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07 Dec 2019 10:35:36
Ed any news on Loftus cheeks return.

gianfranco gola

{Ed001's Note - Lampard has just said, about 3 days ago, that he is nowhere near a return yet and it is not healing as expected. Sorry mate, you might not get him back this season by the sound of it. Even if it heals, it is going to take a while to get fit again and then find his sharpness. Such a long time out is going to take a while to get back.}

1.) 07 Dec 2019 11:12:47
Thanks Ed for quick reply shame really I think he will be our Darren Anderton hope not good player.

{Ed001's Note - with all the improvements to the understanding of nutrition and fitness coaching, he should hopefully be safe from that. Fingers crossed.}

2.) 07 Dec 2019 11:22:10
Have a good weekend mate.

{Ed001's Note - you too mate.}

3.) 07 Dec 2019 11:32:16
It's a shame he as suffered an injury of this nature by playing in such uneven playing conditions in a friendly. But it is what it and Chelsea will just need to get on it. He was just to have returned by now so clearly things are not going well.

{Ed001's Note - this is what Lampard said: "He has had a few setbacks over the last two months. He hasn't had a new one but it is not flying along as much as we would want. At the moment we are no closer to him being fit." On the 4th, so just 3 days ago.}

4.) 07 Dec 2019 13:32:46
Thanks Ed1. Appreciate it mate.

{Ed001's Note - very welcome.}



20 May 2019 09:09:27
Ed with reports bakayoko had a good season in Milan could you see him playing for Chelsea next season.

gianfranco gola

{Ed002's Note - No, that is not the plan.}

1.) 21 May 2019 16:47:12
What if Sarri is the one that decides to leave, What does that make him?



23 Jan 2019 16:35:42
has the barella transfer fallen through as the rumours seemed to have died ed and do you expect anymore signings this month higuin i suppose.

gianfranco gola

{Ed002's Note - I would doubt Barella will be moving this month but there will be further incomings and outgoings this month. Later today or perhaps tomorrow the club will confirm another outgoing.}

1.) 23 Jan 2019 17:18:55
Thanks for the insight ed!

2.) 23 Jan 2019 17:42:00
Its been long ed2, nice seeing you reply. Hope you are well mate.

{Ed002's Note - I worry when people tell me how "long" it is.}

3.) 23 Jan 2019 17:42:33
Always nice to see you reply ed,

4.) 23 Jan 2019 17:49:30
Eeedd002.Your the man! Thank you.

5.) 23 Jan 2019 17:54:40
Sweet, thanks Ed002. Moses by any chance?

{Ed002's Note - As a special treat, Moses is gone subject to paperwork. Itr is a bit of a pity and I hope he returns to the English game - the worst ever childhood and what a nice and humble guy. And he is always there to help and support others.}

6.) 23 Jan 2019 17:59:08
edd on a personal view i hope your input can be given more again without being abused by a certain few idiots and hope u are well mate great to see you posting input here again i mean that honestpy.

{Ed002's Note - There is no plan to do that right now Shirley. Right now there are bigger issues. The train is out of gin. It is a two part new wobbly leaning train connecting two 5 car trains. I have suggested they stop in the Wiltshire countryside and the gin porter runs back down the track to the second half of the train to replenish. Or perhaps an unscheduled stop at Frome or somewhere to replenish.}

7.) 23 Jan 2019 18:00:39
Was a revelation under Conte, just a pity that Sarri came in and changed formation. Always came across as a nice bloke.

8.) 23 Jan 2019 18:07:24
Ed002 i have always rated him. Gutted that he is leaving England. He always performed good with teams he was loaned to. Im from South Africa and always supportplayers from my continant. Besides Drogba who do you think would top your list of all time African players.

{Ed002's Note - You would need to look at the likes of Yaya, Eto'o, Weah, Pele and Drogba - but perhaps Salif Keita would top the list for me.}

9.) 23 Jan 2019 18:11:28
Gin and tonic?

10.) 23 Jan 2019 18:27:35
Hoping that one day there will be another South African player in the Prem. I must be honest that I have been a rugby lover and supporter all my live untill 11 years ago when i saw my first full 90 min Football (Soccer) match and fell inlove. Sites like this and the guys on here plus the games everyweek makes it so much more injoyable. Thx foe all the hard work All the Eds put in to this site. I sneak a peek on here everynight for updates and rumours and banter. Bit when there is a tranfer window and the Eds start giving clues and info. man that just makes my day. Awesome keep it up.

{Ed0333's Note - we all pray for another Lucas radebe mate.

11.) 23 Jan 2019 18:29:06
i do wish moses all the best an absoloutely fantastic servant under conte the most hard working guy u could come across never gave up on himself even after all his loan spells etc. all the best victor 4ever a fan favourite after the fantastic campaign on the pl title under conte.

12.) 23 Jan 2019 20:05:41
roger milla must get a mention just for the italia 90 matches.

13.) 23 Jan 2019 20:30:35
Talking of SA players, there was also the highly likeable Phil Masinga (Leeds and SA in the 1990s) who died very recently. RIP Phil.

