Chelsea fans marvel in Marcos Alonso's stunning free-kick at Bournemouth

"We knew the result of Tottenham before the game and today we deserved to win". That pressure, it's normal. But I'm happy to face this kind of situation, to play with only four points' advantage.

Chelsea's boss was far more forthcoming on heaping pressure onto himself and his own side, insisting the Blues love the title-race heat.

'Nothing has been won and Spurs are trying their best to put as much pressure on as possible with their impressive current run, ' noted Nevin in his column for Chelsea's official website.

It was a good goal, I like to score against them.

Hailing Chelsea's response in claiming two wins in a week after their 2-1 home defeat by Crystal Palace, Conte warned his players that Spurs, who host Bournemouth on Saturday, will never give up on the title.

"I don't smell victory yet because there are seven games to go, we have a schedule that's not easy and we know this", the Italian said.

The Blues' lead could be cut to four points before they kick-off at Old Trafford but Nevin is adamant Conte will not allow his players to lose focus. He played a good game and fought a lot and fought for the team. His record against Mourinho this season stands at two wins out of two but, amid the distraction during both those matches of the super heavyweight touchline clash, the lingering tension remains obvious. Don't forget that last season they played for the title and we were tenth, so they are a really good team.

Conte also praised Costa after the match despite his continuing lack of goals, and preferred to concentrate on the win itself rather than the defence's continuing habit of giving away goals.

Since November, Alonso has scored more goals than any other Premier League defender as he repays the fee that Antonio Conte made a decision to spend on him.

"At this moment, Diego is not scoring, but he's totally involved in the team and our football".

"Job done, feels good".

"Chelsea are an outstanding team and their system works very well for them", said Howe. We scored three good goals and we deserved to win.

Alli broke the deadlock with a curling right-foot strike in the 33rd minute, Dier blasted in the second six minutes later, before South Korean Son scored with another effort from distance, a low left-footed shot.

  • Leroy Wright