Chelsea vs West Brom
West Brom, bottom of the Premier League, will be looking to stage a shock at Stamford Bridge on Monday night.
As for Chelsea, they need three points to leapfrog Tottenham and Liverpool back into the top four.
But is anyone confident that Chelsea will beat West Brom?
The 4-1 defeat to Watford last week left many doubting how Chelsea’s season will end.
Antonio Conte vs ‘stupid’ Chelsea
The big story in the Sunday Times was that Antonio Conte fired another warning shot at his club.
Asked for his reaction on stories linking Chelsea with a managerial change, Conte warned the club to avoid doing something “stupid” like sacking him.
On the current situation at Stamford Bridge, the Italian commented:
There are two ways. There is a stupid way and an intelligent way.
TOMORROW'S FRONT COVER | May scores two in hard-fought win over Wales | Conte: Chelsea would be 'stupid' to sack me | Mourinho: Maybe I have to cry like Pep#tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/wpDQKdWczC
— Sunday Times Sport (@ST_Sport) February 10, 2018
Alan Shearer on Chelsea & Watford
On Monday morning in the Sun, Alan Shearer has looked into the situation at Chelsea.
For Shearer, Chelsea’s policy of sacking and appointing managers is working.
Indeed, the Match of the Day pundit thinks that Chelsea may be correct to sack Conte if they lost to West Brom tonight:
In 15 years at the helm owner Roman Abramovich has had TEN different managers.
Two of them — Mourinho and Guus Hiddink — have had two spells and six of them have won silverware.
Abramovich’s hire-and-fire policy has brought in five titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups and the all-important Champions League in May 2012 which did not even keep Roberto Di Matteo in a job beyond the following November.
Look elsewhere and we see a similar trend bearing fruit.
Watford are on their fourth manager in less than three years but have retained their place in the Premier League against the odds since going up in May 2015.