Hull (4-4-2) McGregor; Elmohamady; Davies, Bruce, Chester, Figueroa; Huddlestone, Livermore, Meyler; Graham, Sagbo.
After resting the majority of the first team regulars for the FA cup trip to Middlesbrough last week, Steve Bruce is expected call upon the big guns for Chelsea.
Chelsea (4-2-3-1) Cech; Azpilicueta, Terry, Cahill, Cole; Mikel, Ramires; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Torres.
Expect Jose Mourinho to tinkle with the team that faced Derby in the FA Cup. With Branislav Ivanovic sidelined, Ashley Cole should continue at left-back. Frank Lampard is out so either David Luiz or John Obi Mikel will get the nod to partner Ramires in the middle of the park.
Wish I could just sleep and then wake up for the Hull vs Chelsea game!
– Come on Chelsea!!! #CFC
ChelseaFC (@ChelseaDaily365) January 9, 2014
Blue is the Color (@Mr_Folumovich) January 6, 2014
Only 5 dayz to go to my 17th Birthday. Cant wait.. then the following day hull city v chelsea @ kc n it will be a great present if we win
Nikki (@nikkibarlow16) January 5, 2014
Back when Lamps used to dominate the goalscoring charts. Cultured…
Eden Hazard is bang on form for Chelsea at the moment and having earned himself a cheeky rest against Derby last weekend, he should be raring to go.
Hull City last defeated Chelsea in October 1988 and have gone nine meetings since without a win against the Blues (L7 D2).
Chelsea have won three and lost none of their previous five Barclays Premier League meetings with Hull City (D2).