Hiddink is yet to suffer defeat, but Chelsea have hardly been the dominant force of last season since Mourinho’s December departure
They have won only two and drawn three of their five Premier League games under Hiddink, including a 2-2 draw against the Baggies last night.
The Blues twice squandered the lead as a pair of cracking strikes from Craig Gardner and James McClean saw West Brom take a point back to the West Midlands.
Failure to win means that no side has lost more points from leading positions this season than Chelsea (12 – level with Bournemouth and Newcastle). They only dropped 15 throughout 2014-15.
The Blues would have overtaken West Brom had they won, but a draw means that the champions are 14th in the table, six above the drop zone and double that to the top four.
Of Chelsea’s 21 league matches, 12 have seen the Blues concede at least two goals and in total they have let in 31 – more than ever before at this stage of a Premier League season.