Guus Hiddink believes the penalty decision, which rescued Chelsea a draw with West Ham, was ‘a close call’. West Ham were leading the reigning Premier League champions at Stamford Bridge before Cesc Fabregas converted an 89th-minute spot-kick to earn a 2-2 draw. Referee Bobby Madley adjudged Ruben Loftus-Cheek had been tripped by Michail Antonio and
“You can see it’s a sleeping giant”
The former Liverpool and Chelsea boss said: “I decided to come because I knew how big this clubs was – the fans, the stadium, everything. You can see it’s a sleeping giant. “You think that maybe with your experience and talking with
Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink is still keen to secure a place in the Europa League following the 2-2 draw with West Ham on Saturday. A controversial late penalty scored by Cesc Fabregas earned the Blues a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge and Hiddink revealed afterwards he is still eager to secure Europa League qualification.
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini expects Vincent Kompany to be out for “a minimum of one month” after the defender suffered a recurrence of a calf injury against Dynamo Kiev. City skipper Kompany limped off in the sixth minute of the Champions League last-16 second leg at the Etihad Stadium, which ended 0-0 to see