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06 Jul 2019 00:41:51
Nizaar Kinsella is saying that Hudson Odoi is close to signing a new deal after having words with Frank Lampard. That will be good news if it comes to pass.

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1.) 06 Jul 2019 19:34:15
And Loftus Cheek has signed, up Chelsea! Hudson Odoi next- hopefully.



02 Jul 2019 19:14:57
Ruben Loftus Cheek has agreed a new long term deal at Chelsea. Signs of good things to come.

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1.) 02 Jul 2019 20:24:46
Hopefully CHO does the same.

2.) 03 Jul 2019 07:40:03
Not my money I know, but am I the only one who thinks the reported wages are very risky for someone with essentially half a good season for us? I really like the player and think he will go on to be great, but we can’t deny he has injury issues, and will be coming off an Achilles injury next year.

I hope I’m three years time we aren’t looking at that wage as something stopping us from signing a top player that we badly need to replace him as his body just doesn’t let him perform. Still, got to be happy that the contract means they see him as close to an undisputed starter, as it’s a lot to pay a rotational option, right? Get fit and make it seem like a bargain Ruben!

3.) 03 Jul 2019 10:37:01
Roweycfc; that's football of nowadays.

4.) 03 Jul 2019 11:30:07
Nizaar Kinsella is saying that it's £120,000/ week; Matt Law is saying it's close to £150,000/ week- whichever it is, I am sure the club knows what it's doing.
As an aside: Loftus Cheek is a very good player, though I must confess that sometimes I wish that he played street football in Nigeria or West Africa, we would have thought him a little bit of how to use that massive viscera of a body that he's got (esp to shield the ball without getting injured) - I think he can watch a bit of Yaya Toure, Mikel and Essien in that respect.

5.) 03 Jul 2019 11:31:44
Rowey, look at it this way. If we didn't offer it, some other club would, he'd want to leave, and the board would be slated.

6.) 03 Jul 2019 17:25:42
True I suppose, and someone earlier told me Rashfords new wage, so suddenly Rubes looks positively cheap!



01 Jul 2019 17:13:51
Chelsea has confirmed the signing of Mateo Kovacic on a five-year deal for £40m. Lampard talks continuing today and tomorrow according to Sky sports.

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1.) 01 Jul 2019 18:45:18
Our transfer activities for this summer have been concluded gents. Pulisic and Kovacic. Not bad given that we are banned.

2.) 01 Jul 2019 19:31:55
Looking forward to the pre-season games.

3.) 02 Jul 2019 09:33:14
Will be definitely able to see them play Bohs, and possibly even the St Pats game.



28 Jun 2019 23:38:10
Matt Law confirms that Kovacic deal is done; and says that Chelsea has told Athletico Madrid to sign Morata outright (for £50m) or recall him back to Chelsea. I remember that Lampard made some good comments about Morata and sees him as a player that can be very good for Chelsea in the UEFA champions league.

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1.) 29 Jun 2019 13:02:21
I personally would really like to see Morata back at the club assuming the transfer ban is upheld. He’s said some things since leaving that aren’t great but I have zero question he’s the best striker we have on our books. Giroud is good at what he does but his game is very limited and he’s not getting any younger.

Batshuayi has yet to show any indication that he’s capable of leading the line and the fact that Palace aren’t angling to resign him (ala Zouma at Everton) should say it all. Abraham isn’t ready and I’d be worried that if he was kept around the unrealistic expectations would impair his development and he’d be better served continuing his development on loan.

2.) 29 Jun 2019 14:58:35
Morata has everything to be a top top striker apart from the mentality, mentally weak, Cavani aguero Kane etc will miss chance after chance but that’ doesn’t change anything in there play, they know there game and stick to it, morata buckled and seemed unhappy in London, why have a striker / player who doesn’t want to be here? His literally said he will do everything in his power to stay in Madrid, i.

3.) 29 Jun 2019 15:29:15
I think we’re using this as an empty threat, as Atletico is going to be pocketing large sums of money from selling players (Rodri, Antoine) . I believe that the quoted amount for Morata would just about recoup the fee that we originally paid for him.

4.) 29 Jun 2019 16:36:39
I think the stance that Chelsea is taking on the Morata issue is the wise move.

5.) 29 Jun 2019 20:15:20
It’s wise if they buy, selling Griezmann / costa / Rodri but paying out €126 felix. If we force there hand and he returns, then what. A £50m man who has said he doesn’t want to be at Chelsea,

6.) 29 Jun 2019 21:00:15
Tbh, Morata shouldn't have made some of those wrong comments about Chelsea. I think that if Morata returns and doesn't want to play cos he's unhappy, then he sits on the bench and miss out on going to the Euros next year- which I know he wouldn't want to miss out on; or he can come back to Chelsea and play for Frank Lampard, which ever way, I don't think Chelsea has got anything to lose if they take that step. Another scenario is that- there might be other teams that might be interested in him (other than Athletico Madrid) .

