Chelsea round-up: John Obi Mikel thinks atmosphere is better under Hiddink

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Chelsea fans, hello and welcome back.

It’s been a short while since our last round-up - the call of the Christmas break was simply too much for some - but we’ve returned just in time to get the show on the road for the new year.

On the eve of the January transfer window, there’s much and more to discuss. Watch the video above or read on below for the latest.

Mikel on Chelsea 'atmosphere'

Jose Mourinho will always have a place in the hearts of most Chelsea fans, but that doesn’t mean things haven’t improved since his exit earlier this month.

John Obi Mikel has confirmed as much, suggesting that the atmosphere at Stamford Bridge is better now that Guus Hiddink is in charge.

The Nigerian bemoaned Mourinho’s departure, describing football as a cruel game, but implied that things, in general, were on the up and up.

"We've moved on from that and the atmosphere has improved since the change of manager," he said.

"It's fine now, we've just not been getting results.

"Jose is a fantastic manager and will always be a fantastic guy. But sometimes football is a cruel game and you have to move on.

"Is it the right decision? Who knows? We'll only see in the future."

Terry now confident

Moving on, sticking with a similar trail of thought, John Terry is confident that the Blues’ bad streak is behind them and that the recovery at Stamford Bridge has begun.

The Chelsea captain was happy with the showing against Manchester United, saying ‘the desire is there for everyone to see’.

Let us know if you think the Blues are over their troubles in the comments box provided.

The Premier League table, as it stands:

Remy speculation

Last, but not least, the rumour mill continues to throw forth pearls of speculation ahead of the opening of the winter transfer market and one of the latest jewels concerns Chelsea’s Loic Remy.

The Frenchman is supposedly wanted by strugglers Aston Villa, with Remi Garde keen to add more firepower as he attempts to steer the Villa Park outfit to safety.

Remy’s never been much more than a bit-part asset at Stamford Bridge so it isn’t the most preposterous idea in the world, we’ll give it that.

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