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Guus Hiddink has been tasked with ensuring China qualified for the finals of the 2020 Olympic Games football tournament, after the former Real Madrid and Netherlands coach was handed the reins of the country’s under 21 team on Monday.

The Blues have yet to drop a point under new manager Maurizio Sarri, but their opponents are also in good form after making an unbeaten start to the campaign and have a good recent record at this ground

The hosts are unbeaten in their last six Premier League games against Manchester United and have also not suffered defeat since interim boss, Guus Hiddink, took control of first-team affairs in December

“There was seven minutes extra time – I said, ‘ref, okay, they are celebrating at least one minute in the corner’,” Hiddink told Match of the Day

An improved Blues side dropped yet more points on home soil after twice taking the lead, with a battling Albion side refusing to accept defeat and digging deep for a result, which keeps them above the fallen champions in 13th place

He said: “We need all our players until the end of the season. We still have to improve a lot, we don’t talk about rumours,’ said the Dutchman.
“He is happy here and coming in with a smile

Louis van Gaal was in the dugout for the hosts despite intense speculation over his future in recent days, but his side were unable to find a breakthrough against Guus Hiddink’s visitors despite hitting the woodwork twice in the first half

Former Netherlands boss Hiddink was in the stands to watch Chelsea’s 3-1 victory over Sunderland last weekend and Mikel is pleased to be reunited with the 69-year-old after his previous tenure in 2009

The 69-year-old was speaking ahead of Watford’s visit, his first game in his second stint back at the club with ex-boss, Jose Mourinho, sacked last week

The former Netherlands manager was quickly installed as one of the favourites following Mourinho’s exit on Thursday and has reportedly been pictured in London Friday (today)