Monday, November 19, 2012


According to reports, Chelsea coach Roberto Di Matteo is fighting to save his job only six months after he helped the European Champions to lift the UEFA Champions League trophy.

After starting the season so well, Chelsea's campaign is in danger of falling apart as they have won just three of their last seven games, and a defeat against Serie A champions Juventus in Turin on Tuesday would put their Champions League campaign in serious jeopardy and obviously Russian Millionaire owner Roman Abramovich appears to have lost his patience. 

Di Matteo's side will also face Barclays Premier League leaders Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Sunday and these are vital matches for Di Matteo, with Abramovich aware that former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola wants to work at Chelsea when he returns to management next summer.

Di Matteo was calmness personified in front of the media a few moments later but back in the dressing room, he too had stomped around in a fashion that was seldom witnessed when he was in charge of West Bromwich.

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Also, Goalkeeper Petr Cech was at the centre of a heated dressing-room row following Saturday's 2-1 defeat at West Bromwich.

Cech was furious after Chelsea's poor defensive display left them four points behind Manchester City.

Amid a flurry of expletives, another voice screamed that the display was 'rubbish - and you all know it'.

Other comments that were overheard included the barb: 'Call yourself Champions League winners?' as passions spilled over.


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