After sacking Thomas Tuchel as manager over the Club 1-0 defeat at Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League.
Chelsea is expected to approach Brighton for permission to speak to Graham Potter.
Potter is understood to be Chelsea’s first choice but Mauricio Pochettino and Zinedine Zidane, both of whom are out of work, are also on their shortlist.
Chelsea ‘lacked smell of blood’ in dismal defeat in Zagreb, admits ‘angry’ TuchelTuchel’s departure follows a disappointing start to the season, with the club having also been beaten by Leeds and Southampton in the Premier League.
The co-owner Todd Boehly learned that some senior players were unhappy with Tuchel’s tactics and is keen to make his own appointment. Chelsea used three formations in Zagreb, one of which included using Raheem Sterling in central midfield.