Five games into the new season and everything is rosy down at Stamford Bridge.
Yesterday, Maurizio Sarri saw his side brush aside the challenge presented by newly-promoted Cardiff City, to make it five wins out of five, giving Chelsea a maximum fifteen points out of the fifteen available.
Against Cardiff, there’s no doubting that the star of the show was, once again, Eden Hazard.
The Belgian international, after being reintroduced to the Premier League gradually after his World Cup exertions, has started the season in the form of his life.
With just five games played he’s already scored half as many goals as he scored last season and sits on top of the Premier League scoring charts, courtesy of his hat-trick against Neil Warnock’s side.
When he was substituted, in the 84th minute, it was to a standing ovation from the Stamford Bridge support.
Hazard, despite the rumours, in the summer, linking him with a move to Real Madrid, is playing with a smile on his face.
After the game, talking to Sky Sports Maurizio Sarri was in no doubts as to how good his charge is, remarking:
“He can become maybe the best player in Europe in the next two years.
“He will improve by spending less time a long way away from goal.”
Let’s hope that those two years are spent at Chelsea, let’s get that new contract signed, sealed and delivered.