Chelsea could sack manager Maurizio Sarri during the international break following their 2-0 defeat to Everton on Sunday.
Goals from Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson condemned Chelsea to a seventh league defeat of the season at Goodison Park, leaving Sarri’s side three points behind fourth-placed Arsenal in the race for Champions League qualification.
According to the Express Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich may use the coming international break to replace Sarri, who has endured a disappointing season since arriving from Napoli last summer.
The Italian is understood to be under pressure at Stamford Bridge, with the Europa League offering Chelsea’s only realistic hope of a trophy this season.
Sarri has come under criticism this season, with fans showing frustration at the 60-year-old’s positional use of N’Golo Kante, whilst there has been an over-reliance on Eden Hazard for goals.
Chelsea paid a fee of £4.4m to acquire Sarri from Naples last summer, but after an underwhelming debut season in West London, the notoriously impatient Abramovich is said to be ready to make yet another managerial appointment.