Abramovich cuts communication line with senior Chelsea players group

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has decided the days of player power are over at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has decided the days of player power are over at Stamford Bridge.

And Abramovich's surprise move means coach Carlo Ancelotti will now emerge from their Champions League setback stronger NOT weaker.

A top insider at Stamford Bridge told The Sun: "The players have had a lot of sway over the years and used it over and over again to get what they wanted.

"They got the big contracts but they delivered the big prizes.

"The trouble is they're not delivering right now and it's been decided it's time for a change.

"So although the players will still have an input, it is Ancelotti who will run the show from now on."