Eden Hazard was pleased with Chelsea's win over Bournemouth
Tottenham had reduced Chelsea's lead at the top of the table to four points earlier in the day with a 4-0 win over Watford.
The result put added pressure on the Blues' late kick-off with Bournemouth at Dean Court.
However, they handled it with ease, running out 3-1 winners and goalscorer Eden Hazard was delighted with the performance.
Eden Hazard scored Chelsea's second in the 3-1 win over Bournemouth
"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.
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"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.