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

17:45 We 21Feb SKY

Leganes v Real Madrid

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • La Liga games at Leganes average just 1.9 goals per game this season
Expert verdict
Despite their domestic struggles, Real Madrid have only lost one match away from home in La Liga this season and they should have too much for city rivals Leganes. The hosts knocked Los Blancos out of the Copa del Rey recently, which should spur Zinedine's Zidane's team into wanting revenge, but they might not destroy a team who have only conceded nine goals at Butarque.



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