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09 Jan 2022 11:51:43
Ed, any truth in the stories that PSG are interested in signing Lukaku this summer?


{Ed002's Note - I don't know what the stories are saying but knowing that PSG are likely to need two strikers in the summer and only have one already agreed then perhaps someone has suggested prior interest in Lukaku has returned. I know that representatives of the clubs have spoken about other matters but I am pretty sure that Lukaku has not been mentioned at this time.}

1.) 09 Jan 2022 13:39:54
Thanks Ed. They were very basic, PSG interested in taking advantage of unsettled Lukaku stories.

2.) 09 Jan 2022 16:57:18
I hope they come and get him if he doesn’t want to be here.

3.) 09 Jan 2022 17:07:30
Our history is one of NOT keeping players who want to leave.

I don’t think he wants to leave. All water under the bridge as a I’m concerned.

4.) 09 Jan 2022 18:36:25
Can I ask which striker has already agreed to go to PSG Ed002? Moise Kean?

{Ed002's Note - Wrong page - this is the Chelsea page.}

5.) 09 Jan 2022 19:44:17
Sorry Ed002, will ask on the European pages.

6.) 13 Jan 2022 00:37:43
Just answer the question Ed and stop being an arsehole with the replies some of Eds on these pages think they are god with some of the answers they give to questions always making a sarcastic reply do your job answer the questions and stop being so arrogant.

{Ed002's Note - I will leave it to the other Eds so you and the other ignorant wits will be happy.}

7.) 13 Jan 2022 23:42:28
Oh have I hit a nerve grow up and do the job correctly or leave simple as.

{Ed002's Note - You can stop whining you little bitch - you got what you wanted and ruined it for everyone else.}

8.) 14 Jan 2022 05:19:28
I would humbly suggest stiv65, that you go and frequent another site where posts such as your above 2 are acceptable. They are totally unacceptable to myself and, I dare to suggest, all of our regular long term readers and posters on this page.
Our Ed's are the best, they don't get paid and do this out of the goodness of their hearts.
All the Eds have said most abusive posts are deleted. I'm glad yours (and it is abusive) has been put up, so we can actually see the kind of crap ( sorry lowering myself to your level now) that they have to deal with.
C'mon fellow posters, post your support for the Ed's and hopefully get rid of "clowns" or cee you next tuesday's like this from our page.
Just go away little man!



21 Dec 2021 16:53:08
Ed, is Sergino Dest one of the players Chelsea have discussed with Barcelona.


{Ed002's Note - Yes.}

1.) 21 Dec 2021 23:03:28
Thanks for the reply.



31 Aug 2021 18:26:54
Saul is all agreed, loan with option to buy.


1.) 31 Aug 2021 18:47:21
This is very good news it takes the pressure off Jorghi and Kante in particular.
He's also a more physical player and close to 6ft tall which can be handy at times.
Now TT needs to get him back to his best which was very good.

{Ed001's Note - he can play all over the midfield as well, before Simeone's negativity made him a holding mid he often played on the wing or as an attacking mid.}

2.) 31 Aug 2021 18:52:38
We have done a very good job.
If it works and he does well, we will have great options for next summer as well.

3.) 31 Aug 2021 18:52:51
As always ed001 love your opinion on players.

What do you think of Saul and how do you think he will fit into our team?

{Ed001's Note - I love Saul, he is a fantastic player and can do pretty much anything on his day. He is a proper utility player as he can play pretty much any position. You can use him to sit behind say Kante or further forward in the central midfield. I think he was exactly what you needed. Get him playing to his best and he will be a fan favourite because he works his backside off and has quality to go with the workrate.}

4.) 31 Aug 2021 19:41:05
I was surprised your lot didn't try and sign him Ed001.
Midfield is the weakest part of your team.

{Ed001's Note - wages were the issue or I am sure we would have.}

5.) 31 Aug 2021 19:41:17
Thanks Ed appreciated.

Do you see him taking jorginho place in the squad then.

Him and kante.

{Ed001's Note - very welcome.

