Antonio Conte rewarded by Roman Abramovich with Chelsea contract extension
Antonio Conte has reportedly signed a new contract with Chelsea. (AFP/Getty Images)

Antonio Conte has been rewarded for Chelsea’s form this season with a new contract extension, according to reports in Italy.

Tuttomercatoweb claim that the 47-year-old has signed a new deal which will now run until 2020.

The Italian’s initial contract, which he signed with Chelsea when he joined last April, was due to expire in 2019.

After 25 games played in the Premier League, Conte has managed to guide Chelsea to top spot, eight points clear of second-placed Manchester City.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 14: Cesar Azpilicueta of Chelsea, Antonio Conte head coach / manager of Chelsea and Thibaut Courtois of Chelsea celebrate at full time during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Chelsea at The King Power Stadium on January 14, 2017 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)
Chelsea are eight points clear at the top of the Premier League. (AMA/Getty Images)
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 14: Antonio Conte head coach / manager of Chelsea celebrates at full time during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Chelsea at The King Power Stadium on January 14, 2017 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)
Conte’s new deal reportedly expires in 2020. (AMA/Getty Images)

Since making the drastic switch to a 3-4-3 system at the start of October, Chelsea have won all but four of their 23 games in all competitions.

Conte could also potentially win the double in his first season in England, although they must beat Manchester United in the FA Cup quarter-final to reach Wembley.

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