7.) 29 Jun 2019 22:31:34
Keeping a player who is unhappy possibly sitting on the bench. Missing out on regular football. Getting a year older would lose so much resale value, so it’s a risk, plus as I believe Chelsea have never like managers kept someone who doesn’t want to be there,

8.) 29 Jun 2019 23:44:16
Then he goes to Athletico Madrid's management and push them to sign him permanently (from Chelsea) cos it takes someone that's sure of Athletico Madrid's loyalty (to sign him permanently) to make some of the comments that he made.

9.) 30 Jun 2019 08:35:49
Another question is: Why this sudden request from Chelsea to Athletico Madrid for Morata at this time (cos before now it was looking like Athletico was going to take him on another loan)? Maybe Lampard really rates him and maybe wants him back playing for Chelsea.

10.) 30 Jun 2019 11:24:06
I don't want morata back. He's got the wrong attitude. Tammy is ready and knows where the net is.

11.) 30 Jun 2019 11:54:45
No, no, no - we must only have players who really want to play for Chelsea. Morata has made it very obvious that he doesn't want to be here.

12.) 30 Jun 2019 12:55:37
Tammy knows were the net is, in the championship; let’s not get carried away. Quite a gulf in quality between the leagues,

13.) 30 Jun 2019 23:31:58
I don’t feel Tammy is ready for the pressure that comes with leading the line for our club. He did fill it up in the championship but teams aren’t tripping over themselves to sign him and he didn’t even start for the U21’s. I think Morata would have enough motivation considering the Euro’s are at the end of the year and if he wants to make the squad he’ll need to perform.

14.) 30 Jun 2019 23:32:12
Vardy knew where the net was non league.

15.) 01 Jul 2019 09:16:48
Vardy has explosive pace and thrives in a counter attacking team, Tammy doesn’t have explosive pace and his strengths of being tall, strong and alive in and around 6 yard box are also 90% of the defenders strengths in Orem league.

16.) 03 Jul 2019 14:24:47
Good point TK; same point that I was making in comment above.



13 Jun 2019 22:38:48
Sky in Italy says that Juventus have reached an agreement with Chelsea for Sarri.

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1.) 14 Jun 2019 07:38:48
Good luck to him! Hopefully we can get lampard now. Iv wanted him since last season, to the people that say he shouldn’t be our manager he’s a legend and should stay that way, what a load of old cobblers! People who wouldn’t class him as a legend if he failed as the manger should go back to support Utd! We have all been crying out for youth to be giving a chance lampard and Jody Morris would 100% do that. For the first time in years they wouldn’t be to much pressure on the manger with our transfer ban, lampard is the only man I would want managing us, I think he’s earned a shot.

2.) 14 Jun 2019 10:19:27
I, like you, would like us to appoint Lamps if possible, I'd like us to give him time to work with the team and do his job, within reason, regardless of results, clearly if we lose all of our games we may need to rethink. One point is though that we all seem to be saying that appointing Lamps and Jody will mean we give youth a chance. is that guaranteed? If he does come in I don't see him suddenly throwing in 6 or 7 youngsters. Regardless of who takes over, due to the ban, we will need to integrate more of youth/ fringe players. I guess what I'm trying to say is let's just get behind whoever the next manager is and whatever team he picks, everyone's an expert and could do a better job, having a different opinion is everyone's right, abusing a manager or player is never acceptable. Let's get behind whoever, whenever. Come on the Chels.

3.) 14 Jun 2019 16:37:12
Spizzy, I don’t think there should be any guarantees.

My guess is we will have fresh players (CHO, RLC, Rudi and James) ready to play towards the end of September. They have to win their place back in the team by impressing in training and when given a chance there performances.

We will win the League comfortably!


4.) 14 Jun 2019 19:21:41

Obviously! Never on doubt.

5.) 14 Jun 2019 21:22:45
Spot on Spizzy!




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14 Aug 2019 23:53:07
To be conversant with the direction to a place (where one is going-to for the first time), it's sometimes inevitable to take 'a' or 'some' wrong turn (s) . Lampard has shown that he's intelligent and is also a fast learner. Well done and thumbs up to Lampard and his players, I am so proud of the team's performance against Liverpool. UP CHELSEA!

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07 Aug 2019 16:25:40
Any one heard or read of David Luiz refusing to train the squad today cos he wants a move to Arsenal. Arsenal too are pushing for him too. Good news or bad news? What do you think?

obinna 123

1.) 07 Aug 2019 16:46:19
Hey Obinna,

I say very bad news if true, the timing and way it's being done is terrible.

