Chelsea FanCast on Love Sport Radio – the only 100% Chelsea show on the radio! Stamford Chidge and Jonathan Kydd join Johnny Burrow to look back at Chelsea’s frustrating draw against Burnley and look ahead to Sunday’s crunch match against Man Utd.
Liam Twomey, Chelsea correspondent for ESPN joins us on the phone to report on the Press Conference with Maurizio Sarri. We discuss the importance of the Man Utd v Chelsea match; get an injury update and discuss what Sarri had to say about Liam’s question to him on Chelsea’s poor away results against the top six this season. Also, what did Sarri think about Eden Hazard not being selected for the PFA’s Team of the Season.
The 2-2 draw at home to Burnley was undoubtedly a ‘Game of Two Halves’ with two great goals by Chelsea interspersed with some terrible defending to concede two poor goals. Burnley’s dark arts made life difficult for Chelsea but is it a valid excuse and should the referee take action? Why can’t Sarri make effective in-game changes? Is Chelsea’s squad good enough? Can Sarri improve them?
Hudson-Odoi ruptures his achilles and is out for maybe 6 months. What will the impact be on Chelsea’s run in? Will the Bayern move be in doubt? How will it impact Hazard’s move to Real Madrid and will Hudson-Odoi come back the same player?
In the race for the top four, Chelsea, Arsenal & Utd are all looking bad as each other but can Chelsea still make the top 4? Chidge’s spreadsheet and prediction skills provide the answers.
Previewing Man Utd v Chelsea does the season all boil down to this match? Do we really see Utd losing three in a row? Do we really see Chelsea getting a result when they need to? Will Sarri bottle it and play Hazard as false 9 again?
We get ‘The Opposition View’ from Jack Ronson from BBC Manchester and ask him if Utd jumped the gun in making Ole Gunnar Solksjaer permanent Utd manager? Is Utd’s squad not good enough or is their attitude to blame for their poor recent performances? Are their similarities in both Chelsea & Utd’s decline? And finally how does Jack see the match going and what’s his score prediction?
We wrap up by discussing how we see Utd v Chelsea going and reveal our score predictions and reveal the answer to our new Chelsea Fancast quiz: ‘Chidge & Chad’s Chelsea Challenge’ (courtesy of @ChelseaChadder) which this week is “Who are the last 10 Chelsea players to score against Man Utd?”
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