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Favourite player: messi


Best team moment: Chelsea winning the Champions League


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18 Dec 2018 06:25:09
Hello Ed001 hope you are well.

What do you make of Nicolo Barella. and is there any interest from Chelsea for the player?

Thanks.

AfroBlue

{Ed001's Note - according to the club and at least one of his team-mates, yes there is interest from Chelsea. Naingollan was talking about it and how he thinks the lad is his successor for Inter, which would make sense. Cagliari have ruled out a sale in January and Barella himself has said his family are Inter fans and he would be keen to move there. He has also made it known he wants guaranteed first team football and talked of an interest in joining Liverpool, not so long ago, which sparked off rumours of him signing. I think he is just one of those players who is looking for a move and is touting himself, rather than he was especially interested in joining Liverpool or particularly interested in Inter. He does talk a little too much about other clubs for my liking, it feels disrespectful to Cagliari for me.

I have to be honest, I have not seen a lot of him playing, when I did see him there were some nice touches etc, but overall he was unimpressive. Like I said I haven't seen a lot and as the likes of Pirlo and Naingollan are saying he is top class and they have seen a lot of him, I would personally bow to their wisdom on this.}


1.) 18 Dec 2018 08:29:57
"some nice touches. " I'm of the same view especially when you look at his long range passing abilities. He's a young talent and could attain great heights of the likes of Pirlo, hopefully his glut liking of other clubs won't come in his way.

. and hopefully we snatch him.

Thanks Ed001.

{Ed001's Note - I think, to be fair to the lad, that he is being asked leading questions by journalists and so can hardly say "f off I wouldn't join that shower if they paid me a billion". But it still does not look good and he would be better off batting the questions away and just talking about Cagliari.}


2.) 18 Dec 2018 08:50:28
Just curious. is this usually the case with Hazard and Real Madrid?

{Ed001's Note - no mate, he is not being led in that respect, he is leading the conversation. It was the same thing as Lukaku kept doing while at Everton, when he spent his entire time talking up the prospect of a move. Hazard is just desperate to move to Madrid, though it is beyond me why he is so keen on them. They are a mess and his career is too short to be taking a chance that they will avoid the kind of decline Man Utd have suffered.}


3.) 18 Dec 2018 09:32:39
Ed do you mean according to chelsea or cagliari there's interest? And do you mean his italy teammates like jorginho maybe?

{Ed001's Note - Cagliari and I meant a team-mate at Cagliari. Sorry, that wasn't very clear I realise now.}


4.) 18 Dec 2018 09:42:27
Ed can i ask which teamate/ s,

{Ed001's Note - I don't know if I can say to be honest, without checking, I wouldn't want to get him into trouble.}


 

 

 

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My Verdict on Maurizio Sarri's First Season at Chelsea

18 May 2019 18:02:23
{Ed's Note - AfroBlue has posted a new article entitled, My Verdict on Maurizio Sarri's First Season at Chelsea

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09 May 2019 15:01:23
Tonight could be Eden Hazard's last ever game at Stamford Bridge. One of the greatest to ever wear the Chelsea kit. If it is the case, then it has been a pleasure to watch this man over the years.

AfroBlue

1.) 09 May 2019 15:24:13
Well we shall see if he gives the crowd a farewell. 1 of our all time greats.


2.) 09 May 2019 18:04:51
Hopefully we can win the game early (not writing anything off after last two days) then sub him off to a fantastic reception. Won’t be top tier as good as Lampard, JT or Drogba for me but he is by far the best Chelsea player I’ve enjoyed watching. He gets you off you’re seat.


 

 

22 Apr 2019 10:10:13
Hi Eds,

Pablo Sarabia of Sevilla, I understand Chelsea had an interest in him. What are your thoughts on him/ has the situation changed. Much appreciated.

AfroBlue

{Ed002's Note - Sarabia is a decent player who has found consistency.}


1.) 22 Apr 2019 10:49:06
Are we still interested in him?


2.) 22 Apr 2019 13:46:45
Ed what position is he being looked at for by chelsea?


3.) 22 Apr 2019 23:51:44
Guys Ed has said he's not going to give us information again. Please don't harass him for it. It will just make him more unlikely to contribute with anything.


 

 

05 Aug 2018 19:19:24
Hazard, Azpi, Jorginho, Kante are the only top players we have. We really are going to be in trouble if one of them picks up an injury this season (May God forbid) . Last seasons thrashing by Watford and Newcastle shall be the norm.

NB: I totally support Sarri. It's the board that has me a bit gutted.

AfroBlue

1.) 05 Aug 2018 20:25:10
I think Azpi is a quality defender. But I’m not sure if he’s a quality RB in a Sarri system. It will be interesting to see. His passing was poor today when he got pressured.


