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Straight Outta Cobham - A show about Chelsea

The Athletic

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

The Athletic's Chelsea experts - Simon Johnson, Liam Twomey and Dom Fifield - 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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United States

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The Athletic

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

Language:

English


Episodes

Raheem Sterling: Why Chelsea want him & Why City may let him go

6/21/2022
In the absence of the usual SOC gang (on holiday) why not check out Monday's Athletic Football Podcast... Host Ian Irving details Chelsea's growing interest in Raheem Sterling, in the company of our Football Correspondent David Ornstein, Manchester City writer Sam Lee & Chelsea writer Simon Johnson... We learn how Chelsea's confidence in capturing Sterling has grown, why City are open to letting Sterling leave this summer & consider whether this could see a new trend in the Premier League's...

Duration:00:33:03

Lukaku's Future, Transfer Tribulations & Tuchel's Stamp of Approval

6/16/2022
Host Matt Davies-Adams is joined by Sam Parkin and The Athletic's Liam Twomey to discuss Romelu Lukaku's increasingly likely return to Italy, interest in both Jules Kounde and Ousmane Dembele and how the new owners are likely to let Thomas Tuchel build the team he wants... After the new Premier League fixture lists were released this morning, the guys also consider Chelsea's start to the season and how they'll be affected by the winter World Cup break. Plus, Fran Kirby's selection for the...

Duration:00:49:20

Out with the old (season), in with the new (owners)

5/26/2022
Another quiet, uneventful season for Chelsea Football Club in the bag... Matt Davies-Adams has got the full complement of Blues experts alongside him for the final time as Dom Fifield, Liam Twomey, Simon Johnson and Sam Parkin round up the news of the approval of the takeover of the club by the Todd Boehly led consortium. Your questions are answered as we look at what this means for next season - and many seasons to come. Back in August the team made some pretty bold - and sometimes...

Duration:00:45:35

Thanks for the memories

5/23/2022
So long, 2021-22... Matt Davies-Adams has got Sam Parkin and Simon Johnson alongside him for the penultimate time this season as Chelsea finished the season in...style?!...with a last-gasp 2-1 win over Watford at Stamford Bridge. There's a full prognosis of the final Premier League game of the campaign - and the subsequent lap of honour - including farewells to Antonio Rüdiger (and how many others?), Mason Mount's player of the year award - and the very welcome return of Ben Chilwell. We've...

Duration:00:55:59

Enough already

5/20/2022
Almost there listener, almost there... Matt Davies-Adams has got The Athletic's Chelsea experts Simon Johnson and Liam Twomey alongside him to wrap up the 1-1 draw with Leicester which all but mathematically secured third spot for Thomas Tuchel's side. But we begin with takeover talk amid reports on Monday that the deal was at risk of "falling apart" due to a lack of consensus with the club and government over the proceeds of any sale. Liam also gives an insight into his piece which focuses...

Duration:00:46:15

You win some, you lose some - literally

5/16/2022
At least we've got CFCW... Simon Johnson and Sam Parkin join Matt Davies-Adams to reflect on yet another day of Wembley disappointment for Chelsea's men after the 6-5 defeat on penalties to Liverpool. Liam Twomey and Simon send in their on-the-whistle post mortem, before we take a closer look at why the Blues fell just short once again. It wasn't all doom and gloom this weekend though - with Emma Hayes' women wrapping up the league and cup double after a 3-2 extra-time win over Manchester...

Duration:00:58:49

An innate desire to stay on brand

5/12/2022
Mason did say he likes playing at Leeds... Matt Davies-Adams is joined by The Athletic's Chelsea experts Liam Twomey and Dom Fifield for your second weekly dose of all things CFC. We begin with the comfortable 3-0 win at Elland Road - including a Mount masterclass, another goal for a resurgent Romelu Lukaku and a horror challenge on Mateo Kovačić which could rule him out of the FA Cup final. That's our next stop - with the game against Liverpool on Saturday just on the horizon. We look ahead...

Duration:00:41:22

Three-peats, done deals, late escapes and home horrors

5/9/2022
Just another quiet weekend in the life of CFC hey listener? Simon Johnson and Sam Parkin join Matt Davies-Adams to try and round up a pretty bonkers few days on and off the field for Chelsea. We start with the takeover - after it was confirmed in the early hours of Saturday morning that they'd agreed terms on the £4.25bn sale of the club to a consortium led by Todd Boehly. Here's hoping Todd wasn't put off by what he saw on the pitch at Stamford Bridge - as Thomas Tuchel's side conspired to...

Duration:00:59:11

The mood isn't great

5/5/2022
It just rumbles on and on and on and on... The Athletic's Chelsea experts Simon Johnson and Liam Twomey are alongside Matt Davies-Adams to discuss another tumultuous week off the pitch for the Blues as the takeover drama continues. On the pitch, there's the visit of Wolves on Saturday afternoon to look ahead to - as well as a quiz (of course!) as Chelsea look to get back on track after last weekend's defeat at Goodison Park, We also look ahead to the final weekend of the WSL season, as Emma...

Duration:00:51:29

You're welcome Frank

5/2/2022
Let's just call time on this season, shall we? Matt Davies-Adams has got Sam Parkin and Dom Fifield alongside him to reflect on another disappointing afternoon for Chelsea after a 1-0 defeat against relegation threatened 'Frank Lampard's Everton', But we start with the takeover latest - which took various unexpected twists and turns on Friday afternoon as Todd Boelhy was confirmed as the preferred bidder and an audacious late offer arrived from British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe......

