Chelsea No2 Wilkins confirms Abramovich players meeting

Chelsea No2 Ray Wilkins has confirmed Roman Abramovich spoke to the squad after their Champions League elimination.

Chelsea No2 Ray Wilkins has confirmed Roman Abramovich spoke to the squad after their Champions League elimination.

Reports after Chelsea's defeat against Inter suggested the Russian was furious with another Champions League disappointment.

But Wilkins said: "It was a very positive meeting that the players have had with Roman so from that aspect he just added his support to the situation.

"We were delighted to see him, he's always extremely involved in the club. He owns the club and wants to have a big input into what happens. So whenever he is down it is a positive as far as we're concerned.

"He's very close to the players, he knows the way they work so therefore he wanted to have a little input with them during the week. It was nothing dramatic, it was all pretty low-key stuff so we just get on with the business now."