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25 Apr 2018 10:54:43
Interesting that we're being increasingly linked with Koulibaly and Elseid Hysaj from Napoli - is this pointing to Sarri as next manager?

1.) 25 Apr 2018 13:03:17
Think ed said after his recent comments and opinion racial and sexist that he isn’t in our list of targets? Ed could confirm.

{Ed001's Note - that's what I believe yes. He has made loads of them throughout his career which would have caused mayhem here but no one bats an eyelid there.}



23 Jul 2017 10:28:53
Supposedly after Richarlison from Fluminense - wow - only 20 but what a talent. Fingers crossed.

1.) 23 Jul 2017 12:09:36
is he really that good? i just watched about 45 minutes of him on you tube and even on there i didn't think he was that good, he didn't look as good as all the youngsters we already have.

2.) 23 Jul 2017 21:23:48
Do we need another non hg 20 yo?




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02 Sep 2018 14:38:24
Is Marcos Alonso the new Gareth Bale? Should he be switched to an winger and relieved of his defensive duties?

1.) 02 Sep 2018 16:17:33
Good point, but I don't think it would work. He hasn't got the burst of speed to be a winger, and which of our current wingers would he be considered an improvement upon?

2.) 02 Sep 2018 16:34:13
Pedro? Willian? Play Alonso on the right to cut in on his left. Ps Mahrez isn't that quick either.

3.) 02 Sep 2018 17:51:36
Whichever way you look at it Alonso is not a left back BUT how could you leave him out on his performances so far? Pedro is solid 45 minute player and his willingness to shoot from range is a big bonus against packed defences.

4.) 03 Sep 2018 13:51:14
I said he was a great player in the summer and was ridiculed.

5.) 05 Sep 2018 13:13:40
Very good player (M. Alonso) his eye for goal is amazing. I see him as one of the top three left backs in the world. Though he needs to improve in certain areas of his game like other left backs around.



02 Sep 2018 13:44:19
As an aside, did anyone else notice the poor condition of our pitch? I know it's been hot but has there been a hosepipe ban in the Fulham Road?!

1.) 04 Sep 2018 15:27:23
It's been like that for years. It's sand based which means it cuts up a lot easier

I don't expect them to do anything major to it if there's a new stadium in the pipeline.



02 Sep 2018 13:42:30
I know I know, we've won our first 4 games blah di blah di blah - but come on, Luiz couldn't defend his way out of a paper bag! Even yesterday, Bournemouth missed 2 sitters before we scored and both times it was down to Luiz losing his man. We will win nothing with him in a back 4 - Oh! how I wish we had got Van Dijk. Sort it Sarri.

1.) 02 Sep 2018 13:59:17
Miss Wood, I’m not a massive fan of Luiz but playing him in defence gives us a defensive playmaker. I guess it’s a question of what you prefer. Is it an out and out defender or a ball playimg defender.

It’s reasonable to argue that Christensen gives us both.

2.) 02 Sep 2018 16:07:12
I agree that Christensen should play but I think it is not an out and out / playmaker, it is a lack of a leader; we have been sadly lacking since JT left; neither Cahill nor Azpi nor Christensen nor Zouma nor Rudiger are leaders - Luiz is a leader but he can't defend! That is why I believe that we should have really pushed for Van Dijk, to play alongside Christensen.

3.) 02 Sep 2018 17:41:02
Good points Miss Wood.



06 Aug 2018 13:37:35
So what did we learn from yesterday?
1. We still rely heavily upon Hazard and Kante - without them we are average at best.
2. Luiz and Alonso are not suited to a back 4 - don't know what we do about this.
3. Jorgino and Fabregas cannot play together in the Prem - neither can tackle or run.
4. We still have a massive amount of deadwood - why are Cahill, Moses, Drinkwater, Zappacosta, Giroud, Fabregas, still at the club - none of them are good enough for a top 4 team.
5. Tammy Abraham makes more incisive runs and looks far more of a handful than Morata.
6. Hudson-Odoi has to start - I don't understand why Sarri hasn't played him on the right-wing allowing a 3 of Hudson-Odoi Abraham Hazard.
7. Ross Barkley flatters to deceive - he does something good and then vanishes for half an hour - if you speak to any Everton fan, they will chuckle before telling you that he was exactly the same at Everton. I predict that Barkley will become deadwood by Christmas.
8. We desperately need 3 more players including a GK. Ramsey and Zaha will do for me plus Kasper.

I predict a long, hard season.

1.) 06 Aug 2018 15:45:18
You’re a joker, Drinkwater was in a team that won the league, Fabregas has won the league with us twice, Giroud has won the World Cup and Cahill has won everything at club level with chelsea. All of these players were starters.

We’re not good enough, but stop scapegoating players. Cheer up, don’t be so negative. You’re taking football too seriously.

2.) 06 Aug 2018 15:49:59
We desperately need Zaha or any fast winger, that can terrorize defences to complement hazard Doug at the other flank.
I don't know what fabregas is still doing at the club.
Then we need to change Granovskaia.

