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Title Run-in Predictions and Bluffer’s Guide to CSL in FIFA 19: The Chinese Football Podcast

It’s been another tricky international break for Marcelo Lippi’s side – and the pundits have plenty of scorn for the continued selection of an ageing national core when the league is ensuring that U23 players are getting plenty of enforced game-time.

The big discussion this week centres around the return to club football, with a titanic fixture card kicking off the title run-in. We look at the strengths and weaknesses of Guoan, Evergrande and Shanghai International Port Group and predict who we think will edge this see-saw race – before asking listeners to commit their opinions to the record through our weekly Twitter poll. There’s also a look at the crucial six-pointer at the bottom of the table – and could Henan and Chongqing drag any other sides into the dogfight with them?

We wrap up with a tongue-in-cheek look at how to bring the authentic CSL experience into FIFA 19 ahead of its launch – we have squad rules, recommended teams, ideas for replicating punishment bingo and finally answer the big question – who are “the Everton of China”?

The Chinese Football Podcast is hosted by Wild East Football’s Steve Crooks, joined by Chinese football experts Brandon Chemers in Beijing and Cameron Wilson in Shanghai.

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Steve hosts the Chinese Football Podcast, having joined the WEF team as correspondent for Shanghai Shenhua, the side he has followed since moving to Shanghai in 2010. Exiled from the Victorian town-centre idyll of Feethams along with his childhood football team, Steve spent many an (un)happy year on Hongkou's North Terrace along with the Shenhua Element Crew and Blue Devils before relocating to Sydney from where he continues to follow the Chinese game from afar.

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