GH: Not much left in the Premier League – FA Cup and UCL Chelsea’s priority

first_imgGuus Hiddink claims the FA Cup and Champions League is now priority for Chelsea, as there is ‘not much left’ in their Premier League campaign.The Dutchman’s side were 5-1 winners over Manchester City in the FA Cup – and the Blues have now been handed a tough away draw at Everton.Chelsea made it ten goals in their last two outings at Stamford Bridge, as Manuel Pellegrini rested his senior players ahead of their midweek Champions League clash in Ukraine.Just 90 seconds after going behind to Diego Costa’s opener, City equalised through David Faupala – one of the five full debutants – and it was 1-1 at half-time before Chelsea’s second-half blitz.Willian and Gary Cahill scored within eight minutes of the restart and Eden Hazard and substitute Bertrand Traore added goals. Chelsea also had a penalty, but Oscar’s effort was saved by Willy Caballero.With the Blues languishing in 12th place in the Premier League, the Dutchman says the cup competitions are now his primary concern.“There’s not much left in the league for Chelsea, to be honest,” he said.Chelsea appear in good health, with Cesc Fabregas influential and Hazard performing well in a second successive 5-1 home win following the Premier League defeat of Newcastle.Hiddink said: “Of course it’s a boost for the confidence of the players. It’s good to see that.”The FA Cup has come under scrutiny which will only continue after Pellegrini’s selection but the 69-year-old insists the competition must be treasured.“Winning the FA Cup is beautiful. We must be careful not to devalue this.“I had good memories of that time, but that’s the past. Some might be still in that team and they go for their revenge.“They gave us a difficult time here (a 3-3 draw in January). We hope to maintain our FA flow a bit when we play them. Not easy.”last_img read more

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JIM MCGUINNESS TO APPEAR ON THE SATURDAY NIGHT SHOW THIS WEEKEND

first_imgJIM MCGUINNESS will appear on The Saturday Night Show this weekend.Jim McGuinness will give his first interview since stepping down as Donegal manager on RTE’s Saturday Night Show hosted by Brendan O’Connor.McGuinness has remained tight lipped following his departure as manager almost a fortnight ago.McGuinness presided over the most successful reign in Donegal GAA history by landing three Ulster titles, and one All-Ireland title. McGuinness took Donegal agonisingly close to landing their second All-Ireland title in three years, but were narrowly defeated to Kerry in the decider.McGuinness will reveal how he broke the news to his management and staff, and will reveal why after four years he decided to quit as Donegal manager.Donegal GAA fans was left devastated following his decision to step down, and are eager to find out why he walked away.McGuinness received a promotion with Celtic FC under new manager Ronnie Delia. Will Jimmy reveal who he thinks should get the job, or who he thinks will get it on The Saturday Night Show?It promises to be a compelling interview, and no doubt all of Donegal will be tuned in for it this Saturday night.JIM MCGUINNESS TO APPEAR ON THE SATURDAY NIGHT SHOW THIS WEEKEND was last modified: October 16th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:EntertainmentFeaturesinterviewJim McGuinnessnewsRTESportlast_img read more

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