Chelsea hoping to find second wind and put Premier League title race to bed against Hull

Hull City v Chelsea @ KC Stadium

Sunday, March 21 @ 4pm

Chelsea will aim to reverse their recent dip in form and tighten their grip on the Premier League title race when they travel to Hull tomorrow.

Recent home draws with Sunderland and Burnley and the Champions League exit to Paris St Germain have threatened to derail the Blues’ season.

But they have never been beaten by the Tigers in the Premier League and still have a three-point lead over Manchester City with two games in hand.

City’s wavering form further increases Chelsea’s title chances, but with 10 games left to play, Jose Mourinho’s side will want to put the chase to bed as early as possible.

Having beaten Hull 2-0 in their last three meetings, Eden Hazard scoring in the last two, Chelsea will expect to extend their winning run on the road to four.

The hosts have witnessed a resurgence in the past six weeks though, holding Manchester City to a draw in early February and only losing once since then.

Steve Bruce’s side are without a win in their last three though, despite facing fellow strugglers Leicester and Sunderland in that time.

Sitting just three points above the drop zone and with fixtures against Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United still to play, Hull face a tough end to the season.

The reverse fixture in December proved to be heated, if not competitive, with Diego Costa and Willian both being booked for diving and Gary Cahill almost receiving a second yellow for the same thing.

Apart from the injured John Obi Mikel, Chelsea have a fully fit squad to chose from, while the Tigers are without top scorer Nikica Jelavic, ruled out for at least six weeks after knee surgery, and the suspended Tom Huddlestone.

Star Man: Eden Hazard

Danger Man: Abel Hernandez

Last Meeting: Chelsea 2-0 Hull @ Stamford Bridge, Saturday 13 December 2014

Feature image courtesy of Sky Sports, via Youtube, with thanks

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