Mourinho might have to make the tough decision to drop one of his stars against Hull

Amid a peculiarly-stagnant period characterised by lingering doubts over the consistency of Jose Mourinho's selection policy, a seemingly simple encounter with Hull has begun to look like a tricky fixture.

The Tigers' extremely deep five-man defence creates a congested penalty area that will need a clever attacking midfielder to break down, and who Chelsea choose to employ in this role could prove decisive.

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