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11 Jun 2022 13:04:26
I have a mate who is an avid Brighton fan and he tells me we are interested in Adam Webster.

He had a good game against us earlier in the season but I haven't seen any rumours linking us to him.

TomB

 

 

10 May 2022 22:45:19
I think Gallagher, Baxter, Colwill, Maatsen and Sterling have a good chance of being in our first team squad for next season.

The likes of Ampadu and Gilmour may well go out on another loan. I might be doing Ampadu a disservice as I haven't kept up to date with how has performed out on loan this season.

TomB

1.) 11 May 2022 06:31:38
Sorry, I should of also added that Im not sure about another loan for Broja. He had a hot spell but if I remember correctly he hasn’t got a fantastic goals/ game ratio but he is playing in a very average team.


2.) 11 May 2022 08:10:40
Baxters stats have been good over the last few years.


3.) 11 May 2022 11:10:59
Gallagher is a must first team player. What I've seen yesterday about Maatsen he is very promising player, Colwill as well.


4.) 11 May 2022 13:20:36
Spot on Tom.

If we can clear out some of the fringe players, freshen it up with the returning loans and add a couple of quality players we’ll be in a good place again. I’m taking real quality, Rice or Tchouameni, Kounde etc.

It’s been a long old season, what with extra games, CV, Lukaku being a diva, contract issues and of course the sanctions…I’ll be glad to get these last few games out the way and go again next season.


5.) 12 May 2022 22:41:49
I think Gallagher can perform the role that Mount and Kovacic do for the club and having those 3 for 2 positions makes me confident as well as having 5 subs next year in all games to keep things fresh.
I’d like to see maatsen integrated as long as we can move Alonso and Emerson.
Colwill for me absolutely should be integrated at the very least to learn from Thiago Silva and with our impending chasm at CB.
I know Tuchel rates sterling who was extremely highly thought of before running into injury issues. I honestly don’t know enough about his game to know how he would fit into our system though.
Broja has been impressive but his success is largely on running into space which isn’t something we experience often. I would LOVE to see him go to on loan to Brighton who play in a similar manner to us and need a striker.
Billy is really tough to place as he’s suited to a ball dominant team but those aren’t particularly common in bottom half of the league clubs and he gets exposed when operating as a defensive mid for a team that is under attack for the majority of the game. I would send him on loan to a better team in Germany whose league is more suited to his talents.


6.) 13 May 2022 17:41:36
I would perhaps think of adding Tino Anjorin to the above lists. Has done very well at Huddersfield since recovering from his broken metatarsal.


 

 

04 Apr 2022 16:52:30
I was told at the game on Saturday by a fellow CPO that there have been more applications for CPO certificates in the last few weeks than in the last year. There must well over 10,000 owners now.

I was also told that the CPO own the name "Chelsea Football Club" and lease the name back to the club. This was something (if true) that had passed me bye.

TomB

1.) 04 Apr 2022 18:30:22
As a fellow CPO that’s true as far as I’m aware. We own the rights to the name as well as the pitch. Glad to hear the numbers are increasing.


2.) 04 Apr 2022 20:53:22
As far as I know, and I might be wrong, CPO own the rights to the Chelsea name, and lease it to the club on the condition that they play at Stamford Bridge.


3.) 04 Apr 2022 22:28:46
I have now checked it out lads and you are correct. The CPO own the rights to the CFC name.

Also it now looks like there are over 14,000 CPO certificates.


4.) 05 Apr 2022 14:02:42
Correct, that's what complicated us trying to relocate to Battersea at the time, amongst other things.


5.) 06 Apr 2022 19:09:17
Dadubliner, I agree Battersea would have been ideal, although CPO probably would have blocked it, in the end a Malaysian consortium outbid everyone else. No doubt all the bidders have said they will use their “best endeavours” to redevelop Stamford Bridge but I doubt anything much will change in the next five years. As I’ve said previously, the most recent plan to redevelop the stadium was totally unrealistic and not economically viable. We will just have to accept the stadium as it is with maybe the odd luck of paint.


 

 

02 Apr 2022 19:25:03
Eds, having just watched Brentford give us a good spanking, I was impressed with there left back who I'm told is called Henry.

