Podcast: Everything Chelsea with Matt Selley!

Exclusive Academy Transfer Updates w/Scott Trotter! The Chelsea Spot Podcast

  1. Exclusive Academy Transfer Updates w/Scott Trotter!
  2. Mount shines against Bournemouth & Enzo Fernandez to the Blues?!


In another episode of The Chelsea Spot Podcast, Paree (Host – @CFCParee) is joined by Tom (Writer – @tmdftbl) & special guest Matt Selley (Guest – @matty_selley) to discuss all things Chelsea! Talking about how he became a Chelsea fan, his idols growing up, his current favoured lineup, Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s remarkable return, watching the women’s team and so much more!

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Podcast: A Cobham overview with Ryan Baldi!

Exclusive Academy Transfer Updates w/Scott Trotter! The Chelsea Spot Podcast

  1. Exclusive Academy Transfer Updates w/Scott Trotter!
  2. Mount shines against Bournemouth & Enzo Fernandez to the Blues?!

First of all – sorry. A huge sorry to all our listeners who expect us to produce regularly – not recording in 3 weeks is not good enough. Hopefully, we’re back running with things after some extremely busy times for everyone as Orlando explains in the intro, but we hope to make evens by providing you with some brilliant guests starting off with this one!

In another episode of The Chelsea Spot Podcast, Orlando (Host – @0rland1nho) is joined by BBC Sport writer and author of ‘The Dream Factory: Inside the Make-or-Break World of Football’s academies’ Ryan (Guest – @RyanBaldiFW) where they discussed Chelsea’s scouting and player development, the perfect balance between development and first team pathway, Chelsea’s academy exodus in the Summer and so much more!

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Podcast: ESL suspension & West Ham Preview with Adam Newson!

Two huge games coming up….

In another episode of The Chelsea Spot Podcast, Orlando (Host – @0rland1nho) and Paree (Owner – @CFCParee) were joined by special guest Adam Newson (@AdamNewson – Journalist for Football.London) who talked about Chelsea leaving the European Super League and the most crazy 72 hours in football history, Adam’s experience being at the Stamford Bridge protest including the bore draw to Brighton, the upcoming games against West Ham and Real Madrid as well as the 23s against Manchester United.

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Podcast: All things Henry Lawrence with his cousin George!

George has spoken to us for a while so we had to get him on!

In another episode of The Chelsea Spot Podcast, Orlando (Host – @0rland1nho) and Paree (Owner – @CFCParee ) talk to Henry Lawrence’s cousin George (@@george_cee16)! The boys talk about Henry as a kid, the setbacks he’s had to go through, scoring at Stamford Bridge with Hudson-Odoi and Reece James, training with the first team and how Zouma helped him, and so much more!

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Podcast: All things Jude Soonsup-Bell with his brother Zac!

In another episode of The Chelsea Spot Podcast, Orlando (Host – @0rland1nho), Paree (Owner – @CFCParee ) and Dan (Admin – @DanBarkerCoach) talk to The Chelsea Spot Writer Zac Soonsup-Bell (Writer – @ZSoonsup) about his very own brother, Jude. From talking about Jude as a kid, playing in midfield, moving to Chelsea, Tyrone Mings’ father scouting him, his 4 goals against Barnsley in the FA Youth Cup, him training with the first team and so much more!

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Podcast: Chatting to Adam Newson about Tuchel, Spurs, the U23’s & more!

A pleasure speaking to Adam Newson!

In another episode of The Chelsea Spot Podcast, Orlando (Host – @0rland1nho) and Paree (Owner – @CFCParee) were joined by special guest Adam Newson (@AdamNewson) who talks about getting into Journalism and working for Football.London, his reaction to Lampard’s sacking and Tuchel’s appointment, Billy Gilmour, the upcoming game against Spurs and Hudson-Odoi at RWB, the 23’s game against Arsenal on Friday including a return for Dujon Sterling and so much more!

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Podcast: Journalism & Arsenal Preview with Will Dalton!

Some amazing insight into life as journalists…

In another episode of The Chelsea Spot Podcast, Orlando (Host – @0rland1nho) and Paree (Owner – @CFCParee) were joined by special guest Will Dalton (@WillDalton01) who talks about getting into Journalism and working for Chelsea TV and Premier League productions, meeting the likes of Tammy Abraham when he was 16, who he’s impressed most by in the U23’s, the importance to give Werner and Havertz time, the upcoming Arsenal game and so much more!

