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10 May 2022 22:45:19
I think Gallagher, Baxter, Colwill, Maatsen and Sterling have a good chance of being in our first team squad for next season.

The likes of Ampadu and Gilmour may well go out on another loan. I might be doing Ampadu a disservice as I haven't kept up to date with how has performed out on loan this season.


1.) 11 May 2022 06:31:38
Sorry, I should of also added that Im not sure about another loan for Broja. He had a hot spell but if I remember correctly he hasn’t got a fantastic goals/ game ratio but he is playing in a very average team.

2.) 11 May 2022 08:10:40
Baxters stats have been good over the last few years.

3.) 11 May 2022 11:10:59
Gallagher is a must first team player. What I've seen yesterday about Maatsen he is very promising player, Colwill as well.

4.) 11 May 2022 13:20:36
Spot on Tom.

If we can clear out some of the fringe players, freshen it up with the returning loans and add a couple of quality players we’ll be in a good place again. I’m taking real quality, Rice or Tchouameni, Kounde etc.

It’s been a long old season, what with extra games, CV, Lukaku being a diva, contract issues and of course the sanctions…I’ll be glad to get these last few games out the way and go again next season.

5.) 12 May 2022 22:41:49
I think Gallagher can perform the role that Mount and Kovacic do for the club and having those 3 for 2 positions makes me confident as well as having 5 subs next year in all games to keep things fresh.
I’d like to see maatsen integrated as long as we can move Alonso and Emerson.
Colwill for me absolutely should be integrated at the very least to learn from Thiago Silva and with our impending chasm at CB.
I know Tuchel rates sterling who was extremely highly thought of before running into injury issues. I honestly don’t know enough about his game to know how he would fit into our system though.
Broja has been impressive but his success is largely on running into space which isn’t something we experience often. I would LOVE to see him go to on loan to Brighton who play in a similar manner to us and need a striker.
Billy is really tough to place as he’s suited to a ball dominant team but those aren’t particularly common in bottom half of the league clubs and he gets exposed when operating as a defensive mid for a team that is under attack for the majority of the game. I would send him on loan to a better team in Germany whose league is more suited to his talents.

6.) 13 May 2022 17:41:36
I would perhaps think of adding Tino Anjorin to the above lists. Has done very well at Huddersfield since recovering from his broken metatarsal.



04 Apr 2022 16:52:30
I was told at the game on Saturday by a fellow CPO that there have been more applications for CPO certificates in the last few weeks than in the last year. There must well over 10,000 owners now.

I was also told that the CPO own the name "Chelsea Football Club" and lease the name back to the club. This was something (if true) that had passed me bye.


1.) 04 Apr 2022 18:30:22
As a fellow CPO that’s true as far as I’m aware. We own the rights to the name as well as the pitch. Glad to hear the numbers are increasing.

2.) 04 Apr 2022 20:53:22
As far as I know, and I might be wrong, CPO own the rights to the Chelsea name, and lease it to the club on the condition that they play at Stamford Bridge.

3.) 04 Apr 2022 22:28:46
I have now checked it out lads and you are correct. The CPO own the rights to the CFC name.

Also it now looks like there are over 14,000 CPO certificates.

4.) 05 Apr 2022 14:02:42
Correct, that's what complicated us trying to relocate to Battersea at the time, amongst other things.

5.) 06 Apr 2022 19:09:17
Dadubliner, I agree Battersea would have been ideal, although CPO probably would have blocked it, in the end a Malaysian consortium outbid everyone else. No doubt all the bidders have said they will use their “best endeavours” to redevelop Stamford Bridge but I doubt anything much will change in the next five years. As I’ve said previously, the most recent plan to redevelop the stadium was totally unrealistic and not economically viable. We will just have to accept the stadium as it is with maybe the odd luck of paint.



02 Apr 2022 19:25:03
Eds, having just watched Brentford give us a good spanking, I was impressed with there left back who I'm told is called Henry.

Have any major clubs (due respect to Brentford) shown any interest in him?


{Ed002's Note - There has been interest in him but he is not moving and will stay at Brentford.}

1.) 02 Apr 2022 21:59:15
Thanks for the prompt response Ed.

The lad looks like a good player.



25 Feb 2022 14:49:31
It's being reported that Chelsea have agreed a deal for Dembele to join us next season.

I hope this is true.


1.) 25 Feb 2022 15:13:02
Where's this from please Tom?

2.) 25 Feb 2022 16:45:03
Chelsea Sport via Sport Witness.

I wouldn’t have a scooby about there reliability Nath.

3.) 26 Feb 2022 11:42:06
Probably not reliable, but here's to hoping it was one of those 2 times a day the broken clock was right!



31 Jan 2022 23:25:00
One minute we have a substantial bid rejected by Charlton for Mason Burstow (I wouldn't have a clue about him) and the next minute according to another source we have signed him.

Anyone seen him play?


{Ed002's Note - He was spotted whilst the club were scouting someone else.}

1.) 31 Jan 2022 23:35:18
Thanks Ed.

I understand he is going to stay at Charlton for
the remainder of this season.

Welcome to the Champions of Europe.

2.) 01 Feb 2022 11:54:51
Did he actually join Chelsea? Was their any confirmation of this deal?

3.) 01 Feb 2022 14:54:26
Apparently celery it’s all agreed.

4.) 01 Feb 2022 16:03:17
Thanks TomB, I did read a story I think in the s*n that the deal collapsed at the last minute. But yes, it seems the lad is with us now.




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18 May 2022 20:22:01
After our last game of the season my guess is a lot of players will go away for some international friendly's but putting that to one side the players will have a six week break before pre season starts.

I can't remember the last time players had that long away from football.




