Chelsea vs. Hull City: Premier League – Match Preview

Chelsea host Hull City looking to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League.

Despite missing Diego Costa they eased to a 3-0 win away at the champions Leicester City last time out.

Two goals from Marcos Alonso and a late Pedro strike secured a comfortable win for the Blues.

Hull City earned an impressive 3-1 win over Bournemouth in their first league game under new manager Marco Silva.

Despite trailing early on, they turned it around, with Abel Hernandez scoring twice for the hosts.

Enhanced match odds

Chelsea to beat Hull City: 5/1 with Betfair*

Chelsea to beat Hull City: 5/1 with Paddy Power*

Premier League form: Chelsea W4 D0 L1; Hull City W1 D1 L3
Premier League top scorers
Chelsea – Diego Costa 14 goals
Hull City – Robert Snodgrass 7 goals

Chelsea HT / Chelsea FT – 4/6 with Paddy Power

Team news
Costa is expected to return to the team here meaning Willian will drop out of the XI.

Cesc Fabregas could start ahead of Nemanja Matic here with Chelsea likely to dictate the game for long periods.

Hull are likely to use a 3-5-2 formation at Stamford Bridge in a bid to claim a positive result.

Markus Henriksen is ruled out for 2-3 months with a dislocated shoulder in a real blow for the visitors.

Expected starting XI’s
Chelsea (3-4-3): Courtois; Azplicueta, Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Pedro, Costa, Hazard
Hull City (3-5-2): Jakupovic; Maguire, Davies, Dawson; Diamonde, Huddlestone, Clucas, Mason, Robertson; Hernandez, Niasse

Predictions

Result: Chelsea (5/1 with Paddy Power)*

Correct Score: 3-0 (6/1 with Betfair)

Anytime Goalscorer: Eden Hazard (21/20 with Betfair)

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