Chelsea's defeated players had a perhaps unnerving visitor in the dressing room after the game.
Chelsea had appeared to be coasting to a win over Swiss champions FC Basel, only to concede two late goals to slip to a surprise 2-1 home defeat in their Champions League opener.
Jose Mourinho admitted in his post-match interview that this was a time for players in his squad to show their leadership qualities and stand up and be counted.
Mourinho had selected new signing Willian, leaving out fans favourite Juan Mata - who was brought on for the Brazilian with half an hour to go.
Samuel Eto'o started the game up front, with captain John Terry left on the bench, with £50 million signing Fernando Torres not even a substitute.
As Mourinho departed his interview, and headed back to the dressing room he will have been greeted by an unwelcome visitor.
SkySports' Jeff Stelling confirmed that owner Roman Abramovich had been spotted entering the dressing room, no doubt to give his views on the performance.
Once again the billionaire has spent a fortune over the summer, but the club have now lost their last two league games.
What the fallout will be from his visit remains to be seen.
Who should be the target of Abramovich's ire? A particular player or Mourinho himself?
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