Hazard Praises Chelsea's Will To Fight

But Conte's side were were seldom in danger as they restored their seven-point advantage.

Chelsea took the lead on 17 minutes, courtesy of a freakish goal which saw Diego Costa's mishit effort deflecting in off the unfortunate Adam Smith.

Chelsea head to Old Trafford seven points clear of Tottenham with seven games to go in the league.

"We started the game very well, with good concentration and focus". We must be pleased with the game. "I watched them against Watford and it will be another tough test".

"If you play football you know that when you play after your opponent and you see your opponent very close, it can bring a bit of pressure".

"I enjoy the pressure, I live with pressure. To become a great season and to write history you must win". "We accept it", he added.

Former Italy boss Conte insisted he relishes the intense pressure surrounding Chelsea's tilt for the title - and even admitted he would crank up the heat on his players himself if necessary.

"I felt we were in the game and it was a really delicate balance between how much you commit to the attack and how much you leave yourself vulnerable in certain areas". It's important to go game by game. "Today we played our way and that didn't work either".

After having failed to pick up a win in 2017 before their thrilling 3-2 win over Slaven Bilic's West Ham, Bournemouth have rediscovered their form and have lost only one game in their recent run. We are showing great character, great desire, great will to fight for the title.

"I think a good coach, a good manager must do this, not only to win or to buy the best players in the world". However, he has been very important for the team throughout the entire season. "We don't have this experience", Klopp said.

"I'm happy with his performance".

"But I thought we gave them real problems with the ball at times. It's logical that if we and Tottenham continue to win, it will be a race between us".

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte celebrates with Diego Costa after their Premier League match against AFC Bournemouth at Vitality Stadium, April 8, 2017. At the moment Diego is not scoring but he is totally involved in the team and our idea of football.

"We're disappointed with elements of the first-half where we conceded the two goals", said Howe.

Sergio Aguero made it 2-0 early in the second half, polishing off Raheem Sterling's cross after a sweeping team move, and Fabian Delph lashed in the hosts' third.

  • Julie Sanders