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Mark Chapman is alongside World Cup winner, Cesc Fabregas, former Manchester City and Real Salt Lake defender Nedum Onuoha and Statman Dave to give insight and stories from the Premier League.

Planet Premier League delves into the biggest stories from some of the biggest clubs in Europe including the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Arsenal, Everton, West Ham, Aston Villa, Newcastle and many more.

Want to know why Erling Haaland's xG is so high? What Mo Salah's heat map is like week to week? Kevin de Bruyne's pass completion rate? Virgil van Dijk's clean sheets? Bukayo Saka's goal and assist rates? There's plenty of tactical breakdowns every week on the pod.

Is the Premier League the biggest league in the world and how is soccer viewed outside of the UK? How does it compare to the likes of La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1?

And with the success of English clubs in Europe, what knock on effect does the Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League have on the Premier League?

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Mark Chapman, Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha and Statman Dave are joined by former Arsenal and Manchester City star Gael Clichy to look ahead to a huge final day of the Premier League season. After City’s victory over Tottenham on Tuesday, is the title race effectively over, or will nerves get the better of them against West Ham? Gael shares his memories of winning the title in dramatic fashion in 2012, and what it was like to play in Arsenal’s Invincibles side. Plus, we discuss Aston Villa and Unai Emery’s achievement of reaching the Champions League. To get involved in the podcast you can email planetpremierleague@bbc.co.uk or you can send us a message or voicenote on WhatsApp at +443306781078.
Mark Chapman, Premier League winner Cesc Fàbregas, former Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha, and Statman Dave reflect on Arsenal’s 1-0 victory against Manchester United, which takes the title race down to the final day of the season. How impressive have Arsenal been, especially defensively with the pairing of Saliba and Gabriel? We also preview Manchester City’s catch-up game at Tottenham. Can Spurs do their North London rivals a favour by taking points off City? Plus, Cesc reflects on his success with Como, who have been promoted to Serie A. To get involved in the podcast you can email planetpremierleague@bbc.co.uk or you can send us a message or voice note on WhatsApp at +443306781078.
Mark Chapman, Premier League winner Cesc Fabregas, former Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha, and Statman Dave preview the key matches in the Premier League title run-in. We discuss Manchester City’s visit to Fulham. How tough a challenge will Marco Silva’s team be for the champions? Arsenal meanwhile visit Manchester United. Can United bounce back after their 4-0 defeat to Crystal Palace? We also talk about the pressure of playing after your title rivals, and how City and Arsenal’s respective arch-rivals could play a part in deciding where the title goes. Plus, Cesc, Nedum and Statman Dave give their thoughts on David Moyes’ confirmed departure from West Ham, and the reports that Julen Lopetegui is set to take over. To get involved in the podcast you can email planetpremierleague@bbc.co.uk or you can send us a message or voicenote on WhatsApp at +443306781078.
Mark Chapman, World Cup winner Cesc Fabregas, former Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha, and Statman Dave react to the week’s Champions League action and talk all things Premier League. We discuss Jadon Sancho, whose performance for Borussia Dortmund was praised after a difficult couple of seasons at parent club, Manchester United. Cesc, Nedum and Statman Dave also talk about the title battle, and whether Manchester City or Arsenal have the upper hand. Plus, we look at Arsenal’s opponents this weekend, Bournemouth. How good a job has Andoni Iraola done at the club? We also discuss Cesc’s obsession with watered pitches, the intricacies of playing out from the back, and the Premier League relegation battle. To get involved in the podcast you can email planetpremierleague@bbc.co.uk or you can send us a message or voicenote on WhatsApp at +443306781078.
Mark Chapman, World Cup winner Cesc Fàbregas, former Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha, and Statman Dave react to Arsenal’s 5-0 win over Chelsea. Is the title race back alive? And are Arsenal in a better place now than they were at this stage last season? Cesc, Nedum and Statman Dave also talk about Arne Slot, who is being linked with the Liverpool job as Jürgen Klopp's successor. Is he the right fit? And do we focus too much on the characteristics of prospective new managers? Plus, we reminisce on derby memories ahead of Sunday’s battle of North London. Statman reminds us of the time Cesc got one over Nedum in a hotly contested derby. And we also discuss West Ham, and whether the pressure on David Moyes is justified. To get involved in the podcast you can email planetpremierleague@bbc.co.uk or you can send us a message or voicenote on WhatsApp at +443306781078.
