Chelsea boss Antonio Conte insists the FA Cup is just as important as the Premier League and Champions League to his side.

Conte talks up FA Cup importance

Conte talks up FA Cup importance

The Blues will take on Hull in the FA Cup fifth round on Saturday and the fixture will kick-start a crucial stage of their season, as they will face Barcelona in the first-leg of their Champions League Last 16 tie the following midweek, before they take on Manchester United and Manchester City in back-to-back Premier League games.

Despite the magnitude of some of those fixtures, Conte is refusing to prioritise one competition over another and he insists winning the FA Cup remains something he is desperate to achieve.

He said: 'I think when you start the season every competition is a priority. We tried to do the same in the Carabao Cup. We want to fight for every competition - there is not one priority. There are three for the rest of the season.'

However, Conte has confirmed that he is likely to rotate his squad for the visit of Championship strugglers Hull, in a bid to avoid tiredness within his squad.

He added: “For sure (I might rotate), we have in front of us two weeks that will be very tough. For this reason I think it is right to have a plan to take on the two tough weeks in the right way.'