Hull City VS Chelsea
Referee Anthony Taylor blows his whistle signaling the game has started.
An aggressive start from Hull City in opening exchanges. As Chelsea squad is calm despite Hull City is pressuring them, which leads Dieumerci Mbokani drawing a foul with David Luiz on the edge of the Chelsea area.
An impressive save! Free-kick specialist of Hull City Robert Snodgrass strikes the ball over Chelsea’s wall it has been deflected in the opposite direction. Thibaut Courtois shows magnificent reflexes to save the ball.
Already 5 minutes in the clock and unfortunately Chelsea squad haven’t established any attacks, It is really a great start for Hull City, who have 64% possession at this time.
Dieumerci Mbokani is causing David Luiz some problems at the back and loses control over the Hull City striker. What a poor positioning from the Brazilian footballer.
A complex strategy from Hull City as Samuel Raymond Clucas got into a good crossing position, the midfielder rushes to the ball for a goal kick. But failed to score.
Chelsea rewarded a free-kick for the first time because of the three players of the Hull City bringing Eden Hazard has been sent out to the ground. David Luiz took the free-kick but it’s poor and hits the bottom of the wall.
Willian Silva just owned Robert Snodgrass to the loose ball in midfield and unfortunately draws a foul. Again Chelsea has awarded another free-kick. He tried to look for a decent shot but the Hull City defense was too crowded and the ball trickles out of play.
A Close one from Chelsea! As you can see the Chelsea squad looks like they had settled at this very moment. When Willian Silva drills a low cross-come blazing shot through the six-yard box. But not able to score.
A Good play from Hull City as Robert Snodgrass resist Nemanja Matic in midfield and showing a perfectly-weighted cross out to Andrew Robertson on the left flank. Eden Hazard pitch in with the defensive duties to turn the ball out of play but Hull City a great performance as they get there.
A missed chance from Hull City! They are so close to breaking the silence on this match as Adama Diomande and Dieumerci Mbokani attack Robert Snodgrass’ cross from the right. The ball then drops to Ryan Mason but has been deflected in the corner.
An opportunity for Chelsea but was not able to score! Still, a great play from Diego Costa as he tries to break alone the defense of Hull City. The Spaniard tried to make a long-ball down the Hull centre-backs inside out and passes the ball off to Willian Silva, The time he releases the ball the opening chance was gone.
No penalty was given by the referee! Victor Moses was on his way into the Hull area and was sent to the ground by Adama Diomande challenge after appearing to overrun the ball.
Chelsea has the rights to feel resentful after the second glance of the replay there was no penalty kick provided. The Chelsea winger’s fall is theatrical.
Chelsea is just starting to up the tempo. Panic looks to have set into the stadium as the Hull defense as Robertson needlessly heads the ball out for a corner.
Eden Hazard commences a diagonal run from left to right. But Hull manages the Belgian to overrun the ball at the edge of the area, where Livermore sweeps up possession.
Andrew Robertson drives at Victor Moses but has drawn a foul which rewarded to Hull City a free-kick in a nice position on the left. Robert Snodgrass to take.
34: It was an impressive attack by Robert Snodgrass which forces Diego Costa to deflect the ball to the corner. Unluckily they were not able to handle the pressure Robert Snodgrass had delivered. Thibaut Courtois gets a foul while struggling to get the loose ball.
A Yellow card was been served to Chelsea! As Victor Moses second foul.
What a coincidence! Chelsea wins a free-kick with the same similar position to Hull City free-kick a few minutes ago after Willian Silva was sent to ground. The Chelsea squad quite experiencing difficulties in some situation as the Hull City stands firm.
Chelsea continues to break away at the Hull defense as Marcos Alonzo Mendoza heads Victor Moses.
A Great play from Chelsea as Victor Moses releases Diego Costa down the left wing. And challenging Eden Hazard in the middle field but Curtis Davies challenges and prevents the Belgian from making a goal.
A Yellow card has been issued for Chelsea as Nemanja Matic picks up Chelsea’s second yellow for blocking Marcus Henriksen in midfield.
Another Yellow card but this time it’s for Hull City! As Jake Livermore goes into the book for handball.
