Chelsea continuing their perfect record so far in this early stage of English Premier League as Maurizio Sarri’s men defeated Cardiff City 4-1 on Saturday to move top of the current table on goal difference.
Playing in front of their home crowd at Stamford Bridge, The Blues didn’t have a great start as they found themselves trailing after just 16 minutes of play through Sol Bamba’s effort.
It took a while before Sarri’s men finally got themselves back on level terms and it was their star man, Eden Hazard who made it 1-1 on 37 minutes, just few minutes before the Belgium international doubled his tally to make it 2-1 on 44 minutes.
The home team continue their search for goals and it was Hazard again who got his name on the score sheet and also completed his hat-trick after converting a spot kick 10 minutes from time.
Chelsea sealed their victory with a fourth goal, which was netted by substitute Willian, making the score line looking more comfortable for Sarri’s boys.
In another tie, Manchester City showcasing their quality at home as Pep Guardiola’s side comfortable defeated Fulham 3-0.
Man City got themselves off and running after just two minutes of play thanks to a simple close range finish from Leroy Sane, who finally started for the defending champion.
City continue to dominate in that first 45 minute and eventually netted their second on 21 minutes, this time through their skipper, David Silva, giving the host a 2-0 lead going into half time break.
Nothing changed much in the second period as Guardiola’s men continue to dominate and eventually added a third goal from Raheem Sterling’s strike on 47 minutes.
Here are the complete results for English Premier League Saturday Fixtures:
Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Liverpool; Bournemouth 4-2 Leicester City; Chelsea 4-1 Cardiff City; Huddersfield Town 0-1 Crystal Palace; Manchester City 3-0 Fulham; Newcastle 1-2 Arsenal; Watford 1-2 Manchester United.