Hull City host the Champions elect on Sunday and their fans will be hoping their renaissance at home can continue against a Chelsea team that has drawn more games recently than they have won.
Since the turn of the year Hull City have taken 10 points from a possible 15 and it has seen them move away from the drop zone slightly albeit with their terrible away form. Chelsea have only lost 2 games this season so this Hull City side will have their work cut out to add to this list.
Tom Huddlestone’s silly red card against Leicester City last week only adds to Steve Bruce’s growing selection headache with Chelsea’s visit. He will not have the services of Diame, Rosenior, Chester and Brady until after the international break.
Nicika Jelavic has been sent for knee surgery so could miss up to 6 weeks.
Jose Mourinho has insisted that he has no fresh injury concerns after last Sunday’s draw against Southampton, and is only going to be without John Obi Mikel for the trip to Humberside.
Mourinho will be looking for a reaction having crashed out of the Champions League and drawn 2 of their last 3 league games but will meet a resilient Hull City side looking to put further distance between themselves and the relegation zone.
Probable Tigers XI: McGregor, Dawson, Bruce, McShane. Elmohandy, Meyler, Livermore, Ramirez, Hernadez, N’Doye.