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27 Jul 2018 14:46:33
Wonder if any of the Ed’s can throw any light on what’s happening re Rugani. It appeared ten days or more ago that it was a done deal, we seemed to have stuttered to a halt, not only on that but others a striker and keeper.
Trouble is we end up in a scenario that we are familiar with that we get to last week or two of the window, teams think your desperate and ask stupidly inflated price. Then we end with nobody, or more squad players.


{Ed001's Note - as far as I am concerned it is still likely to happen.}

1.) 27 Jul 2018 15:17:35
Thanks for that, I think as time marches on we are getting a bit twitchy.

2.) 27 Jul 2018 23:16:45
according to that Alfred Pedulla fella on Twitter we are having our 400th summit tomorrow with Juve to finalise it 😂😂.

3.) 27 Jul 2018 23:25:28
That guy loves the word summit. Someone needs to take it away from him. Honestly, if his all the reports are true then tomorrow should be the 400th meeting about Rugani lol. Surely Marina by now probably knows everything about him.

4.) 28 Jul 2018 00:09:37
Ed1 what is is the latest with Rugani? Have Chelsea made and improved offer?

{Ed001's Note - no change mate, Chelsea have been busy in talks with Inter over Vecino.}

5.) 28 Jul 2018 08:14:48
Scoop! Thanks Ed001, this is why many of us use this site. Great! No one saw this coming. Vecino? I am sure the press doesn't know about this yet. Good one mate, thanks.

{Ed001's Note - actually it was Ed002 who passed it on to me.}

6.) 28 Jul 2018 08:16:41
Morning ed, im guessing that with Vecino being looked at that this could mean either Bakayoko or Drinkwater will be leaving the club soon?

{Ed001's Note - Drinkwater is available, Chelsea have been looking to offload him almost since he arrived.}

7.) 28 Jul 2018 08:25:10
Cheers for the info eds!
I would be quite excited if we signed him. Very underrated player.
Quick feet for a big lad, very direct when bringing the ball out of midfield, great passer and breaks up opposition attacks well. He reminds me of a more mobile and skillful version of Nemanja Matic.
A close friend of mine is from Milan and his family are huge Inter fans and he speaks very highly of Vecino.

8.) 28 Jul 2018 08:36:19
I think he played under Sarri at Empoli.

9.) 28 Jul 2018 08:53:17
Thanks for the info Ed001 what sort of player is he and who’s he a replacement for thankyou for all the info.

{Ed001's Note - not seen him play sorry. He is for central midfield though.}

10.) 28 Jul 2018 09:01:47
Must admit I'd never heard of him until today but reading comments makes me a little excited. Sarri seems to know what he wants and is targeting players he trusts. Thanks for the info on Vecino Super Frank. Have you seen a fair amount of him then? Would love to know more.

11.) 28 Jul 2018 09:11:23
By no means am I a Italian football expert but I try and watch as many Juve, Napoli and Inter matches as I can.
Vecino isn't a stand-out player by any means but he does a very good and important job for Inter when he's playing. Breaks up opposition attacks and brings the ball out of midfield . Has always looked very assured and comfortable on the ball to me.
As I said he reminds me very much of Namaja Matic but with a lot more mobile and more direct aspect to his game.
As a replacement for either Drinkwater or Bakayoko in the squad and depending on price, I believe it could be a very clever piece of business.

12.) 28 Jul 2018 09:18:09
Ed1 what is the situation with the Rugani transfer mate, it seems to be dragging out, any idea? The media are pretty much recycling old news. It has all the hallmarks of the Alex Sandro transfer from last year where we wasted the whole window chasing. Hope this doesn't happen again.

{Ed001's Note - nothing is happening right now as Chelsea are busy dealing with Inter.}

13.) 28 Jul 2018 09:19:59
Vecino and Zappacosta have the same agent- Alessandro Lucci. One would think that a swap deal could be on the cards (that is if Sarri would be willing to let Zappacosta leave) cos InterMilan are interested in Zappacosta.

14.) 28 Jul 2018 09:47:42
Haven't been posting for a while. hope everyone is well posters and eds?!

I'm generally excited to our new look and style of football we hope to play.
We (hope the club are too) need to be very patience with Sarri, as it's a big change in style and type of manager.
from what I understand and have read on Sarri he is more of a coach then a manager, he is happy to work with what he has got and looks to improve and get the best out of players. Which if I'm not mistaken what the Chelsea board love and wanted for a while now.

