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31 Jan 2018 21:41:03
Better give Hudson-Odoi a run of games. At 17 years old he's head and shoulders ahead of Pedro as a footballer. First player I'd sell in the summer would be Pedro. Offers nothing. If Conte can't see it then he's in the wrong sport. Same can be said for "running in treacle" Fabregas. Unless he's got his passing game on (which isn't very often nowadays) he's an absolute passenger. There's still an hour to get Mahrez haha.

1.) 31 Jan 2018 21:47:12
Doesn’t matter if conte see’s It he will be gone soon himself so won’t care who stays or goes.



05 Aug 2017 10:46:59
Hi Ed,
Nobody has mentioned Vergil Van Dijk of late. There's a lot of talk around the media at the moment that he's going to go. Do you think this might be to Chelsea rather than Liverpool, as Southampton would rather sell to us than them apparently?
I think if a player of his calibre is available you sign them, I was slightly disappointed in the Rudiger signing knowing that VVD was going to be available. Not saying Rudiger isn't a good player and I'll obviously get behind him if he plays, but Van Dijk is a top top centre back!
Thoughts Ed?

{Ed002's Note - Southampton are aware if he is available there is interest from Chelsea and probably Arsenal still.}

1.) 05 Aug 2017 12:51:56
Do you know Ed if they will still do bussiness with Liverpool for VVD, they seemed to be favourites until the whole tapping up scenario. I don't expect you to know but i find it hard to believe they ended their interest in him. Thank you for all of the updates recently! .

{Ed018's Note - look through the Liverpool page. You will probably find your answer there}

2.) 05 Aug 2017 13:06:07
Vvd won't get first team football. that's why zouma went out on loan.

3.) 05 Aug 2017 13:22:42
Yeah there's a whole thread on the Pool page where Ed002 gave answers regarding Pool's dealings. Quite an interesting read.

4.) 05 Aug 2017 13:30:51
if he joins cfc . yes he will.
i don't think he will join tho.

5.) 05 Aug 2017 13:34:09
wht date and time Jackson?

6.) 05 Aug 2017 14:27:39
Date and time? Do you mean the thread on the Pool page? I think it was from yesterday on their Rumors page. Time stamp of the original post: "04 Aug 2017 10:15:05"

7.) 05 Aug 2017 12:55:52
Ok will do, appreciate the reply.



03 Jan 2016 11:46:30
Hey Eds. First time I've been on this year so Happy New Year to you and everyone else on the site! Just a quickie, used the search bar but didn't see anything so thought I'd ask. There's a lot of rumours regarding Nicolas N'Koulou leaving Marseille this month as his contract runs out on the summer. Any truth that we're front runners. He's a decent signing for a small transfer fee which could mean we spend more elsewhere on other players!
He's the sort of player who would probably do well in the prem, but I'll be honest I'm still praying for Stones as unlikely as that transfer is haha.

{Ed002's Note - Happy NY Nick. N'koulou was looked at by a number of sides including Arsenal, Lyon, Norwich, West Ham and Napoli with a view to a summer move. Marseille did expect interest from Lyon to lead to an offer but they may well be hedging their bets to pick him up when his contract runs out in the summer. Three clubs have held discussions with Marseille that could lead to an offer being made in January to take the player. Roma are very keen on adding another centre back in January, Chelsea who have been having on-going discussions over two other matters and Lazio. Lazio have told Marseille that they are looking for a pre-contract agreement to take the player when he is out of contract in the summer - but Marseille has explained he would be available for a small fee now if they are interested - and selling is clearly the preference of the club. Norwich and Arsenal have watched the player again this season and it is not out of the question that either could step in and make an offer.}



31 May 2014 17:30:47
Hey Ed,
I tried the search but couldn't find a recent answer from yourself. I've seen on ssn that Fabregas will almost certainly be leaving Barca this summer, and he has a £30m release clause. Do you think Chelsea May bid as a cheaper option to Pogba? I think he'd be amazing next to Matic!

{Ed018's Note - I'm pretty certain last time Ed002 mentioned it there was no interest in Fabregas from Chelsea. I believe it was mentioned that City were interested in him}



12 May 2014 21:39:41
Looks like we're getting Costa! Few agreed for £32m. Made my day!

1.) Where is this coming from? I would not expect anything serious until after his season is over surely?

2.) Ssn have been covering it for the last 2 hours. A £32m fee has been agreed, with the signing to be formally announced at the beginning of June, after the Champions League final and before the World Cup. Looks like we're sorting things out quickly, he's the missing piece and we've got him so I'm pleased as punch!




