Shock Avram Grant return to Chelsea plotted by Roman Abramovich on short-term basis

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich could bring in former boss Avram Grant on a short-term basis.

Frank Lampard has come under pressure at Stamford Bridge, sitting ninth in the Premier League after winning just two of their last seven games.

Having spent £200million on new talent over the summer, reports have emerged of the club starting to form a list of replacements.

And Abramovich could make his move soon – by bringing in Lampard’s former boss Grant.

The 65-year-old took the top job at Stamford Bridge for the 2007/08 season, taking over Jose Mourinho on 20 September.

And he guided the side second in the Premier League and runners-up in the Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich could turn to former boss Avram Grant on a short-term basis
(Image: 2008 AFP)

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He has been in India since 2018, working with Super League side NorthEast United as a technical advisor.

And according to Sky Sports , Chelsea’s owner could bring him to Lampard’s team in a similar role, providing supporter to the 42-year-old.

With the Israeli preferring team management roles, though, it is expected that this would be a short-term role.

Grant has previously spoken out about his former midfielder and given the manager his backing.

Frank Lampard is coming under pressure after a poor run of Premier League form
(Image: 2021 Chelsea FC)

Writing on Instagram earlier this month, the former Blues boss said: “About the current situation, I can say only this. You need to be strong when things are not going well, when things are going well everyone is a genius and knows what to do.

“But in the situation like this when things aren’t going well you need to be strong, look for solutions and show a lot about your character.

“What I can say to Frank and the others at the club is be patient, and more than this do whatever is necessary to do, that’s for sure.