Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink has admitted that relegation is a possibility for the Blues following Wednesday’s score draw against West Brom at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues who are placed 14th in the top flight, six points off the bottom three will have their work load cut out for them as they gear up for tough tests against Everton and Arsenal at home and away respectively.
The Chelsea boss in Friday’s pre-match conference acknowledges that relegation threat exists.
“It’s reality. We have two difficult games coming up. If you don’t gather points there, you don’t know what the others do. The Premier League can surprise you.
“There are 12 points difference to fourth place, which is Tottenham.
“We all like to look forward and to the top of the table, but also don’t be unrealistic – you’re six points off the line of relegation. That’s also a fact.
“We have to work hard and be very concentrated and gather our points to step up.” Hiddink stated
Before taking charge of the club in December following the dismissal of former manager Jose Mourinho, Chelsea were one point above the relegation zone.