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Podcast: Charlie Wiggett – Chatting to the Chelsea U18 Captain!

Absolute pleasure speaking to a Chelsea player…

In another episode of The Chelsea Spot podcast, Orlando (Host – @0rland1nho) had the very fortunate opportunity to talk to current Chelsea U18 captain, Charlie Wiggett! Before that, Orlando was joined by Paree to discuss very quickly Chelsea’s win over Leeds and the upcoming Champions League game against Krasnodar, but Charlie talked about the Chelsea philosophy, captaining a Chelsea side, playing against the likes of Willian and Pedro in training and much more!

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Podcast: Ruben Sammut – Chatting to a Chelsea Academy Graduate!

Is this our biggest interview yet?

In another episode of The Chelsea Spot podcast, Orlando (Host – @0rland1nho) had the very fortunate opportunity to talk to former Chelsea player Ruben Sammut. where they discussed for just under an hour a whole range of topics, including training against Eden Hazard and under different managers like Sarri, Conte and Mourinho, the lack of intensity in the first team training compared to the academy, the 5 trophies he won during his time here, playing with the likes of Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori, Tammy Abraham and a lot more!

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Podcast: Chelsea Season Review (so far) with Joe Tweedie!

What a guest…

In another episode of The Chelsea Spot podcast, Orlando (Host – @0rland1nho) and Paree (Owner – @CFCParee) were delighted to be joined by Chelsea expert Joe Tweedie (@joeTweedie) where we discussed how the season has gone on so far for the academy boys like Jude Soonsup-Bell, Henry Lawrence, Tino Anjorin, Lewis Bate (etc.), our Summer transfer window and who has been our most important player, FIkayo Tomori and Hudson-Odoi’s lack of gametime, and A LOT more!

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Podcast: Liam Twomey (The Athletic) Talks Chelsea!

In another episode of The Chelsea Spot podcast, host Orlando (@0rland1nho) & Paree (@CFCParee) are joined by special guest, journalist for The Athletic, Liam Twomey! We talk about working with David Ornstein, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Declan Rice, Frank Lampard and much more! Make sure to have a listen and share it with your friends!

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Timestamps:
1:18 – Liam’s journey as a Journalist and working for The Athletic
7:10 – Liam travelling to Kai Havertz’s hometown in Germany for an article
10:55 – Anthony Barry’s Influence on Chelsea this season
14:10 – Alonso’s fallout with Lampard and will he leave in January?
17:25 – Having 5 centre backs at the club… who’s going to leave?
19:45 – Online Abuse, Players’ Mental Health & The Mason Mount Agenda
24:20 – What’s going to happen with all our attacking midfielders…(Mount, Havertz, RLC, Barkley, Anjorin, Gallagher etc)
28:17 – What Lampard thinks of Ethan Ampadu and his future position…
30:47 – Declan Rice – how close is the deal?
33:08 – How involved are Chelsea with the European Super League?
35:30 – Future Positions/Players we’re looking into & our Scouting Network
36:50 – Callum Hudson-Odoi’s situation at Chelsea – could he move on loan in January?
41:50 – Has Frank Lampard’s job ever been under threat?
45:00 – Could Jorginho or Kante leave soon? Is Jorginho still in Lampard’s plans?
47:55 – Seeing 4-3-3 in the next few weeks & Gilmour replacing Jorginho…
51:05 – Kepa’s situation and the mess that it is…

Podcast: Interview with former FIFA referee Keith Hackett!

One of our best guests yet….

In another episode of The Chelsea Spot podcast, Orlando (Host – @0rland1nho) is joined by special guest, former FIFA and FA Cup Final referee, Keith Hackett to discuss some fascinating tales from his time as a referee, being a trailblazer in implementing new technology as PGMOL boss, VAR, the current handball rule, Mike Dean & Anthony Taylor, and much more! The timestamps for the podcast are below.

