You have to admire Guus Hiddink’s positive thinking. After all, the Chelsea team which he inherited have managed to win just three of their last nine league games, yet the Dutchman insists that the Blues can still make up the seven-point gap between them and the champions.
The BBC reports that Hiddink certainly hasn’t given up on winning the Premier League, which is less outrageous than Arsene Wenger’s refusal to submit, but will surely be similarly futile. Despite the fact that Manchester United will almost certainly go ten points clear of the Blues after Wednesday evening’s match against Fulham, anything can still happen in his eyes (including pigs flying and Santa Claus actually being a real man).
“There’s a 10-point difference but things can happen in the final stages of the championship,” said Hiddink.
“The players are very committed, but sometimes you can have a little bit different approach to get even more efficiency out of the players.”
Yes, things can certainly happen in the final stages. Like Manchester United stretching their legs and winning the title by a country mile. Chelsea obviously need to get back on a winning trail themselves and hope Manchester United start to stumble, with their match against Liverpool a potential points-dropper. Can anyone see a way that the Blues will win the title or is it goodnight Vienna?