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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.


 

 

04 Apr 2020 17:07:00
Ed002 I beg for your help lol I've never been so bored stuck at home with 3 kids and no sport even to pass the time I do love my kids by the way
Could you give us an update on Chelsea targets and players leaving when all this crap ends
Have mercy ed on a lot of bored men reaching out to your charitable side
LOL stay safe any news would be great.

gianfranco gola

{Ed002's Note - I will explain where the club is with the goalkeeping situation.

Kepa Arrizabalaga (G) no decision yet but Chelsea has a list of possible replacements that they have had two people take a look at – right now don’t expect him to leave but there is a tiny bit of interest in him.

Gianluigi Donnarumma (G) not expected to be available (a) if he signs a new deal, AND (b) Milan avoid a financial crisis - in which case Juventus could pounce - interest from elsewhere which could possibly include Inter, but I think that would be too difficult. PSG and Juventus are viable options and Real Madrid cannot be discounted. An approach has been made to an Chelsea side but there is a significant levy being put on wages.
Juan Musso (G) has been watched on several occasions since arriving in Italy. Inter has an interest as well and price could prove to be an issue.
Thomas Strakosha (G) several sides have shown an interest including Liverpool and Spurs but a discussion Chelsea had with Lazio regarding another player led to it being stated that the player will not be sold and they are looking at agreeing a new contract.
Alex Meret (G) lots of clubs have been looking - Inter are keen with Juventus interest dropping away.
Andre Onana (G) has been looked at by Spurs as a potential Lloris replacement, Chelsea if they decide to part ways with Arrizabalaga and Barcelona who expect ter Stegan to look for a move might be interested.
Mike Maignan (G) has been scouted on a number of occasions.
Ugrucan Cakir (G) Trabzonspor want €30M to ease financial issues and are happy for Eddie Newton to aid a move to Chelsea. Lots of interest from elsewhere.
Brad Young (G) Several Premier League sides and Middlesbrough have sent scouts to Billingham Town to watch young loanee Brad Young of whom much is expected. Chelsea have already agreed a transfer with Hartlepool (who ironically have two ex Chelsea goalkeepers at the club and an ex Chelsea goalkeeper as a coach) and initially agreed to take him to London to show him the ground and to Surrey to show him the training facilities. All agreed that he will move to Chelsea after he turns 18 in the summer. }


1.) 04 Apr 2020 20:06:02
Brilliant Ed thanks very much
Enjoy your tiffin and margaritas
Stay safe.

{Ed002's Note - And you.}


2.) 05 Apr 2020 00:06:55
Thanks for the update Ed.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.)


3.) 05 Apr 2020 19:21:29
Ed002, is the other Lazio player one amongst Acerbi and Milinkovic-Savic?

{Ed002's Note - No. It doesn’t matter now.}


4.) 05 Apr 2020 21:40:19
Ok. Is it possible for you to tell us who's interested in Kepa?

{Ed002's Note - It would not be appreciated.}


5.) 06 Apr 2020 18:50:33
Thank you so much for the update ed! Much appreciated!

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}


 

 

24 Mar 2020 00:18:55
Ed with everything up in the sir do you think the transfer window could change dates and times
With seasons basically postponed or over do you think they might bring it forward.

gianfranco gola

{Ed002's Note - The intention remains that the season will be completed if possible. As such if it runs through June you would then see a shorter transfer window. They will certainly not be bringing it forward.}


1.) 24 Mar 2020 08:24:33
OK thanks for reply stay safe mate were ever you are.


 

 

06 Mar 2020 15:25:28
Apparently gilmour is peps main target according to guardian

gianfranco gola

1.) 06 Mar 2020 16:46:23
Who got it from a Spanish tabloid. Non-story.


2.) 06 Mar 2020 19:48:59
PEP'S PLAN:
Pep pushes for Gilmour (meanwhile he's actually targeting/ more interested in Jorginho) which makes Chelsea to reject any move for Gilmour leading to Chelsea valuing Gilmour even more; which could result to more game time for Gilmour and which he (Pep) believes Chelsea will consequently interpret as less game time for Jorginho; which could open the door to Jorginho being felling unsettled even more at the club; which gives him (Pep) an easier route to snapping up Jorginho.
Sorry Pep, you ain't getting any of our midfielders.


3.) 06 Mar 2020 21:35:31
You're some story teller obinna, I'll give you that!


4.) 07 Mar 2020 09:16:20
I'd let him have Jorgi if he wants to be honest. I'd prefer us to use a bit more combative midfielders.


