Chelsea To Go All Out For Victory…bruce And Hodgson Slashed For Wolves And England

Tuesday was a day for managerial moves as Steve Bruce became the 2/1 joint favourite to become the next permanent Wolves boss with Hills. Current caretaker boss, Terry Connor is the same price with Paul Ince the 12/1 third favourite. Meanwhile, Roy Hodgson was backed in from 14/1 to 4/1 second favourite to become the next England manager behind Harry Redknapp at 1/4.

“The constant stream of money that we have seen for Harry Redknapp has started to decrease as Spurs have found it increasingly difficult to win,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “Coupled with Harry’s somewhat contradictory statements in regards to the England job we have started to see our punters look elsewhere, with Roy Hodgson well fancied.”

Chelsea are 2/1 to qualify for the next round of the Champions League, although Napoli are 4/11 to knock out the final British side left in the competition. The match is 25/1 to be decided on penalties. Roberto Di Matteo has won his first two matches in charge of Chelsea and he is 8/1 to become the next permanent boss.

Fernando Torres is still firing blanks for Chelsea but he is 6/5 to break his 2012 duck against Napoli, 2/1 to do so against Leicester, 7/1 Manchester City and 10/1 Tottenham. He is 11/10 to score in none of these four matches. Torres is 13/8 to have left Chelsea by the first day of next season (4/9 to still be there). Should Torres start against Napoli, he is odds on, at 8/13 to fail to finish the match.

“Chelsea will have to go all guns blazing in order to get an early goal to settle the nerves but given Torres’ recent form, he may not be the man to back to get the all important goal,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Chelsea stage of elimination: 4/11 last 16; 4/1 quarter final; 8/1 semi final; 16/1 runner up; 28/1 winner

8/1 Roberto Di Matteo next permanent Chelsea boss

Fernando Torres to be at Chelsea at the start of next season: 4/9 yes; 13/8 no
*loans not included

Fernando Torres next club: 3/1 Manchester City; 3/1 PSG; 3/1 Anzhi; 7/1 Real Madrid; 8/1 Inter; 9/1 AC Milan; 12/1 Manchester United; 20/1 Barcelona

Torres next goal: 6/5 Napoli; 2/1 Leicester; 7/1 Manchester City; 10/1 Spurs; 11/10 none of these four

Highest scoring team Wednesday CL: 2/5 Real Madrid; 3/1 Chelsea; 11/2 Napoli; 25/1 CSKA

Next permanent Wolves manager: 2/1 Steve Bruce; 2/1 Terry Connor; 12/1 Paul Ince; 14/1 Alan Curbishley; 14/1 Dougie Freeman; 20/1 Lee Clark; 20/1 Ian Holloway; 20/1 Gus Poyet; 25/1 Walter Smith; 33/1 BAR

Next permanent England manager: 1/4 Harry Redknapp; 4/1 Roy Hodgson; 6/1 Stuart Pearce; 12/1 Jose Mourinho; 12/1 Pep Guardiola; 20/1 Arsene Wenger; 25/1 Martin O’Neill; 33/1 BAR

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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