Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will NOT canvas the opinion of the players over the work of manager Antonio Conte.
The Irish Independent says past managers became victims of dressing-room dissatisfaction at Stamford Bridge.
But with the club legends such as John Terry, Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba and Petr Cech all gone, along with Branislav Ivanovic, it is understood that none of the current squad has a direct line to the Chelsea owner.
Abramovich has been in London and was at the home defeat by Bournemouth that preceded Monday’s 4-1 loss against Watford when Chelsea had Tiemoue Bakayoko sent off in the first half.
But he has not canvassed the opinion of Conte’s players, as Chelsea wait to see whether they can lift themselves out of their recent slump.