Roman Abramovich is considering keeping Antonio Conte even if Chelsea fail to secure Champions League football for next season, according to reports. The Premier League champions currently sit fifth in the Premier League, five points behind fourth-placed Tottenham with nine games remaining. Chelsea also face a difficult task in the Champions League after their 1-1 draw with Barcelona in the first leg of their last-16 tie at Stamford Bridge. Conte will still have one year remaining on his contract with Chelsea this summer, although reports have suggested that the club will sack the Italian at the end of the season.