Victory on Saturday would complete a remarkable first season in charge for the Italian manager and his players, who are one win at Wembley away from achieving the second double in the club’s history.
The Premier League title was secured with a record 30 victories, but Conte, who is expected to pen a new deal at the club in the next few weeks, said his celebrations amounted only to saying ‘cheers’ over dinner with his staff.
Should his players triumph on Saturday, though, the Chelsea boss admitted he might afford himself some extravagance.
“We have to finish this great season and make it a fantastic season,” Conte said.
“There’s only one way to do that, by winning and celebrating, to drink a bit of champagne.
“I don’t smoke but I’m hoping to smoke a cigar if we win. I’m ready to do this.”