A purpose from former Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne gave Manchester City a 1-zero win at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues misplaced striker Alvaro Morata to damage within the first-part, with Conte bringing on Willian regardless of having a reserve ahead in Michy Batshuayi at the bench.
Gerrard didn’t believe any of the adjustments the Italian made.
“City regarded are compatible, they regarded as though they’d stiffened it up defensively,” he mentioned on BT Sport.
“But going ahead they’re an absolute pleasure to look at.
“For me, Chelsea confirmed them an excessive amount of appreciate.
“They sat off all of them sport, they by no means attempted to press.
“I felt Conte got his substitutions wrong as of late.
“After this kind of excellent efficiency midweek (towards Atletico Madrid) and to get this kind of carry from that, they by no means got here out at the entrance foot.
“At home, being the champions, they just gave Manchester City too much time on the ball and stayed off them all game long.”
Defeat used to be Chelsea’s first in all competitions for the reason that opening day of the season.
They do not play once more for 2 weeks because of the world spoil, with a commute to Crystal Palace at the schedule on October 14.