Chelsea v Hull: Mikel gets the nod

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho opted for John Mikel Obi to replace the suspended Cesc Fabregas in midfield against Hull rather than Ramires.

John Terry, Eden Hazard, Branislav Ivanovic and Willian all returned to the side after being rested for the midweek Champions League win over Sporting Lisbon.

Filipe Luis was preferred to Cesar Azpilicueta at left-back and keeper Petr Cech makes his first league start of the season as Thibaut Courtois has picked up a minor injury.

Hull, who are looking or a first ever victory at Chelsea in their 21st appearance, have Nikica Jelavic and Gaston Ramirez back after illness and suspension respectively. Jelavic starts and Ramirez is on the bench.

Chelsea are looking to maintain their 100% home Premier League record, having won all seven matches so far this term.

Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Filipe Luis; Mikel, Matic; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Costa.
Subs: Schwarzer, Zouma, Azpilicueta, Ramires, Schurrle, Remy, Drogba.

Hull: McGregor, Robertson, Dawson, Chester, Davies, Elmohamady, Meyler, Huddlestone, Livermore, Aluko, Jelavić.
Subs: Jakupović, Rosenior, Bruce, Hernández, Brady, Ramírez, Quinn.

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