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13 Nov 2018 19:45:08
So the latest reports;

Marseille are closing in on signing Giroud in January;

Valencia are looking to come to an agreement with Chelsea in terminating Batshuayi's loan agreement;

So maybe in January we sign a striker alongside a attacking right winger. Hopefully a striker that can literally relegate Morata to the bench if he continues to blow hot and cold permanently.

1.) 13 Nov 2018 21:12:30
Morata will never be what we want of a striker no matter how much you love and support him. Not hating on him mates, just my observations. The earlier the better.

2.) 16 Nov 2018 08:34:28
Morata is beginning to look and sound confident in my opinion- which is what I think he needs.



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.




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08 Dec 2018 23:50:21
Great victory today.

David Luiz was phenomenal, Its been awhile since I last seen Azpi play so well. Rudiger as always is Mr reliable. Kante was great. It's a shame that we need to play a top team to be motivated.

Consistency is what we need, we need to build on this victory. We need the team to play consistently always. Hopefully if we can limit the damage until January so we can then buy ourselves a top striker.

A new striker maybe get us the top 4. Hopefully we buy a rw and full backs and then il say we genuinely will be title contenders.

1.) 09 Dec 2018 13:54:15
Good post shak mate need more positivity on here to much doom and gloom.



05 Dec 2018 21:49:50
I'm literally fed up of mentioning Willian. The biggest mistake we made this summer was not selling the useless thing, gosh what a loss, we could have sold him for 60 odd million. 2 great chances missed and the 2nd goal was his doing, hogs the ball amd gets pushed over. useless.

Both full backs Alonso and Azpi need out. They do not fit the style of play. Neither can cross, neither can dribble and neither possess technique.

The less said about Morata and Giroud the better.

We are basically the Spanish national C team. Sarri needs to be bold and sort this out. Emerson and Zapa need a chance. If Pedro ain't playing then be brave and play Odoi.

1.) 05 Dec 2018 22:11:01
I’m not a fan of Willian but don’t post this utter rubbish again I don’t know how this made the page. That ‘useless’ thing has contributed to two league titles.

I don’t make the mistake of posting straight after a game because this happens. It’s just a game, don’t result to disrespecting a player playing for the team you support.

2.) 05 Dec 2018 22:11:17
I don't know if Sarri wants to dull fully pass his opponents to death. From Sarri's decisions, he seems naive about the Premier league and is refusing to deal with the glaring facts in front of him. His philosophy is best suited to a slower league. He's a rigid manager.

3.) 05 Dec 2018 22:48:39
Just because I support Chelsea doesn't mean I can't criticise a player. Just because he has contributed towards two league titles doesn't mean he is immune to criticism this year.

My opinion is that Willian is useless. If you don't agree then that's good for you. carry on watching him play.

4.) 05 Dec 2018 22:54:06
I won't criticise Sarri yet mate. Give him time to build his own team. It's clear he needs two new full back' s that suit his style. He needs a attacking right winger to replace Willian and strikers.

5.) 05 Dec 2018 23:11:14
are ye really slating sarri here? 2 games we lost all season come on guys this is embarrassing.

6.) 05 Dec 2018 23:14:55
70-80 percent of all the goals that Chelsea have conceded in the EPL both in big and small games this season have all come from Alonso's position- yet you don't see any change in the way he plays or you see the manager leave him out of any EPL game.
At the moment, you can't say Chelsea is strong in defense, midfield or attack irrespective of the fact that we aren't playing Champions league and the club has got some top players.

7.) 05 Dec 2018 23:28:55
Sarri will never make a tactical substitution, all his substitutions are direct swap. He's the most predictable manager on earth.

8.) 06 Dec 2018 06:43:10
I wouldn't slate Sarri just yet mate. It's personnel, let him make his team. It will take a year or two. We are all frustrated with the same sets of players, most notably Alonso, Willian and Morata. Azpi doesn't suit his style either. That's where our problem is.

9.) 06 Dec 2018 11:49:01
My man CFCShak, normally if I hate something, I neglect it. I feel now is the best time to slate him so that he wakes up. He's continuously refusing to deal with the facts even when he's got options available to him. I want him to stay cos I like his brand of football but it's looking like he doesn't want to evolve. The best coaches in football had to evolve at some point when there are challenges but it doesn't seem like he wants to evolve or knows another way.
For instance like you said, if Alonso, Willian, Azpilicueta and Morata doesn't suit his style why doesn't Sarri put more faith in Emerson, Hudson Odoi or Pedro, Zappacosta and Giroud- until the transfer window resumes or until they decide to wake up.

