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02 Jul 2020 00:13:35
Can we get something clear. So much talk about getting a new keeper but who's going to buy the worlds most expensive keeper from us,

Matt martin

1.) 02 Jul 2020 05:10:29
That’s The issue; we took such a huge risk with Kepa and it didn’t pay off. I honestly don’t even see us get half of what we paid!

2.) 02 Jul 2020 05:34:23
The loan deal to Valencia seems a bit more realistic than a sale.

3.) 02 Jul 2020 05:57:14
It’s not just a goal keeper problem Matt.

Individual errors, a mental fragility, lack of leadership and poor organisation are bigger worries.

4.) 02 Jul 2020 06:19:57
Only an obligation to but and a years loan will get rid of that clown.

5.) 02 Jul 2020 06:20:05
Buy *.

6.) 02 Jul 2020 11:11:07
Kepa's amortisized value this summer is £53m - we need to sell for £53m to break even - this isn't going to happen. A loan move is the only possibility unless Chels are willing to make a loss (which is extremely doubtful) but then the problem of Kepa's high wage comes into play. The reported 2-year loan to Valencia would be ideal but who pays Kepa's wage?

7.) 02 Jul 2020 11:44:09
We will just have to except Kepa ain’t going anywhere.

8.) 02 Jul 2020 11:52:58
exactly. No one will touch Kepa's wage unless we pay some of it.



05 Jun 2020 15:46:09
The Chelsea rumours are in full flow,
Havertz - next target
Auoar - £45m us and city
Chillwell - chelsea Leicester in talks,
Think the Werner deal took a few by surprise now there trying to be first for next player,

Matt martin

1.) 05 Jun 2020 15:58:34
I saw that Real Madrid had allegedly bid ~85 million and would loan him back for next season but Leverkusen are holding out for at least 100 million. I don't see us going in for Havertz at that price, similarly to Sancho and BVB's asking price.

2.) 05 Jun 2020 16:48:00
Two fantastic signings for next season (please confirm the Werner soon) and I’m sure there will be at least two more!

I will wait until the start of next season before I start my usual outpourings of optimism but I’m getting a good feeling.


3.) 05 Jun 2020 17:51:06
I’m still worried the Werner deal will fall through lol banged on about him on here for a good 2 years lol but yeah two brilliant deals AND bargains, ziyech shoots from distance which we need, I think we need that man next to kante, and left back and we bridge the gap, maybe not compete straight away but get closer to others.

4.) 06 Jun 2020 09:34:14
We have the man next to kante KOVACIC our best player this season.

5.) 06 Jun 2020 08:23:20
I don't know if the rumours about Havertz and Auoar are true. But if they are, wouldn't it be a bit overkill to go for more central midfielders or offensive players if we're getting Werner? We're already stacked with central midfielders also!
I think we're starting to get a very, very good squad if we get Werner over the line and sign a new LB!

6.) 06 Jun 2020 08:03:20
Don't see the need for Kai now.
We should rather invest in a CB and LB . Ed002 are we looking bat any CBs?

Feel we aren't strong enuf at the back to challenge for the title.

{Ed002's Note - A CB will be purchased if a CB leaves.}

7.) 06 Jun 2020 12:47:47
So Ed, it's a winger and an LB first, then other positions should any of the existing players leave, right?

{Ed002's Note - I said nothing of the sort. This is completely hopeless.}

8.) 06 Jun 2020 14:25:39
Hey Ed, you say a CB will be purchased if another leaves, are any of our CB’s of interest to any other clubs, or interested in leaving themselves?

{Ed002's Note - There is interest in Zouma from Spurs but they have money issues; there is interest in Andreas Christensen from Milan.}

9.) 06 Jun 2020 15:24:54
OK, thanks Ed. Those two are very different players, if KZ were to leave for instance, would a different profile of CB be looked at than if AC were to leave? Or would the incoming player targeted be the same regardless?


{Ed002's Note - Chelsea have looked at a number of options for CB.}

10.) 07 Jun 2020 04:28:47
Thanks ed.



04 Jun 2020 18:22:34
Sky / Bild / and apparently 2/ 3 reliable German journo's along with , Simon Johnson / Matt law / John cross all saying it's agreed, £50m and £200k a week, it does feel like ziyech deal and out of the blue but what i will say is all these reports and journos were posting stories of Chelsea wanting a big target man and Werner being all but done to Liverpool, so how much do the really know .

