Premiership Hail Hazard: Will He Be Managed By Matteo!

Following Eden Hazard decision to sign for Chelsea, William Hill offer 9/4 that the Belgian midfielder scores nine or more Premier League goals next season. He is also 80/1 to be the Premier League’s top goalscorer in 2012/13. Hazard is renowned for his ability to create as well as finish chances and Hills make him 11/4 to set up more than 20 goals.

Chelsea now have the most exciting young player in European football, but who will be managing him? Hills make Roberto Di Matteo the 4/6 favourite after winning two trophies in less than six months in charge. Pep Guardiola, despite assertions that he wants to take 12 months off, is 5/2 to take over, with Fabio Capello 3/1 and Harry Redknapp 5/1.

William Hill Odds:

Total Hazard Premier League Goals Next Season: 6/1 0-2; 2/1 3-5; 13/8 6-8; 9/4 9 or more

Total Hazard Assists: 11/2 0-5; 9/2 6-10; 11/4 11-15; 5/2 16-20; 11/4 21 or more
*settled by www.premierleague.com statistics

Eden Hazard top Premier League goalscorer: 80/1

Next permanent Chelsea boss: 4/6 Roberto Di Matteo; 5/2 Pep Guardiola; 3/1 Fabio Capello; 5/1 Harry Redknapp; 16/1 Laurent Blanc; 16/1 Rafael Benitez; 20/1 Brendan Rodgers; 20/1 Joachim Low; 25/1 BAR

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Will Spurs Exodus Begin As Chelsea Hope To Keep Hold Of Stars

Following Chelsea’s fantastic victory against Bayern Munich in the Champions League Final, William Hill have cut the odds of Roberto Di Matteo bagging the Chelsea job on a permanent basis from 4/7 to 1/2. Fabio Capello who was as short as 2/1 on Friday is now 5/2 second favourite. Tottenham, who missed out on Champions League football on the back of Chelsea’s victory, are 10/1 to lose their manager to Chelsea.

With Spurs missing out on Champions League football next season, Hills are now looking at some of the big names at White Hart Lane and whether they will stay or go. Gareth Bale is coveted in both Spain and Italy is 5/6 to have left Spurs by the start of next season (5/6 to still be there). Luka Modric has no lack of suitors although he is 8/13 to still be at Spurs with Rafael van der Vaart 1/3 to stay.

“Despite Spurs missing out on Champions League football in the cruellest of fashions it looks as though they will hold on to the majority of their stars,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

John Terry lifted the Champions League trophy, despite being suspended and amidst much criticism, but Hills think that he will be backed to the hilt by his club, offering 1/8 he is still at Chelsea. His Chelsea teammate, Didier Drogba, had a fantastic night and he is 8/11 to stay at Chelsea and be there at the start of next season.

Andre Villas Boas is the new favourite at 6/4 to be named as the next permanent Liverpool manager, with Roberto Martinez 2/1, Rafael Benitez 6/1 and Harry Redknapp at 7/1.

Next permanent Chelsea manager: 1/2 Roberto Di Matteo; 5/2 Fabio Capello; 8/1 Pep Guardiola; 8/1 Jose Mourinho; 10/1 Harry Redknapp; 14/1 Laurent Blanc; 14/1 Rafael Benitez; 16/1 Joachim Low; 20/1 BAR

To be a Spurs player next season:

Modric: 8/13 yes; 6/5 no
Bale: 5/6 yes; 5/6 no
Van Der Vaart: 1/3 yes; 9/4 no

John Terry to be at Chelsea next season: 1/8 yes; 9/2 no

Didier Drogba to be at Chelsea at the start of next season: 8/11 yes; 1/1 no

Chelsea and Spurs to qualify for the Champions League next season: 9/4

Premier League 2012/13 match bet: 2/5 Chelsea; 7/4 Spurs

Next permanent Liverpool manager: 6/4 Andre Villas Boas; 2/1 Roberto Martinez; 6/1 Rafael Benitez; 7/1 Harry Redknapp; 7/1 Brendan Rodgers; 10/1 Didier Deschamps; 16/1 Michael Laudrup; 16/1 Fabio Capello; 20/1 BAR

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

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Rafa’s Return ?

