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07 Sep 2020 16:43:48
B. Soumare rumours popping up again at this time and Lille have indicated that they will sell. With Chelsea reportedly looking at a DM before the window shuts, I guess Soumare can be added to the of targets that includes Declan Rice.

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1.) 07 Sep 2020 17:09:46
Whilst I would prefer Rice as a DM its not clear if the club see him as a CB option.
I struggle to see us buying another midfield player unless at least Jorghino is sold which looks difficult.
Why not give Ampadu a chance rather than gamble on Soumare?

2.) 07 Sep 2020 17:10:00
I think we need to sell first as per ed2 otherwise we will be overcrowded in DM.

3.) 07 Sep 2020 17:37:59
Rice will be used both as a CB and a DM.
Ampadu needs more consistent minutes. He surely has a future with us.

4.) 07 Sep 2020 19:15:35
I just can't see West Ham let go of Rice.

5.) 07 Sep 2020 19:22:46
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6.) 07 Sep 2020 22:23:32
Called it ‘RUMOURS’ which it clearly is, what other random things do you mean?



07 Sep 2020 15:45:44
Chelsea should be wrapping up a deal for goal keeper Edouard Mendy from Rennes in a matter of days according to Simon Johnson of The Athletic.

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1.) 07 Sep 2020 17:07:22
I like Mendy. His the profile of GK we need. His a man mountain and comes out dominantes the area.



03 Sep 2020 09:06:22
It is quite interesting if read an update (from Ed002 on the West Ham page about their potential outbound and players looked at:

* Declan Rice (DM) : 'The club don't want to sell but there will be a deal out there they could accept. '

* Nahitan Nandez (DM) : 'option as a Declan Rice replacement. Agent is offering him around PL clubs but could be expensive. '
* Ross Barkley (CM/ AM) : 'WHU are interested to some extent but could be priced out of a cash move. '

Just maybe Declan Rice to Chelsea could happen at some point.

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1.) 03 Sep 2020 10:23:11
I really hope so. The guy clearly would love a move to Chelsea as well. Plus he'd add leadership. I expect this transfer to happen, whether it's this summer or in future years.

2.) 03 Sep 2020 10:26:58
Also, it's been said that Chelsea would need to sell first before buying any more players, which would make sense.
And Barkley could be of interest to West Ham, so I hope a deal involving Barkley could be worked out. It would lower the price for Declan a bit, while it would allow West Ham to get their man.

3.) 03 Sep 2020 12:28:24
I would rather Chelsea sell Barkley and Jorginho; and bring in Declan Rice (or Denis Zakaria) and if need-be, loan out Loftus Cheek. I don’t want Chelsea to sell any of Kante or Kovacic. Ideally, I want a CDM trio of Kovacic, Kante and Declan Rice/ or Denis Zakaria for this season; that’s is if Lampard wants to go with any of 4-2-3-1 or 4–3-3 formation.

4.) 03 Sep 2020 12:38:33
Ethan Ampadu is growing up nicely. Is he really that far behind Declan Rice in terms of development?

Where to play Declan Rice?

Not convinced that Declan Rice is a CB either. He has being playing DM for the last two seasons. That is his position imho.

Also, we have it covered with young CBs imho. Tomori being my favourite and also one of the fastest players at the club.

Billy Gilmour is also a very tenacious and talented DM.

{Ed001's Note - Ampadu is a good shout. Perhaps Rice is completely unnecessary?}

5.) 03 Sep 2020 12:57:35
We have Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic, Gilmour, Ampadu, Loftus-Cheek, Barkley and Mount.

Even if Jorginho and Barkley move on this window, that's six players for two or three roles. In an ideal world I'd say Rice is young enough to leave at West Ham for a season whilst we evaluate Ampadu. I think there's room for both in the squad, but at the expense of who?

I like Rice, individually he'd be a great signing. But we've got to be careful with the balance of the squad whilst making all these signings.

6.) 03 Sep 2020 12:52:56
Hi ed001, are chelsea looking at any CB's now? Talks of upamecano move has started once again. Also which GK is being looked at?

{Ed001's Note - you are asking the wrong person really, I can't remember which keeper you are after. I think you are done on the defender front for this summer, but Ed002 is the one to ask with regards to Chelsea. I don't look into your moves as he has it all covered.}

7.) 03 Sep 2020 13:47:46
A lot of times I forget the Chelsea has got Ampadu. I think he has got to show great maturity this season to really cut it.

