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17 Jan 2019 16:50:29
Looks like Higuaín will soon be signing and should be available for the Arsenal game.


1.) 17 Jan 2019 17:36:34
Would be good to have him on the bench. Think we'll start with a false 9 either way.

2.) 17 Jan 2019 19:09:55

CHO Pedro and HAZARD.

3.) 17 Jan 2019 20:19:37
weely if he won't sign a new contract why would sarri bother having any time for him? cho.

4.) 17 Jan 2019 21:16:49
Pedro, Hazard and CHO would form our best attack, but think Sarri will favour Willian. Especially as both he and Pedro scored last game. Here is to hoping that Higuain brings back the best of Hazard - we need him scoring like he was at the beginning of the season.



13 Jan 2019 13:23:19
It looks like Michy is going on loan to Monaco until the end of the season.

Hope it goes well Michy.


1.) 14 Jan 2019 10:58:52
Like the guy. Hope he does well.



12 Jan 2019 23:09:52
Looks like Higuain is on his way, according to Sky.

My views are well known but I hope I'm wrong.

Welcome to the Mighty Blues Higuain.




08 Jan 2019 22:55:11
Big and maybe some people will say good news just around the corner lads.

Our squad will look so, so different in the next few days!


1.) 08 Jan 2019 23:13:56
eh? what's that tom? don't leave us hanging like that.

2.) 08 Jan 2019 23:15:31
You just being hopeful or.?

3.) 08 Jan 2019 23:22:45
what u heard?

4.) 08 Jan 2019 23:33:55
Spoke to the guy that told me minimum three out and minimum two big signings this window.

He tells me the two in could now be four.

He told me that Sarri is going to be very happy, so I assume one of them is Higuain. I’m not happy because I want Us to keep Morata.

My only concern is the same guy told me JT was going to sign an extension to his contract.

Don’t shoot the messenger lads.

5.) 08 Jan 2019 23:49:39
I hope you’re referring to Icardi, that’d make any manager happy ;)

I’m looking forward to the coming weeks, thanks for the update Tom!

6.) 09 Jan 2019 00:25:38
I think your guy could be right Tim. Some big transfers are around the corner.

Higuain will make a difference. His clearly disinterested at Milan.

7.) 09 Jan 2019 00:44:05
I agree about Morata, I have no doubt he will turn out to be a great striker, such a confidence player . He makes it look easy scoring with his head . He has the natural goal scorers ability to be in the right place to score goals, but has such a lack of confidence in finishing. I would preserver but he obviously wants out, and maybe not a sarri type player. No doubt another one we will have let go too early .
Going by tonight's reports then I assume it will be Higuain, I suppose he will do a better job in the short term, but long term, someone else in the summer .

8.) 09 Jan 2019 07:53:59
I just don't feel Morata could cut it out at a big club due to his fragile mental state. He is so based on confidence and that is probably because of his lack of game time in his career. As a striker you need to sometimes make something happen out of nothing, the amount of times Costa bailed us out when we won the league under Conte is the benchmark in terms of confidence for a top striker. Confidence is massive.

Morata will probably come good at an average team somewhere in the world where there is no pressure or little of it. Obviously at Chelsea you will headline every week. Everyone want to compare you to Drogba or Torres. I am actually confident that he will come good but he don't have the confidence for a big club and his almost 27 soon. I say he will come good because his career at Chelsea started brilliantly. His movement, headers and scoring with his feet were ok. Surely you can't go from being a hero to zero in terms of goals, he has ability.

Good luck to him for the future. Hope it works out for him whoever he plays for and hopefully we can recoup as much money back as possible.

9.) 09 Jan 2019 08:56:17
no not hopefull tom b but wondering wat news you might have pal.



02 Jan 2019 13:04:59
Not sure about this supposed TA transfer.

If he is leaving, I wish him well in his career.


1.) 02 Jan 2019 14:24:59
Who is TA?

