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Villas-Boas happy with Abramovich discussions

Abramovich presence not worrying AVB. (©GettyImages)
Abramovich presence not worrying AVB. (©GettyImages).

Andre Villas-Boas says it has 'been good' to have Roman Abramovich in attendance at Chelsea training this week.

The Blues owner has been at Cobham numerous times of the past few days, and his presence has sparked suggestions he is unhappy with the job Villas-Boas is doing at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea are currently fourth in the Premier League, some 14 points adrift of leaders Manchester City, and only one clear of fifth placed Newcastle.

Sunday's capitulation against Manchester United after taking a three goal will have no doubt irked Abramovich, who has taken to attending training ever since.

Villas-Boas, though, denies the Russian billionaire is concerned by the way things are ahead at Chelsea, but has been keen to discuss the future for the club under his Portuguese manager.

"They have been good - short and accurate and precise," he told Chelseafc.com.

"The objectives we have for this season are pretty much outlined, so those are two competitions where we look better and one competition where we have to dilute the damage and try to finish fourth at least, which is not a very honourable position for the dimension of this club.

"Bearing in mind the rest we focus on the same and a lot of focus on next year's project as well.

"We haven't stopped speaking, just because he is physically present it doesn't mean the conversation has just started now.

"Conversation has been on-going in different moulds but with physical presence you get your ideas across better so it's good to have him here."

Chelsea, meanwhile, face Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday and will have Frank Lampard and John Mikel Obi available for selection following respective injuries.

Ashley Cole is also back in contention to play, following his suspension for a red card received in the draw with Swansea at the Liberty Stadium.

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