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Three Potential Replacements for Antonio Conte

Chelsea romped to the Premier League title last term after finishing seven points ahead of their London rivals, Tottenham. The Blues won 30 of the 38 matches, with 13 of them coming consecutively from the start of October to the end of December and Antonio Conte was praised for his ‘three at the back’ tactics that he became known for during his time at Juventus. However, now he is facing the sack as his side sit outside of the Champions League places. Here are three potential managers that may come in to replace him.

Chelsea, the EPL, and the Odds

With only about 11 matches to go for each team, the Premier League is entering its home stretch, and on the surface, a lot of the drama has already been sapped from the finish. Right now, Man City are being tipped to wrap up the Premier League title in record time, 16 points clear at the top with this much time to go. Naturally, this is a little bit of a downer for Chelsea supporters, and for football fans in general.

Do the Stats Support Chelsea’s Apparent Decline?

Eighteen months ago, Chelsea were coming off their worst finish in the Premier League table since 1996. The season ahead offered no Champions League football – a competition in which the Blues have become a mainstay – and the uncertainty of a new manager attempting to right the ship. Everyone knows how that turned out. Chelsea had the title locked up weeks before the season officially ended. With fans expecting a repeat campaign, hopes were high for potentially a third title in four seasons. However, going into this weekend’s match against Southampton, Chelsea sat in third, 11 points back of leaders Manchester City. So, what happened? Have Chelsea taken a slight step back or have other clubs improved around them?

2018 World Cup Draw: How Chelsea Will Be Represented in Russia

The 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals draw was made last week at the Kremlin in Moscow, the main host city for the tournament next summer. The event saw all 32 teams placed into eight different groups. As one of Europe’s biggest sides, Chelsea will have a strong contingent of players on show in Russia. Blues players could feature in up to nine of the nations that will be competing next year and today, we take a look at them.