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Hiddink credits Chelsea fightback for 'deserved' point against Manchester United

Another day, another draw, another moral victory.

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Unbeaten in eleven.  But only five wins (and only four of those under Hiddink).  Five actual wins.  Five wins worth three points or cup survival, that is.  Too bad we don't also count moral victories.  We'd be so good!  So good!  Further improvement!  What a fightback!  Team spirit!  Never say die!  Winning!  Well, sort of, but not really.

"We reacted very well going for the equaliser, you can compliment both goalies because in key situations they did their job. At the end we had some chances so we deserved this point."

-Guus Hiddink; source: Chelsea FC

Chelsea started both halves on the back foot and were made to pay in the second when Jesse Lingard did something neither Rooney or Martial could.  I suppose our fightback and moral victory could've turned into an actual victory had David de Gea not turned into Heurelho Gomes or Jack Butland or Superman.  But he did, and so we didn't.  The result is the result.

"I said before when we were one point away from the relegation zone our target must still be fourth but I also said we have to start winning. Of course we are unbeaten but if you want to get into fourth place you must have victories and we've had too many draws. Mathematically it might be possible but we must start winning again."

-Guus Hiddink; source: Chelsea FC

It's a 17-point gap to fourth with 13 games to go.  It's not happening.  Go all in for FA Cup, Champions League, rotate for league and give youth a chance.  There's your true (moral) victory.

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