Stats show Chelsea set for big boost under Guus Hiddink
These stats show that Chelsea fans can be optimistic about Guus Hiddink's second spell at the club
Life after Jose Mourinho begins for Chelsea on Boxing Day and, as this infographic shows, Blues fans can be hopeful of a positive start against high-flying Watford.
The stats, provided by leading fantasy football site Football Fanager, show that since his last interim stint at the club, new manager Guus Hiddink is second only to Carlo Ancelotti, when you compare the first five league games of Chelsea managers.
With four wins from his previous starting quintet of fixtures, he leads Roberto Di Matteo, Rafael Benitez and even Mourinho – all of whom went on to bring silverware to Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea head into their clash with Watford at Stamford Bridge in 15th place in the Premier League table following their 3-1 win over Sunderland last weekend in their first game since Mourinho’s sacking.
Hiddink is set to face the media for the first time since his appointment as Chelsea’s interim boss on Wednesday afternoon.