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Chelsea go top after Hazard's hat-trick sees off Cardiff

Chelsea go top after Hazard's hat-trick sees off Cardiff

"Here is John Terry's home".

Terry has rejected a surprise move to Spartak Moscow for family reasons after leaving Aston Villa following a single season with the Championship club.

Chelsea are likely to be without Emerson Palmieri and Davide Zappacosta against Cardiff City on Saturday after both players returned from Italy duty with fever-like symptoms, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek is struggling with a tibial problem sustained with England.

Terry previously indicated he wants to return to Chelsea as the club's manager and Sarri has opened the door for the 37-year-old to join his coaching staff.

"For sure, he will be a point of reference for me, for everybody here [if he returns]".

Liverpool showed their credentials in targeting a first title since 1990 are for real and such was the Reds' dominance the scoreline did not do Jurgen Klopp's men justice in winning 2-1 at Tottenham.

Chelsea have enjoyed a stellar start to the new Premier League season, and they'll look to keep their momentum going on Saturday.

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri open to John Terry return in coaching role
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri can be hopeful with his squad depth this season and the performance of his players. "I think it is very hard for me and every coach", Sarri told a media conference on Friday.

"In a few days, one week, he will be ready to play".

"We were in the game for 80 minutes and once again I'm really disappointed with the goals we conceded".

"I think that, at the moment, Fabregas can be available for the bench, but I want to speak to him".

Cardiff City scored the first goal in the 15th minute through Sol Bamba who was superbly assisted by Sean Morrison.

Speaking in an interview with BBC Sport, Lawrenson said: "Like Liverpool and Watford, Chelsea have got a 100 per cent record from their first four league games and I see that ideal start continuing here". A sometimes-difficult dressing room seems to be on message and their manager believes his team will improve noticeably as the season goes on.

"'He's a target man - maybe the best in the world, I think so", he said. "We need another step to be at the same level", said the Blues head coach.

"In the moment we are very unsafe in the offensive phase but we are not solid as I want in the defensive phase", he added.