Di Matteo relaxed about player power

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Roberto Di Matteo insists he had no problem with John Terry or any other Chelsea player barking orders from the bench.

Accusations of player power at Stamford Bridge emerged again on Wednesday night when Blues captain Terry was pictured urging Michael Essien to drop back into defence during the club's thrilling Champions League triumph over Napoli. That came just 24 hours after Terry had branded claims he and other senior stars ran the dressing room as "complete nonsense".

Caretaker boss Di Matteo said: "I've had a long playing career myself at the highest level. I've been coaching for some years now as well and I expect everybody to be involved and everybody to help each other on the pitch and the ones that are on the bench, and that's what I believe in."

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