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Di Matteo Fighting To Save His Job As Abramovich Eyes Guardiola

Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo is fighting to save his job just months after leading the Blues to their first ever Champions League trophy according to reports

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Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo is fighting to save his job just months after leading the Blues to their first ever Champions League trophy, according to the Daily Mail.

After making a superb start to the season that saw Chelsea run-away leaders in the league at one point, the West Londoner’s have faltered dramatically in recent weeks and owner Roman Abramovich is said to be losing patience fast.

Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to West Brom left Chelsea in third place in the league and four points off the pace in the title race. The Blues have won just three of their last seven games and face a crunch match against Juventus in Turin on Tuesday where defeat would put their hopes of qualification in serious doubt.

Following the Juve game, Chelsea then welcome Premier League champions Manchester City to Stamford Bridge on Sunday, so this will prove to be a defining week not only for the club but also for Di Matteo’s future.

Abramovich is well aware that Pep Guardiola wants the Chelsea job when he returns to management next summer and the Russian doesn’t need much of an excuse to sack Di Matteo to make room for the former Barcelona coach.

Saturday’s defeat at the Hawthorns lead to a furious dressing room bust-up involving players and staff. Goalkeeper Petr Cech is understood to have been left angered by Chelsea’s poor defensive display while Di Matteo is also said to have been at the centre of things.

Raised voices could be heard as players and staff tore into each other, one man shouting the performance was ‘rubbish – and you all know it‘ while another said ‘Call yourself Champions League winners?‘.

Chelsea defender David Luiz confirmed after the game that the players were all upset following the defeat:

‘We were upset, it is normal. We are disappointed as we should have won this game.’

Luiz is quoted as saying in the Daily Mail

The Brazilian was then quizzed about the dressing argument, something he feels in normal at a big club like Chelsea. He continued:

 ‘Of course it’s normal. This is a big club and you cannot lose games.’

Would Chelsea fans be disappointed to see Di Matteo sacked? Get involved in the comments section.



  1. kelechi nwachukwu

    November 19, 2012 at 10:42 am

    the team is just building a system of game which need time to balance back the issue of if rdm would be sacked is not what is to be discussed now lets give some time to him, the problem we have now is finishers with torres we will go no where. the management should be thinking of buying more 2 or 3 finishers to have a complete team also rdm can change roles for players it is applicable in some cases not just sane roles everytime. the 4-2-3-1 is a good formation but give different roles to the player to see if they could be better.

  2. Tamunodeinma Edward

    November 19, 2012 at 11:39 am

    I still believe that RDM is fit for the Chelsea job, but just as my brother Nwachukwu has said the bane of Chelsea is a finisher, Torres has been the most profligate Striker in the EPL this season. He has managed to score just 4 league goals out of a multitude of clear-cut chances and opportunities and that is below poor. As a matter of urgency, Chelsea needs an out-and-out striker. We cannot continue with the Fernando Torres Project, its a bad business. Di Matteo is clever and intelligent give him some time and he’ll deliver. Why are we even looking Far, no doubt Falcao is in terrific form at the moment, but why do we want to spend that kind of of money? Why not look inwards? Why not tempt JELAVIC out of Everton, with far less than what we are planning to bring Falcao with! At least this is a player with Premier league experience who will definitely get the goals. Just my opinion!

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