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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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    • 4.8 • 230 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.

    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 10 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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    • 50 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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    • 39 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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    • 52 min
    Hammerings handed out to West Ham and Bristol City on super Sunday for Chelsea

    Hammerings handed out to West Ham and Bristol City on super Sunday for Chelsea

    Goals, goals, goals and more goals!
    Matt Davies-Adams has The Athletic's Chelsea experts Simon Johnson and Liam Twomey alongside him to reflect on a fantastic Sunday of action for CFC & CFCW.
    We begin with a round up of the 5-0 thrashing of West Ham at Stamford Bridge - as Chalobah and Gallagher shone once more, Cucurella got his fans singing and European football suddenly started to look like a very real possibility...
    Then, remarkable scenes at Kingsmeadow for Emma Hayes' last home game in charge as they put EIGHT past Bristol City to take advantage of Man City's defeat by Arsenal earlier in the day. Jessy Parker Humphrey's captures the mood on a bonkers day in the WSL title race.
    We'll be back on Wednesday to look ahead to Saturday's trip to the City Ground in the MDA derby (coming a day early because a certain producer is off to Paris to see Taylor Swift...)
    HOST: Matt Davies-Adams
    WITH: Simon Johnson & Liam Twomey
    PRODUCER: Lucy Oliva
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    • 52 min
    Chelsea do the double over Spurs - but does Pochettino know something we don't?

    Chelsea do the double over Spurs - but does Pochettino know something we don't?

    Can we play you every week?
    Matt Davies-Adams has got Luke Bosher and Dom Fifield in tow to look back on the thoroughly satisfying 2-0 win over Tottenham at Stamford Bridge ft a Liam voicenote and some singing...
    We round up the performance and give some love to Chalobah, Gallagher and Cucurella - before taking a closer look at the rather pointed post-match comments from Pochettino.
    Next up - West Ham come west in the final London derby of the season - we preview that game before reflecting on the shock defeat for Chelsea Women at Liverpool which all but ends their hopes of a fifth consecutive WSL title.
    And finally - a quiz to impress the lovely lady or man in your life this weekend...
    We'll be back on Monday to reflect on Sunday's latest London derby - and see whether CFCW have got back on track against Bristol City.
    HOST: Matt Davies-Adams
    WITH: Dom Fifield & Luke Bosher
    PRODUCER: Lucy Oliva
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
230 Ratings

230 Ratings

ReviewMan2920 ,

Great Chelsea podcast

Clever hosts, interesting insight, and deliver all news regarding Chelsea

Ashtrip ,

Honestly, absolutely amazing.

As a Chelsea fan born and bred in West London I always knew a lot about what was happening and with gossip I got a pretty conclusive new story about Chelsea. Ever since I moved to to New York City though, I haven’t had a good handle on the news, so I went searching on my IPhone for a good podcast. I already have subscribed to the The Athletic’s sports news for NFL and the Premier League so I thought I should try one of their podcasts. After searching for a while I found this gem of a podcast on Apple Podcasts/News and it is very informative and tidy, I also love this podcast because of the direct update of episodes right after CFCW and CFCM games so I always have something to listen to. Also if you like this podcast you should try The Athletic’s “Athletic’s Football” podcast for informative and exciting news from professionals.

RatherB4gotten ,

Great Chelsea Listen

Good show, very informative and clean. Listen to every one. Get Lucy on air more.

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