Chelsea won Manchester City home and away last season, but couldn’t do so this time around as City have won the first meeting between the two sides this season.
Chelsea have lost twice and drawn once at home in the league this season, and the Blues have only won one league game — the 2-0 win against Everton.
“I think you have to consider that in seven games we played with Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham and also Everton. I think our start wasn’t so easy. I think we have the points that we deserve.”
Speaking of City’s improved form compared to last season, Conte said: “Last season Manchester City was a very good team, very strong. I think after this transfer market they improved a lot. They strengthened.
“I think so. But I repeat, it’s right to compliment them, compliment our opponent. This is football. We have to accept the result, above all because today we know that we gave everything.”