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18 Jan 2022 14:50:53
Good day Ed002; Please is Chelsea interested in Djed Spence? Thank you.

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{Ed002's Note - I am not the one to ask any longer.}

1.) 19 Jan 2022 13:56:40
Do we know who is the ONE to ask?

{Ed002's Note - No idea.}

2.) 19 Jan 2022 21:22:35
Celeryking - that isn't the type of question that will get Ed002 answering for us again. Please show him more respect so we all benefit.

3.) 20 Jan 2022 11:45:50
Ed is the best. No disrespect meant.

4.) 20 Jan 2022 14:04:57
There is no one else to ask, Ed002 is a different animal. No idea who they are and how they know everything about football and life itself but we love them anyway ? I am sure they’ll be back to answer our questions one day once the trolls disappear.



17 Dec 2021 21:07:14
Good evening Ed002; please is Chelsea interested in Digne of Everton?

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{Ed002's Note - Diane is being offered around - nobody seems to be chasing too hard.}

1.) 18 Dec 2021 07:01:54
Not bad if Chelsea can get him on a loan deal.



22 Oct 2021 14:02:39
Good afternoon Ed002; please is Chelsea interested in F. Mendy of Real Madrid?

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{Ed002's Note - No, Chelsea has not made any approach for Mendy. They have no need for another LB at this time.}

1.) 23 Oct 2021 23:15:05
Thank you Ed;

2.) 26 Oct 2021 15:17:52
why would Chelsea need a LB Obinna?

3.) 26 Oct 2021 19:24:53
Wheelycfc; If Marcos Alonso were to leave, I presume Chelsea will be interested in a left back.

4.) 30 Oct 2021 12:26:37
We've got young Ian Maatsen playing well at Coventry. If we need a left back to rotate with Chilwell next season, then I'd hope he gets a look first.



14 Sep 2021 17:24:38
Good evening Ed002; please is Chelsea interested in Jurrien Timber?

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{Ed002's Note - Jurrien Timber (CB) Monaco have identified the player as a target andd ioffer a route to first team football but it would be seen as a sideways step. An ex-Chelsea player and advisor to the club has spoken with his agent and has recommended the player to Chelsea - but the club would not be able to offer first team football in the short term which is why the likes of Tomori, Guehi and Dynel Simeu moved on. Chelsea have two youngsters on the fringes of the first team and space would be an issue as the focus is on a starter. Barcelona have a scout in Amsterdam who has been pushing the club to look to Timber instead of another option. Spurs have had a scout attending the Ajax and Jong Ajax games and he has alerted Spurs to the player.}{

1.) 15 Sep 2021 17:07:05
Thank you.

2.) 15 Sep 2021 15:41:03
Hi Ed002, who are the 2 youngsters on the fringe of 1st team action?

{Ed002's Note - Mbuyamba and Sarr.}



23 Aug 2021 01:29:53
Good morning Ed002; wishing you a great week ahead. Please is Chelsea interested in Tajon Buchanan?

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{Ed002's Note - Tajon Buchanan (RW) Augsberg knew that they would need a replacement for Marco Richter this summer and have had two offers rejected for the New England Revolution player who is open to a move to the Bundesliga, but perhaps not until next summer. He was one of two players considered as Hudson-Odoi replacements by Chelsea after a recommendation by an ex-player. Lens, PSV and Metz have made enquiries and there is an interesting proposal from a new MLS franchise which has a Sporting Director with a great ability in identifying very talented youngsters.}

1.) 23 Aug 2021 12:08:40

2.) 23 Aug 2021 16:36:31
any truth we bid £8m ed002 thanks.

{Ed002's Note - See above, or below.}

3.) 24 Aug 2021 07:13:45
Hi Ed what midfielder are we currently pushing to sign since you mentioned that the prime targets are deemed not for sale like tchoumani. Kounde seem to be the one we want now. please do TT want to use him in the middle if he signs. Just would like your clarification
Again you also mentioned cfc would like to bring in another striker and not just one as in lukaku especially if girondel and tammy leave. is it still the case or something has changed because there seem no talk about another striker.

