Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Martin Wickham to look back at a frustrating draw to relegation threatened Nottingham Forest and discuss the imminent arrival of Mauricio Pochettino.
In part one we discuss another poor team selection by Frank Lampard. Is he the new tinkerman or is he being told who to pick? Lampard’s assessment of Chelsea being “too slow, too sideways, too safe” was spot on but is this a legacy of previous managers desire to have possession for possessions sake?
More Keystone Kops defending costs Chelsea again, but we salute Sterling for scoring two good goals and eat a large dollopp of humble pie in the process. Where has he been all season though? Other than Sterling, props go to Lewis Hall, Trevoh Chalobah, Connor Gallagher and Noni Mudueka for bringing some fight and intensity to procedings.
In part two we welcome Mauricio Pochettino – the dawning of a new aura, perhaps, after his strange ability to read his players ‘auras’. We ask what will he bring as manager; what does he need to succeed; which players will benefit; how will he do and will it match our expectations.
In part three we have a short ‘In Off the Post’ as we read out this week’s emails.