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
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich could turn to former boss Avram Grant on a short-term basis

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
Frank Lampard is coming under pressure after a poor run of Premier League form

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.

And this could see Abramovich bring in Grant as an advisor, having leg the side to runners-up in the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup in the 2007/08 season
And this could see Abramovich bring in Grant as an advisor, having leg the side to runners-up in the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup in the 2007/08 season
But the Israeli manager's desire to lead a team suggests this would be on a short-term basis
But the Israeli manager's desire to lead a team suggests this would be on a short-term basis

“Two things: never lose it even when things are going well, don't lose your fighting spirit at the highest level.

“And second, don't lose what you have here [points at head] - you need to think right and look for solutions. If you do that, then everything will be OK because the quality is there and there is a potential like there was [at Chelsea] in my time.”

It comes as Lampard has previously said he does not want special treatment from Abramovich.