If this was early in the window and We didn't have the ban hanging over Us I wouldn't be fussed but under the circumstances I think it's really poor alround.

The one thing I've never questioned with Luiz is His attitude and leadership so if this is true, if, then I am shocked and deeply disappointed.

Ironically He's not a good fit for Arsenal at all.


2.) 07 Aug 2019 17:01:46
If he wants to go let him only want players that want to play for the club obviously if this rumours true.

3.) 07 Aug 2019 17:35:10
I feel Lampard must have told D. Luiz that, the number of games that he will start will reduce, D. Luiz didn't like that. He tells his agent who happens to have close ties with Arsenal. Knowing that Arsenal wants a centre half, his agent quickly pushes D. Luiz's agenda to Arsenal whom on consulting their manager Unai Emery (a friend of D. Luiz) gives the move a thumbs up.

4.) 07 Aug 2019 18:45:19
Secret agent Obinna you have cracked the code mate lol.

5.) 07 Aug 2019 19:13:54
100% behind lamps. However if he's made it too obvious that he's in a reduced role without being able to buy that's a mistake. Possibly an early sign he's going to need time to learn how to handle big name player's. Just because he was one doesn't mean he instantly knows what he's doing in that respect.

6.) 07 Aug 2019 19:55:41
Eddie, IMO no player should be guaranteed a place in the first team.

Good performances deserve team selection, nothing else!

7.) 07 Aug 2019 20:10:05
Fair point Tom but maybe don't make it so clear he's out the squad until we can reinforce or the windows closed.

Anyway this is all just speculation, we don't know yet if that's why.

8.) 07 Aug 2019 20:12:47
Remember it may be bull story as always.

9.) 08 Aug 2019 08:34:27
You are funny CFCShak, I think that was an easy code to decipher. We all know that, but it good though to be James Bond or Ethan Hunt etc.



31 Jul 2019 19:01:18
CHELSEA starting eleven vs RB SALZBURG:

* Kepa,
* Azpilicueta, Luiz, Zouma, Emerson;
* Jorginho, Kovacic;
* Pedro, Pulisic, Barkley;
* Abraham.

Subs: Caballero, Cumming, Alonso, Christensen, Zappacosta, Tomori, Kenedy, Mount, Batshuayi, Giroud.

obinna 123

1.) 01 Aug 2019 13:54:21
As Lamps gave the starting 11 70 minutes until making a substitution, this looks to be the starting 11 against Man U (with the possible inclusion of Kante and either Giroud or Batshuyi replacing the underperforming Abraham) .



26 Jul 2019 00:45:43
Has anyone seen Matt Law's Exclusive on Chelsea considering a move for Wilfred Zaha considering that Crystal Palace has an interest in Michy Batshuayi? Fingers crossed on that one. If Matt Law has said it, maybe there could be some substance to it but my concern about such a move will be: if it will affect Hudson Odoi's willingness to commit to a new deal?

obinna 123

1.) 26 Jul 2019 07:28:56
Obinna, we need 4 wingers anyways. We can't jeopardize our squad due to the whims of a teenager.

Ed001, what are your thoughts on Chelsea buying Zaha with Batshuayi going other way?

{Ed001's Note - I think that would be a huge mistake.}

2.) 26 Jul 2019 10:11:18
Really don’t like Zaha. He reminds me of Willian, capable of the speculation but slows play down too much and can be a bit selfish. I love the thought of Pulisic and CHO who seems both fast and direct like we had with Duff and Robben. Sancho next year for me as another winger 🤞🏻.

3.) 26 Jul 2019 10:16:48
I would like Zaha at our club and IMO it wouldn’t have any effect on CHO signing as I don’t see us playing Zaha as a winger!

4.) 26 Jul 2019 10:48:36
Once club serve two window ban, I imagine a lot would change by then, maybe new ideas / targets, seems a bit of click bait as Chelsea stories pretty quiet.

5.) 26 Jul 2019 14:14:56
Zaha’s most premier league goal tally is 10 and some of our fans want him as our striker. Laughable. Never challenge for the league again if he’s up front.

6.) 26 Jul 2019 15:08:09
IYO opinion it’s laughable but I think it would work but I FULLY respect all opinions!

7.) 26 Jul 2019 16:05:25
Apologies TomB no offence was meant mate. Maybe I just came across too strongly I just don’t rate Zaha. There’s not a lot of options available and I don’t have a lot of faith that Michy, Tammy or Giroud will be good enough either. I’d like someone like Piatek but I’m hoping someone new bursts onto the scene this season ready for us to swoop in.

8.) 26 Jul 2019 17:51:20
No offence taken Frankie!