RETURN OF RAFA? BET ON IT

FORMER Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has been installed as 2/1 favourite to succeed Kenny Dalglish by William Hill, who make Wigan’s Roberto Martinez their 5/2 second favourite. Everton boss David Moyes is a 40/1 chance to switch Mersey-sides, with current player Jamie Carragher a 50/1 shot to replace departing Dalglish. ‘Rafa has the credentials but how keen would the Anfield faithful be to welcome him back?’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

William Hill Next PermanentLiverpool Manager: 2/1 Rafael Benitez; 5/2 Roberto Martinez; 9/2 Frank Rijkaard; 8/1 Steve Clarke; 10/1 Paul Lambert; 11/1 Brendan Rogers; 12/1 Fabio Capello; 14/1 Andre Villas-Boas; 16/1 Martin O’Neill; 16/1 Jose Mourinho; 16/1 Carlo Ancelotti; 20/1 Didier Deschamps; 20/1 Marcelo Lippi; 20/1 Jurgen Klinsmann, 25/1 Guus Hiddink; 25/1 Martin Jol; 25/1 Gus Poyet; 25/1 Pep Guardiola, 25/1 Claudio Ranieri; 25/1 Lauren Blanc; 25/1 Louis van Gaal; 33/1 joachim Low; 40/1 Owen Coyle, 40/1 Sven Goran Eriksson; 40/1 David Moyes 50/1 Jamie Carragher; 150/1 Steven Gerrard

WHAT WILL LIVERPOOL WIN NEXT SEASON?….125/1 Prem; 8/1 FA Cup; 6/1 Carling Cup; 11/1 Europa League.

LIVERPOOL TO WIN NOTHING NEXT SEASON?….2/9…TO WIN ALL 4 TROPHIES – 2500/1.

NEXT PERMANENT LIVERPOOL MANAGER TO WIN LMA MANAGER OF YEAR NEXT SEASON – 10/1

Further information…..graham sharpe…0780 3233702
twitter- @sharpeangle

Barca Still Favourites For Cl Despite Defeat…rdm Favourite To Permanently Take Over From Avb

Chelsea held on for a famous victory against Barcelona at the same time landing odds of 4/1. William Hill make the Blues 6/1 (from 8/1) to win the Champions League although Barcelona remain the favourites at 11/10. Barcelona are 1/4 to win at the Nou Camp in the return leg with Chelsea 10/1 and the draw 4/1.

“Barca just could not find the net tonight but we cannot imagine them squandering such chances in the second leg and we fancy them to be eliminated after the next match,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Didier Drogba scored the winner and he is 4/7 to start ahead of Torres for the second leg. Roberto Di Matteo has overseen just one defeat and he is the 7/4 favourite to get the job on a permanent basis ahead of Rafa Benitez at 9/4 and Jose Mourinho at 11/4.

Barca Goals in the second leg: 4/6 none; 7/2 one; 5/1 two; 9/1 three; 16/1 four; 33/1 five; 50/1 six or more

Champions League winner: 11/10 Barca; 5/2 Real Madrid; 7/2 Bayern Munich; 6/1 Chelsea

Second leg 90 minute prices: 1/4 Barcelona; 10/1 Chelsea; 4/1 Draw

Qualify: 2/5 Barcelona; 10/1 Chelsea

Chelsea CL and FA Cup double: 10/1

To start the second leg: 5/4 Torres; 4/7 Drogba

Next Permanent Chelsea boss: 7/4 Roberto Di Matteo; 9/4 Rafael Benitez; 11/4 Jose Mourinho; 8/1 Pep Guardiola; 9/1 Laurent Blanc; 14/1 Joachim Low; 14/1 Moyes; 25/1 BAR

Joe Crilly
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King Kenny’s Crown Slipping While Di Matteo Impresses At Chelsea

William Hill have slashed their odds about Kenny Dalglish ceasing to be Liverpool manager by the start of next season from 5/2 to Even money after their latest Premier League setback – and Liverpool striker Andy Carroll is 5/6 NOT to score another Premier League goal this season, and 5/2 to have left the club before next season. His chances of going to the European Championships seem to have fizzled out and he is 7/2 to head on the plane to Poland (1/6 not to). He is far more likely to go to the Olympics – offered at 4/7 (5/4 not to).

