Quique Flores has revealed Watford are ready for whatever tactics Chelsea are looking to throw their way.
Flores admits it’ll be impossible to decipher the squad Chelsea will deploy with Hiddink now in charge.
But Flores insists Watford are ready to face a Chelsea side eager to please Hiddink.
“Of course when a club changes their manager, the players need to show for the new manager their skill, power and energy,” said Flores.
“We are ready to face this experience, we know they will try to look like a very tough team. Of course we are expecting a tough game because they play well, they have experience, [and] a lot of quality.
“Normally you might analyse the three games before, but when they change [manager] it’s not valid what you analyse under one coach.
“For us it is not valid what we know about the Chelsea of Jose Mourinho, for us it’s important to know what happened against Sunderland because they are the first lines of Hiddink.
“That’s what we can analyse, nothing more. We know that we have had a good run, but the feeling within the dressing room with the players is that it is no surprise for us.
“I am really happy with that [attitude], it is a very strong mentality.”