Bets on Antonio Conte getting sacked are suspended

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Antonio Conte's odds to be sacked from his post as Chelsea manager have been dramatically suspended by various bookmakers on Thursday afternoon.

Roman Abramovich has been known to be quick on the trigger to dismiss managers in the past but even this would be considered extreme by his standards.

The ex-Juventus boss was only appointed in the summer after taking Italy to the quarter-finals of Euro 2016.

Chelsea have made a less than convincing start to the campaign but sit just three points behind the top four after seven games.

Back-to-back defeats to Liverpool and Arsenal did pile some pressure on the Italian, however, the Blues responded in impressive fashion to beat Hull before the international break.

Nevertheless, Betway and Paddy Power have suspended any bets on Conte being given the elbow following a flurry of activity, according to The Sun.

With just a few days to go before Chelsea's clash with Leicester, making the call now would be very strange considering the team haven't been in action for nearly two weeks.

It means, regardless of what the bookies think, Conte getting the sack still looks extremely unlikely.

However, that could all change if something has happened behind the scenes that could have put the manager's position under threat but is yet to come out.

The Sun have also claimed that Conte was not at Chelsea's Cobham training ground today and was in fact at Stamford Bridge, but we'll leave the potential reasons behind that to your own imagination.

Should the 47-year-old be given his marching orders, he will be the second Premier League boss to lose his job this season after Swansea replaced Francesco Guidolin with Bob Bradley last week.

Meanwhile, Chelsea fans have been reacting to the news on Twitter. Here are some of the best tweets:

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