Hiddink gives verdict on Chelsea draw

Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink has stated that his side deserved a draw after coming from behind twice against London rivals West Ham yesterday.

Cesc Fabregas scored twice as the Blues salvaged a 2-2 draw against the Hammers at Stamford Bridge, with the equaliser coming in the 89th minute.

The Blues have been better under Hiddink but still stand some way out of the top four running and will need a miracle to play Champions League football next season.

West Ham are in the hunt for a top six finish and looked like taking all three points on Saturday.

However, Hiddink stated that the spoils deserved to be shared and that his side showed character in coming from behind.

“I think it’s a fair result,” he told the Chelsea website.

“In the first half we started okay but had a sloppy period where we were losing the ball easily. That made the team a bit uncertain, they reacted 10 minutes before half-time and it was a beautiful free-kick by Fabregas which gave us some comfort for the second half.

“We controlled the second half but were caught on the counter attack again, the team had to react and they did, so it was a fair result.”

Hiddink is set to be replaced by a new permanent manager in the summer, who will be charged with getting the best from a squad that has under performed this season.

The Blues are expected to spend big in the transfer window this summer and be a force to be reckoned with again in 2016-17.