Written by Bede NNAJI

’Almost impossible’ - Hiddink gives up on top four

Guus Hiddink believes finishing in the Premier League's top four is "almost impossible" for Chelsea following a 1-1 draw with Stoke City on Saturday.

Bertrand Traore fired the reigning champions into a first-half lead at Stamford Bridge, but Stoke equalised through Mame Biram Diouf five minutes from time.

The result leaves Chelsea in 10th position, 10 points adrift of fourth-placed Manchester City, who occupy the final Champions League qualification berth.

Hiddink thinks closing that gap is beyond them, though he is proud of how much the team have improved since his arrival in December.

"[The top four] is almost impossible, especially when other teams are also knocking on that door," he said.

"On the other hand, we [have] come from one point off the relegation zone in December, and we got safe in a relatively short space of time.

"Going to the middle of the table, by Chelsea's normal standards, is not enough."

Search

Latest posts

Photo2020 admissions: tertiary institutions set June 15 deadline

Heads of tertiary institutions in Nigeria have set June 15, 2021 as deadline for all admissions into tertiary institutions for the 2020/2021 Academ [...]

01 March 2021

PhotoHow FG can tackle insecurity in schools- Nigerians

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

< [...]

01 March 2021