Saturday 7 February 2009,
Chelsea lost 2-0 against Liverpool at Anfield in their last league outing, their second consecutive away defeat.
They have won three, all at home, and drawn three of their last eight games; taking 12 points from a possible 24 that were available. The Blues have found the back of the net 9 times and conceded 9 during this spell, as they sit third in the league table.
Chelsea have signed Portuguese winger Ricardo Quaresma on loan from Inter Milan.
Chelsea will be without Joe Cole (knee) and Micheal Essien (knee), but Ricardo Carvalho (hamstring) could be fit and Frank Lampard will be available after winning his appeal against being sent off his last match against Liverpool.
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Hull City drew 2-2 with West Bromwich Albion at the KC Stadium in their last league outing, making a run of eight games without a win since their last league victory (2-1 against Middlesbrough at the KC Stadium).
They have lost six, all consecutively, and drawn two of their winless run; dropping 22 points from the 24 that were available. During their run, The Tigers have found the back of the net 7 times and leaked 21 goals, as they’ve slipped to eleventh in the league.
Hull will do without George Boateng (knee) and Jamie Bullard is a doubt (knee).
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Chelsea beat Hull City 3-0 at the KC Stadium earlier this season, at a time when both teams were on their best form. This time round, both are on their worst form; however, that of Hull is far worse.
The Tigers cannot buy a win and with Chelsea improving their home form somewhat, The Blues will be confident of a win. Chelsea have won the following game after all three previous league defeats this season, indicating they should respond well from their last defeat.
Frank Lampard’s red card appeal success will give a boost, and as Chelsea’s most in-form player, he could make the difference in this encounter. Also, the inclusion of new signing Ricardo Quaresma could add an element of surprise with Chelsea most likely to make this their fourth successive home win.
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