In FA Cup’s 4th round, Hull City hosted Chelsea and gave Frank Lampard’s boys effectively a hard time. In the game played this Saturday at the KCOM Stadium, the Blues counted on goals from Michiy Batshuayi and Fukayo Tomori to send the visitors through the FA Cup Round of 16.
The game ended up 2-1 Chelsea. It was Kamil Grosicki who scored Hull’s consolation in the second half.
Lampard’s team displayed ambitions to build a positive result in the first few minutes of the match. And with six minutes Chelsea opened the scoring through Belgian striker Batshuayi.
Following a delivery into the box, the ball was left for Mason Mount, who tried to score, but the ball ended up going as an assist for Batshuayi, who didn’t waste his chance in the rebounded ball and broke the deadlock. 1-0 Chelsea.
After Chelsea’s opener, both sides sought scoring goals and had chances for that, but the scoring remained unaltered at half-time.
After the break, it was Chelsea who got better back in the game, and on 64 minutes they doubled their lead through defender Tomori.
At the London club since the age of eight, the Canadian took advantage of Barkley’s set-piece into the box and showed up unmarked on the far post to double the lead for the visitors. 0-2 Chelsea.
A curiosity of Tomori’s goal is that despite he was formed by Chelsea, he’s a Hull City player, and he was loaned by Hull back to Chelsea since they had been relegated two seasons ago in the Premier League.
Hull’s consolation happened in the minute 78th, through Grosicki.
Chelsea now turns their attention to the English Premier League. Next Saturday, the Blues face Leicester, away from home. The game marks the clash between third and fourth-placed in the table.