The Spaniard has started all but two leagues games this term.
“Last season maybe he didn’t deserve to start, but now he deserves to play regularly,” Conte noted.
“At the same time I understand he needs a bit of rest because he is playing every game. Now I have four midfielders in good form and for sure I need to have rotation.
“I am very happy because Cesc is showing great commitment in two phases, with the ball and without the ball. Also, when we play with three midfielders, he is more free offensively.”
The Blues are going for Premier League victory number five in a row, and Conte concluded his conference by talking about one of the reasons for our fine form.
“To have a good balance is very important for my team. We need to work more on this aspect, because this season we have had ups and downs, but now we are trying to find different solutions compared to last season.
“This is a good moment for us and we have to continue in this way.”