Chelsea 2-0 Hull City: Blues score either side of half-time to see past 10-man Tigers in controversial affair

Goals from Eden Hazard and Diego Costa were the difference in a tempestuous affair at Stamford Bridge, with diving the talking point of the afternoon, reports BBC Sport.

The hosts took the lead inside of 10 minutes through winger Eden Hazard. The Belgian international scored with a header to set the Premier League leaders on their way.

It was far from a vintage performance from the Londoners, who had Willian and Diego Costa book given yellow cards for diving, while defender Gary Cahill was perhaps fortunate to not have been given a second booking for simulation after receiving a yellow following a rash tackle.

Minutes later from the decision not to give Cahill a second yellow, Hull City found themselves down to 10 men, after Tom Huddlestone was guilty of a mistimed tackle.

Chelsea’s doubled their lead through Costa midway in the second-half, which sealed a comfortable win for Jose Mourinho’s side.

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