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Rodgers Nears Exit Door After Chelsea Defeat

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After four weeks of the new Premier League season, the campaign has produced some unexpected results. Two giants of the division, Liverpool and Manchester United, have both started the season slowly, but both have now registered their first wins.

The three newly promoted teams, Nottingham Forest, Fulham and Bournemouth, have all managed to keep clear of the relegation zone up to this point. In their place, Everton and Wolves have slipped into the bottom three while Leicester City are at the very bottom following their defeat away to Chelsea.

The pressure is firmly on Brendan Rodgers and many believe that the former Liverpool and Celtic boss will be the first top flight manager to lose his job in 2022/23.

Foxes Rattled

We’ve become accustomed to seeing Leicester City sides compete in the top half of the table. The Foxes’ Premier League title win in 2015/16 may have been a shock, but they’ve been challenging for the European places ever since.

Leicester also won the FA Cup in 2021, beating Chelsea in the final. They’ve been a consistently strong presence in the top flight of English football in the last seven years, but 2022/23 is going against that trend.

One solitary point was earned at home to Brentford on the opening weekend, but that draw has been followed by defeats to Arsenal, Southampton and Chelsea. It’s left the club at the bottom and the manager is now fighting for his future.

Rodgers Leading the Sack Race

All through the season, the bookmakers publish a market on the next Premier League manager to leave their post. It’s affectionately known as the ‘Sack Race’ and Brendan Rodgers is leading that race by a clear margin.

According to the best football betting sites as supplied by ArabianBetting.com, Rodgers leads the way ahead of Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Scott Parker. Others who could potentially be in the frame include Ralph Hassenhutl, Bruno Lage and David Moyes.

Leicester City’s home game with Manchester United could have a big influence on that market. If the Foxes were to win, Rodgers may earn a stay of execution, but a defeat could well see the trap door open.

As and when those odds change, ArabianBetting will be on hand to update their figures. Changes to the Sack Race betting will be reflected on the website and readers can take their time to assess the new pricing.

Breaking news and opinion articles will appear while each sportsbook receives a comprehensive review. If any site visitor wants to put their knowledge to the test, it’s possible to do so.

Every bookmaker linking into here will be ready to accept new players, subject to eligibility rules and a completed sign up form. Registration is fast and secure and there is the likelihood that a welcome promotion will be available on the other side.

Funds will be required in order to cover opening bets and there is a choice of deposit methods to help with that. Once playing as a regular customer, other benefits may include ongoing promotions, in-play betting and the possibility of live streaming sport for those who maintain a funded account.

It’s a useful site for anyone following the ‘Sack Race’ but is Brendan Rodgers the most likely candidate at the start of a new Premier League season?

Where did it all go Wrong?

Leicester City fans have become accustomed to losing their best players. There has been a trend for the biggest stars to be attracted to more fashionable clubs and that’s backed up by three key transfers in recent years.

Since that Premier League win in 2016, some of the big names to leave the King Power have included N’Golo Kante to Chelsea, Riyad Mahrez to Manchester City and Harry Maguire to Manchester United. 

It’s a trend that Leicester have been able to deal with in the past by signing effective replacements but it’s a difficult one to maintain. In the 2022 summer transfer window, Brendan Rodgers has already seen goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel leave for Nice while there has been speculation surrounding the futures of Youri Tielemans, James Maddison and Wesley Fofana.

The key to Brendan Rodgers’ future may depend on how he replaces those departures before the transfer window slams shut.

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