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TIMESTAMPS:

Memories of Chelsea – 2.07

How and why did Keith start refereeing? The story of how his career developed. – 11.25

Being assessed – 17.53

Funny story about his first game at Anfield – 21.15

Refereeing the FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough, the stadium of the club he supports – 24.05

Refereeing the 100th ever FA Cup Final – 26.52

Being a guest referee in the North American Soccer League – some incredibly fascinating tales in here! – 28.30

His awkward run-in with Carlos Alberto – 31.30

Does he see refereeing the FA Cup final as the pinnacle of his career? – 32.25

Most amazing stadiums and atmospheres he’s reffed in – 34.15

Refereeing in Poland in the midst of a revolution – 34.45

Refereeing on the night the Berlin Wall fell, remarkable – 38.40

Refereeing at the 1988 Olympics – 42.28

Differences between PL refereeing in his time and nowadays – 44.45

Being the man in the middle and his role as boss of the PGMOL – what technological advances did he introduce? – 46.02

Reffing by law vs reffing with common sense – 56.00

Tips for young referees – 58.10

Refereeing ‘The Battle of Old Trafford’ (21 man brawl) – 70.50

VAR and its implementation – 75.41

The current handball rule – what is going on?! – 89.18

Keith’s experience of a mid-season law change – 98.33

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‘I wanted him to have the number 10 shirt because he deserved it.’ – Frank Lampard

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard was interviewed by Arlo White as part of the series ‘Inside the Mind’ for NBCSN, and here are some of the best quotes from the chat. To have a listen to the full interview, simply watch the video below (only available in the United States).

A brilliant 12 minute chat…

Frank Lampard on bringing in Thiago Silva:

‘He will bring us the experience of playing in winning teams and what it takes to win and I hope that he can lead from the back in terms of how he holds himself and communicates with others around him and hopefully that will address some of our defensive problems.’

Frank Lampard on the signings of Timo Werner and Kai Havertz:

‘They’re two players I’m delighted to bring in. They were players that I had a lot of admiration for from the outside. They were two players that I said I wanted to bring to the club. I think it will give us a lot of speed and flexibility in higher areas of the pitch as well as a lot of quality. I get a really good feeling from them that they’re hungry for success.’

Frank Lampard on Chelsea’s New Number 10 Christian Pulisic:

‘He’s trained with us for the last couple of days so I suppose I’ll have to be a little bit careful going to Brighton. I’ll see how he is right up to that game as his recovery has been pretty quick and a lot of testament goes to him for that because he’s worked really hard to get fit. I had every feeling last year that Christian would be a huge player for this club. I genuinely felt it was time for him to adapt to the League so I tried to protect him [hence I didn’t play him as much earlier on]. When he got into the team I didn’t need to protect him.

I saw that progression in restart that showed those qualities [he has] – speed and balance and finishing, and there was a new belief in being a player that was going to make a difference for us. I am very excited that this season he’s going to improve even more. He’s come back looking really hungry. He will only improve with the players brought in around him that will hopefully be on the [same] wavelength with him – maybe with their movements Christian will get even more space.

I wanted him to have the number 10 shirt because I felt like he deserved it and he wanted it. We all know what a fit Christian Pulisic can do. I was very pleased to actually make the call to tell him about it and I could sense he was happy and I sense a feeling that this is another push up for him and I’ve got no worries for Christian.’

Once again, make sure to listen to the full interview to hear more from Frank Lampard!

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Podcast: 3 concerns about Chelsea this season w/ BR Football Journalist @stighefootball!

In another episode of The Chelsea Spot podcast, Orlando (Host – @0rland1nho) and special guest Sam (@stighefootball – Journalist for BR Football) discuss Chelsea’s upcoming season, and instead of talking about the many positives, they instead try to look at some of the concerns which could show up in the next 12 months…

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Interviewing Alex Goldberg – Lampard, The Academy & Hudson-Odoi!

Jerry Mancini spoke to Alex Goldberg, the host of The Byline podcast and co-host on Calcioland, at the end of April during lockdown.

Last summer, we saw Maurizio Sarri and Chelsea FC mutually agree to part ways and terminate Sarri’s contract. The Italian decided to sign with Juventus. In his one season with the club he was quite successful winning the Europa League and finishing fourth in the league. What were your thoughts on Sarri’s one season with Chelsea?

“It was an up and down season for Maurizio Sarri. He was somebody that was appointed to actually change Chelsea and have more of a long-term vision, taking a more defensive style club for all the years they had Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte and to try and make it his own.

