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19 Jul 2021 12:31:48
Ed is there a chance bakayoko could play for chelsea this coming season I always thought he s a really good player I know he didn't have best of times before but I would like to see him back playing well.

gianfranco gola

{Ed002's Note - It is possible but the preference is to sell him.}

1.) 19 Jul 2021 16:03:00
OK cheers for reply.

2.) 19 Jul 2021 18:48:00
Trevor Chalobah is better and will do a better job than Bakayoko for me, I think we should stick with Chalobah if our DM options prove too expensive. I pray T. Chalobah can impress Tuchel in our ungoing preseason training.

{Ed002's Note - It is very unlikely.}

3.) 19 Jul 2021 19:23:45
I pray we don’t sell Chalobah though even if it’s unlikely he stays with Chelsea this season. I think there’s really a powerful CDM in him and his height makes everything about him even better.

{Ed002's Note - Trevoh Chalobah (DM/CM) WBA have asked for a loan to buy but a decision needs to be made if he is to be sold or not. Lorient want him back and Montpellier and Lens would be open to buying at the right price. Whilst discussing other players, Crystal Palace asked after his availability. Chelsea cannot offer him game time.}

4.) 19 Jul 2021 20:04:27
Chelsea knows best but I strongly think- Chalobah will be ready in two years if he eventually goes where he will get steady game time (week-in week-out) . Should Chelsea decide to sell him, I think he should remain in the Ligue-1- they seem better at developing defensive midfielders; and would be cheaper and easier (for us) to buy him back in the future; maybe Chelsea could also look to adding a better and similar clause to his deal like we did with Marc Guehi.
My take: I think N. Chalobah can be a better player than Declan Rice (with constant football at a good club) .



17 May 2021 22:30:08
Looking back on the fa Cup final highlights again
The Leicester goal was a screamer but I urge you to watch tiago silva he basically gets out of the way tucks his arms in and turns his back on it very poor defending.

gianfranco gola

1.) 18 May 2021 06:26:45
What about Jorginho? He only jogs a bit and points and Tielmans and then shouts something. But hey, that's what you expect from him I guess.

2.) 18 May 2021 07:50:59
Tielemans had an acre of room around him. No one went to close him down.

3.) 18 May 2021 12:49:44
Never miss a chance to criticise Jorghi when it was a misplaced pass by Reece and shocking defending by Silva.
No way should a top defender stand and watch a player in space advance without a challenge and shoot.



17 May 2021 08:58:27
Are there any clubs interested in tammy Abraham.

gianfranco gola

1.) 17 May 2021 09:24:31
The last time Ed was asked the question the answer was yes!

I think he also gave a list and of course at the time we were still discussing a new contract with him but that now seems very unlikely.

2.) 17 May 2021 10:36:52
West Ham, Villa and Leicester are said to be interested.

3.) 17 May 2021 11:41:06
I think there was some European teams interested as well.

4.) 17 May 2021 15:33:40
Hopefully it’s permanent and no more loans. Be helpful if we could strike a deal for Rice as part of a deal with West Ham. I also think Villa will come in for him.

5.) 17 May 2021 15:35:16
Would like to know if the club is actively looking to sell J5 this summer and bring a suitable cm that can move us forward. Personally I already got fed up with him until TT came on boardand managed to put him in a small space and lat ngolo cover him up but he's been a disaster again lately . obviously the weaklink in our set up. nit hating on our player but I also need to point out our weakness and hope it's improved on . imo J5 doesn't suit our league and don't seem to settle in since his arrival here.
Please nobody should come up with we don't need a cm because we have bG. he's talented but not ready for a starting role for a chelea team that want to compete at the highest level.

6.) 17 May 2021 16:39:17
I’m confused about the contract position of Tammy. Some saying he has only one year left others saying two on his current contract.

If it’s one year, it won’t be a loan.

7.) 18 May 2021 08:14:15
Thanks for reply ashik.



