Chelsea restore seven-point lead with victory over Bournemouth

Chelsea are already one hand in the title and Conte highly speaks Chelsea is travelling Manchester to gather all possible 3 points.

Mauricio Pochettino, speaking before Chelsea had played, said Spurs needed "patience, time and a little bit of luck" if they were to chase down the leaders.

Jose Mourinho has claimed that he played young players such as Kurt Zouma and Ruben Loftus-Cheek more often during his last season at Chelsea than Antonio Conte is doing this term.

"I'm surprised by the way they play".

And former Tottenham Hotspur boss Redknapp has been hugely impressed with the 26-year-old along with fellow wing-back Marcos Alonso, who had endured a relatively underwhelming Premier League career prior to the 2016/17 season.

"I think Manchester United for sure will have good motivation because they are playing against Chelsea".

Chelsea re-established their seven-point lead atop the Premier League with a 3-1 victory at Bournemouth.

"We have beaten a good team but now we must rest and prepare well for the next game against United". "You use a lot of players in the squad and all the players are very important in the season".

Adam's Smith's own goal and a clinical finish from Eden Hazard put Chelsea in control in the first half before Joshua King's deflected shot sent Bournemouth into the break with hope of a comeback.

Yet what was ultimately so impressive about Chelsea was that, having reinforced their advantage with Marcos Alonso's free-kick, they simply shut Bournemouth out of the game.

Freed by N'Golo Kante's pass, the Belgian sprinted in on goal, rounded goalkeeper Artur Boruc and slipped in his 14th goal of the campaign.

Maybe before the game we felt pressure but once the game kicks off we just think about winning, after that we didn't think about the Tottenham result. "If he is able to improve this situation, he is a top, top player".

"It wasn't easy to play this game after a win for Tottenham, but our answer was very good".

Jordy Clasie scored his first Premier League goal as Southampton recorded a 1-0 win over West Brom at The Hawthorns. "Pace, strength, and he's started to score goals on a regular basis", said Howe.

  • Julie Sanders