Mark Chapman, World Cup winner Cesc Fàbregas, former Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha, and Statman Dave discuss the Premier League title race. Is it over following defeats for Arsenal and Liverpool? How do both bounce back? Cesc and Nedum also talk penalty arguments, following the fallout from Chelsea’s win over Everton. Cesc recounts a memory from his international career with Spain, while also talking about the famous spot kick mix-up between Thierry Henry and Robert Pires during his time at Arsenal. Plus, how much of a prospect is Manchester United’s Kobbie Mainoo? To get involved in the podcast you can email planetpremierleague@bbc.co.uk or you can send us a message or voicenote on WhatsApp at +443306781078.
Mark Chapman, World Cup winner Cesc Fàbregas, former Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha, and Statman Dave react to the week’s Champions League action. Will Manchester City edge Real Madrid in the second leg? Are Arsenal the favourites heading to Germany? And should the Gunners have conceded a penalty in the first leg? Also, will not winning the title be a failure for any of the Premier League top three? Plus, Cesc and Nedum discuss the pros and cons of touchline coaching, and the impact of touchline bans. To get involved in the podcast you can email planetpremierleague@bbc.co.uk or you can send us a message or voicenote on WhatsApp at +443306781078.
Mark Chapman, World Cup winner Cesc Fàbregas, and Statman Dave are joined by former Arsenal, Everton and England winger Theo Walcott. We discuss Cole Palmer’s influence at Chelsea after he equalled Cesc’s number of goals and assists in his debut season at the club. Also, Cesc and Theo give their thoughts on the title battle. We break down Brighton’s style of play under Roberto De Zerbi, and ask if he can be as influential if he moves on to another club. Plus, how can Everton turn their form around after they extended their winless run to 13 Premier League matches? To get involved in the podcast you can email planetpremierleague@bbc.co.uk or you can send us a message or voicenote on WhatsApp at +443306781078.
Former Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha, World Cup winner Cesc Fàbregas, and Statman Dave are joined by yet another World Cup winner, former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Petit, to look ahead to Manchester City v Arsenal. What are the key battles? Is Guardiola v Arteta the master against the apprentice? Also, how important is Declan Rice to Arsenal’s solidity? And should Rodri have won the Ballon d’Or last season? Plus, away from Manchester City v Arsenal, do Manchester United need a new manager to ensure success in the future? To get involved in the podcast you can email planetpremierleague@bbc.co.uk or you can send us a message or voicenote on WhatsApp at +443306781078.
Mark Chapman, World Cup winner Cesc Fabregas, former Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha, and Statman Dave answer your questions! Is the international break disruptive to a player? Who were the best leaders Cesc and Nedum played with? And Statman Dave gives us his statistical England XI. Plus, how has Mikel Arteta turned Arsenal’s fortunes around? Which legend do the guys wish they had played with? And who was the most flexible in-game coach Cesc worked under? And the big question, has Cesc watched The Full Monty yet? To get involved in the podcast you can email planetpremierleague@bbc.co.uk or you can send us a message or voicenote on WhatsApp at +443306781078.
Mark Chapman, World Cup winner Cesc Fabregas, former Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha, and Statman Dave discuss Tottenham’s season so far, and analyse the tactics of ‘Ange-Ball’. We also reflect on the week in football, talking Van Dijk v Haaland, and Arsenal’s progression in the Champions League. Plus they look ahead to the FA Cup quarter finals. As they take on Liverpool, is the competition a priority for Manchester United? And what has gone wrong at Newcastle this season, ahead of their match at Manchester City?Finally, Chappers asks the questions on everyone’s mind… has Cesc Fabregas ever watched The Full Monty? To get involved in the podcast you can email planetpremierleague@bbc.co.uk or you can send us a message or voicenote on WhatsApp at +443306781078.