2.) 02 Jan 2019 14:54:11
Tammy Abraham i suppose.

3.) 02 Jan 2019 14:57:26

4.) 02 Jan 2019 15:12:58
Never thought he was Chelsea level think he’ll be a very good striker at a lower premier league club or upper championship level.

5.) 02 Jan 2019 15:32:59
Best of luck to him, I do like him but don’t think he’s quite good enough for a top team.

6.) 02 Jan 2019 16:00:11
Tammy Abraham?

7.) 02 Jan 2019 22:33:53
This has got to be a nonsense post - why would we sell for £18m? Why would we sell at all? Nonsense.

8.) 02 Jan 2019 22:34:24
Also, I thought players could only play for 2 teams in a season - he has played for Chels and Villa? Nonsense.

9.) 02 Jan 2019 22:35:35
We’ll never find out now will we as unfortunately we don’t play people who warrant a chance. Instead we play strikers who can’t hit a cows arse with a banjo. Tammy has scored goals consistently and you’re either born a goal scorer or not.
We’re becoming a laughing stock of a club now. I see Juve also want CHO now, meanwhile we’ve signed an American who won’t end up being anywhere near the level of CHO when they both hit their peaks.

I’m writing this whilst watching the game, and yet again Sarriball continues to be boring and non-productive in the attacking phase. I’ll be honest I’m nowhere near impressed as what I thought I would be with Sarri. If plan A doesn’t work he’s got no back up plan. Changes needed at the club!

10.) 02 Jan 2019 23:08:57
I understand the frustrations of posters but let’s keep the faith, look at the positives and hope the second half of the season produces positive results!




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18 Feb 2019 21:31:19
Totally gutted. We created very few clear chances and we have some players playing badly and some lacking in confidence.

The substitutions, as usual boring and With the ball we were slow and withouthe ball even slower.

Alonso will get pelters for the first goal and losing the ball cheaply in midfield for the second wasn't fantastic and Kepa didn't cover himself in glory.

I think our midfield was caught in the break to often but also unlike the Utd midfielders they didn't track back to fill the gaps.

We live to fight another day. Come on my MIGHTY BLUES.


1.) 18 Feb 2019 21:39:12
Tom, I really really admire how much optimism you have. I'm finding it hard to have the same views as you, but I really wish I could! Breath of fresh air.

2.) 18 Feb 2019 21:41:32
Agree Tom but there was a bit of faster passing of the ball tonight. Not a bad effort but could have done with a few goals. Im a fan of Sarri and hope they give him time but as we are Chelsea i can't see him being here for long if this keeps happening. Matic should have seen red and Mata fouled so many of out players it just not funny Pogba was good tonight. can't blame our mishaps on the ref but we should have scored a few.

3.) 18 Feb 2019 21:48:46
Cech, I always blame Chelsea for making me go prematurely gray.

Thi frustration is something I’ve learned to live with over many years. I just find it easier to be positive about football and get stressed about things in life that matter!



15 Feb 2019 12:23:48
I am a defender if Sarri and I was a defender of Conte.

Jose achieved great things at our club but on both occasions I had enough of his antics but also on both occasions I thought he should have seen out the season.

Abram Grant did better than I thought he would and he seemed like a genuine guy.

Football under Scolari was all over the place and with no shape.

Guss was much loved and he did very well in his short spell and we should have reached another Champions League final.

AVB was IMO borderline bonkers.

Benitez, never had a chance being ex Liverpool and his substitutions made Sarri's look dynamic. He did win get us another big European trophy and I think that means we are the only English team to have won all the major English and Euoropean trophies.

Carlo was probably my favourite and from the outside I believe he was treated shabbily by our club.

Conte had dignity and I certainly didn't want him to leave but his lack of commitment to our club by not extending his contract always struck me as odd.

I wonder what my analysis of Sarri will be at the end of this season when we have more silverware in the cabinet and we finish in the top four?


