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22 May 2018 21:42:55
Read on the news about Roman Abramovich might get his visa rejected by the UK government, will that have any impact on Chelsea and him being able to own the club?

Believable0 0Unbelievable

22 May 2018 22:06:27
It's quickly been established that his visa is legit.

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21 May 2018 12:09:00
Sometime ago I posted that Conte was 75% likely to stay. This came from the same source who told me Conte would see out this season at Chelsea.
Last week I asked a question about a pre FA cup board meeting and if this was a usual practice. I guess that question was impossible to answer.
This morning I got a call from the usual source and was told if now looks as if Conte's contract will be terminated.
Strange how things change so quickly in football and it makes me realise how difficult a task the Ed's have!

Believable11 10Unbelievable

22 May 2018 21:50:32
TomB, given that your the man with all the info, can you tell us who Chelsea are after in terms of their managerial position. Surely you ain't Ed2 in disguise right lol?

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22 May 2018 22:20:34
I’m certainly not Ed in disguise.
I do know a fairly senior person at the club reasonably well and I have asked him about certain ongoings.
He did tell me that Conte would be seeing out the season and he also recently told me that it was very likely Conte would be our manager next season. Within about two weeks that changed to goodbye Conte.
I did ask him about any preferred candidates and he told me something along the following lines.
“The situation is changing by the hour and he is not sure who the manager will be”
Basically Shak, he hasn’t got a scooby doo.
I want Conte to stay so I’ve had a small bet on him to be our manager next season.
If it’s not Conte, I have a sneaky feeling it’s going to be an old player of ours and the current Fulham manager.
I can’t see it being Sarri for the reasons already given on this site and if it’s Poch I will be gutted.

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22 May 2018 23:49:38
Appreciate your reply TomB, thanks.

I just have a feeling that it MIGHT be Sarri. I say that because apparently he has allegedly rejected the approach from Zenit and Napoli have pretty much agreed a deal with Carlo and so it leave she him free potentially. It just makes me think that he might waiting for something to happen with Chelsea and I know Chelsea have approached him about the job previously! However, my guess could be totally wrong and if it is then it is due to the reasons explained here.

Jokanovic seems a decent shout but I think he would be a risky choice and the club probably won't go ahead. But I do agree, Chelsea board seem to be mulling their brains over this one And with all the names mentioned it is obvious that they haven't made a choice yet.

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21 May 2018 00:43:03
Eden Hazard has been the utmost professional for Chelsea and whilst people on here have painted him as the culprit of undermining managers, there has been zero proof this has been the case.

Contrastingly, Willian, who people said was better than hazard a couple months ago, has now in an interview laughed at his relationship with Conte and also put trophies emojis over him to block him out of the fa cup win. Talk about petty, Willian and Diego costa have now both done it.

Embarrassing for Willian, should be sold.

Believable7 1Unbelievable

21 May 2018 07:53:50
Willian has embarrassed himself, and is only trying to get his move to united to play under Jose, id sell him but not to United,

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21 May 2018 11:14:46
Not me, I'm a diehard lover of Eden Hazard any day, anytime, anywhere I love everything about him and everything he does (Sometimes I even see him in my dreams) .
Willian very good but I have my reservations about him. If the club wants to sell Willian and Pedro- to bring in Leon Bailey and N. Fekir, I will be very happy. Hazard for me untouchable (absolutely) . Whoever says that Willian is better than Hazard watches football upside down.

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21 May 2018 16:46:35
the posts were really embarrassing at the time. Willian outperforms hazard for a month and suddenly hazard is ‘never world class, Willian is better ect’

People need to understand systems make players, were seeing Salah thrive in a Liverpool system. He was good at Roma, but at Liverpool it suits him to a t. He’s not made massive strides this year, he’s still the same player, he’s just in a system where he’s world class.

I still strongly believe, you put hazard in an attacking side with a Sandro or Marcelo behind him, you have one of the best players in world football. 100%.

All opinions of course, hopefully I don’t get called ‘the worst type of bias fan’ again lol.

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20 May 2018 14:26:28
I’m not sure about you guys but the more I think about what some players are saying about defensive football but also needing better players I can’t help but wonder if Conte has said to them, “we are playing the way we are because we don’t have the personnel to match top teams with attacking football” if that is the case, I think he has a point.

I’ve been seeing fans in a lot of places saying we play boring football and have done since the days of Carlo or whatever, but I genuinely thought we were a joy to watch last year.

This year our midfield’s deficiency has meant we have needed an extra body in there to prevent us from being overrun repeatedly, and has meant we have had to change the style of play to be a bit more conservative, but I would not be surprised personally if Conte did stay, we signed a few key players and the football becomes much more like last season to the one just gone again. Watch me proven wrong in 10 minutes when Conte is sacked now haha.

Believable2 3Unbelievable

20 May 2018 15:16:53
Rowey, if Conte did say anything like that to the players, he might of well have said 'We have to play this way cos you lot are crap'! So, no, I don't think he said that. Also, this is basically the same team minus 2 who romped away with the League last season.

