Liverpool, Manchester City still a level above Chelsea, insists Maurizio Sarri

16 September, 2018, 11:31 | Author: Dominic Spencer
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       Maurizio Sarri says he would welcome John Terry's return

Eden Hazard's hat trick ensured Chelsea kept its flawless start to the Premier League season with a 4-1 victory over Cardiff on Saturday.

Chelsea's Eden Hazard scores his side's first goal during their English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Cardiff City at Stamford Bridge stadium in London Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018.

While the Premier League only dates back to 1992-93, it requires a long trek through history to find the last time any English top-flight duo managed it. It's still early, five games, fantastic we won all five and improved.

WORST PLAYER - All the central roles were a disappointment for Chelsea really, with perhaps some hangover in the squad from the worldwide break.

Hazard struck twice in seven first-half minutes to put Chelsea in control at Stamford Bridge after Sol Bamba's volley gave Cardiff the lead, and he converted a penalty 10 minutes from time to make sure of the win before substitute Willian curled in a late fourth. "We need to improve, but we are able to and can improve very quickly".


On paper, this game looks like a straightforward win for Chelsea.

Chelsea FC will kick off their Europa League group stage campaign on Thursday night when they take on PAOK away from home.

Terry made 702 appearances for the Blues, winning five Premier Leagues, four FA Cups, three League Cups and a UEFA Champions League title. I think so. When he gets the ball, he can hold it and we can go with him. However, they shouldn't underestimate Cardiff.

He might not have been on the scoresheet here, but the recalled Giroud justified his selection with two telling assists for Hazard that turned the match around.

Chelsea finally had breathing space when Willian was felled inside the area by Bamba and Hazard sent Etheridge the wrong way from the penalty spot.

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