The fact that they can not play Real Madrid again in the next round probably gives them the most favourable list of potential opponents. "When you play this competition, you must be ready to face the best teams", Conte said.
Chelsea played out a 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid last night, a result that saw them finish second in their group to Roma.
Chelsea and Manchester United progressed to the knockout stages, in second and first place respectively, while Celtic claimed third to guarantee European football in the New Year in the form of the Europa League.
Also, no side can be drawn against a team they played in the group phase.
One factor that has often been blamed for recent failures of English clubs is the intensity of the domestic campaign, with its heavy winter schedule taking a toll before the "business end" of the Champions League.
Chelsea will join them in the last 16, but ended up second in their group behind Roma.
He said: "With five [English] teams to go through to the next round means the level of this league is very high".
Manchester United: Bayern Munich, Juventus, Real Madrid, Spartak Moscow, Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk, Napoli, Porto or RB Leipzig.
We will remind that on Wednesday, December 6, is the only representative of Ukraine Donetsk "Shakhtar" will try to win a ticket to the playoffs of the Champions League: our website holds online text of "Shakhtar" - "Manchester city".
Anything else you need to know? The first legs will be played on 13, 14, 20 and 21 February, and the second legs will be played on 6, 7, 13 and 14 March 2018. Pep Guardiola's men have shown little sign of fatigue on Champions League nights, storming to the top of Group F in style.
The draw for the round of 16 takes place at UEFA's headquarters in Nyom in Switzerland on Monday.
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