The draw has now put Conte's men level with Mourinho's side, who have have a game in hand, which is terrible considering that there was a point in late December when they were favorites for the second spot after dismal showings by the Red Devils.
In contrast to Chelsea's lethargy, Leicester were electric, particularly Jamie Vardy, who harried the Blues' defenders, and in-form Riyad Mahrez, whose deflected shot nearly caught out Thibaut Courtois after the Belgian had been at full stretch to parry Ndidi's header. "I think a lot of our players were exhausted". This is a good side with good players and although it is unlikely they will ever win the title again, this is a still a team that can win games.
"I am fully committed to Chelsea, to work with my players to try also to improve the club in the football aspect".
"We lost two points".
The Chelsea back-line will more or less be the same with Conte switching between Antonio Rudiger and Gary Cahill, with Thibaut Courtois, Cesar Azpilicueta and Andreas Christensen being the regular names in defence.
"There is something unusual that after the first game we lost against Burnley, the press pushed quickly to sack me".
Chelsea had seven shots on target in this match - only twice since 2003/04 have they had more in a Premier League home game in which they failed to score (9 vs Newcastle in November 2008 and West Ham in January 2014).
"I don't know how I can answer you", Conte added.
"I don't think it is only Morata's problem, also the other players, because we are not scoring goals, we are not conceding, but we are not creating chances".
Conte was asked why Chelsea apparently have not joined the race for Sanchez, with Michy Batshuayi failing to convince as a back-up to Alvaro Morata and "half" striker Eden Hazard often used instead as a "false nine".