Diego Costa has returned to the starting lineup only a week after rampant speculation around his Chelsea future surfaced, as the Blues host Hull City at Stamford Bridge.

Willian drops to the bench in Costa’s stead, with Pedro and Eden Hazard starting alongside in the Chelsea attack, as Antonio Conte starts with his most preferred eleven. Nathan Ake, who was recalled from his loan spell at Bournemouth earlier this month makes the matchday squad.

For visitors Hull City, new signings Omar Elabdellaoui and Evandra slot straight into the starting XI, while Oumar Niasse makes the bench as Marco Silva looks to continue on last week’s surprise win over Bournemouth.

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