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Chelsea boss Conte: I enjoy watching Bournemouth. I'm sure they'll be okay

Kristopher Love | 30 October, 2017, 12:13

The Belgian worldwide was made to endure a delayed start to his season on a personal level as a result of ankle surgery in the summer.

Eden Hazard quietened the debate surrounding Antonio Conte's future with the second-half goal that secured a 1-0 win at Bournemouth on Saturday and maintained champions Chelsea's hold on fourth spot, nine points adrift of Premier League leaders Manchester City.

Alvaro Morata and Eden Hazard say the Blues are going into today's game at Bournemouth full of confidence having recorded back-to-back victories over the past week.

"I'm training hard, the injury is the past".

Speaking after the game, Hazard said: "I like to play against them".

'A big week is coming, so it was important also for the confidence to stay high, after the game against Watford, to win at Bournemouth.

Chelsea are now fourth in the Premier League table and nine points behind leaders Manchester City after 10 games of the new campaign.

In Chelsea's weekly newsletter, Hazard said: "He's a top striker".

And Hazard echoed those sentiments, especially as the Blues still claimed the points despite off-kilter finishing.

"It's a massive win, massive", he added. He's now scored three goals in his last three games in all competitions. We can't afford to give other teams more points if we want to have the possibility of winning the league'. So, yes, I think everything is ready for us to have a good game'. "They are a really good team and I am sure about this".

'It's very important for us because now we are not too far behind Manchester City, ' he says. When you play this kind of game you just need to win.

"For us we're concerned, of course we are".