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10 Jul 2020 17:50:43
I read on the European page where Ed02 said Alaba is willing for a move but the club in question cannot make it happen this summer. Ed could be kind to if Chelsea could look at him when available?


1.) 10 Jul 2020 20:51:02
I am guessing the club is Real Madrid.

{Ed002's Note - Right - they have other priorities first.}



08 Mar 2020 08:07:37
Hi Ed, I'm aware of your update on our targets and like you said, can change depending on other factors like availabilities. Will Chelsea be open to bid for Harry Kane if, as rumoured, he decide to leave Spurs this summer? My bad if you consider it frivolous.
Thanks and do have a nice day.


{Ed002's Note - I am not aware he is being allowed to leave and Chelsea would have no interest.}

1.) 08 Mar 2020 11:35:23
More of a chance of us signing Harry Houdini than Harry Kane as long as Levy is in charge.



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.}




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18 Sep 2020 10:55:11
I'm aware Ed wouldn't discuss the goalie which he chose to classify as defence but who else knows what is holding up Mendy's deal from completion. I saw a rumour that Rennes demanded that Tomori be included for what I guess was a loan deal.
Your ideas guys.


1.) 18 Sep 2020 15:41:52
I suppose Rennes knows we're desperate for a new GK and are trying to get as much money as possible.

2.) 19 Sep 2020 10:08:07
Why did we allow Martinez to go cheaply to Villa?



29 Aug 2020 14:16:47
Guys now that we have signed new players (still expect Kai to go through), what number do want assigned to the new players?
Should Kante be persuaded to give the number 7 shirt to a more attacking player and take up another depending on the outgoing players, Jorginho, Barkley, Christensen, etc.




22 Aug 2020 18:59:01
Can we do another'Torres coup' and stump up 150m for VVD. Who just woke me up!


1.) 22 Aug 2020 22:20:32
We can buy another Torres but I think PSG, Man City and Man Utd are in front of us!

I would love to know what’ the Eds think of Pau Torres but I think I might get upset as he unlikely to be joining The Mighty Blues.



22 Aug 2020 10:27:04
I want to differ on Chilwell and like everyone else, just an opinion. As a Blue, I will support any player on our shirt but I can't help but feel Chilwell's impending signing is not wholly on merit, football-wise. I just feel there are other options out there for better value for money than Chilwell especially now that we need players with real defensive qualities. Imo, I don't really know what he can bring that we don't have already. I guess he's Lampard choice and that's what matters but I don't believe he's good enough especially for 50m upwards.


1.) 22 Aug 2020 11:05:12
I agree to some extent. I said a few times I think people often have their "oh he's amazing because he's English" hat on.

What I will say though, is that all the left backs we've been linked with are attacking, not one of them are known to be great defensively. I think that's the modern full back though.

Bar Davies of Bayern, how many top left backs are great defensively? Just goes to show how lucky we were to have Ashley Cole who could do both.

One commanding centre back could be the answer for us. Look at Liverpool and City. I wouldn't say either have an amazing defence, all very attacking but when you add the leader in their like a VVD or a Laporte then suddenly the organisation and leadership outweighs the rest.

2.) 22 Aug 2020 12:28:28
I wouldn’t say Davies is great defensively, he’s just such a profound athlete that he’s able to close or stay tight on anyone.

3.) 22 Aug 2020 13:08:12
He walks faster than the average man sprints.



27 Jun 2020 18:33:18
Good day Ed, if you have the time, I would like your opinion on how good Kai Harvertz is and the possible impact you think he could make for us if we are successful in signing him. I have never watched him play and only saw a few clips of him on the YouTube. Only other view i have is the rave reviews from fans here each time his transfer to us is discussed.
Thanks for the time.


{Ed002's Note - Havertz has done very well this season, hence the interest in him. An ex Chelsea player tells me he is ideally suited to the Premier League and level headed. Of course if he were to move to England I don’t know how he would settle, but everything points to it not being an issue.}

1.) 27 Jun 2020 20:56:19
Could you imagine this front 6 at the bridge next season 😍

Gilmour Kante Havertz

Ziyech Werner Pulisic

Not to mention Kovacic, Mount, Hudson-Odoi, Abraham and RLC rotating. Plenty of games to play although I would like stated in the Havertz post like to see CHO go on loan their for proper minutes and get his head focused on football after a tough 12 months.

