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Chelsea boss Hiddink no fan of rotation policy

Temporary Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink favours picking the same in-form Blues players until the end of the season. Speaking to the club's official website, Hiddink dismissed the rotation system as being of limited usefulness, explaining, "If there is a player who has frequently started, they love to play, they love to train.

"I am very well informed by my eye and by Ray Wilkins' eye, and by facts and data from our staff who are backing up all the details. We have the info and with some players you must be aware that they are not getting in an overload situation, but not rotation as a system.

"The physical fatigue is also to do with the mental fatigue. The body is able to do a lot of things but most of the time the mental part is obstructing the body. So you can do a little bit more sometimes and even more when you are in a good sequence of games.

"Your limits can be pushed a little bit further away but some players you have to be careful with, it depends on the character. Some players say they feel top because they would like to play but it is better for me to protect them. Other players you have to push a bit harder."



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