The festive schedule might be over, but the games are still coming thick and fast for Antonio Conte’s Chelsea…
After a defeat against Tottenham a couple of weeks ago, Chelsea returned to form against reigning Premier League champions Leicester City last weekend – and Conte will surely be looking for his side to embark on yet another winning run.
Standing in their way is Hull City, who look to have turned their season around – at least in the short term – under new boss Marco Silva, and Conte will surely have a tough test on his hands.
With regards to team news, there are still some serious question marks over the availability of Diego Costa, who has been linked with a move away and has also been suffering from a back injury. John Terry is back in the fold after serving a 1 game suspension, which will give Antonio Conte a welcome boost at the back.
The Italian also has a fully fit squad to choose from, with no injuries – other than Diego Costa’s – currently halting the Blues’ momentum.
A fairly similar team will likely be selected by Conte, though you can’t rule out a few surprises.
With that said, this is the 3-4-3 XI that Conte should pick for Chelsea to beat Hull City…