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| sbobet24 Arsenal legend Paul Merson has predicted an extended Champions League exile for Chelsea should they appoint Massimiliano Allegri as manager.
Following defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, the Blues are eight points adrift of the top four and are facing the prospect of playing in the Europa League next season.
It would represent a major decline as they lifted the Premier League title just last season and as a result of their poor form this term, Antonio Conte is widely expected to depart come the end of the campaign.
A number of candidates - including Carlo Ancelotti, Leonardo Jardim and Luis Enrique - have been touted as potential replacements for the Italian tactician, while Allegri dropped a massive hint over his future by revealing he's looking to manage abroad following his spell with Juventus.
However, Merson doesn't believe appointing Allgeri would be wise and has also predicted the departures of two key players this summer. sbobet24
"Chelsea are in danger of becoming another Arsenal and I don’t see how Max Allegri is going to stop that from happening," Merson told the Daily Star. "Antonio Conte is on his way out, but I can’t see the owner spending bundles of money in the summer.
"I can see Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois leaving.
"These are worrying times for Chelsea. I don’t see any way back for them. I think they’re going to be also-rans again next season. Other teams have come flying past them and will only get stronger. Tottenham and Liverpool are already ahead of them.
"Manchester United will spend big again. I don’t see City dropping out of the top four either, so Chelsea could be out of the Champions League for years to come in my opinion – just like Arsenal.
"He’s a good manager. But he comes from a league which is nothing like ours and there are no guarantees he will be a big success. It’s not the manager you have to worry about though. It’s the owner. He doesn’t seem to want to back his team in the transfer market.
"It’s a big worry because that Chelsea team isn’t good enough and whoever takes over from Conte in the summer is going to realise that pretty quick." sbobet24