The more things change...
Two more dropped points by Chelsea Football Club, which should just about put any more hopeful talk of pressuring the top four to bed.
Hiddink: "It was an intense game. We conceded unlucky goals - the penalty and the second one deflected."— Dan Levene (@danlevene) December 26, 2015
Guus stresses the importance of the team's reaction after going 2-1 down and says we showed plenty of character to come back. #CFC— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) December 26, 2015
At times, the performance was improved. Yet, just as we have all season, we found ways to shoot ourselves in the foot, to concede silly goals, to make individual mistakes, to squander good attacking opportunities. Not to mention, miss another penalty kick.
Guus says Oscar is the number one penalty taker which is why he took the penalty. #CFC— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) December 26, 2015
Hiddink on Oscar's penalty miss: "He shouldn't have put on slicks, he should have put normal tyres."— Dan Levene (@danlevene) December 26, 2015
At least Diego Costa looked dangerous again, though he again managed to get suspended in a most untimely fashion after getting his fifth yellow for a moment of hotheadedness. Rémy against Manchester United then?
Hiddink on Costa: "He is out. Which means that we have to think how to solve that problem. It is a pity as he was moving into a performance"— Dan Levene (@danlevene) December 26, 2015
Guus says Diego Costa showed his best today. The manager says it is a pity he is suspended for Monday's game. #CFC— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) December 26, 2015
...the more they stay the same.