Roman Abramovich ‘will act’ following Chelsea’s 6-0 thrashing at the hands of Manchester City on Sunday, according to former assistant boss at Stamford Bridge, Paul Clement.

The Blues were walloped by the champions at the Etihad on Sunday afternoon, suffering their worst ever Premier League defeat in the process.

Such was the level of the hammering that Chelsea sank below Arsenal into sixth in the table as their goal difference took such a heavy dent. Clement, who worked at Chelsea from 2007-11, believes that the club’s owners will not accept the result and will take measures.

‘There’s something going on that’s wrong behind the scenes,’ Clement told beIN SPORTS. ‘What I do know for sure is that the club will not accept that. The owner will not accept that.

‘History shows that when the team is not playing at the level that is required, and expected for a club like that and what they’ve achieved over the years, they do take measures. They will act.’

Both Sarri and club captain Cesar Azpilicueta apologised for the heavy defeat in Manchester after the game.

‘In the last three matches away we’ve played very badly so we need to say sorry,’ said the manager.

Azpilicueta added: ‘It is one of the worst nights in my career, it is difficult to explain what happened. We are conceding a lot of goals and we cannot accept that. All I can do is apologise to the fans because it is not acceptable.

Chelsea do not have another Premier League fixture until 27 February as they have various cup commitments in the meantime.