Super Eagles midfielder john Obi Mikel has admitted that the atmosphere at Stamford Bridge has improved since the dismissal of former boss Jose Mourinho and the arrival of interim boss Guus Hiddink.
Chelsea suffered their worst ever start to a premier league campaign this season under Mourinho, losing nine of their 16 opening fixtures.
And while Mikel who was sparingly used during the Portuguese’s last days at the Bridge believes Hiddink can’t be expected to perform miracles, he is optimistic the reigning champions will climb the table and has not ruled out salvaging a top-four place.
“We’ve moved on and the atmosphere has improved since the change of manager,” he said. “It’s fine now, we’ve just not been getting results.
“Jose is a fantastic manager and will always be a fantastic guy. But sometimes football is a cruel game and you have to move on.
“He came back to the club a second time and won two trophies, but now he’s gone and we have to move on. Is it the right decision? Who knows? We’ll only see in the future.” Mikel said as quoted on the Express.
Hiddink since his arrival at the club has steered the Blues to one win against Sunderland before drawing Watford and Manchester United successively.