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But who do you think has been the best? Eden Hazard was rested in midweek after complaining of tiredness but the Belgian global is back in attack this afternoon.

Chelsea's flawless start to the Premier League season came to an end after they were held to a draw by London rivals West Ham United.

Maurizio Sarri has made several changes to the side that beat PAOK in the Europa League on Thursday night with Cesar Azpilicueta coming in at right-back and Davide Zappacosta dropping out.

The Blues will be keen to extend their winning run to seven competitive fixtures in a row, as they look to maintain their ideal start to the new season.

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Chelsea's ideal start to the season came to a halt as they were held to a goalless draw at West Ham.

Old habits are hard to shake, and throughout Hazard's career at Chelsea he has been required to be a key creator as well as scorer. But the reality is that despite several incisive dribbles, the man tasked by Sarri with troubling the 40-goal mark this season left the London Stadium without registering an effort on target.

Sarri did not expect such a string of results, but he knows in the Premier League danger lurks at every turn and is not underestimating a West Ham side he rates highly despite having just one win from five games.

Chelsea will be desperate to secure another three points, with Liverpool trailing them only by goal difference. City could not live with them three times out of four meetings last season, and Chelsea at this stage are simply City-lite in style and quality. This was a truer reflection of where they are as a team.

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