Chelsea FC managed to beat Hull City 2-0 thanks to Diego Costa’s skills and with this win the club ended its winless streak in the English Premier League.
The season hasn’t been kind to Chelsea FC and while the win is definitely a great thing for the club, manager Antonio Conte admitted that there was “no magic wand” that helped them pull it off. Win against Hull City has helped Chelsea provisionally move to sixth place in the league.
So how did it all play out? Things weren’t going as planned for Chelsea up until the 61st minute when Costa set up the opener for Willian. Just six minutes after this goal was a similar effort that saw the FC take a 2-0 lead and eventually a win. The win for Chelsea FC meant that its utter dismal start in the league – 2-2 draw with Swansea, 2-1 loss to Liverpool, and a humiliating 3-0 defeat at Arsenal – was finally over.
The first half for Chelsea FC was no different than previous fixtures for the players weren’t having any luck. Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois ensured that the club didn’t concede any goals and kept the visitors at bay saving efforts from Robert Snodgrass and Ryan Mason.
Chelsea bounced back in the game in the second half as it looked a different side, with Eden Hazard firing its first shot on target in the 48th with a stinging drive which Hull goalkeeper David Marshall did well to tip over the bar.
Costa seemed all charged up in just before the hour he rounded the advancing Marshall, but the efforts couldn’t materialise into a goal because of a tight angle and subsequent deflection onto the post by Jake Livermore. Just three minutes later things turned in favour of Chelsea as it grabbed the lead after Costa found Willian on the left.
In the 67th minute, it was Chelsea written all over when Costa blasted home after Nemanja Matic’s blocked effort landed perfectly for Costa, who fired home from a similar position.