Reigning champions Leicester City currently sit 15th on the table, and their defence of the Premier League is even worse than that of Chelsea last season.
The two teams lock horns on Saturday evening at the King Power Stadium, and Conte revealed his thoughts about Leicester City.
“I am not surprised [at Leicester’s position] because this league is very tough,” said Conte. “I consider them a really good team with good players, strong players, players with talent and technique, a good mix. They have a great manager. It can happen in this league. Don’t forget Chelsea last season.
“The Leicester game is very important for us to restart to win. Leicester are the champions from last season, they have a lot of good players with good quality, they have impressed me.”