Matt martin

{Ed002's Note - Other sides than Liverpool have an interest in Werner as I have explained. Liverpool have not contacted RBL or made an offer but have disrupted their player through a series of illegal approaches. RBL have spoken with other sides including Inter Milan and Chelsea but have maintained the stance that the player has had his head turned. If an acceptable offer has been made by Chelsea then they will have permission to talk with the player. It is then down to the player to decide if he wants to make the move - and remember he has previously expressed a desire to join Bayern Munich, Manchester United and Liverpool. If Liverpool do wish to buy the player, and they should do the principled thing, then they need to make an acceptable offer for the player - but as I have explained money may well be an issue to Liverpool. So the ball is in the court of the player and Liverpool. But there remains some way to go.}

1.) 04 Jun 2020 18:35:12
Hi edd, how do Liverpool keep getting away with tapping up and approaching players illegally?


{Ed002's Note - They have overpaid for players (like van Dijk), they have been warned by clubs, they have made payments to other sides, they got an 18 month ban for tapping up a 12 year old a couple of years ago - so they don’t always get away with it.}

2.) 04 Jun 2020 18:40:48
Amongst all the excitement about it being done few stories saying that the players waiting to see if LFC come in and will make a decision then as he wants them, like you say thou. Bayern and other teams are keen so it could be a catalyst to get other teams to make there move, I won’t hold my breathe. A lot can change, also reports saying franks been in contact with the player and spoke to him a number of times, I think it’s some truth and some others jumping in with a different spin to get click bait, time will tel, cheers for response ed, was concerned that abusive idiots would affect us all with info.

3.) 04 Jun 2020 19:03:30
Matt Law has confirmed saying it’s agreed and tbh he’s the most reliable when it comes to Chelsea transfers.

4.) 04 Jun 2020 20:04:52
Matt Law said agreed in principle but could still be hijacked. Let’s not count our chickens.

5.) 04 Jun 2020 20:36:38
Ed002, if Chelsea sign Werner, would they want to sign a winger next? I am confused as to which position is Werner being looked at.

{Ed002's Note - I cannot comment on the order of signings.}

6.) 05 Jun 2020 09:23:34
Quality signing for Chelsea if you guys manage to wrap it up.

Would be a bit of a downer for Tammy though being of a similar age. All teams need options however with his breakthrough season it makes you wonder who’ll be playing second fiddle.

7.) 05 Jun 2020 11:34:42
Werner will probably play LW.



01 Jun 2020 18:24:22
Ed you've mentioned finding a striker will be difficult for us, so dembele Werner maybe hard to get etc, would we look to aubameyang as his apparently not happy to stay at at arsenal?

Matt martin

{Ed002's Note - No, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyangadingdong (S/LW) wants a new start elsewhere but Arsenal have spoken to him and he says he will consider a new contract - but it is unlikely agreement will be reached over terms and there is nothing on the table that I am aware of. PSG may offer him a way out as a Cavani replacement but they are well stocked and game time would be limited. Napoli retain an interest in Aubameyangadingdong as a preferred option to replace Mertens or MIlik - but first they will try and get both to sign new contracts. Chelsea have zero interest.}

1.) 01 Jun 2020 18:38:32
Very much appreciated as always ed,

{Ed002's Note - Just to be clear, the club will not just buy for the sake of it.}

2.) 01 Jun 2020 19:00:20
I understand that ed, was basically asking if he was on our list of targets but behind dembele Werner and whoever else we have interest in Striker wise.

{Ed002's Note - No Matt.}

3.) 01 Jun 2020 19:01:11
Do Chelsea have strong interest in Werner Ed or is he just waiting for Liverpool as we continually read?

