Mourinho pointedly noted after the FA Cup defeat that "Judas is still No. 1" in reference to his three Premier League titles after he was barracked by a section of Chelsea fans, but Conte apparently has no interest in heaping further compliments on the self-styled Special One.
"You have teams that you know before the game that you can score, or that it's your team", said Hazard. "We know what we are playing for, motivation is 100% and I think we played a good game".
Chelsea fans could probably be forgiven for wondering why Antonio Conte was so adamant on bringing Marcos Alonso to the club with him last summer.
City now have a seven-point cushion in the fourth and final Champions League qualifying spot, although fifth-place Arsenal and sixth-place Manchester United each have two games in hand.
In the 17 minute, Adam Smith unluckily deflected a shot from Diego Costa into his own goal, giving Chelsea an early (1-0) lead.
The chasing pack all won, headlined by second-placed Tottenham Hotspur's 4-0 mauling of Watford.
Chelsea legend Pat Nevin has found some positives in Tottenham's maintained challenge for the Premier League title.
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Next week, Chelsea visits Old Trafford to play against Manchester United in the 33 round of the English Premier League.
When quizzed on his own current form, Hazard told Chelsea's official website: "Fantastic". We all know where we are going, we are all going in the same direction and that's very important.
Hazard has praised Chelsea and says they have what it takes to overcome any test that comes their way after a 3-1 away win against Bournemouth.
Conte revealed after Saturday's game that the key to Hazard's turnaround was his improved confidence, saying: "He is a great player, a great talent and he must understand that he is a great player and never forget this". The players showed really good character to hang in there and at 2-1 I thought we had a really good chance in the second half.
Mauricio Pochettino's team took control of the contest in 11 first-half minutes, when Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Son Heung-min scored.
Bournemouth will now face Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Saturday, with Howe expecting another stern encounter.
"I think we saw last week, we defended very well, we were compact together, we are conceding more goals but credit to the other teams as well", he said.