On this edition of the World Soccer Talk podcast, Richard Farley and Nipun Chopra look back at the return of Champions League, with Chelsea putting in one of their best performances of the season during a close loss at Paris Saint-Germain. The hosts also talk about Wayne Rooney’s injury, Eden Hazard’s nod toward PSG, as well as a busy Thursday for Premier League teams in Europa League.

In the second half of the show, Richard and Nipun consider whether the Premier League’s results in Europe and diminishing UEFA coefficient will do anything to the league’s stature around the world. Does the Premier League need to maintain its credentials on the field to stay the world’s most prestigious league? Or has the league developed a model that insulates it from the problems that have hurt Italy and other leagues?

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