After two league games on the road, Chelsea return home to Stamford Bridge for what should be "on paper" one of the easiest matches on the schedule. Hull City may have won last weekend to move off the bottom of the table, but they remain perhaps the worst team in the league. Anything other than a comprehensive Chelsea victory would be shocking.
Anything other than a Chelsea win must not even be contemplated, especially with a trip to Anfield and the match against Arsenal looming around the corner. Which does make it potentially very easy to look past this Hull match, to the take win for granted. It has all the makings of a classic banana skin game, and measures must be taken to avoid any of that sort of nonsense.
Other than Diego Costa, there's once again a fully healthy squad at our disposal. Costa himself is probably good to go as well, having rejoined training this week following his back injury (and any and all potential associated shenanigans). We're assuming he'll be available for selection.