Hazard, Alonso send Chelsea closer to title

Spurs had cut Chelsea's lead to four points with a 4-0 home win over Watford earlier in the day, but Conte shrugged off the pressure Mauricio Pochettino's men are putting on his side.

In the press conference following Chelsea's 3-1 win at Bournemouth, Blues Manager Antonio Conte said he thrives on pressure.

His team had done enough talking on the pitch, so easily going into a 2-0 lead in an eventual 3-1 win away to Bournemouth, after Tottenham Hotspur had supposedly made their life more hard with an emphatic and impressive 4-0 victory over Watford earlier in the day.

Antonio Conte revels in Chelsea's showing against Bournemouth, and reveals his secret love of performing under pressure. "We knew the result of Tottenham before the game and today we deserved to win".

"We scored two very attractive goals in the second-half".

"It's normal that when you play after your opponent that you will see your opponent very close. I'm happy for him but I'm happy for the team". "And I think we will see four, possibly five big signings this summer".

"When you start the season as underdogs, I think it's greater if you are able to do this".

"I thought it was a tight game, we were well in it", Howe told BBC Sport. "Then we conceded the goal and we lost a bit of confidence. We have to continue this way". This would enable City to shift over and for Sane to press Zouma whilst approaching at an angle from a central position, forcing the pass to go to the wing back. It appears we really have a Premier League title race again.

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Bournemouth scored a late equaliser to draw 2-2 at Liverpool on Wednesday, but there was to be no repeat as Chelsea made the points safe with 67 minutes played. "We have seven games to play and we are ready for the seven games".

The Chile worldwide was recalled in goal for his first Premier League appearance since January 21, but all he had to do in the first half was punch away one cross from Kamil Grosicki.

Chelsea smelled blood. Three minutes later, N'Golo Kante received possession in the middle of the park and had the vision to pick out Hazard with a delightful lofted ball over Bournemouth's backline. In this moment, Diego is not scoring but he's totally involved in the team. We are showing great character, great desire, great will to fight for the title.

Prior to that, Benik Afobe struck the woodwork with a lovely first-time volley from a Charlie Daniels cross - the ball squirted across the goal-line after rebounding off Courtois but harmlessly went out for an incorrectly-awarded goal-kick.

"They are hard to play against", he said.