Maurizio Sarri became just the fourth Premier League manager to win his first five fixtures in the division.
Eden Hazard’s hat-trick extended Chelsea’s perfect start to five matches as a 4-1 win over Cardiff sent the Blues top of the Premier League.
The Belgium forward spared Chelsea’s blushes to drag Maurizio Sarri’s men to victory, after Sol Bamba had shocked the west Londoners by flicking Cardiff into the lead.
Hazard’s virtuoso performance proved a study in clinical finishing. Two chances, two goals – the game first rescued and then won, and all in just seven first-half minutes.