Antonio Conte's men have endured a shaky run of form in the past couple of weeks as they continue to slide down the Premier League table. The former Barcelona manager is being linked with both jobs but according to Mundo Deportivo the Blues are in pole position to secure the manager's services at the end of the season.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has heaped praise upon Luis Enrique despite rumors of the Spaniard potentially taking over at Stamford Bridge.
Now making his discontent very clear, however, Conte says that an ability to get the best from his squad may have dissuaded his employers from spending in the recent transfer windows.
The forward has posted a picture on social media of him back in training - and Chelsea fans will hope he gets up to full fitness as soon as possible to at least play some part in the game. But, I repeat, I'm not jealous or envious of other managers. 'When I was the coach of Juventus, he was Roma's coach.
"Yes, I have spoken with him".
He said:"For sure, he's an important player for us". I have great admiration for Luis Enrique and he is a fantastic coach.
"If the club decides to send me away, I don't know when, it'll be because they're not happy with my work".
"I think that I'm the type of coach who, if I have a player who is [a] six, I bring him to an eight", he added.
Chris Sutton believes Chelsea FC didn't sign enough players of quality to win the Champions League and retain the Premier League.
"We are talking about a team that is fourth in the league (before the start of the weekend games), is preparing to face the game against Barcelona, we are in the FA Cup competition and we reached the semi-finals of the League Cup".
The pressure is undoubtedly mounting on Conte at Stamford Bridge, but he has warned the club against dismissing him, despite just one win in our past five Premier League games. I have, usually, a great respect.
Setting aside the persistent rumours, Conte said he regards Enrique extremely highly.