Maurizio Sarri confirms decision made on Chelsea’s new club captain
Sep 16 2018
He is an unorthodox striker, and part of a dying breed, but as Hazard says, he is arguably the best target man in the world.
Chelsea rarely offer contracts of longer than one season to players over the age of 30, but they are understood to be eager to secure the Brazilian's long-term future.
Liverpool's first win away at Tottenham in four attempts for Klopp was another sign of the progress made under the German, particularly as they suffered a 4-1 thrashing at Wembley last season.
Victor Moses' dwindling fortunes at Chelsea continued on Saturday as he was not even listed for the Premier League clash against Cardiff City at Stamford Bridge which the Blues won 4-1. Players were slow to close the space and clumsy into challenges, including one challenge which led to a penalty shout for Cardiff.
"The last time I have spoken with him, he told me that he wants to play for another season". I think that, in a few days or a week, he'll be ready to play.
However, Hazard scored twice in seven minutes before half-time to send Chelsea in on top.
"My target is to be the best team in England, but not in one month".
The 94-cap playmaker already has five goals in as many league games this season, and appears to only have eyes for more.
Cardiff had picked up just two points in 0-0 draws with a man advantage against Newcastle and Huddersfield prior to their visit to the capital.
Eden Hazard scored a hat-trick in the game to help Chelsea maintain their flawless start to the Premier League season. My feeling is that now we are not a very solid team in the defensive phase.
Cardiff couldn't have asked for a better start when a well-worked Joe Ralls free-kick was headed across goal by Sean Morrison and bundled in at the back post by Bamba.
The Belgian global got on the end of an Olivier Giroud pass to fire in to the bottom corner for 1-1.
Sarri is still to taste anything but victory in English football, but had a scare early on at home to Cardiff when Sol Bamba put the visitors in front at Stamford Bridge.
Moments later Willian produced his own moment of magic with a wonderful curling effort from 20 yards that bent into the top corner.