Maurizio Sarri praised Bournemouth players for the effort they put in at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
However, the Chelsea boss is happy with his players emerging victorious in the end and grabbing another three points.
"I am happy with the result and happy with the performance," Sarri said.
"It was a very difficult game. They are very organized defensively and defended very well.
"The situation was difficult in the first half and maybe we needed to move the ball at another speed and have more movement without the ball.
"But in this kind of match, usually you can win in the last 20 to 25 minutes so I was always confident."