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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 September 2018

Extra Time podcast, episode 3: Chelsea do what champions do and find a way to win while Stoke defeat brings pressure back on Arsenal    

The third edition of The National's Extra Time football podcast reviews Chelsea's return to winning ways in the Premier League, while Andy Mitten talks Manchester United's good start and Barcelona's opening Primera Liga game against Real Betis.

Marcos Alonso scored both of Chelsea's goals in their 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur. Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge
Marcos Alonso scored both of Chelsea's goals in their 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur. Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

Following their dismal start to their Premier League title defence, Chelsea were much more impressive in defeating Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at Wembley Stadium as Antonio Conte's men got their tactics spot on.

While it would have a good day for Conte, the result that will be of concern to Mauricio Pochettino's side given how formidable their home form at White Hart Lane had been, and the worry about their previous poor results when they used Wembley as a home base in the Uefa Champions League last season.

In this week's Extra Time, Steve Luckings, John McAuley and Graham Caygill discuss all of this, and are joined by special guest Andy Mitten to talk about Barcelona’s response to the tragic events in Catalonia last week as well as how a 4-0 scoreline flattered Manchester United against Swansea City. Also on the agenda is Newcastle United and West Ham’s respective woes and find out which player caught the eye.

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