Guus Hiddink’s press conference ahead of the clash at Bournemouth:
INJURED PLAYERS- “Kurt Zouma is working very hard, Remy is out, Terry is not still available to play, he will travel with the team this afternoon to Bournemouth. He travels because I like people to be involved in the team, he is very committed, he was very annoyed by his injury, and I want him to be the team.
JONH TERRY - “He’s under treatment, I hope he will step up next week. He has to step up at least Thursday, training with the group, to play against Spurs
It’s a long way to go for him to become a manager, if you gather all the players you’re interested, yu always have a good view of the other side, but first of all I consider him as a player.
EDEN HAZARD - “He is available, he will travel, maybe not the whole game. This week he was training without complaining, he was training very alive, a good signal to participate.
UPCOMING GAMES - “We’re not in the middle of the focus, I said to the guys that they are still in a big club, in a dififcult season, and you have not to forget also our loyal supporters
“Players motivation? When we play games in training they are fully committed to win, so Chelsea will try to win all the remaining wins.”
NEW TOP CLUBS - “Everyone is in favour to see Leicester being champions
“If you have a wise and smart [players] recruitment maybe you have good players for 1 million or a little more, then maybe the pass 3-4 years in the club their value is 20 million, of course the demand of a big club is very high, it’s not that easy, but sometimes you find what you call a white horse.
“In some club you don’t have very good players, good players not superstars, but they got also very strong team spirit that give you the appearance to be unbeatable.”
BOURNEMOUTH - “It’s not easy to come from Championship and to keep them in the Premier League is even more difficult, they kept on doing well, that’s an example of a good English manager and what he can do. He’s a good example of how he can manage it.
“Leicester got a good management, probably a good transfer policy, when you can from the bottom to the Premier League it’s always respectful
EPISODES - “I watched to game Bournemouth won at Stamford Bridge, yes, it’s true, their winner was offside. But at the end of the season you got compensation in those episodes, like the equaliser Terry scored against Everton, it was offside too.
BAD SEASON - “I watched that game and I wondered how Chelsea, the champions, could lose like that. The club wasn’t used to situations like this, it’s a new negative experience.
“Next seasons many teams will have the possibility to sign very good players, so it will be tougher for everyone.
SQUAD MOOD - “When results are not good during the season, of course there is a different mood, when we went out of the Champions League and Fa Cup of course something changed, automatically there was a little less “sparkle” to perform at the top. We have to go into the last games with a lot pride
EMENALO/ACADEMY - “I don’t know exactly what Emenalo said, but it’s difficult to comment…Harry Kane came from Spurs academy, of course. At Chelsea the demands to be first team player is very high, you must have a very good recruitment department but it’s not easy in big clubs, it’s difficult to make the last step. Of Course Chelsea got good youngsters, the average quality is ok, but you must ask yourself if among them you got 2-3 players that in a couple of years can make it in the first team.
PATO and FALCAO – “Pato and Falcao with Costa? I have to make my fair judgement and give them the opportunity they deserve in the games, in January we had many problems and only Diego Costa was available, then Traore came and did well, Pato came on loan and he took a while to play because there was competition.
CHELSEA TOP YOUNGSTERS - “The youngsters, like Tammy Abraham, often train with us and you can see them how they grow in a short time, how they improve also their resistance, yesterday we had three-four players of the ones that won the youth League that partecipated to the training, for me they learn much more when they train with the first team that playing with not so challenging teams.”