It’s Monday again which means it’s time for ‘Morning Mix’ – our weekly football column with a bit of music thrown in for good measure.
We look at two talking points from the past week and point you in the direction of some of the best football stories elsewhere on the internet.
We also offer a top tune recommendation to get you in the mood for the week ahead and what to watch out for over the coming days. Let’s get stuck in!
Tottenham game could be make-or-break for Potter
Chelsea’s dismal 1-0 home defeat against Southampton on Saturday left some fans asking whether they should be worried about relegation.
While it’s unlikely the Blues will end up battling against the drop, their woeful form under manager Graham Potter is a cause for concern.
Many Chelsea supporters are unconvinced that Potter is the right man for the job, despite the club’s owners insisting he is a long-term appointment.
Potter desperately needs a positive result at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. A defeat there and the hierarchy may have to rethink their position.
Wolves not out of the woods yet
A run of three wins in four games had Wolverhampton Wanderers fans dreaming about powering away from the relegation zone.
They came back down to earth with a bang over the weekend, suffering a disappointing 1-0 home defeat against fellow strugglers Bournemouth.
The south coast side’s gameplan was clear to see from the outset – park the bus, nab a goal and then time-waste as if your life depended on it.
Wolves had plenty of the ball but were unable to draw level. A lack of goals could cost them dearly this season – they’re not out of the woods yet.
The week that was
Are you looking for the best football stories from the past seven days? Check these out:
- Manchester United takeover: It is not wrong to question Qatar’s bid – and we will.
- A stain on France: Police brutality against football fans has become systemic.
- Man City scandal is not about fair play – it’s about fraud.
Today’s top tune
Dundee indie band The View have returned with a bang after an eight-year gap with new song Feels Like. It’s a belter!
What to watch this week
Two successive victories and Liverpool’s fanboys are starting to get moist. Tuesday’s Champions League tie against Real Madrid will tell us whether they are ‘back’ or not.
A final Morning Mix thought
So Gary Lineker thinks Newcastle United goalkeeper Nick Pope should be allowed to play in the Carabao Cup final after being red-carded against Liverpool?
No he shouldn’t. If the former Burnley stopper is brainless enough to get himself sent off with his team already 2-0 down, he deserves to miss out this weekend.
- Man United ready mega bid for Tottenham striker Harry Kane
- Tottenham director Fabio Paratici opens up on Conte’s exit, plays down search for replacement
- England Under-21s: 5 players who could break into the first team for Euro 2024
- Arsenal and Brentford want Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Jesper Lindstrom
- Manchester City captain Ilkay Gundogan undecided about his future