Score Strip

  1. League: Football
  2. Chelsea vs. Norwich City
    FT
    0 Chelsea
    0 Norwich
  3. Crystal Palace vs. Liverpool
    FT
    3 Crystal Palace
    3 Liverpool
  4. Manchester United vs. Hull City
    FT
    3 Man Utd
    1 Hull
  5. Manchester City vs. Aston Villa
    FT
    4 Man City
    0 Aston Villa
  6. Sunderland vs. West Bromwich Albion
    FT
    2 Sunderland
    0 West Brom
  7. West Bromwich Albion vs. Stoke City
    FT
    1 West Brom
    2 Stoke
  8. Tottenham Hotspur vs. Aston Villa
    FT
    3 Spurs
    0 Aston Villa
  9. Sunderland vs. Swansea City
    FT
    1 Sunderland
    3 Swansea
  10. Southampton vs. Manchester United
    FT
    1 Southampton
    1 Man Utd
  11. Norwich City vs. Arsenal
    FT
    0 Norwich
    2 Arsenal
  12. Manchester City vs. West Ham United
    FT
    2 Man City
    0 West Ham
  13. Liverpool vs. Newcastle United
    FT
    2 Liverpool
    1 Newcastle
  14. Hull City vs. Everton
    FT
    0 Hull
    2 Everton
  15. Fulham vs. Crystal Palace
    FT
    2 Fulham
    2 Crystal Palace
  16. Cardiff City vs. Chelsea
    FT
    1 Cardiff
    2 Chelsea
  17. Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Arsenal
    Crystal Palace
  18. Burnley vs. Chelsea
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Burnley
    Chelsea
  19. Leicester City vs. Everton
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Leicester
    Everton
  20. Liverpool vs. Southampton
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Liverpool
    Southampton
  21. Manchester United vs. Swansea City
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Man Utd
    Swansea
  22. Newcastle United vs. Manchester City
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Newcastle
    Man City
  23. Queens Park Rangers vs. Hull City
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    QPR
    Hull
  24. Stoke City vs. Aston Villa
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Stoke
    Aston Villa
  25. West Bromwich Albion vs. Sunderland
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    West Brom
    Sunderland
  26. West Ham United vs. Tottenham Hotspur
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    West Ham
    Spurs
  27. Aston Villa vs. Newcastle United
    23ʳᵈ Aug 15:00 BST
    Aston Villa
    Newcastle
  28. Chelsea vs. Leicester City
    23ʳᵈ Aug 15:00 BST
    Chelsea
    Leicester
  29. Crystal Palace vs. West Ham United
    23ʳᵈ Aug 15:00 BST
    Crystal Palace
    West Ham
  30. Everton vs. Arsenal
    23ʳᵈ Aug 15:00 BST
    Everton
    Arsenal
  31. Hull City vs. Stoke City
    23ʳᵈ Aug 15:00 BST
    Hull
    Stoke
  32. View All
HUL
CHE
90+3'
That's our lot then. Petr Cech grabs his 150th Premier League clean sheet - breaking a Chelsea record in the process - and the Blues grab an important three points.
90+2'
"Jose Mourinho, Jose Mourinho" sounds out from the away end. You can imagine the Blues boss will be mighty relieved though after a below-par performance.
90+1'
Three added minutes signalled by the fourth official's board.
90'
 
And another switch for Mourinho sees Michael Essien come on for Ramires.
Chelsea Substitution
89'
 
Chelsea make a change with Andre Schurrle replacing Willian.
88'
That will be that, then. Hull have really struggled to create anything in this second half. They need that Jelavic chap.
Chelsea Substitution
87'
 
GOAL! Hull 0-2 Chelsea. Torres glides past Bruce and smashes it inside the near post of McGregor's goal. He's barely done anything this afternoon, although that is partly down to a lack of service, but the Spaniard comes up with the goods when it matters on his 200th Premier League appearance.
86'
Torres lazily gives away possession, sinks to the turf and does a backwards roll. The Spaniard looks very fed up.
85'
Torres tries to flick the ball into the path of Hazard who is lurking in the box. A sliced clearance prevents a second goal.
84'
 
