Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew spoke before the clash against Chelsea next Sunday.
Despite the Eagles being 5th in the table and 11 points ahead of the Blues ( 14th with 20 points) the English manager is convinced Hiddink’s side are the favourites:
“We’re really going to have to lean on our fighting quality that this Palace side has.
“It is unrealistic (to expect back-to-back wins over Chelsea) in terms of the bodies we have got available.
“They look as if they have gone into a controlled phase where they want stability in the league and probably attack the cups, that’s how it looks from the outside.
“They looked a bit more measured against United and are definitely favourites for this game – but we’re difficult at home.”