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Hull City vs Chelsea: Team News, Probable XI and Prediction

FA Cup By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 24/01/2020

Hull City will entertain Chelsea in the FA Cup on Saturday at the KCOM Stadium, here are the facts you need to know about the teams ahead of the match.

TEAM NEWS:

HULL CITY:

The Tigers will be without three defenders Matthew Pennington, Callum Elder and Jordy De Wijs when they take on the Premier League team Chelsea in their upcoming clash in the FA Cup.

CHELSEA:

Reece James is a major doubt for this clash after he sustained a knee injury in his last outing for the Blues, Marcos Alonso is expected to be fit for this encounter.

HEAD TO HEAD

Chelsea is yet to suffer a defeat against Hull City, out of the 12 games played the Blues won 10 and two ended in a draw.

Chelsea is the superior team in teams of head to head comparison.

RECENT FORM:

HULL CITY:

Grant McCann's men suffered a defeat in their last two games but won their previous three, the Tigers are 12th on the Championship table prior to clash against Chelsea in the FA Cup.

CHELSEA:

The Blues have been in mixed form this season, despite having a good start under Frank Lampard, they have not been able to get the three points on consistent basis.

They suffered two defeats in their last two Premier League games against Newcastle United and Arsenal respectively.

PROBABLE LINE-UPS

HULL CITY:

Long; Lichaj, Burke, Tafazolli, Kingsley; Lopes, Kane; Bowen, Irvine, Samuelsen; Eaves

CHELSEA:

Caballero; Lamptey, Zouma, Tomori, Alonso; Barkley, Kovacic, Mount; Willian, Batshuayi, Pedro

PREDICTION:

Hull City 1-3 Chelsea
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