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01 May 2018 18:30:53
Fact or fiction I have no idea but one of the papers is apparently reporting that Abramovich is prepared to invest in new players but nine current players are to be offered for sale; Luiz, Drinkwater, Pedro, Batshuayi, Zouma, Kenedy, Van Ginkel and Piazon and probably Hazard. Any thoughts if true?


1.) 01 May 2018 20:16:00
Just a typical rag comment in my opinion C1955.
If you chuck enough darts some will hit the target.

2.) 01 May 2018 20:36:15
Similar generation TomB. What would your reaction be if true? If we sold them for the suggested amounts then I would not be unhappy if RA topped it up and we bought wisely as the team needs a real freshen up.

3.) 01 May 2018 20:54:49
Our is owned by a man I treat, for obvious reasons, with virtual reverence.
So whatever he does, I’m sorry to say, I’m going to be pretty subservient.
I have already renewed my OAP season ticket.
Under the ownership of RA I think our ticket prices have only gone up once. Which is remarkable.
So, he can sell whoever he likes and buy whoever he wants, I’m just another sucker supporter that so many clubs rely upon but few pay any heed too.
Sorry C1955 for being such a miserable old twat but I’m not having a good year!

4.) 01 May 2018 23:41:34
id tack of list of cahil luiz fabregas pedro drinkwater maybe van ginkel but kenedy zouma etc no.



17 Jan 2018 11:58:14
Reports appearing everywhere that we are interested in Palmieri of Roma for £20m. Anyone guess why we are after a player for that money who has been on loan most of his career, played one game this season for Roma and we 'might' pay £20m? We obviously have someone who likes Brazilian born players and few work out in the EPL.


1.) 17 Jan 2018 12:13:11
His equivalent to to Andy Carrol but in the left wing back position.

This lad was loaned out from Santos to Palermo and was playing as a back up to their first team player. He was then loaned out to AS Roma and was playing as a back up to Digne. He was then bought for a small fee. He also got injured seriously. This lad has hardly played enough football, if he can't make the first team of Palermo or be ahead of Kolarov in Roma then how is ever going to be good for us as a back up? I would rather throw in Kennedy and give him games. This is the story of our transfers nowadays.

2.) 17 Jan 2018 15:47:53
Palmieri isn't the finished product yet but he does have potential.

3.) 17 Jan 2018 16:23:39
We don’t need potential we need quality. Proven quality,

4.) 17 Jan 2018 17:16:35
Exactly. Had it with word 'potential'. For the last 5 years we have had potentials in our academy. We need quality now.

5.) 17 Jan 2018 17:53:33
Then let's pray that our beloved club repents and starts spending money again.

6.) 17 Jan 2018 18:37:46
Lol Obinna. I think the Torres transfwr broke camels back.

7.) 17 Jan 2018 18:53:07
£20m for Carroll, £20m for Palmieri, £40m for squad fillers. That £40 would go a long way to get someone that actually compliments the team. Come the end of the season and we lose Conte plus the transfer fiasco we have and the likes of Hazard, Courtois, Azi and even Morata would think "this club has lost its ambition". Actually, Batkley is looking a steal at £15m!

8.) 17 Jan 2018 21:36:43
Emerson had a fantastic season for Roma last season, before getting injured in May. He only returned last month for them, and has played one or two games since then.

For under 25m he'd be a fantastic buy in my opinion. We can't compete with PSG if they're going for Sandro. Emerson would be a very good alternative, if his health isn't an issue of course.

9.) 17 Jan 2018 22:53:31
CFCShak - and Aubameyang isn’t quality no? 21 goals on 23 games this season.

10.) 18 Jan 2018 11:38:12
TruBlu . Auba is more than quality. Why you reffering to a player we are not linked with?

11.) 18 Jan 2018 11:38:12
TruBlu . Auba is more than quality. Why you reffering to a player we are not linked with?




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03 Jun 2018 19:43:33
Refreshing to read an interview with Frank Lampard. He wants to turn Derby into an aggressive, fast paced attacking side; sounds like Mourinho's first stint with us. I hope he is successful and eventually 'comes home' as that is the way we should be playing.


1.) 04 Jun 2018 08:04:40
I wanted him to come back this season! This manager situation is giving me a head ache.

2.) 04 Jun 2018 09:00:49
If things go to plan our manager situation should be resolved/ clearer by the end of the week.
We can then concentrate on rubbishing our signings and bemoaning our sales for the rest of the transfer window.
I’ve got a good feeling about who we are going to sign and I hope we leave room for some of our youngsters!

3.) 04 Jun 2018 13:56:17
TomB: I hope you are right and I would not be unhappy if Conte stayed and they gave him the budget Sarri allegedly asked for. We leave it too long and we will pay premium prices as clubs will know we are struggling. I would like to think they will pull a few interesting signings out of the back s this 'make do and mend' has got as nowhere.

