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Straight Outta Cobham - A show about Chelsea

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The Athletic's Chelsea experts - Simon Johnson, Liam Twomey, Dom Fifield and Luke Bosher - are alongside host Matt Davies-Adams to bring you behind the scenes at Stamford Bridge. Expect unrivalled insight, honest opinion and stimulating debate.

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The Athletic's Chelsea experts - Simon Johnson, Liam Twomey, Dom Fifield and Luke Bosher - are alongside host Matt Davies-Adams to bring you behind the scenes at Stamford Bridge. Expect unrivalled insight, honest opinion and stimulating debate.

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English


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The inside story of Enzo Maresca's appointment

6/5/2024
Hello... again... A new Chelsea manager calls for yet another emergency podcast - which rather conveniently we were able to record at our end of season knees up! Matt Davies-Adams has got *literally* the whole gang alongside him to bring you reaction to the appointment of Enzo Maresca as the new Blues boss. So, what kind of manager is he? The Athletic's Leicester reporter Rob Tanner stops by to give us the lowdown on his time with the Foxes - and a word of warning if the owners are expecting a 'yes man'... Plus - the worst kept secret in women's football is finally out there - following the appointment of Sonia Bompastor as the new CFCW boss! Jessy Parker Humphreys is on hand to give us a bit of an insight into what Chelsea fans can expect from Emma Hayes' successor. Now that really is it until the start of the new season! No! More! Bonus! Pods! Or! Crazy! Chelsea! Announcements! (We hope!) Have a lovely, restful summer and we'll see you in August... HOST: Matt Davies-Adams WITH: Simon Johnson, Luke Bosher, Liam Twomey, Dom Fifield, Rob Tanner & Jessy Parker Humphreys PRODUCER: Lucy Oliva Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:29

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Pochettino departs: What happened? Why now? Who next?

5/23/2024
Our summer break lasted a whole 36 hours... Matt Davies-Adams parachutes in The Athletic's Chelsea experts Simon Johnson and Liam Twomey for an emergency pod following the departure of manager Mauricio Pochettino by mutual consent. We bring you the inside story of how events transpired and led to the parting of ways - while taking your reaction and questions. Why now? Who's in the frame to take over? What does it mean for the future of the club and players going forward? It's just another day in the life of Chelsea Football Club. We'll see you again... soon?! HOST: Matt Davies-Adams WITH: Simon Johnson & Liam Twomey PRODUCER: Lucy Oliva Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:55

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Chelsea in Europe as Emma Hayes leaves a WSL champion

5/20/2024
And just like that, another rollercoaster, topsy turvy season is over... Matt Davies-Adams is joined by Liam Twomey, Simon Johnson, Dom Fifield, Jessy Parker Humphreys AND Luke Bosher on his holidays to look back on another remarkable campaign at Chelsea Football Club. We begin with events at an emotional Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon as the club said goodbye to Thiago Silva AND the 2023-24 season with a 2-1 win over Bournemouth to secure 6th spot and European football. Then up to Old Trafford, and CFCW heroics as Emma Hayes signed off in style after overseeing a fifth straight WSL title following their 6-0 demolition of Manchester United. There's reflections on the wider season as a whole and what the future could hold for the likes of Mauricio Pochettino and Conor Gallagher - before our customary end of season quiz with a difference... We'll be back ~rejuvenated~ ahead of the 2024-25 campaign a little later in the summer - unless an emergency podcast is required in the meantime! HOST: Matt Davies-Adams WITH: Liam Twomey, Simon Johnson, Dom Fifield & Jessy Parker Humphreys PRODUCER: Lucy Oliva Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:10:13

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Europe beckons after Brighton victory - could Chelsea pip Spurs to fifth spot?!

