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14 Sep 2021 13:18:31
ED002, What is our interest in De Ligt.
Are we looking to get him to Chelsea?

Appreciate you input.


{Ed002's Note - Matthijs de Ligt (CB) Barcelona and Real Madrid, as a Kounde alternative, have a declared interest but Juventus will resist selling. The player is happy to play in Italy but if the options arose to move his preference would be for Barce,lona or Real Madrid.}



10 Mar 2021 04:52:47
Ed002, can you shed some light on the keeper situation. Seems like kepa is not going to be the keeper we expected him to be. Interest has been shown in GD and JO. Do u expect us to go through with any of those.

Thanks in advance.


{Ed002's Note - Chelsea have no interest in Oblak but have discussed Donnarumma in the the unlikely case he becomes available.}



06 Oct 2020 20:23:49
Ed002, what would the plans be the players we couldn't move out on loan and we would not use them in our squad . Drinkwater Moses Baba Alonso Emerson Rudiger . etc?

Thanks in advance . cheers.


{Ed002's Note - The club will continue to look to sell or loan them.}



22 Sep 2020 14:10:30
Ed002, would Chelsea consider sending CHO on loan to gain more experience and game time.

Also, what is the plan for Barkley . He is inconsistent, so would Chelsea also look to loan him out?


{Ed002's Note - There is no decision about CHO but he has to take note of what the coaching staff have been telling him to work hard in training and show he deserves chances in the first team. Barkley is available and ideally Chelsea would like a sale.}



30 Aug 2020 14:44:41
Ed002 would Chelsea consider selling kante?


{Ed002's Note - N'Golo Kante (DM/CM) there will be interest but could be priced out of a move as Chelsea do not want to sell him but would not stand in his way if he wanted to leave.}

1.) 30 Aug 2020 15:58:49
Just the response I wanted ed002. Also can I request your input as regards if there are any other attacking players (younger) that chelsea are currently looking at?

{Ed002's Note - Clubs are always looking at younger players and have scouts spread around watching them.}

2.) 31 Aug 2020 05:09:02
Perfect Ed002, that's the best response form the club.
it should silence the guys here who say that Kante should be sold.

so happy that we don't want to sell the best player in the world who still have 3 maybe 4 years left in the tank at the top level.

Thanks Ed002.

3.) 31 Aug 2020 14:10:28
According to the media in Italy. Antonio Conte has requested N’Golo Kante from Chelsea, as Inter hope to do a loan deal with obligation to buy for €50m.

£100 million to Real Madrid was the talk not so long ago.

It is odd to think that the best DM in the world doesn't really fit with the way that our current team plays. He is not the player you need/ want if you are going to play the ball out at the back. Although next season IF we are going to get 5 subs, then I think we will be able to use him a lot and we should keep him around.

Now that Inter have decided to keep Conte I guess the deal for Emerson is back on?

4.) 01 Sep 2020 07:34:22
I still think it could happen, if he wants a new challenge etc.

But, any talk of a loan or a £50m fee should be a fair way off the mark. I don't think Inter have the capability to pull the deal off, although in separate stories we've been linked with Marcelo Brozović.




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27 Aug 2021 13:10:12
Ed002, will the kounde deal to Chelsea be done before the end of this transfer window.

Same question for the Saul deal?



{Ed002's Note - As I explained a couple of days ago, everything is very "difficult" right now.}

1.) 27 Aug 2021 14:58:20
Thanks ed002,

I still think that even without these two deals . We can look forward to a very successful season.




12 Aug 2021 19:52:55
Dumfries going to inter is a super signing.
I'm so bummed that we didn't go for it.

Ed002 did we have no interest in him?
Thinking after we lost hakimi . He would have been perfect fit us.


{Ed002's Note - None.}



14 Jul 2021 06:41:23
I would love for the penalty kick to be cancelled all together for contact or a foul in the box (indirect free kick) unless its a yellow or red card offense as players and referees behave / react differently in the penalty box.

on that note, any rules ED001, would you like redone? others please chime in . very interested to know.


{Ed001's Note - I would like to change it so any dives are given a yellow card automatically, with retrospective action as well. The officials should be made to go back through games afterwards, along with club officials from the teams, to look at every incident and start awarding cards retrospectively for all infringements, but particularly play-acting/diving. If they crack down on it, players will stop doing it and then the game will be much easier for the officials to judge at the time. But they have to start taking control of it first for that to happen, no matter how many bans need to be given.}

1.) 14 Jul 2021 08:32:38
I agree about diving it is one of the most infuriating things in football. One minor issue: foul throws- either enforce the rule or scrap it.