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02 Dec 2018 13:42:12
If he doesn't start Loftus-Cheek next week I'd get rid of Sarri.
No excuses anymore. RLC is head and shoulders above any other central midfielder we own other than Kanté.
I don't get what Sarri is watching!

1.) 02 Dec 2018 13:53:18
L O L.

2.) 02 Dec 2018 14:06:33
Dumbiest post of the year award goes to you sir.

3.) 02 Dec 2018 14:14:30
I wouldn't get rid of Sarri. But I understand the frustration. RLC should start though.

4.) 02 Dec 2018 14:35:08
So the people that have called the post dumb honestly think Kovacic and Jorginho should play in any midfield over Loftus-Cheek? If you seriously believe that you’re deluded!
Sarri has his little teachers pet Jorginho, who let's be honest wouldn’t play for any other manager. We’ve played £50m for a guy who stands in the centre circle and passes the ball 5 yards, he’s not in the same class as Fàbregas as a footballer. End of the day let’s be honest, Sarri has a problem with any player that has any sort of flair about them. All this crap about RLC can’t play because he’s not good in the defensive phase, well sorry Sarri but you’re currently starting 3 defensive minded players in midfield. Where’s your goals coming from mate? Unfortunately I’m not on the hype train that Sarri has. If Pep was our manager he wouldn’t be messing about with all these defensive players, players like RLC would be playing!

5.) 02 Dec 2018 14:41:26
Chelsea Nick, you’ve had a howler with that one mate.

6.) 02 Dec 2018 14:47:36
Oh my days, nick will be at the game after our next loss with a Sarri out banner, loftus cheek may be the option the play as 3rd midfielder, but cannot play the jorginho pos or what kante does, he should get his chance but he may. E best option we have at moment., but come January or summer we will need the buy someone better then all 3 of kov Barkley and RLC,

7.) 02 Dec 2018 16:10:51
Suppose you were delighted last year getting spanked by Newcastle, Bournemouth and Watford? Sarri has worked wonders for us and we're a much more entertaining side this year. Spurs smashed us last week yes and we were poor but we've had a very good season so far! As for Jorginho you can slate him all you want but I think he's an awesome player. Cesc is also awesome but think his time has gone and the Europa is his level now.

8.) 02 Dec 2018 18:17:50
Chelsea Nick didn't the same Pep wanted Jorgihno in City team (ed001 please correct me if I am wrong) .

Terrible poster you are.

{Ed001's Note - yes mate he did, but he also wanted Fred, so not sure his judgement is always reliable.}

9.) 02 Dec 2018 18:56:57
Terrible poster? We’ll see who’s right when RLC turns out to be another KDB, cos let’s be honest it’s not going to be Palace buying him is it, he’ll be going to Liverpool or City.
Same with Hudson-Odoi when he’s gone to Bayern or one of the other top teams after him.
Sorry I should also consider that a lot of Chelsea fans nowadays aren’t actually English since Abramovich bought us and therefore they don’t really care about the clubs young talents getting a chance as they have no connection to young English players.

10.) 02 Dec 2018 20:45:49
Thought England is a multicultural country, therefore who gives a fu"" if you are English or German or Senegalese if you are good enough you will start no matter of you nationality.

Being English doesn't make you better player.



23 Sep 2018 14:44:28
Suprised he's sticking with Luiz week in week out, he's a mistake waiting to happen every game!

1.) 24 Sep 2018 08:35:56
I thought Luiz was excellent yesterday.

2.) 24 Sep 2018 08:49:05
I’m not a massive fan of Luiz but I agree I thought he had a good game yesterday.

I’m pretty much alone in this view but I think GC still has a role at our club. ’.

3.) 24 Sep 2018 10:33:40
You're not alone in that Tom. Experience like GC is essential, be it on the pitch or on the training ground. He's won everything, and having players that have been there and done that is invaluable.

4.) 24 Sep 2018 11:18:28
Sihanouk, what I wouldn’t do is play him on the left side of a centre half pairing. For me, that’s when he looks very uncomfortable.
Although did play their in a back three, I was always cacking myself everytime he got the ball.



21 Jul 2018 10:20:11
Anyone else agree that Wilf Zaha would be a brilliant signing at this stage? Would probably cost £60-70m which isn't far off the price we'll get for Willian. Homegrown too! His pace is terrifying and would suit the Sarri formation of 433.