Also, you say that our midfield is deficient but we have the best midfielder in the country in Kante.

Conte's whole history as player and manager is one of defensive football; he played and managed at Juve, with Italy, and now at Chels in exactly the same way. He doesn't know how to attack. And that's the reason that he must go.

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20 May 2018 17:12:44
He said something along the lines of 'the only way CHelsea could have won the FA Cup was by playing defensive because he doesn't have the players otherwise'

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20 May 2018 17:38:29
For me Conte must go, I tend to agree with most of your views on him Miss Darren Wood.

I Can't bare to watch the same defensive dross next year, it's hard to watch. Fair enough we won the FA Cup, but that sort of tactics in this day and age isn't ideal. We have the players to be more expressive regardless of what Conte says that he doesn't have the personnel.

It's clear he has lost the dressing room. Cahill, Fabregas and Hazard said nothing positive lamenting his defensive tactics at the end of the triumph. Willian crossed him out from a picture. Rudiger said the same a month or two ago after the West Ham draw and got dropped. David Luiz experienced the same and has never returned.

A manager is important but unless you buy a defensive players then under Conte they will be unhappy. For me you can replace a defensive coach, but it's harder to replace top players.

Lol who do you replace Conte or a gang of players like Hazard, Tibo, Fabregas, Willian, Luiz, Cahill, Rudiger etc. We let go of Costa because of his issues with Conte and we still ain't replaced him. I wonder what Drinkwater, Barkley, Batshuayi, Emerson etc think of Conte. Have they been given a fair chance? Baka was a different player at Monaco last year, how do we know That Conte's tactics are not suited to him. He was a beast last year in an attacking team. However Conte wants him to be more defence.

Conte out!

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20 May 2018 20:30:45
Punting aside posters views on our so called present style of football, for me it’s about a manager being able to manage.
All players who aren’t picked should be angry. We have players like Willian, Cahil, Pedro and Cesc who have reached an age when they want/ demand to play.
If they want to leave then as far as I’m concerned, so be it. I will be happy to give Kennedy, Hudson Odoi, Mount, RLC and others being given a chance.

We have made some strange signings this season but Conte managed to win a Premiership after we finished mid table. This season we haven’t played well but still managed to win another pot under his management.
So, for me I would rake a period of manergerial stability rather than continued so called player power!

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20 May 2018 21:01:23
We need stability a manager that gets told he’s got time to intergrate the youth loan players and build for the future we have quite a few 30+ players that need moving on for some younger players.

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20 May 2018 21:15:59
Watching Chelsea player of the year awards my word we have some brilliant young players we have got to start using these lads the club really needs stability a manager that’s gunna utilise these boys because we could really have the class of the 90’s like United.

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20 May 2018 21:36:07
I agree and have done for a long time I think I was the first to say it here well before Xmas and got dogs abuse for it
Conte has to go why
Substitutions weird
Not willing to adapt to lesser teams
Negativity to board
Negativity to transfers
Negativity to players falling out with loads of them
Way he treated Costa if true plus luiz
Enough said.

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20 May 2018 22:20:55
I’ve said I believe Conte should stay and we should look to stability in our management and got slaughtered by some on this site.
I also said Conte would see out this season and got slaughtered.
I was convicted he would be our manager next season but a recent event has given me some doubts.
If Conte is to staying and I still hope he is, then he and the club have to sort out his contractual term asap.

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20 May 2018 23:52:08
I completely forget, his substitutions alone are completely crazy. Amount of games we are trailing and he doesn't use a substitution until 75th minute or so. Even yesterday, we are winning 1-0, players like Fabregas and Giroud were shattered. He doesn't put on any fresh legs and when he does he takes off out best player Eden Hazard. If Man Utd had scored in stoppage time then we practically would have have lost in extra time based on that substitution alone. Yesterday's whole game plan was based on a long ball for a Giroud to flick and hazard to dribble as much as he can and wait for reinforcements.

Tom B, I appreciate your comments regarding stability, however Conte ain't the man for it mate. To much negativety around the man.

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21 May 2018 06:29:17
I agree with some I think Cnte has to go. But I also feel he is working with what he’s got. If the likes of pedro, willian, Beyoncé, drinkwater and others were playing well then yes they should have being played. But pedro in particular is just running around like a headless chicken. Bartley and drinkwater are just a Yard too slow, no pace. We all know willian on his day is a world beater but he doesn’t have regular days like that.
I don’t think at the moment we have the players to go head to head with teams. As for the long ball to Gironde. He’s the first striker we have had in a long time who can challenge for a header.
All in all it’s not been a great season but there will be a lot of comings and goings in the summer let’s see what next season brings.

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21 May 2018 12:29:30
Love the idea of Beyonce playing for us ;)

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22 May 2018 11:41:11
We bemoan the make-up of our midfield, but to read between the lines and make a good guess, it would appear that Luiz has been ignored due to a spat with Conte. I agree that the manager is THE boss, but to ignore a player (who could have slotted in next to Kante, is better that Cesc for defensive duties and is just as capable of playing defence-splitting long balls) just because of personal differences, seems to be a total and childish waste of an available talent.

