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Chelsea 4-1 Cardiff City, Premier League: Post-match reaction


Chelsea FC v Cardiff City - Premier League Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images

An excellent first half and a serviceable second were enough for Chelsea to collect a fifth straight win to start the Premier League season. Two goals from Hazard, two assists from Giroud, and some shaky set piece defending were good enough for a 2-1 half-time lead.

Hazard then made his a hat-trick late on from the spot after Willian was taken out as Chelsea made sure of the three points. Willian added a fourth for good measure.


  • Chelsea make two changes from last time out, Giroud and Pedro getting the nod ahead of Morata and Willian. Two assists for Giroud and plenty of shots (and a couple great chances) for Pedro.
  • Kovačić seems to have picked up a knock, resulting in his early withdrawal for Barkley. Hopefully nothing serious. Chelsea schedule getting busy and Loftus-Cheek already out for two weeks.
  • Pedro-Willian rotation continues.
  • Zappacosta on for Hazard for the final few minutes as a right winger.
  • Next up: PAOK away on Thursday in the Europa League


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