The defending champions are 11 points behind table toppers Manchester City, who set a Premier League record for points acquired by this point in the season.
Conte felt confident enough against Swansea to field Fabregas in a two-man midfield with N'Golo Kante.
"He [Abraham] would have been fit, he has trained well but the focus for him is the game at the weekend against Stoke".
When the teams returned for the second half, Chelsea were soon back on the offensive and Pedro should have done much better from 10 yards, with the playmaker blazing over the bar.
"If you keep playing, you will keep carrying knocks so it is good to have a break sometimes and come back fresher".
Rafa Benitez has lost 12 competitive games to Chelsea whilst manager of English clubs; more than against any other opponent (W7 D7 L12). "We have to assess his recovery, the time".
Paul Clement's side have endured a dreadful start to the new season and have only picked up one point from their last five Premier League matches.
"My feeling now is we are better than the start of the season".
"I could see very well but I don't like to stay in there".
Jurgen Klopp described Chelsea's tactics as "deep defending and giving the ball to Hazard" but he devised a plan.
It took until the 66th minute for Swansea to muster their first shot on Wednesday, Leroy Fer pulling the trigger from 25 yards. "With a second player, it is a little bit easier". Eventually, they shut him down.
Sanches was hauled off at half-time and Clement admitted his player's confidence is in tatters.
"Most disappointing for me is the nature of the goal".
Christian Benteke was rumoured to be on his radar in the summer and the Daily Mail note that the Belgian is once again on Conte's shortlist as he prepares to make several additions to his squad in the New Year.
West Ham fail to play to strengths under Moyes — Soccer
His partnership with Chicharito has been allowed to blossom and grow quite nicely and it's been something brilliant to watch. The excuses, as they were with Manchester United , with Real Sociedad and Sunderland, have already been prepared.
Vikes in good position to make playoffs
The Minnesota Vikings' 30-23 win over the Detroit Lions on Thursday essentially wrapped up the NFC North race. The front seven, with help from Glover Quin, do a good job stretching out and denying Howard the corner.
No problem between Ronaldo and Ramos — Zidane
On professional front, Madrid side have struggled so far this season, with Ronaldo only netting once in the league this term. The points were shared in a hot-tempered clash thanks to a controversial late equaliser from Demetrio Albertini.
Iran denounces Saudi accusation against it
For its part, Saudi Arabia has been seeking to boost oil sales to China, which is the world's largest crude oil importer. The kingdom seemingly thinks that its partnership with the U.S. and Israel is sufficient to walk down this path.