The English Premier League put two more clubs through to the quarterfinals of UEFA Champions League, with mid-week action seeing Manchester United and Chelsea qualify for the final eight. They join Tottenham Hotspur, who beat Milan last week, by sending Marseille and Copenhagen home.
On this edition of the EPL Talk podcast, myself and my co-hosts – Laurence McKenna and Kartik Krishnaiyer – discuss the typical mix-bag from United and the underwhelming display from Chelsea, considering which of their fellow quarterfinalists United and Chelsea will want to avoid, want to draw. We also consider the potential of Spurs. Now that we’ve seen the knockout round performances of the eight surviving clubs, how far can Spurs go in their first Champions League?
We also discuss Jens Lehmann, Michael Jackson, Alex Ferguson and the Europa League fates of Manchester City and Liverpool before looking toward the weekend slate, 10 matches highlighted by the Citizens’ trip to Stamford Bridge. Would Roberto Mancini be better served focusing on Sunday’s match? Or does he have the squad to continue competing on three fronts?