The Daily Star says many first teamers are angry at the way Mourinho was treated and could follow him out.

Didier Drogba, Michael Essien, Florent Malouda and Ashley Cole are all believed to be considering their Stamford Bridge careers.

And with Frank Lampard yet to sign a new deal - Barcelona are reportedly still interested in the England midfielder - Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich could see the heart ripped out of his squad.

And if Lampard goes, that could unsettle skipper John Terry.