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Hiddink backs Chelsea for top four finish next season

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And that's all, folks!  Season 2015-16 is, at long last, over.

There are many things still unresolved of course (chief among those being John Terry's future), but the actual football is done.  There will be internationals and preseason and plenty of transfer rumors to keep us busy for the next few months, but it's always a bit sad when a season ends, even when it's one full of controversies and disappointments and things to learn from and things to forget.

Perhaps one day there will be time to look back and review and try to find some answers.  But for now, it's time to look forward to better days.

"I have full confidence [Chelsea] will go up to where they belong and that is fighting for silverware and being at least in fourth, third, second or first position."

"It won't be easy. This season we are all aware what other clubs can do as well. We have seen Leicester and Tottenham and also West Ham doing well. Other clubs are knocking on the door and having more finances, and maybe with some smart recruiting, I don't think it's now a done deal that the four established clubs from the past are the four established clubs for the future."

-Guus Hiddink; source: Chelsea FC

Only one-half of this year's top four is what we've come to think of recently as the "top four".  It's a brave new era in the Premier League, and the extra challenge is equal part scary, exciting, and fascinating.  Are Chelsea up for it?  Is Conte up to it?  We'll find out soon enough.

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