Chelsea have labelled reports suggesting that coach Carlo Ancelotti was ready to quit Stamford Bridge as "total nonsense".
The Italian has come under pressure in recent weeks following a dip in in their form, coupled with the shock departure of his right-hand man Ray Wilkins.
The Blues have lost three of their last four games, but still remain top of the league on goal difference following their latest defeat at Birmingham on Saturday.
Wilkins' departure has rocked the club, with Ancelotti confirming that the decision to axe him was not his.
On Sunday, bookmakers reported a huge surge in betting on Ancelotti departing and rumours began