Chelsea backroom staff battling to keep jobs

Chelsea's backroom staff are battling for their jobs.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is planning a summer clearout after this week's Champions League failings.

The Sun says the roles of assistant Ray Wilkins and coaches such as Paul Clement and Christophe Lollichon will be looked into.

And there will even be a major study of the Chelsea medical staff - including the club's chief medical officer, Dr Bryan English.

That is because the Blues have suffered this season from a run of long-term injuries to vital first-teamers like Michael Essien, Ashley Cole and Jose Bosingwa, with all three unlikely to play again in the current campaign.