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01 Jul 2020 12:11:48
Chelsea will submit a bid for Havertz.

Lampard believes Kai is a player who will help his side challenge next season. Havertz is very keen and #CFC have followed a similar approach to this as with the Werner deal.

Lampard and Rüdiger have been in contact.


1.) 01 Jul 2020 12:25:21
Main part of this is that Hevertz is keen.

There is only one ending when agent Rudiger gets involved haha.


2.) 01 Jul 2020 12:45:15
Hi Shak, what’s your source; besides what do you think of Milinkovic Savic being linked to Chelsea as Le 10Sport reports (unreliable I guess? )


3.) 01 Jul 2020 13:05:28
Matt Law did say Chelsea are poised to make a bid. Not sure when that will be though. There are rumours that one has been made but I would say they are premature.

However, I don't think its a surprise to any of us that Havertz is keen to join us.


4.) 01 Jul 2020 13:12:23
Obinna i could be wrong but I remember Ed saying we don’t have any interest in SMS, I think we are focused on Havertz Ed has said we have been interested in him for a long while now.

As good as SMS is I think if we don’t get Havertz we are better off sticking with what we have. Havertz for me is the kind of player you don’t miss out on if the opportunity presents itself.

I agree Shak, if indeed he is keen to join us we should definitely do what we can to tie this up. This summer transfers can set us up for the foreseeable future .


5.) 01 Jul 2020 13:26:07
Ed has said we were talking to Bayer about the the price, if we do put it an official bid then surely its because we’ve come to an agreement, hopefully havertz is keen, ed Has there been any contact regarding left back leaving? So much taking chillwell etc but I’m sure it was we will sign a left back if one leaves,


6.) 01 Jul 2020 13:30:42
Maybe Chelsea could be poised to make a bid. But Matt Law didn’t write or tweet anything like that. It was Simon Phillips that tweeted it and tagged Matt Law. Matt Law eventually asked him his name was tagged to the tweet. You can recheck just to be sure- you will find out that there’s no article or tweet of sort from Matt Law.


7.) 01 Jul 2020 13:37:00
SMS is boss too.


8.) 01 Jul 2020 14:59:14
Agree with the sentiment that while SMS is a very quality player, he isn’t what we need. We have Kante and Kovacic to man deeper midfield positions and I’m not sure that SMS is at his best in an advanced role. Also keep in mind the price would be up there and he isn’t necessarily young at this point.


9.) 01 Jul 2020 15:30:11
I very much doubt the SMS rumours are true.

However, its well documented that Chelsea want Havertz. Most of the stories that he wants Chelsea, and players of Chelsea and a former player have been in touch with him are probably true.


I think its a matter of when rather than if. That's my opinion anyway.


10.) 01 Jul 2020 15:43:39
Ed said we're not in for SMS not so long back. I'd forget it.


11.) 01 Jul 2020 16:01:21
Willian has apparently agreed to Move to Arsenal at the end of the year. He wants to stay in London and they have given him a path.


12.) 02 Jul 2020 17:56:22
Matt Law has now said we will be progressing after the German Final.

His team mate has just said:

"I think Kai dreams of playing there. He has that desire. And I think if he decides to play in England, he will be a success. ”

—Leverkusen Full Back Wendell on Havertz.

So as I said his very keen to play for Chelsea.


 

 

26 Jun 2020 20:46:56
Hey Ed2, hope you are well mate. I was wondering whether or not it will make a difference if Bayern Leverkusen get in the Champions League or not in terms of the sale and value of Havertz? Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Aside from it being unlikely, BL are expecting KH to leave this summer.}


1.) 26 Jun 2020 21:17:24
Yeh it does seem unlikely that they will get into the champions league from their domestic league position.

Is there any other interest in the player from other clubs barring the ones we know about - Chelsea, Bayern and possibly Real Madrid.

Thanks mate.

{Ed002's Note - Bayern Munich could make a bid but they have a deal for another player to complete first. Real Madrid don’t have the money to buy this year.}


2.) 26 Jun 2020 21:36:17
Can really see him ending up here I know people think it’s unlikely after Werner and Ziyech but I think he’d come. Biggest club in London showing ambition again and his best mate Werner has also just joined. Think we’d be a major attraction.

