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Conte now odds-on favourite to be sacked first this season

EPL By: Linus Onyeze | 12/08/2017

Antonio Conte is the bookmakers favourite to be sacked or resign his position this season following Chelsea's loss to Burnley.Antonio Conte is the bookmakers favourite to be sacked or resign his position this season following Chelsea's loss to Burnley.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is now the most likely Premier League manager to either be sacked or resign following Chelsea's shock defeat by Burnley on Saturday.

Bookmakers in the UK have been reacting to Chelsea's 3-2 defeat by making Conte the 7-2 favourite in their market on which top-flight gaffer will be the first to leave his post this season.

The Italian couldn’t do much as he could only watch on perplexed as Chelsea fell 3-0 down at home to a Burnley side who had won just once on the road in the previous season.

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Although his team - down to nine men after Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas were sent off - pulled two goals back late on, they were booed off at full time.

Chelsea's awful start to their Premier League defence comes six days after they lost the Community Shield to Arsenal.

Conte signed a new contract last month but he will know that will not make him immune to the sack, especially considering the last two managers who won the title were dismissed less than a year later.

No Premier League side has won back-to-back titles since Manchester United in 2009.
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