The John Dykes Show: Title destined for Manchester?

Welcome and thank you for joining us for our coverage of episode 22 of the John Dykes Show. The broadcast itself can be followed by simply clicking this link. Alternatively, if you can’t watch the show, we’ll keep you updated right here.

21:15 Thats a wrap

Thank you for joining us. After a relatively dull weekend of Premier League football, Dykes, as usual, found some very interesting takeaways. Catch us again on Wednesday for more analysis of the Premier League.

21:05: Team of the week – it was a bun fight for defensive positions but Manchester City and Manchester United players dominated the attacking slots in Dykes’ Team Of The Week.

Great to see Burnley’s saviour Nick Pope in the mix.

21:00: Liverpool have defensive problems but they are still in it says avid fan – Daniel Ogunshakin.

It’s early doors, no need to panic after Burnley result.

20:55 Or was it just that Arsenal never allowed them to play and maybe the Gunners were the ones who left Stamford Bridge disappointed?

Brilliant input from The Guardian’s Dominic Fifield.

20:50: What went wrong for Chelsea? Dykes unpacks their 0-0 draw with Arsenal

… Morata needs time but he wont get it!

20:40: United like to leave it late, but isn’t that risky?

… will that approach work in their upcoming fixtures?

20:30: We are underway

20:25: A weekend of stalemates but who will be less stale?


There were five draws this weekend in Premier League Action. Were West Ham, Liverpool, Leicester, Spurs and Chelsea the real losers though?

20:15: Merry in Manchester?


Manchester United and Manchester City sit pretty at the top of the Premier League table after five rounds of matches but who has what it takes to go all the way? Dykes got some great feedback on his Twitter account.

20:00: The talking points


Among tonight’s major talking points will be who is the better equipped Manchester outfit to challenge for the Premier League this season and who really let points slip on a weekend of draws. Surely Arsenal will be happy with a point at Stamford Bridge? Liverpool and Spurs, not so much?