:54:37
Very professional performance.

The three players I'm not a fan of all had solid games capped by a brilliant goal by Giroud

As I said earlier Christensen outstanding at the back.

I always got nervous when the ball went anywhere near Mendy's feet.

I thought the substitutions by TT were spot on.

Our final pass wasn't the best but a fantastic win by THE MIGHTY BLUES.


1.) 23 Feb 2021 22:58:33
All good points Tom and Christiansen a stand out as was OG's super strike. Almost as if some of our players revelled in European style of slightly slower but v tactical Euro soccer compared to EPL.



23 Feb 2021 20:48:59
Happy with our performance in the first 45mins.

Bossed the procession with CHO and Mount linking up well.

This will be miss of death but how assured does Christensen look in the middle of a back three?


1.) 23 Feb 2021 21:01:09
Christensen has really stepped up since Silva's injury - can't wait for him to form a relationship with Silva.

2.) 23 Feb 2021 21:41:00
only thing Christensen he calms our ball play at the back.

3.) 23 Feb 2021 22:03:01
Christensen has been fantastic since coming in when Silva got injured.



21 Feb 2021 13:18:21
Spurs and Jose.

Go together like fish and chips and I rather fancy Jose might be having his chips sooner rather than later if this carries on.


1.) 21 Feb 2021 14:16:28
A strange feeling watching the game and not wanting Spurs to lose.

2.) 21 Feb 2021 14:21:29
I know what you mean MDW.

I think the happy hammers will blow up soon but they are having a very good season under Moyes.

3.) 21 Feb 2021 18:02:32
Exactly my thinking - don't think West Ham will stay the course - far more worried about the Evertonians - we all know how good Carlo Ancellotti is!



20 Feb 2021 23:20:35
Can I ask the Eds.

Does TT have history of being publicly forthright in his player assessments?


{Ed001's Note - I don't really remember sorry.}

1.) 21 Feb 2021 04:01:57
I don’t think it’s bad want he’s done am really starting to like the guy he passion shows on the field he’s not bothered when he’s got to change things ‘ he will just do it. And looks like he doesn’t mess about.

2.) 21 Feb 2021 12:08:18
It can only go one of two ways that’s for sure!

{Ed001's Note - I have to be honest, I thought he spoke very well with regards to CHO. He said it wasn't good enough in that game but it was forgotten now and we move on. I didn't see a problem with that as a one-off to let the players know what is required. It would only be an issue if he is saying these kind of things often imo.}

3.) 21 Feb 2021 12:19:17
I think I depends a lot on the player and how he reacts Ed. Will be a small test of character for the young man.

I hope he does what Joe Cole did when he got hooked by Jose many years ago.

{Ed001's Note - he has impressed under Tuchel and been given praise by him, so if he does not react well it would defo show you he has the wrong character. You are right, it is now up to him. Tuchel has put the ball in his court and shifted the onus on to him. The worry is that, in the past, Chelsea (like many, many others in recent years) as a squad have shown a tendency to react with petulance and sulk when called out. I would think it is too early for players to do that with Tuchel yet though.}
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4.) 21 Feb 2021 12:29:00
I hope so Ed.

{Ed001's Note - fingers crossed mate. I always like to see young players do well.}
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5.) 21 Feb 2021 12:35:35
I think the trouble with CHO lies with the Bayern Munich thing following which he got a big contract. Like many young players he thinks he’s made it and is a superstar and doesn’t have to work and improve on his game. He has talent but if he doesn’t recognise that he needs to improve in certain areas he will fade away like many young players in the past. He should look to Ronaldo who had huge natural talent but never stopped working to improve his game.

{Ed001's Note - that is a fair point. Getting that kind of interest often goes to a youngster's head.}
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6.) 21 Feb 2021 12:56:33
Good point Jimbo and I seem to remember question marks about some of his advisors in the past.

Let’s hope he gets some good advice this time, takes on board the criticism and works hard.

I still think people forget about how awful his injury was.




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22 Feb 2021 16:07:35
I agree. Big players for big games is so important.




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13 Feb 2021 23:53:19
Just reading some information about JK.

I had no idea he recently lost his mother and apparently not been able to see her.

Very sad for him and all his family. I wish him well.




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21 Jan 2021 22:46:04
I agree MDW. If help for Lamps does come in it would be bizzare to then sack him.




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20 Jan 2021 16:06:28
Like everyone else I haven’t got a clue if Lamps will be our manager today, tomorrow, next month or next year.

I am pretty sure something will happen very soon.

If Lamps manages Top 4 this season I would extremely confident about him our manager next season.




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20 Jan 2021 15:25:10
If buts and maybes don’t cut it for me!

Thera are NO guarantees that any potential new manager would carry on or be willing to carry out the existing plan if there is such a plan.

No one can say things will absolutely get better and as a club we know change doesn’t always bring success.

As I mentioned much earlier today. I think an announcement could well be imminent. So this will probably be all academic.





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24 Feb 2021 17:16:57
Hope so Lamps but I didn’t know he processed a full range of passing. Would be good news.




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24 Feb 2021 14:18:28
I’m sure our fellow posters will have lots of suggestions Obinna.

I always look forward to their and the Eds views on potential signings.




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24 Feb 2021 13:04:57
I agree Matt. A midfield player with a wide range of passing abilities would be fantastic. A more mobile version of Cesc would be handy.

Mixing play from long to short can really get defences out out of shape and as you say we do have willing runners.




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24 Feb 2021 08:03:30
It wasn’t a nice ball to receive Wheely that’s for sure, particularly in the first few mins.




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23 Feb 2021 22:49:24
I agree Bobby.

After the near disaster of Mendy trying to get a difficult back pass under control. I got worried every time the ball was at his feet.

I think TT got it spot on tonight including the substitutions.