Chelsea sealed their spot in round five of the FA Cup as Michy Batshuayi and Fikayo Tomori scored to give the Blues a hard-fought 2-1 win over Hull at the KCOM Stadium on Saturday night.
Chelsea barely had a touch of the ball in the opening minutes but as the game progressed Callum Hudson-Odoi picked up the pace and has a solid pass to Pedro but it was cancelled out by Tafazolli.
Six minutes into the game and Michy Batshuayi found the back of the net to open the scoreline for Chelsea making it his sixth goal of the season - nice touch.
Wilks had a solid chance in the tenth minute and made an impressive cross into the box but it wasn't enough to produce a goal for his side.
Mason Mount played a lovely ball as he made a threaded pass to Ross Barkley but Long was alert and saved the ball right on time.
Jarrod Bowen played a nice ball into the midfield and went for goal 25 yards but it was disappointing for the hosts as his chance wasn't able to equalise.
The Blues dominated the pitch for most of the time and even showed signs of danger but Frank Lampard’s charges ended up missing a host of chances after Batshuayi’s sixth-minute strike.
Tomori thought he had settled it for Chelsea after his 64th-minute header but Hull super-sub Kamil Grosicki’s deflected free-kick shocked the visitors 14 minutes later.
Lampard made a double substitution and brought in Willian and teenager Billy Gilmour to replace Mount and Hudson-Odoi.
Hull City also followed suit and did a double change with Josh Magennis and Martin Samuelsen replacing Tom Eaves and George Honeyman.
Suddenly, the hosts played with renewed energy as Chelsea’s defending displayed that of panic to keep them at bay. But Lampard’s side held on tight to avoid an unwanted replay.
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