12 Jul 2019 16:04:49
Professionalism without character is tantamount to nothing. I can't imagine how the mighty Diego Costa who was respected in Stanford Bridge and seen as one of best strikers in the world (some few seasons back) now looks like low striker (considering the clubs that are linked to him) . Funny, this is a player that Chelsea carried like an egg and was ready to give the world.

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07 Aug 2019 17:16:06
MATT LAW'S WORDS: 'There have been a series of fall-outs surrounding him (D. Luiz) this week - He has made it clear he wants to go - Arsenal are interested'.

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07 Aug 2019 17:06:09
Another twist to the story is that he didn't refuse to train that's according to Oliver Harbord of Football. london. So could his 'no-training' be that the club wants him out?

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07 Aug 2019 16:55:28
The question is why is he forcing a move esp at this time in the window? Could it be that he has been told that his first team role will diminish and he doesn't want to play second fiddle OR have Arsenal offered him more years (in turn more money) OR is a combination of both factors OR could it be something else? Perhaps, time will tell.
I remember that D. Luiz pushed for a move from PSG to Chelsea the moment he realised that he would no longer be in the first team; could this push to leave at this moment be a similar scenario? Whatever he decides, I wish him good luck.

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07 Aug 2019 16:30:19
No rumours; Matt Law seems to have confirmed it.

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03 Aug 2019 07:46:38
ItsBluewhatelsematters; you are right about Hudson Odoi's shirt number, what is your source: About him signing a new deal?

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20 Aug 2019 10:41:18
I have said this exact thing before now. I think the club should wait till winter before considering the sale of M. Batshuayi, Bakayoko and Zappacosta. I heard Zappacosta is off to Roma on loan, so hoping Bakayoko and Batshuayi will be at the club at least till January.

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15 Aug 2019 16:21:07
Chelsea is blessed with midfielders, I think Kovacic, Jorginho and Kante were all outstanding last night. I think it will be key how Lampard manages the personnel that he's got in midfield because of their diversity. There's still time to watch how the team and players metamorphosize as the season progress; and clearly certain midfielders will suit certain game plan. Everybody will get his chance in the cause of the season but at the moment, starting a midfield trio of Jorginho, Kante and Kovacic seems a brainer for big games cos of their exploits last night against Liverpool.

As for Reece James, I think Lamps should gradually integrate him into the team (ie after he's fully fit) . I will only support a rash change at right back if Reece James' development is exponential and I strongly support we use him for Cup games and some EPL games until he's ready.

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14 Aug 2019 01:25:11
I will not take Ampadu or any other in experienced centre back/ half into this present Chelsea team. I feel that the central defense dept is really crying out for top quality addition. I haven't seen Ruben Dias, so I can't say much about his ability but Chelsea needs top quality and experience in that department of the team.

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12 Aug 2019 20:03:33
Thumbs up TomB, your comment is good.
Mrs. Drogba; I think that to call D. Luiz's sale to Arsenal a school boy error would be putting it harshly (too quickly) cos a lot can still change, but I have to agree that Lamps should have handled the issue of D. Luiz better. I feel that Lampard would have just avoided a conversation with D. Luiz about game time (if that is what caused Luiz's sale) ; that would mean him playing Luiz when he feels that he wants to play him and leave him out when he doesn't want to play him (or if he feels that he's not suited to a particular game) . If eventually D. Luiz gets fed-up and pushes for a move, then he can sell him in another transfer window when the club can bring in a replacement. I think a good Director of football will know that.

On the issue of Zouma, I think he will improve as the season progresses, with another experienced central defender like Rudiger to partner with him, I think he will get better; I honestly feel that he looked too eager to impress and consequently made some mistakes, I guess with a little more application of caution and chill, he'll be ok for now.

Honestly, our centre forward department really scares me a lot, because at times when a team finds it difficult to score, the pressure falls back to the midfield and then the defense. If Tammy Abraham's chance found the net, I feel that the story could have been different. I pray Tammy, Giroud and Batshuayi hit goal scoring for cos we will need it.

At the moment, it is a no brainer that Batshuayi, Zappacosta and Bakayoko stay at the club this season. They can still offer us a lot while we wait for the next transfer window or summer. For instance, I feel that Zappacosta can do better than Azpilicueta (who can play central defense) going forward as a right back (at least until we see what Reece James will bring to the team) ; Bakayoko can still add a bit of steel to our defensive midfield position; Batshuayi can also give us some goals.

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11 Aug 2019 19:51:17
The team can really move the ball around very well, their transition from defense to attack is really quick which is a positive, they also did create a lot of chances.

I am of the opinion though- that Zappacosta, Bakayoko and Batshuayi remain at the club this season, I think they can add a lot to the team for now (this season) .

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