Jake Livermore brings Eden Hazard and Chelsea takes another chance to get an effort on goal. But David Marshall was aware of the danger and gathers Willian Silva’s cross. What a save from the Hull City goalkeeper!
A missed chance for Chelsea! When Willian Silva passes the ball to Eden Hazard in the area from a corner then he crosses it over the six-yard box where Diego Costa is denied a close-range header.
A very close one from Ryan Mason but Thibaut Courtois able to save the ball.
HALF TIME: Hull City 0-0 Chelsea
Chelsea started the second half after the whistle as Diego Costa carries the ball to the edge of the area. The Spaniard receives a challenge but the referee did not consider it as a foul. Marcos Alonso Mendoza got the ball but goalkeeper David Marshall able to save the ball low to his left.
Hull City moved forward to make an attack as well. Robert Snodgrass does brilliantly to break the defense of Chelsea but Thibaut Courtois able to gather the ball at the box.
An impressive attack exchanges from both squads! Again the Chelsea tries to straight on the attack as Eden Hazard blazes towards the Hull City area and stings David Marshall’s palms from a 20-yard drive.
Unfortunately, an injury concern for Hull as David Meyler was sent to the ground and requires treatment. But seems he can still continue later on and only needs rest.
A Great play from N’Golo Kante in midfield as he steals the possession off from Adama Diomande. Which leads him to blazed forward. He passes the ball over to Victor Moses on the right but was not able to score.
A remarkable play again from N’Golo Kante as he steals the possession on the Midfield again and drives the Hull’s defense after the intercepting Samuel Raymond Clucas pass.
Diego Costa with a delightful lofted pass which David Marshall definitely showing some outstanding saves at this point.
GOAL! HULL 0-1 CHELSEA (Willian 61)
The effort of Chelsea has been paid off! What a sensational strike from Willian Silva. Diego Costa starts the move, sprinting to the edge of the Hull area before playing it wide to Willian Silva on the left. He then cuts inside David Meyler and Markus Henriksen before picking out the top corner of David Marshall’s goal.
A substitution from Hull City! Manager Mike Phelan reacts immediately after falling behind as Shaun Maloney replaces Adama Diomande.
Victor Moses has really focused in the game this afternoon and he continues to be the stimulus in the Chelsea attack. He is unstoppable even with three Hull City challenges coming on his way.
GOAL! HULL 0-2 CHELSEA (Costa 67)
Another goal from Chelsea! Nemanja Matic was able to see a close-range header but has been saved by David Marshall. However, Chelsea continue to apply the pressure and has able to make the second goal of the match! It is almost the same Willian Silva’s opener attack as Nemanja Matic’s header has been blocked. His efforts were not wasted by Diego Costa curl’s the ball high into the top left corner.
Hull City is indeed in frustration right now. Chelsea is leading with 0-2 10 mins ago.
Another substitution from Hull City! Abel Hernandez comes on for Markus Henriksen.
Another chance for Chelsea! Marcos Alonso Mendoza has the chance to make amends after Diego Costa’s goal. But Hull City was able to block his attack.
No penalty according to the referee! As David Costa’s neat flick plays Willian Silva into space in the area but the Brazilian hits the deck after appearing to clash with Curtis Davies.
A yellow card has been issued to Hull City! As Andrew Robertson’s awkward challenge on Victor Moses. The Chelsea awarded by a free-kick on the edge of the area.
Willian Silva’s free-kick deflects out to Diego Costa at the far post but the Spaniard gets his effort on goal the ball was thrown at the target.
Substitution for Hull City! Tom Huddlestone replaces Samuel Raymond Clucas.
Substitution for Chelsea! Oscar Emboaba replaces Eden Hazard.
A few minutes has been gone another substitution from Chelsea! Second change for Chelsea as Pedro replaces the impressive Victor Moses.
Hull City Substitute Tom Huddlestone has the potential of having long range attacks. But does not have enough power to beat Thibaut Courtois from 25 yards.
A close one! Almost another score for Chelsea as Pedro Ledesma sprinted behind Andrew Robertson and draws the challenge but was fail to score.
That’s it! The referee blows the final whistle visitor’s win.
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