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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.
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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.
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    Petr Cech's Second Debut, Clean Sheets + The 'Pochettino Derby'

    Petr Cech's Second Debut, Clean Sheets + The 'Pochettino Derby'

    Host Matt Davies-Adams & The Athletic's Chelsea experts, Simon Johnson, Liam Twomey & Dominic Fifield, reconvene following a Chelsea clean sheet... Hallelujah! 
    Plus, YOUR questions answered: Could Petr Cech actually be our second-choice goalkeeper? How is Azpilicueta helping Reece James and who will be linked with Pochettino more strongly by Saturday evening: Chelsea or Manchester United! 
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    • 35 min
    Do Chelsea Fans Want a 'European Super League' & Is Ziyech Ready Yet?

    Do Chelsea Fans Want a 'European Super League' & Is Ziyech Ready Yet?

    Host Matt Davies-Adams & The Athletic's Chelsea experts, Simon Johnson, Liam Twomey & Dominic Fifield, reconvene to discuss Project Big Picture's big failure and discuss how Chelsea's stars have faired over the international break... 
    Reece James' red card, Mason Mount's critics and more on the agenda ahead of this weekend's game against Southampton.
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    • 35 min
    A Good Move For RLC? + Did Chelsea 'Win' The Transfer Window?

    A Good Move For RLC? + Did Chelsea 'Win' The Transfer Window?

    Host Matt Davies-Adams & The Athletic's Chelsea experts, Simon Johnson & Liam Twomey, reconvene following 'Deadline Day' and Chelsea's last-ditch efforts to offload some of their fringe players... 

    Will Ruben Loftus-Cheek benefit from a loan spell at Fulham? Are the squad in a better place than before this summer's transfer window? 

    Plus, the guys reflect on how well some of the new recruits settled in against Crystal Palace & details of the latest COVID-breach involving a few Blues stars.
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    • 34 min
    Barkley Makes Way & Mount-ing Pressure on Lampard

    Barkley Makes Way & Mount-ing Pressure on Lampard

    Host Matt Davies-Adams & The Athletic's Chelsea experts, Simon Johnson, Liam Twomey & Dom Fifield, reconvene following Mason Mount's missed penalty and Chelsea's untimely exit from the Carabao Cup... 
    But has Mount been unfairly criticised? What is Lampard's 'brand of football' and what does Ross Barkley's loan to Villa mean for Loftus-Cheek? 
    Plus, the guys look ahead to the Crystal Palace game - a side poised to exploit Chelsea's weaknesses - and assess new goalkeeper Edouard Mendy's debut too.
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    • 39 min
    Where Will Havertz Flourish & Kepa's Final Chelsea Blunder?

    Where Will Havertz Flourish & Kepa's Final Chelsea Blunder?

    Host Matt Davies-Adams & The Athletic's Chelsea experts, Simon Johnson, Liam Twomey & Dom Fifield, reconvene following a mistake-ridden defeat to Liverpool on Sunday...
     
    Surely Kepa has made his last Chelsea blunder, as a deal for Edouard Mendy edges closer, does Lampard yet know how best to utilise Kai Havertz & how has Fikayo Tomori fallen so far down the pecking order? 
     
    Plus, the guys look ahead to a League Cup game against Barnsley (and another opportunity for silverware this season) & next weekend's trip to West Brom. 



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    • 38 min
    Loftus-Cheek Stalls Again As Werner Races Into Chelsea Hearts

    Loftus-Cheek Stalls Again As Werner Races Into Chelsea Hearts

    Host Matt Davies-Adams & The Athletic's Chelsea experts, Simon Johnson, Liam Twomey & Dom Fifield, reconvene to assess Chelsea's 3-1 win away at Brighton, as Loftus-Cheek spurned another opportunity to impress Frank Lampard, Werner showed glimpses of what he'll bring to Stamford Bridge this season and Kepa... well there's an update on reputed incoming GK Edouard Mendy too! 



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    • 36 min

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