CHELSEA vs HULL CITY 13 December 2014 1500 hours UTC Stamford Bridge, London **** Table-topping Chelsea welcome a struggling Hull City to Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon hoping to get back to winning ways in the Premier League following their first defeat of the season at the hands of a spirited Newcastle United at St. James’ Park. The loss ended a club record 23-match unbeaten streak for the Blues, and with it, all talk of a potential ‘Invincible’ season. Manager Jose Mourinho pointed to the Premier League table following the defeat to indicate that his side were ‘more than fine’, and insisted that the other nineteen clubs in the division would like to be in Chelsea’s position. Indeed, if the midweek victory against Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League was anything to go by, the Stamford Bridge outfit appear to have moved on rather quickly from the disappointing loss last weekend. The Blues, however, will be wary of the looming […]

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