The Italian has guided the Blues seven points clear at the top of the Premier League table with just seven games left.
But the former Italy boss lost two of his first six top-flight games in charge of Chelsea.
Hernan Crespo has heaped praise on Chelsea boss Antonio Conte
And Crespo, who helped Chelsea win the title in 2006, believes Conte was able to turn his sides’ form around by reaching a compromise with his star players.
"There was great expectation on Conte and a lot of curiosity to see whether he could apply his football vision in the Premier League, where there are many big players," Crespo told Omnisport.
"That was a big challenge for Conte and it wasn't easy – he struggled at the beginning.
"Then, Conte and his players found a middle-ground solution and came to a compromise.
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"Conte made sure that the defensive group was solid and reliable, then organised the midfield tactically. It proved to be successful.
"It allowed more freedom to offensive players to express their talent and making that move was key to Chelsea's success this season.
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"Conte deserves much credit for Chelsea's success. He is proving that once again managers from the Coverciano school [Italian FA headquarters and training centre] are the best tactically, without the shadow of a doubt."