English football and MOTD commentator Jonathan Pearce, believes Hull City have helped transformed Chelsea this season.
After suffering losses against Liverpool and Arsenal, Antonio Conte decided to switch to a 3-4-3 system, and it was first implemented against Hull City, a match which ended 2-0 in Chelsea’s favour.
Pierce believes that game helped transform Chelsea. He said: “Hull City transformed Chelsea’s season.
“It was at the KC on 1 October where Antonio Conte started with a back three for the first time. It brought the first of 13 league victories in a row.
“It’s difficult to see Hull stopping what they helped to start.
“Chelsea have won their last eight at home. The media storm over Diego Costa will quickly subside if he scores for a fourth game in a row against the Tigers.
“Hull have lost their last eight league games away. Marco Silva has invigorated survival hopes but this is a huge task.
“Hull to dismantle Chelsea’s season? I doubt it.”