4.) 04 Jun 2018 14:45:44
Conte doesn't want to stay.

5.) 04 Jun 2018 15:29:21
As some of you may remember I was putting up Conte to be our manager for the first game of next season at 66/ 1 and Joke-anavic as a dark horse.
I’m still happy with my bets.



01 Jun 2018 15:54:24
Now reporting that Sarri unlikely to be appointed Chelsea manager due to previous behaviour. Bizarre in the extreme. If we were ever interested surely somebody is responsible for some kind of due diligence on the man. If true, throw the odd transfer behaviour over the last two to three years into the mix and there is something wrong somewhere.


1.) 01 Jun 2018 16:55:35
Clubs know for along time what his said in past, it’ll be for to release Claus etc and paying for him to come.



18 May 2018 07:01:19
Several papers report that Chelsea have laid out their transfer targets for the summer. Therefore, does that mean Conte might be staying although I think unlikely or and more worrying, that would appear to indicate that the new manager will have little input to the proposed acquisitions. Is history going to repeat itself?


1.) 18 May 2018 08:01:11
To he fair this has been our business model for a very long time and it has brought us success. We know our head coaches do not have a great deal of input into the players brought in. We have a team of people who look into that. I am sure there are lots of people who would prefer to have a manager who is in control of the transfers however this is not the way the club works and will not be changing its way anytime soon. I can only assume any coach coming in is aware of this information. (All information has been read from this site etc. I could have the wrong end of the stick-eds correct me if I am wrong)

2.) 18 May 2018 09:51:19
You are totally right BIGPHIL and it has been explained many times before what our business model is and rightly or wrongly it is not going to change. It has brought great success over the years and more and more clubs tend to go down this route now as managers don't tend to last long at any one club nowadays with all the pressure. The world of football has changed dramatically since the Fergie and Wenger eras.

3.) 18 May 2018 17:22:11
That's the issue, should it change? All managers like to work with certain types of players and dislike others and as much as we have had a lot of success we have not been very consistent after Mourinho's first stint and for every good buy we have made you are all aware of the total waste of money with others. Naturally there are those that will say "who cares it's not our money" and my answer is billionaires do not like wasting money anymore than we do. I agree managers are no longer in charge of the purse strings but they should have input to who they work with.

4.) 18 May 2018 18:15:54
I agree. I miss the old game but that has gone the way of the dodo and the dinosaurs. I hope the people in charge of the transfers start to allow the loan army and the youth to fill the squad roles and spend big on one player a season who can improve the first 11. That is the change I hope for. we know we will always have a change of manager pretty regularly. Even before Roman took over this was the case. When was the last time we had a manager the lasted longer than 4 seasons? We have never really had a Ferguson or a Wenger and Undoubtedly we ever will. So whilst some changes will be needed in the recruitment process I don't believe allowing the manager that choice is the way to go for our club.

5.) 18 May 2018 19:51:48
The fact that we have finalised our transfer targets could also mean that we have a new manager already in place and that he has had an input.

6.) 19 May 2018 08:08:27
MDW: or Conte is staying! The 48 hours after the Cup Final are going to be VERY interesting.



06 May 2018 16:15:49
Fabregas and Bayakoko. why?


1.) 06 May 2018 16:29:42
I'm weak C1955, I can't believe the line up. Alonso is going to get destroyed on the left, Emerson was playing so well and his pace would have helped against Mo Salah. Also I would have rather seen a midfield three of Kante, Fabregas and Barkley. We need to win this game, not impressed.

2.) 06 May 2018 17:24:37
We 'could' rip this Liverpool defence to shreds if we played at pace and spread the ball about but we will play these five yard passes in from of a packed defence. Are we playing a midfield?

3.) 06 May 2018 17:29:40
We don't look too bad atm. Also Bakayoko is having alright game atm.

4.) 06 May 2018 18:48:51
I've maintained all along that Bakayoko was a very good player at Monaco and will turn into a very good player for Chelsea once he settles. He is 22. Conte knows a little bit more about football than the armchair fan pundits I'm glad to say.

5.) 06 May 2018 20:08:12
Boy G8 those blue tinted glasses are blinding you. He will never make it in the EPL. Cannot tackle, pass and no positional sense and looks like a boxer trying to play football. Give your guide dog a pat for me.

6.) 06 May 2018 22:49:59
c1915 mate, there are a few on here but you take the biscuit mate 😉😉😉😉.

7.) 07 May 2018 07:31:13
G8: Those few are always consistent unlike obsessives who blow with the wind and just hate criticism.



