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Guus Hiddink: Why I replaced Baba Rahman at half-time against Southampton


Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink says his side's 2-1 away win at Southampton is a deserved win.

The Blues moved up to 11th in the table as they continue their quest for a Top Four finish.

The Dutchman also confirmed that he replaced defender Baba Rahman against Southampton because of his mistake in the first half.

"I think it was a deserved win for us," Hiddink is quoted as saying by BBC Sport.

"They haven't conceded in last six, seven games so it was successful for us.

"We had a setback when we went 1-0 down, it was a present from our defence, but we did very well in the second half. We were well organised and then got the goals.

"[Baba Rahman?] I don't want to make a fake injury. I took him off because of the error. He has to cope with that. He was very down in the locker room about his mistake, but we have to make decisions like we did.

"Branislav [Ivanovic] is a very good header, he jumps well and is courageous. Then his execution is perfect. I hope that John [Terry] is close to returning but we have a lot of games remaining. I don't want to take a big risk on his fitness."

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