Episode 926: Premier League Returns, Chelsea Stress Check, Barcelona’s Big Buys, Klopp’s Centre Backs
The Premier League is once again on the march, with Arsene Wenger initially saying ten teams could win it this season, before scaling that back to six. Ken and Eoin discuss the most popular fantasy football footballers, bonus points for insouciance, ABBA, heaving Aviva, Barcelona’s need for patience, and the growth of fan culture and prize-money in women’s football.
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Jonathan Wilson and John Brewin look at the likely winners of the league this year. Chelsea should be feeling serene but all is not well with Antonio Conte while Arsenal have yet to secure the secure the future of Alexis Sanchez. Will it be down to the two Manchester sides who have brilliant squads, but unproven managers….
Plus there’s the semiotics of tracksuits and waving, Pedro’s horror tackle, Klopp’s central defenders, Dublin LFC, and the greatest signing in Premier League history, as voted by David Luiz’s number one fan, Ken Early.
Jurgen Klopp has a challenge… “Look out there and tell me five (centre-backs) that would make us stronger. Five.” https://t.co/016QIS51Bw
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