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09 Oct 2018 10:09:45
So these are names being mentioned that we will be chasing for transfers in January.

F. Chiesa

Personally with Gary Cahill most likely going, we should try ti sign Romagnoli as he could really push David Luiz. Maybe next year he becomes a fulltime fixture in the team. I can't see Christensen make it at Chelsea, his been given his chances and he hasn't taken them. His moaning about playing time now and I can't see Sarri change his plans because of his moaning.

Chiesa is a good player, but is he what we need? Will he settle in ENGLAND? A lot of Italians have failed to settle here.

Rabiot is probably an option due to contractual issues at Paris. However, he will have many suiters but does he make it in our midfield which is a tough ask?

ED1 what are your thoughts? Who do you think Chelsea should be after in January to further strengthen and mount a serious title challenge?

{Ed001's Note - I wouldn't buy a defender, I would look to give Ampadu some game time if there is a gap.

I still think you should have bought Allan from Napoli, rather than Jorginho. I would still look to him.

Icardi is a complete knob, but I think he is the striker you need, in terms of on the pitch. Just not sure about his baggage, particularly Wanda! That leaves a player such as Werner as a decent option.}

1.) 09 Oct 2018 11:24:43
Thanks for your reply ed1, you mentioned Ampadu and your right he should be given game time. With him there, maybe we don't need another CB if we simply put our trust in him. However, the club always looks at it differntly.

You mentioned Allan who I have to admit is very good, But the problem you have is Napoli. Icardi is baggage, wasted talent at Inter, could have had a career at the highest level. What do you think of piatek.

{Ed001's Note - I have not seen Piatek play to be honest mate.}

2.) 09 Oct 2018 11:40:01
I'll back whatever Sarri says. Especially when it comes to buys from Italy.

Icardi isn't coming to Chelsea.

3.) 09 Oct 2018 11:52:03
Ed001, personally I think neither Icardi, nor Werner suits our style.

{Ed001's Note - nor do I but there is no one who does, those two can both play off Giroud or Morata though, as well as provide cover up front. They would replace Willian I was thinking.}

4.) 09 Oct 2018 12:47:14
Hi Ed, i see Napoli's game almost every week, I feel Allan is very good too and he's quite similar to Kante (quick, combative and closing everyone down), I get what you mean when you say, 'we should have gotten Allan instead'; but Jorginho on the other hand is like a loop that brings every one beautifully into the game, the guy just doesn't get tired of passing and distributing the ball. I would say that our central midfield is looking very good but it doesn't mean that we shouldn't take Rabiot or Allan if we can get him (cos everyone wants more) .
The team though is at that point where a little patience with players in certain positions will do the club a lot of good (at least till the end of the season) :
* Christensen and Cahill can hold till the end of the season, so maybe I don't see any need for Romagnoli in January unless maybe he becomes available and someone decides to leave.
* I want the club to bring in a very good right winger (AM) but it's looking like Pedro and Willian can hold that spot till next summer.
* A top striker is one position that we clearly need to bring in if Morata and Giroud don't start delivering the goods before January (but it's quite difficult to get a top striker in January) . So I pray Morata starts scoring very well.
* The deal that we must complete is by summer is Kovacic.

5.) 09 Oct 2018 13:01:54
Ed001, what do you think of Maximiliano Gomez? Will he be an upgrade on Morata and Giroud?

{Ed001's Note - possibly. Potentially he is, right now he isn't though.}



07 Aug 2018 17:00:48
Ed1 hope you are alright mate. Any news on Kepa? A lot of sources reporting that Chelsea will pay release clause and the player wants to sign. Thanks.

{Ed001's Note - he is the chosen replacement for Courtois I believe.}

1.) 07 Aug 2018 17:38:09
I think his fantastic.

2.) 07 Aug 2018 17:37:30
What's your thoughts on him?

{Ed001's Note - seems the best possible option left, other than maybe Oblak.}

3.) 07 Aug 2018 18:10:46
I thought they wanted Butland, didn't expect Chelsea to pay so much for gk.

4.) 07 Aug 2018 18:16:42
Surprised we left it this late though. Did we think we could convince Courtois to stay? . Considering we also could've gotten Alisson cheaper than Kepa as well. Unless he was only interested in Liverpool. Happy with Kepa though, couldn't care about the price. With Courtois going for £35-40m it isn't that bad imo.

5.) 07 Aug 2018 18:43:04
i haven't seen much of kepa been honest but id take any1 otger than flappy butland.

6.) 07 Aug 2018 18:51:31
One for the present and future. He will be excellent. Kovacic is another ideal signing, hopefully we get the option to buy at the end of the loan. All off a sudden things are looking good.