5/16/2024
Four wins a row to put Chelsea in pole position for a European spot?! Matt Davies-Adams has got The Athletic's CFC experts Simon Johnson and Liam Twomey alongside him to look back on the 2-1 victory at Brighton which moved the Blues up to sixth in the Premier League table. Elsewhere there was a narrow but huge victory for CFCW - beating Tottenham 1-0 at Brisbane Road to go into the last day of the season top of the WSL table on goal difference! Jessy Parker Humphrey's sends us their thoughts. And just like that we've reached the last game of the season - with the Cherries in town on Sunday afternoon as Mauricio Pochettino's men look to close out the 2023-24 season on a high... We'll be back on Monday to reflect on the games against Bournemouth and Manchester United AND round up another crazy season in the life of Chelsea Football Club. HOST: Matt Davies-Adams WITH: Simon Johnson & Liam Twomey PRODUCER: Lucy Oliva Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:50:35

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Returning Reece James inspires Forest comeback

5/13/2024
Just imagine if we hadn't had all those injuries... Matt Davies-Adams is joined by two of The Athletic's finest - Luke Bosher and Liam Twomey - to revel in Saturday's 3-2 victory over Nottingham Forest at the City Ground. We lavish yet more praise on Cole Palmer, herald the return and impact of Reece James - and question where this leaves Chelsea's European hopes going into the final week of the season. There's then a look ahead to Wednesday night's trip to Brighton - and a huge clash in the WSL as CFCW face Tottenham in their penultimate game of the season. We'll be back on Thursday for our penultimate podcast of the season - reflecting on events at Brighton and Brisbane Road - AND looking ahead to Sunday's visit of Bournemouth. HOST: Matt Davies-Adams WITH: Liam Twomey & Luke Bosher PRODUCER: Lucy Oliva Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:21

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The big squad audit and a look ahead to Forest

5/8/2024
Keep, sell or loan out? Matt Davies-Adams is joined by Dom Fifield and Luke Bosher to take a deep dive into the Chelsea squad as we discuss the future of the current crop of players and their places at Stamford Bridge or elsewhere going forward. It's the small matter of the MDA derby on Saturday teatime as Mauricio Pochettino's side make the trip to Nottingham to face Forest! We look ahead to that one and ponder the motivation for both sides with Europe and Premier League safety potentially on the line. Then - Dom takes matters into his own hands with the quiz - and the shoe is on the other foot as Matt becomes a contestant... We'll be back on Monday to reflect on the trip to the City Ground - and look ahead to the penultimate game of the season at Brighton. HOST: Matt Davies-Adams WITH: Dom Fifield & Luke Bosher PRODUCER: Lucy Oliva Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:52:20

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Hammerings handed out to West Ham and Bristol City on super Sunday for Chelsea

5/6/2024
Goals, goals, goals and more goals! Matt Davies-Adams has The Athletic's Chelsea experts Simon Johnson and Liam Twomey alongside him to reflect on a fantastic Sunday of action for CFC & CFCW. We begin with a round up of the 5-0 thrashing of West Ham at Stamford Bridge - as Chalobah and Gallagher shone once more, Cucurella got his fans singing and European football suddenly started to look like a very real possibility... Then, remarkable scenes at Kingsmeadow for Emma Hayes' last home game in charge as they put EIGHT past Bristol City to take advantage of Man City's defeat by Arsenal earlier in the day. Jessy Parker Humphrey's captures the mood on a bonkers day in the WSL title race. We'll be back on Wednesday to look ahead to Saturday's trip to the City Ground in the MDA derby (coming a day early because a certain producer is off to Paris to see Taylor Swift...) HOST: Matt Davies-Adams WITH: Simon Johnson & Liam Twomey PRODUCER: Lucy Oliva Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:52:36

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Chelsea do the double over Spurs - but does Pochettino know something we don't?

