Chelsea fate in the balance

The Blues are now 33/1 to retain their trophy.

Sky Bet make Chelsea 2/1 to qualify from UEFA Champions League Group E following their dismal 3-0 defeat to Juventus in Turin on Tuesday.

The Champions League holders were 1/10 favourites to seal their passage to the second round when the draw was originally made, but two defeats on the road has seen them slip to third in their group behind Juventus and Shakhtar Donetsk with one game remaining.

The Blues are now 33/1 to retain their trophy, while Pep Guardiola has been installed as the 5/4 favourite to be the next permanent manager of Chelsea with boss Roberto Di Matteo the 4/1 second favourite to be the first Premier League manager to go.

Chelsea host FC Nordsjaelland in their last group game and will be short odds to pick up three points, but they will hope Group E leaders Shakhtar record a victory against Juventus and not settle for the draw, which will be a short price.

Sky Bet Football Trader Chris Spicer told Fotball Betting News: “Di Matteo’s on a bad run both domestically and in Europe, and their Champions League progress is now out of their hands.

“They now need to beat Nordsjaelland and hope Shakhtar beat Juventus in their final group game to avoid becoming the first holders to be eliminated in the group stage.

“Whilst we don’t expect any drastic decisions to come out of Stamford Bridge anytime soon, there’s demand for the market so we’ve opened the betting on the next Chelsea boss.”

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Written By:- Jaymes Monte (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 21/11/2012 - 09:03 AM
Filed in:- Chelsea Betting News, Chelsea

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