Antonio Conte has confirmed that Roman Abramovich attended a recent Chelsea training session amid growing reports that the billionaire owner is running out of patience with his manager.

The Blues have struggled in defence of their Premier League crown, falling nine points behind leaders Manchester City, and picked up just one point from a possible six in back-to-back Champions League clashes with Roma.

That was followed by a report from Spanish publication Marca which claimed Abramovich has already decided to sack Conte and is no longer on speaking terms with the Russian.