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14 Apr 2019 02:49:31
Hey ed001 do you know if the interest in Willian is legitiment? Reports are suggesting Barcalona are going to come back for Willian again this summer and if the offer is anywhere near 50 million I would definitely cash in.

I really like Willian but his productivity in numbers is poor, and he was childish with Conte. I’d cash in regardless of whether we lose hazard or not. An offer around 50 million is too good to turn down.

{Ed001's Note - Barca have been interesting in him for a long time. Their scouting has been abysmal in recent years though.}

1.) 14 Apr 2019 08:29:29
What are you talking about ed001? Boateng and Paulinho have been excellent pick ups! ;)

{Ed001's Note - I am sorry what was I thinking of! Of course they are. And spending all that money on Dembele, Malcom and Coutinho is working out just as brilliantly for them.}

2.) 14 Apr 2019 12:58:12
They’ve signed Arthur and Dembele and agreed a fee for De Jong. De Light will probably be heading there too. How on earth is there scouting system abysmal? 😂.

3.) 14 Apr 2019 14:01:13
Blue dragon, they literally bought in Paulinho and Boateng?

Also, I could scout out De Ligt and de Jong, that’s hardly good scouting. Bringing in awful players like Paulinho, Boateng and more has been maybe not abysmal; but pretty damn shocking.

4.) 14 Apr 2019 14:25:17
I think I am with Ed001 on this one. Barcelona has a way of playing and not necessarily every excellent player fits into their game; tbh a lot of the players that they have signed in the past few years didn't fit or suit their game.
Most of their big money signings in recent years haven't worked out well eg. Dembele and Coutinho are struggling to play the Barcelona game and won't fit in in my opinion; Andre Gomes didn't work out; Umtiti seems like he's not rated anymore at the club; there's this striker that's now at Borussia Dortmund that Barcelona bought from Valencia (can't remember his name) didn't also do well at the club; Vidal who replaced Paulinho is just there (nothing spectacular) ; we are yet to see De jong and probably De ligt; Authur suits them well though.

{Ed002's Note - They are no differenbt from any other side in respect of some players not working out.}



19 Mar 2019 00:09:40
Ed002 could you possibly provide a couple players chelsea would be interested in if the transfer ban is upheld? No worries if you’re still on hiatus! Cheers.

{Ed002's Note - I would offer up Antoine Semenyo and Nicolo Zaniolo.}

1.) 19 Mar 2019 04:15:55
Both youngsters, thank you mate.

2.) 21 Mar 2019 15:04:28
Ed002, is there any chance Semenyo was being thought of as a player for the first team?
Or was the plan to send him on loan?

{Ed002's Note - He would have gone in to the youth or reserve side and tehn a loan.}



07 Mar 2019 07:22:17
Hey Ed002 or Ed001 do you expect chelsea to have a big summer? I think it’s a neccesity to sign both Koulibaly and Chilwell for our left side of defence. We’ve seen how big of a difference Van Dijk has made, now we need to sign the other best CB in the world.

{Ed002's Note - Chelsea obviously has players the club are interested in but these are just random names.}

1.) 07 Mar 2019 09:10:40
If we do buy a CB it won't be Koulibaly. Napoli would only sell for an exorbitant fee.

Perhaps if we're lucky we could get Romagnoli. Papers today reporting he might be for sale for around 60m. He's captained his side, and I think he'd provide a valuable leadership personality even at his younger age. Also left footed so would be another plus.

Not saying we need a CB as I love Zouma. But if the club don't want to use Zouma it should be Romagnoli or Upamecano or Tah.

2.) 07 Mar 2019 09:10:40
If we do buy a CB it won't be Koulibaly. Napoli would only sell for an exorbitant fee.

Perhaps if we're lucky we could get Romagnoli. Papers today reporting he might be for sale for around 60m. He's captained his side, and I think he'd provide a valuable leadership personality even at his younger age. Also left footed so would be another plus.

Not saying we need a CB as I love Zouma. But if the club don't want to use Zouma it should be Romagnoli or Upamecano or Tah.

