Both Chelsea and Everton are feeling the blues at the moment. Chelsea may have reached the last 16 of the Europa League but their manager Maurizio Sarri is still in big trouble. The same applies to Marco Silva at Everton who is on thin ice indeed if his team can’t get some wins soon. Will one of them be the next manager to leave a Premier League club?
A Europa League win over Malmo was a welcome relief for Chelsea but the future of their manager Maurizio Sarri remains in doubt. Sunday sees Chelsea take on Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final. They are 11/4 (3.75) to lift the trophy but will still be having nightmares of their recent 6-0 defeat at the Etihad.
Winning the Carabao Cup might give Sarri a bit of breathing space but you sense that he’ll be on his way sooner rather than later. Sarri is 1/4 (1.25) at Betfair to be the next Premier League manager to leave their club.
Once the cup final is over, he has to start preparing his team for a home league game against Tottenham. Defeats in both games might just see him leaving the Bridge long before he wants to.
Silva in Deep Trouble
Everton again spent a great deal of money last summer and finally got their hands on Marco Silva to manage them. It’s not gone to plan for the Toffees and they start this weekend down in ninth place.
They’ve lost nine league games since the start of December. Losses at Cardiff and in the Merseyside derby could get Silva the axe. He’s 10/1 (11.0) at SkyBet to be the next Premier League manager to part ways with their club.
Perhaps teams should stop playing in blue, though it doesn’t seem to be hurting Manchester City! Leicester City are also sliding down the table and are 12th at present. Four out of their last five league games have ended in defeat. They play Crystal Palace, Brighton, Fulham and Burnley in the next few weeks.
More losses could see them battling relegation (they are currently eight points above the bottom three) and the panic button might just get pressed. Manager Claude Puel is 11/1 (12.0) at Paddy Power to be the next to leave and they look worth a gamble.