Have any major clubs (due respect to Brentford) shown any interest in him?

TomB

{Ed002's Note - There has been interest in him but he is not moving and will stay at Brentford.}


1.) 02 Apr 2022 21:59:15
Thanks for the prompt response Ed.

The lad looks like a good player.


 

 

25 Feb 2022 14:49:31
It's being reported that Chelsea have agreed a deal for Dembele to join us next season.

I hope this is true.

TomB

1.) 25 Feb 2022 15:13:02
Where's this from please Tom?


2.) 25 Feb 2022 16:45:03
Chelsea Sport via Sport Witness.

I wouldn’t have a scooby about there reliability Nath.


3.) 26 Feb 2022 11:42:06
Probably not reliable, but here's to hoping it was one of those 2 times a day the broken clock was right!


 

 

 

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25 Jun 2022 19:01:41
Looks like Maatsen will be leaving soon.

I also assume Emerson (shame) will also be off to pastures new.

TomB

1.) 25 Jun 2022 20:55:54
Tom, I’m suprised too about Maatsen, if it’s true, we definitely need cover for Chilwell, it will take some time before he is at his best. I presume any departures are approved by TT. I must say I am concerned about some of the players we have been linked with mainly want always and misfits Rabiot, the latest. A lot of reports that Kounde isn’t going to happen he wants to stay in his comfort zone and go to Barcelona. I know what you think of Alonso but at least he had the bottle to test himself in the PL. The only alleged target I am impressed with is de Ligt which means it probably won’t happen. I hope some things are going on under the radar.


2.) 25 Jun 2022 22:35:51
We do seem to be leaving a huge amount to do by way of bringing in players in who are quality fits so yes do hope things happening under radar. though obvously several players coming back from loan.


3.) 26 Jun 2022 07:43:55
Letting Maatsen go out on loan is a mistake.


4.) 26 Jun 2022 10:14:19
It’s not a loan dadubliner.


5.) 26 Jun 2022 13:27:22
does anyone actually know why maatsen is going? has he asked to leave?


6.) 26 Jun 2022 14:02:39
Not a clue Danny but good luck to him.


7.) 26 Jun 2022 15:08:00
Sosa to Chelsea.


8.) 26 Jun 2022 15:53:33
Antibot, I’ve only seen clips of Sosa but as I’ve already mentioned he looks ok.


9.) 27 Jun 2022 00:29:22
Danny there’s a possibility of options as to why Maatsen is leaving. First he only has 2 years left on his contract, (so unless he was willing to sign a new deal, his value is at its peak for us atm) secondly it could be Maatsen enjoyed being first choice last season on loan and doesn’t want to be back up, or the 3rd option, perhaps TT or the people in power don’t feel he’s an adequate back up to Chilwell. IMO it’s probably a combination of 1&2 together.

Either way I don’t think we’ll ever find out the real reason regardless.


 

 

09 Jun 2022 06:52:52
Just watched the golfers being interviewed by the press about playing in a Saudi backed golf tour.

I'm sure the questions being asked will disappear over time as the news agenda shifts. It has to a certain extent over the Newcastle ownership.

TomB

 

 

08 Jun 2022 21:36:59
As of today I still haven't been asked by the club to renew my season ticket.

I guess the reasons for the delay are obvious. I hope!

TomB

1.) 08 Jun 2022 22:13:11
Tom, you’ve been banned! It’s only a few days out of sanctions: plenty of time to sort out season tickets.


2.) 08 Jun 2022 22:45:00
I’m sure you are correct Jimbo but having been spoilt as a season ticket holder under Roman I have this ridiculous fear that the very generous concessions our club offered might change.

Im just being impatient to see all our new signings the press are linking us with, haha!


3.) 09 Jun 2022 18:34:11
Tom, the new owners will no doubt look at ticket prices. Chelsea are certainly not the most expensive club in London for season tickets and given the increases in energy prices etc. I wouldn’t be suprised if there was an increase As for concessions I don’t know how many other clubs do, I know the spuds do my mate is a season ticket holder. Out of interest, how do the club check you have reached an age threshold for senior concessions?
I’m not excited about transfer window more nervous, our main target Tchouameni has gone to Madrid- we waited too long. We will probably get Kounde but the other names being bandied about don’t fill me with confidence, I don’t want any City rejects. Apparently TT will be given a big day on signings, so it’s on him next season: no excuses.


