Emma Saunders is joined by Michael Kightly, Matt Jarvis and Ben Haines to review all the weekend’s action in the Premier League. The panel discuss Bruno Fernandes’ first goal in a Manchester United shirt, and how Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team are ready to join the party for a Champions League spot. They also look at who has the edge, Mikel Arteta or Carlo Ancelotti, as Arsenal hosted Everton in the late kick off on Sunday. VAR raises its head (again), and the guys put forward their cases as to why they want Kevin De Bruyne to take the penalties for Manchester City. Not only that the pod also explores the clubs facing relegation, and the ones that could pull themselves out of the danger zone.
VAR from perfect
Mark Chapman rounds up a controversial day in the Premier League with VAR taking centre stage. Andy Reid, Matt Upson and Dion Dublin react to Giovani lo Celso somehow avoiding red for a tackle on Cesar Azpilicueta. Chelsea manager Frank Lampard doesn't hold back when asked for his thoughts on the decision. John Murray and Michael Kightly have a penalty decision to debate at the King Power and Eddie Howe isn't happy after Bournemouth have two goals disallowed at Burnley. There's reaction to another defeat for Aston Villa and George Elek rounds up the big stories in the football league.
The Big Weekend Preview Pod
There’s no Jermaine Jenas this week, so Darren Fletcher is joined by ex-Man City and Chelsea winger Shaun Wright-Phillips and former Newcastle midfielder Kieron Dyer.
They look ahead to the weekend’s games, including Jose Mourinho’s return to Stamford Bridge with Tottenham, and ask if Leicester v Man City is the most irrelevant game between second and third in the Premier League.
Former Newcastle head coach John Carver joins the pod to look at how his old side are positioned ahead of the run-in. And the panel look at whether Wolves should prioritise the Premier League or Europa League.
Euro Leagues: Haaland - a freakish footballer on Fat Thursday
As Germany celebrates Fat Thursday, Steve Crossman, Mina Rzouki, Rafa Honigstein and Archie Rhind-Tutt discuss a youngster who feasts on goals as they reflect on the return of the Champions League. Plus - why Martin Braithwaite's move to Barcelona might be a dream for him but seems unfair on Leganes.
Spurs silenced but Pep talks
Spurs are blanked by RB Leipzig as they struggle without a recognised striker in their last-16 tie in the Champions League. Rob Green and Chris Waddle join Mark Chapman to discuss whether Jose Mourinho's are side good enough to play that way, how valuable a Fernando Llorente-type option might be right now, and being 'caught between two stalls' in their defensive set-up.
Plus, we hear from Pep Guardiola who announces he will '100%' remain at Manchester City when speaking for first time since the club's UEFA ban was announced.