7.) 07 Aug 2018 19:10:57
I’m not complaining if we sign kepa as I don’t know anything about him but why did we not just sign alisson for less. From what I have read alisson is more experienced and suits sarri way of being able to distribute the ball well. I can only guess tito Courtois never communicated with Chelsea until after Liverpool had already signed him and maybe he club were confident he would stay. It just seems strange yet again that the club has been backed into a corner and is forced to throw money at players this late in the window. As a fan it’s exciting but these big deals should of been done weeks ago.

8.) 07 Aug 2018 21:49:11
This may seem crazy to you NWBLUE but perhaps Alisson wanted to join Liverpool, I know Real were his first option but not every player would automatically join Chelsea over Liverpool.

9.) 07 Aug 2018 22:18:21
Maybe but 9 times out of 10 money talks.



24 Jul 2018 00:17:10
Stepping aside from the transfer rumours and concentrating on what we have in Jorginho.

What a player we have signed, it's been ages since we've had a passer like him, his so quick with his passes, its almost like his telepathic with his passes and that is mainly down to his fast and footballing brain. He was the engine in the first half today, brilliant.

I can see why Sarri wants Rugani. He will play the high line better than Luiz and be high up closer to the midefielders. Our defenders dropped deep in the 2nd half. Rugani will keep Sarri's tempo going for 90 minutes as will Jorginho.

1.) 24 Jul 2018 08:25:46
CFCShak, you took the words out of my mouth mate. If Sarri wants Rugani, give him Rugani before Juventus change their mind. If Jorginho performed this well adding Rugani (who will be like another Jorginho in defence) will be something. I saw the game last night (Jorginho is something) .

2.) 24 Jul 2018 09:19:59
Christensen is elite passer, maybe he wants 2 ball players but AC had high % pass accuracy last year.

3.) 24 Jul 2018 09:25:13
The better for us.

4.) 24 Jul 2018 10:41:48
Christensen an elite passer? Really, didn’t he give the ball away last year against barcelona which they went in to score, just as an example.

Not having a pop at you Matt, but people are hooked on numbers and statistics nowadays. Really don’t know why.

These are professional players they ALL should be elite passers of the ball. I’m not talking everyone playing 40/ 50/ 60 yard balls, but simple 5/ 10 yard passes. They shouldn’t be going astray. That’s what makes Jorginho so good, he plays it simple.

5.) 24 Jul 2018 11:58:34
Anyone know where to watch the friendliest?

6.) 24 Jul 2018 12:30:24
CTV or the pub at the ground.

7.) 24 Jul 2018 13:25:48
CFCAdam I have to agree with you mate. Christensen isn't yet an elite passer just yet but he will be one in the future. He needs to battle the mental side of the game, since the Barcelona error he hasn't been the same. Personally Rugani replaces Christensen if he comes. Rudiger for me has to play.

8.) 24 Jul 2018 13:48:07
You lot do realise Rugani has yet to establish himself as a first team regular at Juve?
He has less experience that Andreas and no experience of the PL clearly and you think he's ready become a first team regular in a much tougher league?
He is a promising youngster but no more as things stand and the figures being quoted are ridiculous.
The danger is he will get priority of Andreas due to the fee and I can't see the sense of playing two kids in such a key position.
We should be targetting one top experienced CB rather than a kid and consider letting either Cahill or Luiz go.

9.) 24 Jul 2018 18:18:26
Sarri knows him better then any of us as he managed him at Empoli if I read correctly. If he wants him, then who are we to argue?

10.) 24 Jul 2018 19:22:30
Again agree Adam. Turvey, you need to question Sarri mate.

11.) 24 Jul 2018 21:05:50
Rugani is not only a good passer but also quick passer like a Jorginho in our defense . He's a defender that wins the ball very well high up the pitch with great ease. He's stronger than Christensen in the challenge (whom is easily pushed off the ball most times) . Don't get me wrong Christensen stays as he could easily become a better version of Rugani as time goes on.

If there's a chance that Rugani is like a Jorginho in defense then we must take that chance. I strongly believe that whatever makes Sarri's philosophy sink in fast- the club should do it.

12.) 24 Jul 2018 23:08:06
I would question Sarri on the basis of my comments given a chance and likewise about Higuain who is another poor choice.
Jorghino looks interesting and a good buy in terms of his age and talent.
Hopefully the club don't follow up the interest in Rugani and Higuain.



18 Jul 2018 13:18:14
Alisson closer to Liverpool now €75m, just finalising add ons and fees. Deal close (@FabrizioRomano) .

