Ahead of their clash with Southampton, Conte was asked about his winter market buying.
He said: "It's right to have a meeting with the club about the transfer market in January.
"But for the transfer market, you have to ask the club [about which players will come in and leave]. I can give my opinion to the club and the last word is the club's. I have to respect every decision [they make]."
Conte also won't be underestimating Southampton.
"I would prefer Southampton to have won their game against Leicester than lose in that way at home. I heard the post-match interview from Pellegrino and we must pay great attention. They are very fast and play well on the counter attack with (Charlie) Austin, (Nathan) Redmond and (Dusan) Tadic. They have a lot of good players, (Shane) Long and (Sofiane) Boufal as well.
"My expectation is for us to suffer, I have this sensation, so we must pay great attention. When you play after a bad defeat, especially at home, there is great attention of the coach and the club because they don't want to continue a bad run. They want to give a good answer against a strong team like Chelsea."