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30 Dec 2019 00:38:58
So I'm hearing Chelsea are linked with Upemacano. Interesting if true given Arsenal been after him for ages.

1.) 30 Dec 2019 10:28:03
2020 looks feasible for him.

2.) 30 Dec 2019 14:35:06
That would be a brilliant acquisition, the pairing of Rudiger and Upemacano would strike fear into the hearts of most teams. If this does actually happen, then I assume that Christensen will be leaving?

3.) 30 Dec 2019 17:07:23
If this has come from Carefree Youth, he was talking about Aubameyang putting a transfer request in after the game. The account always puts mysterious posts up and the rumour mill goes crazy before they state what they meant.

Don't think we're after Upemacano.

4.) 30 Dec 2019 18:16:31
Spot on J. It seems that's way.

5.) 31 Dec 2019 05:42:02
Will Ake be our first signing?

6.) 31 Dec 2019 09:52:17
I hope not he isn’t good enough.

7.) 31 Dec 2019 10:50:10
I agree with J and don't think Upemacano is likely in January (and don't think was on Ed002's list) . Would guess Ake and perhaps Sancho possible in this tricky winter window, but Ed002's list of possibilities (my thanks added to those of others for this) of course the best guide as always to what might or might not happen.

8.) 31 Dec 2019 14:43:06
Why would we want Ake? He’s not an improvement on what we have. Upemacano is available for €40m, and is tipped to be one of the best defenders in the world.

9.) 31 Dec 2019 15:05:10
Let’s see what happens but we are short of natural left sided players.



18 Dec 2019 21:58:13
Guys there you have it - Osimhen is the latest player we are linked with. Add him to the list I did yesterday.

1.) 18 Dec 2019 23:37:20
decent player very good option for us to sign he's battle with tammy for a spot . id imagine going for some1 more high profile like werner would mean ud nearly have to gaurentee um as d main man.

2.) 19 Dec 2019 08:39:19
I'd prefer Osimhen not to join Chelsea- and wait a little longer before leaving Lille because I have no doubt in my mind that he would be the top striker for one of Europe elite team very soon rather than come to Chelsea to fight for a first team shirt with Tammy Abraham. He's better than Chelsea's bench.

3.) 19 Dec 2019 08:41:16
But I think its the right time for Samuel Chukwueze to join Chelsea if the club wants him.

4.) 19 Dec 2019 13:49:23
Chukwueze is fairly raw, however a lot of potential. Will chelsea pay the amount being quoted - very doubful.

5.) 19 Dec 2019 14:34:23
At a top club, we need some top players. Remember when we had Drogba AND Crespo? Or When we had Vialli, Hughes and Zola fighting for two spots and didn't we have Flo as well? Competition is good. I would like us to get the best strikers we can. I would love for us to sign Timo Werner [23]. The rumour is that he is destined for B. Munich and it is unlikely we can get him in January. But money talks and we can offer much better wages. I think we should be looking at players with a little experience at the top level rather than just great prospects.

6.) 19 Dec 2019 20:07:33
i would say very much so timo wernee should be top of the striker list the man is a goal machine he's exactly what we need to push tammy even higher or maybe steal his spot at the moment let's be honest bats and big giroud are never going to displace him. never heard of chukweeze in my life so id imagine who ever he is he's fairly young an raw . wat is the point in signin another raw talent we already have that with pulisic an hudson odoi albeit pulisic is probably not that raw but still relatively young an plenty improvements can come from him but he's been great so far.



15 Dec 2019 15:11:24
Frank Lampard is keen for recruitment staff to start work on finding potential new goalkeepers for the summer. There are some doubts over whether Kepa will remain as the club's long-term No. 1.

1.) 15 Dec 2019 16:02:25
André Onana of Ajax would be a keeper worth buying.

2.) 15 Dec 2019 16:32:27
I can’t remember his name, there’s young German keeperplaying in bundesliga, big and tall; read about him; huge potential and vocal,

3.) 15 Dec 2019 16:35:07
IMO it would end being another KDB - Salah situation.

4.) 15 Dec 2019 16:49:21
I will say that Onana is a terrific keeper. If Chelsea ever were to replace Kepa then he would be my choice.

