Eden Hazard 7-4 for
Real Madrid switch

ANTONIO CONTE appears set to fight on as Chelsea manager after receiving backing from Blues players in the wake of Monday's shocking 4-1 Premier League defeat at Watford.

He remains hot favourite to be the next Premier League manager to lose his job, however, after Chelsea followed a 3-0 defeat at home to Bournemouth with the dismal effort at Vicarage Road.

Conte was cut from 2-1 to 1-8 in Betway's next manager to go market and at one stage the firm were offering just 1-2 that the Italian would be gone before next Monday's match at home to West Brom.

On Tuesday afternoon reports from the club suggested that his job is not under immediate threat but that hasn't stopped people speculating about who might replace him.

Former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique was the early 2-1 favourite in Coral's next Chelsea manager market while previous Blues managers Carlo Ancelotti and Guus Hiddink were also high on the list at 3-1 and 4-1.

Plenty of Chelsea players struggled at Vicarage Road but Eden Hazard capped an excellent individual performance with a superb goal and continues to attract interest from some of Europe's biggest clubs.

Coral are betting on Hazard's next club and make Real Madrid the 7-4 favourites.

Leeds have acted quickly in their managerial search by replacing Thomas Christiansen with Paul Heckingbottom.

Heckingbottom has left Yorkshire rivals Barnsley after a 20-month spell in charge.

Barnsley have installed Paul Harsley as caretaker manager. Lincoln gaffer Danny Cowley was the early 6-4 favourite in Sky Bet's next Barnsley manager market with Simon Grayson next best at 11-4.

Match in Focus

19:45 Sa 26May

Real Madrid v Liverpool

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Real have won just one of their last four Champions League meetings against English opposition
Expert verdict
Real Madrid have lifted the Champions League in three of the past four seasons but they could struggle to retain their crown against a lively Liverpool. Real have been the dominant force in Europe, with last year’s 4-1 thumping of Juventus in the final in Cardiff showcasing their superiority. However, Zinedine Zidane’s men have not bumped into a front three like the Reds’ often - Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane have netted 29 of their 40 Champions League goals this season - and they are vulnerable to the counter-attack.

 

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