Our guess is that a very significant number of folks never envisaged Chelsea sitting on top of Premier League table after Matchday 5.
More so, due to the Blues’ poor finish last season, as well as the arrival of a new manager whose football ideology is a sharp contrast to other managers who have been at the helm at the club for over a decade.
A tough start was expected for Chelsea as many saw games against Arsenal, Newcastle, and Bournemouth as potential spoilers.
However, the reverse has been the case since Matchday 1 of the 2018/19 Premier League season with Chelsea racking up 5 wins from 5 games.
All eyes will now be on the away game against West Ham, a London side that got their first win of the season against Everton at Goodison Park. This derby should make for an exciting game.
Regardless, Maurizio Sarri is the man of the moment in the Premier League with his Sarriball a.k.a Sarrismo philosophy.
This has seen him make history by being the fourth manager to win his first five games as a manager in the Premier League
Regardless, we have some noteworthy points from Sarri’s spell as Chelsea manager thus far:
1. Chelsea have dominated all the games they’ve played this season. The Blues have taken opponents to cleaners in relation to stats as well as in the final outcome which is the result.
2. The Blues have character. One of our previous articles suggested that we would like to see how the Blues respond when they go behind in a game.
Well, this was the case against Neil Warnock’s Cardiff. The Blues showed mental strength and came from behind to win 4:1.
3. We’ere now seeing a goal scoring Eden Hazard which is the dram of every genuine Chelsea fan.
The Belgian is thriving in relation to scoring goals with the latest being his hat-trick against Cardiff City.
A good number of Chelsea fans have been calling on the attacker to focus more on scoring and try being selfish at times.
Well, it appears they are now getting their wish as the Blues star man now has 5 goals in 5 games, with 3 starts. Impressive! Hopefully, he maintains his consistency in scoring as the season progresses.
4. Is David Luiz an Achilles heel in Chelsea’s defense? We’ll leave you to be the judge of that.
The Brazilian defender appears to have impressed Sarri with his decent ball playing abilities and long passing range.
However, he has been suspect when called on at times in defense. His rush of blood to the head moment resulted in the free kick that gave Cardiff their opening goal.
This is all we can mention for now. All attention will now be on the Europa League fixture against PAOK.
The Blues will then face Pellegrini’s West Ham on Sunday in a tricky tie. Hopefully. it’s 6 from 6 in the Premier League.