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Will Spurs land a rare win at Chelsea? Jamie Redknapp’s big match preview | Exclusive interview with Blues captain Cesar Azpilicueta
In this week’s Essential Football episode we take an in-depth look at the blockbuster London derby between Chelsea and Tottenham at Stamford Bridge on Super Sunday.
PART ONE | Peter Smith is joined by Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp, who explains how Antonio Conte has turned Tottenham into a ‘real force’, the three transfers which will guarantee Chelsea a top-four finish and analyses where Sunday’s clash will be won and lost.
PART TWO | Sam Blitz sits down with Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta to hear about his contract negotiations this summer, how Conte changed his position when he was in charge in west London, and how the Blues' backline can stop Tottenham’s formidable attack.
Man Utd special: What’s going on at Old Trafford?
Sky Sports News’ senior reporter Melissa Reddy joins Sky Sports football journalist Jack Wilkinson to dissect Erik ten Hag’s tumultuous start to life at Manchester United, what Cristiano Ronaldo’s future and the club’s erratic transfer policy says about the recruitment strategy at Old Trafford, and how the Glazer family ownership is hindering true progress.
Premier League Weekend Wrap: Haaland's scintillating debut | Ten Hag's disastrous start | Liverpool's stuttering opening
Essential Football is back with a round-up of all the weekend's Premier League matches, featuring pundit reaction, player interviews and reporter analysis from up and down the top flight.
PART ONE | Arsenal faced Crystal Palace in the season curtain raiser and Mikel Arteta's side produced a resilient performance, securing a 2-0 victory at Selhurst Park. We hear from Gunners defender William Saliba, who finally made his long-awaited competitive debut for the club, and Sky Sports pundits Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville analyse the Frenchman's man of the match display.
PART TWO | On Saturday in the Premier League, Liverpool stuttered to a 2-2 draw at Fulham. Ben Grounds gives his final whistle verdict from Craven Cottage. We hear from Laura Hunter on Bournemouth's 2-0 win over Aston Villa, while Declan Olley reviews Spurs' emphatic 4-1 win over Southampton. Finally, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel and Everton manager Frank Lampard react to the Blues' 1-0 win at Goodison Park.
PART 3 | Super Sunday was all about the Manchester clubs, who had differing success on the opening weekend. Manchester United were stunned by By a 2-1 defeat to Brighton. We hear from former United captain Roy Keane, new United boss Erik ten Hag, Brighton boss Graham Potter and Sky Sports features writer Adam Bate on United's disastrous start at Old Trafford.
Attention then turns to Manchester City's 2-0 win at West Ham. All eyes were on new striker Erling Haaland, and he didn't disappoint. We hear from the Norwegian striker, City boss Pep Guardiola, the Super Sunday panel of Roy Keane, Karen Carney and Micah Richards and Sky Sports' Nick Wright on Haaland's scintillating debut.
And that's your Premier League weekend wrap!
Haaland bags brace for City | Defeat for Ten Hag on debut | Keane 'Haaland like Ronaldo'
David Jones is joined by Gary Neville, Micah Richards, Roy Keane and Karen Carney to look back on a busy day of Premier League action - including Erling Haaland's goal-scoring debut for Manchester City.
SNF | Jorginho secures Chelsea win | Tuchel: We need to get better | Lampard: We were unlucky
Kelly Cates is joined in the SNF studio by Jamie Redknapp and Duncan Ferguson to reflect on a rare victory for Chelsea as a Jorginho penalty earns Blues first win at Goodison Park since 2017.
FNF | Arsenal too strong for Palace in opening night win | Saliba’s debut impresses Carra
Kelly Cates presents the first Friday Night Football of the 2022/23 Premier League season and is joined by both Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher as they analyse Arsenal’s 2-0 win against Crystal Palace. Carragher was particularly impressed with William Saliba’s debut as the youngster was named man of the match. There is also reaction from Mikel Arteta and Patrick Vieira.
No more Kaveh Solhekol!
Kaveh Solhekol annoyed the hell out of me in todays pod. I hate it when pundits think they’ve found an angle noone else has considered. Of course Italy are good but they’re not THE elite team atm… many world teams are rebuilding at the moment… and southgates england are more than a match for them. It will be a great game - i hate it when gabbling hacks bring the mood down like this…. Everyone else is good though
I’m so glad that you have been making a podcast of my favourite show and it also means that I can listen to it when my son is watching his stuff. By the way my son use my phone so that’s why I have this name for writing review.
Can’t stop listening
This pod is so go when I have to get up in the morning I have to bring my EarPods to listen to it before school.