Conte saw the potential in Chelsea, but it took time to turn his players into title challengers once more. The players will be a second season in and we saw that last season they couldn't sustain it for a second year.
Conte acknowledged that changing the formation from 4-2-3-1 to 3-4-3 after two consecutive losses to Liverpool (1-2) and Arsenal (0-3) in September was the turning point for his side.
Chelsea are the champions, although it was never really in doubt.
David Luiz insists that Antonio Conte's work-rate has been the key to Chelsea's title-winning performances this season. For this reason we keep the best players.
He added: "We see someone like Antonio Conte walk through the door and you see him have it a little bit awkward to start with, and then he changes it and goes with what he feels he knows best".
Premier League champions Chelsea will bid for a record-breaking end to the season, beginning against Watford on Monday night.
Conte kept his composure during a huddle with journalists as Costa lurked menacingly, threatening to put a dampener on celebrations by jokingly brandishing a fire extinguisher.More news: Iran reformist drops out of election, supports Rouhani
Chelsea had an unlikely hero as Batshuayi came off the bench to score just his second league goal of the season. We've won the title but that doesn't mean that the team can not get better.
"When you work hard it's important to celebrate and then to prepare in the right way the final of the FA Cup, because we have the opportunity to fight to win the double and we must be ready to do this".
Batshuayi is not alone in having had to wait for playing opportunities, with Kurt Zouma, club captain John Terry and Nathan Ake, who returned from a loan spell at Bournemouth in January, all in the same boat.
The Italian has emphatically succeeded and Courtois told the Chelsea website that the team have answered those who criticised last season's displays.
"I am very angry because everything is happening in the same positions". He won the league three seasons in a row during his time with Juventus and was eventually offered the Italian National Team job.
Costa has scored 20 Premier League goals this term and the top flight's top-scorer, Everton's Romelu Lukaku, has been linked with a return to Chelsea.