Fabregas and Willian combined beautifully just before half-time for the Spaniard to score the goal which confirmed Chelsea’s best run since the 2005/06 season.
“Cesc is a good player for us,” Conte said.
“I have four midfielders and it is important for me to evaluate the form of the single players, some games you need players more physical and some games more technical. It is important that Cesc had a good game.
“I prefer my players not to look at the table and to focus on the next game in three days. We must prepare very well to have a good Christmas.”
That seems guaranteed since Chelsea will definitely top the table on December 25. On each of the previous four occasions it has achieved that feat, it has gone on to win the title.