Antonio Conte is on course to lift the Premier League table in his debut season at Stamford Bridge, with his side nine points clear at the top of the table.
Although it took a little time to get across his ideas, Conte’s men went on a 13-game winning streak in the league before they lost 2-0 away to Tottenham.
And Hasselbaink, who spent four years with the Blues, thinks Conte commands a lot of respect from his players, because of his uncomplicated approach.
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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink likes Antonio Conte's simple approach
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Conte breathes respect, determination and commitment
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“I went to see him the other day at the training ground," Hasselbaink told Reuters.
"Conte is someone with a lot of experience, a lot of success and you can see he gets a lot of respect from his players.
“Conte breathes respect, determination and commitment.
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“Yes, he's very straight and the training sessions are simple but clear.
“Everybody knows what to do and how to do it.
"I think everybody has their own ways but Conte has obviously got a lot of things right so you look at that and you see how you can use that in your own style."
Chelsea could take another step towards the title with victory at home to Arsenal (12:30pm).