Already leading the league with 41 goals conceded, Stoke could be in for a long day (through with Chelsea's recent conversion rate issues, perhaps not). "On that basis it would be a good return, so Monday becomes a big game for us".
Stoke will have to watch out for the seemingly telepathic connection between Chelsea's Spanish players, who combined to score the goals against Albion.
Asked if he would be resting players at the weekend in order to keep them fresh for the Arsenal clash, Conte said: "We have to go game-by-game". But there are no easy games in the Premier League, as the not-wrong-by-definition cliche goes, so it's time to work, pay great attention, and win all three points. "They have continued to play well and are picking points up on a regular basis".
Stoke, meanwhile, come into this game in 13th place on the standings, just three points from the dropzone.
With Manchester City running away with the league title, Chelsea appear to be playing for a top four spot and, sitting in third, boast a five-point cushion over fifth placed Tottenham Hotspur.
"They are very good at home".
"I think that tomorrow we have a very hard game against Stoke City as you remember well last season in the same period we suffered a lot to beat them at home", he continued.
Chelsea team news: Antonio Conte is due to address the media Friday afternoon, so he might provide an update on the status of Andreas Christensen, who missed Tuesday's game with a bout of some unspecified illness.
For Stoke, their manager summarized it best.
Jack Butland is expected to start in goal, while Erik Pieters, Kevin Wimmer, Geoff Cameron and Tom Edwards are all expected to start in defence.
In addition, the Potters are also dealing with long-term injuries to Jesé Rodriguez, Glen Johnson, and Stephen Ireland.