Chelsea beat Bournemouth 3-1 to maintain 7-point lead

Posted Апреля 23, 2017

The Blues responded to Tottenham Hotspurs' hammering of Watford earlier on Saturday to restore their seven-point lead atop the table, and Conte has called for even more effort as his side look to reclaim the title, Goal writes.

"No team in the world wins only the very, very good games".

"There's always pressure. If they win, if they lose, if they draw".

And if Mauricio Pochettino's men can close the gap to four or five points after those games, then the race will very much be on - something that will cause both excitement and trepidation for both club's Belgian contingent.

Jamie Carragher, Thierry Henry, Alan Smith, Niall Quinn and Graeme Souness were all in agreement that Antonio Conte is the Premier League manager of the season. I like the pressure, to live with pressure.

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

"Pressure brings the best out of you", he said.

Conte's side ground out a barely deserved 2-1 win over Manchester City on Wednesday just days after crashing to a shock 2-1 home defeat against struggling Crystal Palace.

"I have already replied to this question before the FA Cup game", he said, after Chelsea moved a step nearer the Premier League crown by beating Bournemouth 3-1 on Saturday.

"We know if we want to be champions we've got to go to win every game. We must be pleased with the game". Chelsea needs to win this game to keep a steady lead in the Premier League. We are showing great character, great desire, great will to fight for the title. "We must have the same desire". Last season Chelsea played for 10th position.

"If you compare these two games - we face United away and Tottenham face Bournemouth at home - I think that it's easier for Tottenham to take points in their home stadium".

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Chelsea took the lead on 17 minutes, courtesy of a freaky goal which saw Diego Costa's mishit effort deflecting in off the unfortunate Adam Smith. "This is a good answer", Conte told the BBC.

Five more wins will be enough to bring the Premier League trophy back to Stamford Bridge, and Alonso says there is a unity of goal among everyone at Chelsea to see it done.

"In this moment Diego is not scoring but he's totally involved in the team and our football". The Norwegian, who had rescued a point for the Cherries at Anfield midweek, gave his team hope and impetus with his strike and a work-rate to match it. "For me he's doing an unbelievable job".

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

"Forget that there is a little bit of breathing space".

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