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Avram Grant under fire at Chelsea

Who would be Avram Grant? His Chelsea team look to have thrown away their tenuous title hopes on Monday night, and while the Blues are still in the Champions League Roman's wolves are circling ahead of tomorrow's game with Everton.

We thought things couldn't get any worse for Grant until we saw the headline 'Blues Star Lashes Avram' in today's Sun. But before delving brain first into the intellectual smörgåsbord that is Britain's biggest selling truth giver, we tried to guess which Chelsea star had launched a verbal turd at the under fire Grant: Drogba, JT, Lamps?

Imagine our surprise when we up popped Tal Ben Haim. It seems that playing for Maccabi Tel Aviv, Bolton Wanderers and Chelsea reserves now makes you a 'star' in modern footballing parlance.

The Israeli international is none to pleased about being made to play in the reserves with no name players such as Andrei Shevchenko and Claudio Pizarro and wants his old Jose back.

"Jose Mourinho is the reason I came to Chelsea and if I knew Avram Grant was going to be the first team coach then I would have signed for another club, the fact is while Jose was the coach I played most of the games and people know me know that I would not have come here to be a reserve," the Israeli international said.

The Special One has also been heaping the pressure on poor old Avram claiming in a new book that not only is Jose as good a manager as Wenger and Ferguson but that he was a victim of his own outstanding success by winning the Premiership in his first season at Chelsea. Never one for self doubt, Mourhino's tome is entitled 'Jose Mourinho: Born Winner'.

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