14.) 23 Jan 2019 19:29:32
Yes we do but it was so long ago already.

15.) 23 Jan 2019 20:02:11
thanks for reply ed most grateful and its been to long for a while now haha good to see you taking the time to give us a bit of insight on the chelsea page
good luck victor mate whereever you maybe.

16.) 23 Jan 2019 21:32:12
Agree 100% on Moses, seemed a really decent bloke, bided his time and was a revelation for one season. Best of luck to him.

17.) 24 Jan 2019 00:30:33
There was Quinton fortune back in the day when I first started watching football. Another South African here 🙌🏻.

18.) 23 Jan 2019 22:54:29
Are you a fan of Selif Keita Ed002?
One of my favourite African strikers!

{Ed002's Note - I am not a fan of any footballer.}

19.) 23 Jan 2019 23:51:07
Good to see all the love for Ed002, hopefully there hasn’t been any abuse on this post.

20.) 24 Jan 2019 00:34:56
Forgive me for asking Ed, but is Moses heading to Fenerbache?

{Ed002's Note - Yes.}

21.) 24 Jan 2019 01:52:18
ed when you said further outgoings, did you mean in addition to Higuain? thanks a lot and thanks for answering again 😁.

{Ed002's Note - What?}

22.) 24 Jan 2019 12:41:20
Dazz. Higuain has only just arrived!

23.) 24 Jan 2019 16:46:56
ed will there be more incoming after higuain?

{Ed002's Note - I am not going to get involved.}



22 Jan 2019 20:42:00
on a lighter note i cannot wait to see higuain in a chelsea shirt. haven't been this happy over a signing since matt miazaga no jokes aside i really am glad i think he will fit our style perfectly and i see him becoming a bit hit
come on gonzo bend one in from outside the box.

gianfranco gola

1.) 22 Jan 2019 23:17:56
And me one thing I’m positive about. Just hoping for a triple H front three.

2.) 23 Jan 2019 09:00:26
we all are king kante mate would be awesome.

3.) 23 Jan 2019 15:42:21
Shame it wasn't completed in time for the Spurs game.

4.) 23 Jan 2019 19:03:52
ya but the fa cup game will be a perfect game to settle him in.



27 Dec 2018 13:14:16
With Bakayoko playing really well in Milan in a midfield three is there plans to bring him back to club after his loan or has he had his chance and blown it I think he could be a great player in the right system.

gianfranco gola

1.) 27 Dec 2018 14:09:43
It's unlikely that Bakayoko will be back.

2.) 27 Dec 2018 14:25:05
bakayoko please don't ever want to see him in a chelsea shirt again he was a shambles.

3.) 28 Dec 2018 01:23:24
I’m not saying Bakayoko would do well if he were to come back, but pretty much no one played well last year under Conte and I don’t think used him well as it didn’t seem like he particularly wanted him.




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08 Jan 2020 23:27:47
Chelsea have made a lot of bids today lol.

gianfranco gola



01 Jan 2020 18:26:54
Ed001 what are your thoughts on tammy abraham
I will get dogs abuse but I don't think he is anywhere near ready to lead Chelsea line
Cant hold up ball
First touch is awful
Cant pass
And decision making is suspect
I have thought this for a couple of months now
Plus I don't think Frank knows his best team system or tactics it all seems a bit off the cuff a lot of square pegs in round holes especially in midfield and full backs
Just curious as to how you see it.

gianfranco gola

{Ed001's Note - he is a youngster, he is not ready because he needs experience and he will only get that by playing. It is all very well sending them out on loan, but the experience players need is only going to come from playing for the team that actually owns them. When it really matters how they perform as they won't be going back to a different club in a few months anyway.

He is very raw, but Abraham is a goalscorer and that is something you just can't teach, whereas you can teach hold up play and technique etc. You just have to be patient with him and he will come good I am sure.

As for Frank, I would be worried if he did know those things now. He should be still experimenting and learning throughout his career, but in particular now it has to be a learning curve. This season is, in essence, a free hit for him, so he should experiment with systems, formations and tactics to get an idea of who suits what best, ready for next season.

What Frank needs is a rough patch, so we can see how he deals with it for one, but mainly so he can learn early, while he is still finding his feet. Then he will find out about his players and we can all see which of the youngsters really are the real deal. Those that are will grow and come good when the going gets tough. Those that don't have it (yet at least) will go into their shell and can be moved on.}

1.) 01 Jan 2020 19:53:48
Good summary Ed and one I totally agree with.

Tammy IMO will carry on improving. He strikes me as a bright lad and he seem to be willing to work hard at his game.

Lamps is like a lot of our players, work in progress!

{Ed001's Note - for me Abraham has shown massive improvement over last season, when I really was not convinced he was anywhere near good enough to score goals in the Prem. Well not this many goals anyway. I thought it would be Batshuayi who would have to step forward. So I would say this season was a thumbs up in terms of Abraham stepping up.}

2.) 01 Jan 2020 20:15:39
Thanks for reply Ed puts things into perspective appreciate it.

{Ed001's Note - very welcome mate. It is difficult to show patience when it is your own team.}

3.) 01 Jan 2020 20:58:33
Chelsea need a new striker who can provide some serious competition for Abraham who I agree is very raw.

