Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink in line to break long-standing Premier League record

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Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink could write himself into the Premier League history books today.

The Dutchman is currently unbeaten in 11 top-flight games since taking charge at Stamford Bridge – an achievement only matched by former Nottingham Forest boss Frank Clark in 1993.

Clark took over from Brian Clough – surely even bigger shoes to fill than Jose Mourinho – and took Forest back to the promise land after they had been relegated to the old First Division.

And he then went unbeaten in 11 games at the start of the Premier League season, before his sensational run ended at the hands of eventual champions Blackburn Rovers, and a Chris Sutton brace.

Hiddink could surpass Clark’s record today if Chelsea avoid defeat at home to Stoke City this afternoon. Be warned, though, the Potters have already beaten the Blues twice this term.

The 69-year-old’s return to Chelsea has overseen a significant improvement in form which has seen the surrendering champions climb from relegation strugglers, into the top half of the table.

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