10.) 06 Dec 2018 13:15:54
I couldn't disagree Obinna. Hopefully he takes the risk.

11.) 06 Dec 2018 15:37:14
I wonder too if Chelsea have forgotten or don't know what counter attacking football is anymore? When they win the ball from the opponents, no one seems to want to break quickly anyone.



02 Dec 2018 16:47:59
We lose our first game in so long against Spurs and immediately the media were on our back. Kepa was slated, Jorginho was slated and Sarri was slated for playing Kante out of position which meant he had to come out publicly to explain his selection.

Worst part was when Spurs were called the best team in London and apparently they have proved this with their performances over recent years. However, the stats would beg to differ. Last 4 years - Chelsea are the winners of 2 leagues, League Cup and FA Cup. What evidence have these brainless pundits used to base their opinion. Stats would confirm that Chelsea are the most successful and not in London alone but in the damn league. What have spurs won to have become the best lol?

1.) 02 Dec 2018 17:05:06
Hello mate I understand the frustration but don't get so worked up about it. Let them think they're the best and we can sit comfy KNOWING we're the best. Trophies speak for themselves, most successful English team in the last decade in pretty much every competition. Spurs and Arsenal look good this season but so do we. I enjoy the competitiveness.

2.) 02 Dec 2018 17:14:45
It's frustrating. But your right let them think they are the best.

Moving onto Chelsea, come January we need a striker big time. Watching Morata miss an open goal was hard.

3.) 02 Dec 2018 17:24:52
It looked impossible to miss and somehow we still all knew he would miss! RLC deserves a shot up fromt.

4.) 02 Dec 2018 19:04:30
Exactly mate. Surely scoring an open goal can't be that hard.

5.) 02 Dec 2018 22:10:09
In my opinion if we're talking about TEAM, not clubs, then Spurs are most probably the best team in London. At least the most balanced, they just have a tendency to bottle every season which is why no one really takes them seriously. When you look at their squad how many of those players would get into our starting 11?. Kane, Erikson, Lucas, Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Tripper. All are definites for me. As for the overreaction i expected it. Most pundits are pundits for a reason, because they're failures as managers. They don't understand different styles and systems managers use. Them thinking Kante would help us defensively by putting him were Jorginho is pretty much sums up their intellect. Sarri knows what he's doing, as do fans who are paying attention, and in time it'll work it self out and i'll look back and laugh at those who had no clue.



29 Nov 2018 22:04:08
Great to see Hudson Odoi score a goal today. He also hit the crossbar from a beautiful long rang effort. unlucky. He should be given a chance.

RLC was fantastic today, unlucky not to be on the scoresheet today. I'm not sure why he doesn't play more often for us. Offers more than Barkley and Kovacic going forward.

I still don't know why we insist on Willian over Pedro. The comparison is silly, Pedro all day long for me.

Well done to Giroud. Clearly his brace fired up Morata who responded well, more importantly I liked the celebratio. If these two can somehow fire each other up by scoring goals then that would work a treat.

Nice to see Ampadu get some mins. Shout out to Emerson who again impressed me.

1.) 29 Nov 2018 23:39:35
"I will keep striving to play for MY club". Loved that quote from CHO. He played brilliantly today albeit against a weak side with 10 men. Great performance from the young man though. Also said it time and time again but Giroud has to be our first choice striker. Even when he's not scoring he offers more than Morata for me.

2.) 30 Nov 2018 00:46:34
I’d go with this side vs Fulham but obviously Sarri wont:


Azpi Christensen Rudiger Emerson

Kanté Jorginho Loftus-Cheek

Pedro Giroud Hazard


Caballero, Luiz, Alonso, Kovacic, Barkley, Hudson-Odoi, Morata.

I’ve had enough of Willian he’s brain dead. What is it with this club if you cost a big fee it means you must play? Emerson, Loftus-Cheek, Pedro and Giroud deserve starts. Christensen hasn’t impressed greatly but I think next to Rudiger he’ll be a much better player. And after Luiz jumping out the way of Kane’s shot I’m finished with him 👋 Terry would have dived in head first.

3.) 30 Nov 2018 01:28:26
How can anyone in his right mind say that RLC gives more to the team then Barkley.

