Chelsea FanCast on Love Sport Radio – the only 100% Chelsea show on the radio! Stamford Chidge and Clayton Beerman join Aaron Paul to look back at a great win against Spurs in midweek and look forward to this weekend’s match against neighbours Fulham.
Oliver Harbord Chelsea correspondent for Football.London, joins us on the phone to report back on Friday’s presser with Maurizio Sarri talking about Claudio Ranieri getting the sack; will Kepa be back in action against Fulham having been on the naughty step; will Sarri change his tactical approach for each game and what are his thoughts on Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Gonzalo Higuain and club Captain Gary Cahill?
Looking back at the match against Spurs on Wednesday, it doesn’t get much better than Trippier’s comedy goal, but has Sarri been listening to the players about how to set up tactically? Should Harry Kane have been punished for his ‘headbutt’ on Cesar Azpilicueta? While Chelsea were outstanding defensively, is the fact that we only had one shot on target a cause for concern and has victory over our biggest rivals given Sarri a stay of execution?
Chelsea came up just short against Man City in the Carabao Cup Final last weekend, losing out on penalties, but all the post-match talk was about Kepa refusing to be substituted for Willy Caballero. We discuss the fall out about ‘Kepa-gate’ and ask whether the resolution of it has actually galvanised the squad and strengthened Sarri’s position.
Looking ahead to this weekend’s match against Fulham we discuss whether we should be concerned by yet another match against a team who have sacked their manager and may benefit from ‘manager bounce’. How should Sarri set up tactically and which team will he pick and is there any way Fulham can win against Chelsea?
This week’s opposition view is with Jack Kelly from the Fulhamish podcast. We ask Jack whether Ranieri should have been sacked and what are his expectations of Scott Parker? Can Fulham get anything out of the game and how does he see it going?
To wrap up we give our predictions for the Fulham v Chelsea match and answer this week’s Chelsea FanCast Quiz: How many goals did Peter Osgood score against Fulham? We also talk about the late great Peter Osgood to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the untimely death of the ‘King of Stamford Bridge’.
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