5/3/2024
Can we play you every week? Matt Davies-Adams has got Luke Bosher and Dom Fifield in tow to look back on the thoroughly satisfying 2-0 win over Tottenham at Stamford Bridge ft a Liam voicenote and some singing... We round up the performance and give some love to Chalobah, Gallagher and Cucurella - before taking a closer look at the rather pointed post-match comments from Pochettino. Next up - West Ham come west in the final London derby of the season - we preview that game before reflecting on the shock defeat for Chelsea Women at Liverpool which all but ends their hopes of a fifth consecutive WSL title. And finally - a quiz to impress the lovely lady or man in your life this weekend... We'll be back on Monday to reflect on Sunday's latest London derby - and see whether CFCW have got back on track against Bristol City. HOST: Matt Davies-Adams WITH: Dom Fifield & Luke Bosher PRODUCER: Lucy Oliva Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:05

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Villa fightback, Spurs showdown, UWCL heartache and goodbye Thiago Silva

4/29/2024
Refereeing and VAR controversy, you say? How original... Matt Davies-Adams has got The Athletic's Chelsea experts Liam Twomey and Simon Johnson alongside him to look back on Saturday night's dramatic 2-2 draw with Aston Villa. But we begin with our tributes to the great Thiago Silva - who's announced he'll be leaving the club at the end of the season after four hugely influential years in West London. Then there's the small matter of a London/ Pochettino derby to look forward to on Thursday evening - with Tottenham making the short trip to SW6. Plus, our friend JPH drops by to reflect on the heartbreaking and highly controversial defeat by Barcelona at a sold out Stamford Bridge. We'll be back on Friday to bring you reaction to the visit of Spurs AND look ahead to Sunday's latest London derby against West Ham. HOST: Matt Davies-Adams WITH: Liam Twomey, Simon Johnson & Jessy Parker Humphreys PRODUCER: Lucy Oliva Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:54:20

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Arsenal horror show prompts more questions about Pochettino's future

4/25/2024
A horrible, horrible, horrible night... Two of The Athletic's finest - Dom Fifield and Simon Johnson - are alongside Matt Davies-Adams to look back on the hugely demoralising 5-0 thrashing by Arsenal at the Emirates on Tuesday night. Next up - another tricky away trip - this time to Villa Park to take on Unai Emery's Champions League chasing Aston Villa. There's some light at the end of the tunnel as Chelsea Women welcome Barcelona to Stamford Bridge with a slender 1-0 lead going into their semi-final second leg. Plus hot garden waste chat, Shaggy - and a quiz! We'll be back on Monday where we'll reflect on the trip to Aston Villa and hopefully be toasting a glorious UWCL victory for CFCW. HOST: Matt Davies-Adams WITH: Simon Johnson & Dom Fifield PRODUCER: Lucy Oliva *** • This is a paid ad from BetterHelp. Our listeners get 10% off their first month at BetterHelp.com/COBHAM Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:57:30

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Chelsea's Wembley curse continues while Emma Hayes' side stun Barcelona

4/22/2024
They really, really, really, really, really don't like winning at Wembley... Matt Davies-Adams has got Liam Twomey and Luke Bosher along for the ride as we reflect on the latest cup disappointment following the narrow 1-0 defeat by Man City on Saturday. There's a mega full-time voice note from Liam and Simon Johnson live from the ground - before our more considered reflections and thoughts on where the Blues managed to fall just short once again... There's no time to dwell with a big trip to Arsenal on Tuesday night. We preview that game and ponder how Mauricio Pochettino will be able to get a tune out of the squad with a run of tricky fixtures to come before the end of this topsy turvy campaign. We repeat - thank goodness for CFCW! Jessy Parker Humphrey's sends us a dispatch after their glorious 1-0 UWCL semi-final first leg victory out in Barcelona. We'll be back on Thursday to look back on events at the Emirates and look ahead to the women's HUGE Champions League second leg at the Bridge and the trip to Villa Park in the Premier League. HOST: Matt Davies-Adams WITH: Luke Bosher & Liam Twomey PRODUCER: Lucy Oliva Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:45:31

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Can Chelsea get the better of wounded Man City in FA Cup semi?