Heard his decision will be made after the cup final against Munich on the 4th July, is that true Ed?


3.) 26 Jun 2020 22:14:05
Thanks Ed2, appreciate your inside knowledge mate.


4.) 26 Jun 2020 22:24:11
I don't think the conclusion of the cup final makes a difference. I am pretty sure he has decided where he wants to go and his club are probably are aware of his intentions.

I personally think wherever he goes, we will known prior to the final. It would be a great final game for his club.


5.) 27 Jun 2020 10:23:06
Havertz will stay with BL for another season and go to Real Madrid next summer.


6.) 27 Jun 2020 11:12:59
What gives you that information MDW? Last I heard from various sources is he wants to leave this summer regardless!


7.) 27 Jun 2020 14:46:04
Ever the optimist MDW.


8.) 27 Jun 2020 16:14:20
BLM, Havertz has been quoted as saying that his preference is for Madrid - Madrid haven't got the money this summer - so putting 2 and 2 together - but it'll probably be 5!


9.) 27 Jun 2020 16:54:20
Wherever Bayer finish in the League he will probably go and play a blinder against United or someone in the Europa League and add £30m back on lol.


10.) 27 Jun 2020 17:18:54
MDW that statement isn’t true and hasn’t actually come from the player it was just one journalist that stated that and there’s no proof.


 

 

24 Jun 2020 10:44:19
Don't shoot the messenger, however, I am told that Chelsea have submitted a fairly large offer for Kai Havertz?

I'm not sure of the validity of this, however there seems to be some noise coming out about this offer.


1.) 24 Jun 2020 11:00:51
As I say, don't shoot the messenger. This could be complete hoax or have some truth in it.

Anyway I thought I'd share it for those that are interested.


2.) 24 Jun 2020 11:08:42
He’s coming to Chelsea anyway, I’ve had this feeling since the Werner deal. Something special is happening at the bridge again 💙

Be like when West Ham signed Tevez and Mascherano of the same nationality except we’re a bigger club and we’re now showing proper ambition again.


3.) 24 Jun 2020 11:08:44
Be good if you quoted the source which I presume is the Express quoting Pipe Sierra (whoever he is) on Twitter?
All this 'I have heard' makes a mockery of the genuine info the Eds pass onto us.


4.) 24 Jun 2020 11:09:13
£76m being reported in Euro press.


5.) 24 Jun 2020 11:22:39
As I said Turvey it's for those who are interested. It wasn't meant to upset you and after all it is a rumour/ banter site. It's not designed to make a mockery of anything either.


6.) 24 Jun 2020 11:30:47
When Ed002 says it is true, or the club formally announce they've agreed a deal, I'll believe it.
Until then it is guesswork.


7.) 24 Jun 2020 11:41:46
Agree with Shak there some people get really upset on this site when people post stuff from elsewhere. Think some might be having a hard time with their girlfriends lol. Like Shak has stated it’s a rumour/ banter site after all and it’s nice to see regular posts otherwise it’d just be a boring page like the Man City one. Personally I se Havertz happening 🤞🏻.


8.) 24 Jun 2020 12:11:52
Don’t you know? Unless rumours come to us from Roman himself, or Divine Providence we can’t share them here as they aren’t worthy!

. anyone else remember the my dad’s pool cleaner is married to X player’s dog walker rumours?


9.) 24 Jun 2020 12:25:47
Exactly BLM, cheers mate.


10.) 24 Jun 2020 12:30:40
It’s exciting times for Chelsea fans. I think many of us would like to see this one happen.


11.) 24 Jun 2020 12:44:18
Wasn't that the guy who broke the Hazard transfer news Rowey?


12.) 24 Jun 2020 13:43:09
The very same, J 😂.


13.) 25 Jun 2020 03:26:48
Frankie says NO Chelsea bid made.


14.) 25 Jun 2020 08:11:26
I generally wouldn't take what Frank says seriously.

He also said the deal to get Willian and Pedro committed till the end of the season was relatively easy.

That’s why it took till last day off the deadline to get them signed. Must have been a piece of cake.


15.) 25 Jun 2020 08:31:39
Unless Edward the second says it I don't believe anything else on the news the newspapers or the worst thing to happen to humanity other than fossil fuels social media end of debate.


