Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has hit out at reports suggesting he is the leader of a dressing room revolt against under-fire manager Jose Mourinho.
Mourinho's position at the club appears to be in serious doubt, with the Portuguese tactician believed to be on the verge of being sacked by club owner Roman Abramovich.
Remarkably, the Blues find themselves at the wrong end of the Premier League table, down in 15th, with Sunday's 3-1 loss to Liverpool marking a sixth defeat of the campaign for the defending champions.
Much has been made of the limp performances of the Chelsea squad, with many left wondering wether Mourinho has lost the respect and support of his players.
And, after Fabregas was named by the 'The Secret Footballer' blog as the chief instigator in the Chelsea dressing room, the Spain international has moved quickly to quell such suggestions.
"I would like to clarify that contrary to a few reports from some websites, I am extremely happy at Chelsea and have an excellent relationship with the manager," Fabregas said on Twitter.
"There may be certain individuals from the outside trying to destabilise this club but I strongly believe that we will bounce back and come good again."
Chelsea will be aiming to bounce back to winning ways on Wednesday night when they take on Dynamo Kiev in a crunch Champions League clash.