{Ed002's Note - I have no way of determining "strong" interest. Timo Werner (S) RBL know of the interest of Chelsea who consider TW as a suitable replacement for Giroud - but they have other options. Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid remain keen - but this could change quickly depending on other targets clubs have - equally if other clubs were not able to sign their targets, interest in TW might increase. Atletico signing Cavani would likely kill off their interest and they have financial issues. There is clearly interest from Klopp, but would Timo Werner be interested in a move to sit on the bench at Liverpool most of the time? If the answer is yes, or if Firmino is leaving then it makes sense and that may well be how it turns out. Many of the fans expect Klopp to numerous players without anyone leaving and then completely change tactics and rotate them - it makes zero sense and the club has to meet Home Grown quotas as well. Last summer there was an approach from PSG who wanted Werner as a Cavani replacement - in the end Cavani stayed and they took Icardi on loan. PSG were concerned about being shunned by Icardi and have looked again at TW but have not declared any interest - now they have signed Icardi but might move him on quickly - but I would discount them. Mr Mourinho is keen for Spurs to take him but there are concerns about the cost. The interest of Dortmund has gone with the signing of Haarland - but could return in the summer if Real Madrid could prise Haaland away. Bayern Munich were never going to do business in January and played down all transfer talk but there is no doubt that Robert Lewandowski, who will be 32 at the start of next season, is going to need replacing in the next 18 months - and the plan had always been that it would be Timo Werner - they could yet look to do something or perhaps suggest he waits another year at RBL who have offered a new contract. The player has always said he wants to play for Manchester United one day but a move last summer was not possible and then Werner said he wanted to play for Bayern Munich over all others. There was a third party trying to negotiate for a BM move last summer but they were a long way apart on price and RBL looked to extend. As BM were expected to need Werner this coming summer, a release clause was agreed with his new contract that would make him available at a low fee so RBL would keep him another year and then he could move to Bayern Munich this summer. Now after a potential illegal approach he clearly wants to join Liverpool regardless of game time - the riot act has been read to him over public statements and his club is very unhappy at Liverpool, but accept that he is going to go this summer.

There was a meeting between RBL and Inter Milan in London in mid February when Inter were in town to discuss transfers with Chelsea. Inter enquired after the availability of TW but were told by RBL that they were resigned to losing Werner as the player had his head turned by Liverpool – although Liverpool had yet to approach RBL at all.

RBL may look to keeping the player for a further year if Bayern Munich are not prepared to utilise the release clause just yet. Or perhaps Liverpool will do the honest thing and approach RBL with a very good offer to tempt them to sell - or maybe they will make a €35M offer and see what happens? Unlikely for Chelsea.}

4.) 01 Jun 2020 20:12:39
Ed002 is there anything new on dembele? Does Ighalo extending his loan mean he won't be going man u? Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - No there is nothing new and there was no agreement on a move to Manchester United.}

5.) 01 Jun 2020 23:26:26
If Chelsea isn’t getting Aubameyang; Lautaro Martinez preferring Barcelona (even though he will be too expensive) ; Michy Batshuayi leaving and Werner fancying Liverpool. if M. Dembele doesn’t drifts towards Manchester United, then we are down to Giroud, M. Dembele or Osimhen as one of our strikers for the season.

6.) 01 Jun 2020 22:50:18
Sorry ed002 i meant that they won't go for him with ighalo extending.

{Ed002's Note - If that is what they have said.}



26 May 2020 17:08:33
Chelsea make Benrahma priority, and apparently already made contact with Brentford, not sure if click bait but thought I'd ask ed, skilful player / Mahrez like, cheaper option to sancho.

Matt martin

{Ed002's Note - No idea, sorry. Certainly there has been interest from other PL sides.}

1.) 26 May 2020 17:16:19
Appreciate quick response,

2.) 26 May 2020 22:39:51
I spoke to Brentford's French scout today and he said Chelsea had watched him earlier this season.




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02 Jul 2020 18:59:48
I thought today there'd be a list of defenders frank wants, instead there's a rumour about zouma being sold and other is we're stepping up pursuit of havertz, how do you step up pursuit of someone, were obviously been talking to the club, no agreement on price,

Matt martin

1.) 02 Jul 2020 20:02:12
Worst decision ever selling Zouma by far the best defender here he’s an absolute unit. Some fans don’t like him because he’s not easy on the eye which is an awful take.

2.) 02 Jul 2020 21:25:33
I love Zouma. Power house. We need a leader!

3.) 02 Jul 2020 21:54:14
I like Zouma. Not sure he has been the same since that injury but out of all the CH’s, I think I would probably sell Rudiger.

4.) 02 Jul 2020 23:01:31
BL don't want to talk about KH transfer before a final as you could imagine the distraction it would cause. Things will be more clearer after the final.



02 Jul 2020 08:34:04
I've been harping on about havertz like the rest of us have and with Werner and ziyech, tonight was a massive reminder of where the money needs to be spent, I'd love a new keeper and if you want to compete you need the best which is Oblak, but how would we offload kepa, in this climate we'd have to include him in a deal, a left back is desperately needed but again who, chillwell would be so expensive.

on the actual game too many poor performances, Tammy was shocking, wanted him to thrive with striker coming but I'm not sure he has the fight.

Matt martin

1.) 02 Jul 2020 09:31:00
Havertz is a priority transfer as he will cover a position on the pitch where we lack serious goals and assists.

