Samba left the Russian side for Premier League outfit Queens Park Rangers last week.
Hiddink told reporters: “He was one of the reasons that we conceded so few goals this season. He was the big chief in our defence.”
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Since Guus Hiddink arrived at the helm, Chelsea have improved considerably after a tricky start to the campaign.
Newcastle United are staring down the barrel of relegation to the Championship for the second time in the past eight years.