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Football podcast with stats, chat and more covering the Premier League and the rest of the European action.New episodes every Thursday.

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Football podcast with stats, chat and more covering the Premier League and the rest of the European action.New episodes every Thursday.

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36 Ratings
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Good content, work on chemistry

By A Generalist about Music - Sep 27 2019
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I enjoy this podcast - there is good content, it is well organized and it is entertaining. The 3 star rating is due to the perceived chemistry. The host and most of the guests are courteous, balanced and offer intelligent and informed commentary. One of the regular presenters, Mohammed Butt, however, is too keen to interrupt and often dominates the discussion for lengthy stretches. The style of his contributions skewers the flow of the discussion, making the other lads fade back (even when their contributions are more valuable). If Butt can work on minding the comments of his fellow podcasters and interrupt less often, this would be top notch.

the best

By Wilrichardsonl7911 - Jul 06 2016
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the best soccer podcast there is

iTunes Ratings

36 Ratings
Average Ratings
32
1
3
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0

Good content, work on chemistry

By A Generalist about Music - Sep 27 2019
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I enjoy this podcast - there is good content, it is well organized and it is entertaining. The 3 star rating is due to the perceived chemistry. The host and most of the guests are courteous, balanced and offer intelligent and informed commentary. One of the regular presenters, Mohammed Butt, however, is too keen to interrupt and often dominates the discussion for lengthy stretches. The style of his contributions skewers the flow of the discussion, making the other lads fade back (even when their contributions are more valuable). If Butt can work on minding the comments of his fellow podcasters and interrupt less often, this would be top notch.

the best

By Wilrichardsonl7911 - Jul 06 2016
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the best soccer podcast there is
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Squawka Talker Football Podcast

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The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 13 days ago

Rank #1: Allez les Bleus: The Squawka Talker's full World Cup review

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What special qualities helped France win the 2018 World Cup? Was Modric a worthy Golden Ball winner? Will Shaqiri and Jorginho thrive at Liverpool and Chelsea respectively?

This week's Squawka Talker, sponsored by BetBright, dives into all of the above, and more.

Jul 16 2018

52mins

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Rank #2: "Like Busquets, he gives Liverpool what the Spanish call 'pausa'."

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Muhammad Butt and Will Hall join Squawka Talker host Jake Entwistle this week to discuss Chelsea's record defeat to Man City and Liverpool's midfield situation, along with predictions on the midweek Champions League action. Can Man Utd capitalise on PSG's injury woes?

Feb 11 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #3: "I hate to give Mourinho credit... but he was right about Lingard."

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Is football coming home? Are Argentina screwed? Which set of final group games are we most excited about this week?

To answer these questions and more, Squawka Talker host Thomas Rooney is joined by Jake, Muhammad and Sporting Index's Ed Fulton.

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Jun 26 2018

1hr 7mins

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Rank #4: 1: 10 predictions for the 2019/20 Premier League season

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EPISODE TIMINGS:

00:04:21 - 00:15:30 | The Premier League 2019/20 title race

"They are probably the best team in the world."

00:15:30 - 00:31:30 | Who qualifies for the 2020/21 Champions League?

"Arsenal will do their best impression of 2017/18 Liverpool."

00:31:25 - 00:49:28 | Biggest threats to the top six

"Player for player, Leicester and Everton are so even"

00:49:28 - 01:04:06 | Relegation candidates

"Burnley have nailed down their survival formula"

01:04:06 - 01:11:40 | The surprise package

"Aston Villa could genuinely finish properly top half"

01:11:50 - 01:20:30 | Signing of the season

"He can take Man City up another level"

1:20:37 - 1:27:59 | Young Player of the Year

"Solskjaer's fluid front-line will really suit Rashford."

1:28:10 - 1:40:03 | The Golden Boot & Gloves

"Harry Kane has the chance for revenge on Mohamed Salah"

1:40:16 - 1:46:25 | Playmaker Award

"I fully expect him to explode as a result. History beckons."

1:46:34 - 1:51:05 | Virgil van Dijk's successor

"Do they even need Kevin de Bruyne? Yeah they do, wait and see."

FURTHER READING:

Premier League predictions for 2019/20 explained
BT Sport's Script of the 2019/20 season

Aug 07 2019

1hr 52mins

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Rank #5: "I can see why England called Jadon Sancho up after that moment vs Monaco"

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Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City are all on 20 points at the top of the Premier League table, so which team looks best-equipped to win the title? Muhammad, Will and Jake are this week's podders, answering the aforementioned conundrum along with what England fans can expect from the Three Lions' three brand-new Lions.

