Shevchenko´s poor performances for the Blues and his alleged close friendships with owner Roman Abramovich and new coach Avram Grant are among the suggested reasons for the breakdown in Mourinho´s relationship with the club.
But Shevchenko, who insists he does not know Grant any better than the rest of the Chelsea squad, said: "It´s a difficult moment for the club, the players, the team, because of big changes in the house, so it´s a moment for the players to stick together and do our best for the club."
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