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


Premier League leaders Chelsea restored their seven-point gap over Tottenham Hotspur after recording a 3-1 win over Bournemouth on Saturday evening.

The Stamford Bridge great claimed on Sunday the title is "nearly done" for Antonio Conte's side after they maintained their seven-point lead over Spurs with seven matches of the campaign remaining.

Taskmaster Italian boss Conte hailed Chelsea for absorbing the pressure of Spurs' 4-0 lunchtime win over Watford by offering the ideal response at Dean Court. The striker brought his teammates into play and set up Pedro and Hazard on a couple of occasions and linked well with the latter as the game went on. "We don't have this experience", Klopp said.

"The message for us is to keep pushing, winning games", said Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino.

I think Tottenham are stronger than last season, they reinforced their team with really good players.

He said: 'Everyone was saying to me, "Please, one inch lower".

"We know our schedule is not easy".

Within three minutes, the visitors were 2-0 up, courtesy of a fabulous goal from Eden Hazard, which the Belgian gliding past Artur Boruc before slotting home.

The effectiveness of Antonio Conte's wing backs in his preferred 3-4-3 formation was apparent once more as the returning Victor Moses played a crucial role in the opener before Alonso produced a moment of individual brilliance.

Marcos Alonso
GETTYMarcos Alonso scored a stunning free-kick to secure win over Bournemouth

"But when we started the season, nobody thought that Chelsea could fight for the title and instead we have found the right motivation together".

The Blues are seven points clear at the top of the table and are in the midst of an excellent run of form, however they've been unable to ease up.

As he did in the spring of 2015, Hazard is lighting up Chelsea's run-in with a series of decisive goals and virtuoso performances, bolstering the case for him to regain the PFA Player of the Year award he surrendered to Riyad Mahrez last season.

"He is a great player, a great talent and he must understand that he is a great player and never forget this".

"With the players they have it's hard to get the ball at times".

Ahmed Elhmohamady's own-goal, just after the half-hour mark, gave Pep Guardiola's team a lead at the interval, before they pressed home their advantage.

"I don't know what is necessary to win the league, maybe a bit of luck, but I think this group has massive quality and is very special".

"The group is fantastic".

Fourth-placed Manchester City, who host Hull, are without a win in four games and sit only four points above Arsenal, who have a game in hand and travel to Crystal Palace on Monday.

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