Chelsea will be hoping to beat Hull and strengthen their place in the Premier LeagueReuters

Chelsea travel to the KC Stadium to take on Hull City as they look to maintain their top position in the Premier League.

After their exit from the Champions League, following their defeat to Paris Saint-Germain on away goals, the Blues were expected to respond strongly against Southampton.

But the Blues only managed a 1-1 draw after Dusan Tadic managed to successfully convert a penalty to cancel out an early goal from Diego Costa.

Chelsea bombarded the Saints' defence with a lot of attacks in the second half, but they managed to hold on to a draw and rob the Blues of two points.

The loss of two points, however, did not cost the Blues very dearly as they are still three points clear at the top of the table with two games in hand.

Still Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho insists the Premier League title race is far from over and his team must not be complacent as there are still five teams competing for the ultimate prize.

"It's still a five [horse race] because the distance is still mathematically possible," said the Portuguese, according to goal. "The reality is the distance between second, third, fourth, fifth is so short that I look at them and I see that things are open.

"We are in front. The advantage is significant but there's still a long way to go. We are strong and confident, we believe in our capacity to stay there until the last match but we know we must fight against complacency."

Hull City, on the other hand, will also be hoping to squeeze some points out of this game despite them being the underdogs against the Premier League leaders.

The Tigers despite being in the 15th place in the Premier League, are just three points away from the relegation zone.

To make matters worse, Hull still have a lot of tough fixtures remaining as they are yet to play against the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United in addition to the Chelsea game.

However, manager Steve Bruce is confident that his side will be able to pick up the required points to avoid the drop this season.

"I've always said from day one that 10 wins is usually enough," said Bruce, according to Goal. "Looking at the table, I'm not going to be far short of that [currently six]. It might be nine, it might even be eight."

The Tigers were able to pick up nine points from their last six Premier League fixtures, thanks to their wins against Aston Villa and Queens Park Rangers.

And Bruce is confident that his side will be remaining in the Premier League if they manage to perform similarly in their remaining nine fixtures.

"Over the last six games we've picked up nine points, which has been terrific for us. It's got us out of the bottom three and given us a bit of daylight," he added.

"Over the next nine games, can we repeat that? If we repeat that then it's going to be very difficult for teams below us to match that."

Expected Line-ups:

Hull City: McGregor; Dawson, Bruce, McShane, Elmohamady; Livermore, Mayler, Ramirez, Robertson; Hernandez, N'Doye

Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Costa

Where to Watch Live

The EPL match is scheduled for pm 4pm GMT (9:30pm IST, 12pm ET), starting with live coverage in India on Star Sports 4 and Star Sports 4 HD in India. The game can also be watched via live streaming online in India on

Catch the action live in the UK live on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD, while viewers can also watch the watch online via live streaming on Sky GO. Catch the game live in the US on NBSCN, while the action can also be live streamed online on NBC Sports Extra.

Audience in the Middle East and North Africa can watch the game via live streaming online on Bein Sports Connect, while South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa viewers can do the same on SuperSport online. Australia viewers can watch the game on Fox Sports and live stream it on Fox Sports On Demand.

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