Chelsea travelled to Hull knowing that a win would put them on top of the Premier League for 24 hours.
The home side had the better of the chances in the first half, testing Petr Cech twice, before Oscar and David Luiz were denied at the other end. The Blues came out stronger in the second half and won back-to-back corners, while Luiz’s free kick was cleared hurriedly.
According to the BT Sport commentators, Eden Hazard had spent the week practising shots from all angles in the penalty area, and it paid off as he opened the scoring after 55 minutes with a well-timed shot in the box.
As Chelsea settled in to controlling the second half with John Obi Mikel replacing Oscar for the final 10 minutes, Fernando Torres scored his second goal of 2014 to give Chelsea a 2-0 win. Here are six things we learned from the first Premier League match of the weekend.
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