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06 Apr 2021 18:07:47
Ed with tammy not agreeing to his contract offer yet
Is there any clubs declaring an interest in him yet
Thanks in advance.

gianfranco gola

{Ed002's Note - Two clubs have spoken with Chelsea directly to say that should he be available they would like the opportunity to discuss the player. If Chelsea were to make him available I suspect a number of other sides would also be interested.}

1.) 06 Apr 2021 18:37:44
Interesting who are the 2 clubs eds if I may ask.

{Ed002's Note - I don’t want to get in to anything specific this year. Some of the regulars on the site spent their weekend spewing their hate on the club, the players and the coach after one loss in 15 games or so, so some time off is due.}

2.) 06 Apr 2021 18:59:35
Saw that I understand no worries and thanks for replies
Enjoy your margaritas.

3.) 06 Apr 2021 20:00:38
Very disappointing I agree Ed002 with a few turning up specifically to criticise a very rare set back under TT and nothing else.

{Ed002's Note - Yes it is a disgrace.}

4.) 07 Apr 2021 07:25:54
Ed002, would Chelsea be interested in Jude Bellingham as a replacement for any midfielder heading out this summer. Or as an alternative to Rice.

On a side note . Can't wait to see us bounce back tonight against Porto . Come on you blues


{Ed002's Note - Jude Bellingham is one of many, many players the club are not looking to sign this summer.}

5.) 07 Apr 2021 20:09:39
At is this rate it almost feels like there are few players left to ask about. :)



29 Mar 2021 09:54:51
Ed are any teams interested in Mason mount.

gianfranco gola

{Ed002's Note - There have been no recent approaches for him.}

1.) 29 Mar 2021 18:41:19
If I remember correctly he has been with the club since he was about seven. Can’t see him leaving for many a long year.

2.) 29 Mar 2021 18:54:56
Thanks for answering the question I asked you Ed appreciate it.

3.) 30 Mar 2021 15:05:29
why would he go?
why would we sell him?

4.) 30 Mar 2021 16:30:58
I was just curious to see if any of the big European clubs were interested.

5.) 30 Mar 2021 23:43:44
I didn't ask whether he would go or why would we sell I was curious to see if any big clubs were interested
You could ask the same of hazard.

6.) 01 Apr 2021 06:23:55
my point is who cares who's interested.

7.) 01 Apr 2021 14:56:23
I do that's why I asked.

8.) 01 Apr 2021 19:08:03
Don’t pay attention to them gola.

9.) 01 Apr 2021 19:21:17
Cheers kingzola.



30 Jan 2021 14:19:42
I know it's only a debate but Frank going or staying is all hindsight now
The thing annoying me is critics of the board and roman
We currently sit at the top table of European football and have a massive international brand
We are a business a very successful one at that
Academy that people say Frank utilised was a massive investment and still is by the club
We get most of the players we target and remain in the ffp rules
We have been the most successful English team in roman era
A new billion pound stadium before Teresa stuck her nose in
This is simply business the board made a decision that suited the company
You don't make a worldwide successful business on sentiment and emotion
Any successful business as an employee if you aren't performing in your role you are asked to leave
As the club said
However, recent results and performances have not met the Club’s expectations, leaving the Club mid-table without any clear path to sustained improvement.

The last part is very damning and says that it was looked into beforehand and no results or business plan was presented going forward so left with no option as a business with huge overheads and more importantly assess to relieve the employee of there duties it happens everyday in normal life
Anyway critics of the board and wanting tuchel to fail to prove a point is counterproductive to the club and the business

gianfranco gola

1.) 01 Feb 2021 07:26:07
Wow 5 likes 👍🏻.