8.) 03 Sep 2020 14:43:08
What is evident in my opinion is that we need to move Jorgi and Ross this summer. But bringing Rice in I think is one of those important signings that we need to make this summer. He adds so much to the squad in terms of defending and attacking that I would say securing him would be equal to us getting Havertz.
He could be a partner for Silva in defence and he could be a partner for Kanté (if he stays) and Kova in a 2 man defensive midfield role as well. So much versitality, you can't look past him. My prediction is that we will get him towards the end of the window, perhaps even after the first game.

9.) 03 Sep 2020 15:05:00
If Lady Luck smiles on Chelsea in terms of injuries to players; the club brings in a good goal keeper and Declan Rice (or Denis Zakaria) ; keeps Kante and Kovacic, I can beat my chest and say Chelsea can win the league this season. Consequently, I know that would mean Barkley, Jorginho leaves; maybe Loftus Cheek/ Ampadu loan.

10.) 03 Sep 2020 22:35:35
Realistically I’d leave Rice for another season, he’d be cheaper with one year less on his contract and West Ham could potentially go down. £80m for him is way too much. I’ll obvs back him if he’s signed but can’t see it happening until Emerson, Jorginho and Barkley are all gone and even possibly have to wait for Batshuayi to go too.

{Ed0666's Note - or another team could buy him?

11.) 05 Sep 2020 14:53:55
Ed0666 Like who?
Let us know wjow else is interested in Rice.

{Ed0666's Note - I have no idea pal but don’t be so sure only Chelsea would be interested as he’s a quality player. I’m sure his preference would be Chelsea above anyone because he has a massive bromance with Mount but soccer transfers are built on flimsy foundations and some other team could usurp you.



30 Aug 2020 18:32:18
According to Angelo Mangiente, Chelsea take a look at the future and are close to sign Amourricho Van Axel Dongen, 2004, forward, Ajax rising star scouted also by Barca, Bayern, City and Dortmund. A bright future.

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29 Aug 2020 18:58:09
According to Angelo Mangiente, Chelsea will prioritise a move for Declan Rice after Kai Havertz deal is completed.

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1.) 29 Aug 2020 22:40:42
Was stated on here the immediate focus will be on sales so i wouldn't expect anything yet. He's exactly what we need at the back or in the pivot next to Kante so i really hope we can pull it off and given the situation West ham are in financially there's definitely a chance.

2.) 30 Aug 2020 11:32:02
be nice to see

4 2 3 1

Kante Rice

Havertz/ Mount fighting for the spot.




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03 Jan 2021 17:35:20
Players are ready and pumped to play but Lampard doesn’t seem to know what to do with them.

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1.) 03 Jan 2021 17:39:56
His out his depth, it’s so clear to see, top 4 is gone by new year, and there’s zero improvement or direction.

2.) 03 Jan 2021 17:39:58
I think someone has let the air out of the tyre obinna.

3.) 03 Jan 2021 17:43:13
What would you have done differently?

I mean, it's easy to say that it's FL's fault, but you can have all the best attackers and the best defenders in the world but an average midfield will be your Achilles heel every day of the week.

I just want to see 1 argument about the good side of Kanté and Kova. Everyone seems to be blind about that.

4.) 03 Jan 2021 17:44:35
ready to play and pumped? the players deserve just as much as frank is they've been flat lethargic and generally look unbothered.

5.) 03 Jan 2021 17:53:02
Very good post bluekaz and I agree completely.

6.) 03 Jan 2021 17:54:52
ash and any other fan that repeatedly questions kante when the issue is a clear lack of baalance and the fact he's asked to work 3 players jobs. what is it you excpect kante to do? genuinely? 60 minutes in he's made 5 tackles and 2 interceptions . mount and kova have made 2 between them

cant just blame him everytime we play badly becuase he doesn't singlehandedly win midfleid battles. he needs some support.

7.) 03 Jan 2021 18:04:02
I agree bluekaz. I'm not saying it's him alone, we truly don't have a proper midfield. It's not balanced as you have said it.



31 Dec 2020 10:39:28
Its looking like some decisions made at the club this season seem hasty: I think Ampadu should have stayed at the club this season and Tomori should have gone on loan.

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1.) 31 Dec 2020 11:23:37
I think Tomori rejected West Ham to stay and fight for his position. I don't know why he is the 5th choice.