16.) 25 Jun 2020 11:07:15
Maybe do a bit of research before posting meaningless rumour that is freely available to everyone on News Now and Twatter.
The Express is one of the worst culprits for picking clickbait from Twatter.
No wonder the Eds get annoyed at rumours that come from such unreliable sources.


17.) 25 Jun 2020 11:17:59
I really hope I'm wrong but I think Havertz will end up at Real Madrid if not this summer then next.


18.) 25 Jun 2020 12:14:19
Turvey my post seems to have bothered you a lot mate.

I said, it was for those who are interested and so if it doesn't interest you then you didn't need to read it and could have just ignored it.

It's a rumour/ banter site and it's good to get conversations flowing.

Gola, of course Ed2 is the one and only when it comes to reliability.


19.) 25 Jun 2020 12:24:00
MDW I hope your wrong mate. They have recently signed the youngster Reinier Jesus so it may hamper his development if they sigh KH.


20.) 25 Jun 2020 17:20:54
I really hope we step up for him, he would be immense in our midfield.

As for people not liking the rumors being posted, it is only annoying when people keep asking the eds if they are true or not. I really do like when these are posted and we can have banter, but I also like having the eds around (:


21.) 26 Jun 2020 00:25:22
Cheers Matt, appreciate it mate.


 

 

18 Jun 2020 10:17:46
Werner has been completed. Classy transfer and a game Changer for us.


1.) 18 Jun 2020 14:03:11
RBL have praised those who are responsible for transfers at Chelsea. As Ed said, we are very easy to negotiate with tbh.


2.) 18 Jun 2020 15:57:14
Seems like a dig at Liverpool, like ed said they didn’t go about things the right way and turned players head then couldn’t afford him.


3.) 18 Jun 2020 19:20:33
That be right too Matt.


 

 

17 Jun 2020 18:23:06
Ed hows the Werner transfer progressing? Have the few issues been resolved and will the transfer to Chelsea eventually go ahead. Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - I am sure it will be fine.}


1.) 17 Jun 2020 18:33:07
Thanks for the reply Ed.


2.) 18 Jun 2020 10:20:44
And just like that, Chelsea have confirmed it's been agreed.


 

 

 

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05 Jul 2020 09:20:30
Kante has had four different injuries this season. Yesterday was his second hamstring issue, after reported muscle, ankle and the bigger knee injury from the Europa League final. 19 games missed this season and likely to miss Palace.

I would normally say the great man needs to be rested but his vital for us. Despite of his injuries, he gives 110% on the patch, plays with ❤ on his sleeves.


1.) 05 Jul 2020 10:56:49
One of the most like able players ever. Hope he can adapt his game as he is now getting to his 30’s, really think he still has a lot to offer another 2-3 years at the top for sure.


 

 

04 Jul 2020 22:05:57
Zouma made a massive difference, his presence and the number of aerial duels won made a big difference.

Pulisic was again the best player on the pitch. He is so direct and reminds me of the great Eden Hazard. What a class player we have here. He will be his own player.

Giroud must start over Abraham every day of the week. He still has the quality to lead our line.

Willian has been brilliant recently, class act.

Reece James needs to get upto speed. Glad to see him in the pitch.

Massive 3 points.


1.) 04 Jul 2020 22:20:50
Barkley played really well. He’s really staking a strong claim in that Midfield.


2.) 04 Jul 2020 22:45:00
Thought Reece did okay but agree otherwise. It’s Reece’s first 90 minutes in a while so he should improve next game. He does need to look up more sometimes he’s very lazy and always looks to play backwards despite his quality on the ball.


3.) 04 Jul 2020 22:47:56
Zouma didn’t seem interested in wrestling the attacker like rudiger just concentrated on the ball, done nothing special just went about his job which was what is needed from a CB, christensen worried me early on nearly losing it at the back, l kept sarr really quiet, few times he could run at azpi someone was over quick to help,


4.) 05 Jul 2020 00:03:06
I didn't quite like how we were playing in the 2nd half, I felt our build up play was far too slow and there were far too many passes. For me it's a very risky game when your only winning 2-0 but decide to slow down the game. Had Kepa not made that vital Welbeck save then we would have been in trouble.

