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Summary

  1. West Brom 2-3 Man City first on Saturday's MOTD - BBC One 22:30 BST
  2. Hazard with left-foot strike from tight angle
  3. Chelsea leapfrog Arsenal to retake fourth spot
  4. Bournemouth remain second from bottom
  5. Get involved using #bbcfootball

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By Matthew Henry

All times stated are UK

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And that marks the end of our live Premier League coverage on these pages for the day.

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Match of the Day

Here's a reminder of tonight's Match of the Day running order.

  1. West Brom v Man City
  2. Crystal Palace v West Ham
  3. Liverpool v Huddersfield
  4. Arsenal v Swansea
  5. Man United v Tottenham
  6. Bournemouth v Chelsea
  7. Watford v Stoke

10:30 BST. BBC One. Don't miss it.

'The team are playing very well together'

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Chelsea

More from Chelsea manager Antonio Conte.

On the performance of goal scorer Eden Hazard, the Italian said: "Eden needs to be involved in our football because this type of player wants to play, but it is important to try different situations. I think he played a good game and the team are playing very well together. Now it's important to rest and prepare for the game with Roma in the Champions League.

'We could be more clinical'

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Chelsea

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte: "I think we deserved to win because we played good football. When you have a lot of chances to score, i think you must do it.

"To keep the result to only 1-0 can be dangerous. I think today that if I have to find a negative aspect, we could be more clinical.

"We must be pleased for the clean sheet. It's OK when you don't concede a goal, it means you are finding solidity which is very important for a team like Chelsea. We played a good game with a good balance and finally I think we deserved to win."

'We didn't hurt them'

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Bournemouth

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe: "We were resilient, but too passive in the first-half. We had to change things and we did. We are disappointed with the goal, but didn't quite have the quality we needed.

"I don't think we hurt them, we didn't stretch their back five and a poor touch here and there stopped us. There were positives from the second-half, not the first, you have to give Chelsea a lot of credit for that."

On Bournemouth's results this season: "It's a worry not going to hide fom that fact. I think we have a run of games where we have to do that [win]. I think you need to have a good run during the season, it'll make a huge difference, we're prepared.

On the injuries to Benik Afobe and Junior Stanislas: "Junior looks like he has done something to his groin but with Benik we're not sure yet."

The top six

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Premier LEague
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This is how the top of the table is looking after 10 games.

Eden Hazard quite rightly isn't ruling out catching Manchester City but their five-point lead over the rest already looks a big one.

'We move on'

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Chelsea

Chelsea goalscorer Eden Hazard: "[It was a] very good goal, important also. When you play this kind of game you just need to win.

"We created a lot of chances...we didn't score, that's the problem, but we have three points and we move on.

"I think Thibaut [Courtois] needed this [result] for the confidence, but I think all the team deserve this, we did well defensively, offensively also."

On if Chelsea can catch leaders Man City: "The season is long, you never know what can happen. They are top and play well with a lot of goals...but we have a lot of games to play, we will see at the end of the season."

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A few quotes from Chelsea's match-winner Eden Hazard...

"I like to play against Bournemouth! I try to play every game like this. I scored, we won, so I'm happy."

It was his fifth in five games against the Cherries.

Here the goal is in graphical form.

Hazard goal
Opta

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Eddie Howe says a "key spell" of his side's season is coming up now following this evening's defeat.

His side are 19th in the Premier League table.

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Mark Mitchener

BBC Sport at Vitality Stadium

Chelsea will look back on a deserved win, albeit one without the two or three-goal margin of their last three games against the Cherries - and hope a professional performance can quash the midweek speculation that all is not well behind the scenes at Stamford Bridge. Or at least, keep it off the back pages for another few weeks.

Bournemouth's fans would have regarded anything they got today as a bonus - their players and manager are warmly applauded off by the home supporters, not something you might expect at a Premier League side who remain in the bottom three with only two league wins all season. As David Pleat says, they can be proud of that display.

MOTD running order

Seven games. Plenty of goals.

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I'm with you there King Mo.

Whenever Bournemouth did press forward, Cesar Azpilicueta was there.

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Conte also gives Nathan Ake a big hug as he heads off down the tunnel.

The young Bournemouth defender, signed from Chelsea in the summer, did himself no harm today.

Conte suggested pre-match the decision to sell the Netherlands international was not his so there may be a bit of sentiment in that embrace.

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Antonio Conte gets an excellent reception as he walks over to applaud the Chelsea fans.

It has been a difficult week for the Italian, forced to answer questions on his future but his side are back up to fourth in the table.

Antonio Conte
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'Hazard the star but Cherries can be proud'

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David Pleat

Former Tottenham boss on Radio 5 live

Bournemouth just didn't have enough craft in the final third to get the goal but they stood firm throughout.

Hazard has been the star but there is a lot of quality in the Chelsea team. Morata had a great chance and couldn't convert it.

Chelsea will be pleased with the three points. Bournemouth came up short but they can be proud of themselves.

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Eden Hazard appears from the Chelsea bench to shake hands with all of his teammates and the Bournemouth players.

