Ten matches to go, and just 22 points required to clinch the Premier League title for the first time since the 2008/09 season. Chelsea can cut that number to 19 with a victory on Sunday against Hull City, prior to the international break.
Jose Mourinho has a mostly-fit squad available, and that group should be well rested with relatively little fixture congestion of late. With that in mind, there are a few surprises in the lineup he's selected:
Team to face Hull City: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Filipe Luis; Fabregas, Matic; Ramires, Willian, Hazard; Diego Costa. #CFC— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) March 22, 2015
Today's subs: Cech, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Loftus-Cheek, Oscar, Cuadrado, Remy. #CFC— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) March 22, 2015
Hull manager Steve Bruce is missing several players, and has decided on the following as his side looks to gain ground in the race to avoid being relegated:
As always, please be civil and no links or directing to any illegal streams of the match. Let's go Blues!