Jack Wilshere may play for Arsenal before the end of the season, but his return may come too late for an England call up this summer, offering 4/6 he stays at home (11/10 he goes). Fernando Torres ended his massive Premier League goal drought and he has run into quite a bit of form in recent weeks. Hills are offering 4/6 that he travels as part of the Spain squad to the European Championships this summer (11/10 he does not).

Roberto Di Matteo is now 2/1 joint favourite to permanently get the Chelsea manager’s job having been as long as 8/1 at one point. Jose Mourinho is also 2/1 with Pep Guardiola 9/2.

Liverpool v Everton season match bet: 4/7 – 5/4

Newcastle v Sunderland season match bet: 1/33 – 10/1

Dalglish 1st day of next premier league season as manager of Liverpool: 8/11 Yes EVENS no

Carroll 1st day of next premier league season as a Liverpool player (Loan deals count): 2/7 Yes 5/2 No

Carroll to score again in the Premier League this season? – 5/6 yes, 5/6 no

Carroll to make the England Euro 2012 squad: 7/2 Yes 1/6 No

Jack Wilshere to go to the Euros: Yes (11/10) No (4/6)

Jack Wilshere to go the Olympics: Yes (6/4) No (1/2)

Andy Carroll to go the Olympics: Yes (4/7) No (5/4)

Fernando Torres to go the Euros: Yes (4/6) No (11/10)

Next Permanent Chelsea manager: 2/1 Jose Mourinho; 2/1 Roberto Di Matteo; 9/2 Pep Guardiola; 8/1 Laurent Blanc; 8/1 Joachim Low; 9/1 Rafael Benitez; 12/1 BAR

Champions League Specials:

Highest scoring match:
11/10 Real Madrid/APOEL
5/2 Barcelona/AC Milan
11/4 Bayern Munich/Marseille
5/1 Chelsea/Benfica

Highest scoring team: 11/10 Real Madrid; 11/4 Barcelona; 11/4 Bayern Munich; 7/1 Chelsea; 20/1 Benfica; 28/1 AC Milan; 40/1 Marseille; 200/1 APOEL

Fastest scoring team: 5/2 Real Madrid; 3/1 Barcelona; 3/1 Bayern Munich; 4/1 Chelsea; 8/1 Benfica; 11/1 AC Milan; 16/1 Marseille; 22/1 APOEL

Joe Crilly
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Blanc Cut For Chelsea Job…4/1 Phantom Penalties At Old Trafford…1000/1 Ben Arfa Ballon D’or

Laurent Blanc has been cut from 12/1 to 7/1 to become the next Chelsea boss after various news reports indicating that Roman Abrahmovic is desperate to land the Frenchman as AVB’s permanent replacement. Jose Mourinho is the 9/4 favourite with Roberto Di Matteo 10/3 and Pep Guardiola 9/2. Claudio Ranieri has been sacked as Inter manager and William Hill are offering 3/1 that Andre Villas Boas gets the job.

“Because of what he did at Porto, AVB’s stock is still pretty high despite his nightmare stint at Chelsea and he could be quickly back on the managerial merry-go-round,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Manchester United moved three points clear at the top of the Premier League thanks to referee, Michael Oliver, missing what seemed like a blatant penalty and William Hill are offering 4/1 for any opposition team to win a penalty at Old Trafford during the rest of the season.

“Phantom penalties are nothing new at Old Trafford and the odds suggest that opposition sides will be up against it again,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Having moved three points clear, Hills are now offering a market on how many points Manchester United win the League by. They are 9/4 to fail to win the League and 11/2 to win the league on goal difference. They are 11/4 to win by one to three points and the same price to win by four to six points. They are 4/1 to win the League by seven or more points.

Papiss Demba Cisse has claimed that Hatem Ben Arfa is as good as Messi when he plays at his best but William Hill think the mercurial Frenchman has a way to go to reach those levels, offering 1000/1 that he wins the Ballon D’Or this season, compared to 2/7 Messi and 3/1 Ronaldo.

