Chelsea FanCast on Love Sport Radio – the only 100% Chelsea show on the radio! Stamford Chidge, Jonathan Kydd and Alex ‘The Girl Who Likes Balls’ Churchill join Johnny Burrow to look back at Chelsea’s promising draw away to Eintracht Frankfurt in the 1st leg of the Europa league semi-final and look ahead to this weekend’s Premier League match at home to Watford.
Dom Fifield, London Football correspondent for The Guardian joins us on the phone to talk about Chelsea’s performance against Frankfurt. Was Sarri’s decision to rest Hazard too much of a risk and did it pay off? With Loftus-Cheek imposing himself on the match, will his back condition need to be managed carefully? With only 2 fit central defenders currently how will this impact Chelsea’s remaining matches and will Luiz be offered a contract extension?
We discuss the Eintracht Frankfurt v Chelsea match and the ‘Hazard Gamble’, did it pay off for Sarri and is 1-1 a good result or not? Are Frankfurt as good as we feared and why did they run out of gas? Great to see Ruben Loftus-Cheek impressing again, but why does Chelsea fail to finish teams off when they’re on top? Will the injury crisis in defence be an issue in the 2nd leg and will Chelsea get to the final and a possible clash with Arsenal?
With the ‘Race for the Top Four’ going down to the wire, while it appears to be in Chelsea’s hands, who has the hardest two games? Chelsea, Utd or Arsenal?
Chelsea face Watford on Sunday but will the Hornets have one eye on the Cup Final? With Deeney back and Deulofeu on fire, they’ll be a threat. With Giroud playing in the Europa League it seems that Sarri will pick misfiring Higuain and we ask how big a miss will Rudiger be in defence?
This week’s ‘Opposition View’ comes from Jacob of WD18 and we ask him how he feels about Watford’s form being been patchy since the semi-final and do they have one eye on the final? How pleased are Watford fans with the season? How will Watford beat Chelsea? Which Chelsea player worries them most and what is his match prediction.
We wrap up by discussing how we see Chelsea v Watford going, discuss our score predictions and reveal the answer to our Chelsea Fancast quiz: ‘Chidge & Chad’s Chelsea Challenge’ (courtesy of @ChelseaChadder) which this week is “Which former Chelsea record signing was bought from Watford?”
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