Rank #1: "I can see why England called Jadon Sancho up after that moment vs Monaco"
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
Rank #2: 1: 10 predictions for the 2019/20 Premier League season
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."
Premier League predictions for 2019/20 explained
BT Sport's Script of the 2019/20 season
Aug 07 2019
Rank #3: "Lampard has been Pogba's role model for years"
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
Rank #4: 'Solskjaer has discovered his own Darren Fletcher as well Man Utd's new Kleberson'
Host Jake Entwistle is joined by Sam Long and Muhammad Butt to analyse what the history-making subs at Old Trafford told us about Man Utd, what on earth Kepa was thinking of at Wembley, why Pep Guardiola might be jealous of Rafa Benitez and who should be Leicester's new manager.
Dwight McNeil and Miguel Almiron feature on this week's Squawka Scout segment whilst this week's episode finishes with an attempt to work out what Mike Dean could have said to Mauricio Pochettino...
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Feb 25 2019
Rank #5: "Like Busquets, he gives Liverpool what the Spanish call 'pausa'."
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
Rank #6: 'Hazard could break Salah's Premier League record'
Sam Long is joined by Muhammad Butt and Jake Entwistle to discuss the birth of a new exciting Premier League duo, Brits in the Bundesliga and predicting everything you could possibly predict about the 2018/19 Champions League...
Sep 17 2018
Rank #7: 3: Liverpool's "new signing" & the unsung Norwich City heroes propping up the Pukki Party
Host Jake Entwistle was joined by regular guests Muhammad Butt, Will Hall and Sam Long on this week's episode to discuss the tactical battle at Anfield and preview the rest of the weekend's Premier League action.
Will Antonio Conte's Inter disrupt the pecking order in Serie A and find a way to outdo Maurizio Sarri's huge Juventus squad?
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START - 00:25:40 | Can Arsenal's new-look midfield end post-2012 Liverpool woes?
'He's Liverpool's most complete midfielder in the final third'
00:25:40 - 00:38:36 | Pukki & Norwich City's unsung heroes
'Pukki can go into every game with his chest out.'
00:38:36 - 00:50:12 | Lampard & TV time seem are making Chelsea likeable - but is that a good thing?
'Chelsea risk continuing this evolution into the new Arsenal.'
00:50:24 - 1:03:59 | The rest of the Premier League predictions
'Man City love playing Bournemouth, and Raheem Sterling just loves football full stop right now.'
1:04:00 - 1:19:25 | Can Antonio Conte's Inter challenge Juventus?
'Alexis Sánchez could follow in Carlos Tevez's footsteps in finding freedom in Conte's 3-5-2.'
Aug 22 2019
Rank #8: 'Rodgers has helped tick the boxes for Maguire’s Manchester move'
First, the Premier League: Why are Man Utd spending £60m+ on Harry Maguire? Can Leicester's midfield help them leapfrog the Red Devils? Should the 'Big Six' be worried about Everton and Wolves as well?
We then take a trip to Germany to work out how Bayern Munich will replace two modern greats. Is Leroy Sane the God-Tier option? How good is Serge Gnabry? Will anyone actually sign Hakim Ziyech and Nicolas Pepe?
Headphones on, sit back, enjoy.
00:00:00 - 00:16:30 | Why do Man Utd want Maguire?
'Maguire is the ideal partner for Lindelof and solves the problem that plagued Mourinho'
'Wan-Bissaka could be key to covering Lindelof and Maguire's main weakness'
00:16:30 - 00:30:48 | Wolves, Everton & Leicester: who's most ready to gatecrash the top six?
Leicester City have one of the best midfield combos in the league'
'Rodgers is objectively a better manager than Solksjaer'
00:30:48 - 00:53:13 | Buying Munich: Replacing Robbery
'Gnabry is one of the most under-appreciated elite talents in Europe'
'Sane's young, he's German and he's just awesome.'
'It doesn't feel like Man City have ever been in this position before...'
Jul 16 2019
Rank #9: "Klopp must solve Wenger's dilemma to take Liverpool forward."
00:02:24 - 00:04:54 - Why was Champions League final so bad?
'Mane might have just started a trend for next season.'
00:04:54 - 00:12:33 - How did Liverpool actually win despite being 'shocking'?
'Liverpool effectively did what Barcelona tried and failed to do.'
00:12:33 - 00:17:17 - Should Harry Kane have started?
"Pochettino made the mistake of taking off his best players."
00:17:17 - 00:23:54 - How does Jurgen Klopp improve Liverpool?
"He has the mindset to attempt the aggressive, game-breaking passes that will take Liverpool forward."
00:23:54 - 00:26:20 - The transfer moves Spurs should (finally) make this summer
"Lo Celso is exactly what Spurs need."
00:26:20 - 00:30:30 - Has Maurizio Sarri been treated unfairly?
