Guys Hiddink is a popular name amongst the Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern and the vastly experienced Dutchman only solidified his status in that respect following reports in the Daily Mirror he has questioned the commitment of some of the club’s players.
Though there has been an upturn in form since he took over from Jose Mourinho in December, the Blues have lost two games on the spin in disappointing manner.
That, combined with their exits from both the FA Cup and the Champions League, has only served as a stark reminder that this has been one of the worst seasons at Stamford Bridge in recent memory.
A dull performance saw them soundly beaten by Manchester City in their West London home and prompted the former Real Madrid boss to question the attitude of some of his players.
When asked if he thought some of his players were relaxing before Euro 2016, the 69-year old replied: ‘Partly true, but I cannot blame the players for having a lack of attitude.’
‘Some players might think that, but I cannot look into their minds, in their brains. They might be thinking of the Euros.’
‘When there is nothing at stake then with some people there is a little bit of a lack of the ultimate work.’
Is this the worst Chelsea season in recent memory? How big an overhaul do they need?