Chelsea won the FA Cup 2012 and William Hill make them 7/1 joint third favourites to win next seasons competition behind the two Manchester sides, with Liverpool 10/1 to do so. Roberto Di Matteos interview for the Chelsea job appears to be going swimmingly and William Hill make the Italian 4/7 to be in charge of the club on the first day of next season (5/4 he is not). On the other side of the managers technical area, Kenny Dalglish has not had the best of times and he is 5/6 to have left Liverpool by the start of next season (5/6 to still be there).
Di Matteo has turned the fortunes of Chelsea around and whatever the result in Germany, we think that he will still be manager next season, said Hills spokesman Joe Crilly.
Fernando Torres failed to play a single minute of the final and Hills make him 9/4 to have left Chelsea by the start of next season. Andy Carroll started the match on the bench but came on and bossed the forward line for Liverpool and he is 8/15 to still be at Liverpool come the start of next season.
A potentially contentious decision saw Andy Carrolls header saved by Petr Cech with it unsure as to whether the ball had crossed the line and Hills offer 9/4 that goal-line technology is introduced in England by the first game of next season (1/3 that it is not).
Chelsea FA Cup Stage of Elimination
3rd Round 5/1
4th Round 9/2
Fifth Round 4/1
Quarter Finals 7/2
Semi Finals 6/1
Runner Up 7/1
Liverpool FA Cup Stage of Elimination
3rd Round 4/1
4th Round 4/1
Fifth Round 10/3
Quarter Finals 5/1
Semi Finals 13/2
Runner Up 10/1
FA CUP 2012/2013
Man City 9/2
Man Utd 11/2
Aston Villa 40/1
West Brom 50/1
Others on request
Di Matteo still Chelsea manager 1st day next season?
Kenny Dalglish still Liverpool manager 1st day next season?
Goal-line tech to be introduced by 1st day of 2012/13 season?
Joe Crilly: William Hill Press Officer
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