Hull City 2-3 Chelsea: Super-sub Remy spares Chelsea’s blushes

Chelsea striker Loic Remy scored in the second-half, as the Blues avoided dropping yet more points in the Premier League, after having thrown away a two-goal lead against Hull City this weekend, reports BBC Sport.

Chelsea took the lead early in the game through Eden Hazard. The talented Belgian winger fired home following a move worked by Nemanja Matic and Diego Costa. Just minutes later, Costa went provider-turn-goalscorer, curling a beautiful effort into the far post to put Chelsea 2-0 up in side of 10 minutes.

But Hull continued to look dangerous on the counter attack. The Tigers certainly knew the game was far from over, and they harried and pressed the Chelsea backline into making mistakes.

Ahmed Elmohamady steered home a cross from the left-hand side by Andrew Robertson to halve the deficit in the 26th minute, before Abel Hernandez atoned for his earlier one-on-one miss, by capitalising on a mistake from Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

The game had already seen four goals inside of half an hour, and Hull were going out for more. City registered 14 shots in the opening 45 minutes, compared to Chelsea’s three.

After the break, the Blues started to get more of a foothold in the game, and substitute Loic Remy saw his tame effort bundled into the back of the net by Hull goalkeeper Allan McGregor to seal a win for the Premier League leaders.

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