Pre-match Conte was of the opinion that Guardiola's men could reach 100 points for the season, they now need another 22.
Arsenal is eight points further back in sixth after a 2-1 loss at Brighton that capped a miserable 10 days for the London club, during which it lost four straight games across three competitions.
'I'm not so stupid to play open against Manchester City and lose 3-0 or 4-0, ' said Conte. Lewis Dunk and Glenn Murray were the gleeful recipients.
Chelsea host Crystal Palace next Saturday before a daunting trip to the Nou Camp to face Barcelona in the second leg of their last-16 Champions League tie.
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"Obviously we are behind the boss and we are all sticking together".
"There is no part of me that can watch this and think this is right. The quality. To have the distance between manyteams now".
It was a disappointing day for Chelsea and manager Antonio Conte - and of even greater concern is that they are now five points adrift of Tottenham in fourth place in the race for spots in next season's Champions League.
Despite having both of his strikers, Morata and Giroud, fit and available, Conte opted to play Eden Hazard as a false nine. "We need four victories to be champions, it is in our hands and if our behavior is like today we will be champions".
"My tactics were not to concede space between the lines, not to concede space to Manchester City because if you do that you risk losing by many goals", the Italian told Sky Sports.
Ultimately, the most important number for City was 18 - the record points lead it holds after 29 games thanks to Bernardo Silva's victor just 33 seconds into the second half.
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However, unlike his opening goal at Arsenal, Silva's shot dipped just too late and dropped onto the roof of the net.
Sane thought he had opened the scoring just before the half-hour mark when he caught Kevin De Bruyne's cross flush, but Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta bailed out his side with an excellent goal-line clearance.
Bernardo Silva got on the end of a David Silva cross after Christensen had made a hash of a clearance.
So anonymous were Chelsea as an attacking threat that their own fans sarcastically cheered when a rare foray forward earned a corner just before the break.
"I think that we missed the last pass in many counter-attacks", he said.
Conte eventually introduced Giroud with 12 minutes remaining.
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