3.) 07 Mar 2019 09:55:11
The first question was all I was asking if you could share, Chilwell and Koulibaly are players in my opinion who I think we should go all out to sign, Koulibaly more so. He’s phenomenal.

{Ed002's Note - Right, just random players that Chelsea has no interest in.}

4.) 07 Mar 2019 12:02:04
Hardly random but righto buddy.

5.) 07 Mar 2019 14:45:39
Prefer Skriniar and Mendy myself. Think Chilwell will be nailed on for City.



19 Feb 2019 01:00:55
Hey Ed001 is it true we’re monotiring Zidane? Also how do you think of him as a manager?

{Ed001's Note - monitoring him? What would you be monitoring him for? Make sure he brushes with his left hand instead of his right? Or to find out which hand he uses to wipe his arse with?

As a manager he was just lucky to have Ronaldo pull his backside out of the fire when it mattered in the Champions League. Under him Madrid were mostly awful but the players turn up in big games on their own. He was not a good coach and showed nothing to convince he is a good manager either. Even tactically the only thing he did was copy what Rafa Benitez had tried to do but got told he couldn't as it was too defensive!}

1.) 19 Feb 2019 05:04:53
agree Ed, no disrespect to Zidane but all he had to do was try and keep eveybody happy and their quality would speak for itself on the pitch. Couldn't count the amount of times Ronaldo bailed Madrid out when they looked clueless and him leaving has really shown their frailties. Only thing Zidane would bring to Chelsea is the small possibility of keeping Hazard a little while longer. Don't think personally there are any available managers out there that could really do a job with this squad. Who do you think could be successful here Ed001 if Sarri was to get the boot? I'd personally like for us to stick with him but if he was to go i reckon we'd go back to appointing a manager like Allegri.

{Ed001's Note - has to be Allegri really. I can't see anyone else out there to be honest, unless Ancelotti was an option, as I know he was well liked by the fans, so would unite them behind him.}

2.) 19 Feb 2019 05:32:31
Ancelotti would seem like a nice appointment. Was gutted when he got the sack during his time here, a real classy guy. Don't want to imagine what De Laurentiis would be like if we went after another one of his managers though haha. Allegri for me if Sarri is moved on, i just truly hope Lampard won't be considered. I wouldn't be able to take seeing him suffer the same fate as all the other managers that we've appointed.

3.) 19 Feb 2019 07:04:02
Conte. oh wait.

4.) 19 Feb 2019 07:55:13
. or Mourinho is kicking his heels, offers to step in on a temporary basis and bingo gets the job again. Had a nice rest, must have learned and been told about his bizarre behaviour. Champions again next season!

5.) 19 Feb 2019 08:49:19
I will always respect what Jose did for our club but please NO,

If Sarri gets the tin tac, I would love Carlo to come back. The majority of fans love him and the football was good as well.

6.) 19 Feb 2019 09:16:16
I would like Ancelotti. Quiet, understated man who commands respect and we played some nice football under him and he was treated badly. However, he does need a Director of Football supporting him, one with an element of clout as the transfer committee we currently use have no football experience and our transfers are leaving a lot to be desired. Of course there would be the serious issue of extricating him from his current position!

7.) 19 Feb 2019 10:29:48
This is not going to be a good couple of years for Chelsea Football Club, the expectation of guaranteed Champions League qualification is gone. Whether it's down to bad form or contracts naturally running out, the squad is going to see significant change. Make no mistake about it, this is going to be a tough gig for whoever takes over at Stamford Bridge.

The clubs philosophy simply has to change now. Despite hearing the word transition all too often when new managers have joined, I believe that whoever is in charge of the club from the summer onwards will have the first opportunity to oversee genuine change since Mourinho’s first stint at the club. The clubs philosophy of short term solutions and quick changes needs the change, they need to give someone the time to oversee a long term change at the club. I think they saw this as being Sarri, but his tactical ineptitude has been found out. We talk about Sarri failing to adapt to the situations he finds himself in, it’s now the club that need to adapt to the situation they find themselves in.

8.) 19 Feb 2019 10:34:04
Ancelotti would be a good shout, I agree. It's a shame that we never went to Tuchel in the summer, who would have used the academy much more than the previous three managers. If we do get rid of Sarri, would the club have anyone in mind for an interim position?

