uses cookies to provide a better service to our users. By using this website, you agree to our use of cookies. Click "OK" to hide this message. Alternatively, click "TELL ME MORE" for more information.

LATEST NEWS 18:30 Liverpool vs Sevilla: Confirmed line-ups Will Liverpool lift one of Europe's most important trophies and will they qualify for next season's Champions ... 13:45 West Bromwich Albion vs Liverpool: Confirmed line-ups Liverpool are away at West Bromwich Albion days before their season's most important game of the season ...

Antonio Conte gives important update on Diego Costa's future at Chelsea Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has admitted that the future of striker Diego Costa is uncertain. The Spaniard is currently ruled out with a back injury that is expected to keep him... - Read article
Jose Mourinho gives important transfer update on two midfield players Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says all the players in his squad will enjoy regular first-team football this season, including midfielders Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini. The... - Read article
Zlatan Ibrahimovic: My personal message to the Manchester United fans Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he only has "positive vibes" after training at the Aon Training Complex in Carrington. The former Sweden international made his... - Read article

Newcastle United
15/05 vs 5-1

15/05 vs 1-1
Leicester City

Chelsea Jersey
» News

Guus Hiddink on the defeat, Diego Costa's incident and playing for pride


Interim manager Guus Hiddink says Chelsea will now play for pride after crashing out of the FA Cup.

The Blues will now only be involved in the English Premier League where they are chasing an improbable Top Four finish.

And they will be without main striker Diego Costa next week against West Ham United after the Spaniard was sent off for allegedly biting Everton midfield Gareth Barry.

"There is a lot of emotions still going on after the game," Hiddink is quoted as saying by BBC Sport.

"When I tried to calm down and analyse, the team did rather well for 70 minutes and then we conceded. The energy was out and we had a few injuries. I cannot criticise our attitude but the sharpness was left around the box.

"We knew already Romelu Lukaku was making his goals, he is a good guy, a good player.

"I didn't see the Diego Costa incident. If I had have seen it I would give proper comment so it is difficult to give a comment on that.

"It was a tough game between all the players involved, they were going after him a little bit. The referee don't have to protect but must know when they are going after them.

"Everyone knows where Chelsea were.

"The first task was to get out of the relegation zone and we did that fast, we went from 16th to 10th. Then there were two cups at stake. it is important now that we have the pride to play when there is nothing much at stake.

"We will be proud and play for the public."

Featured in article
Diego Costa, Guus Hiddink