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05 Aug 2020 18:36:27
Good evening Ed002; please is Chelsea interested in signing Kaio Jorge?

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{Ed002's Note - Kaio Jorge (AM/F) is expected to have a very good future but Santos are asking a huge amount of money for the 18 year old (he has an $80M release clause) which has stalled discussions with Juventus who were looking at about a fifth of that price. Barcelona, Chelsea, Bayer Leverkusen, Shakhtar Donetsk, Monaco and Milan have approached or been approached about the player. Santos may accept something in the region of $30M - which is still a great deal of money for the player.}



26 Jul 2020 11:34:08
Marc Cucurella (LB) and Denis Zakaria (DM) seem two interesting options. I know Ed002 doesn’t want to comment on the defense so I won’t ask about Marc Cucurella; but Ed, is Chelsea interested in Denis Zakaria (should any one of Jorginho or Kante leaves)?

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{Ed002's Note - Chelsea would only have an interest if Kante were to leave.}

1.) 26 Jul 2020 11:49:52
Thank you.

2.) 27 Jul 2020 10:00:05
Hmm Zakaria is a top player. Understandable though that we'd only go for a player like him if Kante were to leave.

While I love Kante, he has been injured a lot this season. You start to wonder whether his all action playing style is catching up to him. If so, replacing Kante with Zakaria wouldn't be a bad move.



16 Jul 2020 09:24:41
And Christian Falk says that BL is open to add ons / bonuses in the deal for Kai Havertz.

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1.) 16 Jul 2020 10:26:08
I thought that was the case before.

2.) 17 Jul 2020 09:18:23
One article says Chelsea are prepared to pay his valuation but are pushing for the deal to be structured in such a way that add ons/ bonuses can be included; but Bayer Leverkusen will be open to any add ons/ bonuses (structured in the deal) if Chelsea can wait until after August (before doing the deal) so that Kai Havertz can be part of Bayer Leverkusen’s Europa campaign.



14 Jul 2020 15:44:44
Spanish papers are now confirming the reports of Chelsea going for Jan Oblak. HERE WE WILL GO.

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1.) 14 Jul 2020 16:58:00
Not going to happen.

2.) 14 Jul 2020 17:19:16
Obinna, the Spanish source make reference to a UK media source. My guess is it’s the Mirror story being rehashed by Spanish media.

I’m sure we would love to have him at the Bridge but I just can’t see it happening but I hope I’m wrong!

3.) 14 Jul 2020 17:26:33
I think you're right TomB, sadly!

4.) 14 Jul 2020 18:19:30
There’s no harm in trying which in this case is: going for Oblak by offering Kepa plus money. I think it’s a wise move if the club decides to do that cos you never can tell what can happen in football (if you consider Athletico Madrid financial status) .
Signing Onana or other feasible targets is good but it will still leave us with one problem, which is: how do we get Kepa out? So I think it’s smart- going for Oblak (whom is the best out there by offering Kepa (whom will be fascinated by the idea of going to Athletico Madrid) plus money.

5.) 14 Jul 2020 18:47:37
I believe in some impossible transfer but not Oblak doesn't belong there. If the reported interest is true then I expect it to happen. Aterall nobody such fee for kepa and the club do not underestimate the importance of a world class keeper.
So I don't rule anything out just yet as obvious Chelsea will be making the move a for keeper now rather than later.

6.) 14 Jul 2020 19:23:56
Fabrizio Romano rubbishd that on instagram. Was always too good to be true.

7.) 15 Jul 2020 00:02:40
or maybe offer kepa and wipe put the morata fee that madrid would like to avoid due to there financial difficulties😀.



01 Jul 2020 17:00:16
I know what the word ‘EXCLUSIVE’ mean but Ed001; does a story or article being ‘EXCLUSIVE’ mean that it true or authentic even if the story or article is coming from a source that can be unreliable?

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1.) 01 Jul 2020 17:54:25
No. It just means that it is their own story.

2.) 01 Jul 2020 18:42:51
Thank you Roman.

3.) 01 Jul 2020 22:27:48
Last rant. have we even spent 5 minutes as a team working on defending corners and set pieces? We are as bad now as game 1! Pathetic. Azpi on 6ft3 player while Tammy takes post?

4.) 02 Jul 2020 14:05:32
I would like to think so Feeling Blue.

I’ve been saying for some time questions have to be asked of our defensive coaching. Although I’m not sure anyone can cure Christensens lack of concentration or Rudiger’s walkabouts.




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07 Aug 2020 16:53:36
Recent update from Angelo Mangiante:
No chance for Havertz for Bayern and no chance for any other club.
He still just wants Chelsea. Deal will be done after he plays UEL in Germany.

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1.) 07 Aug 2020 17:30:52
It’s already done they’re just waiting for there season to be over. Hopefully Antonio can do us a favour next week and get Kai here sooner. 🤞🏻.



06 Aug 2020 17:27:47
Considering players (like Denis Zakaria for CDM role; and Skriniar, Jose Gimenez etc. For CB role) that are or could be available in this transfer window, I think it’s not a good idea- signing Rice as a CDM and I feel it’s even a worse idea signing Rice as a central defender.
But if Chelsea is signing Declan Rice for his versatility, that sounds like a better idea but not at the price ~60m+ he’s being touted for.

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1.) 06 Aug 2020 17:45:15
Put it this way I’d rather pay 60m for Rice than Chilwell. If Rice joins a lot of Chelsea fans will be eating there words with him in less than 6 months I think. Rice is mentally strong and a leader whereas I have massive doubts over Chilwell. People just think of West Ham being poor and haven’t watched Rice. Car tick and Ferdinand were in a poor West Ham side and look how their careers ended. Similar to Andy Robertson at Hull.

