By Press Association Reporter
Published: 12:06 GMT, 7 January 2020 | Updated: 12:19 GMT, 7 January 2020
Chelsea have paid out more than £26million over the sacking of Antonio Conte and Roman Abramovich pumped £247m into the club in 2018-19.
The Premier League club's latest accounts show the Stamford Bridge outfit paid a total of £26.6million, in compensation to former manager Conte and his backroom staff and legal costs.
Conte was sacked by Chelsea in July 2018 after two years at the helm, and was later replaced by Maurizio Sarri.
Antonio Conte's sacking cost Chelsea more than £26million, latest accounts revealed
The club's wage bill went up by