Only Terry, Ivanovic escape as Abramovich holds Chelsea crisis talks

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has held crisis talks after their FA Cup elimination at home by Everton.
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Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has held crisis talks after their FA Cup elimination at home by Everton.

The Daily Mail says Abramovich is understood to have held crisis talks with senior Chelsea officials in response to Saturday's FA Cup loss on penalties to Everton.

The owner appears to agree with his manager's assessment that only two of Chelsea's outfield players - captain John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic - are currently performing to their potential and will remind his highly-paid stars of their responsibilities.

Having already spent more than £75million on Fernando Torres and David Luiz in last month's transfer window, Abramovich is keen to make further investments in his team this summer to put pressure on the established stars.

He also wants to see some of the younger players promoted more regularly to the senior ranks, in particular Josh McEachran and Gael Kakuta, who has been lent to Fulham.

 
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