Leaders Chelsea, who are yet to face four other teams from the top seven, appear to be running away with the league title as they sit 10 points above the chasing pack but Conte was not thinking too far ahead.
A free-kick is sent into the box and Courtois claims easily but the referee points to the spot after Cahill was adjudged to have pushed Walters!
However, it was Gary Cahill who had the final say, when he blasted home a loose ball from close range to wrap up the three points for Conte's men in the 87th minute.
Gary Cahill scored a victor in the 87th minute to win the game 2-1 for Chelsea against Stoke City.
His players were a lot less hospitable however and Geoff Cameron, Bruno Martins-Indi and Erik Pieters formed a tag-team to 'rattle, ' Diego Costa with three meaty challenges inside 16 minutes - which became a bit of a theme for the day thereafter!
The Blues thrashed the Potters 4-2 at Stamford Bridge earlier on in the season and go into the game unbeaten in 11 matches. Or so Lee Grant thought; instead, Willian whipped in a clever shot that squirmed just inside his near post.
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And it was no coincidence that one of the first players Conte wanted to hail was Diego Costa, his famously tempestuous striker who, having received an early booking, kept his discipline - just about - under considerable provocation in the Stoke furnace.
"But I'm not anxious about this because Eden is very strong physically, and he's showed me he's able to play in this league".
Terry was linked with a handful of January moves, but he stayed on as a Chelsea his back-up with a fifth Premier League winner's medal growing increasingly clearer on the horizon. Despite not scoring he was left with the last laugh, like on most occasions this season.
Stoke ended the game with 10 men after Phil Bardsley was dismissed for a second bookable offence, following a foul on abregas. First, we will try to win the next game in the league against Stoke and, when the cup comes, we are going to try to win it.
"I have played in that situation where a team has won and you have to go out and get a result", the defender added.