Chelsea need just six points from their remaining four games to seal the title after Tottenham’s loss to West Ham all but ended their hopes of catching their London rivals.
Tottenham mounted a similar title charge last season, but could not do enough to stop Leicester City from becoming unlikely champions.
And Conte, who is in his first season in England, thinks Tottenham should feel cheated they have not won the trophy this season.
‘In this season, if Chelsea had not performed in this way, Tottenham would win the title without difficulty,’ he said.
‘Only this great season (from us) is pushing them to fight and, maybe, to win or not to win the title.’
Chelsea endured a dismal season last campaign as defending champions, sacking Jose Mourinho before eventually finishing tenth.
But Conte’s arrival in the summer and astute tactical brain has engineered a remarkable revival from the Blues.
Middlesbrough (H) – Mon 8 May
West Brom (A) – Fri 12 May
Watford (A) – Mon 15 May
Sunderland (H) – Sun 21 May
Arsenal FA Cup (N) – Sat 27 May
Chelsea have a history of competing for the league title in recent years, but Conte thinks they were severely disadvantaged compared to Spurs this season.
‘I must be honest about this topic,’ he continued.
‘I think that Tottenham have an advantage if you compare them to Chelsea.
‘Mauricio Pochettino is a really good manager and is now working with his team for a third year.
‘Tottenham, last season, fought to win the title – Chelsea arrived tenth. You can see our transfer market, and Tottenham’s transfer market.
‘Tottenham, in their project, have an advantage if you compare them to us. This is my first season and I found a lot of situations, a lot of players.
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‘Pochettino has been working there for three years and has changed a lot of players, and is working very well.
‘For me, Tottenham are a really strong team and it’s normal to see them fighting for the title.
‘But, I repeat, Tottenham’s position for me is more advanced if you compare Tottenham’s to Chelsea.’