Chelsea consider Donnaruma as a potential replacement for Courtois. This will drag on, looks like Courtois will be here for a little while longer.

1.) 18 Jul 2018 16:14:57
I never actually believed we would sign alisson I reckon cech most likely now.

2.) 18 Jul 2018 18:55:47
Don't trust most of what I read online, however Ed002's comments on the Liverpool site confirm it for me. He says in a very mysterious way that over a phone call somebody told somebody else that no one will likely match the fee that is being touted about that Liverpool has offered for Alisson. So, moving on, could anyone tell me about Donnarumma in terms of his strengths and weaknesses?

3.) 18 Jul 2018 18:58:03
Only reason why i'm a little upset about this is the fact that Alisson would be great in a Sarri system. However spending €75m on a keeper who has had one good season is absurd. Way too overpriced for me. Credit to Liverpool for spending what ever it takes to improve their team but i'll happily look at other targets and spend the money elsewhere.



17 Jul 2018 21:51:37
Ed1 how you doing mate? What's the latest on Alison? We are hearing Liverpool have made an offer and maybe able to get the deal done. Do you think Chelsea could still be involved in this one?

{Ed001's Note - Chelsea are interested and no deal is done with Liverpool, he could still very well end up in London.}

1.) 18 Jul 2018 13:15:15
Alisson closer to Liverpool now €75m, just finalising add ons and fees. Deal close.




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08 Oct 2018 10:02:10
It's been awhile since I've given my overview on our season so far.

Generally the feeling is brilliant, best signing this far has been Maurizo Sarri. What he has done in such a short space of time is remarkable, our football is probably the best in the league, the 1 touch football (Sarri-ball) is so quick and effective. I love watching our football, great start and long may it continue.

Here are some mentions;

Kepa has been outstanding of late, he always had the potential in Spain and im glad his showing it in the last few games. He is so agile and athletic, the two saves yesterday were top draw. I can't think of any other keeper barring De Gea who could have got them due to his reflex speed. He has the potential to be alongside De Gea and Alison as the best 3 keepers in the league, not there yet but will be in the future. Hopefully he has a fantastic season.

Rudiger - has been a rock, what makes him so good isn't his defending alone but how good he is in possession and how he puts his body on the line. He compliments the Sarri way perfectly. When he was replaced by Cahill in a prior game you could sense our football from the back wasn't assured. His passing is vital, so comfortable. He will be our Koulibaly.

Luiz - our best ball playing defender. So effective in this formation. Has looked suspect in defence at the start but has looked solid recently. Up and up I hope.

Alonso - Has looked impressive, has improved defensively and is always a threat going forward. He has proved a lot of doubters wrong. Well done lad.

Kante/ Jorginho/ Kovacic are brilliant. The best in the league in current form. Nothing more to say, I remember at the start of the season a lot of pundits saying we had the weakest midfield of the top 6.

Hazard - no words can be used at the moment.

Pedro has been class too. This type of football will always suit him. Barkley looks good and finally. Azpi will improve I'm sure.

Up and up we go.

1.) 08 Oct 2018 14:05:48
Alisson has shown nothing yet to prove he’s one of the best I personally have been more impressed with Ederson. Alisson has a howler va Leicester.

2.) 08 Oct 2018 15:25:47
Alison has looked good, saved two 1vs1's against us for a starters from both hazard and Willian.

3.) 08 Oct 2018 16:16:31
Should have saved hazards first was right by him, drop the agenda. Biasty aside I’ve been far more impressed with Kepa.

4.) 08 Oct 2018 19:03:50
Good post, nice to see some positivity.

Sarri had really bright on a few players. Great to have him.

Kepa is very good, especially as he's so much better with his feet than Tibo.

Luiz is a player, I've no idea why people dislike him.

If Morata can hit form then we have class throughout.

Top four looks very possible.



16 Sep 2018 14:01:29
So far so good. Did mention at the start of the season that with a change of manager to a more attcking one in Sarri there would be a new lease of life for certain players such as Pedro, Willian, Alonso etc.

I'm glad these players are all delivering and finally getting plaudits from posters who used to call them deadwood. Maybe deadwood under defensive managers.

1.) 16 Sep 2018 18:07:45
I really don't know what to think of Alonso. Offensively, he's perhaps the best left back in the world right now, but defensively he's a liability - I even think he got caught out a few times yesterday in the early phase of the game.
I fear the moment he will face one of the league's best wingers.

2.) 16 Sep 2018 23:09:52
At the moment we are 5/ 5. Alonso has a massive say in that too, if not for him we wouldn't be nowhere near 5/ 5.