Can't wait see 433 again, we thrived under that in 2004/ 05.

Just need to get two wingers with pace and very direct which are hard to find now.

Midfield 3 of KANTE JORGINHO Vecino would be amazing with RLC and Barkley fighting for spots.

I don't mind if we sell Fab, love the guy but is very slow now for the prem.

I'd love to see BAILEY added to the team!

15.) 28 Jul 2018 09:54:20
Oh this sucks. Vecino is no more than decent. Spending money on him would make for a new Drinkwater scenario.

Talk about an uninspiring target.

16.) 28 Jul 2018 10:02:59
I think you might be underselling Vecino just abit there Jackson. If we were to manage to offload Drinkwater or Bakayoko he definitely would be a huge upgrade on either of the two.

17.) 28 Jul 2018 10:18:09
Is there any interest in Drinkwater or Bakayoko Ed? I appreciate the club may want to recoup most of the money they spent last season but surely that's unlikely as we got fully mugged off by Leicester and Monaco. I'd like a loan for Bakayoko as I'm still hoping he'll learn how to play football again.

{Ed001's Note - I don't know about Bakayoko, but last I heard of Drinkwater is that they were struggling to offload him. I know Roy Hodgson wanted him at Palace, but I don't know if they have the money for him.}

18.) 28 Jul 2018 10:33:43
Yeah I can see why we're struggling, he probably got a huge payrise joining us so doubt many clubs would be willing to match his wages. I've heard Palace are close to signing Kouyate from WHU but they're even struggling to pay for him so not sure how possible it is. Ah well! Thanks for the info mate.

{Ed001's Note - I think West Ham have held that move back until they get a replacement in as they are also close to selling Obiang.}

19.) 28 Jul 2018 10:43:35
Would the deal for Vecino mean that Zappacosta would perhaps go to Inter?

{Ed001's Note - I don't know sorry, but it is certainly a possibility.}

20.) 28 Jul 2018 13:27:04
You guys are great Ed001 and Ed002. Thanks to both of you.



26 Jan 2018 20:45:14
Hi Ed’s

I am a after a bit of info. We were linked with a double deal with Roma for dzeko and Palmiere. Now it appears the dzeko deal looks dead, but since that came out there has been no talk of Palmiere. I thought he was keen and that the hold up was dzeko.
Can you throw any light on the matter.
Thanks in anticipation.


{Ed001's Note - as far as I am aware that deal will go through, probably during the week. I think it is just medical and dotting i's and crossing t's.}

1.) 26 Jan 2018 21:49:53
Thanks for info much appreciated.

{Ed001's Note - welcome.}

2.) 27 Jan 2018 00:39:09
Ed1 any idea why it takes Chelsea a lot longer than other clubs to close out a deal? Is it case where our club tries to negotiate the lowest fee possible. Or are there other reasons.

{Ed001's Note - it doesn't. Some deals are just harder to work out details on than others. It took Liverpool about 5 months to sign van Dijk!}

3.) 27 Jan 2018 13:30:25
Yeah Ed001, thanks for the info- you are lovely.
Dzeko's agent just confirmed that the deal will go through, "He has one foot in London"

{Ed001's Note - welcome mate.}

4.) 27 Jan 2018 18:38:53
what's gets me why are spending 20mill odd on a left that hasn't played for various of reasons and injurys and not spending the money of the potential on Sessongon Fulhams left back who has just scored his 11th goal today.

5.) 27 Jan 2018 20:28:35
Or why not use Rahman as back up and reevaluate the situation in the summer.



20 Jan 2015 21:43:09
Well satisfied with a draw as we set up not to lose.
However I am assuming it was Moses scored the equalizer as the defence opened up straight down the middle like the Red Sea. This is not the first time this season that has happened and its a bit worrying.
By the way do you know if Niall Quinn has sent us hate mail as well as slating us all the way through the commentary. I had to turn the sound off as I found his totally anti chelsea voice irritating.
Thought we weren't great but did a job.


1.) Anfield has got its atmosphere, playing in the semi is not same as playing in the league. Although there were lot of individual mistakes. I don't know while Cahil and John Terry likes running parallel with an attackers. Cahill has got lots of defensive mistakes since December and should have blocked the shoot or what is the need for running if you can't make an attacker to lose his balance or block his shot? Sterling will still try his luck and run at our defense at Stamford bridge. As post man never ring twice, hope our DM will keep him quiet.

2.) 21 Jan 2015 09:45:54
I totally agree about the commentary - I actually thought during the game that the the commentator must be a Liverpool fan. Maybe worth a complaint to Sky.

