In the latest Men in Blazers podcast, Rog and Davo break down Chelsea’s Capital One Cuppity Cup Cup victory over Spurs and Liverpool’s big blow to Manchester City’s title hopes. Mix Diskerud of the U.S. Men’s National Team and NYCFC guests.
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Chelsea remain unbeaten through seven matches of Premier League play, much ado to their key summer signings. Cesc Fabregas leads the league in assists while Diego Costa has scored nearly twice as many times as any other player in the Premier League.
In this segment, the Men in Blazers breakdown this Chelsea connection that has been causing fits for opposing defenses. Check out what Rog and Davo have to say about Cesc Fabregas’ brilliant assist to Diego Costa in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Arsenal.
José Mourinho is headed to Paris to have surgery on his fractured elbow. Although not many details are available, it’s believed that the Chelsea manager aggravated an old childhood injury. Might he have done it on Sunday, overseeing the Blues’ 3-1 victory over Manchester United? Perhaps his frantically waving arms caused tension and soreness in the elbow.
Or perhaps the aggravation came later in the day, when Mourinho received an award at a dinner thrown in London by the Football Writers’ Association. The guest of honor lifted his glass and made a speech, saying, “I belong to Chelsea, Chelsea belongs to me, and hopefully we will stay for many, many years.” He then joked, “It is not a threat, but if you sack me, I will stay in England and go to another club, a possible rival.”
However Mourinho took a knock, what’s most important is that he’ll be back with his club by the weekend. Chelsea are set to face Stoke City in Round Four of the FA Cup, with the Blues hoping to re-take the Cup from Wigan after losing out last season. Then it’s on to host West Ham in the midweek fixtures next week, before Chelsea’s next big challenge: traveling to Manchester City. With his side currently just a point behind City and two points behind leaders Arsenal, it’s imperative that Chelsea have the Special One back to guide them, whether it’s to the FA Cup or to a Premier League title challenge.
Arsenal moved five points clear, Manchester City pummeled a miserable Norwich, and Chelsea fell face-first at St. James Park …
But unless you’re part of the one percent that’s already made it through every Premier League match, you’ve missed a few of Round 10’s key moments; in which case, this review should help. You may need to wait for your next break from work (it’s 11 minutes long), but the time invested should catch you up on all the goals and red cards. Then once you’re back at your desk on wasting time on Twitter, you’ll be able to bluff your way through all those endless arguments (which you’ll win, because now you’re a Premier League expert).
Here is the Round 10 weekend review. Enjoy your soccer.