20 Jan 2021 12:44:33
I still maintain Frank will be gone in first week of February said this a few weeks ago
The problem I have is 1 his stubbornness to play 433 it's clear we haven't the players for this formation and trying different players in those positions just for the sake of it does seem like a lack of ideas going forward
We are short in midfield with this system so why play it
Havertz clearly isn't a 8 he's a 10
Rudiger over zouma just for the sake of it Frank adhered to this in his interview
Nearly every poster on here said werner has to play this game to stretch there defence with the ball over the top
Yet he played Abraham who is clearly not cfc standard Frank and never will be that's why we got rid of batshuyi same qualityi and you finished with giroud last year
Im all for bringing in youth if there good enough and Mount James cho are the only 3 who are going to make it jury is out on gilmour my only problem with mount is I don't think they have the right players to play him to his strengths at the minute he likes to press hi up the pitch and is easily bypassed not his fault all the time but others need to sit and they don't I don't think he knows his best position could be 10 8 or 6 imo stick to 1 and become a legend of the club as his heart is clearly with Chelsea and that's ffing great
Reece James up until yesterday was my player of the season but he looked so disinterested and lacking belief in the system this might have something to do with cho ahead of him he has no desire to track back and help leaving James very exposed something sarri said because he isn't hazard yet we're you can make excuses because he's so good going forward cho is in my eyes still potential and nothing more
Gilmour haven't seen enough of him just glimpses against Liverpool last year he was superb but yet to see it again but hasn't played much size and lack of pace is a worry
Havertz is such a talent at the 10 role he could be world class if given the right position and support but forcing him to play number 8 to fit a system is criminal and a massive lack of respect for a players talents or complete arrogance and stubbornness in your system
Werner is clearly a player who is suited to ball over top or a counter attack type player not a procession based cf who will hold it up that's giroud so why play him in a team that plays procession football out of position and in a team that doesn't suit his style what's that going to do to his confidence
Pulisic and ziyech are special talents who are out of form with injuries fitness and confidence just haven't clicked I'd say this is 50% lbad luck and 50% bad management because chopping and changing there place in the team builds lack of confidence and lack of understanding with the players around them as they also change every match to so no cohesion in front four or back 6
There doesn't seem to be a team playing together just 11 players running around coz there getting paid
Arteta klopp pep rodgers and many others
are managers who are building or built a great team and a great spirit we're the manager believes in the players 100%and the players believe in the manager 100% we have neither which isn't good for a top team
Silva last 2 games looks like what am I doing here expression on his face so frustrated and bemused at what is going on around him
We have a world class cb
World class midfielder
World class ten
World class striker in werner and even giroud World Cup winner
Are you telling me these players aren't capable of beating a top 10 side with top talent around them in James chillwell mount zouma Dave ziyech
Come on its ridiculous
We have a surplus of great cbs play a system that suits that even play christensen in a two midfield with kante play on counter attack
Play 3 at back with kante as protection
Play 41 41 442 352 anything that's suits the players at your disposal and adapt
Rather than be stubborn to your system at the detriment of such great talent just because you want declan rice
Smell the nescafe Frank before it's to late
And your in lockdown with the rest of us watching it on telly.

gianfranco gola

1.) 20 Jan 2021 13:18:01
Interesting post and I agree something has to change.

I would also and obviously prefer it sooner rather than later but change means different things to so many people.

Take my view about Rudiger. I think he is a total liability and if other players are fit he should never start but last night with Zouma with injured and Christensen coming back from injury, the options were limited. This is just my view and I fully appreciate other people’s views will be totally different from mine.

A change in manager doesn’t guarantee success no more than selecting James or Christensen in midfield would guarantee a cure fo our problems.

2.) 20 Jan 2021 14:02:35
Yes rudiger is a liability which strengthens my point then play 3 with Azpi if there is a weakness in team then protect it that's just basic stuff
Yes I agree Tom change doesn't mean instant success but it's been very clear for a year this isn't a work progress this is just wrong man wrong time
Wrong decision simple am I sad I'm gutted big Frank hasn't been up to it one of the greats of the club struggling is sad to see but I support Chelsea football club not a dream scenario Roy of the rovers ending
gutted absolutely 100%
But realistic to
Ktbffh chaps we will be back soon sadly not under this current setup I fear I'm not even confident of beating Luton haha chins up.

3.) 20 Jan 2021 14:21:25
The introduction of young talent to a squad in Lamps first season and achieved what most people said was unlikely, Champions League Football

His second season is almost a reverse of his first season as he is introducing new players to young players and a few players who have been with the club for a prolonged period.

