Chelsea did enough to win 1-0 at Bournemouth on Saturday night.

Eden Hazard’s first Premier League goal of the season separated the sides on the south coast, with the Chelsea playmaker slotting home from an acute angle six minutes after half-time.

Steve Cook could have snatched an undeserved leveller at the death but he fired straight at Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

“I saw a lot of positive things tonight,” Conte said. “We played a good game for sure. Good football. I must be pleased for this game and the performance. We played very well for a big part of the game, with maturity, with good possession, and we tried to find the right ball between the lines or to switch the play.

“We created many chances to score. In the first half we could have been more clinical. In this type of game, you must be able to kill the game. Instead, if you keep the result in balance, you risk at the end a draw, but we deserved to win. It’s a good win for our confidence, a good win before another tough game against Roma in the Champions League.

“A win was very important to give continuity to the win against Watford, and Everton in the Carabao Cup, and now to prepare in the best way possible way for Roma.

“Last season we won 3-1 here but we played better than last season. We controlled the game. Last season we conceded more during the game, and were lucky in a part of the game.”