Kante is playing as a no.6 and our two no.8's are not scoring or creating enough for me. We need a lot more from our midfield 100%. Barkley seemed afraid to take risks or make something happen. Mount is excellent at pressing and when we don't have the ball and uses his energy well. However, We need a midfielder who can score and provide assists. This will help us take advantage of our possession which is always high in games.

There is nothing to say that the board cannot sign Haverts and address the other issues.

LB is priorty and it will be either Chilwell or Tagliafico. Probably the latter in my opinion given the fees for involved for Chilwell. But expect a LB 100%.

CB is a position that my further be scrutinised given what happened yesterday. Again, Rice's name seems to be coming up a lot. But unless West Ham get relegated then I can't see that happen for the same reasons as per Chilwell. Plus I believe the club want to sell a CB before they buy one which shouldn't be a problem. Expect a CB 100%.

GK is a tricky one. Kepa has till the end of the season to prove his worth. However, loaning him won't be easy due to his high wages at Chelsea. The only option is a sale, but that won't get us a figure close to what we paid for him. He may end up staying and given another year. Not sure about this position yet, however Pope or O'Nana are the preferred options.

So I think potentially we will sign 3 more players, maybe 4 if Kepa goes. Keep faith.

2.) 02 Jul 2020 10:04:49
Tagliafico at 25 million is a steal and just as desperate for him as he’s actually a very good defender first and foremost.

3.) 02 Jul 2020 10:09:41
100 percent tammy looks like a player with no confidence he looked like he was out of his devt completely even that attenpted clearance for the west ham goal he was like bambi on ice trying to swing a leg at it i couldn't help but laugh🤣 i don't blame him do azpi should of swapped with abraham for the set piece.

4.) 02 Jul 2020 11:21:12
All Tammy had to do yesterday was look at Antonio in the opposite end. Antonio made the ball stick and bullied our defence and played far too many 2nd balls.

Tammy isn't good enough.



02 Jul 2020 08:31:06
This is the 3rd game this season a team has scored with all of there shots on target. Fun fact,

Matt martin



01 Jul 2020 22:38:27
We scored from a penalty and set piece, outplayed, wolves united up are back sides. Leicester lost and we failed to punish them,

Matt martin



01 Jul 2020 22:33:59
Throwing everyone forward, concede in 90th min, conceding 3 to these, another loss for frank v a team in bottom 6! Shocking,

Matt martin




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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,

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30 Jun 2020 19:06:44
Hopefully Bayern tie up sane deal and address signing a defender and by then we can come to an agreement with Bayer Leverkusen,

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30 Jun 2020 04:25:44
Jorginho has a good interception rate too, he also got over taken by a referee whilst tracking back, rice is good, not great we have jorginho kante kovecic in midfield who don’t score enough goals / assists so why Declan rice is even a debate is beyond me,

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29 Jun 2020 11:50:47
To me rice is a Dm, why sign him as a CB when we have Ampadu, I’m always worried about players when we’re not sure if there a dm or CB, I worry you get a Phil Jones who isn’t either at a good enough level,

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29 Jun 2020 11:30:06
Haha if you have kante and a partner beside him one is a DM other is a ball player but who is mobile, kante beside aouar, matic / Fabregas for example, it would work with jorginho but his too slow, cheers anyway blm.

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03 Jul 2020 18:49:29
Agree with blutan, great insight, I always look forward to Ed’s opinions.

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02 Jul 2020 20:52:18
Hazard £90m - £130m apparently with bonuses etc
Morata £50m - £60m
Palisic £10m - £15m
Nathan £3.5m
Champions league money from qualifying last year
Bakyoko Moses Zappacosta Michy then the possible jorginho Barkley alonso emerson

Ziyech and werner = £90m, we still have plenty of business to do, we don’t need squad players either, already signed two superb players, think slot depends who leaves, like ed said if a lb and cb go they’ll be replaced, same for dm.

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01 Jul 2020 22:21:10
Can’t spend big on a goalkeeper and have a £70m keeper on the bench.

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01 Jul 2020 06:01:32
United are looking good and have some very good fixtures, Bruno Fernandes has changed them drastically, We have Sheffield Wolves Liverpool plus a derby tonight, can see united get into top4, Leicester missing out maybe.

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26 Jun 2020 12:04:18
What do you expect from next year then, pep move on, I thought start of season he’d move on, juve seem next step for him if he did leave,

Matt martin

{Ed001's Note - I thought that too but before coronavirus he told City he was going to stay. However since then a lot has changed so no idea what will happen now, he could even go back home, he always said he would one day. Pep's mother died recently of the virus and his wife and kids have pretty much moved back there, so you never know.}