A solitary Eden Hazard goal proved to be enough for Chelsea, as they eased to a narrow 0-1 victory against a thoroughly outplayed AFC Bournemouth side.
The reigning champions left Dean Court with all three points, with a solitary goal from Eden Hazard proving to be the difference between the two sides.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte confirmed the absence of two key players from the trip to Bournemouth, while also dismissing rumours of his own future at the club
Goals from Danny Welbeck and Alexandre Lacazette allowed Arsenal to coast to a comfortable 3-0 home victory over Bournemouth on Saturday.
Arsene Wenger is likely to have most of his squad at his disposal including Alexis Sanchez and Laurent Koscielny as Arsenal host Bournemouth on Saturday.
Jack Wilshere has reportedly rejected advances made by Birmingham City on transfer deadline day, in an attempt to continue with the Gunners.
Manchester City registered a hard-fought away win against Bournemouth after a controversial late goal by Raheem Sterling.
Chelsea's Nathan Ake is set to return to fellow Premier League side AFC Bournemouth for an estimated £20 million.
Bournemouth are prepared to splurge £30 million on Chelsea's Nathan Ake and Asmir Begovic
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly plotting a summer move for Bournemouth attacker Josh King.