9.) 19 Feb 2019 12:27:44
Well said about Zizou, His record in Europe is phenomenal but there's a lot more to it than tactical nous lol.

I don't think it matters who the head coach is, this squad is really very average and how Conte oversaw a league title with it I will never know.

We are a Top 6 Club not a Top 4 and certainly not a Title Challenger. It's depressing but true so just accept it, it's much easier to deal with.

Sarri is not helping His situation but this is Our level at the moment and no Zizou, Ancelotti or anybody is going to change that without Quality Investment, which I assume is not forthcoming.

All I feel is apathy towards Chelsea at the moment and that is so much worse than anger.


10.) 20 Feb 2019 06:48:16
I wouldn't mind bringing Conte back. I know it may not be a popular opinion but he's a winner and tactically better than this Wenger, with all due respect, we have now. From the outside it looked to me as if the club reneged on promise to Conte and lead to every other things that happened.
Bring Conte back, support him like Guardiola in the transfers and he will win trophies. I can't guarantee you that with Sarri, after all he never won a thing.

11.) 20 Feb 2019 17:46:20
The only time the club are likely to see Conte again is in court.



14 Feb 2019 00:39:38
Whoever still believes our academy ‘isn’t good enough’ and is ‘too young’ is kidding themselves. The starters couldn’t beat the youth team today, drawing 3-3 in training.

Tells you something hey. Even if it is only training.

Make a statement sarri, start Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ampadu.

1.) 14 Feb 2019 03:17:29
There was someone who not long stated on the banter page we should sign Sancho 🙄🙈 fantastic player but I’m certain Hudson-Odoi could be world class if we actually trust him.

2.) 14 Feb 2019 09:14:46
i said we should sign him if we sell hazard.




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09 Jun 2019 02:17:23
So sarri is almost gone. If he leaves we will move on and find a more suitable manager. He was brought into a side that played a completely different style and was forced to adapt players who would never work in the system to be square pegs in round holes.

Let’s get back to our strengths, we have an incredible counter attacking side and a side that could work in a high press. Players like Azpilicueta, Alonso, Kante and Willian Are much more set to counter attacking game.

Also on Sarri, I didn’t mind him but he wasn’t fantastic. We finished top 4 because of the other sides being even worse than us. The Europa run was good though I will admit.

It also wasn’t the fans fault he’s leaving. Juventus are a bigger club, a better fit, in addition to them being in italy. He was always going to leave if they came calling.

Good season due to the Europa league win, but we can improve next year. Without hazard other players are going to have to step up and I see Willian being a force on the left wing next year.

Come on chelsea! And let’s get behind whatever manager comes in.



07 Jun 2019 08:41:58
Ed001 any chance Emma Hayes is in the running for the Chelsea men’s manager? Would be interesting to say the least.

{Ed001's Note - I very much doubt it. It can only be a matter of time before a woman manages in the men's game though.}



01 Jun 2019 04:38:34
Mourinho Ed001? Who do you expect to be in the running for the Chelsea job?

{Ed001's Note - I don't know but Mourinho is available and friendly with Abramovich so it is not out of the question.}

1.) 01 Jun 2019 07:52:03
Lampard or Nuno probably? Though Jose would be funny. But would he be willing to work under the transfer ban? I doubt that, and it seems like the club won't appeal the ban.

2.) 01 Jun 2019 08:22:01
Ed001, who's is best with youth?
Would JM do it? Come back?

Would we play attacking football?

Will the ban stay?

{Ed001's Note - Bielsa, Gasperini and Setien are all coaches who are happy to work on improving players.}

3.) 01 Jun 2019 10:24:58
Any chance we could get gasperini or setien?

Who else besides lampard are we looking to bring?



15 May 2019 05:38:10
One thing I am so happy about is that next season we’re going to have three academy players in the starting lineup. Hudson-Odoi, Christensen and Ruben Loftus-Cheek. All three are good enough and I’m hoping Reece James can make the step up too and possibly Tammy Abraham.

Spurs have done incredibly well with promoting their youth and it’s about time we do the same. Good times ahead.

