Nigeria international John Obi Mikel has submitted that life is getting better at Chelsea with the arrival of Dutch tactician Guus Hiddink.
Hiddink had a caretaker spell in charge of the Blues in 2009 after Brazilian Luiz Felipe Scolari departed and having been called to step in for sacked Jose Mourinho, Mikel revealed that there is marked improvement in the atmosphere of the Chelsea dressing room.
Mikel who is no stranger to life under Hiddink is one of the three players present now and also around in Hiddink’s first stint when the Dutch manager led them to an FA Cup win.
“(Hiddink) hasn’t changed much yet, but he was here before and he knows the place and all the staff,” Mikel said.
“We are down there in the table for a reason so he cannot come in and perform miracles.
“We have had three games now without losing, so (we) are making the right steps.”
Chelsea, currently 14th in the table with 20 points, travel to Crystal Palace on Sunday, hoping to register their first win under Hiddink. Palace are fifth, having gone six games without defeat.