William Hill Odds:

Next Permanent Chelsea Boss: 9/4 Jose Mourinho; 10/3 Roberto Di Matteo; 9/2 Pep Guardiola; 7/1 Laurent Blanc; 8/1 Joachim Low; 8/1 Rafael Benitez; 10/1 David Moyes; 11/1 Fabio Capello; 20/1 BAR

3/1 AVB to become next Inter Milan manager

How many points will Man Utd win the league by?
Not win the league 9/4
Goal difference 11/2
1-3 points 11/4
4-6 points 11/4
7 points or more 4/1

4/1 Any away side to be awarded a penalty at Old Trafford for the remainder of the season

Ballon D’Or 2012: 2/7 Messi; 3/1 Ronaldo; 1000/1 Ben Arfa

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

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8/13 For London To Come Out On Top In Fa Cup…1/6 To Do So In Champions League

Tottenham booked their place in the FA Cup semi finals and William Hill make them 5/6 qualify at the expense of Chelsea (who are the same price) and 9/4 joint favourites of three (with Chelsea and Liverpool) to lift the trophy. The other semi final is an all Merseyside affair and Hills make Everton 6/4 to qualify for the final (Liverpool 1/2) and 7/2 outsiders to lift the trophy. It is 6/5 for a Merseyside team to lift the trophy and 8/13 for a London side to do so.

“With Sunderland and Bolton bowing out tonight, the FA Cup has become a tale of two cities and the odds suggest that London will come out on top,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

In the Champions League, Chelsea won in Portugal against Benfica and William Hill are offering 1/6 that they now progress to the next round of the tournament. They are 8/1 to win the Champions League although Barcelona and Real Madrid remain some way ahead in the betting at 5/4 and 15/8 respectively. Roberto Di Matteo’s team selection was somewhat derided before kickoff but did the job and Hills make him 11/4 to become the next permanent Blues boss.

Champions League Outright: 5/4 Barcelona; 15/8 Real Madrid; 6/1 Bayern Munich; 8/1 Chelsea; 14/1 AC Milan; 66/1 Marseille; 80/1 Benfica; 1000/1 APOEL

FA Cup winner: 9/4 Chelsea; 9/4 Liverpool; 9/4 Tottenham; 7/2 Everton

Chelsea Stage Of Elimination – Champions League

Quarters 7/2
Semis 1/2
Runners Up 6/1
Winners 8/1

Chelsea v Benfica – To Qualify

Chelsea 1/6
Benfica 7/2

Next Chelsea Manager

Jose Mourinho 9/4
Roberto Di Matteo 11/4
Pep Guardiola 5/1
Laurent Blanc 6/1
Joachim Low 8/1
Rafael Benitez 8/1
David Moyes 10/1
Fabio Capello 11/1
Guus Hiddink 20/1
Luciano Spalletti 20/1
Bert van Marwijk 25/1
Brendan Rogers 25/1
Didier Deschamps 25/1
Frank Rijkaard 25/1
Gus Poyet 25/1
Harry Redknapp 25/1
Martin O’Neill 25/1
Paul Lambert 33/1
Marco Van Basten 33/1

Liverpool v Everton – To Qualify

Liverpool 1/2
Everton 6/4

Chelsea v Tottenham – To Qualify

Chelsea 5/6
Tottenham 5/6

To Lift The FA CUP

Any London Team 8/13
Any Merseyside Team 6/5

Joe Crilly
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Di Matteo 11/4 For Permanent Gig…drogba 1/2 To Be More Prolific Than Torres

Chelsea arguably had the better of their game against Spurs, although they could not find a way through, despite finishing the match with both Torres and Drogba on the pitch. William Hill are offering 1/2 that Drogba scores more Premier League goals than Fernando Torres between now and the end of the season (6/4 vice versa).

Drogba’s future is uncertain with offers for his services coming from around the globe and William Hill agree, making him 5/6 to be at Chelsea on the first day of next season and the same price for him to have left by that time. Despite his poor recent form, Hills offer 4/11 that Torres is still at Chelsea come the first day of next season (2/1 that he has left).

Di Matteo has only been defeated once since taking over at Chelsea and William Hill are offering 11/4 that he becomes the next permanent Chelsea boss. Jose Mourinho is the 9/4 favourite with Pep Guardiola 7/2 third favourite.

