Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Martin Wickham to look back at a frustrating draw against Everton at the Bridge.
In part one we ask why did Potter shut up shop at 1-0? Was it Brightonesque or an attempt at game management? We look at the substitutions. Gallagher for Pulisic? Why not Mudryk? Cheek for Kovacic and Chalobah for Fofana – understandable but Chukwuemeka for Felix?
In part two we look at the poor defending by Koulibaly and Kepa’s errors for Everton’s 2nd goal. The result was frustrating and felt like a defeat and it seems like when Chelsea don’t win the negativity starts. However, Chelsea looked fluid for much of the match, although still profligate and the defence was immense bar the two errors for the goals. So, are we getting in a stew about nothing?
In part three we give a very warm welcome to Garry Hayes and Ceri Levy from The Chels podcast to talk about their new project: The Blueprint: How Chelsea FC Changed Football, a brand-new narrative podcast series covering the rise of Chelsea FC and the club’s role in shaping modern football, has debuted with an extremely rare and exclusive interview with former Chelsea FC owner Ken Bates.
From fearing for their very existence to conquering Europe and winning the Champions League all within two decades, the story of modern Chelsea FC is unlike any other. The Blueprint tells the inside story of how the club has shaped modern football.
From the boardroom to the dressing room, the press room to terraces, key figures who played their part or watched history being made before their very eyes, open up and reveal all in this narrative podcast series.
Featuring Frank Lampard, Ken Bates, Jody Morris, Petr Cech, Gary Cahill, Paul Clement, Scott Minto, Tore Andre Flo and many more.
The two-part Blueprint Ken Bates interview is available on Apple, Spotify, Google, Amazon and all major podcast providers. The full eight-part series will be available from May 2023
Follow Garry @garryhayes and Ceri @cerilevy and The Blueprint @Blueprint_pod