Chelsea players rattled by Abramovich anger

The Chelsea hierarchy steamed into the players after last week's Champions League elimination.

The Chelsea hierarchy steamed into the players after last week's Champions League elimination.

The News of the World says Chelsea players had never seen Roman Abramovich so angry, as he and his lieutenants Eugene Tenenbaum and Ron Gourlay made clear their Euro disappointment.

One person who was in the meeting admitted nobody had ever seen Abramovich so obviously angry and disgusted.

He said: "Roman didn't actually say that much but it was clear from what he did say and his body language that he was absolutely furious.

"Nobody knew he was coming to Cobham on Wednesday and certainly nobody expected the three most powerful men at the club to call a meeting.

"It was Tenenbaum who did most of the talking. Well, actually, there was as much shouting as talking. He made the points that Roman obviously wanted to get across.

"The meeting lasted almost two hours and it wasn't a debate, it was the boss getting a message across and everybody was pretty clear about what it meant. If there wasn't a dramatic change, then there would be new faces coming in the summer. It wasn't just the players he was talking about, it was the coaches and the medical people as well. Nobody felt safe coming out of the meeting."