Head coach Conte rotated his side for Wednesday’s 1-0 Premier League win over Swansea.
Cesar Azpilicueta was rested in the Premier League for the first time under Conte, ending a run of 74 successive league starts since December 2015, while Eden Hazard was relegated to the substitutes’ bench.
Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas enjoys a pampering as he recovers from the Swansea win
With nine games remaining in all competitions this calendar year, Conte is expected to keep altering his line-up, something Spainish playmaker Fabregas welcomed.
Fabregas told the London Evening Standard: ‘We have to cope with the situation. No-one can play every three days even if we want to.
‘If you keep playing, you will keep carrying knocks so it is good to have a break sometimes and come back fresher.
‘To know that the team is performing and winning without Eden really being involved is very good.
‘We started the season without him and he didn’t start against Swansea because he is the best player (and needed a rest).
‘Beating Swansea has kept the momentum going. In this period of the year it is just…