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CHELSEA VS HULL CITY, STAMFORD BRIDGE

Published:Friday | December 12, 2014 | 12:00 AM

CHELSEA (4-2-3-1)

COURTOIS,

IVANOVIC, CAHILL, TERRY, AZPILIUETA,

FABREGAS, MIKEL,

HAZARD, OSCAR, WILLIAN,

COSTA

HERNANDEZ, ALUKO,

QUINN, LIVERMORE, HUDDLESTONE, MEYLER,

ROSENIOR, DAWSON, CHESTER, ELMOHAMADAY,

McGREGOR

HULL (4-4-2)

Chelsea's unbeaten run this season finally came to an end last Saturday when they were beaten 2-1 by 10-man Newcastle United at St James' Park.

Despite their first loss in the Barclays Premier League since April, the Blues remain top of the table, though their lead has been cut to just three points.

However, Chelsea return to Stamford Bridge where they boast a 100 per cent record in the league, with seven wins out of seven, and with 18 goals scored - the most in the division - and just three conceded, also the best.

Hull City arrive on the back of an eight-game run without a win, their worst sequence since November 2010 in the Championship; another failure would represent the Tigers' worst run since February 2010 in the Premier League, when they went 10 without a victory.

And they need to create history to end that run; Hull first visited Chelsea in the London club's first season as a professional club, 1905-06, and have never won there.