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Grant Set For Blues Return As Abramovich Fears He’s Made A Mistake

Blues owner Roman Abramovich is ready to make an SOS call to Avram Grant in a bid to try and save Chelsea’s season, with the former boss eyed for an adviser role

Roman Abramovich is ready to make an SOS call to former boss Avram Grant in a bid to try and save Chelsea’s flagging season, according to the Daily Mail.

The Russian fears he may have made a mistake in appointing Rafa Benitez and wants to appoint Grant as an adviser for the Spaniard.

Benitez has been in charge for just three games but is still searching for his first win and has faced a barrage of abuse from the Stamford Bridge faithful. The former Liverpool boss opened with successive 0-0 home draws with Man City and Fulham, with Abramovich understood to have been left fuming by his teams performances during the two matches.

However, Saturday’s 3-1 defeat to London rivals West Ham appears to have been the final straw for Abramovich as he held crisis talks with senior Chelsea officials about the idea of approaching Grant to return to the club.

The Israeli was sacked as Chelsea boss after losing the Champions League final in 2008 but is understood to have a good relationship with Benitez, and Abramovich is hopeful the pair can work together to save the Blues season.

The Chelsea owner has already met with fans and visited the clubs training ground as he conducts his own inquest into the teams problems, and is fearful the appointment of Benitez is turning into a disaster.

The Mail claim the Chelsea players have not reacted well to Rafa’s appointment and are having communication issues with the new boss. Benitez insists on holding two team-talks, one in English and one in Spanish, which is said to have caused confusion in the dressing room against West Ham at the weekend.

Abramovich has not ruled out sacking Benitez if the poor form continues and with Grant installed in a consultancy role, he will be able to step in should the Spaniard suffer the same fate as Roberto Di Matteo.

Would Chelsea fans like Grant back to advise Benitez? Get involved in the comments section.



  1. ayedun whytee

    December 3, 2012 at 10:29 am

    alght we dont really like grant bt he is better than benitez and we fans wil support him to save oue club bt we will not and never like benitez fact

  2. dike odinaka

    December 3, 2012 at 11:03 am

    We the chelsea fan will support any move to save our dear club this season, The mistake has been made already. I urge all blue fan worldwide to support player, management & staff.

  3. olivier marambo

    December 3, 2012 at 11:14 am

    we do not love grant, but we can like him than benitez, fact we loves our only dimateo!! sack rafa away and let dimateo return back at all!

  4. Shegsbaba

    December 3, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    In di matteo we trust we dnt wnt rafa………..bring him back…grant is still prefarable

  5. nwazue david

    December 3, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Anyother person on earth is and will always be better dan benitez. Sofar he,benitez is there chelsea will not do well. He scatered liverpool,drag them away from big 4, scatered inter and drag them away 4rom cl play and RA was so blind that he couldn’t see that and so dull dat he could not understand. D reward for sacking our true legend will be 7th position.

  6. Ochu

    December 4, 2012 at 6:39 am

    …Pls sack benitez nd get bk dimateo. 10z 2 all blues fans…luv u all

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