This sacking seems unwarranted and odd to me. Why sack RDM now unless you have a Pep or Mourinho caliber manager to step in? Chelsea are still in a bit of a transitional phase and this is the first blip that RDM has had; other than that, I'd say he's been fantastic for the club.
Chelsea got drawn into a tough CL group and could still get through (totally plausible). I know they're the cupholders, but I don't see Chelsea as true CL contenders this season (or any other English clubs).
Chelsea are doing well in the EPL as well
How many former managers are still on the payroll lol? Could probably scrape up enough severance pay to buy a decent striker