5.) 07 Mar 2020 10:24:30
Hi Jackson, I am one of Jorginho's biggest fans and I feel we aren't utilising his ability maximally maybe cos of our brand of football or cos we don't have the kind of attacking players that will can connect better with him; but even if he (Jorginho) eventually leaves Chelsea, I will never sell him another premier league club esp Manchester City or Liverpool. If for whatever reason, Jorginho gets to Manchester City, I can swear to you that Man city will dominate both English and world football for the next 3-4 years cos Pep's brand of football will make explode right to the top.


6.) 07 Mar 2020 18:11:55
This reminds me of when Jack Wiltshire has a good game v Barcelona and was linked.


7.) 08 Mar 2020 10:26:53
If Pep wants Jorginho I'll drive Jorginho to Manchester myself for free.


 

 

30 Jan 2020 15:22:36
Latest rumour is we're in for benteke.

gianfranco gola

1.) 30 Jan 2020 15:55:25
😂😂😂😂😂.


2.) 30 Jan 2020 15:55:49
Nowhere is claiming that.


3.) 30 Jan 2020 16:52:41
Beneteke is the new Hulk!


 

 

 

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09 Jul 2020 21:35:06
Ed002 I know you aren't discussing defence but everyone is getting there thongs in a twist over declan rice
I seem to remember a few months ago you mentioned Chelsea have no interest in declan rice I tried searching to no avail
is that still the case.

gianfranco gola

{Ed002's Note - I am really not going to get into what is happening with the defence.}


1.) 09 Jul 2020 22:49:10
OK I was just asking if you could confirm what you had said in past with deccy rice that's all
But totally understand take care.


2.) 10 Jul 2020 00:18:04
Declan rice is signing for Chelsea that’s a fact.


3.) 10 Jul 2020 09:01:25
Don’t know CFC_TP might have to check your definition of fact. Obviously I wouldn’t mind Rice but I’m not sure of his capabilities as a centre back.


 

 

08 Jul 2020 21:21:06
Question for ed001
Every team seems to want a cb or striker at minute plus maybe left back as well
My question is that everyone says that the players that are available or even the ones that aren't aren't good enough or won't improve team
Do you think the talent out there isn't as good as it used to be or is there to many players at a club that aren't getting time to shine so a lot of modern day footballers aren't being seen or held back becoz of squad sizes

Another quick question all football matches look the same nowadays overly tactical and not enough expression individually
No dribbling or beating a man 1 on 1
Pass for pass sake
Side to side endlessly
Pass backwards for no reason
And my personal favourite playing out from the back from a goal kick when did that rubbish start
It is possession football gone mad
If a team is 1.0 down with a minute to go they pass around the cbs why not just get into box with 2 upfront
I could go on and on and football does evolve but imo it's getting boring Noone does anything different
I blame Barcelona probably the best team ever but by god they bored the Bristol clean off me
Sorry for long drawn out question
But football seems to be over tactics a boring compered to years ago.

gianfranco gola

{Ed001's Note - Bit of both in my opinion. There is a lack of quality defenders around, but it is not helped by teams just wanting the best technical players, rather than ones who can actually defend. And squads get bloated with midfielders in defence, giving no room for actual defenders who read the game any more.

I agree with you, and it is being made worse by the drinks breaks giving coaches another chance to give instructions to players. Players are becoming robots following instructions, rather than playing the conditions and the moment, they are just doing what they have been instructed. That is why City have been struggling, Pep is a total micro-manager, he has everything scripted almost. They are following set routines constantly, that they practice over and over again. It has allowed some managers to come up with counters to it, as you know what they are going to do. They will ping it short until they draw in defenders and then play into the space left. If an opponent is up for it and set up correctly, they can leave City struggling to break them down.

It would be nice to see the occasional final minutes scrambles when a team is a goal down. Just put it in the mixer and get bodies in the box in the final minutes. Why not? It is so exciting. Would be nice to see more coaches actually coach players to use their own brains to play, rather than just following instructions.}


1.) 09 Jul 2020 05:52:15
Thank god for that thought it was just me Ed
I just find everyone plays the same and it's getting a bit boring
Need to get 2 up top and play long ball lol only joking
Just teams seem to have no identity when it comes to styles of play anymore
Anyway really appreciate time to reply have a good weekend mate.

{Ed001's Note - Burnley have their identity and get crucified in the media because of it. I think others are afraid to go their own way now because one bad result and they are under real pressure.}


2.) 09 Jul 2020 09:15:09
I liken the lack of defensive technique to that of the modern day batsmen in cricket. Twenty20 has become fashionable, and the best way to make money in cricket. There's very little desire for young players to learn the technique required to bat in multi day cricket.