4/18/2024
Double trouble semi-final Saturday... Matt Davies-Adams is joined by The Athletic's Chelsea experts Liam Twomey and Simon Johnson to tease ahead to Saturday evening's FA Cup semi-final showdown with Manchester City at Wembley. We ponder whether now's the perfect time to play Pep's side after their dramatic UCL defeat by Real Madrid, how we see the team lining up - and the realistic chances of progressing to another final. There's also a potentially season defining semi-final for CFCW to look forward to - heading out to Barcelona on Saturday afternoon in the first leg of their Champions League tie. The Athletic's women's football writer Charlotte Harpur joins us to look back on the important 3-0 win over Aston Villa in the WSL on Wednesday night and how that sets things up for this unenviably tricky tie against the Spanish giants. There's our obligatory Thursday quiz - and a bonus bit of audio as we hear a snippet from Simon's interview with Chelsea loanee Alex Matos - currently plying his trade at Huddersfield and relishing the challenge of keeping Town in the Championship amid a feisty relegation battle. We'll be back on Monday to reflect on the weekend's SF showdowns AND look ahead to Tuesday night's trip to The Emirates... HOST: Matt Davies-Adams WITH: Liam Twomey & Simon Johnson PRODUCER: Lucy Oliva Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:35

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Cole Palmer dazzles (again) as Chelsea hit Everton for six

4/16/2024
He's quite good at football, isn't he? Matt Davies-Adams has got two of The Athletic's finest - Liam Twomey and Luke Bosher - alongside him to look back on Monday night's rout of Everton at Stamford Bridge in yet another Cole Palmer masterclass... which threatened to be overshadowed by hijinx of the penalty variety! Away from the game there was more chaos off the pitch as the club's latest financial accounts caused more than a few eyebrows to be raised... we try and get to the bottom of what it all means for the now and the future... It was a weekend to forget for CFCW and Emma Hayes - knocked out of the FA Cup after defeat by Manchester United leading to questions over the end of Emma Hayes' time at the helm. We check in with the Full Time Europe gang to get a better understanding of the mood around the team at the moment. We'll be back on Thursday to look ahead to Saturday's FA Cup semi-final at Wembley against Manchester City - and the small matter of a Champions League semi-final first leg against Barcelona! HOST: Matt Davies-Adams WITH: Liam Twomey, Luke Bosher PRODUCER: Lucy Oliva Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:54:43

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Have Chelsea wasted £1billion on transfers?

4/11/2024
Money, money, money... The Athletic's Chelsea experts Liam Twomey and Dom Fifield are alongside Matt Davies-Adams to round up the latest Blues news and look ahead to Monday night's visit of Everton. We start with a deep dive into Liam's latest piece looking at the finer details of the £1 billion outlay of Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital over the last three transfer windows. Was anyone worth the money that was paid for them?! There's an update on the acquisition of Stoll Mansions before taking a closer look at the Toffees showdown - which is *surely* must win if there's to be any hope of snatching a European spot. Plus, CFCW are back in action after the international break - travelling to Manchester to take on United in the semi-final of the FA Cup. We'll be back at the slightly later time of Tuesday to mop up all the fallout from the visit of Everton on Monday evening! HOST: Matt Davies-Adams WITH: Dom Fifield, Liam Twomey PRODUCER: Lucy Oliva Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:52:55

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Blades blunt Chelsea's fading European hopes after last-gasp 2-2 draw

4/8/2024
Chelsea just don't want nice things, do they? Matt Davies-Adams is joined by Luke Bosher and Dom Fifield with a sense of serious déjà vu as the Blues conspired to draw 2-2 with yet another relegation threatened side on a sorry Sunday in Sheffield. We reflect on the result with the help of a full-time match report from Liam Twomey - and ponder whether it's an irretrievable situation for Mauricio Pochettino irrespective of potential FA Cup success or where they finish in the table this season. We'll be back with you on Thursday to look ahead to Monday night's visit of Everton - what could possibly go wrong! HOST: Matt Davies-Adams WITH: Dom Fifield, Luke Bosher PRODUCER: Lucy Oliva Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:08