30 Apr 2018 12:55:22
The question here is not who you WANT out because the club are not going to sell half their squad as many would like but confining it to only 4, who do you THINK they WILL offload and who are the 4 you think they WILL target.
I think they will offload Fabregas (past his best), Drinkwater (obviously no future), Morata (unless we secure Isco or Asensio as I think either would help him settle which I believe is part of his problem), Courtois (never felt he wanted to return) . I would target Koulibaly, Bailey (down the line if he works out and Hudson-Odoi makes it we will have an injection of pace), Milinkovic-Savic and depending on the Courtois situation I would try and get Butland ( I think Donnarumma is too young and makes too many mistake albeit a potential top keeper) .


1.) 30 Apr 2018 14:33:02
Drinkwater Fabregas pedro.

2.) 30 Apr 2018 14:47:44
MM: Although I never particularly wanted Pedro he has proved a useful impact player. I don't think he lasts 90 minutes but as 45 minute player with his pace and willingness to shoot I felt he was worth keeping.

3.) 30 Apr 2018 16:43:05
With his age I think that’s an area they could improve on, I do like him though, scored some big goals last year for us.

4.) 30 Apr 2018 17:09:41
I wouldn’t sell Morata we have invested a lot of money in him and wouldn’t get anywhere near that back for him at the min. I honestly think he could be a star for us, He started the season really well and went off form the second half of the season. it’s his first season and he’s getting use to the league, he does tend to go over easy and have a moan now and again but so did drog at first. He’s missed lots of one on ones that some was easier to score than miss but he’s been getting him self in those positions time after time with a bit of confidence and with luck on his side I can really see him scoring bags of goals.

5.) 30 Apr 2018 18:42:02
I guess it depends on the manager situation.
If Conte remains the manager my guess is there will be minimum movement, with the likes of RLC given a chance along with a properly fit Barkley.
In my opinion the club aren’t going to give up on Bakayoko but if, as reported in the press, Drinkwater wants to leave, I guess the club will sell him. What happens with Michy will be very interesting.
If there is yet another managerial change then it’s likely that more players will leave and join but maybe a new manager may well say he wants to evaluate the present playing staff.

6.) 30 Apr 2018 19:15:30
Blinky: I agree 100% about Morata and I was over the moon when he signed but there is an underlying fragility about him not least saying he is homesick on a Monday and then denying it and there have been a number of reports about him trying to get Isco or Asensio interested in joining. If a suitable price is forthcoming I think they will let him go.
TomB: Like you I would like Conte to stay BUT to do so I think they will have to listen to his view on transfer business, not necessarily do all he asks but support him and I think there will be planned exits and some surprises but providing he gets the monies to direct their spending he might well be happy. Drinkwater has been reported in Leicester papers as saying he made a mistake but there may well be issues with them and whether the manager stays. Drinkwater as part of a Mahrez move could be interesting.

7.) 30 Apr 2018 19:39:51
Firstly, the club will never stand in any players way if they want to leave, as stated many times by the EDS, so until the Season finishes and the managerial situation is sorted out it is very much up in the air. The club would like both Tibo and Hazard to stay and sign new contracts. The club have openly said they expect all the forward players to stay unless they request a move so that would indicate Hazard, Willian, Pedro, Morata, Giroud, a returning Batsy and maybe Hudson-adoi all staying although a loan may happen for him. The club will persevere with Bakayoko because he was some player with Monaco and given time, he is only 22 might be the player the club expect him to be. ED01 has already stated the club do want to integrate a few of the loan players so I would expect Van Ginkel to return and maybe RLC and possibly Tammy as well. Mason Mount is having a fine season as well. The club would allow Drinkwater to move as the signing has not worked and I could possibly see Cahill leaving if 1 or 2 new centre backs are brought in. Other than those 2 we shall just have to wait and see.

8.) 30 Apr 2018 20:10:32
G8: Nice to see you are alive and still kicking. If what you say above and don't panic I am not disagreeing with you, we will struggle again next season. There are too many frailties with those players, the squad is not strong enough with the inclusion of those mentioned and we will struggle as badly as this season. Something has to give.

9.) 30 Apr 2018 20:53:07
It all depends on how you define "struggle". Yes, we are worlds off Man City but so are most. I expect them to dominate for a few years now just as We have in recent years, as have Man U and Arsenal previously. These things go in cycles. We may still win a trophy, should of reached another final and matched up well against Barcelona in the Champs league. More plusses than minuses for me and a good base going forward. The squad is still very talented, we have exellent players out on loan and watching Jodies boys on TV Tonight we are about to win the FA Youth Cup for the 5th year running! Most clubs would love to be where we are. Our problem this year was Conte losing a couple of players minds and bodies starting with his treatment of Costa. He alienated the brazilians this season and also the belgians. His man management has been very poor and coupled with his inability to change things when needed have contributed hugely to our demise. If we had the Conte of last season we would be a lot lot closer to City. 3 or 4 top players in plus keep what we have plus integrate a couple of loanees and we shall be a force again. Trust me, you know I'm always right😁😁😁😁.

