City's lead at the top was cut to five points by United on Tuesday, with Chelsea a further six points back ahead of hosting Swansea City.
Pep Guardiola's side have been flying atop the table with 12 wins from 13 matches, scoring 42 goals and conceding just eight.
Conte said Chelsea simply needed to focus on overtaking United, not high-flying City.
"We have to look at ourselves and not the others. Now our target must be to see the team that is before us. In this case, Manchester United," the Italian told UK newspapers.