Chelsea FanCast on Love Sport Radio – the only 100% Chelsea show on the radio! Stamford Chidge and Jonathan Kydd join Jake Watson to look back at Chelsea’s win against Slavia Prague and look ahead to Monday’s match against Burnley.
Oliver Harbord, Chelsea correspondent of Football.London joins us on the phone to look back at the 4-3 win against Slavia Prague which sees Chelsea reach the semi-final of the Europa League. Having roared in to a 4-1 lead, Chelsea let Slavia back in to the match with two second half goals giving rise to a tense last 20 minutes. Was it a case of from the sublime to the ridiculous and what on earth does Sarri say to the team at half-time? Given Chelsea’s proclivity to switch off in the second half this season, it begs the question.
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We discuss Chelsea’s apparent complacency and ask whether it is more evidence of a lack of leadership in the team and on that point who should be the leader of the team?
Chelsea now face Eintracht Frankfurt in the semi-final and arguably the dark horses of the competition. An attacking and free-scoring side with sought after striker Luka Jovic and World Cup finalist Anton Rebic they will be no push over for Chelsea. but can Chelsea overcome then and go all the way to win the trophy or will they fall at the final hurdle. Will Sarri be a Chelsea nearly man or an he break his trophy winning duck?
Looking ahead to the Burnley match on Monday, Chelea arguably need to win every match to be sure of a top four finish, but with Burnley probably safe from relegation will they now be ‘on the beach’ or will they be typically robust opponents?
We get the Burnley perspective from Robbie Coppack of the No Nay Never podcast in ‘The Opposition View’ and ask him how difficult Burnley’s struggles have been this season? How underrated is Sean Dyche as a manager and are Burnley now safe and perhaps ‘on the beach’?
We wrap up by discussing how we see Chelsea v Burnley going and give our match predictions as well as revealing the answers to the Chelsea FanCast quiz: How many Chelsea players have played for Burnley?
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