4.) 09 Jun 2022 20:34:24
The transfer window at the moment is a bit of a Z for me at the moment as well Jimbo.

The season ticket is a strange one as I never had to produce any proof of age when many years ago I got my new season ticket under Roman. My Birthday falls in the middle of the close season, so on my 65th Birthday I was offered my usual ticket at half price.

I have been paying just over £400 per season for all home league games. I think that’s good value and as far as I can remember we only had ONE increase in the Roman era.


5.) 09 Jun 2022 20:56:20
Tom, season tickets have been very stable in the Roman era, surprisingly given our limited capacity compared to other PL clubs. That said, I think as far as revenue for top clubs match day only makes up about 15% of income, I may be wrong on that but I’m sure I will be corrected if so.


 

 

18 May 2022 20:22:01
After our last game of the season my guess is a lot of players will go away for some international friendly's but putting that to one side the players will have a six week break before pre season starts.

I can't remember the last time players had that long away from football.

TomB

 

 

16 May 2022 21:54:08
Not what we all hoped for at the start of the season but another Champions League campaign beckons again next season.
One more point and we are the top team in London yet again. A very small positive to a season that promised a lot but we are the World Club Champions and we can say "we've won it all".


Also congratulations to Huddersfield and of course Colwill and Anjorin for reaching the play off final at Wembley. The experience can only help there careers.

TomB

1.) 16 May 2022 22:28:51
It’s a good start to a big summer that’s all we can ask for. Really hope Arsenal bottle it their fan base is awful.


2.) 16 May 2022 22:43:43
I also think that means our youth team will qualify for the under 19 European competition.


3.) 17 May 2022 11:52:30
Looks as though Arsenal have now bottled it in losing 0-2 to Newcastle last night. Not sure though that this is good for CFC as Spurs under Conte and with ECL plus recruits look likely to be a bigger threat next season. For AFC damage already done in away game v Spurs when a more tactically defensive - keep the match tight, be hard to break down, hit Spurs on counter-attack - approach would surely have been far more sensible and adopted by most managers than the recklessness (including a tackle that led to sending off) that played into Spurs hands. Arteta not a Conte!


 

 

 

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26 Jun 2022 17:43:56
Jimbo, we can’t control it, so not worth worrying about it.

I didn’t want Lukaku but we still got him.

The club is never going to make every fan happy with its signings!

Also it’s just as important what players aren’t at the club next season and again, not every fan will be happy.

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26 Jun 2022 14:18:21
I should have added, although I may have preferences, I’m not that fussed who we sign!

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26 Jun 2022 14:00:28
Very true antibot but we are allowed to have dreams and preferences!

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26 Jun 2022 10:37:23
I’m still hoping Kounde and De Ligt will both be joining.

You missed out Broja going to the happy hammers and us offering £50mil for Rice as part of the deal.

Can’t wait for the season to start.

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25 Jun 2022 09:48:08
Thanks Lamps.

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26 Jun 2022 15:53:33
Antibot, I’ve only seen clips of Sosa but as I’ve already mentioned he looks ok.

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26 Jun 2022 14:02:39
Not a clue Danny but good luck to him.

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25 Jun 2022 19:03:07
Maybe €90mil and Werner!

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25 Jun 2022 09:53:48
I like the look of him Ed and he surely can’t have as bad positional sense in a four s Rudiger had?

TomB

{Ed001's Note - yeah but Rudiger had pace and aggression to make up for his lack of positional sense. De Ligt has technical ability on the ball as his key asset. He makes up for not being the best defensively by being excellent on the ball. There are very few defenders around who can do both to be fair.}


 

 

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24 Jun 2022 18:28:49
My dream would be Kounde and De Ligt. Silva can add the experience although I think both could be better in a four.

Matt, I looked at the clips of Sosa when we started being linked with him and although it’s not an ideal way to judge a player he looks good. Not lighting quick but quicker than Alonso.

TomB