Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is fed-up with the player-power at the club. The Sunday Mirror says the Blues billionaire owner knows dressing-room dissent is ­undermining the reign of manager Andre Villas-Boas.

The Russian owner, who has hired or fired seven managers in eight years and used to indulge his star players, has decided the time is right to get tough.

Abramovich, who paid Porto a staggering £13m in compensation to secure the services of the young Portuguese coach last summer, is in no mood to allow players to dictate to him who should be their boss and whether AVB stays or goes.