Oct 08 2018

1hr 13mins

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Rank #6: "Lampard has been Pogba's role model for years"

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Is Paul Pogba the Premier League's best midfielder right now? Is Mohamed Salah conning referees? Has there ever been a worse take on Newcastle United than Rio Ferdinand's recent assessment? Jake Entwistle is joined by Will Hall and Muhammad Butt for this week's Squawka Talker, in which all of the above is discussed, along with a little bit of transfer chat.

Jan 14 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #7: SQUAWKA SCOUT: Could Barella be Chelsea's 'everywhere man'?

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Got 20 minutes? This week we bring you a bonus podcast. 'Squawka Scout' shines a light on the rumoured transfer targets everyone's talking about, from strengths and weaknesses, to the clubs rumoured to be interested. This week, we're talking about one of Italy's rising stars, Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella, who is said to be interesting Chelsea.

Jan 18 2019

28mins

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Rank #8: "Kante is now playing Pogba's France role at Chelsea."

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Who's to blame for Man Utd's defeat to Brighton? Where is Kante actually playing these days? Is Ronaldo going to take Serie A by storm? Thomas Rooney, Jake Entwistle and Muhammad Butt assemble for this week's Squawka Talker to discuss such topics and more.

Aug 20 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #9: 'Man Utd's galaxy brain move? Trade Pogba for two Real Madrid midfielders'

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00:01:20 - 00:13:08 | 2019 World Cup showing Women's football doesn't need smaller goals?

'At a World Cup, gender isn't the only significant factor in height.'

00:13:08 - 00:18:50 | Argentina are NOT good

'The Copa America could bail out Barcelona'

00:18:50 - 00:29:30 | Sarri's Juventus

'Juventus fans will turn on Sarri - quickly - because of previous comments'

00:29:30 - 00:34:15 | Chelsea's Pep Guardiola: Super Frank or Jody Morris?

'The Guardiola success has stiffed over a few clubs that have tried to emulate it'

00:34:15 - 00:50:00 | Pogba goes public - so what's Man Utd's galaxy brain move?

'He's more like a 6'3 Frank Lampard'

Jun 17 2019

52mins

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Rank #10: 'The Van Dijk weakness Ryan Babel warned us about has been exposed'

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Light the beacons! Ryan Babel told us Virgil van Dijk had a weakness and now we know what it is...

Host Jake Entwistle is joined by Sam Long and Muhammad Butt to discuss an exciting week of international football which includes a Raheem Sterling hat-trick, Wales' wonderkids, Germany's lightning forwards and Jorginho in a midfield two.

The panel also make their predictions for the return of Premier League football which sees Spurs travel to fortress Anfield.

Finally, 'Firing Blanks' returns this week to take a look at the PFA Player of the Year awards and why they need a massive overhaul.

Make sure to rate and review the Squawka Talker on whichever platform you listen to us on!

The timestamps for this week's episode are below:

00:00:00 - 00:19:20: England vs Czech Republic

00:19:20 - 00:28:00: Netherlands vs Germany

00:28:00 - 00:33:40: Wales wonderkids

00:33:40 - 00:38:30: Spain's style explained

00:38:30 - 00:43:45: New-look Italy

00:43:45 - 00:52:00: Premier League predictions:

00:52:00 - 01:01:54: Firing Blanks

Mar 25 2019

1hr 3mins

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Rank #11: 'Lampard's Chelsea midfield set-up will be inspired by his Ancelotti days'

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PART ONE: The 2019 Women's World Cup has its final four...

00:00:00 - 00:13:05 | England v USA: the Megan Rapinoe Show or the dawning of the Bronze Age?


"England have mastered the most simple but deadliest move in football"

00:13:05 - 00:18:20 | Vivianne Miedema-jestic

"Netherlands are set up to maximise the three key strengths of their squad"

00:17:29 - 00:22:16 | The Squawka Talker predictions

"The USA have the smarts, the know-how and the ruthlessness to punish England"

PART TWO: Jake's rapid tournament action round-up

00:22:16 - 00:29:58 | The state of play in Afcon, Copa America, U21s Euros and the Gold Cup.


"Wilfried Zaha is being kept out of the team by an ex-Bournemouth player"

PART THREE: The transfer market

00:30:00 - 00:47:00 | Juventus' free-transfer habit explained


"It wouldn't be a surprise if Juventus were dripping poison in De Gea's ear"

00:47:00 - 00:52:01 | James & AWB done, so what next for Man Utd's transfer business?