I agree Ampadu should have stayed, but I guess he wouldn't gotten much game time to be honest, especially without us selling Jorgi.

{Ed002's Note - There are very good reasons he is not playing. Anyway, Fikayo Tomori (CB) just possible January loan - Newcastle and Leeds have spoken with Chelsea but Rennes is another possible destination. West Ham did not give the time commitments in the summer but have raised the issue again (but unlikely). If a buyer can be found that would suit all parties - and Rennes have the money to commit to a loan to buy in January.}

2.) 31 Dec 2020 11:34:42
I think Ampadu I was probably a mistake but Tomori as I understand was offered out on loan. So not the clubs mistake.

3.) 31 Dec 2020 12:25:42
Thanks Ed002, appreciate your insight. I also thought that perhaps there is something going on that he doesn't get much game time.

Thanks again.

4.) 31 Dec 2020 12:33:51
I don't get why we would be selling Tomori. As you say there are very good reasons that he's not playing. I accept that. However, I think he would be our 3rd best center back right now, if he played the same way he did last season. That's just my opinion though. :)

{Ed002's Note - But he isn’t playing last season.}



23 Dec 2020 17:18:43
Read some articles saying that Chelsea is likely to loan Billy Gilmour come the winter transfer window. I think it’s a bad idea. The kid should stay, I think he can do good job for us this season.

obinna 123

1.) 23 Dec 2020 17:40:12
Would like to share the source?

I don't think he'll go anywhere. Jorgi is much more likely to leave in Jan.

2.) 23 Dec 2020 17:46:14
He's desperate to be in the Scotland squad for the Euro's, which realistically could be his only opportunity to play in a major international tournament.

By all accounts (from Matt Law) Lampard recognises this and, if the right club can be identified, would support a loan so that Gilmour plays more mins and gives himself the maximum opportunity to be in the Scotland squad.

3.) 23 Dec 2020 18:24:31
Gilmour for me should be starting over Jorginho. If we can get a permanent buyer for Jorginho it would be good for both parties. Also gives us funds for Rice in the summer.

4.) 23 Dec 2020 19:32:48
I remember FL said a while back that Gilmour won't go on loan and I also think he should start ahead of Jorgi.

5.) 23 Dec 2020 19:51:22
He should go on loan. As an above post mentioned, it could be one of his only chances to play at a major tournament for Scotland. Jorgi is ahead of him at the moment in my opinion. If he gets a good loan and international experience then it would be better for him and us in the long run.

I also see a comment about signing Harland and Rice. If we get one player this January it has to be another winger. We can't keep playing Werner on the wing. Get a left winger in so he can play in the middle. I don't think it would be a hard sell, CHO and Pulisic both have bad injury records, so game time shouldn't be an issue. If we could tempt Neto away from Wolverhampton that would be excellent business, that lad is going to be a star. If Giroud leaves, we will either need a new CF or a winger. Makes sense to let Werner play his best position and go for the later.

6.) 23 Dec 2020 20:11:07
Avram I agree about Neto he’s got that horrible personality that you’d want playing for you’re club as well. But him coming in where does that leave CHO? I rate CHO but he’s not got enough game time this season as it is. Frank needs to play him on the wing before Werner or Havertz for me as he’s got that ability to beat 3-4 players and can control a ball with his first touch unlike Werner. If CHO did leave Neto would be my first choice to replace him because if frank doesn’t like CHO he may as well sell him because his treatment of him has been really unfair.

If it was Sarri Chelsea fans would have forced him out by now it’s double standards really.

7.) 23 Dec 2020 22:44:16
Yes I agree. CHO could absolutely do the job, he just needs to stay fit!

8.) 24 Dec 2020 04:12:38
CHO has been injured, broke C.V. rules, and has been accused of r***. He’s been given as many minutes as possible imo.

9.) 24 Dec 2020 11:25:57
Give it a rest Fuser. He was not guilty of rape for a start and every youngster deserves a second chance. A natural winger is what we need right now.

10.) 24 Dec 2020 12:28:12
I think getting arrested for it might have impacted his ability to fully focus on football though. Maybe that's the point being made.

11.) 24 Dec 2020 19:34:32
Exactly J. When he’s in the headlines for something like that you don’t put him under further scrutiny by playing him. And graham I never said he was guilty or shouldn’t be given a second chance, was simply pointing out the very obvious reasons why he hasn’t played. If anyone should give it a rest perhaps it’s you and your love affair with Rice. No real need to comment at least twice on every post saying you want him 😂.

