Chelsea's Maurizio Sarri to rotate Alvaro Morata, Olivier Giroud over long season

Elena Summers
September 19, 2018

Now the top scorer of the Premier League, Eden Hazard will be looking to hit the back of the net after a hat-trick last week against Cardiff City, while PAOK have managed a goal every fifty-two minutes on average this season, with five in their first three games in the Greek Super League.

Sarri's new-look Chelsea FC team are sitting at the top of the Premier League table following five successive victories.

"I don't know about Loftus-Cheek", Sarri told reporters when asked if the midfielder was in line for a rare chance to stake his claim.

"He's a low-maintenance footballer, I think, Chelsea have done really well to hang onto him for the past couple of years", he said.

'When he gets the ball he can hold the ball and we can go with him in deep.

"I think so (that Hazard can win the Golden Boot this season)", Sarri told reporters, according to BBC Sport.

Eden Hazard has been in stunning form for the Blues so far this season and is now the Premier League's leading goalscorer.

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.

Much has been made of Loftus-Cheek's Chelsea situation in recent months, as he impressed on loan at Crystal Palace last term and forced his way into England's World Cup squad.

Sarri's side travel to Greece top of the Premier League after making a flawless start to their domestic campaign.

"I think he is right, because we are very risky in the defensive phase, we need to improve there", he said. But I think we can do it.

"For Hudson-Odoi, in his position in the last match we played Pedro and Hazard. So I have to organise them better defensively and the players have to understand that". And so I thought it was better for him to have training and rest. It's still early, five games; fantastic we won all five and improved.

They now sit joint-top of the league with Liverpool, although they are ahead due to a better goal difference, and Stamford Bridge is a much happier place to be than it was at times in Antonio Conte's final season.

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