19 Apr 2021 13:51:40
Ed is it possible the 6 clubs from premier league get thrown out of the league as punishment and esl doesn't go ahead.

gianfranco gola

{Ed002's Note - Of course. But they will be allowed to rejoin in the National League.}

1.) 19 Apr 2021 14:24:39
Sort of hope it happens teach these money grabbers a lesson.

2.) 19 Apr 2021 15:04:15
ESL will probably happen though.
They have signed a 23 year contract, JP Morgan has given them $6b.
The EU and UK competition law will allow it to go through. All the 12 founder teams have came out of the ECA.

3.) 19 Apr 2021 16:29:12
I think those 12 teams need psg and German teams in it or it won't have the credibility it needs you couldn't say you were the European champs without the German and French sides in it
It will end up like darts
Bdl and pdc a farse.

4.) 19 Apr 2021 17:58:16
I Hope mount picks that ball up tommrow and walks off the pitch can’t be an esl if the players refuse to play I will have so much respect for any of them who walk off.

5.) 19 Apr 2021 17:05:20
I figured this was the best place to ask, since the subject is already kind of brought up.
The chairman of the Danish FA has today said that he "expects" UEFA to 'kick out' the 12 clubs that are forming the Super League this Friday, which - according to him - would either lead to PSG winning the CL, or some alternative solution which includes none of Chelsea, Manchester City or Real Madrid.
As I have been unable to find any similar statement, I kindly ask you - is this a possibility?

6.) 19 Apr 2021 19:39:16
The players have contracts and families.

I’m sure your comment is slightly tongue in cheek Lampsy but as far as we know the players have had zero input into this proposal.

7.) 19 Apr 2021 23:26:18
Not tongue in cheek at all they get payed handsomely they don’t need the money and what’s worst can happen contract gets torn up they would all walk into anther club just because they have a contract doesn’t make them slaves and it would be nice to see them make a stand.

8.) 20 Apr 2021 06:47:42
Other than saying they are in agreement with the majority of supporters like Bamford and Milner did post match yesterday. I can’t see what else’s they can do at this stage Lampsy.

9.) 20 Apr 2021 04:27:02
Chelsea should exit the european super league. If these owners want to run a franchise they have to make (setup) their own effin teams and not use chelsea. let's see who waches those games. our game is nothing without the fans.

ED002, now that chelsea have signed their intent, would it be possible for them to leave / exclude themselves from the european SUper league . or have they (chelsea) already received money for signing up?

{Ed002's Note - They can leave if they want.}

10.) 21 Apr 2021 01:53:38
Well they done it least they have listened fair play for admitting the mistake and doing the right thing. Ed I saw on some other pages people mentioning sharkopods are you doing then again if so could we get a Chelsea one when you have the time please.

{Ed002's Note - There is no plan to do one for Chelsea right now.}

11.) 21 Apr 2021 11:06:03
Ok mate no worries thanks for sticking with us all over last few days been a gentlemen throughout and the information you have given we’ve all been grateful for so thank you.



06 Apr 2021 18:07:47
Ed with tammy not agreeing to his contract offer yet
Is there any clubs declaring an interest in him yet
Thanks in advance.

gianfranco gola

{Ed002's Note - Two clubs have spoken with Chelsea directly to say that should he be available they would like the opportunity to discuss the player. If Chelsea were to make him available I suspect a number of other sides would also be interested.}

1.) 06 Apr 2021 18:37:44
Interesting who are the 2 clubs eds if I may ask.

{Ed002's Note - I don’t want to get in to anything specific this year. Some of the regulars on the site spent their weekend spewing their hate on the club, the players and the coach after one loss in 15 games or so, so some time off is due.}

2.) 06 Apr 2021 18:59:35
Saw that I understand no worries and thanks for replies
Enjoy your margaritas.

