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Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Firms suspend betting on Conte leaving Chelsea after defeat by Watford

Luis Enrique favourite to be next boss at Stamford Bridge

Watford thrashed Chelsea 4-1
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Antonio Conte was 1-8 with Betway on Tuesday morning to be the next Premier League manager to leave his current position after his Chelsea side were thrashed 4-1 by Watford at Vicarage Road.

Betfair were quoting 1-4 that Conte is the next Premier League manager to leave his current position, with most other firms having suspended the market.

It was billed as a must-win game for Conte but the champions made a shocking start with Tiemoue Bakayoko sent off after just 30 minutes before things got much worse.

Troy Deeney's penalty shortly before half-time put the 21-4 outsiders ahead and Watford were barely troubled until Eden Hazard looked to have saved a point for Chelsea with a superb strike with nine minutes remaining.

However, from that moment the Blues fell to pieces.

Daryl Janmaat put Watford back in front and further goals from Gerard Deulofeu and Roberto Pereyra completed a humiliating night for Conte, coming just days after the 3-0 home loss to Bournemouth last Wednesday.


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Fourth-placed Chelsea have a one-point advantage over Tottenham in the race for Champions League qualification and bet365 shoved the Blues out to 4-6 to finish in the top four. Spurs are 8-11 and Arsenal have been trimmed to 5-1.

Coral are betting on the next Chelsea manager and make Luis Enrique their 2-1 favourite, with former Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti 3-1 to make a return. 

Guus Hiddink, who has had two spells in charge at Stamford Bridge is 4-1, while Diego Simeone and Thomas Tuchel are 7-1 shots.


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Coral are betting on the next Chelsea manager and make Luis Enrique their 2-1 favourite, with former Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti 3-1 to make a return
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