Who is falling out of love in the Premier League?

Updated: 13/04/2024


With the Premier League season edging towards the business end, this Valentine’s Day we take a look at which fans might be falling out of love with their managers.

Maurizio Sarri (Chelsea)

After a strong start to the season it looked like the appointment of Sarri (pictured) was a masterstroke by the Blues after the departure of Antonio Conte.

Sarri appeared to have taken to the Premier League like a duck to water before frailties suddenly became apparent over recent months.

A shock 2-1 defeat to promoted Wolves in December was a warning things might not be rosy in the Stamford Bridge garden.

A 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Bournemouth had alarm bells ringing while the 6-0 dismantling by Manchester City could have a few jumping ship pretty soon.

Managers don’t tend to be given too many chances at Chelsea (6/5 – Top-Four Finish) and the axe could be ready to come down on Sarri if he does not turn things around – and soon.

Claudio Ranieri (Fulham)

The appointment of the ‘Tinkerman’ at Craven Cottage has not appeared to have done the trick for Fulham (8/1 – To Stay Up) after the sacking of Slavisa Jokanovic earlier this term.

With three draws and nine defeats in the 15 games for which Ranieri has been at the helm, the pressure really is mounting on the former Premier League-winning boss.

The Italian was handed a tricky task in the first place, with Fulham leaking goals by the bucketload, but he has so far not been able to turn things around.

Fulham have two big away games – against West Ham and Southampton – to come in their next two Premier League outings and, if they go wrong, Ranieri could be in some bother.

Marco Silva (Everton)

Another man who the papers continue to talk about when it comes to being under pressure is Everton chief Silva.

The board at Goodison Park have reiterated their stance that the Portuguese tactician is in it for the long haul and on Merseyside to build long-term stability at the club.

However, Everton (6/4 – Top-10 Finish) are 17 points off sixth place, a position they would hope to be aiming for this season.

The fans don’t seem to be best pleased at the moment and again only wins in the Premier League will be able to ease the pressure Silva.

Odds subject to change.

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