"Sarri's situation is a reminder of how cut-throat football is."
00:30:30 - 00:36:35 - How can Arsenal solve their Mesut Ozil problem?
"If anyone's gonna get Ozil to run around, you'd ask Simeone."
00:36:39 - 00:48:00 - Netherlands v England preview
"Declan Rice could almost reinvigorate Jordan Henderson's England career."
00:48:00 - 00:53:30 - Netherlands vs England predictions
'Southgate will make the same mistake as Pochettino'
00:53:51 - 01:04:24 - Portugal vs Switzerland: watch out for the right-backs!
'Portugal are suffering from the Didier Deschamp France conundrum'
Jun 03 2019
Rank #10: "Wolves bought a mid-table Kevin De Bruyne for £5m."
Host Jake Entwistle is joined by Sam Long and Will Hall this week to discuss Man City 3-1 Arsenal, the Bundesliga title race, Higuain's start to life at Chelsea, the 'best of the rest' beyond the Premier League's 'Big Six' and the upcoming El Clasico.
Feb 04 2019
Rank #11: Five things we think will happen in the 2019 Champions League final - and in the Europa League
There's also Europa League predictions involving some carefully crafted theories including Petr Cech, Eden Hazard and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. As well as a review of the Playoffs, Copa del Rey final and bonkers Serie A finale.
00:01:50-00:05:30 - League One and Two Playoffs
'Patrick Bauer channelled his inner Solskjaer on the 99' treble anniversary'
00:05:30-00:13:31 - Aston Villa are back... but for how long?
'There's a stat that proves exactly why Grealish's boots are battered!'
00:13:31-00:22:20 - Parejo and co. spell the end for Valverde
'Coutinho has surpassed Kaka as the biggest financial flop in football history'
00:22:20-00:32.42 - Atalanta make history, Conte awaits
'Before Guardiola started smashing Premier League records, Conte was doing it'
00:32:50-00:36:31 - UCL Prediction No.1
'Dele Alli will make Champions League history'
00:36:32-00:41:16 - UCL Prediction No.2
'Trent Alexander-Arnold will join Henrik Larsson and Marcelo in an exclusive club'
00:41:16-00:45:00 - UCL Prediction No.3
'Virgil van Dijk will meet his maker after Harry Kane is subbed off'
00:45:00-00:50:00 - UCL Prediction No.4
'Sadio Mané will become Liverpool's Didier Drogba'
EDIT NOTE: Didier Drogba has scored 14 UCL knockout goals, Sadio Mané can move onto 11 - Jake may have got a bit excited/lost in the stats.
00:41:16-01:06:10 - UCL Final score predictions
'History tells us it's almost certainly going to extra time'
01:06:25-01:10:31- UEL Prediction No.1
'Agent Petr Cech is going to decide the tie'
01:10:31-01:13:40 - UEL Prediction No.2
'Arsenal will make Europa League history... and not the good kind'
01:13:40-01:16:36 - UEL Prediction No.3
'Emery's previous finals suggests Ainsley Maitland-Niles will score'
01:16:36-01:20:05 - UEL Prediction No.4
'Eden Hazard will dance his way to a personal best for Chelsea'
01:20:05-01:30:26 - UEL Final score predictions
'Aubameyang will gobble up his Big Chance and continue Hazard's recent Arsenal curse'
May 28 2019
Rank #12: "He'll be Arsenal's new double-pivot Santi Cazorla"
"If he settles at Arsenal, people will be baffled this guy isn't a world star already..."
00:23:50 - 00:32:00 | What to expect from West Ham's new and improved attack this season
"In years to come, we will hopefully see him as a West Ham legend."
00:32:00 - 00:42:10 | What have we learned about Frank Lampard's Chelsea in pre-season?
"Chelsea's starting XI will be the Premier League opening weekend's most exciting."
00:42:40 - 00:58:30 | Where next for Gareth Bale?
"Bale is the reason Zidane [as a coach] is a thing."
Jul 24 2019
Rank #13: "I can't think of any potential Arsenal signings that make more sense."
Jurgen Klopp has just cracked one puzzle at Liverpool, Arsenal are at the centre of one of the more believable transfer rumours ever and Man Utd face falling into a trap of their own devising.
This week's Squawka Talker team: Jake Entwistle, Muhammad Butt, Sam Long and Will Hall
00:01:45 - 00:07:07
"Hazard needs someone to 'wall pass' with at Chelsea."
00:07:07 - 00:20:39
"Klopp's confirmed that Muhammad was right all along about Henderson."
00:20:39 - 00:29:01
"Spurs should go for pure pace abuse v Man City... almost like a FIFA game."
