Chelsea FanCast on Love Sport Radio – the only 100% Chelsea show on the radio! Stamford Chidge and Jonathan Kydd join Aaron Paul to look back at Chelsea’s first away win of 2019 against Malmo in the Europa Cup and much as it pains us we revisit the horror of last weekend’s 6-0 defeat against Man City. We also look forward to Monday nights FA Cup tie against Man Utd.
Ollie Harbord, Chelsea correspondent for Football.London, joins us on the phone to report back on Friday’s press conference with Gianfranco Zola. Why was Chelsea Chairman Bruce Buck at Sarri’s press conference and watching the warm up against Malmo from the touchline? What does this bode for Sarri’s future at Chelsea and what too of the future for Callum Hudson-Odoi who didn’t get a place in the starting line up against Malmo?
The win against Malmo, while not completely convincing, was at least an away victory. Annoyingly Chelsea switched off allowing Malmo to score and get back in to the tie, putting more pressure on Chelsea for the return leg than they would have liked. But does it underline Chelsea’s defensive issues and is it a question of concentration or Sarri’s tactics.
The shocking defeat to Man City heaped more pressure on Sarri and suspicions that he may get the sack sooner rather than later, but is he solely to blame for Chelsea’s ‘up and down’ form or should the players and the Club shoulder the blame too? Is Sarri stupid, arrogant or both? Will the Board pull the trigger if it looks like Chelsea will miss out on Champions’ League qualification? Will anything ever change in terms of managers being wasted unless changes happen in the Boardroom, a willingness to spend the money needed to revamp the squad and the hiring of a Director of Football?
Looking ahead to the FA Cup tie against Man Utd we recognise it’s importance as a classic cup tie, but how important is it for Sarri’s future? Martin Blackburn from the Sun joins us on the phone to give us the ‘Opposition View’ and believes that Utd’s loss to PSG in the Champions League will make them more determined against Chelsea on Monday as their last chance to win a trophy this season.
To wrap up we answer this week’s Chelsea FanCast Quiz: Since 1945 how many times has Chelsea lost 6-0 and what year and against which teams did they lose?
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