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Chelsea hero Dixon: Players want to play for Hiddink

Chelsea hero Kerry Dixon says the big change since Guus Hiddink replaced Luiz Felipe Scolari has been the desire in the players.

He said: "Hiddink hasn't changed too many obvious things but there is a big difference in the desire and the level of performances now.

"Didier Drogba in particular has come back to life and you see in the other players that a weight has been lifted. They are now playing with a bit of freedom.

"The biggest difference he has made is restoring their self-belief. He has made certain players feel wanted again and that they are part of things at Chelsea. In Drogba's case that didn't happen under Scolari.

"They have lost just one game under Hiddink, I think they would have lost more if Scolari had stayed. Liverpool would definitely have preferred to face Chelsea under Scolari than under Hiddink."

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