Next Permanent Chelsea Manager: 9/4 Jose Mourinho; 11/4 Roberto Di Matteo; 7/2 Pep Guardiola; 8/1 Joachim Low; 8/1 Rafa Benitez; 10/1 David Moyes; 11/1 Fabio Capello; 12/1 BAR

Who will score more before now and the end of the season: 1/2 Drogba; 6/4 Torres

Will Drogba still be at Chelsea at the start of next season: 5/6 yes; 5/6 no

Will Torres still be at Chelsea at the start of next season: 4/11 yes; 2/1 no

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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Podolski Odds On To Become Gunner

PODOLSKI ODDS-ON TO BECOME A GUNNER

William Hill are offering odds of 4/7 that Cologne and Germany striker Lukas Podolski will have joined Arsenal by day one of the next Premier League season – and 5/4 that he does not. But if he does arrive there he may find that Robin Van Persie has departed – after the in-form striker was backed from Even money to 5/6 with Hills to have left the club by the start of the next campaign, and lengthened from 8/11 to Evens still to be there. Boss Arsene Wenger is 2/5 still to be in charge on day one, 7/4 not to.
Hills are also betting on how many goals RVP will chalk up in the Prem this season – and make him 11/4 to set a new record of 35 or more. He is 14/1 to end up with 25; 6/1 26/27; 3/1 28/29; 3/1 30/31; 11/4 32/33; 5/2 34.

**Kenny Dalglish played down rumours of Luis Suarez joining PSG, and Hills make the player 1/5 still to be at Anfield next season, but 10/3 to depart before then.

YOU BET NO MORE PREM BOSSES WILL GO THIS SEASON…

William Hill offer 13/8 that no more Premier League managers will leave their clubs before the end of the season, but Steve Kean is 9/2 to be the next to do so this campaign while Hills also offer 5/1 Coyle; Martinez; 6 McLeish; 16 Redknapp. Others on request.

NEXT PERMANENT CHELSEA BOSS….7/4 Jose Mourinho; 4/1 Rafa Benitez; 6/1 Pep Guardiola 8/1 RDM; 9/1 Joachim Low; Fabio Capello.

Graham Sharpe,
Media Relations Director.
Twitter- @sharpeangle

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Wood Green, London, N22 7TP.

New Low For Chelsea ?

A NEW LOW FOR CHELSEA?

Germany boss Joachim Low has emerged as a punters’ favourite to become the next permanent (one year contract or longer) Chelsea manager, with William Hill trimming his odds from 12/1 to 9/1 fifth favourite. ‘The market has been dominated by media talk of Mourinho’s possible return, while our best backed contender early on has been Rafa Benitez. However, a few shrewd clients have been nibbling at the Low price – which makes a change!’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

TO BE NEXT PERMANENT CHELSEA MANAGER- 7/4 Mourinho; 3/1 Benitez; 11/2 Pep; 8/1 Di Matteo; 9/1 Low; Capello; 14 Moyes. Others on request.

CHELSEA PLAYERS STILL THERE ON DAY 1 NEXT SEASON?
Ashley Cole – Yes 1/7
Ashley Cole – No 4/1
Didier Drogba – Yes 6/5
Didier Drogba – No 8/13
Frank Lampard – Yes 8/11
Frank Lampard – No 1/1
John Terry – Yes 1/5
John Terry – No 10/3
Petr Cech – Yes 1/16
Petr Cech – No 7/1
Fernando Torres – Yes 8/15
Fernando Torres – No 11/8
Daniel Sturridge – Yes 1/5
Daniel Sturridge – No 10/3
LOAN DEALS WILL COUNT

INCE IN RUNNING AT WOLVES?

PAUL INCE has been backed from 20/1 to 8/1 third favourite with Hills to become the next permanent Wolves’ boss. Caretaker, Terry Connor is the current Even money favourite with Steve Bruce at 7/1; Alan Curbishley and Dougie Freedman both 14/1.

NEXT ENGLAND BOSS…1/7 Redknap; 8/1 Pearce; 9/1 Guardiola; 12/1 Mourinho; 14/1 Hodgson; 16/1 Hiddink; 25/1 O’Neill.

NEXT PERMANENT SPURS BOSS…7/2 Mourinho; 9/2 Moyes; 10 Ancelotti; Hughton; Klinsmann; Rodgers. Others on request.

Graham Sharpe,
Media Relations Director.
TWITTER- @shareangle

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