This goes onto emphasis why I rate Pulisic very highly, he is always looking to make things happen (rather than recycling the ball around), when he gets the ball the first thing he does is drive at the opposition, not only does this bring fear into opposition but it creates space for our players which leads to a chance.

Agree Matt, Zouma kept it simple. Its just consistency we lack, let's hope we can win the next three games.

As for Reeece James I've followed him a lot since last year at Wigan. I must admit, this is probably the most unfit he has looked for me. Prior to lockdown he was injured and I know it all plays a part. Just want the beast inside him to come out because when his back, his awesome.

{Ed001's Note - I found my notes earlier from the first time I looked at Pulisic when he was just a kid. Even back then all my notes were positive about him, how he was a natural athlete with lightning pace, good touch, close control and kept the ball tight to him when he dribbled. I just wonder if in a few years you will be talking about how it was good to have sold Hazard as it enabled him to get settled into the first team.}


5.) 05 Jul 2020 09:39:21
Just a general thought: I think some time ago Ed02 said that Pulisic’s natural position was on the right wing. He hasn’t really played in that position for us, however, and I was just thinking whether his natural position is in fact the Left wing, if it’s Frank’s choice or whatever?
Regardless, he’s a really good player, and clearly one with a huge future!

{Ed001's Note - I think, from what I have seen, he is comfortable anywhere across the front line.}


6.) 05 Jul 2020 09:58:23
Sure seems that way!
Lately, I have thought about having Alaba behind Pulisic, it would really be a dream. In general, Alaba would be such a good signing with how versatile he is. Probably not realistic, but one can dream. :)


7.) 05 Jul 2020 10:44:03
Any of the Ed’s know if most players from the US and Canada are aiming to play in the premier league at some point? Was just thinking of Alphonso Davies, I wonder if Bayern feel it’s just a matter of time before he wants a move like Pulisic.

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what "most players" want but Germany is popular for them and Work Permit rules in England and Wales make it far more difficult for players to make a move.}


8.) 05 Jul 2020 11:00:53
Thanks Ed1, I always appreciate your views on a player because you are dead fair and I respect them a lot. Great read too. What you seen In Pulisic when he was a kid is what he seems to be showing consistently. I love the fact that like Hazard, he is always trys to make things happen which shows his got a tough mentality being brave. He seems very humble and grounded too.


9.) 05 Jul 2020 11:18:18
Yeah bit of a generic question but I’m happy with the answer. While I have you Ed, when do you think we will see some changes to the endorsement process for work permits from what the FA have it now? I know there was uncertainty about how the recruitment process would look after brexit. Perhaps there may well be as much chance of a young Mexican kid making his debut in the Prem as their is a young Frenchman soon.

{Ed002's Note - Post Brexit the same rules will apply to EU players as do to non EU-players now, but the rules are being adapted to take in to account International ranking and appearances again - the main drivers will be cost and wages. Eventually The FA will push to have more HG players in the senior squad but there remains considerable objection to that from a few PL clubs.}


10.) 05 Jul 2020 12:14:30
Yeah I mean their priorities do seem at direct odds with each other sometimes, The FA concerned with the future Quality of the national team and the premier league clubs wanting to create the best squads they can wherever the players hail from. That said the Prem has been severely unbalanced compared to other leagues (60%+ non English players compared to 49% in Germany) for some time now.
The whole international appearances as a criteria doesn’t seem the part approach, but the exceptions criteria just annoys me “We’re going to pay lots of money for him and we’re going to give him really high wages, so trust us and just give him a work permit”. It’s not the money that annoys me as it isn’t mine and isn't really my concern but the logic of it all is just flawed, the endorsement criteria the FA have on international appearances is of sound logic but it’s like they have inserted this caveat in the exceptions criteria that allows rich clubs to just avoid the rules and so the entire purpose of the Endorsement process which is to almost throttle foreign signings.
*its worth noting that ofcourse Scottish, Welsh and Irish players in the Prem are also considered Non-English.

{Ed002's Note - The exceptions opportunity exist if there is a particular talent that can be obtained cheaply - and it generally works well.}


 

 

03 Jul 2020 00:06:43
Inter have started talks with Chelsea to sign Emerson Palmieri. Antonio Conte wants him as LB for next season after Hakimi. Official bid to be made soon.


