Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has held crunch talks with manager Andre Villas-Boas over recent results.
The Sunday Express says Abramovich has not been overly impressed with Chelseaâ€™s start to the season, especially the 5-3 home defeat against Arsenal. Itâ€™s believed the Russian has been perplexed by his young managerâ€™s treatment of some of the experienced players, especially Frank Lampard and has made his feelings known.
Lampard has been left out on occasions as the 34-year-old former Porto boss attempts to develop a younger side in his image.
But the results and some performances havenâ€™t reached the heights expected at Chelsea.
Itâ€™s all putting pressure on Villas-Boas, who faces a critical test against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.
It hasnâ€™t reached crisis stage yet but there are differences of opinion over certain aspects of play.