Both in their own way created problems and I definitely thought the process this season would have gone a lot better but I say again there is NO guarantee a change of manager would improve the results.

I want change but primarily I want a change in performance and results. Change guarantees nothing.

As a club we have some good and not so good examples of Change.

It there was a plan and think there was I hope our club sees it to a conclusion. I hope Lamps is at the helm to see it through but I do NOT want the plan to change.

4.) 20 Jan 2021 14:38:35
Wondering why the first week in Feb rather than the last week in Jan?

5.) 20 Jan 2021 14:54:14
Change is as good as a rest as they say
And if there was a plan I hope they stick to it but not to the detriment of the club and if there was a plan who's plan or project was it Romans or franks or both as Ed01 said tuchel talks a good game maybe Frank did
Some plans get changed for the better no shame in it
Maybe the plan would work better with a different guy or women or them or they for the pc crowd at the helm
The point is and will be Frank has been given all the tools and has yet after 18 months or if your picky 19 games known how to use them
No other manager in top half has got the tools and resources Frank has been handed and still hasn't a clue on how to get the best out of his team.

6.) 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.

7.) 20 Jan 2021 15:27:54
Just the fixtures in that week.

8.) 20 Jan 2021 15:44:44
Do you really think that Tom I think anther 2 prem games but if it's sooner its sooner if it's later it's later but I don't think hell be given another season even if by some miracle he gets top 4.

9.) 20 Jan 2021 16:04:38
Christiansen is not the answer in dm. When playing centre back he is too weak, as shown by the goal vs aston villa.

10.) 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.

11.) 21 Jan 2021 04:42:39
Gola I agree with I has to be sooner than later sto save our season ton change doesn't gaurrantee success but neither this embarrassing continuity. u would like manager like Henites whivjniws the club and the leagueaneirbw lwelllast timhe as given think eeim Cha g vwuth young layers of Oscar, hazard and mata I e werepenetrating defenf c e lwuth fluidity . he really understand splayers strengths unlike naive to ank continue to play them out of positions. rwfa please.

12.) 21 Jan 2021 09:44:20
I personally believe that Lampard will get it right, if he gets given the time. I think that this is the type of season, most people thought we would of had last year and unfortunately Lampard is a victim of his own success.

The football world is very reactionary, whilst its obvious that the string of results and performances over the past month are not up to standard, the month prior to that we were in a run of 16 games unbeaten, which shows he can manage this team along with all the achievements of last season.

Being 5 points off the top 4 is not a cause for this amount of unrest.

In my opinion, trust the process, trust Frank, KTBFFH!

13.) 21 Jan 2021 12:22:26
Ed002 has hinted at changes in Feb - but I can't imagine that would be sacking Frank - you surely wouldn't plan to sack your manager in a month's time!

14.) 21 Jan 2021 21:01:17
I don't think there planning it mdw
With our next three league games it could be inevitable or not depending on the results.

15.) 21 Jan 2021 22:46:04
I agree MDW. If help for Lamps does come in it would be bizzare to then sack him.

16.) 22 Jan 2021 16:25:30
Looking for help for Frank is like a vote of confidence asits I viius he's overwhelmed by The jib it's an unusual thing with Chelsea to try bringing another coaching staff to support the current manager after failingti live to the standard expected that's how much we all wanted Frank to succeed with us but u fortunately it won't go in forever u can see the axe dangling and supposedly so March maybe too far for Frank to puul through unless a miraculous turn around which doesn't look likely he done seem to be able to motivate me lads anymore. no one player can besaud be what we all wanted as a result of the system Frank adopted. i remember telling my friend that our season so much mirror thfor. And fitness if pilulissic an Kante but unfortunately both seem lost at the moment. a change us needed at the moment to salvage our season because we still have the tools if appropriately managed. i mentioned Rafa because he's experienced enough as both in the league and as a manager he did it before with us and in a similar situation. playeded most fluidootballin the recent memory with mata, Oscar and hazard. one good turn deserves another.



08 Jul 2020 15:52:07
Ed who is interested in michy bat's and will it be loan or sold.

gianfranco gola

{Ed002's Note - Efforts are being made to sell him with Crystal Palace a potential option if a price can be agreed.}

1.) 08 Jul 2020 18:52:30
Let’s just hope they’ll cough up a half decent fee instead of loans to buy i’d rather just see players gone permanent. I’d take 15m for him.