{Ed001's Note - James is the one I am excited to see.}

1.) 15 May 2019 07:30:37
I’ll be honest I haven’t seen one game from him. But he’s got rave reviews from Wigan and captained them last game? Pretty good for a loanee if you ask me .

I also don’t rate Azpilicueta or Alonso in Sarri’s system. I’ve always wanted fullbacks to be able to push the line quickly and overlap with a good cross. something city and Liverpool have done immensely. Takes a longggg time for Alonso and Azpilicueta to catch up and overlap our wingers. Our biggest weakness in my opinion.

2.) 15 May 2019 09:26:17
James has some of the best crossing I've seen. Also built like a bull.

So agreed, Ed, I'm also very excited to see him back at Chelsea (if it happens) . Maybe we get a glimpse tonight against New England.

{Ed001's Note - he looked good in the Championship but it can be a difficult step up for some. Hopefully he takes it in his stride.}

3.) 15 May 2019 10:38:12
That's true, there's a big difference in quality. However, that's why I think it's good that we still have Azpi to start. He can learn from Azpi and gradually get used to PL level.

What do you think of Derby's boys, Ed? Mount and Tomori. Heard any chatter regarding them and their chances for the first team?

{Ed001's Note - the chatter I heard was about giving them another loan. Not convinced by Tomori, he lacks positional sense but is quick and uses that to make up for it. It is always risky when a player makes last ditch tackles rather than just being positioned correctly. Mount I have not seen much of.}

4.) 15 May 2019 11:23:38
Standard, have Spurs done 'incredibly well promoting their youth'? Kane is a one-off, an exceptional player like Terry was for us. Apart from that, Rose / Winks / Kyle-Peters - none of whom are guaranteed a start? I think Christensen / RLC / CHO are a more impressive trio. Ps Spurs are yet to win a trophy under Poch.

5.) 15 May 2019 11:46:47
Hmm damn, was hoping Mount would get a chance. Ideally he'd rotate with Ruben for that LCM spot. That way Ruben doesn't get overworked either.

{Ed001's Note - he may well do with the ban hanging over Chelsea's head it could change a hell of a lot of things. It is a ridiculous situation, Chelsea are being treated extremely poorly.}

6.) 15 May 2019 11:54:33
Christensen isn’t mentally good enough has nobody not noticed. He’s a good player but better suited to the bundesliga or La Liga. I’d go for Romagnoli. A leader at the back and also left footed and good on the ball.

James definitely seems to have the right mentality. That kid is brilliant wherever he plays.

7.) 15 May 2019 12:43:49
What do you mean by "Chelsea are being treated extremely poorly?

You mean the fact the ban stood while the appeal was ongoing? Because I've assumed that when they appeal to CAS the ban will probably be upheld during the appeal. So I thought there's a good chance we'll be buying after all this summer.

You think the ban will stay in place?

{Ed001's Note - I mean the ban being put in place until the appeal has been heard, it is legally dubious at best. Precedent has been set that they lift the ban until after the appeals are finished.}

8.) 15 May 2019 13:30:56
Miss Darren wood I meant more so there youth as in their young players, don’t have to be from academy. Add dier and Alli to that list and you have Kane, Alli, Dier, rose and winks, all starting many games from them. Irrelevant they haven’t won a trophy as they have a net spend of $0. If they invested Half as much as we have over the last couple of years they would have won the title or at least a trophy ( fa cup or Carling)

9.) 15 May 2019 14:01:04
Ed001, Simon Johnson came out with a report an hour ago that the 3 loanees Sarri was talking about in his presser earlier were Aina, Zouma and Tammy.
Your thoughts on that?

{Ed001's Note - I don't watch press conferences, managers do not say what they mean, just what they think will best suit their needs. It is better to not waste thinking about what was said.}

10.) 15 May 2019 14:06:11
No, what I meant was, will those three players be good additions to our squad next season in your opinion?

{Ed001's Note - Aina can cover both flanks so should be useful, though I would have preferred to see James. Zouma is not the player he was before his injuries but he is getting better due to regular playing time, I worry that he will not get that at Chelsea, he is in a similar vein to Rudiger. Abrahams is a good shout for a chance for an option up front, if he can make the step up.}

11.) 15 May 2019 14:19:53
Thanks Ed001.