{Ed002's Note - Chelsea would like Aurelien Tchouameni but Monaco are not keen to sell. I don't know what you mean by "middle" for Kounde. I said Chelsea would like to avoid adding another striker and they have also allowed Ugbo to leave.}

4.) 24 Aug 2021 11:25:34
Could Monaco's stance change if they were knocked out of the UCL this week?

{Ed002's Note - Why?}

5.) 24 Aug 2021 13:21:01

{Ed002's Note - No.}




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09 Jan 2022 07:26:54
Another player that I feel we shouldn’t be quick to run a rule on is Malang Sarr, he can do a good job too at the club, He’s showing adeptness to playing with four-at-the-back and can hold his own in a three-at-the-back. That ability to play in both formations is a plus.

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08 Dec 2021 20:39:35
* Saul Niguez will return to Athletico Madrid next season, I am certain of that.

* Ross Barkley will leave Chelsea in January or summer, I am certain of that.

* Azpilicueta has done great at Chelsea, I am certain he will Chelsea in the summer.

* Marcos Alonso has done well at Chelsea, I am sure he will leave in the summer.

* Chelsea have being dropping points simply cos of injuries- nothing more. We are missing our key players so much like Chilwell, Kovacic, Kante, a fit Jorginho so much. I don't know any team that will do well with such players out.

* We drew this game against Zenith simply cos we had no midfield; and cos our defence showed some inexperience.

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1.) 09 Dec 2021 06:44:21
You could well be right Obinna about Saul, Ross, Dave and Marcus. I would also add Rudi, who I think will be leaving as well.

I am not going to right off Saul just yet but it’s fair to say he hasn’t covered himself in glory just yet but unlike some I have seen small glimpses of a player that could be useful for us in the future. Im not sure how many more chances he will get but when and if he does get them he is going to have to grab that opportunity with both hands.

2.) 09 Dec 2021 09:19:01
Rudi has been superb this season, and has offered leadership, energy, and will to win on the field that hase affected all around him in positive fashion. Would really hope that there's still a chance of keeping him. Agree that the others seem likely to move on, and of these it will be really sad to see Dave go though this has to happen at some stage and we are lucky to have had so much from him for so long. Never ever have any of us doubted his commitment in every game to the club, even if - he is only human - he has claerly had occasional poorer ones. He is another who has dricen the team on at times by his own commitment. Silva the same.

I do see the same qualities in Reece James, but have thought we need a few more leaders on the pitch, so hope that eplacements will have this quality.

3.) 09 Dec 2021 10:25:27
I won’t count Rudiger out yet, he’s in his prime and I know big clubs are big because they don’t sell players who are in their prime (that they can keep) . I think Rudiger’s will linger till the last second.

4.) 09 Dec 2021 10:57:27
We are reportedly so far apart with any Rudi contract extension, I just can’t see how the gap can be bridged.

I think it’s likely he will sign a contract for his new club in January. It will then be interesting to see if TT plays him.

Or, we might take a fee for him in this window and then he can leave straight away.



02 Dec 2021 08:32:39
Good fight from the team to get this result esp from the attacking players and defenders. The game shows how good and important Jorginho is to our central midfield. I think a lot of us (that comment) don’t know what it entails or how difficult it is- playing central midfield. You see comments like, ‘Jorginho gives one thousand passes blah blah blah’: it's really myopic. How many passes could Saul Niguez and Loftus Cheek (put together) manage in today’s game against Watford?

* Saul Niguez should go back to Athletico Madrid cos English football (as a central midfielder) is not for him. At this rate, it will take him three years to adapt to our game (as a central midfielder) . He's got no fight in him- reminds me of Bakayoko.

* Ruben Loftus Cheek is a complete baby when it comes to playing central midfield. He has a lot to learn. His game as a double six (in central midfield) needs help- always wanting to just run and run with the ball- very little awareness of his midfield partner, he struggles to see the near pass and never sees the far pass.

* We can only go south if we continue with Alonso next season. I think it's better the club promotes a young left back or recall one of our left backs (if it’s possible) to take Alonso’s place. I don’t see a future with him in the team.