"He is the 110% the leader you need at the back for Man Utd"

00:52:01 - 01:05:05 | How will Chelsea's midfield set up under Frank Lampard?

"They already have someone who can do what Ceballos does... if Lampard allows it"

PART FOUR | Chile's Copa America love affair

"Everyone expected exciting stuff.. then they went nasty against Argentina."

Jul 01 2019

1hr 20mins

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Rank #12: Squawka Talker Awards: Player of the Year to the Premier League’s biggest flop

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Despite being a day later than usual, the latest Squawka Talker is well worth the wait…

In this week's episode, host Jake Entwistle is joined by Muhammad Butt, Sam Long and Tom Green to make a Squawka Six shortlist for six new and improved Premier League awards:

  • Player of the Year
  • Young Player of the Year - done properly
  • Rookie of the Year - with a twist
  • Most Improved Player
  • Manager of the Year
  • Flop of the Year

After discussing the quest for the best, the podcast fixes the broken criteria for Young Player awards in an attempt to find the brightest U21 talent in the English top-flight this season.

Crystal Palace's Yu-Gi-Oh, Burnley's own Leroy Sané, Christian Eriksen 2.0 and Bournemouth's baby-faced, bubblegum-footed forward all make an appearance in this bumper episode.

Also, a look back on the players that have let us down in 2018/19 as we dig up some very bold pre-season predictions and cry about injuries and some truly baffling defending.

Tuck in all at once or listen to the six mini chunks as we go through the candidates for each award.

Make sure to keep an eye on the Squawka Instagram story to cast your vote for each of the awards on Thursday!

Full timestamps below:

00.00.00—00.02.40

Introductions and awards rules

00.03.05—00.28.35

Player of the Year

00.28.38—00.47.50

Young Player of the Year

00.48.08—01.01.52

Rookie of the Year

01.02.05—01.19.35

Most Improved Player of the Year

01.19.52—01.31.50

Manager of the Year

01.32.00—01.46.35

Flop of the Year

01.46.35—01.48.44

Learn how to stream Sunday's PFA Awards for free before we say goodbye

Apr 23 2019

1hr 50mins

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Rank #13: "Man Utd need to sign England's duel-master."

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Jake Entwistle is joined by Muhammad Butt and Will Hall for this week's Squawka Talker, where we look at this weekend's FA Cup action, Sadio Mane, Zidane's Real Madrid return, Juventus' first Serie A defeat of the season and much more.

Mar 18 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #14: 22: Predictions revisited: The Premier League 2019/20 mid-season review

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00:01:45 - 00:14:01 | Which team is mostly like to stop Liverpool becoming Invincibles II?

'Jürgen Klopp have mastered 'getting on base' Moneyball style'

00:14:32 - 00:25:16 | Chelsea's chaos theory proven right in top four race

'Werner could allow Chelsea to experiment with a Magic Square built for pressing'

00:25:16 - 00:35:05 | Thanks for the memories, Big Six, but it's time to go

'Leicester have proved they are completely merciless'

00:35:37 - 00:55:05 | The relegation battle

How Sheffield United made us look silly

00:55:10 - 01:01:45 | Young Player of the Year, and more...

Could TAA replicate a Ronaldo and Bale feat?

01:02:02 - END | Squawka Sixes: FA Cup third round special

'The Championship's best young player is being linked to Man Utd by credible sources...'

Find out more about the Squawka Talker football podcast's sponsors BetBull here.

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Jan 02 2020

1hr 25mins

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Rank #15: 16: Predicting Spurs' finish under Jose & stuff we think will happen in Man City v Chelsea

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00:00:55 - 00:20:13 | Predicting Tottenham's league finish Jose Mourinho

'It's a bit of a tragedy if Spurs do now win a trophy...'

00:20:13 - 00:22:54 | Can West Ham sour Jose's Spurs debut?

'They seem to have Spurs' number when it matters.'

00:23:17 - 00:40:30 | Five things we think will happen in Man City v Chelsea

'Terry blocked* a signing who would go onto become the most effective goalscorer against Chelsea in Premier League history.'

*Reportedly

00:40:50 – END | A United derby.... of sorts

'Man Utd have nothing approaching a system of play... Sheffield Utd do.'