{Ed001's Note - welcome and it being Aina instead of James is consistent with what was said previously. Aina is very highly rated within the club.}

12.) 15 May 2019 14:20:02
Wouldn't surprise me, Roman. He did mention that we have to look at the level they've played at, which would suggest he was talking about the loanees in PL and Serie A.

Shame that it's not James and Mount. We're taking a big risk if we send them on another loan assignment. If they don't see a chance they might push to leave, and that'd be a big loss as they're 2 of the best talents we've produced.

And thanks for the opinion, Ed. As fans we always tend to think we're being unfairly treated, so for once it's good to hear someone else say the same lol :p.

{Ed001's Note - it is definitely unfair and extremely concerning. There is no need for them to act so high handed. Everyone deserves the right to justice.}

13.) 15 May 2019 14:44:23
Just wish it wasn't an either/ or situation with Aina and James. They should both be back and rotated with Alonso and Azpi ideally.

If James is loaned I think a club like West Ham or perhaps Palace (if Wan Bissaka is sold) could be good. Both are good team's, and would be in need of a right back (again, if AWB is sold) as Zabaleta just isn't good enough anymore.

14.) 15 May 2019 17:49:36
Agree with your dubious comments Ed001. FIFA couldn't wait to throw the book at an English team, especially with trumped-up charges available.

{Ed001's Note - I don't know about the trumped up bit, but they have certainly done themselves no favours by acting like 2-bit dictators rather than being fair.}

15.) 15 May 2019 23:06:18
Aina is going to Torino.

16.) 15 May 2019 23:25:52
Ed001 - Why the surprise at our treatment? FIFA and UEFA have always sucked up to 'old money' (Juve, Barca, Real etc) and done everything they can to help them (what else was FFP for? ) . 'New money' (e. g. Man City, Chelsea) can go whistle as for as the Powers-that-be are concerned.

{Ed001's Note - Man City and PSG don't get the same treatment, they have been very leniently dealt with. It is nothing to do with old or new money.}

17.) 16 May 2019 08:14:59
It's called corruption in any other form of business or government.

18.) 16 May 2019 08:06:37
In that case Ed001, do you think it's more to do with Roman?

{Ed001's Note - good question, one I honestly do not know the answer to, though I cannot think of one reason why it would be about him, in football terms. If you forget about his past and just think about what he has done for football and Chelsea, then he has been a very powerful force for good. We all know Chelsea have a historical problem with racist/bigoted elements (as do all of the earth to a small degree) being associated with (though nothing to do with the club itself) groups such as Combat 18 and the National Front. Or more correctly those groups have associated themselves with Chelsea. Roman has made the club take on these groups head on, and is still doing so. The club itself does far more for the community around it than it ever did before his arrival. If they really were going after Abramovich it would not be about football.}

19.) 16 May 2019 20:41:58
Thanks Ed001, really interesting reply. I have seen the change in the atmosphere at the club since Roman bought us and as you say there are a lot of positives regarding the community work and anti-discrimination initiatives that have been put in place. I think Roman deserves massive credit for making a very visible stand on the antisemitism issue.

I suppose it's not anything that any of us could know but we are living in interesting times with regards to Russian and the West and without wanting to be too conspiratorial I was wondering if that could be a part of the issue.



09 May 2019 02:25:37
Ed001 do you see any of Reece James, Zouma, Bakayoko or Morata getting a chance at Chelsea next year and do you think any of them will make the cut? Cheers.

{Ed001's Note - it depends on the transfer ban. There is also Aina (I think it is him, I have literally just woken up so apologies if I am thinking of the wrong person) who is in the mix to become a regular. Personally I really like James and would have him as the rotation/back up option on the right and offload Zappacosta. I think he will defo make it. I believe the plan was, before the ban was enforced anyway, that Aina would be the cover as he could play left and right, if I remember correctly, while James had one more year on loan.

Under normal circumstances I would have expected Zouma to be sold, but I think he will have to be held onto this summer and will get his chance. A good player but he is a long way short of the player he was before his injuries. Not sure he can catch up to where he was.