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1.) 02 Dec 2021 09:41:39
Not many bright spots from last nights game Obinna except for Mount, Havertz and Ziyech.

I’m not going to right Saul off as quick as some but he hasn’t started his Chelsea spell well that’s for sure.

I’m not a fan of Alonso defending but I acknowledge he is ok going forward.

RLC needs players showing for the ball around and didn’t get that last night. I still maintain some hope.

I’m surprised no poster has mentioned how shaky Mendy was again last night with the ball at his feet but he did make some very good saves again.

2.) 02 Dec 2021 11:09:43
You just did Tom! So that’s one poster who’s mentioned it .

3.) 02 Dec 2021 12:27:03
It try hard ELI.



25 Sep 2021 19:19:13
I think Chelsea had no business loosing this game against Manchester City, the worst I saw us getting was a draw; I think TT got it wrong with his starting eleven today: by starting three central defensive midfielders (Kante, Kovacic and Jorginho) at the same time.

I won't say I was sceltical about somethings about us before now, but somethings puzzled me in the course of the game, like:

* Why play a defensive 3-5-2 at home against a team that we have better winning form against and when clearly all the victories that Chelsea had against Manchester City last season was because Chelsea were able to attack Manchester City?

* Why didn't TT stick to the tactics that always given him result against Manchester City?
TT had to know that Chelsea beating Manchester City has always been down to tiny details- like his wingbacks (Alonso and Azpilicueta) weren't mobile. We all know that Wing backs are clearly more ideal for a 3- at the back formation than fullbacks- cos their mobility brings a balance to the attack or else it becomes too defensive- which we were today until we conceded the goal. I wonder the wisdom behind using Alonso ahead of Chilwell and taking out James instead of Azpilicueta when Chelsea was a goal down.

* What is the reasoning behind using a Lukaku and Werner partnership in attack against a Manchester City defence that's clearly our strongest opponent when the Lukaku-Werner partnership have not been used before against any team in the course of 90mins?

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1.) 25 Sep 2021 19:27:17
Let’s say James came off injured, we needed mobility in the wingback.

2.) 25 Sep 2021 19:50:51
I’m not a fan of Alonso so my opinion will always be biased but mobility and Alonso don’t generally go hand in hand but he has played well so far this season.

3.) 25 Sep 2021 19:51:15
Obinna, I understand your frustration; this was a good lesson for us. As things turned out it wasn’t too bad for us with Utd and Liverpool dropping points. You are right our midfield is too defensive, Kova, Jorginho and Kante are never going to score a significant number of goals. We lack a creative midfielder. It proves we are not the finished article. On the positive side, TT is a good coach and will hopefully make some tweaks in tactics and personnel. ”.

4.) 25 Sep 2021 21:01:12
You are right Jimbo; it was indeed a good lesson for us.



18 Sep 2021 15:50:25
I strongly feel Livramento will be the first player that Marina will sign back if we continue with 3-4-3/ 3-4-2-1 formation in 2-3 years time cos the boy has got a future (in RB/ RWB position.

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1.) 18 Sep 2021 17:30:25
He has been named young player of the season for a very good reason.
But the thing is, he is behind James and if both continue to grow, I still can't see him overlap James.
He is a fantastic player nonetheless.

2.) 18 Sep 2021 17:56:23
Ashk TBH I think Reece’s development has stalled he has become a bit predictable and passes back a lot when in good attacking position.
On a completely separate note, I read today that when TT was in France he paid for his housekeeper’s son’s operation and bought her a villa in her homeland. I know people will say he is not short of a Bob or two but still a very nice thing to do.

3.) 18 Sep 2021 18:28:06
I haven't picked up on that Jimbo, but I think some of it is understandable against defensive opponents.
One area I think he could still grow in and do better is his defensive awareness and doing less mistakes.

Jimbo I have read that too, it's a very nice thing to do.

4.) 18 Sep 2021 21:54:19
A teacher once told me that: learning starts with confusion at times, so when you see him (someone) looking like his/ her performance/ development has dropped off or stalled, give it time, it will fall back into place and he or she will become better than before.