3.) 06 Aug 2018 16:22:20
Standard spot on sir.

4.) 06 Aug 2018 17:15:59
That's ridiculous, Standard - players get older and slower - yes, we should celebrate the contribution that Fabregas and Cahill have made to the club but their time has gone - why not bring back Zola and Dennis Wise? Cos they are not good enough any more - that doesn't mean that I don't bow deeply before them still. And are you really saying that Drinkwater and Giroud are good enough if we want to compete with Man City and United? And are you suggesting that we should sign Leonardo Ulloa or Jeffrey Schlupp or Wes Morgan, all of whom have also won the league!?

5.) 06 Aug 2018 17:16:23
Trouble is that we cannot offload certain players to bring in new
The eds have consistently stated who is available ie drinkwater etc but at the wages and prices wanted or paid are too high
Clubs are leaving it late to see if expectations are lowered
Hence no to little movement in a lot of top 6 squads

Live in hope but no expectations.



29 Jul 2018 09:25:21
Fingers and toes crossed that the Aaron Ramsey rumours circulating today are true.

1.) 29 Jul 2018 10:33:04
I’m not a massive fan of Ramsey. So I won’t be crossing any fingers or toes!
To me, he is just a slight upgrade on Drinkwater!
We all have different views on what constitutes a good player I guess.

2.) 29 Jul 2018 10:51:30
Say what you like about him but he scores goals from midfield and has been impressive against us in recent years! Could be another to leave the cosy atmosphere Wenger created at the club and push on and show more consistency. I wouldn't be opposed to it although it would be the end of RLC at Chelsea 100% and would limit Barkley's chances I would have thought.

3.) 29 Jul 2018 11:21:01
At some stage our club and some supporters have to decide what they want.
A fit Barkley could be good for us this year and warrants a chance.
Although I’m not convinced about RLC it’s a decision the club has to make a decision? Play him, sell him, or loan him out again.
I assume Drinkwater will be sold or loaned and Bakayoko has not shown in two friendly’s this season the improvement he showed at the end of last season but I live in hope!
For me, I would love some insight into what’s going to happen to Cahill and the very absent Zouma?

4.) 29 Jul 2018 12:19:00
Ramsey will fit very into this Sarri's system. Better we get him than Vecino. Also he's a UK citizen.

5.) 29 Jul 2018 12:42:07
Can’t see it myself and if the Ramsey rumours are true then why did we not just get Jack Wilshire for free.

6.) 29 Jul 2018 13:26:50
Ramsey is 10x the player Wilshere is or ever will be. I'm still not sure if he's the answer though.

7.) 29 Jul 2018 13:30:59
He would make sense.

8.) 29 Jul 2018 16:08:01
Ramsey had better minutes to goals than firminho last year, covers so much ground. Scores goals and is creative, my only issue is his size with kante and Jorginho and keeping him fit. If Ramsey was to replace drinkwater then that’s huge huge upgrade,

9.) 29 Jul 2018 20:43:35
id rather gamble with barkley dan ramsey don't see how he can improve us average at best.

10.) 30 Jul 2018 07:04:45
Maybe the coach might have plans for Loftus Cheek who enjoying his 'unending' holiday.

11.) 30 Jul 2018 10:58:26
Isn’t Ramsey after a new contract? So what’s the best thing to do. leak supposed interest from another club. Same as Pickford.




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11 Oct 2018 11:55:53
If Hazard wants to go to Madrid, good luck to him - he has been brilliant for us. I hope that he signs a 1 year extension to his contract so that Madrid have to pay his true value (£180m? )



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27 Sep 2018 22:16:23
Ampudu is 17 - Hudson-O'doi is 17 - personally, I don't think RLC is good enough and should be sold - Bulka is 17.

Ed002 is right - they are schoolboys gaining good experience training with the 1st team squad.



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02 Sep 2018 13:33:37
Yes you are.



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04 Aug 2018 08:53:37
It has to be a GK surely, unless we intend letting Courtois run down his contract.




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13 Oct 2018 17:55:25
Hazard has to have had his tongue firmly in his cheek if he said this!



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09 Oct 2018 10:00:46
I was amazed seeing JT's history that we were willing to sell him to Huddersfield when he was 20 but JT turned the move down! Good to see that our transfer policy has improved (see de Bruyne / Salah / Lukaku)!



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09 Oct 2018 09:57:30
And Barkley - good to have Chels players in the England squad.



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08 Oct 2018 09:55:59
Bradley Dack - Blackburn - Striker
Harvey Barnes - Leicester - Winger
Ezri Konza - Brentford - Centre Back.



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05 Oct 2018 10:45:02
No, I'm not joking - Hudson-Odoi has been at Chelsea since he was 7 - we've put a lot of time into his development - he is now 17 and has decided to throw his toys out of the pram and is refusing to sign a new 5 year deal. His current deal runs until October 2020 - I would have him training on his own and not playing at any level until he signs a new contract - and I would make sure that he knows that he will not play for the next 2 years - see what that does to his development! So fed up with the gymslip Solankes, Chalobahs, and Panzos.