One of the beauty's of Twitter is we can see instant reaction from big name football personalities to the big news; and we don't mean Wayne Rooney's views on X Factor.
With Champions League qualification on a knife edge, and a poor run of form in the Premier League, it was perhaps inevitable than Roman Abramovich would again 'swing the axe'.
Here is a look at how some of the football world has reacted to the news.
OMG just found out that #robbiedimatteo has been sacked. That hurts me.— Ruud Gullit (@GullitR) November 21, 2012
The stability at our club is something our manager rarely gets praise for...don't under estimate that. #LambChopped— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) November 21, 2012
Roman Abramovich is an absolute moron and thus Chelsea are a joke. Wouldn't surprise me if John Terry got the job.— John Fashanu (@JohnFashanu) November 21, 2012
Rush rush this morning to get to the airport just seen Roberto Di Matteo sacked football is a mad and strange game coming goings ups down— Kyle Walker (@kyle28walker) November 21, 2012