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08 Sep 2020 16:56:13
Seems Tomori is heading to Everton on loan. I find that a bit disappointing if I'm honest. Would sooner have let Christensen go.

Was looking forward to a Silva/ Tomori partnership.


1.) 08 Sep 2020 17:22:35
Well he won't get much playing time since we have Zouma, AC, Rudi and Silva. Even Dave can play as a RCB too.
So I think it's a nice loan. He would improve under Carleto.

2.) 08 Sep 2020 19:12:28
I think he could have partnered Silva, but if he has to go on loan then this is a positive one. Everton are looking like they'll be competitive this season.

3.) 08 Sep 2020 23:06:09
Agree that he stands to benefit more from the possibility of getting minutes there rather than being the likely 4th choice defender here. It’s easy to say we want to sell X and Y player but it doesn’t work that easily and this has been made all the more difficult by C.V.’s implications on club finances.



07 Sep 2020 22:00:44
According to Romano, we should get Mendy in the next few days. Interestingly he stated that Rice is next on the list. he's not been wrong about much this far.

Imagine topping the window off with Rice. What a window!


1.) 07 Sep 2020 22:13:47
Any Ed’s have opinion on mendy as a player?

2.) 08 Sep 2020 14:48:08
Someone did an overview of Mendy using three different websites featuring top 30 keepers -
Shot Stopping. 3rd
Aerial Ability 1st
Leaving the line/ Sweeper keeper 25th
Passing 17th
The passing is weaker as he was one of the highest using launch balls in the list.
Overall a significant step up from Kepa.

3.) 08 Sep 2020 21:22:24
out of intrested who was number 1 in shot stopping.

4.) 09 Sep 2020 13:11:09
I can tell you who it wasn’t, Wheely haha.



03 Sep 2020 12:59:51
Havertz agreed. €80m plus €20m add ons, today is a good day.

A keeper to replace or challenge Kepa and I think we're good to go.


1.) 03 Sep 2020 13:20:09
Whilst I have every faith that Havertz will be a success for us, I started thinking about all of our record signings in recent history and how they’ve gone. Shevchenko then Torres, then Morata and then Kepa. None overwhelming successes (though Torres deserves more respect than he sometimes gets) . Just a thought.

2.) 03 Sep 2020 18:20:22
Don’t be negative mate.

3.) 03 Sep 2020 23:07:48
exactly he could be the club record that goes on to be a star.

4.) 04 Sep 2020 01:16:26
Not usually one for negative thoughts and as I said I do genuinely believe he’s going to be great. The signing feels a bit like when we got Hazard, a player who’s so highly rated that he’s tipped for future Ballon d’or and one the any team in the world would like to sign. As I said, just a thought.



27 Aug 2020 16:19:45
Sarr will be a great signing. Just needs a season on loan to get his confidence back seen as Vieira shoved him at LB last season.

In other news, I've heard the GK we will likely sign is Onana. Apparently we asked for prices on Mendy and Maignan, quoted well over 25m for each. Not sure how accurate this is but I'd be happy with Onana.


1.) 27 Aug 2020 16:29:40
I'd love for it to be Onana we get.

2.) 27 Aug 2020 16:32:53
Be happy with Onana but I prefer taller keepers in the prem. Be over the moon with Mendy or preferably Rajkovic.

3.) 27 Aug 2020 16:49:07
If Chelsea’s goal keeper coach Lollichon prefers Mendy, then Mendy it is for me cos I feel the scouting department taken their time on this one so that they don’t get the sticks that they’ve being getting for Kepa Arrizabalaga.



01 Sep 2017 10:00:38
Well, thank god that's all over!

I think we got what we needed in the end. Drinkwater is a proven premier league player, we all saw how he performed with Kante. should fit in well and he's English. Zappacosta, I haven't really seen him play other than for Italy. Could turn out to be a shrewd but of business and adds competition for Moses.

Im happy Barkley, Mahrez and Ox didn't sign, it means Musonda has a chance to fulfill his potential with us, instead of another loan. I'd be interested in seeing what Baba will be like once Conte has had time to work with him.



