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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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    • 4.8 • 11 Ratings

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.

    Utterly, utterly dominant

    Utterly, utterly dominant

    Chelsea just love playing at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium...
    Sam Parkin and Dom Fifield are in the hot seat alongside Matt Davies-Adams to round up the comprehensive 3-0 victory over Spurs - analysing the tactical half-time tweak that changed their fortunes...otherwise known as N'Golo Kanté!
    Following the death of the great Jimmy Greaves we pay our tributes to the legendary goalscorer and his extraordinary records.
    Attention then turns to Wednesday night as the Blues begin their Carabao Cup campaign. We predict who Thomas Tuchel will include in his starting XI as Aston Villa return to Stamford Bridge.
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    • 36 min
    The ultimate cheat code

    The ultimate cheat code

    Chelsea are up and running in the Champions League!

    Dom Fifield and Simon Johnson join Matt Davies-Adams to reflect on the fairly unremarkable events at Stamford Bridge as the Blues recorded a 1-0 victory over Zenit - thanks to who else but Romelu Lukaku.

    Attention then turns to the small matter of Sunday's derby with Tottenham - with a look ahead to that clash and the all important potential team news.

    Plus - this week's quiz sees some casual trolling of a certain José Mourinho and his Instagram prowess...
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    • 34 min
    Pass the baton

    Pass the baton

    It's another three points in the bag for Chelsea as they continued their unbeaten start to the 2020-21 season.
    Matt Davies-Adams has got Sam Parkin and Simon Johnson alongside him to look back on the 3-0 victory over Aston Villa.
    Then it's onto the small matter of the Champions League - with Russian champions Zenit Saint Petersburg on their way to the Bridge on Tuesday night. Sasha Goryunov tells exactly what Thomas Tuchel's side should expect from the visitors as the group stages get underway.
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    • 40 min
    Farces, big misses and Villains

    Farces, big misses and Villains

    Let's get back to business...
    Matt Davies-Adams is joined by Sam Parkin and Simon Johnson to talk all things Chelsea as the Premier League returns.
    We round up the international break - including the unexpected issues surrounding Thiago Silva NOT going on his travels - before attention turns to the visit of Aston Villa at The Bridge on Saturday.
    And as is now tradition, Matt's Thursday quiz causes anger and despair for the lads...
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    • 33 min
    Blues abroad

    Blues abroad

    The international break continues to rumble on - but we won't let that stop us...

    Matt Davies-Adams has got Simon Johnson and Dom Fifield alongside him to round up how Thomas Tuchel's men have go on on their travels.

    With Romelu Lukaku reaching a century of matches for Belgium - and bagging yet another goal to mark the occasion - we catch up with European football correspondent Kristof Terreur to get the lowdown on the prolific striker and how he's viewed back home.

    Plus, we take a closer look at Simon's latest piece available via The Athletic which shines a spotlight on the Chelsea academy. 
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    • 43 min
    Better Call Saúl

    Better Call Saúl

    The transfer window hysteria is over...until January at least!

    Matt Davies-Adams has got Liam Twomey and Sam Parkin alongside him to wrap up the Blues' business - including the deadline day arrival of Saúl Ñíguez from Atlético Madrid, the departure of Tino Anjorin to Russia - and what the future holds for the likes of Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

    Plus, with the eve of the 2021-22 WSL season upon us -The Athletic's Women's Football Correspondent Katie Whyatt joins us for a closer look at the title credentials of reigning champions Chelsea - who get their campaign underway at Arsenal on Sunday.

    And for all you quizzers out there - Matt's done it again with a (more than) slightly tenuous connection to birthday boys Ruud Gullit and Pat Nevin...
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    • 35 min

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