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

    City blues

    City blues

    So long title race...
    Matt Davies-Adams has Liam Twomey and Sam Parkin alongside him to look back on the 1-0 defeat by Manchester City at the Etihad which leaves Thomas Tuchel's side 3rd in the Premier League table and 13 points behind Pep Guardiola's side.
    There's an examination of the ongoing attacking issues, team selection dilemmas and whether they're now looking over their shoulder in the top four race. 
    The Blues must bounce back immediately as they travel to Brighton on Tuesday night...
    We look ahead to that game and round up the other Blues news - including the departure of Lewis Baker after 17 years at the club.

    • 37 min
    Not so fast Andrew Fisherman

    Not so fast Andrew Fisherman

    Thomas Tuchel just loves a final...
    Sam Parkin and Dom Fifield join Matt Davies-Adams to look back on Wednesday night's 1-0 victory at Tottenham - meaning Chelsea cruise to Wembley thanks to a 3-0 aggregate win over sorry Spurs - despite the officials best efforts...
    No time to enjoy that success though - as the Blues prepare for a must-win Premier League tie at Manchester City on Saturday.
    BBC Radio Manchester's City commentator Mike Minay gives us the lowdown on the Citizens and what to expect at the Etihad.
    And as ever, there's a Thursday quiz to get everyone in the mood...

    • 46 min
    Dream debuts, second legs and bad memories

    Dream debuts, second legs and bad memories

    How about that for a debut?
    The Athletic's Chelsea experts Simon Johnson and Liam Twomey join Matt Davies-Adams to reflect on the 5-1 FA Cup third round victory over Chesterfield - setting up the visit of Plymouth Argyle.
    The chaps talk man of the match Lewis Hall, important goals for Lukaku and Werner and what the future holds for Lewis Baker - after just his second appearance for the club in eight years.
    Focus then switches to the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final - with the Blues in the driver's seat for a spot at Wembley after last week's 2-0 first leg win over Spurs.
    We look ahead to Wednesday evening's trip to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium - and go behind enemy lines to hear how the Tottenham contingent from The View From The Lane are feeling ahead of this one...

    • 37 min
    Redemption

    Redemption

    Making Tottenham suffer even more...
    Matt Davies-Adams is joined by Liam Twomey and Sam Parkin to reflect on the comprehensive 2-0 Carabao Cup semi-final first leg win over Spurs at Stamford Bridge.
    We discuss the emergence of Saúl, the return of Lukaku - and Kai Havertz and his poor finger.
    Then attention turns to the FA Cup - with the Blues hosting National League leaders Chesterfield on Saturday evening. There's starting XI speculation - before the return of the much-loved (or loathed) Thursday quiz...

    • 40 min
    Oh so noisy

    Oh so noisy

    If this is what 2022 has in store for us...
    Dom Fifield and Simon Johnson are back with a bang alongside Matt Davies-Adams to reflect on the thrilling 2-2 draw with Liverpool at Stamford Bridge - and the furore around Romelu Lukaku's off the pitch antics and subsequent dropping from the squad for the biggest game of the season so far.
    There's time for a quick round-up of the other festive fixtures against Aston Villa and Brighton - before a look ahead to Wednesday's Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg against Antonio Conte's Tottenham.

    • 53 min
    Some 2021

    Some 2021

    The gift of a semi-final for Christmas...
    To round off 2021 in style the whole Straight Outta Cobham gang is along for some festive cheer as the Blues booked their place in the Carabao Cup semi-finals - and set up a showdown with Antonio Conte's Tottenham - thanks to a 2-0 victory at Brentford.
    As it's our last pod of the year, the chaps look ahead to the upcoming fixtures with Aston Villa, Brighton and Liverpool - before picking their moment of what's been a very eventful and successful calendar year.
    Plus the tables are turned on Quizmaster Matt - and he and Producer Lucy go head-to-head as Dom, Liam, Simon and Sam seek revenge with a special end of year grilling.

    • 53 min

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