Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink explains why Chelsea look so good

The Chelsea legend has been encouraged by the resilience of Antonio Conte's side in recent weeks

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says he has been impressed with Chelsea’s recent performances under Antonio Conte.

The Blues eased to an eighth successive Premier League victory on Saturday afternoon thanks to a 3-1 win against title rivals Manchester City.

The west London outfit were forced to come behind to secure three points in consecutive weeks after Diego Costa cancelled out Gary Cahill’s own goal.

Willian and Eden Hazard edged Chelsea clear in the final 20 minutes with superb goals on the counter-attack at the Etihad Stadium.

Former Chelsea striker Hasselbaink is encouraged by the resilience of Conte’s side in recent weeks against Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City.

“They’re showing that they have the belief,” Hasselbaink told Sky Sports News HQ.

“They are showing that they’re comfortable even when they go 1-0 behind. They believe in themselves and they keep on going. They are comfortable in their formation.”

Chelsea are three points clear of second-placed Arsenal in the Premier League title race after 14 games.

The Blues haven’t lost a Premier League game since a 3-0 defeat by the Gunners at the Emirates Stadium in September.

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Chelsea have scored 22 times and have kept six clean sheets in their last eight Premier League games to help them build their winning run.

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