1.) 15 Feb 2019 13:30:00
Now that we're discussing our former managers, I want to state I wanted Carlo and Conte long term. Like you rightly said Ancelotti was poorly dismissed and I also regret all circumstances that resulted in Conte's sack. You may feel he was defensive but he never got the backing he wanted which I believe put him up for squabble.
No matter how beautiful our brand of football is, no manager can last without success in trophies. That's my fear exactly when Sarri came on board. We're not only used to trophies in recent years but that's the way to go. Conte is a winner and I believe that he would have built a very strong side for us if he was backed.
As a Chelsea fan, I will keep on supporting Sarri even though I still have my doubts but if in case he leaves, I wouldn't mind Conte back hoping that the club will support him.
Just an opinion and you are free to share yours.

2.) 15 Feb 2019 13:39:56
Very comprehensive list of managers, however you have missed out RDM.

Anyway since 2012 we have had AVB, RDM, Benitez, Jose, Hiddink, Conte and now Sarri. Averaging almost 1 new manager per season which bonkers. Obviously, we won during each change but that luck will eventually end.

David Luiz has backed Sarri and his philosophy and I agree with him 100 percent. Sooner rather later it will work and it will spell a great future style for the club. When Sarri does leave we should continue with the same philosophy rather than going back to defence.

3.) 15 Feb 2019 14:21:55
Blimey Shak, how could I forget Robbie D.

Strange thing is I always considered him to be tactically inept but in the final he pulled a rabbit out of the hat.

Utmost respect to bloke and he will never be forgotten but I was never confident he would be a long term solution.

4.) 15 Feb 2019 23:02:36
Jose NO1.



13 Feb 2019 20:41:54
What a player we have got in Pusilic.

Can go both ways and works hard. Love it.


1.) 13 Feb 2019 20:48:33
looks really good jadon sancho is some player 2.

2.) 13 Feb 2019 20:51:44
100% his always been terrific. His worth ethic is what we lack now. He presses just the way Sarri wants his players to press.

3.) 13 Feb 2019 21:03:40
ya really excited by him he's 10 times the player willian or pedro is currently.

4.) 13 Feb 2019 21:09:41
sell hazard an willian buy sancho and icardi then wel be in buisness.

5.) 13 Feb 2019 21:48:55

6.) 13 Feb 2019 23:41:46
never seen pepe play wheely.



12 Feb 2019 22:21:33
To lighten the mood on this site can I ask my fellow posters to name there top five Chelsea players.

Mine are, in no particular order.

jimmy Greaves.
Frank Lampard.
Peter Osgood
John Terry
Gianfranco Zola.


1.) 12 Feb 2019 23:01:11
John terry
Frank lampard
Didier drogba
Ashley cole
Gianfranco zola

i wasnt alive to see how good osgood and co where so i wouldn't judge my top 5 on dvd clips iv seen of peter even do he was a good player. the 4 of them 5 have been the spine of our team in the most successfull time of the clubs history and zola was just the most beautiful footballer ul ever see.

2.) 13 Feb 2019 01:23:43





The core players of our most succesfull spell as a club.

I think every player was the best player in their position in the world at least in 1 of the seasons. they played for us.

(Btw you can barelly get another player like Lampard these days, how on earth anyone rate Gerrard or Scholes above him is a joke)

3.) 13 Feb 2019 07:46:26
Lamps cole.

4.) 13 Feb 2019 07:56:09

Shout outs to Hasselbaink, Vialli, Dessaily who were class.

5.) 13 Feb 2019 09:08:08
no shout out to lamps shak are u mad.

6.) 13 Feb 2019 09:45:52
Jimmy Greaves
Peter Osgood
Frank Lampard
John Terry
Didier Drogba

Like many, the fifth 'could' be one of a number but I picked Didier because he delivered at the right time adding to our successes.

7.) 13 Feb 2019 13:47:46
Lol Magic. Lampard sits top of the list for me.



