Chelsea had 77 percent possession of the ball in the 4-1 victory over Cardiff City, as Eden Hazard scored a hatrick after the Blues went a goal down.
Hazard, Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic were impressive in the victory, and Hazard has revealed that Maurizio Sarri gives the players a bit of freedom and expects them to keep the ball
“We just keep the ball,” explained Hazard. “We are patient, so we don’t go too fast too early. After 20 minutes the result was 1-0 for Cardiff, but we just kept playing our football and then, when we have the chance, we need to score, and that’s what we did.
“The manager just wants Chelsea to keep the ball, and then when we can find a solution we need to find good passes between the lines, like Jorginho, Kovacic and Fabregas can do. So, we have a lot of good players, and at the moment we are in confidence, so we shoot, we score. We need to keep this momentum.”