Eden Hazard has been labelled 'the best in Europe' by Maurizio Sarri..

Maurizio Sarri's comments on Eden Hazard have got a lot of love from Chelsea fans

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Chelsea continued their perfect start to the Premier League season on Saturday with a 4-1 win over Cardiff City.

The Blues had actually gone behind at Stamford Bridge thanks to a Sol Bamba goal - the first time Maurizio Sarri trailed as Chelsea boss.

Things soon turned around, however, as an Eden Hazard brace sent them ahead going into halftime.

That brace became a hattrick ten minutes from time before Willian rounded off the scoring three minutes later.

The 4-1 win means Chelsea top the league after five games with a superior goal difference to Liverpool, who defeated Tottenham Hotspur earlier in the day.

Despite sitting in first, the talk after the game was all about Hazard, who overtook Sadio Mane and Aleksander Mitrovic to become the league's top scorer.

That fact is made all the more incredible by Hazard playing over 100 minutes less than either of them this season and adding two assists on top.

Understandably, Sarri was full of praise for his number ten after the game.

“I thought he [Hazard] was one of the best players in Europe, but now I change my mind that he is the best,” Sarri said.

Eden Hazard scored a hattrick against Cardiff City on Saturday.

Yet the Italian also believes that Hazard could get even better if he adapts his game.

“I think Hazard can improve more," he said. "I think that he can spend less energy than now at 50 or 60 metres to the opposition's goal.

"When we have the ball in our half and he touches the ball five or six times, it shows he spends a lot of energy and can have more energy in the last 25 metres.

“He can score 30 or 35 goals.”

Unsurprisingly, it's exactly what Chelsea fans wanted to hear and you can see below what they had to say about the manager's words:

We'll see how Hazard develops under Sarri but the start of their time together has been incredibly promising.

It's a long season, as always, but Hazard is quickly looking like the one to watch.

Maurizio Sarri
Willian Borges da Silva
Eden Hazard
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