Guus Hiddink believes that he might have inherited a better squad

Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink believes that he might have inherited a better squad in his first spell at the club back in 2009.

The Dutchman recently returned for a second spell as the interim manager at the club. His first spell was extremely successful with the club winning the FA Cup and also going on to reach the Champions League semifinals. They were narrowly beaten by Barcelona in the semifinals, but Chelsea were clearly the better team over the two legs back then. A crucial part of the success of achieved by Hiddink in his first spell was .

None of these players are available to him right now. Only a handful of players from the famous squad – like John Terry – are left him a team. Hiddink had to start his regime with a draw against Watford at home. He would have been hoping to take three points from the game. It would have been possible had it not been for the missed penalty by Oscar late in the game. The match finished as a 2-2 draw. The primary objective forHiddink will be to get Chelsea back into the race for the top four. The club are struggling near the relegation zone after having won the title only a few months ago.

"Although back then the players also didn't perform well, but we had Drogba, Lampard, Ballack, Essien. It's difficult to compare," said Hiddink. Essien was considered as one of the finest defensive midfielders of his generation. He was later transformed into the box to box player. The Ghanaian midfielder is currently with Panathinaikos, but he has nowhere been near his best in recent years after his career was curtailed by a number of injuries.