Chelsea still have a chance of finishing in the top four and a place in next season's Champions League, but they need to win both their remaining matches, and hope either Liverpool or Tottenham slip up. "We were never really near the bottom, apart from one match week by goal difference, and always collected consistently points", added the German.
"I can't believe that we survived in this Premier League season, whatever happens happens but now we will celebrate tonight and tomorrow for sure".
Huddersfield players celebrated wildly with their travelling supporters at the final whistle and crates of beer were spotted being carried down the Stamford Bridge tunnel as the survival party began in the away dressing room.
"I'm realistic. I think at the end of the season you finish in the position that you deserve". We love games like this, we knew what we needed, a point. In the Championship season we were predicted to be relegated and we got promoted so we are used to it.
"I did the rotation also against Burnley", Conte said.
Conte's mood has not been the best since the previous global break and even a FA Cup final triumph over Manchester United may not be sufficient to guarantee his stay, based on owner Roman Abramovich's demands from his managers, which includes regular participation in the Champions League. "To make rotation, it means playing with players like [Alvaro] Morata, Willian and [Andreas] Christensen, players who usually are in the lineup from the start".
"Hopefully they all came through the game then one week is fantastic". We spent a lot of energy against Liverpool.
"But we must respect Huddersfield". People said that lineup was not good, but we won.
Chelsea dominated possession throughout the game on Wednesday night and the visitors were camped inside their own half for long spells but they earned the point they requited to preserve their top-flight status. They want to go back by coach.
"We must give compliments to Huddersfield for this result...congratulations to the club".
Chelsea's club-record signing has comprehensively failed to replace even the majority of Diego Costa's production this season, netting just three times in 2018 - and he rarely threatened a fourth against Huddersfield.
Fabregas told Sky Sports: "We are taking more chances because we are winning, and that's the most important".