But they've replaced him? You can't replace someone who's still there, thats an industrial tribunal minefield!
Maybe he's on gardening leave? I know they've replaced him but his contract has not been terminated. Probably see it as a way of getting compo out of Chelsea. And the reason they haven't got rid of Conte is they don't want to pay his severance, and they thought he would be the one asking to leave, rather than them pushing him out the door. I think they thought he was going to go back to the Italy job, from what I've read/heard.
Total mess of a situation, further muddled by Abramovic's visa issues.