Guus Hiddink Win streak comes to an end
Chelsea’s impressive unbeaten run under Guus Hiddink came to an end after a 1-0 loss against Swansea City during the weekend.
The loss, though, had little effect on the table since Chelsea’s season has already come to a close. The 2015-16 season will go down in memory as one of the worst in the club’s recent history. Not only will they end up without any trophies, but finishing near the 10th place of the Premier League will be an embarrassment for the rich superstars of the West London outfit. Hiddink came to the club in December and the performances improved substantially since then.
However, he was unable to get the desired number of victories to make a real jump in the table. Several draws over the last few months have led to the club conceding defeat in their race for the European spots. Exits from the FA Cup and the Champions League also happened in disastrous circumstances. Hiddink has not spoken about his interest towards becoming the permanent manager at Chelsea. Instead, he remains the interim boss before being replaced by Antonio Conte in the summer.
He says that the loss against Swansea will do the younger players at the club a world of good. Matt Miazga started his second game after his debut against Aston Villa while Ruben Loftus-Cheek was also a starter.
"We had a poor defensive spell, which gave them the 1-0 lead. Second half we went looking for a goal but we it didn't materialise.It's not just the central defence. The whole team must defend well. I can't complain about the absence of big players that can make a difference. It's good for Chelsea to see what other players can do when we substitute the big players. I don't like defeats but it's good to expose that to these young players," said Hiddink.