{Ed001's Note - good point, it is infuriating that a professional footballer can reach that level and be unable to take a throw in and yet more of the throws are foul throws than legal!}

2.) 14 Jul 2021 09:00:47
I agree with the above posts.

I would like to see more subs on the bench. That isn’t to say I want more subs used, it would just give teams a bigger choice and maybe some more mins for some youngsters if the circumstance permits.

I would also like to see the game played for an accurate 90mins.

3.) 14 Jul 2021 09:28:43
I would ban substitutions after 85 minutes - bringing on subs to break up play and / or waste time is against the spirit of the law.

Also, difficult to do and define, but I would bring back the notion of 'Ungentlemenly Conduct' in some form.

4.) 14 Jul 2021 10:44:38
To the point of throw-ins and freekicks . the spot where the ball goes out has to be where the freekick is taken (no advantage to any team) . else it has to go backwards (no forward passes) . we tried this in our sunday games and works well.

then for freekicks . the 5 seconds rule where you CAN take it within 5 seconds else you wait for the ref to blow the whistle.

ED001, great point on being given cards retrospetively for simulation.

5.) 14 Jul 2021 10:48:33
Referees let the game flow in the Euro's, not giving fouls when players flung themselves to the floor from minimal contact. Consistent refereeing like that is needed to help stop diving.

6.) 14 Jul 2021 11:05:18
Blocking/ putting the hand on the ball to stop quick free kicks as an automatic red card. So often players get away with it, especially after cynical fouls.

7.) 14 Jul 2021 18:24:47
I've always thought they should give out retrospective punishments for diving that would embarrass the player.

Something like make them stand in the centre circle at the next away game for 3 mins before the game, and they have to have their hands on their head whilst someone pulls down their shorts and pants. I bet that would stop diving.

8.) 14 Jul 2021 19:19:01
Don’t think that would be acceptable in Women’s football.

9.) 15 Jul 2021 01:28:09
Something needs to stop the diving. Absolute embarrassment of the sport.



10 Jun 2021 10:10:09
Ed002, as all the talks suggest we are in for Hakimi and Haaland andddd will look to strength in other departments. this would have been unlikely a year or two ago with FFP. my question is . what has truly changed? . is FFP completely out of the picture?

Secondly, why aren't other clubs looking to spend like the way we are. i feel that there could be a catch to this as i don't understand money in football very well and this could cause us trouble in the future with FFP.

any clarity on FFP and its cuurent situation will help and how are chelsea managing to duck past them.


{Ed002's Note - You obviously don't understand the finances or FFP, it would be pointless my explaining.}

1.) 11 Jun 2021 16:09:57
Have a look at our net spend over the last few years and it's less than most of the big clubs even with last seasons expenditure.
We have sold quite a few players and a couple for good money notably Hazard and Morata who brought in around £150m.
This window we have a number of saleable assets which could be used to offset the cost any major signings.



16 Apr 2021 08:03:42
Our keeper situation is very tricky. We have Mendy who is exceeding expectations and doing so so well for us right now but things can go south very fast like we saw with FL at the helm. if under TT our results go sideways . he will be under pressure and i don't see Mendy coming up trumps. He is good when the going is good . i have doubts that he is the difference maker when the going gets tough.

Then we have Kepa who is a 70mil flop who is out of confidence and is showing no signs of turning this around. I don't see the option of a loan as it will only add to diminish his value. Best option for us would be to sell him and get a world class keeper in his stead with Mendy being a good No 2 (cup competition) and Ziger our No 3 (WC leaving in the summer)

If donnarumma or oblak is available we should go all out as that could sort our GK situation for the next 4-6 years or even more.

I don't know but ED002 can confirm if we are looking to sign any GK this summer window and who we are interested in? Thanks in advance.



{Ed002's Note - I have dealt with all of this.}

1.) 16 Apr 2021 10:38:06
Why would Mendy be happy with being a No2 given the outstanding results we have had under TT?

2.) 16 Apr 2021 15:23:44
Mendy will be out for a month with AFCON next year and we can’t Mount a serious title charge with Kepa or Caballero as #2 so we need a new keeper regardless. I like Mendy but Donnarumma at like what is he 22? On a free transfer is too good to turn down in my opinion.