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Cole Palmer stuns Man United in 4-3 Premier League classic

4/5/2024
100:39... have you recovered yet, Blues fans?! Matt Davies-Adams is joined by two of The Athletic's finest - Luke Bosher and Liam Twomey - to try and recap the utterly bonkers last-gasp 4-3 victory over Manchester United. Next up - Chelsea make the trip to Bramall Lane to take on relegation fodder Sheffield United... so will Thursday night really prove to be a turning point?!! The last thing Liam and Luke needed after the drama of the night before was an MDA quiz... We'll be back on Monday to reflect on what's surely a must win game for Poch and co! HOST: Matt Davies-Adams WITH: Liam Twomey, Luke Bosher PRODUCER: Lucy Oliva Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:49:44

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Chelsea's weekend no joke after Burnley draw and League Cup final loss

4/1/2024
We wish this weekend's results were an April Fools... Simon Johnson and Dom Fifield are alongside Matt Davies Adams to look back on the pitiful 2-2 draw with 10-man Burnley at Stamford Bridge. Mason Mount and Manchester United are in town on Thursday evening in a battle of two clubs who are pining for former glories... we look ahead to that one and ponder what kind of reception the Cobham kid will get upon his return. The weekend just kept getting worse - with CFCW beaten in extra time by Arsenal in the final of the Conti Cup. Jessy Parker Humphreys was there and sent us their thoughts on the final whistle. We'll be back on Friday to reflect on the visit of Manchester United - and to preview Sunday evening's trip to Sheffield United. Produced by Lucy Oliva. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:56:51

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Burnley in town as CFCW contest first silverware at Molineux

3/27/2024
Good riddance, international break... Matt Davies Adams has got Luke Bosher and Liam Twomey in tow to look ahead to a busy weekend of action for Chelsea Football Club. We begin with your questions - including the fallout from the FAB statement, the always looming threat of PSR - and whether progress has indeed been made under Pochettino. Then attention turns to the return of the Premier League - with Burnley in town on Saturday afternoon. Plus it's a huge weekend for quadruple chasing CFCW - facing familiar foes Arsenal in Sunday's League Cup final at Molineux. We'll be back on Monday to reflect on the visit of Burnley, the Conti Cup final AND the midweek visit of Manchester United in the Premier League... Produced by Lucy Oliva. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:49:17

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Rollercoaster FA Cup victory captures Chelsea's chaos

3/18/2024
Is just one normal, straightforward victory too much to ask for? Matt Davies-Adams is joined by The Athletic's Chelsea experts Liam Twomey and Simon Johnson to look back on the mayhem of the 4-2 FA Cup quarterfinal victory over Leicester at Stamford Bridge. We talk an afternoon to forget for Raheem Sterling, yet more Palmer brilliance and the unseriousness of this team. Plus, Jessy Parker Humphreys is with us to reflect on the potentially title-deciding victory over Arsenal on Friday night - and the fallout from some of the eye-raising comments made by Emma Hayes... We're taking a short international break of our own but will be back to preview the visit of all but relegated Burnley - who come to Stamford Bridge on the 30th of March! Produced by Lucy Oliva. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:41

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Can Chelsea outfox Leicester in the FA Cup?

3/14/2024
To Wembley or not to Wembley? Matt Davies-Adams has got Simon Johnson and Luke Bosher in tow to preview Sunday afternoon's FA Cup quarterfinal tie with Leicester at Stamford Bridge. There's a huge Friday night in store for Chelsea Women - hosting Arsenal at Kingsmeadow in a match that could have major ramifications on the title race. Plus - who'll triumph in the latest Johnson v Bosher quiz battle? We'll be back on Monday to reflect on the Leicester cup tie AND that huge WSL clash for CFCW. Produced by Lucy Oliva. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:28