Huddersfield Town were left celebrating after securing their Premier League safety on Wednesday with a dramatic and resilient 1-1 draw at Chelsea, a result that looks nearly certain to condemn Swansea City to relegation.
Chelsea will be looking to finish the season on a high when they lock horns in the finals of the FA Cup against Manchester United at Wembley. But it's a pity because, also today, I saw a fantastic commitment from my players.
But former Blues fullback Mario Melchiot believes Conte is sending the wrong signals, telling talkSPORT: "If you don't play him you are nearly giving him an answer like: 'If I'm not playing why would I want to stay?'"
"The situation wasn't in our hands and for sure the possibility is less than before", Conte said.
'At the same time we have to try and to do our best.
"It's stupid if we think rotation was a problem".
"We have a squad that can win, today we spent a lot of energy against Liverpool". I think we must give a best compliment to Huddersfield for this result.
The Blues are gunning for a victory which could propel the club into the top-4, depending on the outcome of Tottenham's match with Newcastle, while relegation-threatened Huddersfield are desperately seeking the point that will secure their top-flight survival.