3.) 06 Apr 2021 20:00:38
Very disappointing I agree Ed002 with a few turning up specifically to criticise a very rare set back under TT and nothing else.

{Ed002's Note - Yes it is a disgrace.}

4.) 07 Apr 2021 07:25:54
Ed002, would Chelsea be interested in Jude Bellingham as a replacement for any midfielder heading out this summer. Or as an alternative to Rice.

On a side note . Can't wait to see us bounce back tonight against Porto . Come on you blues


{Ed002's Note - Jude Bellingham is one of many, many players the club are not looking to sign this summer.}

5.) 07 Apr 2021 20:09:39
At is this rate it almost feels like there are few players left to ask about. :)




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04 Aug 2021 21:30:55
Tickets sorted for the super cup final absolutely buzzing to see the boys were I live in a European final never thought I'd see my team play in Belfast were I moved to
Can't wait my son is near exploding with excitement

gianfranco gola

1.) 04 Aug 2021 21:54:45
Gola I hope you enjoy the final and the result goes our way.

2.) 04 Aug 2021 22:18:13
Cheers jimbo enjoy the match mate.

3.) 05 Aug 2021 00:34:37
Enjoy the occasion Gola. Hope the boys do the business. I've spent a lot of time working in Belfast and NI. Love the place, love the people.

4.) 05 Aug 2021 06:45:21
Enjoy it Gola mate.
Let's come away with a trophy as well.

5.) 05 Aug 2021 09:14:47
Cheers fellas
Moved here 20 years ago bluetan from London nice place to live less of the rat race.



02 Jul 2021 13:12:40
Funny video, Darren Farley doing manager impressions Lampard one really made me laugh

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1.) 02 Jul 2021 13:42:53



01 Jul 2021 17:03:56
could i get your opinion on declan rice if you have a minute
im not convinced i think he's slow and always seems to be out of position the germans bypassed him at ease and there 2 mids had the freedom of wembley especially in 1st half
i could be wrong i just don't get all the fuss.

gianfranco gola

{Ed001's Note - forget what happens in international footie, it is irrelevant. He is far from slow but he has not been playing as a sitting mid for a while, with Soucek alongside him, the pair have been alternating and found a good balance between them. He is a very good player, good range of passing, good mobility, able to drop back into defence if needed, strong, tall and can get forward if needed. Given the kind of partnership he has developed with the Czech he is excellent, he doesn't get the time with England to work on it and their system is far too defensive to get the best from him.}

1.) 01 Jul 2021 18:18:09

2.) 01 Jul 2021 19:03:32
Thank you very much Ed001. I can't understand how people don't rate Rice! I think it's easy to mock someone's name.

England have not conceded a single goal in the Euros and it is so because Rice and Phillips protect the defence very well.

I hope he comes to Chelsea this summer.

{Ed001's Note - I think Rice is a very good player. As is Phillips. It is easy to miss what Rice does though as he is often overshadowed by the likes of Soucek getting in the goals. It is because he has good positional sense, so rarely gets caught chasing and so you might not notice what he is doing.}

3.) 01 Jul 2021 19:31:15
i know how rice feels ashik i got stick for my surname for years.

{Ed0666's Note - what gola?

4.) 01 Jul 2021 19:59:59
One thing that always catches my eye with Rice is how he seems to be a magnet for opposition cutbacks in his own box. He's seemingly in the right place almost every time. An absolutely outstanding player and he seems to love Chelsea. He'd probably stay at Chelsea for as long as he could if he makes the move. That's valuable.

That said, I hope the club get Tchouameni regardless of Rice. 2 different players, and Tchouameni's a special talent as well.

5.) 01 Jul 2021 20:43:40
Jackson, he is coming home!

