Eden Hazard and Fernando Torres scored two very good objectives as Chelsea won 2-zero at Hull metropolis on Saturday to climb to the highest of the most desirable League desk.
Hazard, who became 23 on Tuesday, broke the impasse early in the 2nd period on the KC Stadium prior to Torres marked his two hundredth most appropriate League look with a late purpose.
Victory moved Jose Mourinho’s aspect into first place above former leaders Arsenal, who discuss with Aston Villa on Monday, and set them up well for next weekend`s house sport with Manchester United.
Hull had overwhelmed Fulham 6-zero in their previous home sport they usually had the most effective of the early skirmishes, with Jake Livermore testing Petr Cech from long range and Yannick Sagbo shooting broad after John Terry lost the ball.
Chelsea started to claim keep watch over, then again, and Hull goalkeeper Allan McGregor needed to produce a razor-sharp reflex save to deny Oscar sooner than tipping a plunging David Luiz free-kick over the crossbar.
McGregor had to repel any other free-kick from Luis early in the 2nd period ahead of Hazard made the leap forward within the 56th minute with a characteristic person intention.
The Belgian ahead accumulated a flick from Ashley Cole just outside the Hull house and shifted the ball away from a couple of defenders before drilling a low shot into the underside-right nook along with his right foot.
Torres applied the completion in the 87th minute, gathering a go simply within the Hull half of and wriggling prior Alex Bruce before slamming a low shot within the left-hand put up.
In a while Saturday, Manchester United will bid to keep away from slumping to a fourth consecutive defeat for the first time in view that 1961 when they host Swansea city, who knocked them out of the FA Cup at outdated Trafford final weekend.
Elsewhere, new Cardiff metropolis supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer takes charge of his first league game in opposition to second-backside West Ham United, who was thrashed 6-zero by Manchester metropolis in the League Cup in mid-week.
Everton can move into the highest four if they win at home to Norwich metropolis, whereas Totten ham Hotspur may also have eyes on the Champions League places after they welcome Crystal Palace to White Hart Lane.