3.) 21 Jan 2015 21:53:04
It was so incredibly biased. Everytime the was a foul against us etc, he was saying that we were cheating/diving or it was a soft decision blah blah blah. Was beyond annoying.



25 Jun 2014 19:35:56
Hi ed
Just seen lavezzi again, he is exceptional and wouldn't be expensive in the overall scheme of things, maybe 12 million. I know he is 29 but if we get 2-3 years that would be great.
Is there serious interest or just another name touted about.
Thanks in anticipation


{Ed002's Note - I have explained that there is interest.}

1.) 25 Jun 2014 22:26:58
I know lavezzi is a great player, but surely with hazard, schurrle, Willian and salah we don need a winger. I'd rather these younger players get a chance ten loseing one of them. We need to concentrate on a left back, and another central mid, and a couple of strikers.

2.) Lavezzi can also play striker, and I like his guile, in contrast to Costa warhorse style. But would hope we would also have looked at Sanchez, now linked be some newspapers to LFC and would be frightening if playing alongside Suarez (specially if Suarez taught Sanchez how to sing his teeth into defenders!)

3.) VBS, I wouldn't worry bout Sanchez lining up next to Suarez. Sanchez would only be heading to Pool as a replacement for Suarez if at all.



06 Apr 2014 10:36:28
Hi ed

Lots of speculation about hazard and psg. It also appears he is making hints he may wish to go. My question is do you think that there may be a deal to be done with cavani coming in. If so I assume it would be straight exchange or us receiving plus cavani.
My personal view is I don't want to lose him, but it is no good keeping players who want to leave. If it does happen then make them pay.


{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what you are talking about, sorry.}

1.) I mean how strong is this story or is it just paper talk

{Ed002's Note - I really have no idea what you are talking about. And "strong"?}

2.) This is the exact reason I put the question to Ed002, not one week ago. Seems like its always going to be an uphill battle on this ppage.

3.) Eds already said it was a tongue and cheek comment he made and let's be honest he wants to be one of the best as it stands he is with the best coach in the world in the best league in the world on good money on the other hand players will always come and go were a team to offer a ridiculous sum of money the club would obviously consider it football is not only a sport but a business I personally thing he will be at Chelsea a couple more season possibly more then may head off to real madrid I can't see him leaving this year unless a record bid was made.

4.) We wouldn't sell him end of.




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08 Dec 2018 19:48:11
Always admit when your wrong is my motto. So Willian an apology from me, because second half you were the player we bought. Well done.
Chelsea best team performance of season.
Onwards and upwards.


1.) 08 Dec 2018 20:00:55
Credit to Sarri for tactical change. Brilliant. Simply Brilliant. Now he knows that you need to adapt to stay alive in BPL. PeP did say he is one of the Best to play against so maybe now he will show the rest that Chelsea has a top manager. Proud of our boys. Would have been perfect if we won the game against Wolfs aswell but the ball is round. KTBFFH.

2.) 08 Dec 2018 20:23:07
Truly there was a change in the tactics. The team played like a 4-5-1 formation each time Mancity was on the ball and the wing defenders did well today. Good game.



08 Dec 2018 18:14:56
We know alonso has no pace but what’s Willian’s excuse, useless. Just as we say that ngolo scores.




15 Nov 2018 20:51:52
I watched the England under 21s earlier. Very impressed with jay Desilva, Tomori and Abraham. All looked really good.
Just wonder how long before they are given a shot at CFC. Especially Desilva and Tomori.


1.) 16 Nov 2018 12:24:45
I would have thought that Tammy Abraham would meet our most immediate needs.

2.) 16 Nov 2018 12:27:26
Not long if the news of illegal payments is proven!



11 Nov 2018 16:08:05
Note to manager
Teach Morata offside law. He’s as bad as loic remy.


1.) 11 Nov 2018 20:35:03
And teach him to: stay on his feet; stop rolling around like a big baby; move to the front post when crosses come in; any movement at all would be preferable to standing still. The biggest blow today is that Morata wasn't sent off - we could do with 3 games not seeing him.

2.) 11 Nov 2018 23:29:43
Positive as always MDW :)



07 Aug 2018 20:47:05
Well 36 mins in and some things blatantly obvious.
Bakayoko just not good enough. Drinkwater trying hard but no more than a squad player.
Zappa cannot defend no awareness who’s around him. RLC same old same old good and has ability just not involved enough.
Rest doing ok. Abraham can’t only do something if they give him the bal.
We are just not moving it quick enough.