5.) 15 Dec 2019 18:10:38
That would be Alexander Nubel Matt Martin. Odysseas of Benfica also looks a good prospect.

6.) 15 Dec 2019 19:20:21
Think we saw the best option on Saturday: Aaron Ramsdale.

7.) 15 Dec 2019 20:36:46
I agree with TomB we must give Kepa more time and decent settled first choice back four to protect him better.



29 Nov 2019 08:34:14
- Willian Chelsea contract in 'bizarre' stalemate.
- Chelsea are 'aware' of Jadon Sancho Dortmund situation.
- Wilfried Zaha is 'on the Chelsea radar'.

Updates via The Telegraph Matt Law.

1.) 29 Nov 2019 11:11:17
I have a feeling that Pedro, Giroud and maybe Alonso will leave this window, subject to our ban will being lifted.

I also think Willian will eventually sign a new contract despite Matt Law referring to the negotiations as “bizzare”

I don’t think we will rush to replace Giroud if he goes in January but we would need a left back (please Chilwell) and maybe another wide player. I’m not a big fan of Sancho, so I hope we look elsewhere.

2.) 29 Nov 2019 14:11:35
I think your right Tom. Lampard has hardly utilised Pedro, Giroud and he seems to have found alternative ways to get around not playing Alonso. So I would be surprised if they remained at the club post January. I doubt a Giroud replacement is necessary unless we get someone on loan as a short term cover.

Willian is an interesting one, I would prefer that he signs a new contract and stays. We need senior players and to his credit he has been pretty good and deserves his place in the lineup on merit.

I am hopeful the ban is lifted
and we are active in January but how likely is it that Leicester parts way with Chilwell? He would be great for us but I think summer is more realistic unless you know something I don't. If Chilwell is not up for sale then I doubt we will buy a left back should the ban be removed in January. I believe his the top target for Chelsea.

I would take Sancho who seems to be up for sale in January. Given his age and the fact that he has enormous potential could be great for us. Should that fail then I can see the club go for Zaha.

My ideal January scenario;


3.) 29 Nov 2019 14:26:38
I’d love Chilwell in January but really cannot see Leicester selling with their season going so well.

Ziyech is my choice for RW, desperate to see a left footer to give us a new dimension.



18 Nov 2019 15:50:56
So what is your team vs Man City Guys?

My team for the game is the following; two main talking points - Reece James and Kante.


Reece James



I think Reece James is the player to handle Raheem Sterling. He is very quick and will be able to overpower Sterling physically. Azpi is a great professional, however, he will be beaten too many times should he start given his lack of pace and Sterling's pace and trickery. Furthermore, Reece James will be able to make the most of any attacking chances we create which will be vital for us in this game. He can build on that performance vs Zaha. The rest of the back 4 are no brainers.

I would keep the combination of Kovacic and Jorginho in the middle of the park. Not only have they been phenomenal this season, however, in a game like this they will be able to keep possession for us which is important. Against Man City you need players that are confident in possession and are press resistant and these two are the very best in our sqaud in terms of possession and resisting the opposition press. If we can't keep hold of the ball vs City then it will be a long afternoon.

Kante's energy will be important in this game and he is defensively more astute which will be very important vs Man City. Mount's omission makes us less threatening perhaps but I think Mount's influence will be minimal and Kante's will be significant.

The rest of the guys in the line up are no brainers.

What do you guys think?

1.) 18 Nov 2019 17:22:10
I would pick your exact team CFCShak.

2.) 18 Nov 2019 19:59:24
Good team Shak.

3.) 18 Nov 2019 20:04:01
I’d go with that too but I just hope frank sticks with Reece, I think he’ll start Azpi and then Reece midweek. Now N’Golo is back we can rotate in midfield as well. Mount should come in midweek to give Kovacic another rest.

4.) 19 Nov 2019 08:34:54
If only Kovacic can score.

5.) 19 Nov 2019 14:56:19
My team as well Shak but I have a feeling he will somehow squeeze Mount in as well, possibly for Pulisic. Not my choice but I think Lamps will play him for his pressing and energy.

6.) 19 Nov 2019 18:30:25
I have the same feeling too G8. Plus we got a big game against Valencia shortly afterwards.