Before anyone questions it I’ve started Gilmour because I think he’ll be the best out of our youth setup along with James. The boy just oozes classes and he’ll control the midfield. Also gives Kanté two players either side of him as fantastic ball players 👌🏻.

{Ed018's Note - that looks good to me}

2.) 27 Jun 2020 22:41:43
It's interesting because Jody liked using two attack minded CM's because he wanted to go at the opponents when he managed the youth academy. You see City doing the same thing too. A three of Mount/ Ruben Kante and Havertz in midfield behind the attack would make us very threatening to any side. I hope we can somehow pull off the Havertz deal, feel like this transfer saga may go on for some time though.

3.) 27 Jun 2020 22:54:41
Yes, Havertz looks like he'd play behind the front three to me also.

He looks like a huge prospect to me.

4.) 27 Jun 2020 23:12:28
Good to see Ed 18 back long may it continue mate.

{Ed018's Note - I’m always around. I’ll try to do better as far as commenting and responding to posts. Time is always an issue for me}




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06 Sep 2020 11:07:44
Thanks Ed, do Chelsea really wish to sell Jorginho or just would not stand in his way if he wants out. I'm a bit concerned about the balance in the midfield. I see only Kante as the player with any defensive attributes from the midfield to attack. i still think we need CM who can cover ground/ defend to play with Kante to be able to shield the back line.


{Ed002's Note - If an appropriate deal is offered and everyone is happy with it he will move.}



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28 Aug 2020 07:50:34
I'm always as disgusted as the Ed on how some of us think kante should be replaced. I once said that kante's less influence in the team is down to Lampard's shortcoming rather than kante's weakness.
He only had injury hit season and will be back again to his best. Not every player is sold just because he's getting to the 30 year mark.




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24 Jul 2020 11:49:58
And I ask, do you think we would be looking for Declan Rice if he weren't English? I refuse to join the English hype and continue to over pay for some average players even when there are better value for money out there.
I'm not against buying English players but it has to be worth it and in most cases, we pay premium for them and end up looking for the real gems that we ought to have bought in the first place.
We're talking of a cb who can upgrade us and some you see that in Rice? Jack of two positions but master of none. We can get better value somewhere else with less amount than will be enough for Declan Rice. Quality wins you matches not nationality.




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16 Jul 2020 12:27:21
Like I said earlier in response to Shak, u won't be shocked if we sign Oblak. My only concern is are we interested in him? I suspect RA is at it again, to bankroll Lampard and return the team to it's dominant days and players like Oblak suit the bill. Imo expect more new faces at the bridge this summer.
Though like the Ed says, not for the buying sake but expect our major worrying positions to addressed with upgrades .




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14 Jul 2020 18:47:37
I believe in some impossible transfer but not Oblak doesn't belong there. If the reported interest is true then I expect it to happen. Aterall nobody such fee for kepa and the club do not underestimate the importance of a world class keeper.
So I don't rule anything out just yet as obvious Chelsea will be making the move a for keeper now rather than later.





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25 Sep 2020 13:57:58
I hope the board goes for the player who will genuinely improve us, Soumare over Rice every day.




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24 Sep 2020 08:43:21
#fuser, none of those players is ready for a start at the moment and Partey would add the highly required steel and presence in the middle. We should be looking to add more experience in the team for balance.
I have been wondering how we're not linked to Thomas Partey especially when the price is not so much. He can play for and with Kante.




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23 Sep 2020 17:54:38
We're in a little strange situation with Frank because he's a club legend. In this case we're not only nursing young players to grow and improve us but also the coach. I often feel he's out of his depth and I also think we were fortunate for the top 4 last season due other rival clubs having a disappointing season. So this season, it's always my hope that we win but I nurse fear that we might struggle. New players need time to settle and even longer when a rookie manager is in charge of the settling in.
He might become an excellent coach later but I feel the pressure to win things every other season might just be too much to ask of his coaching experience which is becoming clearer to some.




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21 Sep 2020 18:41:55
Might also be to Liverpool to partner with VVD.




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21 Sep 2020 10:57:55
Thank God you are not the coach.