Duration:00:48:42

If only there was a £100 million striker on the bench

4/29/2022
How it finished 1-1 we'll never know... Matt Davies-Adams is here with your second weekly dose of Cobham - and he's got Simon Johnson and Sam Parkin alongside him to reflect on the draw at Old Trafford - trying to figure out how an utterly dominant Chelsea conspired to throw away two points. Away from the game we take a look at the latest takeover wise - before a look ahead to Sunday afternoon's trip to Goodison Park to take on Frank Lampard's Everton. Flo Lloyd-Hughes drops in to talk all...

Duration:00:53:46

Disengaged, departing, disaster

4/25/2022
Consider your blushes spared, Jorginho... The Athletic's Chelsea experts Liam Twomey and Dom Fifield are alongside Matt Davies-Adams to mull over the narrow 1-0 win over a depleted West Ham which ensured Chelsea stay in the drivers seat for a third place finish in the Premier League. We pick through the bones of that game - before discussing the news that defender Antonio Rüdiger will be leaving the club at the end of the season, despite Thomas Tuchel's best efforts... There's a trip to Old...

Duration:00:47:01

Leaky Bridge

4/21/2022
It's raining goals...at the wrong end! Liam Twomey and Sam Parkin are alongside Matt Davies-Adams to reflect on the shocking 4-2 defeat by Arsenal at Stamford Bridge - littered with individual errors and poor performances. We try and get to the bottom of why it went so wrong - and why Lukaku's season seems to be going from bad to worse. The Blues must bounce back immediately with another London derby to contend with - and the visit of West Ham to SW6 on Sunday afternoon. There's a look ahead...

Duration:00:36:53

Straight back to Wembley

4/18/2022
Chelsea REALLY like FA Cup finals... Matt Davies-Adams has got Dom Fifield and Simon Johnson in tow to reflect on the uninspiring yet successful FA Cup semi-final clash with Crystal Palace which saw Thomas Tuchel's side progress to their third straight final thanks to a 2-0 win with the Cobham kids coming good yet again... But we begin with the takeover latest, as it was revealed on Saturday that the Ricketts family-led group had pulled out of running to buy club. There's a word on Chelsea...

Duration:00:52:58

We'll sing it 'til May

4/14/2022
One more month of being Champions of Europe... Matt Davies-Adams teams up with Dom Fifield and Liam Twomey to reflect on the dramatic and ultimately devastating night in Madrid as Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea fell just short, knocked out of the Champions League 5-4 on aggregate despite a 3-2 win on the night at the Santiago Bernabéu. There's the voice note to end all voice notes as Liam and Simon send their full on-the-whistle diagnosis after an extraordinary evening in the Spanish capital. The...

Duration:00:50:45

Timo and his pantomime chaos

4/11/2022
More of the same on Tuesday night please... Matt Davies-Adams is joined by Dom Fifield to reflect on the extraordinary 6-0 stroll at St Mary's on Saturday afternoon - which showcased everything from the sublime to the bizarre from cult hero Timo Werner. Alvaro Romeo returns to preview Chelsea's trip to the Santiago Bernabéu as the current Champions of Europe look to turn around a 3-1 deficit and progress to the semi-finals of the Champions League. Plus, Liam Twomey drops in from a cafe...

Duration:00:45:07

Real-ly, Real-ly bad

4/7/2022
Not exactly what we had in mind... Matt Davies-Adams holds court with The Athletic's Chelsea experts Simon Johnson and Liam Twomey alongside him to reflect on the damaging 3-1 quarterfinal first leg defeat by Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge. We analyse the Benzema masterclass, defensive deficiencies and questionable team selection - before wondering whether the Blues have any hope when they make the trip to the Bernabéu next week. Thomas Tuchel's side must refocus quickly ahead of Saturday's...

Duration:00:48:14

Stung

4/4/2022
Anyone else getting déjà vu? Matt Davies-Adams is back with The Athletic's Chelsea experts Dom Fifield and Simon Johnson alongside him to talk though all the latest on and off the pitch antics. We begin with the latest takeover news amid protests against the Ricketts family at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Attention then turns to the shock defeat by Brentford, with striking similarities to last season's horror show against West Brom... There's then the small matter of a Champions League...

Duration:00:42:50

Bids, Bees - and tossing pies

3/31/2022
The run in starts here... Liam Twomey is joined by Dom Fifield and Sam Parkin with your second weekly dose of Blues news. We begin as ever with the latest on the takeover - including a profile of Todd Boehly and a look at how the fortunes of American sports franchises may translate given those in the mix to own the club. Attention then turns to Saturday's Premier League action - with Chelsea welcoming fellow West Londoners Brentford to Stamford Bridge - with the added threat of Christian...

Duration:00:46:04

Takeovers, questions, internationals - and a 9-0!

3/28/2022
The Blues news just keeps on coming... Liam Twomey is the hot seat with Simon Johnson alongside him to round up where we stand on the takeover of CFC. The chaps answer some of your questions surrounding the future of the club, before shining a spotlight on how some of the Blues got on on their travels with very mixed fortunes! There's a word on the 9-0 romp for Emma Hayes' women as they went top of the table with victory over Leicester - plus a look at what they've got in store for Athletic...

Duration:00:52:41