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Guus Hiddink on the win, Alexandre Pato's performance and the return of John Terry and Falcao


Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink says a good performance in the first half was key to beating Aston Villa at Villa Park.

The Blues eased past the Villans as they continue their quest to finish in the Top Four.

The Dutchman was also full of praise for Brazil's Alexandre Pato who scored the first goal for the club.

"At the end there was a strange atmosphere, which is understandable given Aston Villa's situation," Hiddink said.

"We started the game very well and killed the game off in the first half with good football. We defended well, pressed high and got the goals. The game was over after the second goal.

"It was good to see him [Alexandre Pato] come in, of course the expectation was for him to come in earlier but we had to give him a pre-season. It wasn't the toughest Premier League game but we are happy to see him play and we will see how he copes.

"The players see him suffering by training with the first team and then doing extra work so they are happy, they recognise his situation and it was a relief for him to get his first goal.

"Falcao is coming back from injury, he's been with us for 14 days and he's doing well. Now we have a lot of competition for one position.

"I like to bring players in when they are knocking on the door. I don't give guarantees but I tell the players to make it difficult for me. I like to be honest with the players.

"John [Terry] had a little problem in his Achilles tendon. Gary [Cahill] came from the England v Holland game and had an injury.

"The situation was surprising for me, he also had a tendon problem. He didn't play but he came back with an injury, we'll see what happens in the next few days."

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