Hiddink's golden touch rejuvenates Chelsea

In the build up to this vital clash, Aston Villa manager Martin O’Neill said that Chelsea had to beat his side to stand any chance of winning the title. Nicolas Anelka’s first half goal ensured that the Blues still have faint hope of taking the title back to Stamford Bridge.

The Frenchman struck in the 19th minute and Chelsea dominated the first half. Villa rallied after the break, but a lack of quality in the final third ensured that Chelsea held on for a vital three points that lifts them back into third.

Dogged Hull Deepen Scolari's Mire

The Chelsea fans massed inside Stamford Bridge made their feelings very clear after they saw their draw 0-0 with Hull City this afternoon. As the increasingly beleaguered Luiz Felipe Scolari got up out of his seat and made his way down the tunnel, he did so with a loud chorus of boos ringing in his ears.

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