Does anyone know if Pulisic has recovered from the hip injury? If Pulisic is free from injury then I think he will cause City problems, however that is dependant on whether or not he is selected.




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11 Jan 2020 22:22:23
Chelsea's next 5 League Games

Newcastle (a)
Arsenal (h)
Leicester (a)
Man Utd (h)
Spurs (h)

Arguably the most important phase of games for us this season. All 5 games are tricky 1 way or another. We need to beat Newcastle and take some momentum into the four games which are crucial in terms of our top 4 aspirations.

If we win against all of our rivals then we will be in a very healthy state and the confidence this will do for our young team will be immense. We need every player to play like lions in the next 5 games. Come on Chelsea!



11 Jan 2020 17:06:53
Credit to Barkley who i thought was really good. His had a tough time of late with adverse media.

1.) 11 Jan 2020 17:15:41
Exactly! Think he's had some very iffy games this season, and the FA-cup game from him wasn't that impressive although he scored.
Today he had the guts to drive the ball forwards, play some offensive passes and, although he didn't shoot when he had a few opportunities, he still got something very good out of it and instead found some very nice passes.
I actually think he perhaps deserves to start the next game as well!

2.) 11 Jan 2020 17:42:09
I agree. He deserves to start next game. He did all the right things and hopefully he can kick on.

3.) 11 jan 2020 21:26:04
i did post earlier that for me the players who deserve special praise after today’s game are cho, james, barkley and tammy.

let’s hope we can now go on a consistent run. four of our next five premiership games will probably be crucial to our final league position.

come on my mighty blues.

4.) 11 Jan 2020 21:42:43
Spot on Tom. Tammy definitely should have had more goals. Once he gets that right he will be phenomenal.

I thought Willian was also really good. He has actually been arguably one of our best performers this year. His been a joy to watch.

5.) 11 Jan 2020 21:49:55
That’s hard to argue with Shak, he has generally been top drawer!

I suppose Tammy would be top of most lists although Kovacic had a string of superb games.

6.) 11 Jan 2020 22:13:23
Also you said in one of your earlier posts that our next 5 games are crucial in determining our final position. I couldn't disagree.

Newcastle (a)
Arsenal (h)
Leicester (a)
Man Utd (h)
Spurs (h)

I am confident that we can get through them games. Fingers crossed we can win them all.



11 Jan 2020 00:43:11
Good luck to the team tomorrow. Let's hope we can turn our home form around for the better. I am fully confident that tomorrow we will not slip up.


1.) 11 Jan 2020 09:04:26
That would be my team as well Shak.

2.) 11 Jan 2020 09:33:59
Hopefully the rest afforded to some of the players works in our favour today. We need a good win. Need the confidence creeping back into the lads.



09 Jan 2020 19:52:03
Reece James on the verge of signing a contract extension.



03 Jan 2020 09:52:19
Personally I don't think we will sign the big profile players we have been linked with in January. I. e. Sancho, Werner, Chilwell, Dembele and Zaha (too expensive) etc. I think it's fairly obvious that none of these players are attainable for one reason or another in January. I hope we can do deals for Sancho and Werner for the summer though.

Realistic targets for January guys?

If I was a betting man I would say Ake, Chalov and maybe Danni Olmo if he doesn't move to Barcelona. Thoughts guys?

1.) 03 Jan 2020 10:18:55
"If I was a betting man I would say Ake, Chalov and maybe Danni Olmo. " I would take Olmo, but Ake and Chalov are average at best. I don't think we'll get Sancho, Zaha is more realistic, player plus cash perhaps. We should go all out for Werner, he's a real talent, the other strikers that we're being linked with look bang average in comparison.

2.) 03 Jan 2020 10:38:52
Would like Ake, a left footed CB is something we need and for me he'd be our best CB. Don't want Chalov, i've watched very little but from what i have he doesn't look any better than Michy. Would rather stick with Batshuayi until the summer and then go for Werner. And for Olmo he looks like a decent little player but i doubt we're actually in for him.

If i was a betting man the only player i'd bet on us signing is Ake and even that move has it's doubts. It's too hard to predict with us. Our top targets as you said can't be done until the summer and with Lampard wanting attackers who can offer goals and assists in January i can't see players who we've been linked with that can Guarantee that. it'll be a very interesting window for sure.

