David Luiz plays in midfield alongside compatriot Ramires and Fernando Torres returns to lead the attack with Brazilian pair Oscar and Willian, plus Eden Hazard the players behind.

Cesar Azpilicueta is on the right of the defence with Ashley Cole on the left. Gary Cahill plays his 50th league game for Chelsea.

Hull make on change from their last league line-up, which lost at Anfield. George Boyd comes in for Robert Koren.

Chelsea are expected to line up in the following 4-2-3-1 formation:

1 Petr Cech; 28 Cesar Azpilicueta, 24 Gary Cahill, 26 John Terry (c), 3 Ashley Cole; 7 Ramires, 4 David Luiz; 22 Willian, 11 Oscar, 17 Eden Hazard; 9 Fernando Torres.

Substitutes: 23 Mark Schwarzer, 34 Ryan Bertrand, 5 Michael Essien, 12 John Mikel Obi, 14 Andre Schurrle, 10 Juan Mata, 29 Samuel Eto’o.

Hull are expected to line up in the following 3-5-1-1 formation:

McGregor; Chester, Bruce, Davies (c); Elmohamady, Livermore, Huddlestone, Meyler, Figueroa; Boyd, Sagbo.

Substitutues: Harper, Rosenior, Faye, Quinn, Koren, Graham, Fryatt.

The referee is Mark Clattenburg.

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