Gattuso is unsettling a lot of players at Milan, he is far too confrontational with them and I really do not see Bakayoko ending up there in the summer. While I think there is a player there and he would make it, I am not convinced he will get (or want) the chance and is likely to go somewhere else. However the transfer ban may well mean he is forced to stay. In my opinion that would be a good thing, as he is a step up on Barkley and Kovacic.

Again Morata looks likely to be stuck whether he or the club really want him. Giroud wants out to play regularly. No one else can sign if the ban is in place and the options are youngsters and no coach ever wants to rely on youngsters.}

1.) 09 May 2019 07:27:08
I think loaning Reece another season would be far from wise. His loan went as well as you could've possibly hoped for.

If you now loan him again, then that's just deflating for all loanees. It basically means that no matter how well you do, you still won't get a chance.

While getting Aina back would be smart, the smartest thing would probably be to get Aina back to have him rotate on the left side, with James rotating on the right with Azpi.

{Ed002's Note - That is not going to happen.}

2.) 09 May 2019 08:23:54
Could I ask why, Ed? Too much inexperience?

I think it must be deflating for a guy like Reece who's done more than you could ask for on loan, to then just be sent on loan again.
He could quite easily end up with a coach that decides loanees are good for cover but no more. Or maybe the coach at his loan club is sacked after 2 months and the new guy decides to only trust the veterans and he ends up in the stands.

Then he'd probably need another loan to get back on track. I think it'd be dangerous to send him away again. He's shown his quality abundantly, so why not use it?

{Ed002's Note - The club are not going to start rotating younger players just for the hell of it.}

3.) 09 May 2019 08:53:31
I wouldn't do it for of it. But if they've shown the talent and work ethic that James has shown, then I think it's for the better of the team, and not just for an irrelevant reason.

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what you are talking about. It is certainly not how football teams are picked.}

4.) 09 May 2019 09:08:23
All I'm thinking is that it would make sense to replace Zappacosta this summer as Sarri hasn't used him this season. Azpi's had to play almost every match, and I'm guessing that's because Sarri doesn't think Zappacosta is good enough.

So I would try to replace him. And then I just think it would be smart for the club to use a standout loan player (Reece James) to replace Zappacosta, cost free. James has had an amazing season and has shown himself to be a terrific talent.

So to me it would make sense, for the better of the team and the club (as it wouldn't cost anything) to integrate James in the first team.

{Ed002's Note - Zappacosta has not played because there has been no need, not because he is "not good enough" - demonstrating that the cluub don't rotate players just for the hell of it.}

5.) 09 May 2019 09:31:56
Well then Azpi appears to be a superhuman if he's not getting tired after all those matches this season :-)

He's seemed a bit leggy to me in matches at times, which I thought to be normal seeing as he's playing 2 every week now.

{Ed002's Note - Well maybe they can kick him the hell out?}

6.) 09 May 2019 09:58:24
Kick Azpi out? I'd never support that idea. Guy's a warrior and very good defender.

Think it's very important to keep him around if we're already losing Cahill's experience and possibly Luiz' as well.

{Ed002's Note - So you won't be playing James then? And where is Luiz going?}

7.) 09 May 2019 11:10:00
I would be rotating James in the side to allow Azpi to rest and be fully fit for CL matches and big PL clashes etc. James could rotate in the side for early round cup matches and in PL matches surrounding CL games. No need to run Azpi into the ground I'd say.

Luiz hasn't agreed a new deal yet, so I assume it's a possibility that he'll leave. Of course he could still stay, but I just think there's the possibility of him leaving.

8.) 09 May 2019 11:40:06
ED, have a look how you’ve replied to that thread. Jackson has been nothing short of respectful and you’re still being confrontational. I understand some of the posters here are rude but come on. Jackson has a good point and it’s entirely possible to happen.

{Ed002's Note - No problem.}

9.) 09 May 2019 15:08:46
Ed with zappacosta likely leaving who will be the second rb then? Thanks.

