Antonio Conte has claimed that he isn’t surprised by the form that star player Eden Hazard has displayed this season.
The 25-year-old has been sensational this season, having banged 9 goals so far for the Blues.
The Belgian international had a forgetful 2015/16 season where he endured a 31 match goalless run in the Premier League.
However, Eden has been a completely differnt layer this season under Antonio Conte.
The little magician has been prolific this season, and has had a straight contrbituion in 10 goals for the Blues this season.
Eden Hazard along with Diego Costa and Pedro has shot Chelsea to the top of the Premier League and the Stamford Bridge outfit are currently 7 points clear at the top of the table.
“I knew Eden only through as an opponent with the national team and for sure I watched him a lot of time on TV,” he said. “I am not surprised because he has good talent” Conte said.
“But the most important thing is that he’s putting his talent in the team. It’s fantastic for me to see him doing this great job with the ball, or without the ball. It’s fantastic.”
“I hope he continues to improve in this way. He’s a really good guy and I’m pleased for him and also for all my players. Today, my players all performed very well.”
Conte also said that although the team has been playing well, there was still room for improvement – adding that every title contender will now be coming after Chelsea as they are the favorites.
“We played a good game, we could have scored more, but I am happy with the attitude of the players,” he added.
“We played without two important players but I think we played very well.”
“To win 12 games in a row is not easy in this league. It is a fantastic run but it is important to continue that now.
“In four days we have another tough game and we have to prepare very well. Because now, every team wants to beat you.”
Meanwhile, Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe claimed that his side were unlucky to comeout with 3-0 result, stating that the Cherries played better than what the result shows.
“Chelsea are an outstanding team but that being said, we were well in the game,” he stated.
“It is frustrating for us. You cannot be too upbeat about getting beaten 3-0 but there were fine margins and many elements of our game plan worked.”
“They scored their first goal out of the blue, without any real sustained period of pressure, and the second goal just after half-time was the decisive moment.”
“The players stuck to what we asked them to do really well. We showed our quality and our moments were there but unfortunately their goalkeeper did well when called upon.”
“They have individuals of such quality that we couldn’t keep them quiet the whole of the game.”