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08 Jun 2017 10:05:46
Hi Ed, it's obvious now that Costa will leave this summer just as u stated earlier. Not a fan of Lukaku but he's rumoured to be d likely replacement. However please could u help with information about Morata and Belloti, in particular, or any other striker as regards to Chelsea this summer. Sorry if it borders u but I don't seem to find any info on it using the search function.
Have a nice day.


{Ed002's Note - See another reply Ilo.}



12 Apr 2017 15:46:52
Hello Ed, Pls do Chelsea have any interest in Alex Sandro?


{Ed002's Note - Not since he left Porto.}



06 Mar 2017 07:49:10
Hi Ed, it looks more likely that Sanchez will be leaving Arsenal this summer and do u think Chelsea might be looking to sign him considering Conte has been a fan of Sanchez.
Secondly is Andrea Belloti of interest to Chelsea? I feel he can fill Costa's shoes if he decides to leave cfc this summer.
Have a nice week.


{Ed002's Note - (a) No Ili. (b) Torino will look to a significant offer in order to sell Andrea Belotti and know that Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal have had the player watched repeatedly and have made general enquiries with his agent. Other sides have had scouts attend games to watch him, Adem Ljajić and Joe Hart. I suspect that a number of clubs scouting games and credited with interest in Belotti were actually looking at Joe Hart. Manchester United and Chelsea have also had scouts watch him.}



14 Feb 2015 13:27:52
Hi Ed, it's been reported on some dailies that Juve would be interested in Oscar in the summer. Pls do u know if it's true? Personally I would have wanted cash + Oscar/Ramires for Pogba esp now that Madrid's interest is waning, @least d latest report. Thanks and enjoy your Valentine's day.


{Ed002's Note - No it is not true. Juventus have a very clear idea of what they want to do in the summer - and it doesn't include Oscar at this time.}

1.) Hi Ed, sorry to disturb you with this.
But since Madrid are also interested in Pogba, is Modric one of the players they could look to sell? I still think he's a cracking player and he'd be a fantastic addition to our midfield.
Thanks for any update you could provide.

{Ed002's Note - He is not expected to leave. Khedera will go and perhaps Illarramendi - who nearly left in January.}

2.) 14 Feb 2015 17:54:52
Oh alright Ed. Thanks for the swift reply.

3.) 15 Feb 2015 11:52:14
Are Chelsea still interested in Pogba?

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}



17 Nov 2014 19:31:11
I don't know how much of interest Chelsea have in Talisca but lad is talented and we should just buy him in dis winter window. Watched him and even videos.


{Ed002's Note - He is one of the attacking players the club has an interest in.}




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27 Aug 2017 17:11:25
I notice here that any comment not in support of our current transfer strategy/ style is seen as being negative. We have all become accountants with excuses of "not spending for the sake of it".

To be at Real and Barcelona level, we need have many world class players and they don't come cheap especially in today's market. Hazard seems the only high end world class/ game changer we have now and I'm sure wouldn't have got a Harzard with this our current transfer strategy today.

Yes we can win the league but we won't sustain such strength for long without the worldies. I'm sure we would be stronger with Ousmane Dembele, Bellotti, VVD, etc but we won't pay for them. You know what, another team will pay and we continue to be 2nd best.

My point is we must spend big on few right world class players to compete with the best world best teams and grow our brand. Go and check the effect of Neymar on not PSG but league 1. We became a force through big spending of RA and it takes such to further investment to upstage the big boys teams like Barcelona and co.
It will be down to Conte's genius for this our team to have a cracking run in UCL this season.

Finally we now a coach who can build such dynasty in Conte and he may think twice if such clubs that are ready to spend big cone calling.


1.) 27 Aug 2017 18:02:01
Good post ilo with some positive suggestions.
Last year for example we added players to our squad who have been truly sensational and we didn't pay ridiculous transfer fees!
This year, although early in the season, we have so far signed three outfield players. There performances at this stage of the season give us optimism that the club have yet again made quality signings and again not at stupid prices.
We have to realise as supporters that the club will sign quality players but we will not pay over our valuation.
It's called being realistic and it shows that maybe the clubs business model has changed.
The club and the vast majority of fans are optimistic!

2.) 27 Aug 2017 18:12:43
The only problem with building a dynasty is that the manager has to be committed to stay - and Conte will be leaving next summer.

3.) 27 Aug 2017 18:40:46
Miss Wood. You are wrong. He and his family on occasions eat at my son's restaurant. He and his family are very nice people and he made it clear that he is very happy at Chelsea and loves London.
So, media people and fans let's look forward to the best manager in the world building something special that we can al be proud of!

4.) 27 Aug 2017 20:12:38
TomB, I really hope you're right - but it worries me that he did not extend his contract and that his family are still living in Italy.

5.) 27 Aug 2017 20:43:23
Miss Wood, you are ilinformed.
Mr and Mrs Conte they live in wonderful England and their daughter will be attending school in the U. K. From this year!
Please do not believe the media crap!

6.) 28 Aug 2017 13:59:18
TomB, you are right as far as you go. Obviously, my name is not Darren Wood (that lightening quick full-back from the 70s/ 80s?! ), I am of Italian descent as the Eds could confirm from my surname.

7.) 28 Aug 2017 14:57:13
? Eds, this is only half of my message!

{Ed002's Note - The rest is utter nonsense.}

8.) 28 Aug 2017 20:53:28
I'm happy to remain confused!



17 Jun 2017 09:55:58
Hi Ed, trust u are doing great. I guess everybody can see on this page how worried and curious every cfc fans have been regarding transfers and other issues surrounding the club lately. So many repetive questions now and then.
I therefore appeal to u as always to share a little summary about our transfers and any other info that could douse our worries. I believe it go a long way in stopping any irrational or ever worrying questions. Just my opinion and what I think will ease u further stress of giving blow by blow update.
No troubles at all if you can't oblige my request for any reason. Have a nice day.


