Chelsea go second with solid victory

Chelsea have moved up to second in the Premier League after coming from behind to beat Cardiff City 4-1 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.

The visitors took the lead on ten minutes through Jordan Mutch, only for Eden Hazard to score a controversial equaliser shortly after the half-hour mark.

According to FIFA’s rules, the goal should not have stood as Cardiff keeper David Marshall was ‘still in possession of the ball’ when Samuel Eto’o stole in to assist the Belgium international.

Eto’o himself put the hosts in front on sixty-six minutes with his first goal for the club before Oscar and a second from Hazard put the result beyond doubt.

Manager Jose Mourinho was sent to the stands with twenty minutes left to play for persistently leaving his technical area.

The Blues host Manchester City in their next league game on Sunday afternoon, but first travel to Germany to face Schalke in their third Champions League group game tomorrow evening.

Meanwhile, Chelsea are one of three Premier League clubs to be linked with a move for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema.

The France international has scored 91 goals in 193 appearances for Real since signing from Lyon in 2009.