Speaking to the press, Guus Hiddink the Chelsea interim manager has spoken of the need for more breaks required in the grueling English football season. He has asked doctors who work for the Premier Clubs along with those at the Football Association to stand with him to help him.
Over 12 days The Blues will have played four matches to play in three different competitions. One of the reasons why it is such a packed schedule is due to the FA Cup sixth round tie against Everton been scheduled for the 12th of March.
The first of the 12-day run was against Norwich, which they managed to win 2 – 1. They were lucky to get the points as the second goal scored by Costa was controversial.
When asked if Man U were catchable after the game Hiddink replied “Well, first, it’s not Chelsea standard to be happy just to be well away of the relegation zone and then to sit back and relax a bit, so we set new targets now in the direction of Europe, If we keep everyone available, we’d like to go as high as possible towards the European spots.”
The win took Chelsea into eighth and it is the first time they have managed to achieve this since the transfer window closed. They did manage to get to only five points of The Red Devils but after Van Gaal’s team beating Watford on Wednesday, they are now 8 points behind.
They are at home against Stoke this Saturday and then they face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League the following Wednesday. Three days after that they are playing in the FA Cup against Everton.
Speaking about the last 16 match in the Champions League, Hiddink said, “Hopefully the PSG game doesn’t go into extra time because players need time when the intensity of the league is like it is,” He went on to say “The medical people at the FA and the Premier League should make this known. Every club has medical departments. The doctors should stand up and say: ‘FA, television, whoever…. hey’,”
Chelsea will be without their captain John Terry along and winger Pedro. They are both out with hamstring problems and is unlikely that they will be fit for the vital Champions League tie. At the start of the competition they were one of the most popular, Champions League free bets picks with punters to win the tournament. Champions League free bet offers and predictions now have them as outsiders to progress to the semi-finals.
Chelsea are currently sitting in 10th place in the League. They will need to make up an 11 point gap if they are to make a European spot. The Blues are outsiders with free bets sites to make this.
They are 2 – 1 down in from the PSG first leg tie away from home. The next few games are vital if Chelsea are going to have any chance of winning silverware this season. With their season hanging on the game, it may be worth looking at the best free bet offers to put on them getting through. They are capable but they will need to be at the top of their game if they are to manage to turn it around.
This article was written by John Hawthorne who is a sports journalist and analyst. He has contributed to a variety of online news sources and is chief analyst of free bet offers at www.freebookmakersbetsandbonuses.com.au.