1.) 01 Sep 2017 16:15:51
The Ox and Barkley are not right in the head. Immature and they think they are better than what they are are. I hope we stay away from Barkeley.

2.) 02 Sep 2017 09:37:10
I understand what they were thinking with World Cup coming up. And glad ox isn't near our team his just a kick and run merchant, Barkley on other hand under conte with drinkwater cesc bakyoko and Kante would learn so much to his game, postionally and technically and has he physical attributes already, big mistake by him. Would of played a lot in my opinion,

3.) 02 Sep 2017 10:34:15
Totally agree that Barkley could be come a good player for us, but he wouldn't have played a lot for us before January.

Waiting till January, or even summer 2018, makes the most sense for him (and his wallet) . It also allows us, or maybe Spurs, to properly assess the injury he's been out with. I think it was a mutual decision from all involved, except Everton, to wait.

4.) 02 Sep 2017 17:04:54
We wait til January which is be happy to do so now the faces are out spurs will come in and imo be his first choice,

5.) 03 Sep 2017 13:26:56
To be honest I think with both Barkley and the Ox the alarm bells are ringing already - possibly less so with Barkley to be fair - but I think it shows a distinct lack of ambition on their part and a degree of fear. Fear that they wouldn't be able to compete with our current squad and a lack of hunger to test themselves. Ultimately I think at this level that strength of character is what gets you over the line even more so than technical skill - we want hungry competitors who will get their head down and fight for the club a la Marcus Alonso and Dave. Not primadonnas that only care about what position they get to play in.

6.) 03 Sep 2017 15:39:52
As mentioned before the Barkley situation has all the hallmarks of a Levy intervention. We know Barkley wants to go to Spurs, so we offer a good price now and Eveton willingly accept, as a - out of contract next year and b- the club and most supporters want to get rid. Levy is hoping no one bids for Him in the summer because he is injured and Spurs know they can get him for a lot less in the January window. But because we bid Levy has to make contact to Barkley or his agent to say Spurs want him and will buy him in January. Barkley then pulls out of the deal to sign for Chelsea, making out he doesn't want to sign for anyone while injured.




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18 Sep 2020 07:26:11
Morning, so I had a random thought and wanted to pose the same question to you all. If Mendy signs today, would you drop Kepa for the Liverpool game?


1.) 18 Sep 2020 07:43:53
No, wouldn't be the best idea dropping someone into the game who hasn't trained once with the squad.

2.) 18 Sep 2020 12:45:09
No way, Jose.



14 Sep 2020 22:21:57
To say we haven't had a preseason and half our new signings plus Pulisic were out, I think that was a good start.

Apart from RLC who looked a little off the pace and perhaps Kepa could of done better with their goal, there were loads of positives.

Defence looked OK, Kante and Jorgi were both really good. Mounts workrate was fantastic.

Havertz showed some nice touches, worked hard. Werner looked sharp, great pace, always moving in to space.

I tell you what, when we have everyone fit and they've had a few weeks to gel, we'll blow teams away.


1.) 14 Sep 2020 23:03:39
What impressed me the most is the way Chelsea played when they weren’t in possession of the ball; falling back into a compact form- you could see they were disciplined about it. I strongly think a lot will get better with time.

2.) 14 Sep 2020 23:12:54
Spot on Dan.

I think RLC is in trouble. I can't see where his next start is coming from. He had a bad game offensively and defensively he cannot compensate. Barkley made more of a contribution.

3.) 15 Sep 2020 08:06:32
We'd of drew that game last year, so you can already see the progress in terms of not wanting to drop points and the desire to win the ball back.

Havertz before he came off lost the ball and sprinted the full length of the pitch to get it back. I think if all the players stick with that attitude and we bring in a new keeper we'll be 20pts better off this season.

Its so nice to have Kante back in front of that defence. I think our back 4 will take more confidence from that alone.

RLC, I just don't know what we do with him. I'd be more tempted to keep Ross at this moment in time, which I say with a heavy heart. If we could get 20-25m for RLC I think we'd take it.



