First of all – nothing is impossible for this squad under Hiddink
If you have been following your team properly the last years, you know that nothing is impossible for Chelsea. Especially with Hiddink pulling the strings. We all still have the magical 2012 in our mind. But it has been a season of distress, a lot of talk and the dismissal of good old Mourinho. The King is dead, long live the King! The new interim coach Guus Hiddink settled the ship at Chelsea, and in doing so has broken an old record in Premier League. He is the first new manager to go unbeaten in his first 12 games. Except of that match in Paris three weeks ago which is Chelsea’s only lost game in 16 matches.
The Blues had a great opportunity to take revenge on Ibra & Co after last year’s defeat in Champions League last 16. Instead so, they lost the first leg in Paris after 2-1 for the home team. That 1-1 goal made by Chelsea’s Mikel turned out to be of most significance. But it does not matter how we turn it, and we have to admit it: Chelsea is the underdog, even now when they are playing on good old Stamford Bridge. To our comfort we have the nimbus of being invincible on our home ground.
After the weekends draw (1-1) against Stoke Hiddink has to cast some courage in his squad. With Terry most certainly not being available for the second leg and with some question marks around Diego Costa’s feature in the game, Hiddink says, “We have regained confidence and have quality but PSG can rest five, six or seven players. But let’s be very tough underdogs. We need to be angry in a controlled way on Wendnesday. The players must be fully concentrated.” Gus, that’s the spirit we like!
Having in mind that Paris Saint-Germain has lost its two last appearances in Ligue 1, although more or less due to resting big names as Ibrahimovic, David Luiz and Thiago Silva, there is a spark of hope that Chelsea still might go ahead to the quarterfinals in Champions League. Let it be so.