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Colchonero Chat 74: The Chelsea catastrophe

Jeremy Beren and Carlo Valladares try to explain what went wrong in Atlético’s home defeat in the Champions League.

Atletico Madrid v Chelsea FC - UEFA Champions League Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Carlo Valladares (@C_V_News) is a football journalist, tactics writer and Atlético Madrid supporter. He is also the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat, where he joins Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren) to analyze Atlético’s Champions League loss to Chelsea. The podders discuss the Antonio Conte — Diego Simeone tactical battle, why Conte’s perfect game plan overcame Simeone’s multiple adjustments and formation changes and why the play on the pitch was not as lopsided as it looked. Carlo and Jeremy also wonder how much the stunning defeat affects Atleti’s chances to qualify from Group C and how the matchday six rematch may look.

The guys also preview Saturday’s game at Butarque against surprising Leganés in what will be an important bounce-back opportunity for the mattress makers and take your questions, including finding a solution to Simeone’s right back problem and the latest on young Argentine striker Lautaro Martínez, who is set to join Atlético in January.

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