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12 Nov 2019 13:52:35
Hi Ed, trust you are fine. Though
you never mentioned Chelsea's interest if I'm correct but do you think we may enter the bidding for Erling Haaland? His stats this season are very impressive and as such could ignite interest from the big European clubs.


{Ed002's Note - I think it unlikely.}



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.}




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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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08 Dec 2019 18:25:56
Personally It is a relief, not much of an improvement on what we already have. We should be aiming for an experienced CB with physical and leadership attributes. I would wait for ED2 update later.




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08 Dec 2019 06:11:22
IMO I don't really rate Ake and I would rather we go for an experienced and established CB this time. We already have a lot of squad players and only need starters. We need to do a Van Dirk like Liverpool.
Again I think we should also consider players with physical characteristics hence forth. We're often bullied by teams and that's unlike Chelsea which was our hallmark.




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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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09 Dec 2019 18:56:37
@Obinna, nobody is saying he's not good but he appears a weak link in the midfield when we are being pressed by opposition with pace. You can see it in his yellow card because at best he commit a foul to stop an attack. He can be at his best when we are fully in control of the game. We need a player that can do what he does and add steel in protecting the back four like Essien did or even as Fabinho is doing.
Like someone said earlier, Havertz fits the bill and some other players of his ilk.




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09 Dec 2019 07:12:34
Beside Sancho being English, I really don't rate him as many fans here but that may be me not seeing enough of him. I feel he's over hyped like many other English players Wilshere, Welbeck, Walcot, Barkley etc and we can get a more solid winger for the amount we are likely to pay for Sancho.

I would prefer Ziyach, spelling, or even other better wing players.
Again I think we need an imposing central midfielder to bring balance and steel. Jorginho divide opinions but I think he's deficient in big and fast games. Maybe smaller team where control the game. I would sell Barkley in addition to others already known to be on the exit.

So we need a CB, LB, midfielder, winger and striker who I expect to be starters maybe except for the striker. All ofcourse can't be done in the january window. I don't really know who fit the bills but IMO we have these needs. So your thoughts.




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23 Nov 2019 07:19:12
Hi Ed, I was wondering if the concerted scouting now is based on any optimism that the ban will be lifted for January transfers. Any lead on that please.
Again I feel we need an quality and experienced CB and unlike the other positions, nothing is said about it. Is this area not a priority because our defending is not as strong and IMO is our major weaknesses this season.


{Ed002's Note - Nothing has changed with the scouting - the scouts work all year round. If a CB were to leave he would be replaced.}



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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.