Joshua King's deflected shot gave Bournemouth hope of a comeback prior to half-time, but Chelsea closed out the match comfortably after Alonso's free kick, and afterwards Antonio Conte praised his players' unwavering determination to become champions again.
"I remember in France I always scored against the same teams, but if you want to be a top player, you have to score against every team".
Chelsea beat Bournemouth 3-1 yesterday in an enjoyable game at the Vitality Stadium. "Every good coach, their real function is not only to win, but improve his players and to find the right way to work with them to improve physical and tactical aspects". But I compliment my boys as well because they played very well.
"It was a good goal, I like to score against them". In this case, after the defeat against Crystal Palace which we didn't deserve, we played [Manchester] City when we could have dropped points, and today we could have dropped points, but instead we won both games. Now we are on top of the table.
Five more wins will be enough to bring the Premier League trophy back to Stamford Bridge, and Alonso says there is a unity of objective among everyone at Chelsea to see it done.