Despite having won just one of its three league home games, Chelsea has been ideal on the road and stays within three points of the Manchester sides at the top of the table. They have more obligation than us.
"Absolutely, I think they'll enter the mix, " he said of the internet giants.
United certainly look far better than the toothless side that stuttered home in sixth last season, although Europa League, EFL Cup and Community Shield glory was a decent return in Jose Mourinho's first campaign at the helm.
Stoke City boss Mark Hughes has admitted that it will be tough playing against Chelsea without three key defenders in their Premier League clash on Saturday at Bet365 Stadium, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
"We have quality as well, but because of the money they have spent, they are the favourites". We are Chelsea and we have to try to do this.
"You can't afford to let City ease away and that's why Mourinho is anxious about them, he knows his side have to stay with City".
"We are going to enjoy having him here and try to keep him at the club for as long as possible", the Spain midfielder said.
Herrera has been a firm fan favourite since his move from Athletic Bilbao and had excellent season previous year in Mourinho's debut campaign playing a major part in United's three trophies.
"I think previous year they were quite good at taking things up to a line and not crossing it, and maybe they have just got that balance a little bit wrong".
Having taken four points from home games against Arsenal and Manchester United, Stoke could hardly have anticipated their awful start when they conceded on 83 seconds to a neat finish from Morata, his fourth goal of the season and first with his boot. I don't think any team starts a competition and thinks it's good to lose and go out.
Conte will also have Pedro, the Spanish forward, available to him, as well as PFA Player of the Year Eden Hazard.