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Chelsea vs. Hull City: Second Half Game Thread

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How's that for the opening 45 minutes of the season?

Clive Mason

Chelsea put on a show - an absolute footballing clinic - for the Stamford Bridge faithful and new manager Jose Mourinho during the first 45 minutes of the Blues' season-opening fixture against the artists formerly known as Hull City.

Goals from Oscar and Frank Lampard have Chelsea in a supremely comfortable position on Matchday 1. Hull, meanwhile, will most likely be looking to simply get out of London without conceding again after a half in which the hosts were bright, aggressive, dynamic - pretty much any positive adjective you prefer would be appropriate here.

Truth be told, Chelsea could have bagged a few more. Lampard missed a penalty - the only true downer of the opening half - and a host of others, including the electric Kevin De Bruyne, had excellent looks at goal. There was even some goal-line technology on show.

Overall, it's difficult to complain about much of anything following that performance. It really was a blast to watch.

How Chelsea approaches the second half will be of interest. The hosts somewhat let off the gas as the first half came to a close, but I wouldn't expect that to really carry over. One thing's for sure - I'm ready for more of this.