He can certainly deliver a similar showing against the Red Devils, and leave Mourinho to 0-3 against Conte. "Good question, hard answer", he said.
Mourinho was less impressed with his forwards, who squandered many attacking positions and have managed only 19 goals in their 11 Europa League matches this season.
Life is nowhere near as rosy for Mourinho, who must weigh his priorities ahead of Thursday's return leg against Anderlecht. But there's also personal pride at stake, meaning we should probably not expect wholesale changes.
Thibaut Courtois has admitted that Chelsea are thriving on the pressure of leading the race for the Premier League title. "We always believe, it's always our aim to win", he said.
After United's last defeat at Chelsea, Mourinho proclaimed that "Judas is still number one" after a small section of the Stamford Bridge crowd turned on their former boss.
"We stay positive and look forward to the next game and if we play well we'll go through".
But when asked whether he expected the market to move even higher and break the £100m barrier this summer, and could Chelsea afford that sum, Conte could not resist another United put-down.
16 - United's points cushion over Chelsea at the end of last season.
A rested Chelsea are worthy of serious consideration at [2.96], therefore, with the draw at [3.2].
The former Inter, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain star was one of six players nominated for the PFA Players' Player of the Year award this week and likened himself to the fictional character Benjamin Button in an interview Sky Sports, claiming he feels better and younger with age.
"I hope one day I do come back home".
"They (Chelsea) are top for some reasons - it's not just because they are fresh", he added.
'He has the ideal motivation - to block Chelsea from winning the title and to secure United's path towards the Champions League next season.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, as ever, looks the best pick for United and is available at [2.38] to notch. "We haven't scored a goal yet against Chelsea so, hopefully this weekend, we will score and we have to". "He's everywhere! He's a big player".
Tactically, it's as good as it gets, the best winger in the league faces off against arguably the best right back in the league.
Betfair has had the best odds on all domestic English league football since the start of December. "Many coaches try to manipulate the ideas and try to put your thoughts in the way they want".