Guus Hiddink has admitted that Chelsea were left searching for answers
Guus Hiddink has admitted that Chelsea were left searching for answers against Scunthorpe United especially when it came to the set pieces.
The opposition created numerous opportunities from corners and free kicks. However, the blues managed to just about survive the onslaught. It is still early days for Guus Hiddink at the club. It would have explained the reason behind fans being relatively satisfied with the 2-0 win against the League One outfit. Only last season, Chelsea suffered an embarrassing exit at the hands of League One Bradford City in the FA Cup. Keen to .
Diego Costa and Ruben Loftus-Cheek scored the goals for the blues, who will face either MK Dons or Northampton Town in the next round. This game will be a further test of Chelsea’s ability to withstand corners. Defending has been a major problem for the blues this season. They have conceded an astronomical 29 goals in the 20 league games. This is one of the worst defensive records amongst Premier League clubs. Under the management of Hiddink, though, the club will be looking for some substantial changes in the defensive side of the game.
Chelsea return to league action with a home game against West Brom in midweek.“These are difficult games. Scunthorpe had a threat with their corner kicks and made us shiver a bit.It was their final and we had a good celebration with them in our locker room. They were together with our players. I like that.They wanted to exchange shirts. For them it was a big day and for us also, because we wanted to go into the next round.The first 20 minutes we played well and had the pressure on them,” said the Chelsea boss after the Scunthorpe match.