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Chelsea 2-0 Hull City: Match review

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Jose Mourinho made the winning start that most were anticipating on his return to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday with a comfortable victory over Premier League new boys Hull City.

After Chelsea went two goals up they did start to relax and mimicked the performance of the Chelsea squad Mourinho used to have.

Fernando Torres won an early penalty by making some great movement inside Hull's penalty area to then force Allan McGregor to make a late challenge.

McGregor won his respect back, though, by saving Lampard's penalty that was aimed to the goalkeeper's right hand side.

There was some perfect passing and link up play between the Chelsea team which then lead to the opening goal, when Torres played a very neat ball through Hull's defence to Oscar, who then slid the ball underneath debutant McGregor and into the net.

The work rate of Chelsea was too much for Hull to handle within the first-half, with Eden Hazard, Oscar and Kevin de Bruyne all playing to very high standards, the Hull defence was all over the place.

Then Lampard made amends for his penalty miss by scoring a free-kick from 40 yards, straight into the top corner after James Chester brought down Torres. After this Chelsea became settled and started to defend their win until the final whistle.

It was a very big day for Hull with it being the first game back in the Premier League after a three-year absence. Steve Bruce's side played well in the second-half and started to attack a lot more, becoming more confident in keeping possession.

It was the ideal start for Mourinho, the fans loved the game and also loved seeing the special one back in the Chelsea dugout. 

Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Cole; Ramires, Lampard; De Bruyne (Schürrle 67), Oscar (Van Ginkel 85), Hazard; Torres (Lukaku 75)

Hull: McGregor, Elmohamady, Davies, Chester, Figueroa; Meyler (Huddlestone 59), Koren, Brady; Aluko (Boyd 79), Graham (Livermore 59), Sagbo

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