The Squawka Talker is sponsored by BetBull. 18+ and Gamble Aware listeners can download the app here

Nov 21 2019

54mins

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Rank #16: Alexander-Arnold’s perfect mentor? The GOAT right-back is available for free

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On the anniversary of Zidane's headbutt, the Squawka Talker begins with the birth of a new World Cup icon: Megan Rapinoe. Jake Entwistle is joined by Muhammad Butt and Sam Long to discuss the USA's record-breaking triumph, the impact of England's fourth-placed finish before sharing of a few of their favourite stats.

We then move on to look at how Brazil's Copa America win could influence the transfer market this summer and the Ballon d'Or voting later in the year. The latest episode finishes by analysing what on earth is happening with Neymar and where he might end up next season. Tuck in.

PART ONE: The most dominant team in World Cup history

00:00:00 - 00:07:12 | This was Rapinoe's World Cup, everyone else was just playing in it

'She has been the icon of the tournament: even taking on Trump'

00:07:12 - 00:14:04 | Progress or regression for the Lionesses?

'Neville is a Southgate tribute act... NOASIS in a waistcoat'
'Ellen White turned into some sort of Ruud van Nistelrooy'

00:14:04 - 00:16:41 | Rose Lavelle will be the star of 2023

'In terms of consistent performances, Rose Lavelle was probably the best player at the tournament'

00:16:41 - 00:19:07 | World Cup stat battle

Muhammad, Sam and Jake pick their favourite niche stat from the 2019 tournament

PART TWO: The impact of Brazil's Copa America triumph

00:19:40 - 00:27:07 | Reminder: the GOAT right-back is a free agent (somehow)

'Dani Alves could teach Trent Alexander-Arnold incredible things'
'There would be some outrageous hug sequences between Klopp and Alves'

00:27:07 - 00:33:40 | Has Alisson broken into a five-man Ballon d'Or shortlist?

'When you're putting out Simeone numbers and not playing for Simeone - that's seriously impressive'

00:33:40 - 00:38:20 | World, meet the 'Little Onion'

'Everton, Firmino and Gabriel Jesus flourished in Neymar's absence'

PART THREE: What next for Neymar?

00:38:41 - 00:45:53 - The stat of play: on and off the pitch

'Neymar needs Barcelona's schoolboys to keep him in check'

00:45:53 - 00:57:21 - Barcelona's big signing: Neymar, Griezmann or both?

'PSG should swap Neymar for Dembélé and then sign Griezmann from PSG'

Jul 09 2019

58mins

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Rank #17: 14: Liverpool v Man City: the battle of football's two most image-conscious managers?

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The gloves are very much off as Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola – the game's most image-conscious managers – prepare to do battle (and compare outfits) as Anfield hosts Liverpool v Manchester City.

This week’s Squawka Talker team, consisting of host Jake Entwistle, Muhammad Butt, Will Hall and Sam Long, assess a Champions League goal-fest and preview the biggest fixtures in Premier League Gameweek 12.

Find out more about the Squawka Talker football podcast's sponsors BetBull here.

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TIMINGS FOR THIS WEEK'S SQUAWKA TALKER FOOTBALL PODCAST:

00:00:00 - 00:16:58 | Do Chelsea need to become more normal?

"Chelsea's two pressure-valve will replace the experience Lampard is thinking of selling in January"

00:16:58 - 00:25:15 | Have Spurs found their new scapegoat?

"He even looked disinterested when he scored."

00:25:15 - 00:37:10 | Why 'big hitters' Barcelona are in danger

"They don't have any 'automatic plays' like Liverpool and Man City."

00:37:30 - 00:55:15 | Is the Klopp v Pep rivalry about to turn sour?

"The rivalry will be 10 times as exciting if the managers drop the niceties."

00:55:38 - 01:08:46 | Most clinical PL team + Arsenal’s defence = recipe for a mauling

"Emery’s Crystal Palace protocol won’t be enough to save his job’

01:09:19 - END | Just a bit of José Mourinho-inspired fun

"If Tierney found out about Mourinho’s McTominay phone calls, there would be trouble in paradise."

Nov 07 2019

1hr 24mins

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Rank #18: 13: 'Liverpool's answer to 'Big Shot Rob' has one hell of a legacy'

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Arsenal scored five goals against Premier League leaders Liverpool, Granit Xhaka was nowhere to be seen and Mesut Ozil produced trademark moments of brilliance – but Unai Emery somehow came away from Anfield with criticism ringing in his ears. 10-goal thrillers can do crazy things, can't they?