{Ed001's Note - nobody said he was leaving, I just said if it was me I would let him go and give James the role he had in the squad to ease him in.}

10.) 09 May 2019 16:33:44
Guys if Alonso and Emerson are playing the left full back position without quarrel why can't Reece James (which I prefer to Aina) be a quality back up to Azpilicueta? I get the feeling that this has Sarri written all over it. Didn't we learn anything from CHO's situation?

{Ed001's Note - perhaps he feels James would benefit more from regular starts rather than being a rotation option?}

11.) 09 May 2019 17:08:33
Ed I appreciate your point, so who does Sarri think will play back up to Azpilicueta as we have the ban? cos if we weren't banned, I know Hysaj will be a no brainer.

{Ed001's Note - Zappacosta.}

12.) 09 May 2019 23:15:49
Can I just say I like zappa Costa I think he was never recieved well at Stamford Bridge but I like him.

13.) 11 May 2019 00:52:06
Who says Reece James is going to be rotating? I think you might just see a natural progression and takeover of James at RB, pretty much exactly how Azpi took Cole’s position. If you play James I think he’ll be RB for England in a year or twos time. Now the issue really is whether Sarri will give him a chance. Sarri dragged his heels over CHO and RLC all season. Now my personal preference would be Sarri leaves, regardless of the Europa League outcome. I want Frank Lampard in charge personally. I just look at tonight’s game and I can see why Sarri has never won anything. It’s alright having these amazing youngsters coming through, but Sarri isn’t going to play them. Time for change throughout the club, if we want to include the youngsters which we will have to now then Sarri isn’t the man to lead this club. Bring back Frank to his rightful home.




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01 Jun 2019 04:39:56
Yet, it’s the match day fans that call out other fans for not being real if they don’t go to the games. The booing from the Chelsea fans throughout the season was embarrassing. Not the best season league wise (20+ points behind city and pool) but a Europa league win was a cherry on a average looking cake.

{Ed001's Note - you may have been 20 points behind but that was because those 2 scored a lot more than usual.}



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10 May 2019 00:42:19
That question of asking if he wasn’t a Chelsea player would we sign him is irrelevant to me. A youth academy is for players to come through and play for the team. It’s become the norm at Chelsea to just ship them out so we don’t understand that like other clubs.

We could have saved a lot of money if we utilised some of our youth players rather than buying backup players (Zappacosta, Barkley, Batshuayi Drinkwater) the list goes on.



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18 Apr 2019 02:52:16
The Chelsea page misses out once again. Final post for a bit.



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17 Apr 2019 00:43:22
Recruitment, signing back up average players rather than players who are going to push the starters for a spot, not backing world class managers and lastly luck. We’ve had a few big name signings not work out and that happens.

Would love ed001’s opinion and also Ed002.

{Ed001's Note - changing managers who need different players to suit their style but not keeping them long enough to build a squad suited to that style has not helped. You have a mish-mash squad left over, as none of them have been able to last long enough to get the team sorted out properly.}



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15 Apr 2019 03:19:03
There’s whining on every page it’s no different on here.




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10 Jun 2019 01:29:26
Suso is a great player. Id take him.



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19 May 2019 01:09:33
I can’t understand why we haven’t sold him Dazza89. I do like Willian but the guys output isn’t good enough for a winger. Should have tried him in a midfield 3 i reckon.



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17 May 2019 08:28:51
You’re not an idiot Shak.



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15 May 2019 13:30:56
Miss Darren wood I meant more so there youth as in their young players, don’t have to be from academy. Add dier and Alli to that list and you have Kane, Alli, Dier, rose and winks, all starting many games from them. Irrelevant they haven’t won a trophy as they have a net spend of $0. If they invested Half as much as we have over the last couple of years they would have won the title or at least a trophy ( fa cup or Carling)



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15 May 2019 07:30:37
I’ll be honest I haven’t seen one game from him. But he’s got rave reviews from Wigan and captained them last game? Pretty good for a loanee if you ask me .

I also don’t rate Azpilicueta or Alonso in Sarri’s system. I’ve always wanted fullbacks to be able to push the line quickly and overlap with a good cross. something city and Liverpool have done immensely. Takes a longggg time for Alonso and Azpilicueta to catch up and overlap our wingers. Our biggest weakness in my opinion.