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Mitrovic drew a blank against Man City on Saturday, but since rejoining the Cottagers in the summer, the 23-year old Serbian global has scored four Premier League goals in just five games - a haul that has got the attention of Chelsea as well as European suitors.

World Cup-winning striker Giroud laid on two goals for Hazard as the Belgium playmaker bagged a hat-trick in the Blues' 4-1 rout of Cardiff at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. The arrival of Jorginho, who moved from Napoli this summer too, has been a key part of ensuring the transition from Conte-ball to Sarrismo was a smooth one.

Maurizio Sarri believes Chelsea are the third best team in the Premier League, behind Manchester City and Liverpool. He's playing awesome football and I hope he keeps this. We spoke yesterday and I told him he can score 40 goals.

The French World Cup victor proved the flawless foil for Belgian star Eden Hazard and the pair combined to drag the home side back from a goal down in the first half.

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"In the last two weeks I have seen four matches of Cardiff and four matches of PAOK Salonika and for me, I thought [on Friday] Giroud was more suitable for this match and Morata more suitable for the other", Sarri said.

Therefore, Hazard is now Chelsea's tenth highest scorer, behind George Hilsdon who has 108 goals. "[Giroud] played very well without scoring, but very useful for his teammates, I think". "They have different characteristics, and it depends on the kind of match". "But both are quality and we are happy to have good strikers at the club".

"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.

Chelsea rarely offer contracts of longer than one season to players over the age of 30, but they are understood to be eager to secure the Brazilian's long-term future.

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