Once he is up to speed and Kante is fit, I would expect it to be those 2 as the first choice midfield. And it is, on paper anyway, a bloody good, great even, midfield.}

6.) 31 Aug 2021 19:45:33
Has he the ball quality, press resistant / creative, whenever I’ve seen athletico everyone just seems to be work horses. Left footed cm, so I’m happy,

{Ed001's Note - he was an excellent attacking mid before Simeone worked on him. Plenty of ability on the ball, it was just not being used at Atleti. Honestly he is one of my favourite players.}

7.) 01 Sep 2021 13:16:19
Hi @Ed001, I read your comments above with both interest and a smile on my face, as agree with you on Simeone’s impact on Saúl. I then noted this excerpt from the initial words from Saúl joining Chelsea…

”Chelsea have promised me to train in my position, to play we will see. To return to certain customs that I do not do now, that is the most important reason for my decision. ”

Let’s hope Tuchel works his magic with Saúl!

{Ed001's Note - I think he will be a brilliant signing. I did say a few weeks back that Saul would be my fantasy choice signing for Liverpool and I haven't changed my opinion on him being a great player because he has signed for a rival team. I am excited to see him play in the Prem to be honest, though I do wish it was with us rather than Chelsea!}



03 Aug 2021 12:24:08
Ed, I imagine it doesn't change much as we're concerned, but is there any chance Chelsea will approach Spurs about Kane, now that he's staying away from training?


{Ed002's Note - No.}



16 Jun 2021 09:28:24
Reports that Chelsea have agreed personal terms with Haaland should be taken with a massive handful of salt.


1.) 16 Jun 2021 10:10:09
Not sure, that ExWHUEmployee on Twitter has proved reliable in the past, I'm inclined to believe him/ her. However, by now everyone should know that agreeing personal terms with the player is hardly cause for optimism in terms of a deal being made.

Dortmund won't want to sell and would probably only accept a deal for a ridiculous amount of money. Can't see a deal for Haaland going through this summer.

2.) 16 Jun 2021 13:23:14
It came out from a journalist on a podcast before that Jackson. I think we'll agree a fee with Dortmund, but the other costs could prove difficult. Although I think the club, and it's project, would be an easy sell to Haaland.

3.) 16 Jun 2021 13:35:44
⬆️just to be clear, no matter where it came from, I don't believe it and ex West Ham employees, or current ones for that matter, shouldn't be trusted.

4.) 16 Jun 2021 14:12:46
touch we can get this over the line. however ever ed002 is the best source out there.

this story is going to run on all summer. this is just the beginning. however let's hope Maria can work her magic again. We wasn't expecting Werner, Havertz or Chilwell.

5.) 16 Jun 2021 14:15:28
Guy's got a good track record though. Mentioned Edou Mendy last summer around mid August when most Chelsea fans probably had never even heard of the guy.

6.) 16 Jun 2021 19:18:13
This Haaland transfer smells of Jadon Sancho to united last summer.

Will drag on an inevitably not happen. But hey, what do i know. The only inside knowlage I'm privvy to is that my boss at work is playing away from home.

7.) 16 Jun 2021 19:46:37
JCFC i I think you’re probably right about Haaland but it’s always useful to have something on your boss.

8.) 16 Jun 2021 20:45:59
JCFC, we are not talking Man U but Chelsea here. Huge difference, and I doubt our management will waste their time on a possible deal with DOrtmund if they don't have some firm belief they can get a deal.




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06 Jan 2022 15:33:06
Dest now being reported as our first choice signing for the wingback / wide midfield role. I suspect he was one of our main targets for the summer to serve as a rotational option for both right and left, but this has now potentially been brought forward due to injuries. In his large breakdown ed described the fee Barcelona were after as (I think) eye watering. I can't imagine our injuries and the fact it's January will make it any less eye watering. As they all are, this will be a difficult deal to pull off.


1.) 06 Jan 2022 16:29:51
I’ve asked what his like as don’t know anything, I had a quick look and his progression with the ball was very high, but his assists / chances created was very very underwhelming, but also that was played RB, and that was last season, not sure about this season,

2.) 06 Jan 2022 16:38:27
Good player, though my only concern about Dest is that I think he’s vertically impaired.

