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Managing Madrid Podcast: Mega Chelsea Preview; Las Blancas Win; Loan-Tracker

The Managing Madrid crew preview all the X’s and O’s of the Chelsea game, break down Las Blancas’s win, and review all the loanee action this past week.

Real Madrid v Chelsea - UEFA Super Cup 1998 Photo by Eric Renard / Onze / Icon Sport

This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast comes in three parts.

Part One: Chelsea preview with Kiyan Sobhani and Jose Perez

  • Why tomorrow’s game is historic
  • Chelsea’s defense
  • Why both teams are similar
  • Chelsea’s strengths
  • How will Thomas Tuchel approach this game?
  • How to defend Chelsea better than Manchester City did
  • How to stop Chelsea in transition
  • Chelsea’s weaknesses
  • Will Vinicius have space vs Cesar Azpilicueta?
  • What do Chelsea miss without Mateo Kovacic?
  • How much will Real Madrid press?
  • The physicality of Chelsea
  • Options without Ferland Mendy
  • Predicted lineups for both teams
  • And more.

Part Two (39:20): Las Blancas with Om Arvind and Grant Little

  • Good vibes!
  • The state of the league table and race for UEFA Women’s Champions League qualification
  • Thoughts on David Aznar’s big brain lineup
  • What changed that allowed Real Madrid Femenino to start better than they did in the Copa de la Reina quarter-finals?
  • Kosovare Asllani deciding to carry from minute one
  • How much the tactics actually altered in this win
  • Madrid CFF’s overreliance on offensive set-pieces
  • Breaking down both Las Blancas goals
  • Kenti Robles’ hilarious reaction to scoring
  • Ex-Tacón player Osinache Ohale’s defending
  • Why Marta Cardona was subbed off at the half
  • Substitute Estela Fernández’s impact
  • Real Madrid’s set-piece defending
  • Assessment of Marta Corredera as a winger
  • Kenti’s performance
  • Olga Carmona’s complete skillset
  • Just how high is Olga’s ceiling?
  • Why Aznar might stick with the 4-2-3-1 going forward
  • Quick tactical review of the 1st leg of the UWCL semi-finals: PSG-Barcelona; Bayern-Chelsea
  • Thanking those above for Ata Football broadcasting Primera Iberdrola matches

Part Three (1:37:10): Loan-tracker with Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse

  • Dani Ceballos vs Everton
  • His ‘Kroos syndrome’
  • Martin Odegaard’s return
  • Sergio Reguilon’s form
  • Gareth Bale vs Southampton and Manchester City
  • Could Karim Benzema and Harry Kane co-exist?
  • Luka Jovic vs Bayer Leverkusen and Augsburg
  • Matt’s Jovic prediction
  • The case for Borja Mayoral’s return to Real Madrid
  • Reinier Jesus vs Union Berlin
  • Takefusa Kubo vs Barcelona
  • Brahim Diaz vs Sassuolo
  • Jesus Vallejo eaten alive by Kike
  • And more.

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Hosts this week:

Om Arvind (@OmVAsports)

Grant Little (@grantlittle09)

Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas)

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Matt Wiltse (@MattWiltse4)