10.) 30 Apr 2018 20:54:35
Drinkwater - just isn't working out.
Fabregas - doesn't influence games like he used to.
Pedro - I'd rather see Hudson-Odoi get the 45mins here and there that he gets.

I'd like to see the club utilise youth where possible when replacing these players but we definitely need an experienced, high quality, head in the midfield.

11.) 30 Apr 2018 21:24:59
J: My only concern with Hudson-Odoi and I do like him and feel he is one of the few that 'could' progress, he's only 17 and to me that is too young.

G8: What would the club do without your dedication?

12.) 30 Apr 2018 23:45:07
pedro drinkwater zapacosta.

13.) 30 Apr 2018 23:06:09
I see your point C1955, but he's miles ahead of other youth players. Miles ahead of Sterling when he broke into the Liverpool side at that age too, just as an example. I think he should definitely stuck around the first team rather than go out on loan, deputise for Hazard here and there.

14.) 01 May 2018 07:08:42
J. I wish more youth players were around the first team as I do not think the loan system to teams like Vitesse are beneficial other than game time, it is a poor league. Few who comeback ever set the world alight and gradually disappear. If we can kill off games get some on for 30 to 45 mins especially in early League Cup games and see how they cope as we did with Ampadu. The old days with a reserve team would have been a perfect environment to bring youngsters on.




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13 Jun 2018 19:45:38
We added numbers in Mourinho's last year, Hector, Miazga, Djilobodji, Rahman to name a few and where did that get us or them? I agree, we are not handling this very well at all not least the manager as he will be key to who stays and who comes.




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13 Jun 2018 17:43:07
Why would we want Albiol, he's 32 years old. He's no better than what we have!




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06 Jun 2018 19:14:28
Haighton 87: The lack of Champions League will have a small impact but not all players can get in a CL team. We are in the Europa league, OK a secondary tournament but European competition all the same and Chelsea are a prestigious club BUT the key will be getting a manager that players want to work with first and foremost.




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05 Jun 2018 21:39:43
CFCShak: This is why we have the forum, it's about differing opinions. At the end of the day if they appointed Sarri I would still get behind him, itching for him to make mistakes naturally but if we win and play well I am sure we would all be happy and ready for Lampard's eventual arrival!




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05 Jun 2018 17:57:04
It's a cut throat business but that would not look good at a time when Chelsea's managerial track record is under the spotlight. Personally Blanc wouldn't have crossed my mind and certainly not Sarri but to me Blanc would attract the better players because of his playing and managerial record.





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04 Jun 2018 13:56:17
TomB: I hope you are right and I would not be unhappy if Conte stayed and they gave him the budget Sarri allegedly asked for. We leave it too long and we will pay premium prices as clubs will know we are struggling. I would like to think they will pull a few interesting signings out of the back s this 'make do and mend' has got as nowhere.




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02 Jun 2018 11:15:51
G8: I am well aware of what is going on with RA as far as the Government is concerned and your "if I was Roman I would stick more than 2 fingers up to the UK" was puerile rubbish. He is not bigger than the system. Matt Martin holds the "negative crown" and I support much of what he says.
Keep wearing those blue tinted glasses and focus on the team and nothing else meanwhile I will continue supporting the team I have for longer than you have been born.




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02 Jun 2018 10:29:38
G8: You are like an overgrown kid at times. RA is the saviour of Chelsea there is no doubt and he was welcomed here with open arms yet following the Salisbury incident all so called oligarchs are being asked to justify where their wealth came from. Whatever he has done for us is one thing but he has been, along with many others, under scrutiny worldwide for his apparent, meteoric accumulation of wealth following the fall of the USSR. He's the one that has thrown his toys out the pram, no response to the questions and runs off to get Israeli citizenship. If he does not satisfy the UK authorities THEY will stick two fingers up at him! Be an obsessive Chelsea fan but don't let it get in the way of commonsense.




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31 May 2018 15:07:24
It is not a case of won't allow him to work here, he has been asked to explain where his wealth comes from as we are with all Russians give the current political climate. As much as he has been a saviour for us there has always been questions over his and numerous other Russian oligarchs as to how they accumulated such wealth so fast following the collapse of the USSR. This stand off could see him sell the club and the next month if that is the case could be extremely harrowing for us on here. However, he still has an asset and has in place adequate personnel to sell and reinvest the monies to maintain that asset.




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30 May 2018 17:37:31
A couple of comments suggesting Conte might be staying. That will set the comments on fire!