12.) 24 Dec 2020 19:59:51
I hope CHO doesn’t waist his career but I do have concerns.



14 Dec 2020 15:32:51
Honestly, I don't understand the Kai Havertz's blame- yes there were few fauIty passes from him here and there (unlike him) but even the substitute that came on for him was worse. I think Mason Mount and Kovacic didn’t adapt well to the game and should be blamed more. I feel the problem the team had against Everton was getting the ball from the defense/ defensive midfield to Werner and Giroud. Kante got a lot of the ball but between Kante and the strikers- there was no link (which is where Kovacic and Mason Mount comes to play) . Thumbs up to the Everton midfielders and entire Everton team (besides Iwobi), they didn't come to play but came to block and luckily came a penalty from nowhere.

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1.) 14 Dec 2020 22:36:11
I think that in general the game somewhat proved a “perfect storm” of sorts for our ineffectiveness. They played four cb’s and sat in a deep narrow block. Them sitting deep prevented Werner from having space to run into. Having four cb’s helped limit the effectiveness of giroud’s aerial abilities. In an ideal world you would attack this setup with wide players getting around the defense and opening it up but all 3 of our wingers were injured. Them getting an early goal out of nothing allowed them to stick to their game plan for the entirety of the game. Just one of those days.

2.) 14 Dec 2020 22:45:56
I agree 100% with your post. I think you nailed it with your analysis. Barring Kante there was no link to the attackers from Mount or Kovacic who struggled to do something creative. These are the games where the magic of Fabregas was exceptional.

3.) 15 Dec 2020 06:01:18
It’s very important that a team knows how to intentionally counter attack in modern day football, cos in games like this (Everton game), the opponent could be opened up easily if you intentionally allow them some time on the ball and hit them on break. Well I can only say that we are a team in progress. Well done to our players.

4.) 15 Dec 2020 12:00:50
we coul also have switched to a three at the back allowing James and Chilwell to become our wingers.



17 Nov 2020 21:19:15
And Kovacic resurrects; two goals against Portugal. Thumbs up to him.

obinna 123

1.) 18 Nov 2020 08:44:05
Pretty sure that equals the amount of goals he's scored for us 😂 don't know how he doesn't get more goals tbh.




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07 Jan 2021 12:35:34
Chelsea doesn’t want him. Suddenly they are linked to Chelsea whenever they are in need of a mouth watering contract.

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05 Jan 2021 13:17:22
I for one think that Eric Ten Haag is way above Lampard as a manager.

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05 Jan 2021 11:12:30
Any of Eric Ten Haag or Hassenhuttl is my ideal candidate.

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28 Dec 2020 15:00:16
Both Werner and Havertz will be top players there’s no doubt about that (that’s besides the point that Werner is still our top scorer in all competitions despite all the misses) . Chelsea fans will always love Diego Costa but I am guessing he burnt too many bridges and could be cup tied for our Champions league campaign.

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07 Dec 2020 06:59:59
If the Alaba rumours are true, for me, I think he’s the best shout. He’s 28 years which isn’t bad.

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16 Jan 2021 09:36:50
I gladly give a limb to see Eden Hazard again in Chelsea colours. He’s my best Chelsea player of all time and my prayers are with him to keep succeeding in all his endeavours (whether at Chelsea or anywhere else) . I love him so much even though he doesn’t know me, I wish I can get the opportunity to just touch him one day.

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05 Jan 2021 13:18:09
Besides Hassenhuttl being extremely similar to Jurgen Klopp (whom for me is the best manager in the world in the world) . Eric Ten Haag and Hassenhuttl’s tactics, high pressing, quick passing/ transition and counter attacking football can be second to none in the EPL (qualities that are lacking in our team) . And these are all qualities that will bring out the best in the quick players that we have got at the moment.
With the club looking to be bring in a few players to stabilise the defence and midfield, I see Hassenhuttl or Eric Ten Haag thriving at Chelsea if given the opportunity (should Chelsea decide to sack Lampard) .

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29 Dec 2020 09:11:08
I am concerned that we are so predictable. Does every goal have to come from the wings. Our creativity in the middle is quite poor.

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28 Dec 2020 20:22:43
I prefer HASSENHUTL of Southampton.

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28 Dec 2020 20:29:25
If we are a serious team Mason Mount wouldn’t be starting every game.

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