Bournemouth victory was a 'good answer' to Tottenham's win - Conte

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Bring it on, Tottenham, bring it on.

Antonio Conte revels in Chelsea's showing against Bournemouth, and reveals his secret love of performing under pressure.

Chelsea restored their seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a 3-1 win against Bournemouth.

"When you have this type of opponent (Tottenham) who is in good form and wants to catch you, it is important to have a good answer". It's normal that when you play after your opponent that you will see your opponent very close. "I'm happy for him but I'm happy for the team".

"I like the pressure, I live with pressure".

Son struck either side of half time - a left-foot curler followed by an adroit right-foot volley - to seal Spurs' 11th consecutive home win in the league.

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But since then Chelsea have beaten Manchester City and now Bournemouth, convincing their manager the Palace setback was a freak occurrence. Don't forget that last season Tottenham fought for the title until the end.

"Marcos is playing a really good season".

Dele Alli then scored a superb goal - his 16th of the season in the league - before Eric Dier and Son made it 3-0 before half-time with top-notch finishes. It's important to understand this.

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"I don't smell the victory, because there are seven games to go", he continued. Our schedule is not easy.

Third-placed Liverpool held on to move nine points clear of fifth and sixth-placed Arsenal and Manchester United, both of whom have three games in hand of Klopp's side. We scored three good goals and we deserved to win.

"The message for us is to keep pushing, winning games", said Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino. "We have to continue this way".

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Chelsea would have been 1-0 down had it not been for Thibaut Courtois' lightning reflexes.

- Josh King has netted eight goals versus teams now in the Premier League top 10, the most of any player playing in a team outside the top half.

The pack chasing Chelsea, headed by Spurs, all won earlier.

Jack Wilshere's throughball sent Fraser one on one with Luiz after 15 minutes, but the winger wasted the chance by shooting wide and Chelsea took full advantage by scoring a scrappy opening goal moments later.