Premier League: Hull City v Chelsea match preview
A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at the KC stadium
Friday 10 January 2014
Both teams return to Premier League action this Saturday after cruising past Championship opposition in the FA Cup last weekend.
Whilst the FA Cup would be welcomed amongst the Stamford Bridge hierarchy, it would not be received nearly as well as the Premier League title. Jose Mourinho’s men are well in contention too; a win against Hull in the early kick-off would see them leapfrog Manchester City and Arsenal to claim top spot. Chances are their return to the top will be fleeting, City and Arsenal play later, but Mourinho’s side has crept under the radar somewhat.
It’s a rosy picture in Hull too, Steve Bruce’s Tigers sit comfortably the highest of the newly promoted teams, with a top half finish not looking out of the question. With the managerial casualties piling up beneath them Steve Bruce appears to have, for the time being, guided his troops above the relegation storm. The fixture will prove tricky for the Tigers though, Hull have not beaten Chelsea since 1988.
KICK-OFF: Saturday, 12.45pm
PAST THREE MEETINGS…
Chelsea 2 (Oscar, Lampard) Hull City 0, Premier League , August 2013
Hull City 1 (Mouyokolo) Chelsea 1 (Drogba), Premier League, February 2010
Chelsea 2 (Drogba 2) Hull City 1 (Hunt), Premier League, August 2009
If Chelsea win they will have double Hull’s Premier League points.
Hull have a 22% home record against the Londoners.
Chelsea have lost just once in their past fourteen league matches.
Hull City win: 6.0
Chelsea win: 1.6
TV: Live on BT Sports 1 at 12:45pm, highlights on BBC1 at 10.30pm
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