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Willian scores superb curling strike against Hull City

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For 60 minutes it looked like Chelsea were heading towards yet another dour result against Hull City.

Slow pushing forward and sloppy in possession, Antonio Conte's men dominated at the KCOM Stadium but were unable to craft any clear-cut goalscoring opportunities.

In fact, it took until the second half for Chelsea to have their first shot on target, courtesy of Marcos Alonso's tame strike from range.

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That was until Willian stepped up to the plate with 61 minutes played.

From Diego Costa's pass, the Brazilian dribbled at Hull's defence before cutting inside and curling a wonderful shot from 20 yards and past a rooted David Marshall.

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Willian's strike - which you can watch below - was very timely in the sense that Chelsea were showing literally no signs of breaking the deadlock, thanks in part to some inspired Hull defending.

It got even better for the Blues six minutes later when Nemanja Matic's shot rebounded into the path of Costa, who lashed a similar strike into the top-right corner (again, see below).

Chelsea would eventually see out a 2-0 victory, which will have delighted Conte following last weekend's heavy defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

The Italian opted to drop Cesc Fabregas and Branislav Ivanovic against Hull and prior to the clash asked for calm amongst Chelsea's demanding supporters.

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He said, per the Daily Mail: "It's important to understand that we haven't got a magic wand to change the situation in two, three, four months.

"We must change the situation and work hard together, and we are doing this. But it won't be easy."

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