2.) 05 Aug 2018 22:05:15
You need to watch the way you speak about azpi king frank.


3.) 05 Aug 2018 22:47:47
KingFrank I made this your exact same point about Azpi not been optimal for that RB role anymore some weeks back. I prefer Moses for that RB role currently cos it might be easier for Moses to adapt to that position than Azpi. If Azpi is to play RB again, it will take him some time to adapt and be excellent at that role. You can see how difficult it is for Alonso to adapt again to LB role (from the left wing back position that he was used to) . My fear for Azpi is that he might not be optimal too- playing in a two man central defense, if the coach was to move him to centre back.


4.) 06 Aug 2018 08:09:40
Frank - been saying this for a few months now. As good as Azpi has been, his performances have dropped. He doesn’t look happy at right back. I love the bloke, but feel him and Alonso are there to be got at every game. Alonso is particular. He’s awful.


5.) 06 Aug 2018 13:04:28
I feel It is easier to convert an ageing (experienced) player from RB/ LB to CENTRE BACK than from CENTRE BACK to RB/ LB.
I also think that it's easier to convert a Wingback to a fullback than convert a centre back to a full back.
It's like water flowing uphill (very difficult) - trying to convert a Centre back to a wingback.

NB- The position of a WB > FB require players with relatively more mobility compared to a centre back; and mobility is one thing that reduces with age.
In conclusion, Moses and Zappacosta should be adapted to become our RB (right full backs) while Alonso and Emerson should be adapted to become our LB (left full backs) . Azpi will defend better than Moses or Zappacosta in the box, but he would slow us down when the fullbacks need to attack (or overlap) and if our full backs aren't overlapping, we can't say that we are attacking team.


6.) 07 Aug 2018 11:37:02
going loko down in bakayoko - Don't get your knickers in a twist, everyone's entitled to their own opinion.


 

 

22 Jul 2017 08:33:58
List of Non-Home Grown Players in the First Team
Thibaut Courtois
Eduardo
Willy Caballero
Marcos Alonso
Cesar Azpilicueta
David Luiz
Antonio Rudiger
Tiemoue Bakayoko
Eden Hazard
N'Golo Kanté
Nemanja Matic
Victor Moses
Pedro
Willian
Michy Batshuayi
Alvaro Morata.

AfroBlue

1.) 22 Jul 2017 09:04:49
I think Moses is a home grone.


2.) 22 Jul 2017 09:29:10
Victor Moses not a homegrown? I don't really understand all these obsession for homegrown and English players. I prefer merit to some quota system that breeds mediocrity.


3.) 22 Jul 2017 09:35:12
Yes, Moses is a homegrown player.


4.) 22 Jul 2017 10:58:33
Matic has about as much of a chance of being in the squad this season as I do.


5.) 22 Jul 2017 11:32:48
The club can register only 17 non home grown players. No home grown players no depth in the squad.


 

 

 

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18 Dec 2018 08:50:28
Just curious. is this usually the case with Hazard and Real Madrid?

AfroBlue

{Ed001's Note - no mate, he is not being led in that respect, he is leading the conversation. It was the same thing as Lukaku kept doing while at Everton, when he spent his entire time talking up the prospect of a move. Hazard is just desperate to move to Madrid, though it is beyond me why he is so keen on them. They are a mess and his career is too short to be taking a chance that they will avoid the kind of decline Man Utd have suffered.}


 

 

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18 Dec 2018 08:29:57
"some nice touches. " I'm of the same view especially when you look at his long range passing abilities. He's a young talent and could attain great heights of the likes of Pirlo, hopefully his glut liking of other clubs won't come in his way.

. and hopefully we snatch him.

Thanks Ed001.

AfroBlue

{Ed001's Note - I think, to be fair to the lad, that he is being asked leading questions by journalists and so can hardly say "f off I wouldn't join that shower if they paid me a billion". But it still does not look good and he would be better off batting the questions away and just talking about Cagliari.}


 

 

 

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26 Apr 2019 15:30:03
Guendouzi?! Why?

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22 Apr 2019 10:49:06
Are we still interested in him?

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25 Jun 2017 13:24:55
Yes, by all means let's get Sandro, but we would be out of our mind to include Azpi in that deal. After all the hard work, consistency and dedication Dave has shown, he should be among the players in the NOT FOR SALE list.

Anyway, thanks God its rubbish.

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18 Jun 2017 21:11:39
That's good news to me. but I wouldn't wish to see Courtois leave.

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17 Jun 2017 11:02:53
Bernardeschi or Berardi.

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