{Ed0666's Note - Having Rice and Mount in you’re midfield would be pretty amazing and great for them seeing their besties

6.) 01 Jul 2021 19:27:39
thanks for reply ed appreciate it i will take a closer look now you have mentioned his strengths, maybe because i don't watch west ham but i do england i don't see his quality

{Ed001's Note - that will make a huge difference. He has more freedom to play at the Hammers, also more responsibility as their main leader, and it really seems to bring the best out of him.}

7.) 01 Jul 2021 19:38:14
That's an interesting take on International football Ed001.
Normally people quote international football in a derogatory way stating its easier and players performance levels can't be judged in that arena.
Jorghino performing well for Italy is a case in point.
But despite Rice having a mobile and energetic partner to help him he still manages to look very limited in many games and as stated above he barely featured in the first half against Germany.

{Ed001's Note - international football is easier, it is so slow, especially compared to English football which is among the fastest leagues in play. You just can't compare how someone plays in a game they have to completely change their game for, to the way they play every week. It is a totally different game. For starters you are judging Rice as limited, when those limits are applied by the manager, who sets out how he plays.}

8.) 01 Jul 2021 20:54:55
Love it Ed.

9.) 01 Jul 2021 21:18:32
Thank you Ed001 for your valuable input. Cheers.

Gola, I think it's very sick to mock someone's name. My sympathies mate for whatever you have received.

{Ed001's Note - very welcome.}

10.) 02 Jul 2021 11:44:09
Excellent insights Ed001 thanks and am certaibly one of those who would love to see DR coming home!



30 Jun 2021 09:41:26
Bit arrogant and xenophobic
Ukraine are there on merit and to lose to any other great country is very disappointing not a disgrace far from it
Ukraine are a very proud country as are we are losing to them will not be a disgrace.

gianfranco gola

1.) 30 Jun 2021 10:08:29
As an example of what you are saying Switzerland beat France.
The margins are small with the manager England have and the way he chooses to deploy the resources.
Who knows what would have happened had Mueller buried that great chance.
But the strongest aspect of the England squad is the bench which is full of talented footballers which will become increasingly important if they are used at the right time.
Given the tough 120 mins Ukraine have had you would imagine the longer the match goes on the better our chances under normal circumstances.
But it would only take a bit of arrogance and a few below par performances for an upset to occur.

2.) 30 Jun 2021 10:14:04
Agree strasbourg 100% my post was in response to tomb post below.

3.) 30 Jun 2021 10:42:14
Not going to happen and I want our players to show a bit of arrogance.

I will no doubt be losing more money on my football bets when I have a few quid on a Kane hat trick.

I managed to get some back on the season with bets on us beating Athletico, Porto, Real and City. I was super confident then when others had doubts and I’m super confident of a comfortable win on Saturday.

Gola, we are talking football not the standing of a nation.

4.) 30 Jun 2021 12:50:27
I would prefer they show confidence and determination.

5.) 30 Jun 2021 13:27:16
I will take that as well Strasbourg.

6.) 30 Jun 2021 14:06:50
You do know the definition of arrogance I presume?
Exaggerating or disposed to exaggerate one's own worth or importance often by an overbearing manner.
How would an attitude like that help any team in any sport?

7.) 30 Jun 2021 14:22:48
Thanks for the clarification Strasbourg. It’s much appreciated but I will stick with my understanding of football arrogance.

8.) 30 Jun 2021 16:45:56
Back to your 'opinion' I see but this time the use of an adjective in the English Dictionary.
This 'opinion' about not 'liking' Alonso Rudiger etc etc what is it based on?

9.) 30 Jun 2021 17:30:21
Being arrogant.

10.) 30 Jun 2021 17:45:51
I have given my reasons/ opinion several times before but broadly they are as follows

Alonso, good going forward as a wing but in my opinion he is not a defender and is very slow to recover.

Giroud, has been a good goalscorer over many seasons and I can see how playing him alongside another forward or a midfield that went beyond him could work but we certainly haven’t tried that tactic under TT. A fellow season ticket holder refers to him as “the roundabout”. Lots going on all around it but totally stationary. I think that’s a tad harsh. Still able to score special goals.