4.) 01 Jan 2020 21:07:44
Something that has me ed is frank has said so many times that he wants his wingers to go in behind, make runs, half way through season and we haven’t seen that by any of them, i Get when teams camp in there own 3rd, wasn’t long ago cesc would hit a pass and Pedro from nowhere would be trying to get on end of it, we lack that risky run, and what’s latest on striker front, Werner / dembele linked for a long time and last few days it appears Werner never had a release clause and may be expensive again, were very keen on sancho, we getting anywhere with negotiating a fee.

{Ed001's Note - Pulisic used to be very good at running in behind, as did Willian. But most teams don't give you much room to do that to be fair.}

5.) 01 Jan 2020 22:19:18
Well we need options, clearly hasn’t the confidence in michy and Giroud, Barkley can’t behave or injured, Pedro another one not in plans, hopefully we can add some names linked.



24 Dec 2019 09:12:42
Happy Christmas to you all and to the eds thanks for you input into the site its greatly appreciated.

gianfranco gola

{Ed001's Note - cheers gg, have a great Xmas and hope the fat man empties his sack for you. Hmmm maybe I should reword that?}

1.) 24 Dec 2019 09:46:14
Error, yeah enjoy GG, lol

Have a good Xmas Ed’s, appreciate the information and opinions and feeeback, sorry some have ruined it over the year.

2.) 24 Dec 2019 10:15:51
Happy Christmas from me too to all the Eds for great inputs, and to all CFC posters on this site.

{Ed002's Note - Have a fun time, thanks.}

3.) 24 Dec 2019 11:23:55
Merry Christmas to my fellow posters and of course the Eds.

{Ed002's Note - And to you Tom.}

4.) 24 Dec 2019 13:38:54
Merry xmas to all the Ed's and posters. Have a fantastic one.

{Ed002's Note - And you.}

5.) 24 Dec 2019 12:37:09
Merry Christmas to the EDs and my fellow posters.

{Ed002's Note - And to you.}

6.) 24 Dec 2019 16:00:08
Merry Christmas to all the eds and the posters.

{Ed001's Note - merry Christmas to you all too and thank you for all the wishes!}

7.) 24 Dec 2019 18:32:16
Merry christmas everyone! I hope you all get to spend it with your families or whoever youd like to be spending it with! don't come and visit me on my night shift please!

{Ed047's Note - Merry Christmas cech are you an Elf tonight?

8.) 24 Dec 2019 18:38:44
It does begin with E. but its EMT. I'll be sorting out all the people that can't handle their alcohol in A&E tonight!

{Ed047's Note - haha been in there plenty of times myself on Christmas and New Year’s Eve! Not as a patient though. 😂

9.) 24 Dec 2019 17:30:08
Merry Christmas to all the Ed’s thanks so much for all your inputs they’re very much appreciated
And a merry Christmas to all the posters.

{Ed002's Note - And to you Danny.}



13 Dec 2019 09:15:11
Ed I don't know if this has been asked
Do you think brexit will have a big influence on transfers in the future.

gianfranco gola

{Ed002's Note - I can’t see it will at all.}



11 Dec 2019 10:03:26
Great result tonight next round will be proper test looking at teams we will get
My downer of the night was the subs Frank took off our 3 best players of the night and let lille get a glimpse. of a result cho was poor pulisic was second only to willian
Why bring on mount when kova is better defensively and tammy for bat's is obvious
When lille had that chance at the end I was fuming Frank took a massive gamble with subs tonight which I don't think was necessary only downer on night hoping for leipzig coyb.

gianfranco gola




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09 Jan 2020 15:24:18
Ed 001 already said Ruben will be out all season a couple of months ago shame could of been his year.

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27 Dec 2019 13:05:47
OK thanks for reply.

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27 Dec 2019 10:27:59
Ed with clubs not wanting to sell in January because of replacements
Are clubs interested in changing the transfer window policy, I hate it personally I think it gave to much power to players and agents I know EU employment law and bosman ruling has a massive effect
But could there be a change in the future.

gianfranco gola

{Ed002's Note - No.}



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27 Dec 2019 10:23:55
Ed gave a comprehensive list few days ago give him a break it's xmas.

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25 Dec 2019 08:06:05
Thanks Ed have a good day wherever you are.

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18 Jan 2020 23:12:11
Thank god someone else has pointed it out mount is a very good youngster but Frank seems to rely on him to much imo.

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07 Jan 2020 07:55:56
Dazza daily rumour.

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01 Jan 2020 20:15:39
Thanks for reply Ed puts things into perspective appreciate it.

gianfranco gola

{Ed001's Note - very welcome mate. It is difficult to show patience when it is your own team.}



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30 Dec 2019 16:01:35
Dazza why piss Ed off with stupid daily star or twitter rumours everyday
The list from Ed was very comprehensive so if you want daily bull updates stick to twitter.

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30 Dec 2019 10:00:30
Agree Ed tactics were shocking yesterday to start with
Arsenal are weak defensively so why set up with a back 5.

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