1.) 03 Jul 2020 00:14:54
One interesting transfer happening is Osimhen to Napoli. I didn't expect that at all.

{Ed002's Note - Perhaps you should read the pages here and not just use Twitter.}


2.) 03 Jul 2020 00:33:38
Just seen Fabrizo say put something out regarding the transfer.

I haven't really filtered the European pages but I know 100% that you would have verified it ed2. Not going to doubt your knowledge at all. Just wish you was able to assist us Chelsea folks here more often.


3.) 03 Jul 2020 00:53:15
Ed2 looks like you've hit the nail on the head with Bellingham and Dortmund.


4.) 03 Jul 2020 08:52:53
Great news if we can get about £20m for him then reinvest that towards any of Telles, Tagliafico or Digne, I’m fine with Alonso being back up.


5.) 03 Jul 2020 12:00:28
Kenny CFC, I'm still fuming about West Ham so, at the moment (until I calm down), I don't believe Alonso should ever be allowed to pull on a Chelsea shirt again after his West Ham performance (although I could say the same about Kepa / Rudi / Barkley / and even Dave! ) .


6.) 03 Jul 2020 19:52:40
Alonso should only play when Frank opts for the 3-4-3, or similar derivative formation imo.


 

 

02 Jul 2020 17:31:32
I did mention yesterday that Chelsea were planning a bid for Kai Havertz. The guy who mentioned it to me said that Chelsea had put in a bid in the region of 75m and said it will be responded to after the German Cup final. Let me say one thing about this source, not sure what his links are but he has got an awful lot right and I've seen it with my own eyes. Not saying his as reliable as ed2 at all but he does get a hell of a lot right. Plus he hasn't said anything different to what Ed2 has said so that's a food start.

Matt Law now saying that Chelsea looking to step up pursuit after their game on Saturday (which will be in response to the opening bid I assume) . 😉⌛️ #CFC #Havertz.


1.) 02 Jul 2020 22:13:28
Very confident we will be seeing him in our shirt at the Bridge next season Shak.


2.) 02 Jul 2020 22:56:25
Apparently Lampard and Antonio Rüdiger have been in contact with Kai Havertz in regards with a move to Chelsea but as one would expect, Timo Werner has been in regular contact with his friend too.

KH is very keen to come to Chelsea, which has now been confirmed by his team mate, albeit he says English league.

This deal will gather up pace after Saturday is over.

In my opinion, Kai will be 🔵.


3.) 03 Jul 2020 08:53:56
I’ve said for ages it will happen as soon as he comes we can put Rudiger on the market he’s a better agent than footballer 😂.


4.) 03 Jul 2020 10:16:02
Lol Kenny.


5.) 03 Jul 2020 11:48:04
😂😂😂 Kenny just murdered rudiger. someone should call the police.


6.) 03 Jul 2020 12:02:42
I'm just hoping that Havertz wasn't watching the West Ham game - it would put him right off signing!


 

 

02 Jul 2020 17:07:53
Ethan Ampadu is the answer to those who want Declan Rice as a CB. His had a tough year but no doubt he can provide the assurance we need being a young 6ft CB who has absolutely bags of potential.

If we are going to buy a CB then it will have to be someone with leadership qualities. Declan Rice is not a CB, he may have been one in his early years but the Premier League is a whole new game. We don't need to gamble with the reported fees.


1.) 02 Jul 2020 18:11:50
It's been a tough one for Ampadu. I think Ed001 mentioned before that it was a funny spot for him to go on loan, with the CB's they have there. Let's be honest, those two would have a decent shot at being first choice for us too. I think he has a shot at being an important part of the squad next season.

I don't know where our CB search lands. If Thiago Silva didn't have quite so many miles on the clock he'd be ideal - a real leader at the back. But its probably more than a couple of years too late for him. It's going to be a tough, tough hole to fill.

{Ed001's Note - it was odd to loan out Ampadu when he was good enough to play regularly for the first team as well. I mean that lad has serious quality and could have been useful in midfield as well as defence. Though it has allowed Gilmour a moment to shine, so not all bad.}


2.) 02 Jul 2020 21:45:02
Yeah, it's a funny one all round. Ampadu is a talker and organiser too, doesn't have experience on his side but that isn't a prerequisite to being a leader. If he has the confidence then he could come straight into our squad and fill a leadership role.


