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28 May 2024 10:01:54
Poch likely to go United, rumours of Gallagher and chalobah going United will be off the charts.

Matt martin

1.) 28 May 2024 13:02:16
A nightmate scenario for me at least if it happens Matt.



26 May 2024 22:27:37
More likely easy gossip, but a story from this evening is our board / directors really like maresca but egbahli has taken a shinning to de zerbi and wants him,

IF this is true then he is a massive problem for this club, boehly always came across well in interviews and nothing he said or spoke about has been the case for Chelsea, maybe it's egbhali who is the ego getting what he wants?

Matt martin

1.) 27 May 2024 00:39:09
Think Boehly would of kept Poch, from what I have read it looks like Egbhali is pulling the stings either way it would be much better if it was one guy with the call on the next manager.

2.) 27 May 2024 01:17:24
I'm more concerned about whoever the 'advisors' are and how they still have a job. Shambles after shambles after shambles.

3.) 27 May 2024 06:37:14
As long as it’s a constructive discussion and they all walk away excepting the collective decision, I can’t see it being a problem it’s generally how board of directors work.

It would be nice to think that who your manager is becomes successful but of course there are no guarantees.

4.) 27 May 2024 08:02:10
Just wish there were consequences for all who make bad decisions Tom. If parting ways with Poch means getting a coach. can't call him manager any more perhaps. who doesn't get us Top 4 then whoever wanted him out should leave or be sidelined in the 'structure' decision making. But obviously I'm being naive.

5.) 27 May 2024 08:09:25
Would admit that I don't know who is best to replace Poch but de Zerbi at least more EPL experienced and has worked with Caicedo, Colwill and Mudryk. Brighton season far worse than previous one but could be down in part surely to loss of key players. Maresca only won 6 of last 14 games as Leicester manager.

Still if we don't do well this season it will doubtless be the coach fired again.

6.) 27 May 2024 09:39:57
TBH, the more I think about it I have to say I don’t have a great deal of confidence in the reported candidates, they all have question marks for me. Just like Poch last season. I’m not sure why we are in such a rush to make an appointment and why we haven’t spread the net a bit wider.

{Ed002's Note - It is not rush but a desire to add the right person.}

7.) 27 May 2024 10:16:53
If we don’t get off to a good start next season things are going to turn toxic extremely quickly.

I agree JBS if a new coach comes in and we finish 10th let's say its time to part ways with the advisors/ decision makers.

Our squad if fully fit is easily good enough for top 4.



02 Mar 2024 13:29:51
Apparently we had a club official at the benfica / sporting game, sporting won, gyokeres with a brilliant no. 9 goal. They're saying we were there to watch Amorim gyorkeres diomande, any truth?

Matt martin

1.) 03 Mar 2024 00:40:03
No aparantly we were thrre to see the big eagle and sign there under 12s.

2.) 03 Mar 2024 09:01:41
Sorry Gianfranco

There is no way we are going to change and go for more experienced players at 12 level.



15 Feb 2024 09:56:29
Apparently we're ok with Sterling leaving as his wages are very high, on top of that Ed has said there's interest in mudryk with a club willing to accept him as part payment ( I'll guess Leao ) Noni hasn't lit the league up ( nobody has really ) so are we looking to move on and add 2 or 3 wingers in summer, plus 1 or 2 strikers still, a CB?

Matt martin

1.) 15 Feb 2024 13:44:24
The next window would be truly remarkable if we didn’t sell and buy players. It’s what most clubs do.

2.) 15 Feb 2024 18:01:38
Bit sarky lol.

3.) 15 Feb 2024 18:15:42
gola, it’s not meant to be sarcastic but just a fact.

Perfectly reasonable to carry on with letting everyone know the latest rumour but it is on occasion worth mentioning that it all they are, just rumours.

Players we are supposedly interested in could well get pick up injuries as could players we might prefer to sell.

On to of that we have players performances to consider. My No1 choice for our next CF would be Osimhen but in my opinion he had a shocker at AFCON. That form may well continue for the remainder of the season.

The only thing I can see happening is, we will buy some players and sell some players. Who they are I haven’t got a clue.

4.) 15 Feb 2024 22:28:27
Very sarky Tom.

5.) 16 Feb 2024 07:38:34
G8, if that’s how you read it so be it.

