#3 Lucien Favre
Lucien Favre is freshly unemployed after Borussia Dortmund sacked him following a string of poor results a little while ago. Lucien Favre was kicked out of the job after Borussia Dortmund suffered a third straight home defeat with the final one a 5-1 humbling at the hands of newly promoted side Stuttgart.
Favre's CV though is pretty impressive. He guided Borussia Dortmund to two consecutive second placed finishes in the Bundesliga. He is also famous for a direct and exciting brand of football and did well with the young talent he had at his disposal at Borussia Dortmund in the first two years.
It won't be a great PR move but it could work out well and it would be a good step up for Favre as well.
#2 Massimiliano Allegri
Max Allegri has remained unemployed since leaving the Juventus job in 2019. Several high-profile jobs have opened up in the meanwhile and Allegri has been linked with most of them but he has stayed committed to his hiatus.
Allegri won five Scudettos in a row at Juventus before calling it quits and was viewed as one of the best managers in Europe when he was in charge of the Bianconeri.
Allegri has never managed in England and given the quality of the squad he'd inherit at Chelsea, the Italian could just get tempted to get back into the thick of things by the prospect of heading a promising project.
#1 Thomas Tuchel
Yet another high-profile manager who is fresh out of a job, Thomas Tuchel's tactical astuteness has never really been in question and his sacking has come as a bit of a surprise. After all, Paris Saint-Germain are just one point off Ligue 1 leaders Lyon and they made it to the Round of 16 in the Champions League as well.
Tuchel led PSG to the UEFA Champions League final last season and is one of the most high-profile managers around. But he is also infamous for having run-ins with his employers and Roman Abramovich has proven to be quite ruthless in his pursuit for success.
Also, according to Bild, Tuchel is interested in the Chelsea job as he would like to manage the likes of Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Antonio Rudiger who are all his compatriots.