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Chelsea to sack Di Matteo?

2.35K   //    19 Nov 2012, 16:47 IST
West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea - Premier League

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 17: Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea at The Hawthorns on November 17, 2012 in West Bromwich, England.

The recent press has linked Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola with the Chelsea job, and if the latest report in the Daily Mail is to be believed, Chelsea could indeed be on the lookout for a new manager.

After a great start to the season, the paper reports that Chelsea supremo Roman Abramovich is disillusioned with the way Di Matteo is steering his Club. Chelsea have won just three of their last seven games in the Premier League, and are second in Group E of the UEFA Champions League.

The Blues have seven points, the same as Ukrainian outfit Shakhtar Donetsk, but Italian giants Juventus are only a point behind. Both sides will be facing each other in the next Champions League matchday in Italy in a game which will crucially determine who goes through to the knockout stages.

Di Matteo was recently involved in a dressing-room bust up with his players, led by goalkeeper Petr Cech, after the 2-1 loss to West Bromwich Albion. Shane Long’s and Peter Odewingie’s goals were sandwiched by Eden Hazard‘s reply for Chelsea.

Several voices were heard in the Chelsea dressing room, with one player questioning whether Chelsea were worthy of calling themselves European Champions and another said their display was ‘rubbish’.

The usually calm Di Matteo was also spotted in an irate mood despite facing the press in a composed state.

“We were upset, it is normal. We are disappointed as we should have won this game,” he said.

The paper goes on to say that Di Matteo’s future hangs in the balance unless he is able to change Chelsea’s fortunes on the field.

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