{Ed002's Note - There is nothing to say right now. Once the transfer window opens I am sure that will change. There will no be blow-by-blow updates at all.}

1.) 17 Jun 2017 21:54:40
9th of June?



21 Apr 2017 19:13:46
I wouldn't mind a testimonal for JT 's exit. The guys a super legend. Besides an encouragement to our prospective youth stars and even other players on board. Thought.


1.) 21 Apr 2017 21:47:53
That would be brilliant.

2.) 21 Apr 2017 22:05:04
I'd like to see this XI Play together:


Ivanovic Carvalho Terry Cole

Essien Makelele Lampard

Zola Drogba Hazard


Cudicini, Ferreira, Azpilicueta, Gallas, Alex, Ballack, Joe Cole, Robben, Anelka, Torres.

3.) 22 Apr 2017 14:36:52
I'd love to see Duff aswell in there somewhere.

4.) 22 Apr 2017 14:52:43



18 Mar 2017 18:25:15
Guys I think Costa now shows signs that don't look good right now. It seems his head was turned in the chinesse failed deal. He's been poor ever since and looks disinterested. Time to give Michy more game time. Just my opinion anyway. Great win 2day. Opposistions now resort to kicking us and being aggressive though. your tots.


1.) 18 Mar 2017 18:41:25
I thought Costa was brilliant, except for the rolling on the ground routines. He held up play, was always a treat when in and aound the box.

2.) 19 Mar 2017 00:24:33
Someone actually agrees with me.



14 Mar 2017 08:31:05
Pleasantries Ed, I saw your response on Man U page that David Alaba would prefer London if he were to move to England. Pls do u see Chelsea making any serious move for him or he's definitely NOT moving. I think he will be ideal for us and upgrade on Alonso who has out in a good shift so far.
Thanks a bunch.


{Ed002's Note - It is nothing whatsoever to do with Chelsea.}




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02 Aug 2019 11:40:40
Then I guess Pulisic will wear number 10. I like the less media pressure on Pulisic and just like I have been saying on this page, he will surprise his doubters. He's more ready than Cho will be mainstay of our attack this season.
IMO I'm not so optimistic about our season owing to having a rookie manager and putting up with young and unproven EPL players. Again the strength of our rivals but I don't also forget we are Chelsea football club that always pull out the surprises when written off.




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18 Jun 2019 07:51:21
It's a huge gamble with Frank which I think it is worth taking. However I hope it works because I'm sure the fans will revolt if it goes awry regardless of his legendary status.
I would wish him all the best and support him once he is appointed.
No matter whatever you think, I would not want us to serve the ban right away unless it's impossible to overturn.




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30 May 2017 17:47:47
I hope Chelsea inserted a buyback clause in his contract.




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30 May 2017 17:45:16
If Cech is not guaranteed a start at Arsenal then we should bring him home as our 2nd goalie.




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21 Apr 2017 19:07:25
I think Alex Sandro is also as good as mendy. Surprises me Chelsea is yet to be credited with an interest.





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14 Oct 2019 20:34:20
@Obinna I pray so bcos we need Kante fit and inform esp this season to bond with the squad this transition season. I will also like to know about Rudiger as he also another missing piece in our team that I feel things will be better with him in the team.
I must confess that I doubted this team before the beginning of the season, I'm not always happy to be proven wrong but I m really happy I was. In fact Im now optimistic that we will get stronger with a fully squad. A great mention to Tom B.




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31 Aug 2019 10:42:58
@standard would also have been patient with Sarri had he lost to 4 nil to Man United in the season opener? I can also guarantee that Lampard would also have signed a few more qualities if not for the transfer ban. My point is priorities are different in different occasion.




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16 Jul 2019 14:06:40
Im not sure what direction chelsea is going if they feel we don't quality signings unless it's impossible to overturn the ban. IMO, even without losing Hazard, we really needed quality signings to strengthen the team. It only takes the spirit of being a fan to think we can challenge for titles this season. Not used to such doubts as a CFC fan though.
I feel many of us are too obsessed with the youths being given chance than it's reality. Our young players have potential to become very good players but to expect instant hit from them and challenge City, Liverpool and other big wigs in Europe IMO is a wishful thinking. All of them will require time and some unfortunately may not be good enough for Chelsea. It was obvious from last season that we needed an effective striker which have become even more worrisome with Hazard's departure. Still don't really know where the goals will come from but I'm not so optimistic with the team we have and a rookie coach. I feel this is the weakest Chelsea team in Roman era.
In essence, Chelsea must try to appeal the ban to be frozen unless it is impossible as I feel we need more strategic signings to compete because not only that we are not as strong as before but our rivals are getting stronger.




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05 Jul 2019 10:03:48
FB I see you among the fans who do not rate Pulisic or think cho is better ATM but I will wait until they get to work with Frank. I'm optimistic Pulisic will surprise many of us especially not having a lot of pressure.




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20 Jun 2019 19:48:45
Obinna Nwanne m, the unfortunate thing here is that some of us who claim to love Chelsea more never see anything wrong with us fast becoming a mediocre club. Maybe some are too used to pre Roman era when we are not such a big team in contesting for trophies. The decline is obvious and anyone who dare to say it is considered as being negative.
We didn't become the Chelsea we were in recent years by this approach and IMO we may not be as big if we tow this line. We must invest on a few world class players to sustain our place among the big clubs. Then complement with other good players and a few academy players who really earned their place. I'm more interested in Chelsea winning trophies than giving out positions players who are not ready to challenge for spots in the team. ATM few of our players can get a regular game in any of the big teams even in the EPL. Maybe only Kante and that's a huge statement.