25 Jan 2018 00:41:55
There's a big decision to be made at the club. One that will define what tier of football we want to be playing. To me it looks like sadly it has already been made.
It needs to be determined whether Chelsea plan to stay in the top tier of world football or whether they're happy as a club to sit in the next tier down. Gone are the days we buy premium players. I can't remember the last time we signed a real marquee player, probably Kanté but the board were keen due to the price.
Our rivals are spending and spending in what seems to be a fashion that wouldn't meet FFP but nobody seems to care. City and United constantly trying to improve, every player they seem to buy improves their starting 11. For too long now we've been buying squad players. We should have been in for Sánchez. We should be in for Aubameyang. We should have been in for VVD. Those players strengthen your starting 11. The only business we've done is Barkley, who let's be honest isn't leaps and bounds ahead of RLC. We're about to buy a LB in Palmieri, who is most likely going to be rubbish if he's anything like the last wing back we bought from Italy. As for Dzeko, he's a quality player but we should be aiming for the next tier up of striker.
Let's face it Hazard is going in the summer. The board needs to start sorting a replacement out for him now, preferably Dybala! Otherwise we're well and truly screwed!
Conte will also go as we all know.
Time to decide what you want to be Chelsea. You're alright taking money off the fans but it's about time you start using it properly and buying players people actually want to see pull on the shirt rather than cut price panic buys!

{Ed0333's Note - So you think Chelsea are screwed if you don’t replace Hazard with Dybala? Did you really just say that. I respect and appreciate your passion and partisanship for your team but Chelsea football club won’t be doomed if you don’t sign one player. Come on Nick get a grip mate.

1.) 25 Jan 2018 07:16:15
Morata was not a marquee signing at £70m Or did I miss that? We’ve spent the second highest amount on players in the prem last few seasons. Just we haven’t bought well. We haven’t bought well at all.

We haven’t the finances anymore to compete with the likes of United/ City/ PSG anymore. They are owned by countries mate, United is down to years and years of good commercial business. We are relatively new on that scene (since Roman came anyway) . And playing catch up on the others. There’s no way we could offer £400,000 to ONE player a week mate. I don’t understand how anyone can, I thought FFP was there to cap this obscene amounts but it hasn’t!

I said earlier this week, this club has 2 avenues to go down. 1 being BUY BUY BUY and try and stay with the richest of clubs or 2. Use the academy more and accept we won’t be challenging for the CL or the prem every year. That’s the cold hard truth mate.

2.) 25 Jan 2018 07:52:16
What do people see in RLC that I don’t? I don’t think he’ll ever be good enough for Chelsea and think he’s found his level tab Palace. The few games I’ve watched him in, he looked lost. Barkley is better then him, no doubting that. Just that injuries have played a massive part of him missing lots of game time. You can’t judge him on his performance yesterday. He’s so not up to speed yet, but with more and more minutes that will come.

Didn’t we say the same thing about Alonso being rubbish? What we really needed to do is gone all out for Sandro. 26 years old, he could have made the LWB his role for 4-5 years. It’s shame that Juve mucked us around.

Dzeko is a panic buy. No doubt, I’m not sure Conte is that keen on him. I think the board have taken this decision and remembered what Didier was like and hoping that we can knock balls up to him to win the aerial duels. 🙄

Personally and I really do think this. That Tibo and Eden will sign new contracts and then be sold for mega money next summer. That’s my personal view.

Agree about just squad fillers, I remember when we had 11 top class players on the pitch and then 7 on the bench. And none were moaning about not playing etc.

Going to be an interesting end to the season. And said it last summer and will say it again, we need to restart a transition period and either promote within or sell the mediocre players and buy better and WISER!

3.) 25 Jan 2018 08:33:25
Excellent, non-hysterical look at what is happening at Chelsea.

4.) 25 Jan 2018 15:22:02
It takes a lot for us to agree on things but your view of rlc is spot on not good enough
I believe Tammy isn't either to be honest.



22 Oct 2017 11:20:54
Not really sure why Bakayoko is getting so much abuse and negativity? You all realise he does 2 men's running every single game when he plays next to Fabregas? Let's face facts, Fabregas should not be starting in a 2 man midfield. Only way he can play is if we play a midfield 3 with Kante and Bakayoko, Cesc is effectively a luxury player, good on the ball but a liability when we don't have it. I think you'll see a better input from Bakayoko when he isn't required to cover Fabregas's running too, it probably explains why he looks so tired!

