Guus Hiddink, who sustained the revolution wrought by his temporary management as he kept Chelsea on course for a potential treble of trophies, did not level any such argument. 'I don't like to say, whether we win or lose, that it is because of the pitch. I think the pitch was good to play.'
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'It's amazing every week, every game – he is delivering,' the manager said.