#GameOfTwoHalves Podcast: The big EPL kickoff: Are Chelsea contenders or pretenders?

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)PHOTO: REUTERS
British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes-AMG Petronas (R) and French Formula One driver Esteban Ocon of Renault (L) in action the 2020 Formula One Grand Prix of Italy at the Monza race track, Monza, Italy 06 September 2020.
British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes-AMG Petronas (R) and French Formula One driver Esteban Ocon of Renault (L) in action the 2020 Formula One Grand Prix of Italy at the Monza race track, Monza, Italy 06 September 2020.PHOTO: EPA POOL

#GameOfTwoHalves Ep 99: The big EPL kickoff: Are Chelsea contenders or pretenders?

14:20 mins 

Synopsis: #GameofTwoHalves is The Straits Times' weekly sports podcast that is out every Tuesday.

Money FM's Howie Lim calls up ST assistant sports editor Jonathan Wong and sports correspondent Sazali Abdul Aziz to discuss the following topics:

1. The English Premier League kicks off this weekend, and all eyes are on big-spending Chelsea - is their summer shopping spree enough to turn them into genuine title contenders, or will it backfire on Frank Lampard? And which manager will get the sack first this season?

2. There were some surprises over the weekend in Formula One - Lewis Hamilton finished seventh at the Italian Grand Prix after starting on pole - and the US Open - with huge favourite Novak Djokovic being disqualified after a bizarre incident with a line judge. Our podcasters weigh in on the unexpected turn of events.

Produced by: ST Sports Desk

Edited by: Aw Yao Feng, Nadiah Koh & Penelope Lee

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