Hazard's goal was his eighth of the season, seven of which have come in Chelsea's opening eight Premier League games, and continued his outstanding form since Sarri succeeded Antonio Conte as Blues boss in July. He's finally fulfilling the potential that Chelsea fans have seen in him, but appears unsure whether he wants to spend his best years at Stamford Bridge.
Asked how good Barkley can become, Sarri replied: "I don't know, but potentially, he is a great player". I don't have time but we will talk about my future soon. Sometimes in my head, I wake up in the morning and think I want to go.
"I think he is a great manager", Hazard said at St Mary's Stadium. It is a hard decision. So, I think he is a fantastic player.
"When you see him, maybe you think he is a bit focused on the game but he can make some jokes".
However, the Belgium star later said he was happy to stay and has been exceptional under Maurizio Sarri this season, scoring seven goals in eight Premier League appearances and netting a stunning EFL Cup victor against Liverpool. He won't get the flack Thibaut Courtois did, though. "From the beginning he has improved day by day, week by week and match by match, so I am very happy with him and for him, for the goal, for the national team".
"France won the World Cup because of N'Golo, two years ago we won the league because of N'Golo and Leicester [City] won the league because of N'Golo", he said.
"I am really in the game, I am playing good football at the moment".
Morata replaced Giroud and wrapped up the points with a chipped finish in added time after being sent clear by Hazard.
"Everything goes through me". I don't want to say that I am not talking with the club or the owner. The first half was not so easy, they missed big chances and then we have had a bit of luck for our first goal, but we controlled the match in the second half. "I am talking a lot with them". At the moment, I am just shooting and scoring goals.