Chelsea missed the chance to leapfrog Manchester United and move into second place in the Premier League table after being held to a goalless draw by 10-man Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
"We played Wednesday night and played against a really good team in good physical form like Leicester after only two-and-a-half days".
He said: "I understand that the other teams try to kill (rival) teams and to anticipate the situation".
Chelsea have signed N'Golo Kante and Danny Drinkwater from Leicester under Conte, who denied Foxes striker Jamie Vardy had been subject of transfer discussions. "I think a lot of our players were exhausted", Conte said during his post-match interview.
Conte was unable to provide an update on Eden Hazard's contract, amid suggestions a new deal for the Belgium playmaker is close, saying it was a club matter.
"I think not to find excuses or alibis, today we paid a lot for the effort [against] Arsenal".
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After a goalless first half, which saw the visitors have plenty of chances, Antonio Conte made a couple of changes minutes into the second half.
Conte is optimistic the hamstring injury suffered by Gary Cahill is not severe, although the length of absence the captain faces is uncertain.
Riyad Mahrez has been directly involved in 14 goals (7 goals, 7 assists) after 22 Premier League games this season; nine more than he had managed after as many games in 2016-17 (five - three goals, two assists).
"We know Chelsea are the champions".
Another day, another 0-0 draw for Chelsea.
Further doubts have been cast over David Luiz's future at Chelsea as the Brazilian was only named on the bench despite Conte's rotation.
Yet the Italian struggled to provide clarity when asked whether he could understand Chelsea fans being confused by an apparent lack of interest from their club in the Chile forward.