Date: 25th January 2024 at 10:55pm
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Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Tony Glover to look back at the thrashing of Middlesbrough taking Chelsea to another Wembley final and ahead to Friday night’s visit of Aston Villa in the FA Cup to hopefully set us on the patch to another Wembley final!

In part one we applaud Chelsea’s clinical finishing, in our biggest ever semifinal win. Palmer was outstanding and Chilwell is a class above. Well done too to Colwill and Disasi and while Sterling is frustrating he had a good game in reality. However, patience with Mudryk appears to be growing thin judging by the berating he got from Enzo and Chilwell and Broja continues to play with angst.

But Chelsea reach their 18th Wembley final since 2000 which considering everything that’s going this season is huge.

In part two we welcome back Justin Hawthorne from Up The Villa for the Opposition View. We talk to Justin about the secret of Emery’s success this season? Which players have impressed? What’s more important – a trophy or a top 4 finish? Can Villa win the league? And with Villa having had 12 days off, and Chelsea having played on Tuesday is it advantage Villa or Chelsea? With the league game in September being tight and Villa playing it cagey, can we expect more of the same on Friday night? Justin gives us his prediction.

In part three we preview Chelsea v Aston Villa starting with JK’s Presser Summary and Chidge’s team selection. Will Chilwell start? Who drops out if Gallagher comes in? Can we be as clinical as Tuesday? We might not get many chances as Villa don’t concede many. We wrap up discussing how do we see it going & give our predictions before another round of ‘They Played for Both!’.


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