2.) 08 Jul 2020 18:58:34
I really liked Michy as a player and IF he goes palace i hope he does well, j.

3.) 08 Jul 2020 21:06:51
I didn't realise you were selling him kenny.

4.) 08 Jul 2020 21:05:34
Thanks Ed for reply
Hope he does well there seems like a nice fella i know people are pissing you off Ed with havertz thing and rightly so
My question is he being purchased to play 4231 or 433 I just don't see how all this great talent we have will fit in lol
Hope your enjoying a few margaritas
Plus lads I have been a bit critical of mount lately I have to say first half yesterday he was brilliant so apologies
Might be hard on kepa see if it has same effect haha take care lads.

{Ed002's Note - MB is simply a potential option. I would not worry yourself about formations, nothing is ever as fixed after the defence.}

5.) 08 Jul 2020 23:03:05
Ed002 any chance giroud going? Inter reports agian? And if him and michy went would we then go for a striker to replace them? Possibly moussa dembele? Thanks alot.

{Ed002's Note - Yes there remains a chance - he is of an age where he wants to be playing regularly. Dembele won't be joining.}

6.) 09 Jul 2020 00:39:55
Ok ed so if he and michy went would we look to bring a striker in? Or just stick with werner and tammy? thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Why do you try and complicate matters after I have previously explained things?}

7.) 09 Jul 2020 02:10:28
Sorry ed, my bad thanks for answering.

8.) 09 Jul 2020 05:47:59
Thanks Ed appreciate it enjoy your weekend.




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17 Apr 2021 19:42:45
Chillwell was my motm followed by jorginho
Just get a feeling tuchel is building something special
so glad we beat city to get to final and gives us confidence for league match and the off chance we meet them in CL final
Thank god we got tuchel when we did he has been superb.

gianfranco gola

1.) 17 Apr 2021 19:56:09
Thought every single player stood up today not one negative for me. Tommy T is really going to take us to the topZ.

2.) 17 Apr 2021 20:01:36
I would also have a shout out for Dave today who put in 120%. Was also delighted that Ziyech showed glimpses of really good player. Rudiger and Silva also excellent.

3.) 17 Apr 2021 20:41:56
Tactical masterclass by TT and the team today. I thought Pep was a bit sour in the post-match interview, he seemed to suggest that City were the better team and unlucky. The truth is City were restricted to a couple of headers from set pieces and Chelsea had the better chances created from open play- get over it Pep!

4.) 17 Apr 2021 21:44:14
Well put Jimbo!

5.) 17 Apr 2021 21:48:14
Thought both full backs were excellent, James crossing was superb, shame we didn’t stick away a couple of the better chances he created. Kante was absolutely immense and frankly everyone played out of their skin. Tactically we were disciplined and somehow managed to soak up the best city could throw at us. We just need to make sure we go one better than last year and go all the way. It really is feeling reminiscent of 2012 but one step at a time!



17 Apr 2021 18:04:32
How has fernandinho not been booked yet
He gets away with murder he will have another couple b4 he's booked should be off already.

gianfranco gola



15 Apr 2021 09:58:34
Is there any talks of moving the CL final from Turkey ed
I hear C.V. is really bad again there with a few countries banning travel to it already.

gianfranco gola

{Ed002's Note - No but the plan to allow some supporters to attend may well be shelved.}

1.) 15 Apr 2021 11:38:01
I won't book my tickets then
Thanks for reply.



14 Apr 2021 19:45:24
Who would you want to get knocked out
City or liverpool
I'd love dortmund to win must admit.

gianfranco gola

1.) 14 Apr 2021 20:22:47
gg to be honest I have no time for other English PL teams; hope they both get knocked out. I don’t like playing PL teams in Europe. I’m still smarting about 2008!

2.) 14 Apr 2021 20:59:40
Agree jimbo that was a sickner.

3.) 15 Apr 2021 07:24:41
As was that wretched LFC Garcia ghost goal steal in 2005.



