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Liver­pool and Southamp­ton to achieve that feat.

Sarri said: “I am very happy be­cause I thought the be­gin­ning of this game has been very dif­fi­cult.

“I have been lucky be­cause I have lots of good play­ers, not just one.

“I am very happy with my team, to be here and play in the Premier League.”

The one he is re­fer­ring to most, of course, is Hazard, who has wowed his man­ager since re­port­ing back fol­low­ing the World Cup.

And asked if Hazard was the best player in the top flight the Ital­ian did not hold back on the praise.

He added: “I thought Hazard was one of the best play­ers in Europe but now I change my mind — maybe he is the best now.”

Sarri thinks there is more to come from Hazard though, which must be a worry for Chelsea’s ri­vals.

“I have spo­ken to him in the last two days,” said the Bridge boss.

“I told him he can score 40 goals but also to spend less en­ergy far from the goal and play in the last 25 me­tres.” For Cardiff, MAU­R­IZIO SARRI is only the fourth boss in Premier Leagure history to win his first five matches, fol­low­ing in the achieve­ments of Car­los Ancelotti, Pep Guardi­ola and Craig Shake­speare. the wait goes on for their first win of the Premier League sea­son and Neil Warnock wants his side to learn quickly at this level.

He said: “I’m un­der­neath with con­ceded.”

Bamba bun­dled home Sean Mor­ri­son’s header back across goal but then two good Chelsea moves led to Olivier Giroud lay­ing balls off to Hazard and him scor­ing from them both.

“He is a tar­get man and maybe the best in the world,” said Hazard of Giroud. “It is a plea­sure to play with him.” Bamba’s foul on Wil­lian led to Hazard’s third and the Brazil ace wrapped up the game late on.

Warnock said: “I knew it was go­ing to be a penalty 15 yards be­fore he tack­led him.

“I thought, ‘Wil­lian is too quick and Sol’s go­ing to tackle, he’s not go­ing to hold, not at this time of the day when he is get­ting tired’.

“So it was a fully ex­pected penalty, which was his only mis­take, he has had a good game.” re­ally dis­ap­pointed all the goals we

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