Speaking to the BBC after the game, Maurizio Sarri reflected: "I'm really very happy with my players".
Defender Azpilicueta - who has returned to right-back under Sarri having played the last two seasons as a right-sided centre-back in a back-three - has worn the armband so far this season. I think it's very hard to recover this gap in only one season.
Sarri suggested Alonso's strength in attack sets him apart from other players, but explained that to be considered the best, he will also have to make improvements defensively. "If he does, I think he can be the best left-back in the world".
"I think that he will be important for sure".
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"They did well. It was a hard match for them in the sense we didn't have a lot of the ball but you saw Jefferson's best qualities and I thought he defended well for the team and made a number of blocks".
Chelsea assumed early control with close to 85 per cent of the possession in the first 20 minutes, but a half-chance for Alvaro Morata that was blocked by Asmir Begovic was the best they could muster.
The Spain striker won fewer than half his 16 duels and touched the ball only 11 times before being taken off for Giroud, who played a role in helping Pedro score Chelsea's first.
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"The gap at the beginning [to last season's champions Manchester City] was 30 points".
The Chelsea coach reacted by introducing Pedro and Olivier Giroud in place of Willian and Alvaro Morata and the home side started playing with more goal. Chelsea played well, created any number of openings but Bournemouth too had their chances and their misses, and there was much to admire about the way they dealt with Chelsea's hugely talented team.