Chelsea are solidifying their place as the most successful club in London with their growing trophy haul over the last couple of decades.
With every competitive title clinched, their worldwide fan popularity increases and this translates into greater interest for club news on transfer prospects.
The director Maria Granovskaia is known to largely oversee the club’s moves in the transfer market and her reputation as a shrewd negotiator means that there is only a small circle of journalists who have an idea of the players being targeted during the off-season.
So, with that being said, let’s reveal the hierarchy of dependability when it comes to media sources and journalists for
Chelsea transfer tier of reliability
|Name||Media Outlet / Country||Tier Ranking||Reliability Rating|
|Official Club Source||www.chelseafc.com||Tier 0|
|BBC Sport||United Kingdom||Tier 1|
|James Ducker||The Telegraph||Tier 1|
|Dom Fifield||The Guardian||Tier 1|
|Kristof Terreur||Belgium||Tier 1|
|Fabrizio Romano||Italy||Tier 1|
|Mohamed Bouhafsi||France||Tier 1|
|RMC Sport||France||Tier 1|
|Gianluca Di Marzio||Italy||Tier 1|
|Matt Law||The Telegraph||Tier 1|
|Care Free Youth (Chelsea Youth Squad)||Twitter: @CareFreeYouth||Tier 2|
|Cadena SER||Spain||Tier 2|
|Evening Standard||United Kingdom||Tier 2|
|The Telegraph||United Kingdom||Tier 2|
|The Times||United Kingdom||Tier 2|
|The Guardian||United Kingdom||Tier 2|
|The Athletic||United Kingdom||Tier 2|
|Ian Ladyman||Daily Mail||Tier 2|
|Dan Levene||United Kingdom||Tier 2|
|Simon Johnson||Evening Standard||Tier 2|
|Nizaar Kinsella||Goal.com||Tier 2|
|Matt Barlow||Daily Mail||Tier 2|
|Kaveh Solhekol||Sky Sports||Tier 3|
|Guillem Balague||Spain||Tier 3|
|Get French Football News||France||Tier 3|
|Calcio Mercato||Italy||Tier 3|
|Give Me Sport||-||Tier 3|
|Ben Fairthorne||United Kingdom||Tier 3|
|Mundo Deportivo||Spain||Tier 3|
|Simon Phillips||-||Tier 3|
|Sky Sports||United Kingdom||Tier 3|
|Sport Witness||United Kingdom||Tier 3|
|TalkSport||United Kingdom||Tier 3|
|The Independent||United Kingdom||Tier 3|
|Goal.com||United Kingdom||Tier 4|
|90min.com||United Kingdom||Tier 4|
|Bleacher Report||USA||Tier 4|
|Daily Mail||United Kingdom||Tier 5|
|Metro||United Kingdom||Tier 5|
|Daily Mirror||United Kingdom||Tier 5|
|The Express||United Kingdom||Tier 5|
|Daily Star||United Kingdom||Tier 5|
|Duncan Castles||United Kingdom||Tier 5|
|Football.co.uk||United Kingdom||Tier 5|
|Football Whispers||United Kingdom||Tier 5|
|Joe.co.uk||United Kingdom||Tier 5|
|NewsNow||United Kingdom||Tier 5|
|The Mirror||United Kingdom||Tier 5|
|Squawka||United Kingdom||Tier 5|
|Tancredi Palmeri||-||Tier 5|
|The Sun||United Kingdom||Tier 5|
|Sport / LAD Bible||United Kingdom||Tier 5|
|Caught Offside||United Kingdom||Tier 5|
Is Matt Law reliable for Chelsea news?
There was a period in time where Matt Law’s overall transfer reliability came into question due to the fact that he usually wasn’t the first journalist to break a truthful story about the London club.
However, he clearly has direct briefings with certain members of the club hierarchy which ensures that his reports are highly accurate.
And even though he may take his time and publish a story well after others established journalists and media sources have revealed the scoop, he still commands a great deal of trust and can have his fair share of exclusives.
For instance, Law was quick on the mark for the transfer breakthrough of Hakim Ziyech from Ajax and was also the first to state that the release clause for Timo Werner – who was still an RB Leipzig player at the time – had been paid.
As such, Matt Law has been moved back to tier 1 status for Chelsea transfer reliability and like the rest of the tier rankings they shall be reviewed once all the summer spending comes to a close.