Blues owner not happy with club’s recent form.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is already considering parting company with interim head coach Rafael Benitez after just two months in charge at Stamford Bridge, report the Daily Star.
The West Londoners were almost dumped out the FA Cup at the fourth round stage by League One Brentford, only remaining in the competition thanks to a last-gasp goal from club-record signing Fernando Torres at Griffin Park.
And that disappointing result comes hard on the heels of other recent failures for the Blues, including losing their Capital One Cup semi-final to Swansea City, when Benitez’s side did not even manage to score a goal over the two legs, as well as defeat in the Club World Cup final to Corinthians in Japan at the end of last year.
Meanwhile, the club’s form in the Premier League is what most concerns the Russian oligarch as they fight with London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur to secure a place in the top four come the end of this campaign, and with it a lucrative spot in next season’s Champions League.
Chelsea currently occupy third place in the table, but poor results against the likes of struggling West Ham United and Fulham have left doubts as to whether the Spaniard is the right man for the job after all.
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