Chelsea passed maybe the crucial test for the title by seeing off Manchester City 2-1 at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening.
The victory is even greater if we know that Antonio Conte and his men were under huge pressure after an unexpected slip up against Crystal Palace at the weekend.
The Blues will have the chance to make yet another step towards the silverware this Saturday when they will travel to Vitality Stadium to take on AFC Bournemouth.
Bournemouth managed a huge 2-2 draw against Liverpool at Anfield in mid-week. It was the Norwegian striker Joshua King who maintained his spell of excellent form and scored the late equalizer to earn a point for the Cherries.
Eddie Howe’s men are thus again in a decent shape after a dismal campaign they have had in February. The Cherries will come in the game with the leaders in a terrific mood after staying undefeated in the last five Premier League outings.
Chelsea instantly returned to the winning ways proving that the defeat to Crystal palace was just a bad day at the office for Eden Hazard & company.
The Belgian midfielder was the one who created the win over the Citizens netting a brace. The Blues are now seven points clear at the top, but they need to be very careful because the Spurs have also been in a great shape lately.
Bournemouth starting XI: Boruc; Smith, Francis, Cook, Daniels; Ibe, Arter, Wilshere, Pugh; King; Afobe
Chelsea starting XI: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Fabregas, Kante, Alonso; Pedro, Hazard; Costa