Mark Chapman is joined by World Cup winner Cesc Fabregas, former Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha, as well as Statman Dave, to look ahead to the game of the season so far, Liverpool v Manchester City. We’re joined by former Manchester United, City and Denmark goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel to preview the clash. Will Klopp or Guardiola alter their playing style? Is Phil Foden the best player in the Premier League this season? And how will the Haaland v Van Dijk battle take shape? Plus, we reminisce about famous title matches of the past. To get involved in the podcast you can email planetpremierleague@bbc.co.uk or you can send us a message or voicenote on WhatsApp at +443306781078.
Mark Chapman is joined by World Cup winner, Cesc Fabregas, former Manchester City defender, Nedum Onuoha, as well as Statman Dave to look ahead to the weekend’s Premier League action, including Liverpool’s trip to Nottingham Forest and the Manchester derby. Will Liverpool’s youngsters continue their great form, or should they be left alone? We look ahead to Manchester City vs Manchester United, and ask whether United can stop their city rivals by playing on the counter attack. Plus, will playing on a Monday night impact Arsenal in the title race? To get involved you can send us a message or voicenote on WhatsApp at +443306781078, or you can email planetpremierleague@bbc.co.uk.
Mark Chapman is joined by World Cup winner, Cesc Fabregas, former Manchester City defender, Nedum Onuoha, as well as Statman Dave to look ahead to the Carabao Cup Final between Chelsea and Liverpool.Who will win the tactical battle between Mauricio Pochettino and Jurgen Klopp? They talk about the emergence of Conor Bradley and Enzo Fernandez's role in Chelsea's midfield.Plus, they discuss Manchester United’s recent good form, and Rasmus Hojlund’s goalscoring exploits. To get involved in the podcast you can email planetpremierleague@bbc.co.uk or you can send us a message or voicenote on WhatsApp at +443306781078.
Mark Chapman, Cesc Fabregas, Nedum Onuoha, and Statman Dave ask whether Chelsea can play on the counter ahead of their match with Manchester City.How does Erling Haaland come back from being criticised by Pep Guardiola for his body language? There's also plenty of praise for Luton's Ross Barkley, and how is Nedum feeling after Ivory Coast's victory at the Africa Cup of Nations?To get involved in the podcast you can send us your voice notes and messages on WhatsApp +443306781078. Or you can email us at planetpremierleague@bbc.co.uk.
Mark Chapman, Cesc Fabregas, Nedum Onuoha, and Statman Dave are talking Aston Villa’s season so far and Chelsea’s poor form on this week’s pod.They talk about the best Premier League 4-4 draws and Cesc and Nedum tell us whether players eye a new manager up in the dressing room. Plus, with Statman Dave’s new found fame, we ask if he should have got the call over Kim Kardashian to announce the opening game of the 2026 Men’s World Cup.To get involved in the podcast you can email us at planetpremierleague@bbc.co.uk. You can also send us your voice notes and messages on WhatsApp +443306781078.
Mark Chapman, Cesc Fabregas, and Nedum Onuoha look ahead to the game of the weekend, Arsenal v Liverpool. With the news of Jurgen Klopp's departure, they explore what he's brought to the Premier League. Plus, they talk about the January transfer window, and Cesc reveals the one match from his career he wishes he could change the outcome of. To get involved in the podcast you can email your questions to planetpremierleague@bbc.co.uk.
Mark Chapman is joined by World Cup winner, Cesc Fabregas, former Manchester City defender, Nedum Onuoha, as well as Statman Dave to give insight and stories from the Premier League. This week, the team analyse Arsenal’s set pieces, and discuss how valuable set piece coaching is. Plus, they talk about the Africa Cup of Nations, and look ahead to the fourth round of the FA Cup. To get involved in the podcast you can email planetpremierleague@bbc.co.uk and pose your questions to Cesc and Nedum.
Mark Chapman is joined by World Cup winner, Cesc Fabregas, former Manchester City defender, Nedum Onuoha, as well as Statman Dave to give insight and stories from the Premier League. This week the team analyse the influence Kevin De Bruyne has for Manchester City following his return from injury. Plus, they look ahead to Liverpool’s encounter with Bournemouth and ponder how Jurgen Klopp’s side will cope without star attacker Mohamed Salah who is on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations. You can get involved in the podcast as well: email planetpremierleague@bbc.co.uk and pose your questions to Cesc and Nedum.
Mark Chapman is joined by Cesc Fabregas & Nedum Onuoha to talk Premier League
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