Football By Joe Crilly

Oh Captain, My Captain: Is John Terry On His Way?

John Terry was hauled off by Jose Mourinho at half time against Manchester City and William Hill offer 6/4 that this season is his last as a Chelsea player, while he is 5/1 to retire during the season.

“There is no doubting that John Terry is an important and influential player at Chelsea, however, having played every minute of every game last season, to be hauled off after just 45 minutes of only the second game of the season indicates that his situation may have changed this season,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

The Manchester City fans took great delight in mocking the current medical situation and William Hill are offering odds of 7/4 that Eva Carneiro returns to the Chelsea bench for either of the two remaining Premier League fixtures this month.

Jose Mourinho is the 12/1 third favourite to be the first Premier League manager to leave his job.

John Terry to retire during the 2015/16 season: 1/9 no; 5/1 yes

*for the purpose of this bet, announcing his retirement during the season and then retiring at the end of the season will be settled as a loser

John Terry to be at Chelsea on the first day of the 2016/17 season: 1/2 yes; 6/4 no

John Terry total Premier League starts in 2015/16 season: 8/11 under 28.5; 1/1 over 28.5

*includes games already played

Eva Carneiro to be on the Chelsea bench again during August 2015: 2/5 no; 7/4 yes

Eva Carneiro to leave Chelsea by the end of 2015/16 season: 5/6 no; 5/6 yes

Next Premier League manager to leave 11/10 Dick Advocaat; 11/1 Quique Flores; 12/1 Jose Mourinho; 12/1 Slpaven Bilic; 14/1 Brendan Rodgers; 14/1 Tim Sherwood; 16/1 Mauricio Pochettino; 16/1 Roberto Martinez; 16/1 Tony Pulis; 20/1 BAR