Chelsea surprise in the Premier League
Chelsea was victorious for the 5th consecutive time and join Liverpool to top the League with 15 points won out of 15 points. Chelsea came from behind to secure a 4-1 victory after Cardiff was the first to strike at Stamford Bridge.
Hazard was everywhere today and provided an brilliant performance with a hat-trick and now totaled seven goals in the first five Premier League matches. Olivier Giroud helped the Belgian international by setting the platform for him to shine.
No Early conclusions
Coach Sarri realizes the great start of the season but remains prudent:
“I think at this moment Liverpool and Man City are another step ahead of us but I think we can improve. My target is to be the best team in England but not in one month, maybe one season, maybe a little more, but that is our target.
At the moment, in my opinion, Liverpool and Man city are better than us.”
The team is playing at his best and Hazard is a big reason why:
He added: “At this moment we are very dangerous in the offensive phase but not as solid as I want in the defensive phase.
Today we knew Cardiff were very dangerous from set-pieces and we were not ready to answer. We need to improve and we can improve very quickly. I thought Hazard was one of the best players in Europe. Now I’m changing my mind, maybe he’s the best now. I also think Hazard can improve more.
When we have the ball in our half and touch it five or six times, with these actions he spends a lot of energy when he can have more energy in the last 20 or 25 meters. I think Hazard could score 30 or 35 goals.”
Man City dominate Fulham
Manchester City won their second matches at home 3-0 against Fulham to the delight of coach Guardiola. The Citizens sit at the 3rd place two point behind the co-leaders Liverpool and Chelsea.
The Spaniard responded:
“We created a lot of chances to score five, six or seven goals but we have to be more clinical in those situations. After the international break, it is always complicated to be settled again into the team. They are always dangerous, these kinds of games.
I am satisfied for the result and performance. We fought a lot and worked a lot defensively. We had spoken about that on Friday – that was out first time all together.
In the first two minutes before our goal, the only team in the Etihad Stadium was Fulham! They made a mistake and in that situation when we are high pressing, we are so quick. I give a lot of credit for our victory.”