Chelsea are down to just ten Premier League fixture left to play, and following Manchester City's 3-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, still need 22 points from the remaining fixtures in order to clinch their fourth title of the Premier League era. They'll be heavily favored to reduce that number to 19 when they take on a Hull City side very much in a fight to avoid relegation.
Chelsea's form has cooled off since a red hot start to the season, and they've taken just 18 points from the nine matches played since the calendar turned to 2015. That said, they're on a eight-match unbeaten run which still sees them three points clear with two matches in hand, and simply continuing the same lukewarm form will mean only City would be mathematically capable of catching the Blues this season.
Meanwhile, Hull enter Sunday's match looking like a team in their best form of the season, even if that form isn't overly impressive. They've managed three draws and a pair of wins in their last six matches, accounting for 11 of their 28 total points. That 'run' has allowed them to move several points clear of the final relegation spot, though they're very much still in the mix.
Jose Mourinho won't find himself handcuffed in terms of who he can select on Sunday, as only John Obi Mikel is currently unavailable as he recovers from knee surgery. The group should also be quite well rested, having played a relatively light fixture list over the past several week, largely due to their early exit from the FA Cup.
Hull aren't nearly as healthy as Chelsea at the moment, and have six players expected to miss Sunday's match. All of Nickica Jelavic (Knee), Robbie Brady (Calf), James Chester (Shoulder), Liam Rosenior (Hamstring), Mohamed Diame (Knee), and Robert Snodgrass (Knee) are expected to sit this one out.
With all of that in mind, it wouldn't be entirely surprising to see Steve Bruce set up relatively conservatively. Hull are pretty poor in every facet of the game, but aren't terrible in the air, and generally like to lump it long and wide before firing crosses into the box. I'd expect a Hull side playing deep and narrow, the exact sort of approach that Cesc Fabregas was brought in to help us break down.
Opponent: Hull City, entered the weekend 15th on 28 points
Date/Time: Sunday, March 22, at 16:00 London time
Venue: KC Stadium
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