CHRIS WILDER is the new favourite for the axe after momentum in the betting market swung his way over night.
Frank Lampard had been the favourite for the chop on Monday morning following Chelsea's defeat to Manchester City on Sunday.
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But Wilder has been backed into the 1/3 favourite from 21/10 with Paddy Power.
Lampard, who was 11/10 favourite is now priced at 9/2 while Roy Hodgson who was 11/2 is now 12/1 with Graham Potter.
Sam Allardyce, the most recent appointment after the sacking of Slaven Bilic, remains at 14/1 after two heavy defeats following the goalless draw with Liverpool.
Premier League next manager sacked odds – Paddy Power
- Chris Wilder 1/3
- Frank Lampard 9/2
- Roy Hodgson 12/1
- Graham Potter 12/1
- Sam Allardyce 14/1
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The Blades are rock bottom of the Premier League without a win yet and rumours swirled last night claiming a departure was imminent.
Meanwhile Chelsea boss Lampard came out fighting after the defeat to City, in which his side were already three down by the break.
He said: "I had tough periods last year, and maybe I had some mitigating circumstances where people didn't view those home defeats here in the same way.
"To me they felt tough and rough as I am a perfectionist for this club and the first person to put pressure on myself is me, so I felt the pressure here last year.
"I wanted to push and finish even better than fourth, even though I feel it was a big achievement given the ban and the youth in the squad.
"We cruised through the Champions League group and went on a 16-game unbeaten run, which was something I always tried to temper as it went on
"I played here for a long time so I understand the club, and if you lose four games in a period of time then people will ask questions.
"The expectations are different this year, as people are talking about how much money we spent.
"We've spent a lot of money but the reality is the players are young and have not played together.
"It's the first time we've been able to play Hakim Ziyech, Christian Pulisic and Timo Werner in the same team… and if we're expecting the relationship between the three players to be the same as Silva, De Bruyne and Sterling today then those expectations aren't real.
"I'm the man who has to be real and I was real after the Leeds win when I felt we weren't title contenders. I'm real now when I say any rebuild takes pain, and I speak for other managers.
"I remember Pep Guardiola went through it in his first year at City, and now we know their story. You only build through fight and character.
"We know the stories of City and Liverpool and I'm not comparing myself to them. I can only talk about us, and the first half showed us why this is a difficult period for Chelsea.
"We have to keep fighting and I'm the first one who has to keep fighting."
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