Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez has spoken positively about his previous stint managing Chelsea. In November 2012, the Blues appointed the Spaniard as their interim boss until the end of the 2012/13 season following the sacking of Roberto Di Matteo.
Chelsea have blown hot and cold this season under Maurizio Sarri. Should the worst-case scenario occur and the Blues fail to secure major silverware as well as finish outside the top four, it is likely that the Italian tactician will be sacked. The West Londoners do not have a reputation for having patience with managers and if Sarri fails to meet his requirements, they will not hesitate to dispense with him.
Nathan Ake has said Jose Mourinho left him “broken” as a player after the Portuguese manager dropped him to the second team when the two were at Chelsea.
Antonio Conte is not expected to see the summer through as Chelsea boss following the end to their devastating season and the media have been speculating in their droves about who could be the potential successor to try to rectify the problems they have had.