Predicted Chelsea Starting XI To Take On Hull City – Willian Over Mata?

By on January 9, 2014

Chelsea's Juan Mata

Chelsea take on Hull City at the KC Stadium on Saturday lunchtime looking to go top of the Premier League table.

The Blues head into the game sitting two points off leaders Arsenal so can leapfrog their rivals, for the time being at least, with all three points against the Tigers.

Jose Mourinho’s men secured a routine 2-0 win over Derby County in the third round of the FA Cup last Sunday and with the fixture list starting to ease slightly following the hectic festive period, the Portuguese coach is expected to go with his strongest line-up this weekend.

Branislav Ivanovic is likely to once again miss out with a thigh injury meaning Cesar Azpilicueta should continue at right back with Ashley Cole on the left. Gary Cahill could get the nod over David Luiz to partner John Terry in the centre of defence.

Frank Lampard is ruled out through injury so John Obi Mikel – who scored last time out – should continue in midfield with Ramires, while Eden Hazard will get a recall having been rested against Derby.

Oscar should retain his place while Willian is battling it out with Andre Schurrle and Juan Mata for the final place in attack. Fernando Torres should come back in to lead the line with Samuel Eto’o dropping out.

Here’s the team Mourinho could go with:

What do you think of our team? What would your line-up be? Share your views below.

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17 Comments

  1. peter

    January 9, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    Cech;
    azpilicueta,cahill,terry,betrand;
    luiz,mikel;
    hazard,mata,willian;
    ba.

  2. Antonio

    January 9, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    . . . . Cech.
    Azp . Cahil. Terry. Betrand.
    . . Luiz. Mikel
    Willian. Oscar. HAZARD
    Ba

  3. benjamin

    January 10, 2014 at 1:55 am

    Cech, kalas, cahill, terry, azpillicueta, mikel, ramirez, oscar, hazard, schrulle, torres

  4. omenugha Daberechi goodness

    January 10, 2014 at 5:32 am

    we got d squard

  5. omenugha Daberechi goodness

    January 10, 2014 at 5:35 am

    we got d squard just let mou. choose d right squard

  6. peter

    January 10, 2014 at 6:13 am

    Shurller should replace William

  7. Bright Amanze

    January 10, 2014 at 6:50 am

    I lyk d lineup so let jose play it lyk dat

  8. taiwo

    January 10, 2014 at 6:52 am

    Gud line-up

  9. Chuks

    January 10, 2014 at 6:59 am

    My prefered starting xi is;
    Chech
    Terry Cahill
    Aspilicueta A.Cole

    Ramirez Mikel

    Hazard Oscar Willian

    Torres

    schurlle can come off the bench for willian 77min.

  10. Calvin

    January 10, 2014 at 7:10 am

    Cech azpilicueta cahill kalas a.cole essien ramires mata oscar hazard f.torres

  11. happy emmanuel asukwo

    January 10, 2014 at 8:02 am

    gud lineup chelsea 2 hullcity 0

  12. Eziboy

    January 10, 2014 at 8:24 am

    I luv d team,, cech,, azpilicueta, cole, cahil, terry, mikel, ramires, hazard, oscar, mata, torres….. Win d match….

  13. Castro Gotz

    January 10, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Let mou choose de right ones we hv d squad.

  14. sahid adekunle

    January 10, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Blues gat d depth;let jose play lik this:azpilicueta cahill terry ashley,ramires luiz,willian oscar hazard,ba/eto…………chel 3 vs hull 0.

  15. Alexzander max

    January 10, 2014 at 9:33 am

    I will prefer….. P.cech, c.azpilicueta, d.luiz, j.terry, a.cole, j.mikel, d.ramirez, d.oscar, e.hazard, j.mata, f.torres. William will cum on for oscar @59mins, nd schurrle will cum on for j.mata @78mins.

  16. ukeme nathaniel

    January 10, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    I think mou should try Mata. Gud team for chelsea. Chel 4 vs Hull 1

  17. YUSUF NUHU

    January 10, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    CHELSEA WIN BY 4GOALLL UP LONDONERS FOR EVA.

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