00:29:01 - 0:32:45
"Declan Rice outshone Paul Pogba"
0:32:45 - 0:46:00
"Money could make Man Utd's transfer squad issues worse"
0:46:00 - 0:50:35
Midfield battle at the Nou Camp
00:53.44 - 01.05.00
"I can't think of any potential Arsenal signings that make more sense"
01.05.00 - 01.13.28
Champions League predictions
01.13.28 - END
Europa League predictions
Apr 15 2019
Rank #14: 'Man Utd's galaxy brain move? Trade Pogba for two Real Madrid midfielders'
'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
Rank #15: 2: 'Chelsea can get excited about N'Golo Kante's Messi impression'
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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
Rank #16: 'Kieran Tierney's move to Arsenal almost makes too much sense'
00:02:00 - 00:10:15 | England showing signs of weakness?
'Lucy Bronze's instinctive brilliance settled the game for England.'
00:10:15 - 00:18:18 | Was Neville too harsh on Cameroon?
'The papers were awash with words like 'shame' because he overstepped the line.'
00:18:05 - 00:21:03 | Contenders, READY!
'Caroline Graham Hansen might dribble through the entire England gauntlet'
00:21:03 - 00:26:46 | France's pyrrhic World Cup win
'France's energy-sapping tournament spells trouble if they face USA'
00:27:00 - 00:42:31 | Atlético's conveyor belt of world-class forwards
'Joao Felix to Atlético could signal the end of one of modern football's most enduring patterns.'
00:42:27 - 00:53:20 | Kieran Tierney
'The only worrying thing is that Tierney makes too much sense... disappointment could soon follow.'
00:53:30 - 1:01:54 | U21 EUROS
'Dominic Solanke has no business starting ahead of Tammy Abraham'
'Dani Ceballos is going to make u-21 Euro history'
'Federico Chiesa reminds me of Son Heung-min'
1:01:55 - 01:05:50 | Bobby No-Look goes International
'Roberto Firmino might be the most paradoxical forward in football'
1:05:51 - 1:10:11 | Trezeguet unleashed at AFCON
'Aguirre has transformed Egypt into a fun-to-watch side'
Jun 24 2019
Rank #17: 'Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey replacement is staring them in the face'
Host Jake Entwistle is joined by Sam Long and Muhammad Butt to wax lyrical about AC Milan's new frontman, dream about Aaron Ramsey replacements, before making predictions for this week's Champions League football. Can Liverpool nullify the best right-back in the world?
Feb 18 2019
Rank #18: 5: Squawka Talker special: Champions League 2019/20 preview
START-00:35:00 | Who will win the 2019/20 Champions League?
'Recent history suggests Man City's easy group may actually count against them'
00:35:00 - 00:51:50 | The Biggest flops of the 2019/20 UCL
'PSG are the Kingmakers™️ of the Champions League'
00:51:50 - 01:01:55 | Most exciting group
'Chelsea could be outscored and end up back in the Europa League'
01:02:00 – 01:19:10 | Dark Horse
'Nagelsmann's Leipzig are a Liverpool lite and will surprise people.'
01:19:20 – 01:35:50 | Top scorer & most assists
'Aguero is in line to overtake Henry, Van Nistelrooy and Drogba.'
Sep 05 2019
Rank #19: Squawka predicts the 2018/19 Champions League...
Sam Long is joined by Chief Writer Muhammad Butt and Assistant Editor Jake Entwistle to discuss which English side will go the furthest, who will grab the Golden Boot, which side will flop and who will lose to Real Madrid in the final...
Sep 18 2018
Rank #20: "If Guardiola's to be believed, Liverpool lost the league with one result."
The Squawka Talker is back already, this time to review the 2018/19 Premier League season and look ahead to the upcoming Championship play-off semi-final deciders.
00:01:10 - 00:15:04: Is this Man City team English football's greatest club side ever?
"Man City is built for Pep Guardiola. It's like Barcelona without the drama."
00:15:04 - 00:25:15: Did Liverpool 'bottle' it?
"If Guardiola is to be believed, Liverpool lost the league with one result."
00:25:30: - 00:39:00: Are Man Utd struggling to adapt to 'super club' problems?
"They say it's the hope that kills you. That is the particular brand of misery that Man Utd's season has traded in."
00:39:00 - 00:44:45: Who did better in their first Premier League season – Sarri or Emery?
"Sarri has been absolutely gunned – but has stuck to his own guns"
00:44:45 - 00:50:00: Leeds vs Derby – Bielsa is the scourge of Lampard
"Derby must create history – it's Leeds' to lose now."
00:50:01-00:56:45: Will Captain Jack lead Aston Villa to the Premier League?
"West Brom should unleash Calum Chambers' nemesis"
00:56:47-01:00:20: Why West Brom need promotion the most
"Harvey Barnes is the reason West Brom might not be promoted"
01:00:20-01:03:28: Who do you want to get promoted?
"Villa's humans will out-do Bielsa and his lack of robots"
May 13 2019