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David Prutton's Sky Bet Championship predictions

Bristol City host Huddersfield and Watford face Millwall on Tuesday night; Barnsley vs Cardiff, Coventry vs Sheffield Wednesday, Middlesbrough vs Rotherham, Swansea vs Brentford on Wednesday night EFL Expert & Columnist Monday 25 January 2021 15:23, UK Who is David Prutton tipping for victory in the Sky Bet Championship in the midweek round of fixtures? Find out here… Bristol City vs Huddersfield, Tuesday 7pm It’s three wins from the last

Roman Abramovich has been put off Max Allegri as Chelsea's next manager

Max Allegri is unlikely to be the new Chelsea boss with Roman Abramovich having been put off the Italian. Allegri has been out of work for over a year, leaving Juventus in the summer of 2019. He won five consecutive Serie A titles while in Turin, also lifting the Coppa Italia on four occasions. Though the 53-year-old is not believed to be high on Abramovich’s wish-list with Frank Lampard having

Brendan Rodgers weighs in on Chelsea sacking Frank Lampard after Leicester play key role

Chelsea: Five failings that cost Lampard his job Brendan Rodgers has given his verdict on Frank Lampard’s sacking as Chelsea manager – saying the club legend should have been given more time. Lampard was axed on Monday following a poor run of form in the Premier League, with Thomas Tuchel set to be announced as his successor. Chelsea’s defeat to Leicester last week appears to have been marked the end

Chelsea fans spot parting dig at Frank Lampard in sacking statement

Chelsea supporters have spotted a parting dig at Frank Lampard in the club’s official statement. Lampard has left Stamford Bridge after 18 months in the dugout having agreed a three-year deal back in 2019, winning 44 of his 84 matches in charge. Despite their progression in both the Champions League and the FA Cup, five defeats in their last eight Premier League outings have proved too much for Roman Abramovich.

The inside story on how Chelsea made the decision to sack Frank Lampard

Both senior players and new signings were constantly “baffled” by the tactics, or the apparent lack of them. It often seemed to them as if the manager didn’t know what he wanted to do with the team, and had little idea how to fit these new stars in. It should be noted that some opposition managers in the Premier League thought the same. They didn’t think Chelsea were that difficult

San Francisco 49ers increase stake in Leeds and target qualifying for Europe

Leeds are targeting Europe after the San Francisco 49ers more than doubled their stake in the Elland Road outfit to 37 per cent. The NFL franchise bought 15 per cent of Leeds through their affiliate 49ers Enterprises in 2018 and president Paraag Marathe becomes the club’s vice-chairman. Chairman Andrea Radrizzani remains the majority shareholder and he claims the injection of cash from the 49ers will help Leeds continue to grow.

Frank Lampard's lucrative job offer as Chelsea chief Roman Abramovich explains sacking

Chelsea: Tuchel reportedly eyed as replacement for Lampard Frank Lampard turned down a lucrative job offer to take the Chelsea job. But, now, the 42-year-old has lost his job at Stamford Bridge. It’s been an inconsistent campaign for the Blues so far, with the west London giants sitting ninth in the Premier League table. Lampard was hired by Chelsea back in 2019, named as a replacement for Maurizio Sarri. But

Frank Lampard sacked as Chelsea manager after 18 months in charge

Frank Lampard has been sacked as Chelsea manager with the Blues ninth in the Premier League after a poor run of results. Chelsea beat Luton Town 3-1 in the FA Cup fourth round on Sunday, but the victory was not enough to keep Lampard in his job, with owner Roman Abramovich dismissing him on Monday. Former Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel is expected to be appointed in

Incoming Chelsea boss Tuchel risks getting off on wrong foot with Spurs comments

Thomas Tuchel is set to be appointed as Chelsea's next manager with Frank Lampard facing the sack today. The Blues legend is set to pay the price for a miserable run of form with former Paris Saint-Germain boss Tuchel primed to take over. Tuchel will inherit a talented Stamford Bridge squad and be tasked with bringing the best out of some big-money summer signings after a tough adjustment period under

Solskjaer explains Eric Bailly's absence from Man Utd's win over Liverpool

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer chose not to risk Eric Bailly for Manchester United's FA Cup tie with Liverpool as the Ivorian had a "little" injury concern. Bailly, 26, missed much of the first half of the season with a muscle injury but he has enjoyed an extended run in the starting XI in recent weeks. The defender started five of United's last six Premier League games as Harry Maguire's defensive partner