Diego Costa prodded Bournemouth into an own goal and Eden Hazard added a second for Chelsea, which is on pace to restore its 7-point table lead through 45 minutes at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth.
Joshua King scored before halftime to give the match its 2-1 score line.
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Chelsea started well, and got its goal when Diego Costa’s turn and wild rip took a turn off Adam Smith to beat Artur Boruc. 1-0, 16′
It was 2-0 within minutes, as Eden Hazard danced onto an N'Golo Kante ball and nearly dizzied himself cutting behind Boruc to finish from an acute angle.
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