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Hull City v Chelsea preview

Hull manager Steve Bruce is hoping a sickness bug that has been affecting his squad has passed in time for the clash with Chelsea.

As many as nine Tigers players have shown symptoms over the past week but most are expecting to be fully fit.

Paul McShane is out for three to four weeks with an ankle injury sustained at Middlesbrough last weekend, while Sone Aluko (Achilles) and Robbie Brady (groin) remain out.

Branislav Ivanovic and Frank Lampard remain sidelined for Chelsea with injury.

Ashley Cole will continue at left-back after earning a recall in recent weeks, with Cesar Azpilicueta on the right.

John Obi Mikel is likely to start alongside Ramires in midfield, but David Luiz could come under consideration.

Fernando Torres and Samuel Eto'o again battle to start up front.