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19 May 2018 16:24:22
Anyone know why Christensen isn't in the squad?

Believable0 0Unbelievable

19 May 2018 16:57:57
He has a back injury.

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19 May 2018 17:12:37
Thankyou for the reply mate I take it Emerson is injured as well.

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19 May 2018 23:07:35
How would we mate.

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18 May 2018 11:46:56
Could any of you Eds perhaps shed a light on what happened Wednesday night in regards to Chelsea's managerial situation? Would be highly appreciated!

{Ed001's Note - no sorry, I don't know.}

Believable0 0Unbelievable

18 May 2018 16:04:00
Fair, one cannot know everything ;)

{Ed001's Note - sadly no. I wish I could though!}

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18 May 2018 20:03:47
Apparently it could seriously be Poch to Chelsea. I'd be very surprised and confused though.

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19 May 2018 09:59:29
Where did you hear the from Jackson?

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19 May 2018 19:11:55
Apparently some guy claims it on twitter. Probably not true, but it's strange that it's even being touted as a possibility.

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16 May 2018 21:56:59
Oh god the Luis Enrique rumours are back gathering pace, poc not a realistic option and sari given pay rise etc, please eds tel me there's another option.,

Believable1 0Unbelievable

16 May 2018 22:59:26
Jardim is the best realistic option in my opinion. Need to stay away from Enrique I think.

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17 May 2018 00:29:20

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17 May 2018 08:48:42
Back Conte in the market 8D.

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17 May 2018 19:54:26
I really like him, just don't like his style of play.

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18 May 2018 07:44:17
I’d rsther conte stayed over Enrique coming, which says a lot.

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16 May 2018 12:18:52
Chelsea have kept an eye on the Brugge midfielder Marvelous Nakamba.

Believable0 0Unbelievable

16 May 2018 13:28:04
I'd sign him just for his name!

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16 May 2018 18:53:50
Was he with Vitesse Arhem at some point?

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16 May 2018 19:23:06
He was at Vitesse and in France at some point but never played at the level that would attract our interest surely. There again we did sign Baba Rahman so who knows?

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16 May 2018 20:34:22
had him in one of my FM saves as vitesse. picked him for his name obviously.

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15 May 2018 13:02:58
I have been reading that we are interested and have been talking to Poch on the Spurs page.
It seems more likely that its a ploy to get more investment in players from Poch and his team but I would be interested in your opinion.
If not him have you any idea who might get the job?
Many thanks.

{Ed001's Note - I don't know about any relation to Chelsea or not, sorry, but Poch is considering his future there at Spurs and has been most of the season. He believe he has missed his chance to win the title there unless he is backed by plenty of money. I know he is also looking round for better offers. It is partially a ploy, as in if he gets money he will stay, but it is highly unlikely he will get the backing he seeks and he is preparing for that eventuality.}

Believable0 1Unbelievable

15 May 2018 13:27:54
Many thanks for the info Ed 001.Hard to see where he might go where more money and a better squad are on offer currently.
I know the talk was that Real might look to him at some point but do you think that is still a realistic option?

{Ed001's Note - not right now it's not. However that might change if Madrid lose the Champs League final. Other than that, it is difficult to see many options available to him to be perfectly honest.}

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15 May 2018 18:51:13
Pochettino is kind of manager that one prays Novena mass to get. I would absolutely love him at Chelsea.

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15 May 2018 19:17:35
I must tell my missus obinna she does novena every Thursday.

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15 May 2018 19:34:04
Sorry if I offended you. It was just a figurative expression. Really sorry please.

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15 May 2018 22:02:29
No I'm sorry
I meant I would get her to pray at novena so we get pochetino.

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15 May 2018 22:18:46
Hahaha. Yea he's really a good coach. I think he can win trophies with Chelsea; and rebrand our football for the better.

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14 May 2018 22:11:56
Conte has lost the Passion to Organised and Lead the current squad, English football is soo dynamic you cannot repeat the same strategies all year long to succeed, that's where the quick thinkers come in . the likes of Klopps and Peps and The Special One .

For me ZIDANE should be the one we aim for, and that will mean Hazard stays 100% . Build a team around Hazard and the Youth . next 2 3 years till the New stadium is completed . Then Maybe a last fling with the Special One . Third Coming will definitely not be a Mistake.

Believable1 8Unbelievable

15 May 2018 07:04:55
Poch and Sarri getting linked more today I’d take either of them before Allegri or Enrique if Conte left.

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15 May 2018 08:24:43
I've always wanted Sarri. However, if we can get poch then why not?

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15 May 2018 11:16:59
Appointing a manager just to keep a single player is the most ridiculous thing I've ever read.

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15 May 2018 12:55:04
I agree RyRy but the club in my opinion have done ridiculous things in the past.
We still haven’t hired a director of football. Assuming we are going down that route again!
Also, if all the rumours about Conte are true, then maybe any replacement manager will already have a relationship with a director of football. Killing/ hiring two birds with one stone.

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