Chelsea have continued their excellent form in the English Premier League, following a 3-1 victory over Swansea City at Stamford Bridge.
Conte, in a pragmatic frame of mind, quickly replaced Pedro with Nemanja Matic but Chelsea didn't stop attacking and, as legs exhausted and spaces opened, Eden Hazard crossed for Diego Costa to hammer in his 16th Premier League goal of the season.
With second-placed Manchester City's scheduled derby against Manchester United postponed due to their rivals' League Cup final date with Southampton on Sunday, Chelsea have opened up a huge lead at the top.
Understandably, some of the players have been celebrating on social media with Pedro, Kurt Zouma and Marcos Alonso all posting messages and photos to their followers on Twitter.
"We deserved a lot to win the game, now it's important to continue in this way". We are playing good football, with good intensity, scoring a lot of goals.
Fabregas was picked instead of Nemanja Matic and popped up with the first goal, a cool finish with a late run into the box and Lamps would be proud of.
Jose Mourinho has warned Chelsea manager Antonio Conte that he could face the same fate that Claudio Ranieri face when he was sacked after winning the Premier League title.
"We are not finding out now about his quality", Conte said following Chelsea's 3-1 win over Swansea.
Chelsea are eight points clear on the top and play Swansea at home on Saturday.
But Chelsea also felt they should have had a penalty when Diego Costa appeared to be fouled moments later.
"Sigurdsson's lifted it and I thought at the time Azpilicueta had handled it".
The Blues eventually restored their lead in the 73rd minute, as Pedro squeezed an effort past Lukasz Fabianksi, who should have done better.