After replacing Jose Mourinho at the helm of the defending Champions, Guus Hiddink will be hoping to stamp his authority by the end of the season to buy himself some more time in London.
One of his first piece of transfer activity was to call back on loan winger Christian Atsu from AFC Bournemouth.
The Chelsea boss is said to be impressed with the Ghanaian International who has failed to make even a single appearance for the Cherries. But Hiddink is understood to be slightly wary of putting him straight into the first team.
Speaking to Media, Hiddink said, “Atsu is doing very well now, if he comes back he is impressing in many positions.
“He is showing this week but must prove himself for a longer period, he is very agile and fast and has a good touch.
“But I have to calm down myself because I am very in favour of young players who are ambitious and brave but I must control myself and give him time.”
Atsu has impressed many with his performance for Ghana in the African Cup of Nations where his side finished runners-up but he is yet to make a senior appearance for Chelsea since moving to London from Porto in 2013.
He spent a season at Everton where he made just 5 appearances and has failed to prove himself his term after getting no chance to play for Eddie Howe’s side.
However, the Dutchman expressed the need of stabilizing his team and not making too many changes.
He said: “I don’t want the team to get unstable when the most experienced players perform.
“I don’t want to make the first team a bird cage where everyone can fly in and out it must be stable.”
But the injury to starting player Eden Hazard has left the Blues a bit short of options and Atsu might find a place in the starting line-up sooner than expected.