3.) 03 Jan 2020 11:41:53
I thought the Ake deal might have been done quickly. I suppose it goes to show there is no such thing as a done deal in a football transfer window.

4.) 03 Jan 2020 12:07:15
If we sign Ake we haven’t learnt a thing. Good player but no better than Rudiger, Zouma or Tomori.

I’d rather sign no one than buy him without sounding harsh because we’re not improving we’re just stagnating.

5.) 03 Jan 2020 12:33:40
If we sign Ake or any other player it will be because management at the club want to sign him.

It’s NOT about learning lessons and the management will take little or no notice of what the fans think.!

We are no different to any other club. We have made very good signings and some that haven’t worked out but I trust the senior people are always doing there best to improve every level of club.

Ake is left footed and that is something that all our centre halves are not. He can also play LB.

Anyway I doubt we will sign now!

6.) 03 Jan 2020 13:09:40
we were the most successful club in the prem last decade. think they have done fine lol.

7.) 03 Jan 2020 13:18:32
Let’s just sign someone cause he’s left footed shall we TomB? What an awful comment! I’m left footed should the club sign me? 😂.

8.) 03 Jan 2020 13:19:46
We were lucky because we made a few good signings under Jose I. e Costa, Cesc and Matic that carried us to two league titles. Apart from Hazard and Kante as well our business has been awful.

9.) 03 Jan 2020 13:20:06
Absolutely Wheely!

Been going to the Bridge for way over fifty years and since Roman took control it’s been beyond my wildest dreams!

Long may it continue!

10.) 03 Jan 2020 15:14:07
Stop hiding behind the name changes 06111991.

If we sign Ake or you, it’s because the club rates him. Whilst it’s all about opinions ours don’t matter. when it comes to transfers.

I personally don’t care who we sign, for me, as soon as they put on the shirt, they are the best.

11.) 03 Jan 2020 15:18:50
Very interesting views from fellow posters and it was a nice read.

06111991 I don't think any comment is awful mate. It a viable opinion by Tom and one I'm sure the club considered given that his left footed and could play as the left side CB aswel as a LB should we lose Emerson or Alonso in the January window.

12.) 03 Jan 2020 15:22:09
Regarding our successes and failures in the signing of players.

My guess is our percentage of success over failures is better than most clubs but maybe not as good as others.

13.) 03 Jan 2020 15:32:00
Bet you’re fun at parties TomB.

14.) 03 Jan 2020 16:03:04
Miserable as sin when we get beat but luckily over the last fifteen years or so that doesn’t happen very often.




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12 Jan 2020 18:20:18
Kante is a world class player and will forever be a legend for us. I think he deserves his exit if he wants to try something new. I couldn't disagree with your post J.

Next year he will be 29 years and it will be the perfect time to sale him and recoup some money.



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08 Jan 2020 22:36:27
Haha. Love the response Ed. Seems like the most bizarre rumour from them all. Midfield is probably the last position the club are looking to strengthen. Kante, Kovacoc, Jorginho, Mount, RLC etc.



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06 Jan 2020 20:09:53
100 agree. Ed2 is the source.



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05 Jan 2020 22:22:15
Well it's avenue Chelsea could exploit in that case. IMO it would be a win win situation if Inter take Giroud and if we get Gabigol in return by paying some nominal cash on top.

I'm a fan of Gabriel Barbosa and have followed him since he was a young player in Brazil. He definitely knows where the back of the net is, he is a serial goal scorer. Worth a chance in my opinion.



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05 Jan 2020 19:56:39
It's not his loan club. Its the fans account.




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19 Jan 2020 01:11:24
Eli I could not disagree mate. Very well said.



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16 Jan 2020 20:23:46
Fantastic news Tom. I was waiting for this one to be announced because his the real deal for me. He will be one of the very best in the world soon.



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16 Jan 2020 20:22:19
Bless you G8, I really appreciate the update. Always look forward to the info and the humour you add to the text which is brilliant. Thanks.



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15 Jan 2020 23:06:37
Nothing but respect for the big man. His played his part in the club's history.



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15 Jan 2020 21:56:18
Nice one G8. Appreciate it.