“When they started facing some adversity, I think you saw one of the big flaws in Maurizio Sarri that he doesn’t have a Plan B – but he doesn’t choose to have a Plan B, [he] purposely chooses to have a really good Plan A. I think he had a little bit of a rude awakening and you can’t have no adaptability in the Premier League.

“I think he certainly was hit with some cold hard truths there in the middle of the season. Like he should have known, when you don’t do well at Cheslea [FC], you’re going to come under a lot of fire from within the club [and] from the media, but it’s a place that’s very unforgiving towards their managers. So, he realized that quickly, but one huge personality trait that he has and Antonio Conte has is they’re stubborn. They believe in their vision, that’s a good thing and a bad thing.

“Sarri kept the ship upright, got third place [in Premier League] and got the Europa League trophy. [It was] his first ever trophy and he really [left] on terms that most Chelsea managers don’t get to leave on, on good terms. It really doesn’t happen. You either get sacked or you walk away, but under a really toxic term or manner. It was more the perfect storm of why he left.”

Chelsea decided to replace Sarri with club legend Frank Lampard. The 41-year agreed to a three-year deal which will see him with the club until June 2022. Upon arriving, the club had been sanctioned a transfer ban and were unable to purchase players in the summer transfer window. What were your thoughts of Lampard being appointed the new manager of Chelsea? Did you think he was the right person to manage this squad given the circumstances the club was in?

“Chelsea have had a phenomenal academy for a long time. If there’s anything they’ve struggled with, it’s to have stability and have more of a clear direction [and] foundation. They really have won trophies based on being a big club and always having players that have championship pedigree.

“They [have] been such an interesting team with a lot of turmoil and toxicity from year to year and also a team that was always producing this great young talent but choosing to never use them for anything but a business model and just to profit off of those – send them on loan and their careers will probably get stagnated, but we’ll still be able to sell them. We’ll just keep doing this with all the talent we produce and we’re going to make a lot of money off of it.

“It’s about time we see if they could make it at our club [Chelsea] and if we have a transfer ban and we have a manager that also might be leaving us (Maurizio Sarri), well I think it’s time to hire a manager who knows the club, knows how important using these players can be and is willing to use these players.

“By the way, his assistant manager, Jody Morris, managed all these players at the academy level. It was the exact reasoning [why] Chelsea would need to use the youth and finally hire someone like Frank Lampard, who’s resume, managerial-wise was almost incomplete. One year at Derby [County] and you could debate if it was good, okay, or not good but he was the manager to use youth, to know the youth and to know what the club needs.

“The only last reason why I think the club went with it and why I was also really okay with it is how damn good Liverpool and Manchester City are. It also helped because if they felt that the league is wide open, I don’t think they would have done it. I don’t think they would have hired Frank Lampard, they would have hired a more experienced manager.”

If you could pick one, which player do you feel has made the most impact this season from the Chelsea Academy?

“Tammy Abraham or Mason Mount. Tammy Abraham has the stats on his side. [He has] thirteen goals, three assists and really proved that there is no number nine curse and that he could be the starting striker for Chelsea now and, more importantly, in the future – really until the last month or so of the season, where he was injured and just looked kind of overran and fatigued.

“On the flip, Mason Mount [had] six goals, four assists, and played more of an honest midfielder even though he wasn’t going to be the player of the season for Chelsea (I think that was Mateo Kovačić), Mason Mount was asked to do the most this season. [He] Played in the most Premier League games for Chelsea and played in, by far, the most positions. He played as an eight, ten, a left winger, right inside forward, left inside forward and sometimes a shadow striker.

“[He was] the defensive leader out there, not in terms of a centre-back or goalkeeper, but in terms of pressing which is a huge identity to Lampard. He was always the one leading everyone to closing down angles, how to press in a certain way, in a certain style and waving on players like N’Golo Kanté, Kovačić, Willian and Pedro. Those are all players who are known to have really good work rates.

“That’s vastly impressive and really beyond what a 20 and 21-year-old should be asked to do in the Premier League. Obviously, the background that Mason Mount had with Frank Lampard the season before at Derby helped. He really was asked to kind of be more of a senior player while having his first season in the Premier League. At the end of the day, I will say Tammy because goals win you games and he had thirteen goals, no penalties, scored in a variety of ways and scored some big ones.”