Defensively his improved and is playing well. Easily the better of our defenders alongside Rudiger at the moment.



01 Sep 2018 19:44:53
A lot of praises recently for our performances and rightfully so.

A player that is usually slated here has impressed me the most. Bow down for Marcos Alonso, he has been the star.

Assist vs Arsenal
Goal vs Arsenal
Won penalty vs Newcastle
Deflected Goal vs Newcastle
Assist vs Bournemouth

Responsible for 9 points. Defensively has been good this far.

1.) 01 Sep 2018 20:29:01
Won penalty against Huddersfield as well! Also could've had a couple for us today, always in crazy good positions to score! But I did notice in the first half today we had a lot more joy down the right as Azpi was offering more width than Alonso.

2.) 01 Sep 2018 20:37:16
Non stop at it, constant menace. Going forward he is as good as it gets and under Sarri he is very effective. Well done Alonso.

I did say at the start of the season that we need to give a few players a chance and stop calling them deadwood. Pedro is one of them, under Sarri he will probably score 15 goals or more.



18 Aug 2018 19:24:26
Jorginho is class. But boy what do we have in Kovacic. What a gem, so good on the ball.

As usual bow down to the man - Hazard!

1.) 18 Aug 2018 19:30:15
Hoping Kovacic has a good season then wants to stay
Is Luiz going to be good enough this year? I’d like to see Christensen get some game time.

2.) 18 Aug 2018 19:37:31
My God I love Chelsea, I am going absolutely crazy with Jorginho and Kovacic. CFCShak, I love you guys.



18 Aug 2018 18:22:18
I did mention earlier that Arsenal will target our left side of Barkley, Alonso and Luiz and boy they have murdered that side. It's 2-2 but Everytime Alonso is taken out and a cut back is made then automatically a goal scoring chance is present.

We don't deserve to be 2-2, we have outplayed Arsenal.

1.) 18 Aug 2018 18:25:38
We’ve outplayed them, yes, but they’ve had an enourmous amount of chances. Something needs to change drastically. We can’t even bring on Emerson instead of Alonso. We should take Luiz off and use AC.

2.) 18 Aug 2018 18:27:34
Laca and Ramsey will eat up those chances, Arsenal first goal and Barkley was in no9 position .

3.) 18 Aug 2018 18:32:32
Alonso is far too so low in defence and Luiz can't bail him out unfortunately. I am a bit worried that we will see more of this in the 2nd half. Something needs to happen, Sarri needs to sort this out and hopefully he can with his half time talk.

I am impressed with our offense but so far out defence worries me. Even at 2-0 I was nervous.




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14 Oct 2018 07:08:01
Appreciate your input Ed2, hope you have been well. We need you more often on here.



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10 Oct 2018 22:22:00
Lol i couldn't bare to read the full post which was utter garbage and was hurting my eyes due the high levels of bull.

Having read the post in full now, i must say the last sentence was the best haha. Ed's these post surely must humour you guys right?



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10 Oct 2018 18:08:33
There are other world class signings that lived up to their potential mate.



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09 Oct 2018 21:05:30
Rugani won't be pursued any further I would imagine. His hardly kicked a ball this season so far, he should have pushed a move to us.



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09 Oct 2018 11:24:43
Thanks for your reply ed1, you mentioned Ampadu and your right he should be given game time. With him there, maybe we don't need another CB if we simply put our trust in him. However, the club always looks at it differntly.

You mentioned Allan who I have to admit is very good, But the problem you have is Napoli. Icardi is baggage, wasted talent at Inter, could have had a career at the highest level. What do you think of piatek.

{Ed001's Note - I have not seen Piatek play to be honest mate.}




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15 Oct 2018 13:28:01
I think the Milan move has killed off any confidence he had. The club and manager have been very vocal about his poor showings which isn't the best way to help a player. Gattuso is an inexperienced manager and his poor man management is showing, you do not grill a player lacking confidence in public repeated times.



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10 Oct 2018 22:13:50
Tomb, the Azpi criticism is a joke mate. It's the same group that ridiculed and wanted hazard gone last year.



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10 Oct 2018 18:10:23
Azpi will come good. Maybe he hasn't fully adjusted to the Sarri style. He still is one of the best in league, of not the best. No doubt.



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09 Oct 2018 11:46:12
There is a possibility of Man Utd bidding for Messi in January considering how rubbish they have been but that doesn't mean they will sign him.

Its free market, no one can stop a bid come January. We can bid for Ronaldo but it doesn't mean he will sign for us.



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08 Oct 2018 15:25:47
Alison has looked good, saved two 1vs1's against us for a starters from both hazard and Willian.