Our aim is to remain as competitive as possible and challenge strongly on all fronts.
The owner and the Board would like to thank Roberto for all he has done for the club since taking over in March.
Roberto helped guide us to an historic Champions League victory and a seventh FA Cup. We will never forget the huge contribution he has made to this club's history and he will always be welcome at Stamford Bridge.
– Chelsea FC
The club will be making an announcement shortly regarding a new first team manager.
Chelsea Football Club has parted company this morning with manager Roberto Di Matteo.
The team's recent performances and results have not been good enough and the owner and the Board felt that a change was necessary now to keep the club moving in the right direction as we head into a vitally important part of the season.
The club faces a difficult task ahead in qualifying for the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League as well as maintaining a strong challenge for the top of the Premier League while competing in three other cup competitions.
Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo insisted he did not believe Terry capable of discrimination.
Di Matteo said:
"From my judgment on this man, I've known him for many, many years since we played together."I've never had any doubt about the fact that his comments wouldn't be of any kind of discrimination against any kind of ethnic party."
Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo has confirmed striker Daniel Sturridge has viral meningitis.
At a press briefing at Chelsea's training ground he said the striker was taken ill over the weekend.
Chelsea are receiving hourly updates on the striker's health and say the club's doctors have been with him since he was taken ill.
"What matters is he gets well soon", said Di Matteo, who said he hoped he would still be able to play in Team GB's Olympic football team.
"We will be monitoring him on a daily basis but the fact that he is feeling better is very positive, I'm optimistic that he will recover and will be able to join the team", Di Matteo said. Sturridge remains in hospital.
Chelsea's Interim Manager Roberto Di Matteo believes a defeat against Tottenham tomorrow would make their chances of qualifying for next season's Champions League very difficult. The Blues are five points behind fourth-placed Spurs in the Premier League table.