Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is delighted with the work of manager Rafa Benitez.

The Sunday Telegraph says Abramovich is believed to be very happy with Benítez, and would like to retain him after the end of this campaign, but he accepts that the appointment cannot happen given the hostility of the club's supporters to the Spaniard.

Despite what one source said was the "disarray" at Chelsea, Abramovich is pleased with the Benítez even though has conceded that with Chelsea now 13 points behind leaders Manchester United any hopes of winning the Premier League have ended.