Chelsea have surprisingly sacked manager Roberto Di Matteo after a poor 3-0 defeat at the hands of Juventus in the Champions League, which means Chelsea must win their next match and Juventus lose it if the holders are to progress. Despite this, Di Matteo’s firing has come as a shock to many, with Chelsea just four points off the pace in the Premier League, having led for much of the season. Di Matteo had a fantastic time at the helm last season, winning both the FA cup and the Champions League after taking over part way through from Andre Villas Boas. This sacking is ruthless even by Roman Abramovich’s standards, who is now looking for his ninth manager in as many years. Rafa Benitez and Pep Guardiola have been the main names floating around to fill the vacancy, with the occasional shout for Harry Redknapp or a Jose Mourinho return.