We have about three and a half months until the next window. The transfer landscape will have many twists and turns before then and while rumours can be fun let’s not forget that’s all they are.

6.) 16 Feb 2024 08:13:00
I still believe an experienced CB and CF need to be the priorities.

Nothing else is needed unless sales weaken us and replacements will then be required.

7.) 16 Feb 2024 09:22:50
I totally agree with you Bill, we have some very good young players who now need time to settle, develop and gel together. I saw glimpses of that togetherness in the celebrations at Villa and Palace, it takes time but the group looked close. An experienced world class centre back and top level striker will, in my opinion, make a huge difference and get us challenging at the top table again.

8.) 16 Feb 2024 09:52:36
Ok, this continuous talk about us needing to sign a “top level” CB is understandable with Silva leaving at the end of the season.

That will then leave us with BB, Colwill, Disasi, Gilchrist, Chalaboa and Humphrey’s. My guess is two of them will be sold. At some stage with have to believe that these players will become “top players” otherwise what’s the point in signing or developing them.

9.) 16 Feb 2024 11:02:07
And fofana tomb and thanks for the info by the way I never knew any of that stuff and I didn't even ask for it what a guy.

10.) 16 Feb 2024 11:24:34
Gola, very true I forgot Fofana. I generally enjoy all comments, opinions and even rumours particularly if they have a semblance of fact.

11.) 15 Feb 2024 11:41:47
Maybe CFC are broke Tom?

12.) 15 Feb 2024 11:48:52
Tom Osimhen will be sold to highest bidder and that won't be Chelsea. If we get or Vlahovic we should be more than happy.
Hopefully we will get rid off Sterling and Mudryk.

13.) 16 Feb 2024 11:31:56
Buying 3 wingers for £150m and replacing them after 1 - 2 years, don’t see a lot of clubs do that, not well run and well advised clubs anyway.

14.) 16 Feb 2024 11:34:12
The point being, 2 years into a billion pound rebuild we should be fining tuning, adding what’s missing, We’re not close to fine tuning if we are almost starting over

Mudryk Sterling noni coming in under ownership and we COULD after 2 years / 1 year being looking to replace

Striker - still needed

Badishile KK disasi fofana + Colwill silva chalobah - still looking at a top CB

Just bit amateurish Tom we could still be so active in the market, it means we’re admitting we haven’t done well enough, the cycle needs to stop, we should be adding one player here and there not still needing 5/ 6 in squad,

My thoughts anyway, if I post these after a loss it’s reactionary and negative so just making point we still have lots to do if we are moving so many on, we might not even be after moving Sterling / mudryk or noni, Cuccurella might stay, Gallagher trev too.

15.) 16 Feb 2024 13:41:24
Let me answer the above three posts I turn.

1) Chelsea are NOT “broke”

1) It would be astonishing if Osimhen didn’t leave to the highest bidding club. I wouldn’t have a clue if that will be Chelsea. I like the lad from Juve but I would prefer us to get our No1 choice.

2) Matt, hindsight is a wonderful thing. Certainly the gooners thought that Mudryk was worth a significant transfer fee. Apparently Mudryk has had personal issues and Sterling is a lot better than last season (low bar) . Noni is a young player whose performances are so up and down and typical of a young lad. I would take the lad from Palace all day long.

16.) 16 Feb 2024 14:21:59
Being able to count would be an advantage!

17.) 16 Feb 2024 17:01:22
Sorry Matt, I didn’t respond to your point about wanting another CB when we potentially have six still on the books after Silva leaves in the summer.

We unfortunately let Tomri leave and MG who is now apparently wanted by several top clubs and is captain of Palace. We have to start giving these players an opportunity to prove themselves as players as well as potential leaders.



06 Feb 2024 20:33:50
What new players, ones signed under this ownership are actively looking and trying to leave, rumours of enzo, and carney,

Matt martin

1.) 07 Feb 2024 00:06:23
Presumably many. Don't see why they'd want to be a part of this mess.

2.) 07 Feb 2024 07:15:10
Why Carney, he has been injured for most of the season,

3.) 07 Feb 2024 07:59:08
I am OK with it. 120m € for Enzo and 20m€ for Carney Chukwuemeka And we are more than fine. For 140m € we can get top CM, top CAM and good CF.
You can add Caicedo for 130m€.

