Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti is the favourite to replace Antonio Conte, according to the Express.
It seems absurd to even suggest that Conte could be on his way out, having convincingly won the Premier League title just five months ago. However, ever since the Blues lifted the trophy, there has been a grey cloud hovering over the club, and the Express believe that it could force Conte out the exit door.
Ancelotti’s time in SW6 was staggering similar to Conte’s. He smashed records in winning the title in his debut season, but fell short the next time around and felt the full wrath of the unforgiving Roman Abramovich.
The Express claim that he could now be given a second shot at success at Chelsea. They note that betting firm William Hill has him now as the favourite to replace Conte, with ex-Borussia Dortmund chief Thomas Tuchel the second favourite.
Best case scenario, Conte stays, but if he does depart, there’s few better options to replace him that King Carlo.