​Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has praised his team's overall performance, despite the Cherries struggling to create chances as his team fell 2-0 to ​Chelsea.


Both sides came into the match undefeated, but ​Chelsea were comfortable favourites ahead of kick off. Bournemouth thoroughly frustrated Chelsea's attackers, but ultimately fell to goals from Pedro and Eden Hazard.

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Howe was asked for his thoughts on the game by the ​BBC, and responded: "We felt we were well in the game today. Defensively, I thought we were really strong up until the first goal, which was a cruel deflection.


"We had the best chances in the game, with Callum [Wilson]'s chance and Nathan [Ake]'s chance, they're big moments in a match like this.


"I think we're pleased to create the openings. They were good ones for us - one on the counter attack and one from a set piece. I thought, although we didn't have a lot of the ball today, we did pose them problems with our pace up front.

Chelsea FC v AFC Bournemouth - Premier League

"Overall, the team performance, I thought, was pretty good. Even at 2-0 down, we're still trying to create and get back in the match so, mentally, a good performance from the players.


"Disappointed with the second goal because I felt, even at 1-0, we were well in the match. I expected us to produce some late pressure on their goal. The second goal sort of kills that opportunity.


"But I thought we saw some good signs for the future. Chelsea's going to be a really tough opponent for everybody this season, I think they're going to go very close this year so, although we're disappointed with the result, we're heartened by the performance."

Chelsea FC v AFC Bournemouth - Premier League

Despite losing their undefeated streak in the ​Premier League​Bournemouth will be incredibly happy with their displays so far. They now have two weeks to prepare for ​Leicester City, and will be hoping to bounce back with a positive display.