Final roll of the Bruce dice. Boyd comes off to be replaced by Stephen Quinn.
Hull City Substitution
83'
Hazard is back on his feet. Hard to tell how hurt he actually was.
82'
 
Hazard’s cry of agony sounds out in the silent stadium. The cause? A cynical challenge from Maynor Figueroa. Yellow card.
81'
Azpilicueta gives the ball away and Hull have possession back. Ten minutes to find a goal.
80'
Sagbo strikes one from 25 yards... It strikes Terry on the arm... No penalty. The defender's arms were rooted to his side. Right decision.
79'
 
Oscar departs the action with John Obi Mikel joining the party. The Brazilian has been nowhere near as influential as his cameo performance at Southampton. Credit to Hull for that.
Chelsea Substitution
78'
It is SO quiet in the KC Stadium. It's like the home fans have witnessed a 10-0 mauling but they're 1-0 behind against one of England's finest forces... Get behind your team!
Hull City Substitution
77'
 
Aggressive move from Bruce: James Chester (off), Matty Fryatt (on). That's more like it.
76'
Elmohamady whips in yet another cross... Azpilicueta does his job to nod it away.
75'
Curtis Davis robs Willian of the ball and attempts to get Hull going forward. Chelsea contain the threat with ease.
74'
Luiz sparks a Chelsea counter by playing a quick pass towards Willian. The midfielder cuts it back to fellow Brazilian Oscar but his effort is stopped by a fine block.
73'
Ironic cheers from the home crowd as Clattenburg awards their side a free-kick. Not sure that reaction was merited - the man in the middle has had a good game.
72'
Right then, Brucey. Surely it's time to throw on another striker? Yes, goal difference is important but you can't just limp to a 1-0 defeat. Go for it, lad.
71'
Quick shout out to Cech, who has been largely untroubled this afternoon. He's 20 minutes away from his 150th Premier League clean sheet.
70'
 
Livermore goes into the book for a pretty nasty challenge which took off Torres' boot.
69'
Completely forgot he was playing, but Torres has just won a throw on the left wing.
68'
 
Steve Bruce plays his first card of three: David Meyler (off), Robert Koren (on).
67'
A collective 'oooooo' rings out around the KC Stadium but, in truth, it wasn't that close.
Hull City Substitution
66'
More importantly, Hull have a free-kick in a tasty position. Huddlestone lining this one up...
65'
 
First yellow card of the day goes to... Gary Cahill. Pretty harsh, looked like it struck his shoulder.
64'
Hazard tries to work a smart pass into Terry but it flicks off a Hull boot and behind for a corner. Unfortunately for Chelsea, Clattenburg decides it should be a goal-kick.
63'
Willian has the opportunity to have a crack from 20 yards but he drags his effort wide.
62'
Ramires receives a barge inside the penalty area... Stays on his feet. Good man.
61'
Chelsea dictating this one now. The hosts can't get out of their own half.
60'
Just wonder if Bruce is tempted to chuck on Danny Graham or Matty Fryatt?
59'
Terrible free-kick. Hull escape.
58'
Huddlestone brings down Ramires right on the edge of the area. The whistle goes. Hearts rise into mouths as Clattenburg decides whether to award a free-kick or penalty. Hull fans, you can breathe once more. It's just a free-kick.
57'
Huge goal for Chelsea. They've not really deserved it, but they won't care one bit.
56'
 
