Emerson Palmieri started his first Premier League game for Chelsea in the 2-1 win over Burnley on Thursday and the Brazilian left-back impressed.
When asked if Emerson will start against Southampton on Sunday, Conte said: “In this moment it’s very difficult to answer.
“Emerson didn’t play many games and yesterday he played a really good game. Defensively and offensively. For sure, offensively, I think he must be more positive and try and have more one versus ones, because he has these characteristics.
“We are talking about a young player who’s a really good prospect for Chelsea. I have two days to make the best decision for Sunday’s game, to understand who are the players who have recovered after yesterday’s game, and then to make the best decision.
“For sure, he’s in contention for Southampton’s game.”