Published: Sun, September 16, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

Terry's Chelsea return down to him, says Sarri

Terry's Chelsea return down to him, says Sarri

"For 15 minutes, we were disgusting", Sarri said, his English already good enough to forcibly make his point.

Watford made an unexpectedly ideal start to the campaign but that was now over after being beaten 2-1 by Manchester United, who are trying to close a six-point gap on the leaders.

And Hazard hailed the freedom Sarri's set-up has offered him to get forward and try to improve on his best ever tally of 19 goals for a season in English football.

But while the West London club's impressive early season form spells good omens for the 59-year-old - they have won the title in five of the six times they have managed to win their first four league matches - he recently dismissed the club's chances of winning a third league trophy in five years. After the worldwide [break], I prefer to give the players one day off.

"We've earned the right to play against teams like Chelsea".

"The last time I have spoken with him, he told me that he wants to play for another season", Sarri said.

Before halftime, Olivier Giroud laid the ball off for Hazard to unleash a strike which deflected in off Bamba to send Chelsea in front.

Asked which teams are in title contention, Sarri said: "At the moment I can answer City or Liverpool, at the moment". They've been one of the more prolific teams in the Premier League, likely due to Sarri's emphasis on attack-minded play.

"I thought Hazard was one of the best players in Europe, but now I am changing my mind that he is the best", Sarri said at his postmatch news conference.

However, Cardiff's failure to significantly strengthen over the summer means they are liable to being outclassed at this level and were undone by the brilliance of Hazard.

Arter was a little quick to the ground though, leaving his covering players exposed and producing some needless fouls.

The visitors started brightly and took a shock lead in the 16th minute as Sol Bamba latched on to a Sean Morrison flick-on to prod home at the far post for 0-1.

Moments later Willian capped the rout with his own moment of magic with a wonderful curling effort from 20 yards that bent into the top corner.

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