3.) 02 Jul 2020 17:24:12
Shak, I’m more convinced that Rice as a leader than I am about him being a CH.


 

 

 

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04 Jul 2020 23:39:30
Thanks Ed2, that sounds rather promising and gives us good hope. Thanks.


 

 

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04 Jul 2020 22:34:55
Ed do you reckon we should be hopeful of an agreement? Is it likely in your opinion or will it be difficult. Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - It would not be unreasonable to expect that something can be completed.}


 

 

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04 Jul 2020 09:38:20
Ed did say he will be leaving BL this summer.

Ed did always says that Bayern would be keen to agree a deal for next summer so I wouldn't discount them yet.

Has anything changed or still the same as per before ed?

{Ed002's Note - Nothing has changed in terms of Havertz at this time.}


 

 

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02 Jul 2020 23:08:12
Lol J.


 

 

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02 Jul 2020 17:56:22
Matt Law has now said we will be progressing after the German Final.

His team mate has just said:

"I think Kai dreams of playing there. He has that desire. And I think if he decides to play in England, he will be a success. ”

—Leverkusen Full Back Wendell on Havertz.

So as I said his very keen to play for Chelsea.


 

 

 

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05 Jul 2020 17:33:43
I think Jorginho will be sold this summer. His a terrific player in a system that works for him. Not sure if the issues in his personal life have had an affect on him.

Unfortunately, we don't have a reliable defence or a competent GK that can save him when a mistake is made or due to his defensive frailty. I don't want to slate Jorginho because he was very important in the run of games that we won at the start of the season.

I think we are seeing Lampards's future vision. No.6 and two no.8's

Kante (Gilmour), Kovacic (Mount) Havertz (RLC) .

I suspect Barkley, Jorginho, Bakayoko and Drinkwater will all be sold this summer.


 

 

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05 Jul 2020 11:00:53
Thanks Ed1, I always appreciate your views on a player because you are dead fair and I respect them a lot. Great read too. What you seen In Pulisic when he was a kid is what he seems to be showing consistently. I love the fact that like Hazard, he is always trys to make things happen which shows his got a tough mentality being brave. He seems very humble and grounded too.


 

 

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05 Jul 2020 09:13:40
TK I think your missing the boat here mate.

First and foremost, Lampard was obliged to play Rudiger in defence and ahead of Zouma due to his work rate on and off the pitch. Rudiger has shown commitment and composure in his other role which is 2nd to none.

Moving away from the joke above, I won't get too carried away. At some point in the season all our cb's have given us all glimpses to be excited about and now its Zouma's turn. I'm sure its not too long before Christensen gets dropped due to an error and Rudiger returns. Its just the story of our season unfortunately.


 

 

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05 Jul 2020 00:05:14
JBS I didn't want to talk about that mistake but it must be highlighted because against a top opposition that would certainly lead to a goal. That's the only hiccup in an otherwise composed display.


 

 

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05 Jul 2020 00:03:06
I didn't quite like how we were playing in the 2nd half, I felt our build up play was far too slow and there were far too many passes. For me it's a very risky game when your only winning 2-0 but decide to slow down the game. Had Kepa not made that vital Welbeck save then we would have been in trouble.

This goes onto emphasis why I rate Pulisic very highly, he is always looking to make things happen (rather than recycling the ball around), when he gets the ball the first thing he does is drive at the opposition, not only does this bring fear into opposition but it creates space for our players which leads to a chance.

Agree Matt, Zouma kept it simple. Its just consistency we lack, let's hope we can win the next three games.

As for Reeece James I've followed him a lot since last year at Wigan. I must admit, this is probably the most unfit he has looked for me. Prior to lockdown he was injured and I know it all plays a part. Just want the beast inside him to come out because when his back, his awesome.

{Ed001's Note - I found my notes earlier from the first time I looked at Pulisic when he was just a kid. Even back then all my notes were positive about him, how he was a natural athlete with lightning pace, good touch, close control and kept the ball tight to him when he dribbled. I just wonder if in a few years you will be talking about how it was good to have sold Hazard as it enabled him to get settled into the first team.}