Chelsea lost to Arsenal at the Emirates in the first encounter of the premier league season and Conte is drawing motivation from the loss as they prepare for the reverse fixture.
Gunners thrashed Chelsea 3-0 with first half goals from Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott.
The loss prompted a change in tactics for the Blues and they’ve been unstoppable since then, opening up a nine points lead over Arsenal.
“It seems a long time ago, it’s important to remember the defeat against Arsenal,” he said.
“It was a bad defeat. In my mind it’s present, always present. I hope in the mind of our players also.
“It will be very difficult, it’s important to remember that game. A lot of things have changed, but for sure we are a team, we want to have a good game.
“We have nine points [over Arsenal], but if we lose it will be six. We must pay attention.
“We must continue the momentum. We are in good shape, playing good football with intensity.
“If we win the game tomorrow, it’s a good lead.
“I’m sure it will be a really tough game. Arsenal beat us already, they have the possibility to repeat it.
“We need to stay focused, have great concentration, the will to fight, to win.
“I like to repeat to my players to look at ourselves, rather than the other.”
Arsenal suffered a shock home defeat to Watford on Tuesday, but Conte sympathised with Arsene Wenger’s side.
“I watched the Watford game. The final result didn’t tell the truth,” he added.
“Arsenal were unlucky. Watford played very well but Arsenal had a lot of opportunities to draw or win the game. It was a strange result.”