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Bournemouth v Chelsea - the story of the match

Eden Hazard's wonderful finish carried Chelsea ever closer to the Premier League title as the Blues saw off Bournemouth 3-1 at Dean Court.

Leaders Chelsea maintained their seven-point cushion over Tottenham in all the style befitting champions-elect and now need at the most 15 points from seven matches to seal the silverware.

Diego Costa's woeful fly-hack forced an own goal from Adam Smith to hand Chelsea the lead, before Hazard outfoxed Artur Boruc for his 14th Premier League goal of the season.

TWEET OF THE MATCH:

"Chelsea lead with a fluke. They've got the luck of Champions about them." - Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker called the title for Chelsea after their fortunate opening goal against the Cherries.

STAR MAN:

Eden Hazard, Chelsea: The Belgium superstar dominated from first to last, central to everything positive about the Blues. A sublime finish for the crucial goal capped another captivating performance.

MOMENT OF THE MATCH:

Hazard swept onto N'Golo Kante's inch-perfect through-ball the flummoxed Boruc with a dummied shot, before rounding the Bournemouth goalkeeper and adding the cool finish.

SAVE OF THE DAY:

Chelsea would have been 1-0 down had it not been for Thibaut Courtois' lightning reflexes. David Luiz's wildly hacked clearance could so easily have flown into the top corner, only for Courtois to palm it away with a fine save.

RATINGS:

BOURNEMOUTH:

Artur Boruc 6/10

Adam Smith 6

Simon Francis 6

Steve Cook 6

Charlie Daniels 7

Harry Arter 6

Jack Wilshere 5

Ryan Fraser 5

Marc Pugh 4

Joshua King 6

Benik Afobe 4

Replacements:

Max Gradel (for Fraser, 83) 5

Lys Mousset (for Afobe, 75) 5

Jordon Ibe (for Pugh, 70) 5

CHELSEA:

Thibaut Courtois 8

Cesar Azpilicueta 7

Gary Cahill (capt) 7

David Luiz 6

Victor Moses 8

Marcos Alonso 8

N'Golo Kante 8

Nemanja Matic 7

Pedro 6

Eden Hazard 9

Diego Costa 6

Replacements:

Cesc Fabregas (for Hazard, 83) 6

Kurt Zouma (for Moses, 90) 6

Willian (for Pedro, 87) 6

WHO'S UP NEXT?

Tottenham v Bournemouth, Premier League, Saturday, April 15

Manchester United v Chelsea, Premier League, Sunday, April 16

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