There doesn't seem to be much desire for young footballers to learn the skills and techniques to defend. It's all about being able to play the ball, they know that's what's being looked at first.

{Ed001's Note - exactly J. If they can defend it does nothing for them in the youth teams, but great technique takes them all the way, even if they have no idea how to use it.}


 

 

01 Jul 2020 22:30:48
Gonna take it back I do like that kit.

gianfranco gola

1.) 01 Jul 2020 22:42:39
Someone will say it’s an unlucky kit.


 

 

29 Jun 2020 17:25:58
Bored today so decided to watch werner and havertz on YouTube I know I know not a true reflection but holy fookin rubbish they are some talented players
Could you imagine them 2 with pulisic and ziyech front 4 sorted for 5 years
Only thing if I was Abraham I'd be very worried about game time.

gianfranco gola

1.) 29 Jun 2020 21:12:29
Chelsea has got to buy Havertz.


2.) 29 Jun 2020 22:02:25
Agreed obinna, looking at social media after our win yesterday i just knew people would contemplate whether or not getting him would be worth it. No disrespect to Barkley but had Havertz been in his position he wouldn't have messed up the easy two or three counter attacks we had in that 2nd half like he did. That final ball is what's let us down this season and Havertz provides that. People keep saying we should put the money towards a CB and LB eventhough we'll have enough for both and Havertz once we start selling players. And yeah Pulisic, Werner, Ziyech and Havertz together in one team would be a site to see.


3.) 29 Jun 2020 23:02:49
Havertz and Chilwell are top targets.

Any other transfers are probably dependent on who leaves. We have 4 cb's and I can't envisage the club signing the 5th unless 1 leaves.


4.) 29 Jun 2020 23:46:56
Agree but for Barkley's final pass RLC could have had a goal or two.


5.) 30 Jun 2020 00:11:01
I like barkley scores some important goals can't criticise him he scored winning goal yesterday and made a difference when he came on.


 

 

28 Jun 2020 12:15:26
Hi lads two years ago I was working in Cornwall on the 500 mile trip home after the summer
Liverpool were playing seville obviously I was cheering the spaniards
My point is after that match the pundits were going mental seville equalised late on and gomez was sent off late they lost 5 nil to city the week before to
I remember them saying they won't win anything with that defence and goalkeeper
I agreed with them at the time they had 2 pieces missing in the spine of the team

Gk and cb Allison and van dyke later and look what has happened with 2 signings 2
I feel next year we will be in the same boat going forward next year we will be unbelievable but my worry is cb and gk
I like kepa but I think he needs to improve massively to match the ambition of what Chelsea are doing and we definety need a leader at the back
I think we now are 2 signings away from being a very very good team
4 nil to us today.

gianfranco gola

1.) 28 Jun 2020 12:28:03
Good post but 3 signings away for myself. I still think a GK, CB and LB are needed. Also I’d love Havertz but for me I’d try to permanently offload Barkley, Jorginho, Bakayoko and Drinkwater to raise more funds and free up wages more to comply with FFP.

I’d like to see us sign a keeper like Strakosha/ Rajkovic. For CB mixed emotions from fans on this but I think Rice could be quality there and for LB I’d like to see us try Bayern for Alaba albeit very unlikely.


 

 

 

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

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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.

gianfranco gola

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


 

 

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

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30 Jun 2020 23:55:48
Il get you butler.

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25 Jun 2020 08:31:39
Unless Edward the second says it I don't believe anything else on the news the newspapers or the worst thing to happen to humanity other than fossil fuels social media end of debate.

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11 Jul 2020 08:55:31
Sorry for grammar Ed didn't realise we were being tested on that now as well.
Did the contract cho received from Chelsea distract him in terms of attitude and application
And would Chelsea been wiser to sell him to bayern munich
Hope this is OK for you sir.

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{Ed002's Note - I really have no idea.}


 

 

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11 Jul 2020 00:01:02
Did big contract distract him ed
Would Chelsea been better to sell him on current form.

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{Ed002's Note - Not even close to being a sentence.}


 

 

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09 Jul 2020 22:49:10
OK I was just asking if you could confirm what you had said in past with deccy rice that's all
But totally understand take care.

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09 Jul 2020 22:47:19
Agreed take care mate.

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09 Jul 2020 21:42:28
There is no accountability ed18
The whole world can see that ain't a pen
Yes refs make human errors but with replays you have no excuse
Arsenal player got sent off for blatent Red card other night hey must of watched that replay 30 times before saying to ref go to screen
Why not do that tonight.

gianfranco gola

{Ed018's Note - no idea. It’s been awful all season. It’s really hard to even try to figure out the decisions they make}