Jose Mourinho began his second spell in the Premier League with style as the Blues thrashed Hull City 2-0 at Stamford Bridge. Oscar put Chelsea ahead before Frank Lampard’s wonderful strike doubled their lead.
Chelsea lost a very good opportunity in the 5th minute when the referee awarded a penalty. Fernando Torres latched on to a long ball from the back and beat McGregor to it, but the goalkeeper caught the forward in the face with his fists.
Unfortunately, Frank Lampard lost the spot kick. But Mourinho’s men kept on piling pressure on the visitors.
Oscar put Chelsea 1-0 ahead in the 13th minute when Hazard raced from the left and sent a pass to De Bruyne, the midfielder cleverly directed a pass to Oscar, only for the Brazilian to tuck it over the keeper.
In the 25th minute, Lampard made up for the penalty he missed. He scored a free-kick from 35 yards out, what I call a cracker!!!.
Hull were certainly not hiding, certainly not “parking the bus”, with Sone Aluko and Yannick Sagbo racing forward in support of Danny Graham but they lacked a cutting edge. One of Aluko’s runs did carry him quickly away from Cole but his final ball lacked accuracy and it was soon back to the Chelsea show.
Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Cole, Lampard, Ramires, De Bruyne (Schurrle 67), Oscar (van Ginkel 85), Hazard, Torres (Lukaku 75)
Subs not used: Essien, Mata, Ba, Schwarzer
Goals: Oscar 13, Lampard 25
Hull City: McGregor, Elmohamady, Chester, Davies, Figueroa, Brady, Meyler (Huddlestone 59), Koren, Sagbo, Graham (Livermore 59), Aluko (Boyd 79)
Subs not used: Rosenior, Bruce, McShane, Harper
Referee: Jon Moss