Roman Abramovich holds crisis talks after 2-1 defeat to Liverpool

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Roman Abramovich, the Russian billionaire owner of Chelsea football club, is not a man renowned for having patience during his Premier League reign.

It has almost become the norm in west London for managers to be given the boot if results turn sour, which last season, they did in the extreme.

Still reeling from what was Chelsea's worst season since 1995/96, Abramovich has made it his primary objective to make the club aware of his need for improvement following their 2-1 defeat to Liverpool on Friday night.


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The Reds represented the first real test of Antonio Conte's expertise to which he and his team failed miserably. 

In the wake of their failure, the Sun have revealed that Abramovich stayed up until 1am holding crisis talks with the club's officials amid fears that they are destined for another season of despair.

The Russian's reaction to the loss reflected the manner in which the Blues were defeated. Despite the margain for loss being only the one goal, Chelsea were comprehensively outplayed by Jurgen Klopp's side all over the pitch.

£117m worth of investment was placed in the squad over the summer and it appears that it has done little to galvanise a team which was in dire need of a morale boost after finishing tenth last season.

David Luiz made his debut in the match as an emergency replacement for the injured John Terry, but the deadline day signing did little to inspire fans that he was the long-term solution to their defensive woes.

N'Golo Kante endured his worst performance so far in a Chelsea shirt, while other new signings Marcos Alonso and Michy Batshuayi had little or no impact upon proceedings.

Aside from Diego Costa, the rest of the players who featured seemed disinterested and lacked any cutting edge throughout the match.

Eden Hazard, who was tipped to bounce back to his best this season, failed to inject his creative influence into the match, while Willian, last season's player of the year, continued his underwhelming start to the campaign.

Many will call Abramovich's crisis talks premature and unnecessary, but simply looking at the facts and the overall display at Liverpool, suggest he may be correct in addressing just how serious a situation it is.

Another dire performance in a game of this magnitude cannot occur again and if it does, you fear for the ear drums of the Chelsea officials - plus not to mention their sleeping patterns. 

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