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Preview – Hull v Chelsea

Preview – Hull v Chelsea

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Both Hull and Chelsea will be hoping to get back on track when they meet at the KCOM Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The pair made good starts to the season but injuries and poor form have seen them left wanting in recent matches.

Hull, who are the 11/2 outsiders, were somewhat of a crisis club over the summer but two early wins set them off nicely. Things have not gone so well recently though and they appear to be heading for the relegation battle that was predicted for them before the season.

Last weekend’s 5-1 defeat at Liverpool followed a 4-1 loss in their previous Premier League outing to Arsenal and it appears their lack of investment, as well as injury issues, is starting to hurt them.

One bright spot has been the form of Robert Snodgrass, who after missing much of their last year in the top flight due to a knee injury, has already netted three times this season. He is 15/4 to score at anytime and appears to represent their best chance of exposing the Blues’ recent poor defending.

For Chelsea, things already seem uncertain under Antonio Conte and despite taking 10 points from their opening four games, have been outshone by top four rivals Liverpool and Arsenal in their last two outings.

They have won their last four matches against Hull in all competitions though and are 1/2 to continue that run, with the draw 33/10.

Coincidently, captain John Terry has been absent for both of their recent defeat but is likely to be deemed fit enough to start on Humberside.

Who partners him is still up for debate, with Gary Cahill particularly struggling against the Gunners, meaning David Luiz could be the one to keep his place.

Striker Diego Costa scored on both occasions these sides played during the 2014-15 campaign and is an enticing 3/1 to break the deadlock.

The statistics also tell us that there have been over 2.5 goals in all six of Chelsea’s games this season but with Hull also looking particularly leaky, over 3.5 at 9/5 appears to hold more value.

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