Man of the match Eden Hazard commented the 3-1 win over Bournemouth, a message Chelsea sent to Spurs, who won 4-0 over Watford in the early afternoon:
“We passed a test,” Hazard told BT Sport.
“We knew the result of Tottenham before the game and today we deserved to win.
“It’s more easy to control the game when you score first but at the end of the first half we were a little bit down.
“But in the second half we did well to control the game.
“We have to believe in everything. Now is one step closer to the title and we have seven games left.”
Chelsea are now seven points clear at the top of the Premier League table with seven games remaining.