Chelsea got their title bid back on track with a fine 3-0 victory over champions Leicester City at the King Power Stadium last weekend and as a result, the Blues have established a seven point lead at the top of the table.
The London giants now look in a very good position to claim the title but with games against Liverpool and Arsenal coming up soon, manager Antonio Conte will surely be demanding his players to claim all three points when struggling Hull City pay a visit to Stamford Bridge this weekend.
Here is the strongest possible Chelsea lineup for the clash against Hull City –
Thibaut Courtois was a virtual spectator during the clash against Leicester last time out and he is not expected to be too busy against Hull as well.
That said, Hull have enjoyed a resurgence in recent times and Courtois will surely be have to keep his concentration levels high in order to keep another clean sheet.
The Chelsea backline consisting of Gary Cahill, David Luiz and Cesar Azpilicueta looked very strong once again last weekend following a shaky performance against Tottenham Hotspur a few weeks ago and the trio will be confident of keeping out Hull City on Sunday as well.
The likes of Branislav Ivanovic, Kurt Zouma and John Terry are the other options for Conte to choose from in the case of any last minute injuries.
N’Golo Kante and Nemanja Matic have proven to be the shield in the midfield which has provided solid cover to the Chelsea backline and the two players are expected to be starting on Sunday as well.
Marcos Alonso was the unlikely hero for Chelsea last time out after he managed a brace and the Spaniard along with fellow wing back Victor Moses will surely be looking to wreak havoc on the Hull City backline this weekend.
In the absence of Diego Costa, Willian was handed a start but with the Spaniard set to return, the winger is likely to be dropped to the bench and the duo of Pedro and Eden Hazard are expected to line up in the wide positions.
There was a lot of storm in the media regarding the fall out between Diego Costa and Antonio Conte but the two seem to have made up and the striker recently returned to training.
Nonetheless, it has been claimed that Costa is demanding a huge salary increase and such antics from the 28-year-old most certainly has not impressed the fans.
Costa is expected to be leading the line for Chelsea against Hull on Sunday but it will be very interesting to see what sort of reception he receives.