This week’s Squawka Talker team, consisting of host Jake Entwistle, Muhammad Butt, Will Hall and Sam Long, have cast their collective eye over an entertaining round of Carabao Cup fourth round fixtures.

Find out more about the Squawka Talker football podcast's sponsors BetBull here. (18+ only, BeGambleAware)

00:00:00 - 00:19:39 | Do Liverpool have modern football's ultimate cult hero?

"Origi is a player who lives to defy expectations"

00:19:40 - 00:28:28 | What you doing, Unai?

'Everything that frustrates Arsenal fans about Unai Emery was captured in one moment'

00:29:02 - 00:36:20 | Rashford is to Mitre as Forlan is to Jabulani

'Man Utd don't have the personnel to cover Maguire's one weakness'

00:36:20 - 00:45:21 | Fred + McTominay = Pogba?

'Man Utd's midfield looks better without Paul Pogba in it at the moment... but just the pivots'

00:45:20 – 01:01:25 | Everton vs Spurs - the battle of this season's two most disappointing Premier League teams?

'Pochettino has lost the use of his full-throttle support acts.'

01:01:52 - 01:16:53 | A Squawka Six Halloween special

"Rather than jumpers for goalposts, he brings two heads on spikes."

Oct 31 2019

1hr 17mins

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Rank #19: 17: Is Brendan Rodgers about to become the Premier League executioner?

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The Humble One has two wins from two as the charm offensive continues.

On this week's Squawka Talker, Jake Entwistle is joined by Muhammad Butt, Sam Long and Tom Green to analyse José Mourinho's start at Spurs - on and off the pitch - before looking at how many goals Robert Lewandowski would bag in the Premier League, specifically at Burnley, and the state of play in the Champions League.

Wolves, Sheffield United and Burnley (again) get their time in the spotlight as we decide which club could be the biggest over-achiever and why. Finally, a look at the bleak fixture list of West Ham and Everton which could promote Brendan Rodgers to Chief Executioner and bring back David Moyes.

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TIMINGS

00:02:35 - 00:14:07 | Mou after two

'Serge Aurier and Dele Alli have exploded!'

00:14:07 - 00:22:00 | LewanGOALski: future Burnley legend?

'Mourinho will be motivated to stop Lewandowski breaking Ronaldo's UCL record'

00:22:00 – 00:30:30 | Lionel Messi's silly good stats and Jadon Sancho's fine line

'The Jadon Sancho transfer saga is brewing.'

00:30:30 – 00:42:51 | Champions League permutations and predictions

'The benefit of topping your group has become a bit of a myth'

00:43:00 - 00:52:52 | The resurgence of Wolves and Adama Traoré

'Adama's redemption tour is in the hands of Luis Enrique'

00:52:52 - 01:00:55 | Big up Burnley, big up Sheffield United

'Dwight McNeil is a genuine trailblazer'

01:01:00 - 01:10:24 | How long does Pellegrini have left?

'If there's any team that's going to make a bad goalkeeper look good, it's Chelsea'

01:10:25 - END | How long does Marco Silva have left?

'Brendan Rodgers is the executioner'

Nov 28 2019

1hr 18mins

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Rank #20: 2: 'Chelsea can get excited about N'Golo Kante's Messi impression'

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N'Golo Kante was everywhere during the Uefa Super Cup final – and the Frenchman's performance suggests that there are plenty of reasons for Chelsea to be positive about the 2019/20 season.

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TIMINGS:

START - 00:13:29 | Liverpool's front three keep tricking us into thinking one is most important

"The Liverpool team is like a sensitive ecosystem."
00:13:29 - 00:22:15 | Reasons to be excited for Chelsea
"He has a lot of similar traits to Kevin De Bruyne.. wait till you see him on Chelsea's free-kicks and corners."
00:22:44 - 00:30:12 | Man Utd vs. Wolves
"Mr Recovery will help Man Utd deal with Wolves' biggest threat."
00:30:12 - 0:36:55  | Chelsea vs. Leicester City
"Brendan Rodgers will know he can take advantage"
00:36:55 - 0:42:30  | Arsenal vs. Burnley
"Ashley Barnes is a totally different test for Arsenal"
00:42:30 - 0:47:05  | Southampton vs. Liverpool
"Liverpool and Man City will be 'free hits' until they hit a bad patch"
00:47:30 - 00:01:10 | Man City vs. Spurs
"You would expect him to overtake David Beckham and set a new Premier League record"

Aug 15 2019

1hr 9mins

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