3.) 16 Apr 2021 15:34:16
I don’t think Mendy is a top class keeper and we should go for Donnarumma.

4.) 16 Apr 2021 17:25:19
If there is the faintest chance of our signing Donnarumma on a free, we have to go for it.

5.) 16 Apr 2021 19:04:03
Apropos goal keepers. I think tomorrow’s game against City is going to be close. If it goes to extra time and penalties are looming I would take off Mendy and put Kepa on- just a thought.

6.) 16 Apr 2021 20:16:15
Nail on the head Jimbo. I rate Mendy but he’s got a poor penalty record. Kepa is better at penalties than normal saves. Donnarumma is very good at everything that’s what makes him so good.

7.) 16 Apr 2021 21:07:32
A top class keeper is worth a lot of points during a season: if a team wants to compete it’s worth investing is the best keeper you can get; neither of ours are top class.

8.) 17 Apr 2021 06:01:56
In fairness I think Kepa really lowered our expectations as far as keepers go. Mendy has been solid in making the expected saves and claiming balls that should be claimed. That said he struggles on the ball and has demonstrated a limited ability to come for balls played behind our back line that most elite modern keepers clean up with regularity. I think Mendy provides the safety of not having to make any panic purchases at the position but I don’t think he’s a world class keeper which realistically we should have.




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27 Jul 2021 19:11:54
Ed002 . Do u think JK will do well in the premiere league.
He is shorter than your average CB here in the PL.

What do ED001, what do u make of the player. Your insights into how he will adapt to the PL and to the Chelsea team and TT tactics?


{Ed002's Note - In a three it will be fine. In a two I would think there would be concerns. Ask the question of Ed001 separately.}



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13 Jul 2021 11:16:25
ED002, if we don't get Haaland . can you tell us who our other targets for striker are?


{Ed002's Note - There are a number of options that have been discussed but I don't really want to get in to it.}



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04 Jul 2021 05:09:52
i think SG doesn't need to give Chilly any minutes . he knows who he'd play . so its pointless bring on Chilly. 2 more games to go :)




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23 Jun 2021 18:35:23
PSG seems to have agreed a deal for hakimi. I would have loved to seem him in the blue of Chelsea. But wishing him good luck.




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08 Jun 2021 08:04:26
ED002, Firstly thank you for the amazing info you've provided to us thus far and long may it continue.

thats all . just wanted to say thank you :)
have a great day!





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27 Aug 2021 14:58:20
Thanks ed002,

I still think that even without these two deals . We can look forward to a very successful season.





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24 Aug 2021 17:28:06
For some reason I don't see where he fits . For his sal he will be a squad player . jorginho and Kante take the two spots available and kova is a good deputy.

Then we have the likes of Barkley and RLC as well

Hard to see him be happy with his playing time at Chelsea.





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01 Aug 2021 05:58:45
Thanks ed0666 for spending time to respond … it’s been long that we have heard from you here. Hope all is well.

I truly hope we don’t let city run away with it even thought they may have signed jack and Harry.

RJ28P you’ve made your point which I’m sure is known by all… how about just waiting to see how things unfold .



{Ed0666's Note - no worries fella I haven’t been around on the Chelsea page much because I was fighting fires on the Liverpool and Everton pages 😂

I’m not so sure city will run away with it as Everton have signed Townsend lol. No seriously I think Chelsea have an excellent chance and I’m sure you’ll reinforce with some humdinger transfers of which kounde will be one. If anyone is short it’s Liverpool. I’d like a midfielder and a pack wide forward but I appreciate we have restrictions financially so maybe a couple of out before we bring 1 or 2 in.



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28 Jul 2021 14:46:38
Concerns of his height and how he’d match to the physicality and height in the PL.
Do u think that will be an issue if TT plays 4 at the back.


{Ed001's Note - not in the slightest, the only team that uses height as a weapon is Burnley, so that is only 2 games a season where he would be even pushed in that regard. Personally I think his leap is more than good enough to match up to any forward he will come up against.}



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27 Jul 2021 05:17:59
I was all about pineapples not existing on the planet till one day I had a pizza that was just right with the sauce and pickled pineapple and i was sold.

so my verdict there is that with the right cook . it works

Bourbon :)