GOAL! Hull 0-1 Chelsea. Hazard picks the ball up and dribbles across the edge of the penalty area. He feigns a shot, which sends a poor Hull defender hurtling to the turf, before unleashing a clever effort into the bottom corner. Great goal. Pop yourself back on the bench, Mata...
55'
Activity amongst the Chelsea substitutes. Might not be long before Mr Mourinho makes a switch or two. Time for Mata?
54'
Luiz leaps into the air, propelling himself higher with a swing of his left leg before unleashing a fierce clearance with his right.
53'
David Luiz's effort dips at the last second which forces McGregor to push it back out into the penalty area. There's no one on hand to tap home though.
52'
At times, the atmosphere is akin to your average Sunday League match. What happened to the sound from the opening few minutes? On the pitch: Chelsea win a free-kick about 25 yards from goal.
51'
Willian floats a ball in towards Ramires but the hosts' defence does enough to see out the threat.
50'
Hazard dances through the Hull backline, beating orange and black shirts with ease. The Belgian takes a pop but it flicks behind for a corner.
49'
Pedestrian start to this second spell. The crowd needs to get up for this.
48'
John Obi Mikel needs to start running up and down the touchline. Not only is he huddled in a warm tracksuit on the bench, but he is also curled up underneath a thick towel.
47'
Mourinho looks pretty concerned on the touchline. Pretty easy to see why - his side have struggled to get going today.
46'
And we're back underway!
45+1'
Clattenburg brings the first-half to a conclusion. Two big chances spurned, one for both sides - Sagbo and Oscar the guilty parties.
45'
Luiz dusts himself down to line up the free-kick. It's a decent effort but McGregor trots back a couple of steps and turns it over the bar.
44'
Livermore clatters into Luiz which causes a bit of a scuffle involving most of the players. Once Clattenburg announces there will be no booking, Luiz is back on his feet. Surprise, surprise.
43'
Hazard goes down in the penalty area but it's a decent challenge from David Meyler. No appeals from the Chelsea bunch.
42'
Bruce, who has had a decent first-half aside from that corner miss, runs across to the flank to avert a Chelsea attack.
41'
It's going to be Huddlestone to hit it. Wow. That is just dreadful. Must have flown 20 yards over.
40'
Cheeky little handball from Terry hands Hull a free-kick in a very promising position.
39'
Breaking news: Five seconds after flirting with death, Sagbo is haring about the pitch again.
38'
Sagbo is left in a heap after a strong challenge from Cole. Chelsea kick the ball out. Why do teams do that? Just play on.
37'
Elmohamady's right quadricep goes to jelly right as he takes a shot. Doubt it would have made it to the Chelsea goal had it not been blocked.
36'
Chelsea playing with far more zip now. Terry's long ball is hoofed out for a throw.
35'
 
Boyd is the next man to be denied by the linesman's flag.
34'
How did he save that? Yes, he was a touch fortunate that Oscar didn't bury it in the corner, but he still showed lightning reactions to flick his hand up and tip it over the bar.
33'
Hazard embarks on a mazy run down the left and cuts the ball back into the path of Oscar. The Brazilian must score... McGregor gambles and flings himself to his right. What. A. Save. Ridiculous goalkeeping.
32'
Allan McGregor darts off his line to punch clear. Small problem though: he missed the ball. Fortunately for Hull, the ball ran harmlessly behind.
31'
Boyd could be in a spot of bother here as the long-haired winger slips into a challenge to concede a foul. Clattenburg uses some common sense and takes no further action.
30'
Oscar, Ramires and Hazard almost combine to bamboozle the Hull defence but it doesn't quite come off.
29'
Hazard drifts off the touchline to spark a Chelsea attack. Lots of quick, intricate passing all of a sudden.
28'
Are Chelsea showing a few signs of bursting into life? They're passing it about nicely in midfield. Only taken them half an hour.
27'
Hazard whips out a couple of tricks on the left wing before running out of space.
26'
It was superb work from Livermore to create the chance for Sagbo. He really should have hit the target.
25'
John Terry's sloppy pass is charged down and bobbles into the path of Sagbo. The striker has a crack... Wide! Massive chance wasted. If Hull go on to lose, which is a probable outcome, they will not want to see that again.
24'
 
