Maurizio Sarri's charges were dominating possession after 20 minutes and pressing the visitors high up the pitch but they were yet to get clear chances, while Eddie Howe's men were starting to get chances on the break after half-an-hour with Chelsea's dominance waning.
"Jorginho in this moment is a very important player for us and he is used to playing my football".
Sarri believes there could be even more to come, with the 27-year-old having contributed one goal and two assists to the Chelsea cause in 2018-19.
"It was a good chance for Callum and Nathan's one is a big moment in the game because you are trying to take the lead and make it hard for Chelsea".
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But Mane opted to remain with the Saints for one more season before he chose to join Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool . Hughton added: "It is a hard league but we have been very good in the last two games".
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In the post-match press conference, Sarri, who has enjoyed four wins from his first four Premier League matches with Chelsea, said: "Alonso, at the moment, in this position at left-back is maybe the best in Europe". "They are well organised, they are unsafe in counter-attacks, so the match will be very hard for us, but we want to be in control of the match, and try to gain points", he added. "If he does, I think he can be the best left-back in the world". "Although we are disappointed I think it was a decent performance". "The gap at the beginning [to Manchester City] was 30 points [from last season]". In the first half, the situation was hard.
Chelsea left it late to secure victory against Bournemouth and maintain their 100 per cent record.
Of course, it will be in the matches against top six sides that will ultimately test Kovacic, yet it's certainly a case of so far, so good.
After featuring for England at this summer's World Cup, many fans are eager to see Loftus-Cheek given an opportunity in Chelsea's first team, having spent last season on loan with Roy Hodgson's Crystal Palace.