MAURIZIO SARRI'S start to the season is following the same pattern as at least FIVE Chelsea managers who lost their jobs, including Antonio Conte.
After 15 games the cigarette-smoking Italian has scooped up 31 points in the Premier League — but history shows that total may not be enough for demanding owner Roman Abramovich.
AFP7 Luis Felipe Scolari had 33 points after 15 Premier League games
Times Newspapers Ltd7 Avram Grant scored 31 points after taking the reins from Jose Mourinho after six Premier League games
Under the Russian Oligarch's ownership, four previous Chelsea managers have lost their jobs before the start of the next season.
Claudio Ranieri was sacked at the end of the 2003-04 season after finishing second, and had 36 points at the end of 15 games.
In 2007-08, Jose Mourinho was axed after six Premier League games and Avram Grant took over, steering them to 31 points after 15 Prem matches.
Grant would go on to finish second in the top flight that season, coming within one game of beating Manchester United to the title, before losing the Champions League final on penalties to Sir Alex Ferguson's team.
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