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Chelsea vs. Hull City, Premier League: Half-time report

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Chelsea have dominated possession, territory, corners, etc ... but crucially, have not quite dominated shots, which is why it's only 1-0 at the half (well that, and some more poor refereeing).  Diego Costa, of course, with the goal, on his 100th appearance for the club.  Moses with the assist, one of the few times he's been able to get a cross past his marker.

Diego Costa did find the back of the net earlier as well but was incorrectly judged offside.  That's frustrating.

Costa also had a chance very early, but his shot in the 10th second flew just wide.  Later, a deflected effort from Alonso almost snuck into the top corner, but Jakupovic saved.  Just before Costa's goal, Kante almost got one, but was just a split second late to Alonso's cross.

In other incidents, Pedro was denied a decent penalty shout after being bundled over, Curtis Davies escaped a pretty clear second yellow, Cahill escaped a pretty clear first yellow (which then led to the goal), and there may or may not have been a penalty shout for handball on a Hull player.

Chelsea have looked decent, with plenty of impetus against the massed ranks of the visitors.  A goal had been coming and it duly came in minute seven of first-half added on time.  Ryan Mason's head injury, suffered in an accidental headbutting from Cahill required extensive treatment and the former Spurs man had to leave on a stretcher.  Hopefully he'll be fine.

Chelsea in the lead, but there's room for improvement.  Our set pieces have been atrocious and we've been holding up the ball a bit too much.  A one-goal lead is never safe.

Come on, Chelsea!