Andriy Shevchenko appears to be on the outer at Chelsea.

The Daily Mail says as Roman Abramovich left Manchester United on Sunday, he must have grudgingly accepted how wrong he was to go to war with Jose Mourinho over Shevchenko.

Insiders certainly suggest that he did, given what appears to be the reaction among the Stamford Bridge hierarchy to the Ukraine striker's performance in the 2-0 loss to Manchester United.

"He was awful," said one. "I think that's got to be him finished at Chelsea."