And despite failing to defend their title, Conte insists the season will be a success, if they finish in the top four.
"To win every game and draw one means you are having a fantastic run".
"But there is great motivation to find a place in the Champions League next year, there are four places for six top teams".
"On Saturday we have a game which is very hard against Stoke City".
"But it's normal when your competitors are doing so well, like Manchester City... it's very hard to think about fighting until the end for the title".
He was unable to make an impact at Chelsea following his move from Augsburg in 2015 and has been tipped to return to Germany on loan during the second half of the season. But they bounced back from the latter with a routine 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend, and will be hoping to repeat their 4-0 win against the Potters earlier this season.
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"My answer is always the same", Conte replied on the future of the duo during his pre-match conference on Friday.
"I give the same speech for Eden as for [Courtois]". I remember very well the game.
"Maybe take one of those off and play Fabregas".
"Personally, I'm very happy to stay here and work here, to have this type of Christmas period. I want to continue to see this situation for many years".
Conte will likely rotate his side as he has done all December as Chelsea play at least two games a week.
"For sure, the club will try to do their best in the market to improve the squad from a numerical aspect".
Hughes' side have the worst defensive record in the division, conceding 41 goals, while they face a bit of a crisis at the back, as Ryan Shawcross, Bruno Martins Indi and Glen Johnson are all injured, while Kurt Zouma is ineligible to face his parent club.