PREMIER League legend Alan Shearer hailed the “magnificent” display from midfielder Jefferson Lerma in Cherries’ 1-0 success at Chelsea.

The club’s record signing played an instrumental role in helping Eddie Howe’s men end their run of five-straight defeats – thanks to Dan Gosling’s 84th-minute winner.

Combative midfielder Lerma made more passes and recoveries than any other visiting player at Stamford Bridge yesterday.

And former striker turned pundit Shearer, the Premier League’s record goalscorer, hailed the “outstanding” display from the former Levante man.

Analysing Lerma’s display on BBC’s Match of the Day, Shearer said: “I thought he was absolutely outstanding. Him and Philip Billing in the middle of the park.

“When you consider the class opposition they were up against – it was a perfect midfield performance in terms of getting the ball, passing, protection in front of his backline.

“Setting his team in the right example, running forward, defending – it had absolutely everything.”

Gosling’s classy hooked finish was also highlighted by former Arsenal frontman Ian Wright.

“I thought him and Bournemouth were magnificent,” he said.

“He had a look, he sees Azpilicueta isn’t quite up there and that is a cute finish. His awareness of where the goalkeeper is.

“I was delighted for him. It was his first start of the season, he has been a fantastic professional and servant to Bournemouth.

“He deserved his goal. Fantastic.”