Yannick Sagbo tries to turn in behind the Chelsea defence but the flag stops his run at goal. He's looked likely so far - must be something to do with that Croatian.
23'
Alex Bruce - son of manager Steve - gets above Ramires and booms a header into the crowd. Bit of a chance, that.
22'
Jake Livermore works a bit of space and takes a pop from 25 yards. Beaten behind by Cech. That's better.
21'
The visitors respond with a crazy passage of their own. Neither side can keep the ball at the moment.
20'
Not the smoothest passage of play from the hosts as a series of bobbled passes almost releases a swarm of blue on their goal. They survive.
19'
Elmohamady - the player with the most crosses in the Premier League this season - attempts another surge at Mr Cole. The Chelsea man wins this round.
18'
Azpilicueta ventures forward from right-back but who's there to make the challenge? Yep, Boyd flies in to make another top tackle.
17'
The early sing-song has been replaced by an eerie silence. This games needs a BIG chance. Or a goal. Goals are always welcome, chaps.
16'
Steve Bruce marches into his technical area to bark orders to his troops. I’m sure it's just encouragement rather than tactical changes as his side is ticking along just fine at the moment.
15'
Assessment of the opening 15 minutes: bright start from the hosts with Chelsea yet to properly get going.
14'
Tom Huddlestone was the man to send the Belgian tumbling to the green stuff. Looked like it was a stray elbow that did the damage.
13'
Few boos ring out around the KC Stadium as Hazard hits the deck and stays down.
12'
Half-chance for Chelsea as the ball falls kindly to Torres in the area. Deflected behind.
11'
Elmohamady fancies his chances against Cole today. He chooses to run at the England left-back but, despite beating his rival for pace, can't keep his cross in play.
10'
Peterborough legend George Boyd puts in a mini-shift to win the ball back deep inside his own half.
9'
Not the finest moment of Ashley Cole's career as he's roasted on the flank but some quick Hull play. The resulting cross is headed clear.
8'
Chelsea slow the tempo down slightly. Hull quite happy to let their more illustrious opponents have it at the back.
7'
Maynor Figueroa plays a clever one-two with the corner flag but Willian nips in to intercept. It doesn't matter though - Hull win it back quickly and Ahmed Elmohamady takes a shot from just outside the box. Cech saves well.
6'
David Luiz surges into the opposition half before dinking a diagonal ball into the path of Hazard. Just over-hit.
5'
Cesar Azpilicueta scampers back and, under pressure, nods the ball back to Cech. Good defending.
4'
Huge cheers as Mark Clattenburg puts in a superb (accidental) challenge to rob Eden Hazard of the ball. Can't keep him out the news.
3'
As are the visiting support who break into a nice rendition of their classic "Chelsea, Chelsea, Chelsea."
2'
Hull enjoying some early possession, spraying it about at the back. The home fans are in sing-song mood.
1'
Chelsea, in their familiar blue strip, get the game started.
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Meanwhile, @josedoad reckons Chelsea will push on at the 60 minute mark...

@BenSnowball chelsea are doing what other teams do to them. Hold on until 60 min+counter attack and then put pressure and have a go.

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We've got a prediction in all the way from Ho Chi Minh City... David has plumped for an away win.

@BenSnowball Chelsea will be even more hungry for a goal next half. 0-1 final from HCMC Vietnam !!

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Any thoughts on that first-half then? Or a bold prediction for the remaining 45 minutes? Then get in touch via Twitter. Simply type @BenSnowball into your tweet and I'll endeavour to embed any that are sufficiently interesting.
12:40
John Terry displays leadership skills rarely seen as he helps Petr Cech remove a stray eyelash from the goalkeeper’s field of vision. We’re five minutes away.
12:35
Quick shout out to a few cheeky stats. Assuming he comes through the warm-up unscathed, Fernando Torres will become just the fourth Spaniard to reach 200 appearances in the Premier League. And one for you defensive fans: Petr Cech is just one clean sheet away from 150 in the top flight. Super.
12:30
And the pre-match musings of Jose Mourinho – this time via the medium of video. Here’s a little taste of what to expect: “I keep saying the most important thing for us is to secure a position in the top four which is very difficult for everyone.” Thrilling stuff.
Mourinho prepares for tough Hull challenge

Watch the video Mourinho prepares for tough Hull challenge on Yahoo Yahoo Eurosport. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says his side's trip to Hull will be a tough challenge.