In my opinion barkley was in the exact situation RLC is now (thinking of himself way too good, rather than focusing on improving his game) .

Barkley already matured and is putting a shift in where RLC still needs to mature a little bit in my eyes.

Would like ed001 to give his assesment on RLc if possible (also compared to barkley)

{Ed001's Note - I don't rate Barkley at all, his problem is he would rather get bevvied with his mates than do any training etc. His touch was abysmal and his play no better because of it. All that has happened is that he moved away from his mate, but, imo, it is only a matter of time before he makes new ones and is at it again.

RLC is just a bit lazy for me. Great ability but couldn't be arsed to break sweat.}

4.) 30 Nov 2018 05:07:47
Ed001, who do you think would be best suited for the forward most mid role for Chelsea?

RLC, Barkley, Kovacic, Mount or do we need to buy someone else?

{Ed001's Note - I think you have a lot of options there, RLC can do it, Kovacic is possibly the best current option, or you could drop Morata into that role. I would look to one of the youngsters myself rather than buy. They need a chance.}

5.) 30 Nov 2018 08:00:47
I don’t think RLC is as lazy as people say he’s just a lethargic runner. Ballack wasn’t the most energetic was he? He just saved it for the best moments. Anyway the only way Loftus-Cheek will build his stamina is by playing full games in the league more often.

{Ed001's Note - it is the reason he is not being picked though, and by other managers, who have all cited that. So I am going to take their word for it. A player at that age should do more than just save stamina, they should be all out to get in the team and prove themselves by doing more.}

6.) 30 Nov 2018 08:35:49
I agree Ed but even at Palace he never managed a run of games more than 4 he has been unfortunate with injuries. I just think the more he plays at a better level is the only way we’ll find out.

7.) 30 Nov 2018 13:42:12
KingKante your selection is bold and one that I would not disagree with mate.

Its about time we give RLC a chance and that should be the minimum. With game time we will see improvements. The boy is class.

Personally, Sarri's Napoli team was so good going forward and his full back played a massive part. Emerson could fit the bill because he loves running at defenders and puts in cross after cross.



23 Nov 2018 08:13:21
Kante signs a new long term contract.

Great news, hopefully we can use that to paste spurs this Saturday.

1.) 23 Nov 2018 08:19:27
Inly need to try and sign hazard to a long term deal.




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12 Dec 2018 07:51:50
Cavani would be special for us. Proven player.



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07 Dec 2018 17:31:44
The world's best defensive midfielder played in his correct position last season and maybe you could tell us what position we had finished?

Give the manager a chance for heaven's sake. as soon soon as something goes wrong we are calling for the managers head. It's the same set of fans that wanted Sarri as our manager that are slaying him after 2 losses. There's a lot more to our losses than Sarri. He needs the chance to build his team, I am positive eventually he will select Emerson, Odoi, Ampadu etc. However, he can't stick them all in at once. He will phase them in like he did with RLC.

We are the laughing stock for managers, eventually we will run out of options, stability is what we need.



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07 Dec 2018 07:50:48
I can't believe Sarri is being slated. Loss for words. Terrific manager. Best style of football we've had in a long time. I hope Chelsea back him and he buys his own players. Pep took a season to get to grips with the league. Patience people!



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29 Nov 2018 21:55:23
It would have been perfect. If only!



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23 Nov 2018 07:59:24
Adam is one of those fans. No point wasting your breath.

He says 1 team dominates, however only recently Monaco won the league.

Mbappe, Neymar, mendy, B. Silva, Fekir etc etc. The list is endless. Get your head out mate.




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12 Dec 2018 07:54:36
I actually like Jorginho. Most of our attacks go through him, his very composed when pressed. His an upgrade on Fabregas for me.

{Ed001's Note - he is dreadful when pressed and that is why you lost the games you have, as opponents just press him and he falls to pieces. He is not the only one to be fair, Fernandinho is the same at City, but very few teams ever press him for some reason.}



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12 Dec 2018 07:52:24
His brilliant.



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10 Dec 2018 13:26:57
His been their best player of late. His been compared to dessaily by their manager.



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08 Dec 2018 19:44:49
What about Luiz who was head and shoulders the best on the pitch? The bias towards him must stop.

Great victory for the team.



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08 Dec 2018 07:36:24
City all the way over Liverpool lol.