Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction at Hull City (FA Cup 4th Round) 


Chelsea FC at Hull City is one FA Cup 4th round match-up this weekend that is very much in favor of the road side. The Tigers are winless (D3, L7) in their last ten FA Cup meetings against Chelsea. Across all competitions, they are winless in their last 15 (D2, L13) of this series.

Anything can happen of course, but a Chelsea loss would certainly defy long odds. In looking at what kind of first team Blues boss Frank Lampard might field, one can expect some squad rotation. Willy Caballero, Fikayo Tomori and Pedro haven’t featured since the win over Nottingham Forest in the last round and thus we might see this trio of players in the starting XI on the team sheet.

Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction at Hull City (FA Cup 4th Round) 

    Pedro      Batshuayi   Hudson-Odoi

     Mount   Kovacic    Barkley

        Lamptey    Christensen     Zouma    Tomori


Arsenal at Chelsea FC FYIs

January 25, 5:30pm, KCOM Stadium

TV: BT Sport 1, Referee: Craig Pawson

Team news for both sides: go to this link

Odds via Sports Bet: Chelsea FC win 1.45, Draw 4.5,  Hull City win 6.5

Prediction: Chelsea 3, Hull City 1

History is not on the Tigers side in this one.

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  1. appiah isaac says

    why Lampard always play Hudson-odoi

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