Hull City vs Chelsea preview: FA Cup prediction, team news, tickets, live stream, TV channel, H2H and odds

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Chelsea face more Championship opposition in the FA Cup as they travel to Hull City in the fourth round this afternoon.

The eight-time winners eased past Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge earlier in January and now battle a Tigers outfit that narrowly ousted third-tier Rotherham courtesy of a last-gasp winner from hat-trick hero Tom Eaves.

Date: Saturday, January 25th, 2020

Venue: KCOM Stadium, Hull

Kick-off time: 5:30pm GMT

Prediction: Hull 1-3 Chelsea

Inconsistent Chelsea are looking for another positive result after following an easy win over Burnley with a late loss at Newcastle and frustrating draw against 10-man Arsenal.

Frank Lampard handed starts to the likes of Michy Batshuayi, Pedro and Ross Barkley against Forest and will no doubt be eager for some of his fringe players to prove their worth once more.

Hull currently sit in a mid-table position in the Championship, though have suffered back-to-back defeats at the hands of Fulham and Derby while having several defenders out of action.

Tickets

Tickets for this fixture - both home and away - have now sold out.

How to watch

TV channel: The match will be televised live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate, with coverage starting from 5pm. BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match online via the video player and the BT Sport app.

Live stream: You can also follow all the action on Standard Sport's LIVE match blog.

Head to head (H2H) history and results

  • Hull wins: Four
  • Draws: 10
  • Chelsea wins: 33
  • Chelsea won the last FA Cup meeting 4-0 in February 2018, with Willian, Pedro and Olivier Giroud all on the scoresheet

Betting Odds

  • Hull to win: 13/2
  • Chelsea to win: 1/2
  • Draw: 4/1

Odds provided by Betfair Exchange. Click here for more odds.

Team news

Hull: Grant McCann is facing something of a defensive selection headache after Matthew Pennington suffered a groin injury in training on Thursday. Jordy de Wijs and Callum Elder are already sidelined.

Injury list: Jon Toral (knee), Kevin Stewart (foot), Jordy de Wijs (calf), Callum Elder (calf), Matthew Pennington (groin)

Chelsea: Lampard will hope to have Reece James (knee) fit for the trip to east Yorkshire, while it remains to be seen how much time striker Tammy Abraham will miss as a result of the ankle issue he sustained against Arsenal.

Injury list: Ruben Loftus-Cheek (calf), Christian Pulisic (groin), Tammy Abraham (ankle), Marco van Ginkel (knee)

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