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Havertz Has His Day

Havertz Has His Day


The FC crew react to Kai Havertz spearheading Chelsea's 6-0 demolition over Barnsley with his first goal, and hat-trick, for his new club. Plus, Jordan Pickford's days as England's first-choice keeper might be numbered, Arsenal get the job done once more with a hard fought victory over Leicester, and Gab Marcotti questions whether Bayern Munich have the depth to complete the treble this season.
Kay Murray is joined by Matteo Bonetti, Gab Marcotti, Nicky Bandini and Mina Rzouki to discuss the biggest stories from Serie A. This week, Nicky Bandini talks about Juventus' new dawn under Andrea Pirlo, Gab Marcotti criticises Roma's Diawara penalty and MIna Rzouki explains why Antonio Conte is smiling again (for now).
The FC crew discuss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's comments that it will take Manchester United several games to get up to speed and question why he didn't play more of his starters in their Carabao Cup victory. Plus, Luis Suarez is heading to Atletico Madrid after controversy enveloped a possible move to Juventus.
The boys discuss Thiago's arrival at Liverpool and Bale's return to Spurs. Plus, is too much emphasis placed on Manchester United's transfer activity and not enough on who's already there?
The FC crew break down Manchester City's victory over Wolves and question if their defense can hold up throughout the season. Plus, the guys discuss AC Milan and Juventus' convincing wins, Real Madrid's lackluster draw and Luis Suarez's potential move to Atletico Madrid
Mark Ogden joins Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens to discuss Thiago's debut and Frank Lampard's Timo Werner-Kai Havertz conundrum after Liverpool’s 2-0 victory over Chelsea. Plus, they react to Andrea Pirlo’s managerial debut at Juventus and ask whether Manchester United deserve any sympathy.
The FC crew discuss Chelsea's subpar performance against a Liverpool that was littered with mistakes from their back-line and their goalkeeper. Plus, Heung-min Son leads Spurs with a mega 4 goal performance against Southampton, and Juventus and Real Madrid start their campaigns with varying results.
The FC crew discuss Manchester United's defeat to Crystal Palace and question why the Red Devils haven't looked for a new defender in the transfer market. Plus, Borussia Dortmund open their season with a convincing victory over Borussia Mochengladbach, Arsenal squeak past West Ham and Everton dominate West Brom.
The FC crew break down Bayern Munich's 8-0 thrashing of Schalke and question if anyone will be able to challenge the club in the Bundesliga this season. Plus, the guys break down Gareth Bale's return to Tottenham and discuss if the winger's arrival will propel Spurs into the Top 4.
The FC crew discuss where Thiago fits in Liverpool's squad as he nears a move to Merseyside, who can dethrone Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga, and how much Tottenham need Gareth Bale.
Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens are joined by Derek Rae to look ahead to the new Bundesliga season and discuss the role Thiago Alcantara could play for Liverpool after a fee was agreed for the 29-year-old midfielder. They also preview the upcoming Serie A season and ask why Gareth Bale is heading back to North London.
The FC crew discuss Gareth Bale's potential impact at Tottenham as he nears a return to his former club and Ronald Koeman's lifeline for Luis Suarez at Barcelona. Plus, Neymar receives a two-match ban after the PSG-Marseille incidents, but Angel Di Maria's punishment is still to be decided.
Kay Murray is joined by Matteo Bonetti, Mina Rzouki and Nicky Bandini to preview the new Serie A season with Andrea Pirlo ready for his first ever season as manager and the pressure rising on Antonio Conte to bring the Scudetto to the San Siro.
The FC crew discuss how important Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang is to Arsenal after the forward signed a new deal with the club. Plus, the guys discuss the latest on Memphis Depay's move to Barcelona, Gareth Bale's potential return to Tottenham and the fallout from PSG's clash with Marseille.
With the EPL returning, the boys get into the big issues, like whether or not it's ok to wear a full kit when supporting your team. Plus, Liverpool-Leeds, Willian's impact, defining "world class" and much more!
The FC crew react to Chelsea's season opener against Brighton, where the Blues showed off their flashy new signings in an mixed performance. Plus, repercussions begin for PSG and Marseille after their fiery clash on Sunday, and Manchester City might have found the stalwart defender they've been looking for.
Mark Ogden joins Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens to break down Liverpool’s late winner against newly promoted Leeds United. Plus, have PSG and Marseille damaged Ligue 1's reputation following their brawl on Sunday night? And what do they make of Jose Mourinho's post-match comments following Tottenham's loss to Everton.
The FC crew react to Jose Mourinho once again making excuses after a poor Tottenham performance against Everton and James Rodriguez, who looked quite impressive. Plus, Leicester City cement their case for being one of the top teams in the Premier League, and PSG come up short against Marseille in a fiery French clash.
The FC crew recap the best from opening day of the Premier League, where Liverpool were pushed all the way to the final whistle against a spirited Leeds United side. Plus, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Arsenal get off to a flying start against Fulham. All those story lines and more on this edition of the ESPN FC podcast.
The FC crew share their season predictions on the eve of the new Premier League campaign. Multiple aspects of the league's biggest clubs are analysed; including whether Liverpool will retail their title, how Man City are equipped to usurp Liverpool, whether Chelsea's new signings can mount a title push, how Solskjaer can charge his Red Devils to a higher finish, if Arsenal are the real deal and what we should expect from Mourinho and Co.
Comments (43)

paul roberts

champions League is much bigger and better than the world cup anyway, the world cup is shite 😂

Aug 22nd

David Erne

With regards to the CAS verdict .....I like listening to Jules as a football journalist, but in this case I think the old adage applies .....those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones (Mr. PSG)

Jul 15th

Kelvin Manu


Mar 12th

Amad Ali

Sort out the sound quality for guests on the phone, can barely understand Sid lowe

Jan 14th

Omarie Leo

Arsenal fans despise Mesut Ozil??? Are you guys kidding me, do you guys do research? I've been a fan since 98, I don't like Ozil but Ozil still has HUGE support from the arsenal fan base. check your facts guys

Dec 3rd

Uros Orlovic

Nobody speaks English...

Nov 25th
Reply (1)

soslan pirveli

I'm wondering why only extra time is on youtube and not full show. please upload full show.

Nov 22nd
Reply (4)

Ian Harrington


Aug 21st

Reyes Jr Pinedo

awesome Podcast Gab & Juls! keep them coming!

Jul 15th


I don't if am the only one listening to this but Gab seems like a very rude person although his footballing knowledge is out of this world. am not sure I'd love to listen to this if they don't tone it down, a notch down.

Jul 12th
Reply (5)

Pedro Braz

Stop eating while on the podcast, so stupid.

May 3rd

Himank Gupta

How good is Messi? 🙌🏼

Apr 8th

Andrés Alvarado

Pretty surprised at the quality of the rap battle!

Apr 1st

Carl Holmquist

no talk of being offsides for Liverpool. Removing you from my podcast list

Apr 1st

Luis Palmitesta

Audio doesn't work

Feb 19th

Andrés Alvarado

That was a long pod, but very fun to listen to.

Jan 4th


pogba the big baby

Dec 19th

Harry Mcmillan


Nov 29th

Andrés Alvarado

loved Andrew's red card; exactly what I thought when I saw that!

Oct 26th

Andrés Alvarado

oh please Bayern are only 4 pts off the top, with so many games to go!

Oct 11th
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