4.) 08 Feb 2024 09:39:56
TheBlue, any change to that opinion this morning?

5.) 08 Feb 2024 11:28:45
Dihanio, yes players have not said they are leaving, media as always making up stories.

{Ed002's Note - Another thread full of nonsense. The posters are simply trolling the site.}

6.) 08 Feb 2024 11:34:01
I would hope none.

7.) 09 Feb 2024 06:24:56
No Dihanio. One good game doesn't fix problems we've been facing for sometime now.




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27 May 2024 15:23:38
Welcome Maresca, nothing left but to support and get behind him and the team, toxic atmosphere at games and abuse to players or staff online won't help anyone, we have opinions but what can we do but support.

Matt martin

1.) 27 May 2024 17:17:23
Obviously hope he does well has a good group of players to work with would like someone with a Chelsea background on his coaching staff.

2.) 27 May 2024 18:40:24
He has an excellent group of players who have had a season under Poch to gel and show by end of it that they should be Top 4 next season.

I had wanted Poch to have the chance to secure this for us bit now can only hope and pray that Maresca can. He seems hugely inexperienced as a head coach but will presumably have more experienced heads around him to assist or I certainly hope so. He did have one season as assistant to Pep and does have a slight look of the maestro - Arteta surely had rather longer - perhaps the squad should be told he is Pep!?

Big gamble and I remain stunned by appointment but have to presume he must be a likeable genius. He has to swiftly gain the respect of the players. Probably has to get off to a flyer to cement that. Hope he can.



26 May 2024 18:24:54
He seems to be dismissed but what's thoughts on Thomas Frank, is he underrated? I don't have opinion on him as I can't see a definitive style but I don't watch enough, I see comments about people's personal preference saying X will be better managing better players and Y with him him and him will be brilliant, but never mentioned Thomas Frank with a far superior team?

Matt martin

1.) 27 May 2024 10:29:17
I quite like him Matt, seems like a nice guy and for me he's done a good job at Brentford with a fairly average team excluding Ivan Toney. Is he capable of stepping up to a club like Chelsea and commanding the respect of the players Im not sure.

2.) 27 May 2024 11:07:20
Frank appears to be a nice guy and is a good communicator but is he a “ young progressive “ coach?



25 May 2024 10:13:15
AIAthletic just bid farewell to Chelsea as the clubs sponsor, fell like we've gone back in time a year, no manager no sponsor, names thrown around and fans having no clue on who it could be, Gallagher rumours being sold, ffp problems,

We're an exhausting team aren't we. Just need some calm and stability,

Matt martin

1.) 25 May 2024 11:00:15
Matt, could be worse, at least we aren’t Spurs.

2.) 25 May 2024 13:32:05

I think that's the aim.


I don't think Poch offered that.

3.) 25 May 2024 15:44:08
Why didn't Poch by end of last season with players all behind him and getting good results offer stability for next season Nathswindon?

4.) 25 May 2024 16:33:16
Infintite athletes actual, non dramatic statement "From the hallowed ground of Stamford Bridge to the classic Chelsea blue kits, it is a continuing honor to partner with one of the Premier League's most storied clubs. We look forward to maintaining our strong relationship next season! "

Sounds like there going to be around in some capacity next season. Hardly bidding farewell. I'd imagine we're trying to get a more lucrative deal. being negative is more fun though.



24 May 2024 13:44:25
Welcome estavao,

Matt martin

1.) 24 May 2024 15:06:09
Yes welcome 'Messinho!

2.) 24 May 2024 17:14:32
One can but hope he even half lives up to his nickname!

3.) 25 May 2024 09:08:17
Or live up to at least (one or other! ) half of his nickname.

4.) 25 May 2024 17:54:17
Imo if he even gets half of messi he would have been one of the best in Chelsea history.



23 May 2024 09:16:14
Poch wasn't happy and wanted more of an input.
Winstanly and Laurence are mostly decision makers, poch has an opinion but not much more
Poch said that the relationship would get worse if he stayed so decided it would be better to leave, this suited the club,
It's been coming pretty much since the form changed, Chelsea have been speaking and deciding who and it'll be days not weeks for new appointment.

