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Chelsea Mike’d Up Podcast: FA Cup Semi-final Reaction & Claude Makelele Interview

Chelsea is headed to Wembley for an FA Cup Final, and Chelsea Mike’d Up is here to celebrate with you. The official club podcast is dissecting the big win over Manchester United on Sunday before Chelsea FC legend Claude Makelele joins to talk about the season thus far.

First, host Mike Ryan Ruiz serenades Chris Wittyngham with a few celebratory chants before getting into the meat of the match. Then, the duo discusses the growth of Frank Lampard as a manager, how he’s met lofty expectations, and if the club can challenge Liverpool and Manchester City for the Premier League title next season. 

Mike and Chris then welcome legend Claude Makelele to Chelsea Mike’d Up for the first time. Formerly a stalwart midfielder, the Frenchman now serves as Technical Mentor at the club for our young players. In his interview, Makelele discusses his playing days, the comparisons of himself to N’Golo Kante and his assessment of Lampard’s first season as manager.

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