Rudiger, has under TT and in a back three has without doubt improved but I just remember a defender who seemed to have no sense of danger or positional sense. In my opinion good central defenders have a positional instinct, JT was a master of being in the right place at the right time, he had an in built sat nav. It’s also the same with the top goalscorers they have a built in positional instinct.

Ziyech, I’m still not sure what he is as a player. So, as I’ve already said I will reserve my judgement on him.

It’s all about opinions and we all see players and there performances differently.

Some fans like Jorginho some don’t, some don’t even like Mount but the majority do. I would like us to sign Haaland others would want someone else.

We all have different opinions and all opinions are valid. I would argue my views while being open minded enough to change my mind.

11.) 30 Jun 2021 17:54:55
No personal abuse please.

12.) 30 Jun 2021 18:00:56
Your of course entitled to your opinion gola.

We all are, it’s a banter site after all. 😬😬😬.

13.) 30 Jun 2021 18:21:57
Tom, I know what you think of Alonso and I agree defensively he can be a liability but in certain games I would play him especially for his height in both boxes. As for Rudiger there is no doubt that since TT arrived he has performed but I remember watching him live and not being impressed; he lacks pace and his distribution can be poor. The one I will get pelted for is Mendy; there is something about him that makes me nervous; I just can’t put my finger on it. Remember this is just my opinion and all these players may prove me wrong.

14.) 30 Jun 2021 18:40:01
Jimbo, I should have also said Alonso can take a very good free kick as well.

The Mendy one is interesting. I certainly had reservations about him when he joined but I have to admit to being won over by his performances as the season progressed. It’s a classic example of delaying opinions until you’ve seen a player a few times and not to rely on video clips.

15.) 30 Jun 2021 19:19:47
Tom, Mendy hasn’t had a lot to do since TT, defensively we have be excellent apart from the odd blip : WBA .

16.) 30 Jun 2021 19:38:03
In someways I think that can be more troublesome for a keeper Jimbo but when called upon he has made some fantastic saves.

17.) 30 Jun 2021 19:40:55
There's a fine line between confidence and arrogance.

18.) 30 Jun 2021 19:52:00
I’m not fussed what word or description is used as long as we impose ourselves on the match and tournament.

I think we have been far to timid so far.



14 Jun 2021 08:54:22
Watched Holland vs Ukraine last night the Ukraine no 9 looked a very good player a cheap option to kane or haaland
He reminded me of giroud but fast
I are any clubs interested in yaranchuk eds.

gianfranco gola

{Ed001's Note - you know Ed002 will just tell you to try the European pages for that.}

1.) 14 Jun 2021 09:20:49
No worries.




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03 Aug 2021 20:01:16
Good stuff Ed appreciate it
Hope the knuckle dragging bone heads don't annoy you now
Take care and have a margarita on us
It's tombs round.

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28 Jul 2021 00:31:16
Zoumas run around so many players can't remember the opposition but it would of been best cb goal ever and he fluffed his shot but such a good memory of such a likeable guy.

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27 Jul 2021 16:26:38
I think 2 feet is essential tomb.

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21 Jul 2021 01:03:33
And you wonder why Ed gets the hump.

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19 Jul 2021 16:03:00
OK cheers for reply.

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31 Aug 2021 22:26:25
Eider kovacic was our best player second half against liverpool.

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26 Aug 2021 19:13:41
Universal credits.

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26 Aug 2021 19:12:53
Well said nice to see Jorgi get that award and had a dig at his haters to
I'm puzzled how kante won best midfielder and jorgi won best player
When they both play in midfield.

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15 Aug 2021 19:48:06
Postionally very good on wednesday night as well.

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08 Aug 2021 09:23:45
I thought that was his problem the first time at chelsea.

gianfranco gola

{Ed002's Note - A huge problem but it is resolved.}