Guus Hiddink calls for Chelsea pride

Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink

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Interim manager Guus Hiddink says he will be pushing Chelsea hard to ensure a positive end to what has been a disastrous season so far.

The Blues won the Premier League title in the previous campaign and many were expecting another strong showing this time round in their defence.

However, nine defeats from the opening 16 league games cost Jose Mourinho his job as he was sacked on December 17.

Hiddink was brought in to take charge until the summer and there has been an improvement in results, with the team unbeaten in the 14 top-flight matches that have followed.

However, an FA Cup quarter-final defeat to Everton and an exit from the Champions League at the same stage at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain ended any hopes of silverware.

Chelsea are still languishing down in 10th place in the Premier League with 10 points the gap to Manchester City in fourth who hold the final Champions League spot.

The Blues showed great determination to come from behind twice in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with West Ham and Hiddink is hoping his side can show similar desire in their final fixtures.

He said: “We are unbeaten in the league so far, and when you play as a big club in a difficult situation, you must have pride as well.”

Chelsea are back in action on April 2 when they make the trip to rock-bottom Aston Villa who are 12 points from safety.

The visitors are 1.53 favourites to pick up all three points, the draw is 4.00 while the hosts are 6.00.

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