A 3-0 win over Southampton sees Chelsea secure an 8th unbeaten game under new manager Mauricio Sarri. Eden Hazard , who is in the form of his life , displayed another exquisite 90 minutes which included a clinically finished goal and an assist for Alvaro Morata. Ross Barkley , recently recalled to the England squad scored his first goal for the Blues.
Even though Sarriball is gracefully underway and garnering appreciation among viewers , the defensive aspect of the London outfit has not been convincing as of yet. World record signing keeper , Kepa Arrizabalaga had to come alive to make several top drawer saves and keep the clean sheet intact. Poor marking at times by offensive minded Marcos Alonso and David Luiz concerned the travelling supporters today. Chelsea’s inability to profit off the 18 corners against Vida and 12 corners against the Saints is particularly alarming and goes to show that there is much work to be done in training as far as attacking set-pieces are concerned.
Chelsea head into the international break with highest number of points (19) tied with scintillating Manchester City and Liverpool. The Blues can only hope their main man Eden Hazard will carry on his form after returning from the Belgian squad.
“I don’t know if I’ve played better [than I am at the minute], I’m just playing good football because we [Chelsea] are playing good football.” said Hazard after his indelible performance.