Roman Abramovich makes key decision amid Antonio Conte and David Luiz saga

Roman Abramovich is reportedly ready to have a more hands-on role at Chelsea.

A turbulent week ended on a positive note on Sunday when Chelsea beat Manchester United 1-0 at Stamford Bridge.

The build-up to the game was dominated in part by Antonio Conte’s mind games with Jose Mourinho, as well as David Luiz’s reported bust-up with his manager.

Conte dropped Luiz for the United game, a decision that paid off as Andreas Christensen produced an accomplished display in the victory.

But Abramovich, who has often been in the background since taking over the club in 2003, wants more involvement.

The Daily Mail claim he wants to have more of an oversight of the day-to-day running of the west London outfit.

Abramovich is aware of the issue concerning Luiz, but he isn’t questioning the Italian’s handling of it.

The Russian billionaire has had problems before with rifts in his squad.

Jose Mourinho was sacked in 2015, which in part was due to tensions with the players.

And the Mail claim Abramovich wants to know whether he might have a similar problem on his hands with Conte.

Chelsea travel to face West Brom after the international break on Saturday November 18 (3pm).

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