14 Apr 2021 00:11:27
Maybe it's me but I thought that match was crap
Porto were poor and we were worse first half we were shocking
Anyway we're in the semi final all that counts we'll done boys
Us vs psg finalbenn saying it for months
Silva and tuchel lifting trophy against there former club.

gianfranco gola

1.) 14 Apr 2021 04:37:25
Agree mate, result was what mattered and again v city in fa cup coming up. cup competitions are about getting it done by any means necessary, two semi finals but league games are just as big at the moment.

{Ed0666's Note - I wish I had two semis at my age.

2.) 14 Apr 2021 08:17:42
Love it Ed0666!

3.) 14 Apr 2021 08:19:35
I thought we were tired. And i don't know why tuchel doesn't bring in changes when needed. The substitutions were done so late and it was evident our boys were looking at bench for some help after 60 mins. Also risking kante for 90 mins with a Cup semi-final against city on Saturday, leaving Gilly home when kova is already injured was so so stupid and could have costed us big time with top 4 hopes hanging in balance. Overall a big minus from my perspective for tuchel for his bad team management.

4.) 14 Apr 2021 09:34:33
I agree GG, awful game to watch. We had only 1 shot on target.

5.) 14 Apr 2021 10:11:27
The type of game FC Porto will make it hard for any to play good football. I am happy we are in the semis.

6.) 14 Apr 2021 10:48:13
I thought it was an outstanding display against a tough and nasty Porto outfit.
Any time we tried to play football they took out the player in possession with Puli be targetted and fouled 11 times alone.
I thought the timing and the subs were spot on as everyone was focussed in a very intense match.
Of the choices we had I wouldn't have wanted any of the back five changed and if so for who?
Apart from a wonder goal why change anything defensively when Mendy hadnt made a meaningful save?
If anyone thinks they know better than TT currently they are living in cloud cuckoo or Playstation land.
We are in the Semi Finals of the CL for gods sake just enjoy it and leave the ill informed comments for your Twitter friends.

7.) 14 Apr 2021 13:09:38
Agree Strasbourg, I thought Porto's tactics were ridiculous. They seemed more intent on kicking us than attempting to win the game. And when they did concentrating on playing, they looked a useful outfit and you could see why they beat Juve. All the niggly fouls and stop-start feel of the game played right into our hands.

8.) 14 Apr 2021 18:10:23
Strasbourg mate, the point of getting into any cup semi- finals is to win. You can't do that without a midfield. Kova is out injured, kante is half fit and yet we didn't have Billy on the bench. That is shooting in the foot. What if kante's injury flared up again? We are still chasing 2 cups and top 4. Players need to be managed for fitness. Also we have 5 subs. For god sake we could have changed some of the attackers as they were fouled/ tired and were running into the ground. Look at City's team management. Don't see de bruyne playing every match. They pick and choose. And for god sake we have one of the biggest squads, so use them wisely.

9.) 16 Apr 2021 14:53:30
Mad blue we have a whole team oh physios and medics. Who I guess are getting paid more a month than you and me combined a year, to do a job they have trained for/ worked in most of their lives.

So please put at least a bit of trust in those who understand their jobs better than either one of js.




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06 Apr 2021 18:59:35
Saw that I understand no worries and thanks for replies
Enjoy your margaritas.

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06 Apr 2021 18:37:44
Interesting who are the 2 clubs eds if I may ask.

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01 Apr 2021 19:21:17
Cheers kingzola.

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01 Apr 2021 14:56:23
I do that's why I asked.

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30 Mar 2021 23:43:44
I didn't ask whether he would go or why would we sell I was curious to see if any big clubs were interested
You could ask the same of hazard.

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17 Apr 2021 20:55:31
I would sack him before the euros tomb
Is it humanly possible to get the ball off foden.

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17 Apr 2021 10:29:56
Fa still in the 60s employing yes men
Even Southgate I just don't get it pr over success.

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17 Apr 2021 08:33:26
I wish I had that embarrassing start.

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17 Apr 2021 08:28:18
Good news on boothroyd he was useless.

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16 Apr 2021 18:48:59
Glad you said that about coady mdw I think he's a really good cb as well.

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