Chelsea line up Massimiliano Allegri to replace Antonio Conte in the summer

Rather, it is a group of talented individuals who recently have been reliant on an extraordinary run of form from Jesse Lingard to keep going.

Despite winning the Premier League title last season, Conte's future has been in doubt over the past six months and as it stands, the Italian is expected to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the campaign. David Luiz started the season as the incumbent in the middle and Cesar Azpilicueta's extraordinary dependability has meant that Rudiger has often found himself vying with club captain Gary Cahill for the third centre-back spot. Just to add... He is using serious words.

Mourinho's return to Stamford Bridge resulted in a right royal 4-0 thumping. He called Mourinho a "fake" for the way he had defended Claudio Ranieri following his sacking by Leicester having previously derided him, then dismissed him as "a little man" for dragging up the match-fixing issue.

Paper Round's view: It was an ambitious effort from United but it always seemed unlikely to happen.

Former Barcelona forward Sanchez, 29, is out of contract at the Emirates Stadium this summer and has been linked with a January switch to City. And let's not forget his success with AC Milan who before Juventus were the last club to experience Serie A glory, meaning Allegri has won four of the last seven Scudettos, and has number five in his sights this term. Listen to the latest episode and subscribe to the podcast on Deezer and iTunes.

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Chelsea line up Massimiliano Allegri to replace Antonio Conte in the summer

Antonio Conte has also made it clear that he will not stop any player from leaving if he finds a suitable replacement in time. Low blow. Red button pushed. The 21-year-old is still young and possesses immense calibre, but it is of paramount importance for him to play regularly.

Giles reaffirmed his belief that Mourinho is set for the exit door at Old Trafford.

Fourth official Mike Jones intervenes as Mourinho and Conte clash during FA Cup quarterfinal match between Chelsea and United. Now there's £19.99 on PPV I'm willing to pay!

Alvaro Morata had another frustrating night in front of goal against the Gunners but I think Conte will stick with his big-money summer signing so the Spaniard should once again lead the line up front.

  • Ricardo Clara