3.) 06 Jan 2022 16:50:07
I think there’s a reason Barcelona are willing to sell he’s poor defensively too. I’d go for Maehle of Atalanta if I had the choice.

4.) 06 Jan 2022 17:33:19
He's defensive ability is a concern Bruce, but less so in our system than Barcelona's. I'm a big fan of Maehle, impressed pretty much every time I see him play.

5.) 06 Jan 2022 17:48:28
Is Dwight O’Neil of Burnley left or right wingback, saw his name talked about on other pages, good player knows the league, and is it Robinson at Fulham, was really good v us last season until sent off lol.

6.) 07 Jan 2022 10:24:41
Dest has only recently gobe to Barcelona, so surely odds against him coming to CFC in this window at least, or even in the summer unless for eye watering sum that we may not be willing to pay?

We could obviously really do with wingback cover right now though.

Ed002 have a v informative response to TomB re this on 1 Jan, and hopefully am summarising right: Ed persuasively suggested that likes of Theo H or Digne may not want to come (as Alonso replacemen) cos when Ben C recovered could be playing second fiddle to him and wouldn't want to.

So I guess my question would be if there is any update on possibility of Emerson being recalled from Lyons (or Rahman from Reading), or whether CFC looking to get by now using talent within existing player pool?

{Ed002's Note - I have answered that already.}

7.) 07 Jan 2022 13:51:07
OK, thanks Ed.



05 Jan 2022 19:14:29
Looking like either a back four, or Saul is playing one of the WB roles.




03 Jan 2022 17:24:11
I thought it was a great performance yesterday. Individual mistakes led to us conceding two goals, but we showed a lot to come back into it, were the better team overall and should have won the game. Thought Chalobah was excellent after his early mistake, which led to Mane's goal. Mane obviously. shouldn't have been on the pitch - the officiating was, interesting.

Our wide midfielder / wingbacks are a problem. When James and Chilwell were playing well, they were the conduit between the two central midfielders and the attackers. Alonso and Azpilicueta are struggling to perform this role, which is impacting our attacks and often resulting in an attacker being isolated in possession - ultimately loosing that possession.

I think a tweek to the system is required, rather than signing new players for the positions. Mount playing a bit deeper, with a front two ahead of him would, in my opinion, help. Performances like the ones we saw from Kante and Kovacic also go a long way to solving the problem.


1.) 03 Jan 2022 22:02:57
Good post J.

2.) 04 Jan 2022 09:41:04
I enjoyed you post “J”.

I think we can get away with things in the RWB position but the LWB position is a problem.

I would like us to recall Emerson (if possible) or give Saul a proper go in that position.

3.) 04 Jan 2022 11:22:29
Emerson, (knows the system, the coach, the club, the squad etc) makes the most sense to my mind by a mile. But l, he and Lyon have to agree to it, maybe they'd need / want a fee to cancel the deal - which requires some negotiation. They're not having a great season, if that makes any difference.

Saul has had such limited opportunities that I can only think Tuchel really doesn't fancy him, anywhere on the pitch. I've made my feelings clear on him, no need to repeat that over and over again. But, I'd like to see him start at LWB against Spurs - if not now, when?



02 Jan 2022 07:51:23
Lukaku either needs to be completely dropped for today's match, or start. No, putting him on the bench, half measures. Tuchel's dealt with it internally, and I'll support his decision.

But, I'd be dropping him. You just can't do what Lukaku did, not without consequences. Limited punishment sends the wrong message to the rest of the squad. The fact it's a top four rival is irrelevant.


1.) 02 Jan 2022 08:19:19
I somewhat agree J.

I find the whole thing strange but on the other hand, the guy just spoke his mind and how he felt at that time.
It's just unnecessary noise and distraction, something we don't need right now.

2.) 02 Jan 2022 09:04:12
player power .

3.) 02 Jan 2022 10:35:51
Im pleased the club have ommitted him, if he is not happy and misses inter that much then let's see if they would take him back his comments baffle me still.