12 Sep 2020 11:16:59
Morning Ed, I know you're not commenting on defenders but wondered if you could shed any light on Malang Sarr? Is his loan move still happening for the season ahead?





10 Sep 2020 10:35:59
According to Ian McGarry, Chelsea will go all out for Declan Rice after they've signed a GK.

He did note however, that Rice, if the deal can be done would be used as a CB not a midfielder.

Make of that what you will.


1.) 10 Sep 2020 16:14:42
Thank goodness Ian McGarry is a tool. Man reported Liverpool had agreed a fee for Werner at least 6 times.

2.) 10 Sep 2020 17:49:58
That podcast is very hit and miss. They often sensationalise stories. For example Werner and Ziyech were both going to be subject to last second bids too oust Chelsea.

Then again, they were on top of the city FFP story long before most of the media (a year)



24 Aug 2020 13:37:01
Looks like Havertz, Silva and Chilwell all incoming over the next few days. Hard not to be excited!

I think if we can replace Kepa as well it will be one hell of a transfer window.


1.) 24 Aug 2020 14:53:32
dan just shows the ambition of the club. lampard being backed with the players he's asked for, money not the issue and use look like you will be the team to look to close the gap on the top 2.

2.) 25 Aug 2020 23:16:07
well fingers crossed they settle in quick and Lampard can sort out that leaky defence.




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11 Sep 2020 08:54:36
I think we'll need him. The season could become very disjointed in terms of CV, more regular fixtures and multiple competitions.

Usually teams like to work with small squads of 22ish players. I think this season teams will have slightly larger squads of 26.




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06 Sep 2020 12:08:13
Be interesting to see how we set up. With all this attacking talent, Kante might need some help in front of the defence. I'd like Ampadu to stay as we'll need the cover.




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02 Sep 2020 07:16:28
He doesn't want to leave so I wouldn't worry too much.




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28 Aug 2020 18:59:30
I've seen this reported by a few sources. Could be legitimate. and isn't it AC that need the cash?




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21 Aug 2020 23:10:50
Potentially the best transfer we've ever had? Providing we can sign a CB.





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20 Sep 2020 19:32:43
You could try using some of that humility after your win, against a ten man Chelsea team, that had one pre season game, 10 players in quarantine and most of their best/ new players out injured?

Like you said, hopefully we'll click and see you at Anfield.

FYI - it's your not you're.


{Ed0666's Note - is that the same humility Lampard executed towards Klopp last season at Anfield, when Klopp merely asked Lampard to calm down and lampard gave Klopp a tirade of abusive expletives?

You were down to 10 men because you’re center back rugby tackled Mane don’t use that as an excuse. You lost because you’re manager is tactically inept and not due to a lack of personnel in watching Tiger King in quarantine.

Thankyou for correcting my spelling I appreciate it.



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20 Sep 2020 18:18:53
Kante has been our best player. Your Kante out agenda is becoming embarrassing now mate, let me guess. Rice is the answer?




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20 Sep 2020 15:42:57
Brilliant Ed haha.




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16 Sep 2020 14:26:18
It's what we've been saying all along. He has the potential to be a world class CB but currently he's just a good DM. Everything he does well is based on the fact he's a natural CB, everything he can't do is because he isn't a natural DM.

Its a move we make next year when Kante is a year older, depending on the success of Rice's and our seasons.

If we're desperate for a DM we should look to someone more established in the position, Partey from Madrid or Zakaria would be my choice. If we want experience then someone like Delaney from Dortmund would be a good alternative.




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15 Sep 2020 08:06:32
We'd of drew that game last year, so you can already see the progress in terms of not wanting to drop points and the desire to win the ball back.

Havertz before he came off lost the ball and sprinted the full length of the pitch to get it back. I think if all the players stick with that attitude and we bring in a new keeper we'll be 20pts better off this season.

Its so nice to have Kante back in front of that defence. I think our back 4 will take more confidence from that alone.

RLC, I just don't know what we do with him. I'd be more tempted to keep Ross at this moment in time, which I say with a heavy heart. If we could get 20-25m for RLC I think we'd take it.