2.) 06 Aug 2020 18:54:40
WC68; you’re on point about Declan Rice being mentally tough, that is the quality I really admire in him; and that mental toughness is what I think Chilwell doesn’t have.

3.) 07 Aug 2020 08:58:11
I rate players based on their abilities of what skills they offer on the pitch. Like I posted earlier, Rice wouldn't have been hotly mentioned here if he was not English and I believe we should be looking at players on merit and not sentiments. Some even don't know where he could play but just want to sign Rice. I'm concerned about the amount bandied around as that can get us a more proven performer that will take us forward.
Quality over quota/ sentiments.



01 Aug 2020 16:38:36
Willian doesn’t make the squad, caballero starts, Kante on the bench.

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27 Jul 2020 09:30:02
Seems Upamecano has signed a new contract extension with RB Leipzig, maybe that might make RB Leipzig soften their grip on Konate (whom is a top CB) - consequently opening a window for Chelsea to move in with a bid of cash plus Christensen (if he’s willing to move there) for Konate. 😜.

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1.) 27 Jul 2020 10:01:32
Konate can be the world's next best CB, I'd love him. But I doubt Leipzig would let him go. He'd also cost a hell of a lot of money. Don't think we'll have much luck there.



25 Jul 2020 14:32:18
Who would you prefer as your central defender- a Declan Rice turned into a centre back or a Nathan Ake? Comments please; Ed001, you’re very welcome to comment esp your analysis on both players.

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{Ed001's Note - Ake is poor positionally and highly reliant on pace, I would not want to trust to him at all. Rice I think is better in midfield but he could easily become an excellent defender as well, considering he has played there a lot and it is supposed to be his natural position. So without doubt it would be Rice for me. The only advantage Ake possesses is pace, he can jump higher but he is usually chasing the play and so often unable to make a header he should clear.}

1.) 25 Jul 2020 15:07:22
I’m all in for Torres now after the Ed opinion.

2.) 25 Jul 2020 16:25:47
After last week's Bournemouth v Southampton game, it was highlighted (can't remember which channel) that Bournemouth have let in over 40 goals per season for the last 5 seasons and have basically been kept up by Calum Wilson and Josh King scoring more than they've let in. This season Wilson and King have scored far fewer and Bournemouth are going down.

The above stats do not say a lot for Ake's defensive or leadership qualities!

3.) 25 Jul 2020 16:39:35
Thought of Pau Torres too; Ed002 (on Spanish page) said that Manchester City are interested in him (Pau Torres) too.

4.) 25 Jul 2020 17:02:05
Okay, so here's what I think.

We pay similar football to Barca, a high line with a huge expanse for attacking players to exploit.

It would make sense to play a very mobile centre half, maybe even a converted midfielder (like Mascerano) .

So for that reason, Rice looks like a clever option.

For the same reason I think Jorgino is ineffective with a high line.

5.) 25 Jul 2020 18:20:25
I'm surprised soo many people have forgotten about Ampadu, it's a shame he struggled with game time this season but i honestly think he could play a role for us next season. I remember watching his performance against Spurs, he was top class at CB. Also looked very good at CDM for wales every time he's played. I do hope we sign an experienced CB, but i also hope Ampadu is given a chance in preseason.

6.) 25 Jul 2020 18:55:49
Good post Nathswindon.

7.) 26 Jul 2020 09:34:46
Thanks Obinna

Yep, I forgot about Ampadu. Seems risky to rely on him but he is a very good looking option I agree.




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02 Aug 2020 11:36:21
I think he is on the list of top young players that Ed002 gave on the European page.

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29 Jul 2020 14:16:35
I feel you Spearce96, I really like Sancho too but we need a good CB, LB (achieve good balance) . On the issue of a goal keeper: I think having a good goalie can never be over emphasised, that being said, I feel there’s still something good in Kepa (if we can beef up our defence and acquire a good backup goal keeper) .

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28 Jul 2020 21:28:38
I would rather pay ~50m+ for Theo Hernandez than pay same amount for Ben Chilwell.

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28 Jul 2020 21:20:29
Theo Hernandez is actually my first pick.

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28 Jul 2020 14:39:17
A man that wants to leave an unfavourable environment doesn’t go asking everyone aloud, ‘hey I want to leave, should I leave? ’- I think he just stands up and leave.
I strongly think Willian is staying, I feel his agent just wants to get the best possible deal for him- judging from his (Kia Joarbiachim) recent comments on Talksport- about Willian having offers from five other clubs.

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07 Aug 2020 15:22:59
A loan move would benefit Tomori a lot. I think Hudson Odoi should follow suit and join the loan army too, it would be very beneficial to his career.

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07 Aug 2020 01:02:11
I have been bleating the same thing all week, Reguilon is a better player to Chilwell and a far better investment.

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06 Aug 2020 18:54:40
WC68; you’re on point about Declan Rice being mentally tough, that is the quality I really admire in him; and that mental toughness is what I think Chilwell doesn’t have.

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06 Aug 2020 11:31:18
I think he’s better than Ben Chilwell; I don’t know why Chelsea is still all over Chilwell (who is way too expensive), I think Reguilon is a better player and is cheaper.
You will get the opportunity to see him play in the Europa.

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04 Aug 2020 19:25:11
Considering other options that Chelsea has been linked to, I think he’s the right player and his price is right, so I don’t see any reason why Chelsea shouldn’t be looking to sign him.

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