Conte relishing the pressure from Spurs and Chelsea's response to it

Conte keen on Pirlo reunion at Chelsea

Tottenham won their match 4-0 and cut the gap between them and Chelsea to four points, but Conte was not all that anxious about the pressure coming from second placed Tottenham.

Chelsea strengthened its hold on the English Premier League title with a 3-1 win at Bournemouth after Spurs showed they are ready to pounce if the Blues slip up.

Hazard has praised Chelsea and says they have what it takes to overcome any test that comes their way after a 3-1 away win against Bournemouth.

"In this case, after the defeat against Crystal Palace which we didn't deserve, we played City when we could have dropped points, and today we could have dropped points, but instead we won both games".

"Second half was really good, but we played a big gamble on a low battery bringing on Firmino and Coutinho", said Klopp. I'm very happy to face this type of situation, to play with only four points above our opponent.

Earlier, South Korean forward Son Heung-Min scored twice as Tottenham Hotspur overpowered Watford 4-0 yesterday to put pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea.

"When you start the season as underdogs, I think it's greater if you are able to do this".

Conte again defended his spearhead striker however, insisting the 28-year-old will come good if he keeps grafting hard.

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11 - Chelsea have scored the most (11) while Bournemouth have conceded the most (9) PL goals from outside the box this season.

"Maybe before the game we felt pressure but once the game kicks off we just think about winning, after that we didn't think about the Tottenham result". Victory strengthened City's grip on the fourth and final Champions League qualification spot, with Guardiola's men now seven points ahead of fifth-placed Arsenal Meanwhile Hull remained just above the relegation zone.

But Conte's side were were seldom in danger as they restored their seven-point advantage.

"We must be pleased with the game". "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".

Moses had a scoring chance for Chelsea in the first half.

If the Chelsea first goal was freaky - Diego Costa's scuffed shot went in off the head of grounded home defender Adam Smith - the second was sublime. "We must have the same desire".

"I'm happy with his performance".

Last April Hazard broke a Premier League scoring duck of 355 days with a brace in Chelsea's 4-1 win at Bournemouth, with stand-in boss Guus Hiddink then tipping the Belgium star to fight back to top form. The Baggies manager Tony Pulis has a very organised team at his disposal and they have had a fantastic season so far.

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