Panic has subsided at the KC Stadium after just one defeat in six since that demoralising 3-0 home defeat to Newcastle in late January, although the Tigers remain just three points outside the relegation zone. The visit of Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea will not thrill Steve Bruce, considering Hull haven’t beaten the Blues since a 3-0 victory in 1988.
Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has called for ‘a big win’ to boost morale after just five wins in their last 12 games in all competitions. Due to Manchester City failing to take advantage of their slight stutter, the Blues still lead the way by six points and with a game in hand there looks to be no stopping them.
KICK-OFF: Sunday, 4pm.
PAST THREE MEETINGS...
Chelsea (Hazard, Costa) 2-0 Hull City, Premier League, December 2014
Hull City 0-2 Chelsea (Hazard, Torres), Premier League, January 2014
Chelsea (Oscar, Lampard) 2-0 Hull City, Premier League, August 2013
Petr Cech is just two clean sheets away from David James’ Premier League record of 170.
Hull City have not beaten Chelsea since 1988.
Chelsea haven’t scored more than two goals in a game since thrashing Swansea 5-0 on January 17.
Hull City 0-3 Chelsea - 2008
Chelsea boss Phil Scolari described it as ‘one of the best in the Premier League era’, and judging it on sheer audacity value, it’s hard to argue with that assessment. With just over two minutes having gone on the clock, Frank Lampard took the entire Hull defence by surprise by chipping a delightful lob over them all, leaving the Chelsea support to gleefully admire it nestle in the top corner of Boaz Myhill’s goal.
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