Petr Cech has played down suggestions that Chelsea’s players criticised boss Andre Villas-Boas in front of club owner Roman Abramovich.
The Russian billionaire’s recent training-ground presence has increased speculation that Villas-Boas’ position is under threat.
And senior players are believed to have voiced concerns about the manager’s tactics at a meeting attended by Abramovich in the wake of the 2-0 defeat at Everton two-and-a-half weeks ago.
However, Blues goalkeeper Cech said: “Everyone has been talking about a meeting between the team and Abramovich, but the truth is elsewhere and the picture of that meeting was distorted.
“The club is under constant media pressure. That’s the problem. There is a lot of speculation and nonsense, but we have to live with that.”