City are 1-2 to win the match, but are a shade of odds-against to be leading at half-time and full-time.
Georginio Wijnaldum doubled their lead ten minutes later with a sumptuous finish, delicately lifting the ball over goalkeeper Artur Boruc's head. It's not easy to win, it's not easy to get (into) the Champions League.
Chelsea are unbeaten in seven fixtures against defending champions, having ended City's 21-match unbeaten run in the league on December 8.
Liverpool will be relieved with a win. They aren't something you should worry about.
"We have 15-plus games left, that's the decisive third of the season".
Gini Wijnaldum clambered off his sickbed and Footballer of the Year Mo Salah maintained his incredible scoring record as Liverpool eased their nerves after successive draws against Leicester and West Ham.
Substitutes: Alexander-Arnold (6), Origi (N/A), Sturridge (N/A). Subs: Mepham 6, Mousset 6, Solanke 7. Besides his 12 goals, Hazard has also provided 10 assists from just 24 games this season. If we will be able to do it, I think we can find spaces.
In total - since his move from Roma in 2017 - the 26-year-old forward is closing in on 70 goals for Liverpool, whilst also providing nearly a quarter of a century of assists. He will take the corner, and it's headed out by Lerma at the near post.
34' - GOAL! Liverpool 2-0 Bournemouth.
48' - GOAL! Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth. And that was in no small part due to the great work from Keita in shielding his defence. The Brazilian shaped to shoot before backheeling the ball to Salah, who finished coolly.
76' - SALAH CHANCE - Salah nearly gets a double as he exchanges passes with Firmino on the right, and he rifles a rising shot against the crossbar.
Bournemouth, who were without main striker Callum Wilson, offered little in reply and will be concerned at once again losing heavily away from home against one of the Premier League's big six.
The Blues were awful at Bournemouth, in a 4-0 defeat, but bounced back to win 5-0, albeit against rock-bottom Huddersfield in a game notable for the way new boy Gonzalo Higuain and Eden Hazard linked up successfully.
The Argentine made an instant impact with his first two goals in just his second Premier League appearance in a 5-0 thrashing of Huddersfield last weekend to right the Chelsea ship after the Bournemouth debacle.