How Guus Hiddink has revived Chelsea’s season
February 17, 2016
Chelsea began the 2015/16 Premier League season as favourites to finish top, however that’s not gone to plan for the blues. Chelsea had a poor start to the season under Jose Mourinho, winning just four games out of 16 in the league.
However in December, Jose Mourinho was sacked and Guus Hiddink was given the job of restoring the clubs position in the league. Then in 16th place, and only one point above the relegation zone, Guus Hiddink had a huge job ahead of him, but things have certainly improved since his arrival.
Guus Hiddink had an immediate impact at London club, when Chelsea won 3-1 against Sunderland. Chelsea then drew their final two games of December against Watford and Manchester United. Chelsea seemed full of confidence and the club had risen two places in the league table from 16th to 14th Hiddink took charge.
After draws against West Brom and Everton and wins against Crystal Palace, Scunthorpe and Arsenal, Guus Hiddink continued to prove why he was the man for the job. Chelsea have remained unbeaten since and currently sit in 12th position in the League.
Guus Hiddink has given the club hope and has had an immense impact on the players. Diego Costa had scored just three goals in the Premier League under Jose Mourinho this season however since Hiddink has come in, Costa has scored eight goals in twelve games. Branislav Ivanovic also seems to have regained his confidence under the newly appointed manager and has achieved three assists and a goal in his last eight games.
Despite Chelsea’s bad start the season, things are improving at the club. Guus Hiddink has played a huge part in the revival of Chelsea and the Blues have slowly started to climb the table. Hiddink has proven to be the man for the job at Chelsea and has sparked a new light in his players. Do the Blues have it in themselves to get in a top five position at the end of the season?