Premier League rival managers like Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool, Arsene Wenger of Arsenal, Jose Mourinho of Manchester United and Pep Guardiola of Manchester City have all complained the fixtures over the festive period have given Chelsea an advantage.
Antonio Conte thinks they are just jealous about Chelsea’s success because he thinks they are angry about Chelsea’s position in the league and not the fixtures.
Conte said: “I didn’t do the fixtures. I think that’s the simple reply.
“During a season different situations can happen when you can have advantage but for sure not this.
“Would I be angry if I was them? No, I think they are angry for our position not for the fixtures.
“I think it’s normal. This also happens in Italy. I repeat it’s always because you stay up at the top.
“I think it is important to continue in the same way. To think about ourselves, to continue to work and don’t look at the other teams and other situations but to be focused on our work and ourselves.
“It’s logical to arrive at this sort of situation when you stay up because at the start of the season no-one could imagine this.”