Jose Mourinho alluded to a lack of effort and 'betrayal' before his sacking last week and Guus Hiddink was keen to lay down his law early doors.
The Dutchman has suggested that any players who he detects are not putting in adequate effort will be dropped without warning. Hiddink is mild mannered but well known for his zero tolerance when it comes to his players attitude, if recent comments are any indication, Hiddink will take no prisoners in his grossly underperforming Chelsea team.
Hiddink: "I'm not going to be begging them [the players] to perform. They have a profound obligation to perform. They are here at a big club. They are well paid. They must have the heart full of the desire of an amateur."
Hiddink has stressed the importance of getting off to a good start in his attempt to save Chelsea's season but this won't come easy against a Watford team full of confidence and full of goals.