The fourth round of the FA Cup saw the league’s top four barely survive, though the fifth of the Big Five (Tottenham) met their end at Craven Cottage. On this edition of the EPL Talk Podcast, myself, Kartik Krishnaiyer, and the returning Laurence McKenna discuss the weekend’s results, outcomes that failed to producing the type of captivating upset we’ve come to hope for from our knock-out competitions. With a fifth round draw that fails to pit any of the big boys against each other, is the FA Cup destined to end up in the hands of one of the league’s titans?
But for the bulk of this show, we’ll be talking about the news that’s dominated the last day’s headlines. As the transfer window closes, the rumor to fact ratio increases. As it concerns Fernando Torres, the stories surrounding his potential move to Chelsea have been confirmed as more truth than lie. We discuss the deteriorating link between Torres and Anfield and where the Reds go from here.
And finally, we look to mid-week, where a Tuesday fixture list sees Manchester United, Arsenal, and Chelsea with difficult challenges to their title quest.
One note: In the show, we mistakenly refer to the FA, not the League, as having handed Ian Holloway a fine.