1.) 22 Oct 2017 11:34:59
Agree with this to some degree but he was also have the ball away and giving sloppy fouls away. But agree when he has right partner ( Kante ) and someone else depending on formation he will then show his qualities,

2.) 22 Oct 2017 12:32:25
I agree that Fabregas is a luxury player, a nice luxury to have but he should only play where we can dominate and at the moment that is debatable who that might be against. Superb passer of the ball but when he is not doing that pressure is brought to bear on others. I have said before that Bayakoko needs a year in the Premiership to come to terms with the pressure which is causing him to waste energy. If he could slow himself down, pick his passing better and think about his tackles; he is a bit 'bull in a china shop' at the moment.

3.) 22 Oct 2017 15:15:05
Bakayoko was getting too much positivities without any reason. Chelsea supporters should wake up and realize reality. Talented player who might or might not get to expected level in the future. The problem is that many took him for granted. He is 23 and it will take time for him to reach expected level. Take of the pink glasses and try to see things the way thay really are.

4.) 22 Oct 2017 22:06:34
Let’s not try to judge players after just nine games in the premiership!




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26 Sep 2018 23:06:23
Good post Standard.
I’m sorry but if anyone thinks Fabregas right now is better than Ruben or Ampadu you’re on something. The bloke can’t even run, which is blatantly obvious in this physical league. Moses did ok tonight but CHO is easily good enough to be starting Europa League and League Cup games.
What shocked me is his lack of rotation against PAOK! If you’re good enough you’re old enough. Loftus-Cheek can get in the England squad and Barkley can’t, yet Barkley chosen over him constantly, not sure what Sarri is looking at as Barkley is garbage, gives the ball away constantly! I tell you something, if RLC comes up for sale it won’t be Palace buying him, it’ll be Liverpool and City, probably Man Utd too, showing how good he is!
I just feel like Sarri is picking on reputation rather than football ability.

{Ed002's Note - You can help force Sarri out with the others looking for a coup.}



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18 Feb 2018 05:32:29
What is wrong with people? We get a player who looks like he can have an impact on the first team and everyone wants him to go out on loan! That’s the problem we have right now with the club! We already look stupid for loaning our Loftus-Cheek!



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14 Dec 2017 03:37:32
Who is Sergej? You’ve named them alongside some of the best players in the world but I have absolutely no idea who Sergej is?

{Ed001's Note - Milinkovic-Savic, top class midfielder who can play as a holding mid, central mid or attacking mid. He is very reminiscent of Matic at his best but turned up to 11.}



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28 Aug 2017 23:14:31
Never heard that term in my life. Also, Andre Gomes is probably the most overrated player in Europe.



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13 Jul 2017 22:47:15
To be honest I'm starting to wonder what the club are playing at! What's the point in ploughing money in to a youth academy if you're just going to sell every kid who comes through showing signs he could actually get in the team. I mean let's be honest, he can't be much worse than Matic was last season, the guy can barely run. We're going to regret not giving Solanke a chance, he'll be top scorer for Liverpool next season. Chalobah is a massive loss. If we're being genuinely serious, Loftus-Cheek could have the season of his life next year, win the PFA player of the year (that's a joke by the way) and Chelsea would still sell him, just because that's what we do! I've had enough it's pathetic. If I were Mason Mount I'd start fishing for clubs now. We're becoming a joke!




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06 Dec 2018 13:37:32
Well he was voted player of the match by our fans, I think it was 42% of the vote on the Chelsea app. Not sure what you’re watching if you don’t rate RLC. Picks the ball up and drives with it, he’s a goal threat, naturally the most creative central midfielder we have.



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05 Dec 2018 21:44:26
ChelseaLRD isn’t it the full backs job to pick up the wingers? For some reason Alonso is out of position to allow the cross and Azpi isn’t marking the man at the back post. Christensen instigates it all by failing to make a 10 yard pass to Rudigers feet. We’re such a poor team it’s frustrating!



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05 Dec 2018 21:42:16
Sarri is a Scolari all over again. Team can’t defend to save our lives, build up play too slow. We’re going to get slaughtered by city! Not looking forward to the weekend at all.



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02 Dec 2018 18:56:57
Terrible poster? We’ll see who’s right when RLC turns out to be another KDB, cos let’s be honest it’s not going to be Palace buying him is it, he’ll be going to Liverpool or City.
Same with Hudson-Odoi when he’s gone to Bayern or one of the other top teams after him.
Sorry I should also consider that a lot of Chelsea fans nowadays aren’t actually English since Abramovich bought us and therefore they don’t really care about the clubs young talents getting a chance as they have no connection to young English players.



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02 Dec 2018 14:37:35
In total agreement!