As I said earlier, he was the difference.

FULL-TIME

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All over.

Clinical, professional, unspectacular from Chelsea but three important points.

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You always get one chance and I fear for Bournemouth this was it.

It is really well-worked on the edge of the box and ends with a powerful Steve Cook shot. It's Bournemouth's first on target all game but not good enough to beat Thibaut Courtois.

Simon Francis
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Four minutes have been added on.

As David Pleat says, Bournemouth have been decent without really creating.

They have about three minutes more to do so.

'Bournemouth will be safe'

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David Pleat

Former Tottenham boss on Radio 5 live

If Bournemouth play with the same intensity and effort in every game as this then they will be safe this season.

I have been very impressed with them.

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And now excellent goalkeeping from Thibaut Courtois.

Simon Francis hurls a long throw into the Chelsea box but Courtois comes off his line early and decisively to claim high above his defenders' heads.

That really does help ease the pressure.

Courtois
AFP

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The home fans don't like it but that's good strong defending from Antonio Rudiger who has been impressive today.

Bournemouth try to build and an attack but Adam Smith is just eased off the ball by the Chelsea centre-back.

YELLOW CARD

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A late yellow card for Simon Francis.

He takes out Marcos Alonso off the ball as Chelsea try to break.

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What can Bournemouth muster in the closing stages?

Simon Francis is pushing well up the field from right centre back. He crosses but Davide Zappacosta clears at the back post.

Zappacosta
AFP

'Hazard outstanding'

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David Pleat

Former Tottenham boss on Radio 5 live

Eden Hazard has been the most oustanding player on the pitch. He just has that little bit extra quality.

We have had several good performances out here today though.

Eden Hazard
PA

SUBSTITUTION

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Antion Conte makes his final sub and it's Eden Hazard who goes off.

In a tight game, the Belgian has been the difference.

Willian is on in his place.

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Cesc Fabregas comes within inches of sealing this game and scoring his 50th Premier League goal.

He runs around Eden Hazard on an overlap down the left and then tries to shoot back across goal. His effort narrowly passes the top corner of Asmir Begovic's goal.

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Mark Mitchener

BBC Sport at Vitality Stadium

The home fans haven't had much to cheer about tonight, particularly since half-time - but three-quarters of the crowd rose as Callum Wilson, the goal hero of Bournemouth's 2014-15 Championship title-winning season, makes his first league appearance since January.

Eddie Howe, though, may be quietly counting his walking wounded with concern. Without last season's top scorer Joshua King, he's lost Junior Stanislas and Benik Afobe to injury tonight. Already in the treatment room are defensive duo Tyrone Mings and Brad Smith.

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Jordon Ibe beats the first man with his corner but it's too high for everyone in red and black in the middle.

Bournemouth have had five corners today. I can't remember a chance being created from any of them.

Bournemouth corner
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Into the final 10 minutes we go and Charlie Daniels wins a corner off Cesar Azpilicueta.

Can Eddie Howe's side get the delivery right this time?

'Excellent' Cook

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David Pleat

Former Tottenham boss on Radio 5 live

Lewis Cook has been excellent. He has shown great energy tonight and I like the way he twists and turns when in possession.

Obviously the Bournemouth management team have noticed that and they have put him in the team ahead of the likes of Harry Arter tonight.

The midfield have done very well.

Lewis Cook
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SUBSTITUTION

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Substitution time for Chelsea.

Pedro and Alvaro Morata off while Michy Batshuayi and Danny Drinkwater come on.

It's Drinkwater's Premier League debut.

'Difficult for Bournemouth'

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David Pleat

Former Tottenham boss on Radio 5 live

Bournemouth are really playing with great energy but it is hard for them because when Chelsea get the ball, they are able to slow things down.

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Almost an instant impact for Callum Wilson!

He steals the ball from the Chelsea defence and feeds Jordon Ibe on the right flank. Ibe earns himself a yard on Antonio Rudiger and drills a low cross across the six-yard box. Wilson is there and gets a shot on goal but Cesar Azpilicueta gets a good, John Terry-esque, block in.

The home fans are encouraged by Wilson's impact.

SUBSTITUTION

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It is indeed the last we will see of Benik Afobe today.

The bright side is the injury means Callum Wilson comes on for his first Premier League appearance since 31 January.

Wilson scored in midweek in the Carabao Cup, his first game since serious knee injury.

Decisions for Howe

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David Pleat

Former Tottenham boss on Radio 5 live

How much does Eddie Howe open this game up and risk losing another goal? That would take the game away.

It's a real conundrum now.

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Not another injury for Bournemouth surely? Benik Afobe is down after a tussle with David Luiz. He seemed to put his hand straight to his groin. The Cherries have already had Jermain Defoe and Junior Stanislas go off.

Benik Afobe injury
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Chelsea will be fourth, level on 19 points with Arsenal and one point behind Tottenham if things stay like this.

Can Bournemouth do something to stop that? They're going to need the ball first. Pass, pass, pass from Chelsea.

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Jared: I think Fabregas' standards have fallen down this season....neither offensively or defensively quality.

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