Hiddink eyes Blues leaving present

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Guus Hiddink wants to pay back the unexpected affection from Chelsea's fans by delivering them the FA Cup.

The Dutchman ended his final home match in temporary charge of the Blues with a 2-0 win over Blackburn on Sunday.

"It was nice appreciation from the crowd, and to be honest, I did not expect this when I am here for relatively short period to do my job, so thanks," said Hiddink, whose team won through a fourth-minute header by Florent Malouda and Nicolas Anelka's 18th Barclays Premier League goal.

"We enjoyed the atmosphere, but the season is not over for me and the team. We would love to finish it off with the FA Cup."

The Dutch coach is set to return to his Russian "adventure" following the Wembley date with Everton on May 30, determined to honour in full the contract with the national federation.

However, the Hiddink - who took Holland, South Korea and most recently Australia to the latter stages of the World Cup - admitted it was only natural to wonder if he was making the right decision.

"I have many second thoughts. Sometimes third thoughts. You cannot avoid them," he said.

"You do not have a button to turn them off, but that is how it is.

"When I have to leave and I see the reaction the players, how they have worked, I feel a kind of sadness."

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