Chelsea will face against Hull City in the fifth round of match in the FA Cup. The Blues would be keen to get a win against Hull to progress into the next round of the prestigious tournament of England. The Match will be important for the Blues for another reason too. They will face Barcelona next in the round of 16 clash in the UEFA Champions League at Stamford Bridge.
In the previous match of the BluesBlues ag West Brom in the Premier League, there were 22 players in the field in the match but Eden Hazard was playing in another level. Whenever he was getting the ball there was a sense of fright among the West Bromwich Albion defenders. His dribbling success was beyond any doubt and his distribution of ball was a treat for the eyes.
He had opened the scoresheet for the Blues. It was a simple one two with his teammate Olivier Giroud and then his powerful shot struck the net and the defenders had no clue. Foster had seen the ball going towards Goal but was unable to do anything about it.
In the time of his second goal the ball was provided by the Spaniard International Alvaro Morata in the same manner and his left footed shot at the first post had struck the net.
The winter transfer window signing Olivier Giroud had also proved his worth in his first start for the Blues in the Premier League. His physical presence upfront in the opponent’s penalty box was the thing Chelsea had been missing since Diego Costa left the club. Olivier Giroud had got several chances to get his first goal for the Blues but he was not able to get a goal. He had provided the assist in the first goal of Eden Hazard.
Team News :
Andreas Christensen will be available for the Blues after missing the previous match. David Luiz is unavailable due to knee injury. Without a doubt, Thibaut Courtois will start in Chelsea goal while Christensen, Azpilicueta and Rudiger might start for Chelsea in three man central defense while Moses and Alonso will be there at two flanks for Chelsea. Kante and Fabregas will always be present in the heart of the midfield for Chelsea. Barkley, Giroud and Hazard will be there upfront for Chelsea against Hull City.
Hull City :
Michael Hector, Ola Aina and Fikayo Tomori are ineligible to take part in this match as they are Chelsea loanee. Seb Larsson is suspended for this game. Ryan Mason has recently retired from his football career. Markus Henriksen, Ondrej Mazuch, Moses Odubajo and James Weir are injured. Michael Dawson, Stephen Kingsley, Kamil Grosicki and Abel Hernandez are big injury doubts for Hull City.
Predicted Starting Eleven :
Goalkeeper : Courtois
Defenders : Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger.
Midfielders : Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso
Attackers : Barkley, Hazard, Giroud.
Hull City : (4-2-3-1)
Goalkeeper : Allan McGregor.
Defenders : Max Clark, Angus MacDonald, Michael Hector, Kevin Stewart.
Midfielders : Jackson Irvine, Adama Diomande, Harry Wilson, Jon Toral, Jarrod Bowen.
Attackers : Will Keane.
My Predicted Scoreline :
Chelsea 2-0 Hull City