Players are said to be very very upset by the departure, with one high level player questionin what he signed up for with so many managers in / out

Apparently it was suggested poch adjusts his training methods to prevent injuries. He completely refused,
Next member criteria is, possession style football, fan relationship, coach - NOT A MANAGER, young and good style of football,

Matt martin

1.) 23 May 2024 13:45:47
So the players were upset at Poch leaving but he was damaging them with his training regime?
Who is making this stuff up?

2.) 23 May 2024 21:26:30
Exactly KDrog.




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28 May 2024 17:44:00
Makes sense a deal for one then a deal for another, either way, win win.

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26 May 2024 18:22:05
Alonso was apparently the choice but his staying at Leverkusen then possibly Madrid.

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26 May 2024 12:14:50
Reported £60m released clause,

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23 May 2024 09:31:32
I’d counter that king drog and say form from January had us 3rd. Not just 6 weeks, and the main thing is isn’t poch going, it’s the replacements. There completely inexperienced unproven, some names haven’t managed a game in premier league or the highest league in there country, some have had only a year showing there capabilities. Some finished 16th and 12th in prem and another with less injuries than us finished behind United,

Some reports saying poch raised the concerns of midfield of enzo and ceceido - form says he was right,

It’s fine the owners want am to follow alonsos Leverkusen but he finished 6th and asked for experience players to improve, isn’t this what poch wanted and publicly spoke about.

And poch’s tactics wernt poor first half, we created the most chances and missed the most, that’s not a tactics issue that’s individuals, people like noni and Jackson who were wasteful First half of season, mudryk, enzo not ever hitting target, we’ve all been on here talking amid players improving but nobody who wanted poch in has given him credit for that, it’s like there a bias. Poch never got credit for palmers form, but blamed for mudryks lack of improvement.

Agree if poch had concerns go if ya don’t want to be here, Gallagher, great squad player but sell if won’t sign, chalobah the same, but if we go back, was sacking tuchel right decision? No
Was potter right man? No
Lampard til end of season? Why, just let potter go at end so again, no,
In most opinions was poch right choice when nanglesman and Enrique and slot even get table, most would say no, so why now do we think these lot will get it right when the options of quality are seriously lower than before,

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23 May 2024 08:30:15
Yeah, these owners / co directors couldn’t handle such a character, shame.

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27 May 2024 15:31:25
Jose obviously a better choice than the shortlist, but so was poch, so is Amorim, so is hoeness, simeone Ancelotti klopp pep Emery tuchel nanglesmann Enrique, we’ve gone with options who have one way of playing and when it doesn’t work they continue with it, possession based, and let’s be honest, possession football is the most boring, pass pass pass pass can’t break them down, start again at the back pass pass pass, maresca even made comments about not liking to counter atttack, de zerbi st least is far more direct but won’t alter anything and if teams sit or don’t press that’s pretty much the game plan gone, Thomas Frank, do Brentford do anything really well? There organised and competitive but no clue what the style really is,

Majority of top managers want the authority with them and heavy input in decisions. We want a coach who will stick to the coaching and tactics and selection and let the co directors pick and sell whoever than want and manager just accept it, let alone manager / board issues there’s multiple stories or owners not agreeing with other owners.

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26 May 2024 11:50:56
Poch coached a winnable semi, not his fault Jackson couldn’t finish 2-3 chances and chilwell couldn’t square an easy ball,
I forget, winning team it’s down to individuals when we lose it’s the manager.

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23 May 2024 00:42:46
So many variables, back into the unknown,
People are saying about poch first 6
Months and only back end until he got it right, we’ve got to do that again, hoping United don’t improve, spurs don’t improve. Villa drop, Newcastle don’t improve, Arsenal drop, city drop,

Every year we talk about closing the gap and ever course the gap gets bigger, this season we went far of Villa really and then we start over, new manager, few more players. Few of current moved on, new coaches, new ideas.

I hope the 6th choice is the best I really do.

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22 May 2024 15:15:13
I’d guess - alonso first choice and his
Waiting for Madrid

2nd choice, maybe Amorim, was heavily linked before poch,

Then there’s, de zerbi, Thomas Frank, stuttgart manager, McKenna all amongst those on the list, are we a more attractive job than those teams, United may have security under sir Jim, we’re being called a “ basketcase “ in media.

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21 May 2024 10:35:41
I’d suggest Amorim comes under that younger bracket.

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