1.) 07 Aug 2018 21:10:52
My focus has been on Bayakoko who I slated last year and the poor guy is either thinking about the loan move or is just not cut out to play football, terrible. Loftus-Cheek, a player with everything but just cannot stop ambling around, wasted talent. Overall the others are doing OK and we may have a nice little GK up our sleeve with Bulka.




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06 Dec 2018 06:19:36
I agree with a lot of above, Willian was shocking should have had at least 1 if not 2 goals. Morata is totally ineffective. Defensively thought Christianson was poor, he just not assert himself. Personally don’t agree on alonso. As for RLC I thought again his work rate was poor and he was dead on his feet. Generally a poor performance. We don’t seem to have an identity, we have gone to side to side then pop one over the top. We are not getting the ball wide.




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30 Nov 2018 18:12:58
I think people are forgetting we were playing a poor time and most of game 10 men. So you cannot judge on this. I don’t disagree on Gironde. I like Emerson but defensively he is poor. Odious is good bu
T if we just throw him in it could destroy him. As for long running RLC debate he’s good going forward but poor in defence. He just not work hard enough.
I can’t believe nobody has made a big thing of how poor Willian was again. He should not be starting ahead of pedro.




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12 Nov 2018 17:48:33
That is spot on, to be honest we are doing better than anticipated, if we can get rid of Lomé deadwood and get a couple in the jan window. Then see where we end up. We are defending better but I’m sure we can do better still. If the truth be known if not for piCKford we would have won easily yesterday. However in the past we would of lost those sort of games. Leo onwards and upwards.
Only slight disagreement is I’m not sure how good Liverpool are, I think city are away again. Bu
T we could catch the scousers. If we did I wonder how patient they would be with Klopp then.




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13 Oct 2018 10:01:23
If the truth be known, I think we have had 3 years more out of Hazard than we thought. I thought he would go after Jose’s last season. He is desperate to win the ballon d’or and for a player of his ability that is is understandable. I think because the last ten winners played in Spain you can understand his thinking.
Wonder what would happen if he won it this year at CFC.
Might put a different twist on things, he clearly loves the club otherwise he would have gone ages ago. So if that’s all it is fingers crossed.




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05 Oct 2018 21:01:34
I read all the comments about Batshuayi and we should have kept him. Did none of you watch him the other night, he did nothing, but pass the ball backwards. I still think Tammy needs to get a bit more solid or else he will be bounced all over the place.
We need a striker, we need to sell zapa, Cahill and drinkwater to help fund it.





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09 Dec 2018 18:41:04
Re Fernandinho, he has taken the yaya you’re mantle, foul on foul never gets booked.




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01 Dec 2018 16:08:11
Same arguments, same subject, RLC. This has been going on 3 years possibly. IMO he is good going forward, but he is poor defensively and his work rate is and I’m being polite poor. He just does not work hard enough. We have one worthy free spirit in Hazard. We don’t have the luxury of having one in midfield. In defence is where both Barkley and Kovacic are in front of RLC. Which is why he won’t get a run in the team. This is not just the opinion of Sarri it was the 2=3 managers prior, they can’t all be wrong.
Everyone at CFC including me wants RLC to tep up. But I just don’t think it will happen and he will leave for a middle of the table team, if you hadn’t noticed the top teams aren’t queuing up for him.




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25 Nov 2018 13:45:24
Djblue, totally agree the only worry is this game highlighted issues that had been surfacing.
Luiz was at his contes second season worst. Lethargic and no urgency. We were exposed on both flanks. The only one who I thought did ok was Rudiger.
Also they have now learnthow to nullify Jorginho. In that case throw Kante into his holding role and move Jorginho further forward. The other two things apparent yesterday and other big games Willian goes missing, secondly morata may be back on goal trail, the amount of times he has been offside in last two games, I would say were a joke, but I don’t know about you I wasn’t laughing. When most of the time he’s looking along the line.




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12 Nov 2018 06:21:45
It wasn’t that bad a performance, Everton’s intention was to stop us playing. In the first half they succeeded but in second we had enough chances to win it. If we can stay in contention till jan window. Then bring in a striker then hopefully that will help. morata falling over and off side was rediculous. But we are in a better position than we hoped.




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07 Nov 2018 17:47:11
For me it’s Peter “ Nobby “ Houseman. He was a great player, so underrated.
Unfortunately taken too soon in a car crash.