Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is sending an SOS to former manager Avram Grant. The Daily Mail says Abramovich fears he has made a mistake bringing in Rafa Benitez and sees the re-appointment of Grant as an adviser to the Spaniard as a possible solution.

Benitez has been interim manager for only three games but is yet to win, and fans are fiercely against him.

After Saturday's 3-1 defeat at West Ham, Abramovich spoke to senior Chelsea lieutenants about approaching the man he sacked after the 2008 Champions League final. Grant has been out of work since leaving Partizan Belgrade at the end of last season.

The Israeli is understood to have a good relationship with Benitez, which has encouraged Abramovich to think the pair could work in tandem.