5.) 19 Sep 2021 08:21:51
James was previously guilty of crossing into great spaces, but without a Chelsea player in them; which often resulted in handing possession to the opposition and counter attacks.

It might not be highlight reel worth. But, if anything, his reluctance to simply toss it into the mixer, be patient, work the ball back to someone and keep possession, shows his game is maturing.

I'm sure the more he plays with Lukaku, the more we'll see them link up and James feeding him with crosses.

6.) 19 Sep 2021 09:24:09
Good observations J.




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12 Jan 2022 21:55:25
I believe you Ed002, you be boss.

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12 Jan 2022 18:18:59
The gist is coming from L’Equipe, and they seem to have some credibility.

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12 Jan 2022 17:16:24
It sounds believable cos he was a former Tuchel’s player and he (TT) made some comments about him (O. Dembele) some months back; but it doesn’t seem feasible cos Chelsea has quite a number of wingers at the moment.

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09 Jan 2022 20:12:09
He’s not destined to play for Chelsea, ordinarily, we Nigerians like to play for Chelsea but this one (Adeyemi) seems different, anyways, he seems a German with Nigerian name.

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05 Jan 2022 18:32:18
Sell Christensen and let Azpilicueta go. Integrate Levi Colwill or sign Wesley Fofana; and sign Jules Kounde. Two in two out.

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20 Jan 2022 10:11:30
I am fully in support of Thomas Tuchel, I see the wisdom in his decisions, we are still not grasping the concept that the absence of good wingbacks at the moment is our biggest problem; and our midfield needs a bit of reshuffle and addition- Saul Niguez could have solved a lot of the problems arising from the midfield but we all could see that couldn’t click (which isn’t TT’s fault in many ways) .
I think Thomas Tuchel has still got a lot to offer Chelsea up his sleeves as he tends to play his best football in the Cup competitions like UCL, FA Cup, Carabao cup, FIFA Club World Cup; besides it’s not like we’ve lost out completely on the EPL completely. I also think that TT remains one of best managers for Chelsea if we still want to be bringing through players from the academy (cos he’s got the experience too dealing with young players) . Please I beg that we shouldn’t anything rash by making the mistake of sacking him, he’s truly one of the top 3 managers in football at the moment. The club needs to make the players see that Tuchel has the full backing of the club- that would help things esp in these trying times.

Going forward, I think a decision has to be made on the future of certain players like Lukaku, Ziyech, Jorginho, Alonso, Barkley, Loftus Cheek, maybe Azpilicueta.

Personally, I recommend that:
* we start our transfer activities this January, by signing at least a good LWB cos knowing what ACL entails and the toll it takes on players, I don’t see Chilwell at his best even at the middle of next season.
* Not starting Lukaku in every game unless need-be
* Play most of our players in their best positions like Pulisic. I guess the last two recommendations is to Tuchel, which means he shouldn’t loose sight or focus.

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19 Jan 2022 21:57:01
Matt; I mean no disrespect but such a suggestion (to cash in on Havertz) should said in your soliloquies.

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18 Jan 2022 17:37:26
I am sorry to say it but Lukaku has got to sit up, he seems to lack the fighting spirit and work ethic of a top striker. Again TT was absolutely right about him loosing a lot of balls under no pressure.

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17 Jan 2022 23:21:51
OD94; I agree with you.
dadubliner; besides putting crosses into the box for Lukaku, I also feel that TT might have been concerned about Cancelo’s threat hence him (TT) playing Pulisic on RAM position would keep Cancelo occupied.

I knew we would hardly beat Manchester City without mobile wingbacks but on watching the game again, I think I agree with Tuchel that it came down to small details. I think the ability of our ‘top’ players didn’t come through in the game, which is why I agree with your analysis OD94.

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17 Jan 2022 16:04:22
Standard; please drop the price tag issue and talk about the player, if I must ask, who has impressed in Chelsea’s attack this season?
Besides I still think Havertz performance against Manchester City in UCL final was top notch.

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