16 May 2022 21:54:08
Not what we all hoped for at the start of the season but another Champions League campaign beckons again next season.
One more point and we are the top team in London yet again. A very small positive to a season that promised a lot but we are the World Club Champions and we can say "we've won it all".

Also congratulations to Huddersfield and of course Colwill and Anjorin for reaching the play off final at Wembley. The experience can only help there careers.


1.) 16 May 2022 22:28:51
It’s a good start to a big summer that’s all we can ask for. Really hope Arsenal bottle it their fan base is awful.

2.) 16 May 2022 22:43:43
I also think that means our youth team will qualify for the under 19 European competition.

3.) 17 May 2022 11:52:30
Looks as though Arsenal have now bottled it in losing 0-2 to Newcastle last night. Not sure though that this is good for CFC as Spurs under Conte and with ECL plus recruits look likely to be a bigger threat next season. For AFC damage already done in away game v Spurs when a more tactically defensive - keep the match tight, be hard to break down, hit Spurs on counter-attack - approach would surely have been far more sensible and adopted by most managers than the recklessness (including a tackle that led to sending off) that played into Spurs hands. Arteta not a Conte!



15 May 2022 23:54:49
It has been reported several times that Christensen suffers with bad nerves before any match (good luck at Barcelona) and particularly crucial games.

I made a sarcastic comment about him not being in the squad post match to that effect yesterday.

If the latest (Sky) reports are to be believed he relieved himself from the match day squad. He was NOT injured.

If true, I'm surprised this issue hasn't raised more comment from fans and pundits.

I want to post a comment but I think I will wait for confirmation from TT or the club before I lose the plot.


1.) 16 May 2022 17:50:37
To be fair Tom pre-C.V. most of us would go to work unless we were really ill but the one condition I would always stay at home was if I had the rubbishs: no one wants to take that risk.

2.) 16 May 2022 19:17:44
If I remember correctly this is a long standing issue with Christensen and the tom t@ts and I hope it’s just a coincidence that he will be going to Barcelona at the end of the season.

I’m sure and hope my suspicious old mind is putting two and two together and making five.

Anyway, he is leaving so good luck to him at his new club.



15 May 2022 17:14:17
Congratulations to Chelsea Women. Brilliant season with more silverware in the trophy cabinet. It's what we do.


1.) 15 May 2022 17:28:49
Congratulations to them. Brilliant stuff.

2.) 15 May 2022 17:32:00
Have also posted about this beforecread yours Tom and what a season for them. Some trophies for CFC that we should all celebrate.



15 May 2022 12:13:03
I will be at our next two games and then away again in hospital followed by a week away recuperating.

I can think of a few posters that will be happy with me being away from the site and I am aware how much of a pain I can be but thanks for all the banter lads. It helps me a lot.

When I get back I'm hoping we will be able to see the wood for the trees regarding our ownership and squad.

Another season with trophies in the cabinet and a lot to look forward to. If only everything in life was this Rosie!


1.) 15 May 2022 12:59:17
hope everything goes well tom.

2.) 15 May 2022 13:07:58
Best wishes Tom.

3.) 15 May 2022 13:24:35
All the best Tom.

4.) 15 May 2022 13:47:13
All the best Tom.

5.) 15 May 2022 13:48:43
I will miss you, Tom!

6.) 15 May 2022 13:52:12
Thanks lads but it will be fine.

7.) 15 May 2022 16:08:42
wish u good health tom b your a great part of this site.

8.) 15 May 2022 17:03:41
All the best Tom!

9.) 15 May 2022 17:22:27
Do hope all will go well for you Tom and that CFC will produce something for you to enjoy in those last two home games. ensuring 3rd place at least!

10.) 15 May 2022 17:30:22
Be well Tom and I hope you enjoy Chelsea's last games this season.

11.) 15 May 2022 19:29:34
Six points TomB will help. All the best mate.




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21 May 2022 12:17:53
Thanks for the info Ed.




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15 May 2022 11:26:50
If had bought him we wouldn’t have won the World Club Championship.

We should have signed Haaland instead of Lukaku.

Ifs buts and maybes what’s the point.

The vast majority of fans were happy with the squad at the start of the season.

It’s all happened, let’s just put it all behind us and be thankful for what we have achieved.




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15 May 2022 10:02:35
He is going to Barcelona. Shame he isn’t coming to us, would have been interesting.




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11 May 2022 06:31:38
Sorry, I should of also added that Im not sure about another loan for Broja. He had a hot spell but if I remember correctly he hasn’t got a fantastic goals/ game ratio but he is playing in a very average team.




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09 May 2022 16:57:33
I have a feeling for this window we could have the new owners making a statement with signings.

Could be a lot of fun!





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20 May 2022 17:27:19
I think we will regret selling Kepa in years to come.

Man Utd have had a few horrors as keepers but in recent years we got spoilt with Carlo, Big Pete and Courtois.

I want TT to carry on winning trophies but I would like to see some football that is a little easier on the eye.

Players leaving this season should be seen as an opportunity on lots of levels.




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20 May 2022 12:17:47
Look at how comfortable all the City and Liverpool players look when receiving the ball.

Werner has never had a first touch and Lukaku’s may have slightly improved but not enough for him to bring other players into play. Who gave the green light for those two?

I would suggest that Kovacic is the only player in the side who can carry the ball.

Also, if we can’t find Mount between the lines we are pretty much toothless from midfield.




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20 May 2022 09:59:57
I think he is the best RWB/ RB in Europe.

I always thought that MM would be our skipper next season but putting aside next season as I think it will be Silva, I think James could well be a better choice than MM. I prefer defenders as skippers anyway.




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20 May 2022 09:07:32
Matt, will we get money from Barkley leaving?




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20 May 2022 09:06:20
I think Bowen and Rice will be playing for the happy hammers next season. Shame but ho hum.!