Neil Ashton of The Daily Mirror is reporting that Roman Abramovich demanded answers from players and coaching staff at Chelsea’s training ground on Thursday as to why the European Champions could not hold onto a two-goal lead at home to Juventus on Wednesday night.
Abramovich arrived unannounced at Cobham on Thursday morning with director Eugene Tenenbaumin and spoke with players, coaches and manager Roberto Di Matteo on the training field. That Abramovich was at Cobham was unusual as he stayed away from the Chelsea training ground since he fired Andre Villas-Boas in March but his visit on Thursday can only add pressure to Di Matteo.
After starting the season with three comfortable wins int the league, Chelsea seemed to have lost their way a little since losing to Atletico Madrid in the SuperCup and have drawn their two games since returning from the international break.
Everyone knows that Di Matteo is not Abramovich’s favourite and that the man he wants to coach his team is Pep Guardiola, who is spending a year in New Year recharging his batteries and improving his English skills.