Premier League Preview: Chelsea vs. Hull City

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Updated: August 2, 2013
Bruce (Hull City) and Mourinho (Chelsea)

On one hand, Hull City manager Steve Bruce is encouraging his men to do really well during pre-season, citing the opportunity as a leeway to make a powerful impression early on. On the other hand, Chelsea is bringing out all its gears to convince striker Wayne Rooney to join the squad, in a strong certainty that the player can boost the team’s caliber. Both sides are set to play in the Premier League this August 18, at the Stamford Bridge stadium. Hull City’s return to the tournament (after playing successfully in The Championship) can either be a boon or bane for the Premier League third placers, Chelsea.

 
The Tigers host stellar players who may have the philosopher’s stone to turn newly promoted Hull City into the top combatants of the Premier League new season. Although the squad has not yet found a complete player footing, Bruce is confident that his staple members will make way for an impressive opening performance. James Chester, Sone Aluko, Robbie Brady, Stephen Quinn, David Meyler, and George Boyd will arrive in the top flight armed with surprise weapons that would devastate the dynamics of anyone who wishes to battle out against them. A good example would be the tourney they had with Peterborough United 0-1, where the latter bade to secure at least one goal but failed to do so under Hall City’s agile tactics.

 

 

Premier League four-time champions Chelsea won’t easily succumb to intimidations by other sides. Hull City might have Meyler and his other colleagues to strengthen their backbone, but The Blues have PFA Team of the Year Juan Mata and Eden Hazard and last season’s seventh top scoring player, Demba Ba. The side also held the record of the biggest home win, defeating Aston Villa with a whooping eight-goal lead. As with their opening performance last season where they nearly bagged the top spot, Chelsea would likely repeat their wins in this upcoming tournament.

 

 

Hull City vaunts an optimistic aura and a set of determined players, but Chelsea got the stronger engines to emanate the better innings in the pitch. The Blues will dominate the match, but The Tigers would keep the battle as hot as newly soldered iron.

 

 

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