Chelsea returned to winning ways after two successive Premier League defeats  to Liverpool and Arsenal as they defeated Hull at the KCOM Stadium.

Antonio Conte’s side could have also ended the match in a goaless draw which would make it the 3rd succesive match without a win but thanks to goals from Willian and Costa that ensured victory for the blues .

Hull who are now winless in five league games, jumped out of the blocks at the kickoff as they forced a save from Thibaut Courtois in the third minute from a set pieceDavid Luiz gave away the free kick after fouling Dieumerci Mbokani on the edge of the box, and it was well struck by Robert Snodgrass , who was denied a goal when Courtois clawed the ball away from under the crossbar.

Chelsea’s defence had some nervy moments in the early stages of the first half, particularly when Luiz lost sight of Mbokani, who would have been through on goal had he not failed to control a long ball.

The visitors began to find their stride as the half progressed, with Costa coming close to opening the scoring when Willian fizzed a cross-shot across the face of goal, but the striker failed to get a touch on the ball.Chelsea had a penalty denied in the first half, despite Adama Diomande making contact in a challenge on Victor Moses , but the winger’s theatrical fall did not help his case.

Just minute into the second half ,Marcos Alonso forced a save from Marshall minutes later Hazard thumbed a 20 yard shot but the goal keeper came to the rescue .Hull city became sloppy with thier passes giving away the ball to the visitors.

N’Golo Kante took control of the middle of the park in the second half as he tried to play in Willian and Costa in quick succession, but he missed a big opportunity to score just before the hour mark.Diego Costa also came close when he beat the goalkeeper only for his shot to be blocked by Jake Livermore allowing the ball hit the post.

Chelsea opened the scoring in the 61st minute when Willian cut inside the box before curling it into the top corner.Six minutes later, Costa produced a similar goal as he picked up the ball after Nemanja Matic’s blocked shot and swerved it into the back of the net.

Willian celebrating his stunning strike

Hull never recovered and could have been further behind but for Pedro’s poor finishing from six yards.

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