Chelsea moved seven points clear at the top
of the table by beating Bournemouth to set a
club record of 12 straight Premier League
Cesc Fabregas set up Pedro to break the
deadlock with a deflected shot that looped
into the top corner.
Eden Hazard capped an impressive display by
making it 2-0 from the spot after he was
brought down by Simon Francis.
Chelsea added a third goal deep in injury
time when Pedro’s shot hit Steve Cook and
the ball span over the line.
Bournemouth’s best chance saw substitute
Benik Afobe denied by Thibaut Courtois but
the Cherries ended up well beaten.
– Antonio Conte is the first Premier League
manager to win 15 of his first 18 games in
– Eden Hazard is the sixth player to score 50
Premier League goals for Chelsea after Frank
Lampard, Didier Drogba, Jimmy Floyd
Hasselbaink, Gianfranco Zola and Eidur
– Only Hasselbaink (84), Drogba (106) and
Gudjohnsen (153) reached 50 Premier League
goals for Chelsea in fewer games than Hazard
– Cesc Fabregas has provided 98 assists in
the Premier League; only Wayne Rooney
(101), Frank Lampard (102) and Ryan Giggs
(162) have more in the competition’s history.