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Hiddink buoyed by Chelsea showing at Liverpool - ‘We played a perfect game’

Guus Hiddink was delighted with the way his Chelsea side performed against Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday night.

The Blues had to settle for a 1-1 draw after Christian Benteke's injury-time header cancelled out Eden Hazard's sublime 32nd-minute opener but that did not stop Hiddink from producing plenty of superlatives directed at his playing group.

"It was of course a big disappointment in the last minute, but I can say Chelsea played a perfect game tonight," Hiddink said enthusiastically.

"We were defensively well-organised. Offensively we had the intention to score which we did through the beautiful goal of Eden.

"After that, we had the intention to go for the second but we didn't kill the game off in the second half. We had two or three open chances, but generally I can be very satisfied with the performance of the team, although it was a nice present for them in the last minute.

"We played with a lot of intent and ambition and that's how I like to see us play."

The result leaves Chelsea in ninth position on the Premier League table ahead of their final match of the season against champions Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Andrew Slevison
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