Callum Hudson-Odoi last season had a very good year with Chelsea. His season ended with an Achilles injury. This is a serious injury that could really change a player’s career. Now, this year he has returned to the club but hasn’t been nearly the same as he was last year and that’s due to the fact, he’s missed a lot of playing time. The forward has put in mixed performances as he’s shown to play at a high level as well at a level that shows his form is not there yet. Do you feel Callum has been treated unfairly this season and do you expect him to regain the form that he showed last season?

“Yes, I totally expect him to get back to what we thought he would be currently doing. I think people don’t know enough about the Achilles injury. It is such a tough injury, even when you’re back. Look at any sport, players don’t usually feel like themselves and have that out of their head mentally for a year after. the stats are there to prove it.

“I was definitely gutting for him and think yeah, at moments he came back and was actually phenomenal.

“He was also kind of thrown in the fire. He wasn’t thrown back into a team that had a bunch of senior players, like Eden Hazard, Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas and you could kind of ease back in. Once he was fit and ready to go, he was somebody that Frank Lampard needed to play quite a lot.

“He did turn things around to a certain extent in terms of performances right before he pulled up with a hamstring injury.

“He’s just insanely talented, he is 19 [years old] and he is a confident kid. So yeah, you might snowball in your head a little bit with the flack you’re getting for not being [Kylian] Mbappé right away, but he is somebody that [was] thrown back out there and especially with this team whose got such a great spirit. He’s somebody that’s going to exude confidence and really will hit the ground running.

“I have no doubt about it. He’s so young still and now he has plenty of adversity. The sooner you experience adversity, the really more well prepared you’ll be for a bad game in the future and more likely it doesn’t not turn into a long slump.

“I think he’s in the right situation, on the right team to feel confident, feel backed and be able to go express himself. Still, he’s going to be a key player for Lampard. It’s a young squad, Willian and Pedro are most certainly leaving [and they have left now] and so really its there for the taking for him.”

A big thank you to Alex Goldberg for the interview. Make sure to check his podcast out ‘The Byline’ and his social media platforms. Feel free to check out The Chelsea Spot too for more interviews, including one with ex Chelsea legend Pat Nevin!

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Pat Nevin – EXCLUSIVE interview with Chelsea legend! [Podcast]

What a man.

In the best episode yet of The Chelsea Spot Podcast, we got the wonderful opportunity to interview Chelsea legend Pat Nevin. A big thank you to Pat of course for taking his time out to talk to us, and also our hosts Dan (@danbarkzr), Orlando (@0rland1nho) and Jordan especially as he was the one who organised this episode (@brighty160), as well as our producer (@ACParee).

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Pat talks about the best opponents he played with and against while playing for Chelsea, playing international football vs Maradona, Black Lives Matter, hanging out with Pele, Billy Gilmour, Frank Lampard, Virgil Van Dijk, and so so much more! Have a look down below for exact timestamps on the most exciting topics!

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Timestamps

Players Pat has played against – 4.50

Racism in football/Black Lives Matter – 10.18

How good can Billy Gilmour be, in comparison with Jorginho? – 16.30

Why is Frank Lampard different from most managers? – 20.30

How is the philosophy of Chelsea changing at the moment? – 24.04

How and why do different players have different paths? – 29.29

Coaching vs Punditry, why? – 33.09

Pat explains his secret DJ’ing career! – 36.07

Chelsea Player of the Season? – 39.17

Why is Pat a Chelsea fan? How have football fans changed since Pat’s playing days? – 42.40

What is Pat’s favourite Chelsea chant? – 46.29

What are Pat’s thoughts on the new signings coming in this season, and how might they affect the academy players? – 47.25

How is it working in and around the club nowadays? – 53.29

Which youngsters from the academy are Pat looking forward to seeing play for the first team in the future? – 56.13

Quiz on Pat’s career! – 1.01.32

 

Podcast: Zac Djellab on working with Chelsea players, FA Cup Predictions & more!

In another episode of The Chelsea Spot Podcast, we got the great opportunity to talk with Chelsea fan and social media influencer Zac Djellab! A big thank you to Zac of course for taking his time out to talk to us, and also our hosts Dan (@danbarkzr) & Orlando (@0rland1nho).

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