Kelly Cates, Chris Sutton, Ian Dennis and Pat Nevin look back on a tough night for Chelsea, who were outclassed by Bayern Munich 3-0 in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie. The team look at the difference between the two sides and ask if Bayern could go all the way in the competition. We also hear about Barcelona's 1-1 draw at Napoli in the other tie of the night, and preview Manchester City's first leg away at Real Madrid on Wednesday. And we hear from Slaven Bilić, whose West Brom side went seven points clear at the top of the Championship with victory over Preston.
West Ham come close to bursting Liverpool’s ‘invincible’ bubble
Mark Chapman is joined by former West Ham and Chelsea goalkeeper Rob Green, former Chelsea and Everton midfielder Pat Nevin and commentator Arlo White as Liverpool come from 2-1 down to beat West Ham 3-2 in the Premier League.
Liverpool’s unbeaten league run looked under threat – but they’ve now equalled Manchester City’s all-time record of 18 consecutive league wins in the top flight.
As Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold secured his 11th and 12 league assists of the season and Andy Robertson also earned an assist – Pat and Rob dissect how you can possibly stop crosses and defend against both full-backs.
After West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski made a huge mistake leading to Liverpool’s second goal – Rob gives us a goalkeeping masterclass on what to do in that situation.
Former Premier League referee Mark Halsey joins the pod to talk us through some of the controversial decisions made by VAR over the weekend – including the PGMOL admitting that Tottenham’s Giovani Lo Celso should have been shown a red card in their game against Chelsea.
And as the Champions League returns – Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard speaks ahead of their tie with Bayern Munich.
You’ll also hear from Bayern Munich’s Serge Gnabry on scoring four against Tottenham in the Champions League group stages, on leaving Arsenal and England and on his passion for fashion.
Bravo Bruno, goals galore and advantage Arteta
Emma Saunders is joined by Michael Kightly, Matt Jarvis and Ben Haines to review all the weekend’s action in the Premier League. The panel discuss Bruno Fernandes’ first goal in a Manchester United shirt, and how Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s team are ready to join the party for a Champions League spot. They also look at who has the edge, Mikel Arteta or Carlo Ancelotti, as Arsenal hosted Everton in the late kick off on Sunday. VAR raises its head (again), and the guys put forward their cases as to why they want Kevin De Bruyne to take the penalties for Manchester City. Not only that the pod also explores the clubs facing relegation, and the ones that could pull themselves out of the danger zone.
VAR from perfect
Mark Chapman rounds up a controversial day in the Premier League with VAR taking centre stage. Andy Reid, Matt Upson and Dion Dublin react to Giovani lo Celso somehow avoiding red for a tackle on Cesar Azpilicueta. Chelsea manager Frank Lampard doesn't hold back when asked for his thoughts on the decision. John Murray and Michael Kightly have a penalty decision to debate at the King Power and Eddie Howe isn't happy after Bournemouth have two goals disallowed at Burnley. There's reaction to another defeat for Aston Villa and George Elek rounds up the big stories in the football league.
The Big Weekend Preview Pod
There’s no Jermaine Jenas this week, so Darren Fletcher is joined by ex-Man City and Chelsea winger Shaun Wright-Phillips and former Newcastle midfielder Kieron Dyer.
They look ahead to the weekend’s games, including Jose Mourinho’s return to Stamford Bridge with Tottenham, and ask if Leicester v Man City is the most irrelevant game between second and third in the Premier League.
Former Newcastle head coach John Carver joins the pod to look at how his old side are positioned ahead of the run-in. And the panel look at whether Wolves should prioritise the Premier League or Europa League.