A well-respected journalist with inside connections at Chelsea has claimed that the cub will sack Jose Mourinho on Saturday, regardless of results this week.
Dan Levene is a former reporter for The Fulham & Hammersmith Chronicle and now a freelancer working for Eurosport. In an article written by Levene today, he claims that the decision has already been made to sack Mourinho.
"I hear he could have gone on Sunday – but, like previous sackings, Chelsea are choosing their moment.
"They want an opportunity that minimises the damage caused to the club. That means balancing the risk that a Mourinho side increasingly riven with divisions continues to lose games, with a moment to give his replacement the longest possible run-up at a debut match.
"Sense says, discounting a complete disaster against Dynamo Kiev on Wednesday, that the axe will fall after Stoke on Saturday evening.
"No 'emergency press conferences' (as some social media trolls have alluded to), just a simple statement put out via the official club website thanking him for his efforts, but talking about the 'regrettable' nature of recent results. Lunchtime on Sunday, given previous conduct."