English Premier League defending champions, Chelsea FC, currently find themselves in a very familiar situation. Few games into the title-defense season for Antonio Conte, familiar woes have begun to surface. Firstly, Antonio Conte’s blues have already lost as many games this season as they lost throughout last season. Secondly, the defense that appeared so air-tight and water-tight last season now looks extremely porous and vulnerable.
At this point, it is only logical to think that Roman Abramovich has begun to look for his proverbial axe again, in case he has to wield it to save the Stamford Bridge ship from sinking in the coming weeks.
If he eventually does, who are those who are most suited for the job?
First up is former Barcelona coach, Luis Enrique. He led the Blaugrana to a treble in his first season in charge at Barca, and also master-minded the turn-around of a 4-nil loss to PSG to avoid elimination in the Champions league. He is undoubtedly an exciting prospect for Chelsea.
Another interesting option is the seasoned ex-Bayern Munich coach, Carlo Ancelloti. The experienced Italian is no stranger to top-level football; having won titles everywhere he has plied his trade. It is also believed that he has learned from the mistakes he made while at the helm of affairs at Bayern. Thus, if Mourinho could have a second stint, there’s no obvious reason why Ancelloti does not qualify for it.
Whichever way, if Conte is axed, Chelsea have no shortage of options to replace him.