Chelsea vs Hull: Everything you need to know
Having the final say on the Premier League this weekend is Chelsea vs Hull City – a fixture which sees the table toppers play hosts to a side who entered matchday 22 in the relegation zone.
Indeed, it’s been a difficult season for the Tigers, who are already onto their third manager of the campaign after Steve Bruce’s resignation in the summer and Mike Phelan’s dismissal at the start of January.
Replacement Marco Silva has gone some way to turning his side’s results around, picking up two wins from his three fixtures in charge. But the relatively unknown Portuguese faces his biggest challenge yet this weekend – a trip to the Premier League champions in waiting.
In direct contrast to the Humberside outfit, Chelsea have been a length ahead the rest in the Premier League this season, with Antonio Conte’s switch to a 3-4-3 formation proving the difference in the title race.
But in the ever-unpredictable world of Premier League football, that certainly doesn’t guarantee a Chelsea win in Sunday’s 4.30pm kickoff. So, who are the bookies backing? How will injuries affect team selections? What do the managers have to say for themselves and where will the game be lost and won?
We answer those questions, and many more, in our all-in-one preview…