Chelsea chief Guus Hiddink demands no let up ahead of Norwich City Premier League trip
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Chelsea chief Guus Hiddink wants no let up from the Blues after getting their season back on track.
The Blues are unbeaten in the league since Hiddink returned to west London for his second spell in charge and the experienced manager wants that run to continue on Tuesday night against Norwich.
The champions are still chasing silverware in the FA Cup and Champions League, but the Dutchman admits guiding Chelsea away from the wrong end of the Premier League table was his primary objective when he replaced Jose Mourinho in late-December.
'When I started in December we were close to the relegation zone, one point away. Of course this club must have big objectives but it was a side objective to get away from the relegation zone as soon as possible,' he told Chelsea's official site. 'The team did well with draws and victories so in a relatively short time we've accomplished that in-between target. That encourages us to go on.'
Chelsea skipper John Terry is again unavailable for the trip to Norfolk as he continues to recover from a hamstring injury. The centre-back has missed the Blues' last three games.
'John is touching the pitch with some running and we'll see how he reacts after training this week,' said Hiddink, yesterday. 'I'm a bit cautious because with these injuries there is a danger of setbacks. Regardless of age you must be very careful.
'I have the experience in the past with these kinds of injuries that the demands of the game are a little bit different from training. I prefer to wait, especially in relation to the games coming up. It's not long because normally for hamstring and tendon injuries, depending on the grade of the injury, it's longer than an ankle injury or whatever and I have the experience to wait maybe even a game longer than everyone thinks.'