But, after defeat at Manchester United last weekend left Chelsea's advantage at the summit over Spurs trimmed to four points, Conte appears to be prioritising Southampton's league visit to Stamford Bridge on Tuesday over this all-London encounter at Wembley.
The 4-2 victory over Mauricio Pochettino's side on Saturday, however, showed a team that was capable of fighting on several fronts.
Eden Hazard has been one of the best players in England this season, but the Belgian global started the game on the bench for Chelsea. With Chelsea sitting at the top of the table with six games remaining in the league, and a place in the FA Cup final, the Blues have an excellent chance of winning the domestic double.
"It is true we are fighting to play and win games but it is all relative after this type of situation", Pochettino said.
Tottenham have now lost 7 FA Cup semi-finals in a row: two against Chelsea and Arsenal respectively, and one each against Newcastle, Everton and Portsmouth.
Nigerian winger Victor Moses provided an assist as Chelsea defeated Tottenham Hotspurs 4-2 on Saturday to qualify for the final of the FA Cup. They are one of the best teams in the Premier League and, like I said, it was very hard today.
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"Tottenham have the advantage because we play two and a half days after this and they have an extra day before they play Crystal Palace who play tomorrow", Conte added. They had 63 percent of the possession and were done in by a free kick goal, a penalty kick goal and two bits of magic.
A minute's applause for Ugo Ehiogu preceded kick-off, and both Spurs and Chelsea wore black armbands in memorial to the former England global defender and Tottenham's U23 coach.
Hazard then came off the bench to put Chelsea 3-2 ahead before providing the assist for Nemanja Matic to score his side's fourth.
It's never boring between Chelsea and Tottenham, and it certainly wasn't going to start during their FA Cup semifinal at Wembley.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte raised a few eyebrows before kick-off with after dropping Hazard and Diego Costa to the bench. "For a great club, commercial is very important but I repeat it's important always to have a good link with everyone, and then to find the best solution to improve".
But Conte didn't want Batshuayi to take the penalty and instead demanded Willian take it. Watch the video below - you can clearly see him shout: "Willian!". It is great for the players and for me. Did we deserve more? "I think this is the right moment", Conte told reporters on Friday.