England: Premier League
In the 3rd decade of August the information had come that the chief coach of Chelsea Antonio Conte is going to be dismissed and that he will be replaced by the coach from Borussia Dortmund Thomas Tuchel.
But then Chelsea has won over Everton (2:0) on Stamford home arena. And now the formal reason for dismissal of the Italian specialist has vanished. Only famous boss of Milan Silvio Berlusconi was able to dismiss the coach-champion Fabio Capello with formulation “due to constant unattractive wins with the score 1:0”.
Chelsea (the head coach Antonio Conte)
The fans of Chelsea are lucky as the club from London was smart enough not to do things like that and that is why the coach-champion of the last season is still heading the football club. Nevertheless, the coach wasn’t invited to take part in negotiations, concerning the transfer of the midfielder from Everton Ross Barkley. And this fact suggests that the possible Conte’s dismissal will happen after Chelsea’s defeat.
Now Chelsea is taking the 6th position. The champion has 6 points after two victories in three matches over Tottenham (2:1) and Everton (2:0).
Leicester (the head coach Craig Shakespeare)
The hosts of “King Power” arena are now in absolutely different situation. Let’s remind that the Foxes have lost twice (away matches against Arsenal (4:3) and MU (2:0) in three last matches. And now they take only the 16th place after the victory over Brighton (2:0) with 3 points.
But there are also positive moments. Firstly, Leicester had reached the 3rd round of the League Cup, having won over Sheffield United with the score (1:4). And secondly, ex-champion had managed to save its best attacking half-back Algerian Riyad Mahrez. And that is why Mahrez- Vardy will play in the team.
Now the main intrigue of the battle of two last champions of EPL is in possible winning of hosts and the opportunity to dismiss Antonio Conte. But this time, the team doesn’t want to make fools of itself as it did two years ago during dismissal of José Mourinho.
In the first round of season 2015/2016 by concurrence of circumstances the current coach of MU was dismissed to Chelsea after the defeat of EPL 2015 champion to Leicester (2:1).
Leicester – 4.65, draw – 3.85, Chelsea – 1.83;
Our tip: Chelsea - odds 1.83 Pinnacle