12:25
Steve Bruce: "The one thing we’re going to have to do is play well. When you look at Chelsea and the team they can put out, we’re going to have to defend well and pose a threat when we’ve got the ball. The quality running through the Chelsea squad is there for everybody to see and they have the outstanding manager in Mourinho. They’re rumbling along very nicely and they’re going to be there or thereabouts in every competition."
12:20
Hull might be sitting pretty in the top half of the Premier League, but they will be acutely aware that only six points separates them from Crystal Palace in 18th. Aside from the ridiculous 6-0 win over Fulham, the Tigers have struggled for goals this season and will be hoping Everton forward Nikica Jelavic is the answer to their problems after having a bid accepted for the Croatian late on Friday.
Premier League - Hull agree fee with Everton for Jelavic

Hull City have agreed a fee with Premier League rivals Everton for Croatian striker Nikica Jelavic.

12:15
He’s got to leave, hasn’t he? Juan Mata takes his place on the Chelsea bench again with Jose Mourinho electing for an attacking midfield trio of Willian, Oscar and Eden Hazard. Fernando Torres gets the nod upfront with Samuel Eto’o relegated to a seat alongside Mata.
12:10
One change for the Tigers from the 2-0 defeat at Liverpool as George ‘20/20 vision’ Boyd comes in for Robert Koren.
12:05
TEAMS – Hull: McGregor, Chester, Bruce, Davies, Elmohamady, Figueroa, Meyler, Huddlestone, Livermore, Boyd, Sagbo… Subs: Harper, Rosenior, Faye, Quinn, Koren, Graham, Fryatt /// Chelsea: Cech, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Terry, Cole, Ramires, David Luiz, Willian, Oscar, Hazard, Torres… Subs: Schwarzer, Bertrand, Mikel, Essien, Schurrle, Mata, Eto'o.
12:00
It’s October 1988. Long-distance rail fares have gone through the roof, Great Britain have just claimed five gold medals at the Seoul Olympics and Enya’s Orinico Flow is number one in the charts. Oh, and Hull City have conquered Chelsea 3-0 at Boothferry Park. Fast forward to the present day and that match over 25 years ago remains the Tigers’ last win over the Blues. Time for that to change? Welcome to LIVE coverage as the sides do battle again – this time from the KC Stadium in 2014.

Starting Line-ups

Hull City
Chelsea
    • 1
      McGregor
    • 6
      Davies
    • 4
      Bruce
    • 5
      Chester
    • 3
      Figueroa
    • 14
      Livermore
    • 8
      Huddlestone
    • 7
      Meyler
    • 27
      Elmohamady
    • 17
      Boyd
    • 20
      Sagbo
Team Manager:  Steve Bruce
    • 9
      Torres
    • 22
      Willian
    • 11
      Oscar
    • 10
      Hazard
    • David Luiz
    • 7
      Ramires
    • 28
      Azpilicueta
    • 24
      Cahill
    • 26
      Terry
    • Cole
    • 1
      Cech
Team Manager:  José Mourinho
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
A. McGregor 0 3 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. Figueroa 0 0 0 1 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 90
C. Davies 0 0 0 2 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
A. Bruce 0 0 0 2 11 0 2 0 0 0 0 90
J. Chester 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 77
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
A. Elmohamady 0 0 1 46 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 90
T. Huddlestone 0 0 0 57 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
J. Livermore 0 0 1 44 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 90
G. Boyd 0 0 0 23 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 83
D. Meyler 0 0 0 20 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 67
R. Koren 0 0 0 23 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 23
S. Quinn 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Y. Sagbo 0 0 0 22 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
M. Fryatt 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 13
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
P. Cech 0 2 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
A. Cole 0 1 0 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
David Luiz 0 0 2 0 16 0 2 2 0 0 0 90
G. Cahill 0 0 0 1 12 0 1 0 1 0 0 90
J. Terry 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
C. Azpilicueta 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
E. Hazard 1 0 1 45 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 90
Ramires 0 0 0 39 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 89
Willian 0 1 0 42 1 7 0 1 0 0 0 88
Oscar 0 0 1 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 79
J. Mikel 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
A. Schürrle 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
M. Essien 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
F. Torres 1 0 1 29 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 90
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