11 Feb 2019 15:57:39
No matter what article or platform I choose to express my views on, I'm always pleased to comment on constructive views.

I put my views forward in the full knowledge I will get pelters from some posters but they are my views and I stand by them.

I welcome opposition views no matter how obnoxious but I appreciate that this platform has the ability to edit any post.

I will NEVER be offended by my fellow posters views or questions but I will never except language without argument that I consider to be offensive to any player of the club that I supported for over 55 years.

Come on my MIGHTY BLUES.


1.) 11 Feb 2019 17:51:36
Tom if it makes a diffs. I really enjoy reading your posts and comments. Its always positive and makes sense. I can read your short and long stories. Suggestion. Signup to for a "Ed's" position. Ed002 help us out with Tom if you think he is good enough. Maby do a writeup on current players or performances.

2.) 11 Feb 2019 18:18:18
I think your posts have become deadwood Tom if I'm honest mate

Only joking mate keep up the good work how is your health now better I hope.

3.) 11 Feb 2019 18:58:03
Thank you both for your comments and Franco I’m happy and deserve to be called deadwood. Haha.

My health isn’t very good and if I’m honest I cannot see it improving much.

The Roman era has brought me so much joy, I just wish some of my fellow supporters could just enjoy our successes because we can be sure it won’t last forever.

I would also like to say in general the quality of posts on this site has, in my opinion, improved beyond all recognition. If any of you get bored just check some other teams sites.


4.) 11 Feb 2019 20:41:10
good luck sir.

5.) 11 Feb 2019 23:38:11
i enjoy all your posts especially after defeats because your a man who has seen the highs the lows etc. meaning u take defeats on the chin and look forward to the next game not come on and give out about d same players and sarri every time we lose like some people do.




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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.




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13 Feb 2019 19:37:53
MDW, I think you might have to much time on your hands!

Did make me chuckle!




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13 Feb 2019 12:55:45
Mrs Costa, I never wanted Sarri as our manager, I wanted Conte to satay and the players who were moaning sold.

Some posters gave me pelters saying Sarri was different gravy and he MUST be our manager. These posters also criothe board for the delay in hiring him.

So, I’m asking the board and fans, just for once, let’s see a project through.




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12 Feb 2019 21:49:07
Matt,! i don’t think some our players need to talk to their agents for a move there performances on the field means they are toast anyway!

As I’ve already said Pep finished 4th in his first season and then with the backing of his board got new players in.

Klopp, I think has managed 8th, 4th and 4th and it’s only now you can see Liverpool looking like the finished article.

The board and fans were told this was a project and Sarri made it very clear his methods would take time to get a across to the team.

I do think his substitutions are boring and lack imagination. I also think he has been to loyal to certain players.




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10 Feb 2019 18:53:47
My guess is Sarri didn’t think CHO was up to this match after being sick in the week.

Also, I don’t think CHO will be leaving in the summer.





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19 Feb 2019 21:10:54
I agree LondonBlues, I think Sarri requires more time but I also think his stubbornness and boring substitutions will regrettably be his downfall.

I can’t remember who the poster was who said “the players will be getting away with it again” but I think that point is well made.




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19 Feb 2019 20:23:54
Andrew, I don’t want Sarri sacked but I do agree about Carlo coming back but I’ve got this strange feeling the board/ owner might well make a surprising appointment.




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19 Feb 2019 19:15:44
Very constructive post Matt. Your proposed team wouldn’t be mine but I get your rationale.




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19 Feb 2019 11:26:44
G8, I don’t necessarily want some of those players to leave but the club finds itself in a position where it has to make contract decisions on players who have NO contract or just one year left on their current deal.

Could be an interesting window.




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19 Feb 2019 10:12:44
My guess is ther will be substantial changes in the next transfer window.

IMO, the majority of the following will be leaving:-

and maybe one or two others.

Our board has big decisions to make, I hope they have a DofF in place sooner rather than later because I haven’t got a huge amount of faith in their ability.