Chelsea's fifth victory from their first five Premier League matches took them top of the Premier League table on goal difference, but the result did not shake Sarri's conviction that his team remain a level below genuine title contenders. The striker looked rich in confidence after his drought-breaking goal for France last weekend as a pair of delicate touches late in the first half sliced open a Cardiff defence that until then appeared in good order.
"My target is to be the best team in England but not in one month, maybe one season, maybe a little more, but that is our target".
He might not have been on the scoresheet here, but the recalled Giroud justified his selection with two telling assists for Hazard that turned the match around.More news: Mayors’ group voices support for Toronto in council-cutting fight against Ontario
"I have my idea, I have decided, but I would like to wait before I tell you my decision to speak with the players and the club".
The 27-year-old forward was at his most effective on Saturday, scoring three times in a come-from-behind 4-1 win over an outclassed Cardiff City.
Cardiff has two points from five games.More news: Springbok players ratings - versus the All Blacks
However, the visitors had to see out a nervy final few seconds when Erik Lamela skillfully volleyed home from a narrow angle and Son Heung-min had a penalty appeal waived away with the final attack of the game.
WORST PLAYER - It's a harsh title from an industrious performance, but Harry Arter has the dubious honour of being Cardiff's worst player.
Sarri has been impressed with the Brazilian defender, as he said: "David has a big future here - he will be very useful for us". Breaking up possession for his side at times, he also gifted Chelsea some great set pieces around the area before going off injured.More news: Trump says JPMorgan CEO lacks ‘smarts’ to be president
Chelsea will be looking to maintain their 100% start to the new season when they take on Cardiff City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.