Maurizio Sarri hailed Eden Hazard because the ‘greatest participant in Europe’ after his hat-trick helped Chelsea file an emphatic victory over Cardiff Metropolis.
Newly promoted Cardiff took the lead at Stamford Bridge when a well-worked free-kick culminated in Sol Bamba volleying previous Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Chelsea led 2-1 at half-time, nevertheless, as Belgium famous person Hazard scored twice in seven minutes earlier than the break.
The 27-year-old accomplished his hat-trick from the penalty spot earlier than Willian added a fourth for Chelsea, who maintained their 100% begin to the Premier League season.
Requested whether or not Hazard is the perfect participant within the Premier League, Sarri stated: ‘Perhaps.
‘I assumed he was the most effective gamers in Europe, however now I alter my thoughts. He’s the perfect.’
Victory for Chelsea means they’ve began a Premier League season with 5 straight wins for the primary time since 2010.
The Blues additionally jumped to the highest of the league on purpose distinction, however Sarri reiterated his perception that the title race will likely be contested between Manchester Metropolis and Liverpool.
‘I can not change my thoughts for one match. At this second Liverpool and Manchester Metropolis are one other step than us,’ he stated.
‘However I believe we are able to enhance. My goal is to be the perfect staff in England, however not in a single month. Perhaps one season, perhaps somewhat extra.
‘However our goal is that this. In the intervening time, I repeat, for my part Liverpool and Metropolis are higher than us.’