4.) 02 Jan 2022 10:36:27
So RL not in squad today as a result of what he said some time ago in Italy. A pit he was not disciplined then, at a time he was sidelined cos of fitness anyway, but I guess the club had not known about it then, and only a few days ago when broke in UK press?

Now the disciplining comes after he has had a couple of good games and got on the score sheet and when squad badly hit already by C.V. and injuries. And with Liverpool at the Bridge today, and many tough January matches to follow in quick succession. A pity, but seemingly necessary for the club and TT to do this.

Had been among those who were not v enthusiastic about resigning RL because was far keener on forlorn hope perhaps of Haaland, but obviously got behind RL once he was CFC player again and he appeared to love being back, got off to a great start. If he takes the disciplining in right way and comes back firing on all cylinders on the pitch will be behind him again.

But this RL saga for me raises once more the issue of how we get a spine in team of loyal world class CFC diejsrfs as with PC, JT, FL, and DD all with on field leadership qualities. This has to be at the centre of thinking about recruitment.

5.) 02 Jan 2022 11:26:55
The timing of the interview is of little consequence as I’m sure the club only heard the content when Sky Italy started to trail the interview three weeks after it took place.

The fact that he said he never wanted to leave Milan and he would like to play for them again while he is still a top player, was disrespectful to our club in my opinion.

I do understand the rationale as to why he is not in the squad today.

I would have played him and told him to go out and show the fans how much our club means to him.

This looks like a decision made by TT and fully supported by our board. So, I support that decision.

Hope it doesn’t come back to bite us.



01 Jan 2022 13:03:17
For all that's been said by, and about, Lukaku there one thing that's true. If he wants to be here, there's only one way out of this hole he's dug for himself - play well and score goals. Football is fickle, goals significantly impact memories.





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09 Jan 2022 13:39:54
Thanks Ed. They were very basic, PSG interested in taking advantage of unsettled Lukaku stories.




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07 Jan 2022 22:55:19
A left sided player makes little sense, before we know what's happening with others. But, Dest is a predominantly right sided player who can also play on the left. With Azpilicueta looking likely to move on, strengthening our right hand side is important. A decent signing here would allow James to fill in at RCB too. The fact Dest can add depth to the left aswell just makes it make more sense for now, when we're short there, rather than the summer.




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30 Dec 2021 15:51:17
I'd argue Mount, Lukaku, Havertz and Werner are our top forwards. All of which have missed periods this season.




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30 Dec 2021 11:46:34
The club don't look at it a season at a time. Why would we sign Digne, who can't be match fit and Everton want shot of, on an expensive loan? Unless one of our long term options is available making any signing because of an injury is a crazy notion.

Of course they / we want to be competitive in all competitions, which we currently are. We're second in the league, if we're not challenging City for the title, who is? No one, in reality they'll likely run away with it - because through the course of a league season they are currently the best team in the league - by a stretch. We've got a great chance of progressing further in the UCL, making a final in the League Cup and I'm sure we'll be competitive in the FA Cup. Not to mention the opportunity to add the CWC to our trophy cabinet. We're doing all this with a few CV cases and a injuries, but our backups aren't good enough. Seems to me that most, even those I don't like, are doing a decent job for the club.




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24 Dec 2021 21:53:20
Fantastic Ed, Merry Christmas.





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15 Jan 2022 18:01:24
Against these teams I think we're keeping it tight and looking for one golden opportunity on the break, which has previously worked under Tuchel Vs such opposition. That goes out the window when we let a goal in, and we can subsequently take the shackles off to get back into the game.

Questions are asked why we didn't give it a go when we loose by a goal or nick a draw under these circumstances. Just as questions are asked about being naive when we play more open and get comprehensively beaten by the likes of City.




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15 Jan 2022 17:54:41
100% agree G8.




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07 Jan 2022 18:16:01
Good campaign from Arsenal.




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06 Jan 2022 17:33:19
He's defensive ability is a concern Bruce, but less so in our system than Barcelona's. I'm a big fan of Maehle, impressed pretty much every time I see him play.




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