Giroud has locked down his place in the starting XI for Chelsea, despite Álvaro Morata starting the season up front. I'm lucky because I have a good team, good players, not only one.
Chelsea's Eden Hazard scores his side's first goal during their English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Cardiff City at Stamford Bridge stadium in London Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. "We can play, we should play better, but we scored four goals and it's a good game for us".
But the Blues came back with a vengeance and have now won their first five games of the season. They opened the season with a 2-0 loss to Bournemouth before consecutive scoreless draws with both Newcastle and Huddersfield.
Cardiff has two points from five games.
But Hazard was keen to praise his attacking partner, Olivier Giroud, for his contribution to Chelsea's win. The newly promoted side has competed well in their first four games, showing a willingness to grind games out, especially when facing more talented teams.
A fifth victory from five matches this season took Chelsea top of the Premier League table.
The Citizens lifted the league title last term under Pep Guardiola in a scintillating manner, with Chelsea finishing 5th in the standings.
Terry, 37, who left Aston Villa in the summer after one season with the Championship club, turned down an offer from Spartak Moscow this week for family reasons.
Liverpool now top the table with four wins out of four, though Chelsea and Watford are also on 12 points after their flawless starts to the season.