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Hiddink warns Blues to 'wake up'

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Hiddink unhappy with 'sloppy' Chelsea

Guus Hiddink admitted Bolton had given Chelsea a "wake-up call" ahead of their Champions League game with Liverpool.

"If you play at the top you cannot afford to do it twice," said Chelsea's boss after his side leaked three goals in nine minutes in their 4-3 victory.

"We must not let it happen again. All of a sudden we got very sloppy and too relaxed and didn't win defensive duels.

"I am not just talking about the defence but also the midfield and front players," added the Dutchman.

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Chelsea face Liverpool in their second-leg Champions League quarter final tie on Tuesday at Stamford Bridge, having won the first leg 3-1 at Anfield.

With presumably one eye on that game, Hiddink withdrew goalscorers Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba with 20 minutes remaining, but the Chelsea manager insisted the substitutions had not prompted his side's mini-collapse.

"We did not perform well. There was a sequence of errors that we made. I don't think the substitutions were the cause. We were just too relaxed in the last 20 minutes."



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