Despite a striker crisis at Chelsea, Guus Hiddink has ruled himself out of action against Newcastle tomorrow. The Blues are without Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka remains a doubt, but Hiddink will not be replacing them in the team.
Hiddink was responding to the wave of Shearermania on Tyneside following the Newcastle legend’s appointment as manager. He said: “Tomorrow at kick-off, he will not play and I will not play.”
Slow down, Guus. You can pick your own team, but let’s not rule Shearer out just yet. He might give himself 10 minutes.