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First managerial casualties of the season are Scott Parker (Bournemouth) after a 9-0 drubbing by Liverpool and Jack Ross (Dundee Utd) after a 9-0 drubbing by Celtic.
Parker, for me, could have gone for wearing that cardigan! While Ross who is an ex Sunderland Manager sees his erstwhile club also managerless after Stoke City tempted him away from the SoL with tainted Bet356 money.
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Seems the friction between Parker and the board over transfers and his comments after the Liverpool game are what led to his dismissal. They were always favourites to go down and cant really spend like the other new teams have, especially Forest.

But result wise, beating Villa was a bonus and no-one expected them to get anything against Man City, Arsenal and Liverpool.

But they are clearly going to struggle this season and it will be interesting to see who takes over - if anyone wants to. Sean Dyche seems to be favourite, but I can't see why he would want to go there. I think he will be looking for a club that has greater ambition and potential than Bournemouth.  Being honest, I don't think Parker fancied it with so little invested in new players and he leaves with his reputation as a manager intact, to fight another day somewhere else.


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Now Tuchel is sacked. After letting him sign Fofana and  Cucurella at an inflated price and Arsenal reject  33 yo Aubameyang  fior £10m  they sack him after 1 CL defeat in Zagreb. Who wiill they appoint now?
In my opinion they have talented players in Mount, Havertz and Pulisic but don't seem to get the best out of them
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Now Tuchel is sacked. After letting him sign Fofana and  Cucurella at an inflated price and Arsenal reject  33 yo Aubameyang  fior £10m  they sack him after 1 CL defeat in Zagreb. Who wiill they appoint now?
In my opinion they have talented players in Mount, Havertz and Pulisic but don't seem to get the best out of them

Last night was painful to watch, but so has much of this season. I dont know what's happened at Chelsea, but it's not been good since the first game againt Everton, when we simply didn't look well prepared, or even fit enough. Constant changes in formation and personnel hasn't helped and selling Gilmour caused such a negative response, that Tuchel had to offer an explanation on the Chelsea app as to why he sanctioned the move. What he had to say didn't impress me. Neither did agreeing to Hudson-Odoi going on loan . He was just the player needed last night to get behind the defence. Something we generally lack. There are many that feel he doesn't really rate Gallagher, but there would have been riots if he had been allowed to leave after what he achieved at Palace last season. And whilst he has featured, not once as he played in his favoured position. Most performances have been turgid, predictable, one dimensional fare and the players haven't looked happy on the pitch for some time. James was openly mocking Ziyech at one stage last night, rightly so, I should add.

It's a shame as I saw Tuchel the long term manager the fans crave, but last season ended disappointingly, and it's been even worse this season - and he doesn't seem to have any answers.

Most of the signings have been good, especially Fofana, and they will be an asset whoever comes in, although Koulibaly ain't no Rudiger. The jury is out on Auba.

Why Auba was selected last night, with only 8 minutes game time this season  and a broken jaw is beyond comprehension and an example of how much Tuchel had lost his way. It just defies logic. Bringing Ziyech on wasn't much better and he was awful.

So we start again. Nothing new there. I think Chelsea fans would welcome Potter.


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How much longer will Brendon Rogers last at Leicester?


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How much longer will Brendon Rogers last at Leicester?

I think he would be happy with the sack. Theres no future with no investment on the playing side and the future doesn't look good - and he knows it.