Premier League: Chelsea v Hull match preview
A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge
Friday 16 August 2013
Sunday’s 4pm kick-off sees Jose Mourinho’s first game back in charge of Chelsea since his reappointment over the summer. Chelsea fans will be hoping his influence can help the team win the title for the first time in four years. Chelsea’s strikers struggled to score regularly in the league last season (11 goals between them) and fans will be hoping that £18m signing Andre Schurrle will help the team pose more attacking threat.
Hull will be looking to survive their first season back in the Premiership since 2010 and striker Danny Graham is optimistic for the season ahead: “It is a good club with a top manager, a fantastic stadium and some very good players”. Hull fans know a good start to the season is important and will be looking to new signings Tom Huddlestone, Danny Graham and Curtis Davies to help their team record their first ever victory at Stamford Bridge.
KICK-OFF: Sunday, 4pm
PAST THREE MEETINGS:
Hull 1 (Mouyokolo) Chelsea 1 (Drogba), Premier League, February 2010
Chelsea 2 (Drogba 2) Hull 1 (Hunt), Premier League, August 2009
Chelsea 0 Hull 0, Premier League, February 2009
Hull have only beaten Chelsea four times in thirty league games. They haven’t beaten them in the league since 1988 and have never beaten them away from home.
No Chelsea striker reached double figures last season. Frank Lampard was the highest goal scorer with 15 Premiership goals in only 29 appearances for the club.
Chelsea to win: 0.15
Hull to win: 11.0
TV: Live on Sky Sports 1 at 4pm, highlights on BBC1 at 10.25pm.
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