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The Athletic's Chelsea experts - Simon Johnson, Liam Twomey, Dom Fifield and Luke Bosher - are alongside host Matt Davies-Adams to bring you behind the scenes at Stamford Bridge. Expect unrivalled insight, honest opinion and stimulating debate.

Straight Outta Cobham - A show about Chelsea The Athletic

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    • 4.7 • 234 Ratings

The Athletic's Chelsea experts - Simon Johnson, Liam Twomey, Dom Fifield and Luke Bosher - are alongside host Matt Davies-Adams to bring you behind the scenes at Stamford Bridge. Expect unrivalled insight, honest opinion and stimulating debate.

    The inside story of Enzo Maresca's appointment

    The inside story of Enzo Maresca's appointment

    Hello... again...
    A new Chelsea manager calls for yet another emergency podcast - which rather conveniently we were able to record at our end of season knees up!
    Matt Davies-Adams has got *literally* the whole gang alongside him to bring you reaction to the appointment of Enzo Maresca as the new Blues boss.
    So, what kind of manager is he? The Athletic's Leicester reporter Rob Tanner stops by to give us the lowdown on his time with the Foxes - and a word of warning if the owners are expecting a 'yes man'...
    Plus - the worst kept secret in women's football is finally out there - following the appointment of Sonia Bompastor as the new CFCW boss! Jessy Parker Humphreys is on hand to give us a bit of an insight into what Chelsea fans can expect from Emma Hayes' successor.
    Now that really is it until the start of the new season! No! More! Bonus! Pods! Or! Crazy! Chelsea! Announcements! (We hope!)
    Have a lovely, restful summer and we'll see you in August...
    HOST: Matt Davies-Adams
    WITH: Simon Johnson, Luke Bosher, Liam Twomey, Dom Fifield, Rob Tanner & Jessy Parker Humphreys
    PRODUCER: Lucy Oliva
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    • 49 min
    Pochettino departs: What happened? Why now? Who next?

    Pochettino departs: What happened? Why now? Who next?

    Our summer break lasted a whole 36 hours...
    Matt Davies-Adams parachutes in The Athletic's Chelsea experts Simon Johnson and Liam Twomey for an emergency pod following the departure of manager Mauricio Pochettino by mutual consent.
    We bring you the inside story of how events transpired and led to the parting of ways - while taking your reaction and questions.
    Why now? Who's in the frame to take over? What does it mean for the future of the club and players going forward?
    It's just another day in the life of Chelsea Football Club.
    We'll see you again... soon?!
    HOST: Matt Davies-Adams
    WITH: Simon Johnson & Liam Twomey
    PRODUCER: Lucy Oliva
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    • 39 min
    Chelsea in Europe as Emma Hayes leaves a WSL champion

    Chelsea in Europe as Emma Hayes leaves a WSL champion

    And just like that, another rollercoaster, topsy turvy season is over...
    Matt Davies-Adams is joined by Liam Twomey, Simon Johnson, Dom Fifield, Jessy Parker Humphreys AND Luke Bosher on his holidays to look back on another remarkable campaign at Chelsea Football Club.
    We begin with events at an emotional Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon as the club said goodbye to Thiago Silva AND the 2023-24 season with a 2-1 win over Bournemouth to secure 6th spot and European football.
    Then up to Old Trafford, and CFCW heroics as Emma Hayes signed off in style after overseeing a fifth straight WSL title following their 6-0 demolition of Manchester United.
    There's reflections on the wider season as a whole and what the future could hold for the likes of Mauricio Pochettino and Conor Gallagher - before our customary end of season quiz with a difference...
    We'll be back ~rejuvenated~ ahead of the 2024-25 campaign a little later in the summer - unless an emergency podcast is required in the meantime!
    HOST: Matt Davies-Adams
    WITH: Liam Twomey, Simon Johnson, Dom Fifield & Jessy Parker Humphreys
    PRODUCER: Lucy Oliva
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Europe beckons after Brighton victory - could Chelsea pip Spurs to fifth spot?!

    Europe beckons after Brighton victory - could Chelsea pip Spurs to fifth spot?!

    Four wins a row to put Chelsea in pole position for a European spot?!
    Matt Davies-Adams has got The Athletic's CFC experts Simon Johnson and Liam Twomey alongside him to look back on the 2-1 victory at Brighton which moved the Blues up to sixth in the Premier League table.
    Elsewhere there was a narrow but huge victory for CFCW - beating Tottenham 1-0 at Brisbane Road to go into the last day of the season top of the WSL table on goal difference! Jessy Parker Humphrey's sends us their thoughts.
    And just like that we've reached the last game of the season - with the Cherries in town on Sunday afternoon as Mauricio Pochettino's men look to close out the 2023-24 season on a high...
    We'll be back on Monday to reflect on the games against Bournemouth and Manchester United AND round up another crazy season in the life of Chelsea Football Club.
    HOST: Matt Davies-Adams
    WITH: Simon Johnson & Liam Twomey
    PRODUCER: Lucy Oliva
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    • 51 min
    Returning Reece James inspires Forest comeback

    Returning Reece James inspires Forest comeback

    Just imagine if we hadn't had all those injuries...
    Matt Davies-Adams is joined by two of The Athletic's finest - Luke Bosher and Liam Twomey - to revel in Saturday's 3-2 victory over Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.
    We lavish yet more praise on Cole Palmer, herald the return and impact of Reece James - and question where this leaves Chelsea's European hopes going into the final week of the season.
    There's then a look ahead to Wednesday night's trip to Brighton - and a huge clash in the WSL as CFCW face Tottenham in their penultimate game of the season.
    We'll be back on Thursday for our penultimate podcast of the season - reflecting on events at Brighton and Brisbane Road - AND looking ahead to Sunday's visit of Bournemouth.
    HOST: Matt Davies-Adams
    WITH: Liam Twomey & Luke Bosher
    PRODUCER: Lucy Oliva
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    • 40 min
    The big squad audit and a look ahead to Forest

    The big squad audit and a look ahead to Forest

    Keep, sell or loan out?
    Matt Davies-Adams is joined by Dom Fifield and Luke Bosher to take a deep dive into the Chelsea squad as we discuss the future of the current crop of players and their places at Stamford Bridge or elsewhere going forward.
    It's the small matter of the MDA derby on Saturday teatime as Mauricio Pochettino's side make the trip to Nottingham to face Forest! We look ahead to that one and ponder the motivation for both sides with Europe and Premier League safety potentially on the line.
    Then - Dom takes matters into his own hands with the quiz - and the shoe is on the other foot as Matt becomes a contestant...
    We'll be back on Monday to reflect on the trip to the City Ground - and look ahead to the penultimate game of the season at Brighton.
    HOST: Matt Davies-Adams
    WITH: Dom Fifield & Luke Bosher
    PRODUCER: Lucy Oliva
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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
234 Ratings

234 Ratings

Diggidydaz78 ,

My favourite Chelsea pod!

Love the show, great insight in to the club I love! One of my favourite listens.
Keep up the good work!

Mr Plow KL5-3226 ,

The Best Chelsea podcast

The definitive Chelsea Podcast. If you are a Chelsea fan this is the only podcast you need. Brilliant host. Great journalist contributions and out twice a week. Covers all aspects of the club. Five stars.

Woeking Mum ,

Fantastic Podcast for all things Chelsea

Well done for a great season and keeping the spirits up even when things were looking fairly bleak! Insightful, entertaining and always a great listen!

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