Conte told Sky Sports: “I think they deserved to win. They showed more desire than us and more motivation, but in this case the fault is with the coach.
“We lost two games. The two games were totally different – we didn’t deserve to lose against [Crystal] Palace – today we deserved to lose. There are six finals until now and the end. The league is open. We have a 50 per cent probability of winning the league.
“The pressure is normal – I prefer to have the pressure rather than not fight for the title and to joke in very moment. We are lucky to have the pressure – last season Chelsea had no pressure as they were 10th place.
“Something important is happening this season. We are doing a quick job, a miracle this season considering the problems last season.”