Guus Hiddink offers injury update, comments on Ivanovic's importance and recent results

Guus Hiddink

Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink addressed the media ahead of his side's short trip to take on Arsenal in the Premier League this weekend.

Chelsea interim manager has said that Eden Hazard is back in full training, and is available for Sunday's trip to the Emirates Stadium to take on Arsenal.

Hiddink has warned that the Belgian must be handled with a little care upon his return given his recent bout of injuries.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference, as shown on the Chelsea website, Hiddink said: "We have to be careful because he has fallen into some injuries recently. I'm not sure whether he can play a full 90 minutes yet so we have to consider in the coming hours whether he starts or comes in."

Diego Costa is also available after picking up a knock in last weekend's 3-3 draw with Everton. 

Despite being unbeaten since the start of his second spell in charge, Hiddink has set he is not overly satisfied with the results so far as Chelsea's league position remains precarious - with the side just four points above the relegation zone in 14th place.

"Everyone knows where we were in December. So far we are unbeaten on one hand, on the other hand I am not fully satisfied with all the results. 

"We don't talk much about that but if you go and see the statistics then you are closer to that line than the line when you're in Champions League position. 

"I'm not a person that likes to deny the facts. It doesn't mean we're looking down but it means we have to look up.

"When you start you want to have results immediately. We had some half results, and some results in the FA Cup. It is hard in a very strong league this year to have continuously the winning mood."

Hiddink was also asked about the role about Branislav Ivanovic in the side after the defender signed a new one-year deal with the club. 

After a difficult start to the season which the saw Ivanovic struggle for form, like many of the Chelsea players in the early stages of the campaign, Hiddink feels the right-back is back to his best.

"He's important, he's one of the main characters in this team. He's developed himself as one of the leading persons.

"He has become one of the key members of the first team and also of the squad.

"I think he is back to where he once was."

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