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Managing Madrid Podcast: Chelsea 2nd-leg preview with Alison Bender, Kiyan Sobhani, and Jose Perez

Real Madrid stories, parties at Ronaldo’s house, and X’s and O’s of tomorrow’s big game at Stamford Bridge

Real Madrid v Chelsea - UEFA Champions League Photo by Oscar J. Barroso/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

This Patron-only episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast comes in two parts.

Part One: Kiyan Sobhani and Alison Bender

- Crazy stories from Alison’s time at Real Madrid

- The difference in access over time at Real Madrid

- A party at Ronaldo’s house

- Alison’s Real Madrid diary

- David Beckham’s kindness and professionalism

- Conversations with Claude Makelele and Arjen Robben

- Advice for aspiring football journalists

- And more.

Part Two (37:24): Kiyan Sobhani and Jose Perez

- How much impact will the return of Ferland Mendy, Sergio Ramos, and Fede Valverde have?

- Biggest adjustments Real Madrid need to make from the first leg

- How to incorporate Eden Hazard into the starting XI

- Thomas Tuchel’s quote about formations

- How to break Chelsea’s low-block

- Where does Fede fit in this game?

- Tracking runners between the lines

- Timo Werner vs Kai Havertz

- Takeaways from Chelsea’s win over Fulham

- And more.

Click here for access

Thanks for being a Patron. See you on Zoom tomorrow night after the game!


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Hosts this week:

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Alison Bender (@alibendertv)

Jose Perez (@jcperez_)