The Blues travel to the London Stadium off the back of three straight Premier League wins.
And during that period the Italian gaffer has kept a reasonably settled starting XI as he seeks to implement a new 3-4-3 tactical system.
However, he’s admitted he’ll ring the changes for the derby clash.
“If you get an injury it’s important to have a good solution ready.”
Antonio Conte calls on Chelsea’s fringe aces to prove themselves ready for first-team action
And now he’s sent a message to the aces likely to be involved against Slaven Bilic’s West Ham.
“In these last three games we played very well, and it’s important when you play with the same players, they take confidence in the role to play together,” Conte said.
“But it’s important also in this game to find a solution, because if you get an injury it’s important to have a good solution ready.
“Tomorrow we can find a different solution, but I want the players to give me a good answer.”
Should they come out on top at St. Mary’s, and other results go their way, they could end the weekend top of the table.