Manchester City and Arsenal occupy the other top-four spots.
The Blues are in stunning form under Conte and have won 12 league games on the spin.
But Liverpool legend Carragher has refused to rule his old side out of the title race.
“Chelsea are big favourites, and of course Liverpool are in with a shout”
Jamie Carragher on Chelsea’s title chances
“Chelsea are big favourites, and of course Liverpool are in with a shout,” Carragher told Sky Sports.
“With the run Chelsea are on, that doesn’t happen often, and there’s a reason for that. That run will come to an end.
“If I’m a Liverpool player, the manager, or at Man City or Arsenal, I’m thinking we must keep the points gap as it is. The worry is if the gap gets bigger.
“Keep it as it is for as long as possible, and Chelsea will drop points, whether through a bad run of form or injuries.
“Liverpool play them at the end of January, I’d be thinking if they can keep them at six points until then, get them to Anfield.
“OK, there will be pressure on Liverpool to win that game, but the longer the season goes on there will be more pressure on Chelsea too.
“It’s up to those teams around them to take points off them.”