Oscar and Frank Lampard scored first-half goals as Chelsea marked the start of Jose Mourinho's second spell as Blues manager with victory over Hull.

Lampard had an early penalty saved by Allan McGregor, before Kevin de Bruyne set up Oscar to slot the hosts ahead.

McGregor again thwarted Lampard, but the England midfielder responded with a superb free-kick to double the lead.

Newly promoted Hull rallied after half-time but could not force their way back as Chelsea comfortably secured the win.

With his comeback match going to plan, Mourinho can now turn his attention to Wednesday's visit of Aston Villa.

Mourinho hails 'beautiful' Chelsea

Mourinho had said of his return to Stamford Bridge, "It's my dugout, my stadium, my people", and so it appeared as he emerged from the tunnel before kick-off to ear-splitting noise and a spine-tingling ovation.

The self-proclaimed "Happy One" - when he arrived in 2004 it was the "Special One" - waved to all sides of the ground and blew kisses to the fans before taking a seat as his new team set about dismantling the visitors.

There were three survivors from the line-up that started the opening match of his first spell - Petr Cech, John Terry and Lampard - while De Bruyne was handed a debut after spending last season on loan at Werder Bremen.

The 22-year-old Belgian slotted seamlessly into Chelsea's 4-2-3-1 formation, joining Eden Hazard and Oscar in supporting lone-striker Fernando Torres, with Lampard and Ramires sitting in midfield.

It was an artillery that pinned Hull back from outset and the Tigers, with six new signings handed starts, struggled to get out of their own half.

De Bruyne fired over and Hazard saw a shot blocked, before McGregor's attempted clearance ended with him punching Torres in the head to concede a penalty. The Scotland goalkeeper made amends by diving to his right and beating away Lampard's spot-kick.

But rather than reversing the momentum, it merely encouraged Chelsea to attack with even greater intent, their dominance telling when De Bruyne released Oscar to poke Chelsea into the lead.

Torres or Lukaku

"Romelu Lukaku looked good, and he is the future of Chelsea Football Club although Fernando Torres will argue it's harder to play at the start than at the end. Chelsea fans will be shouting for Lukaku, they have seen that he can do it now for them."

The Blues were stirring, and, despite denying Lampard for the second time, McGregor could do nothing to stop the midfielder's swerving set-piece from around 30 yards.

Replays suggested James Chester did not touch Torres for the free-kick, but referee Jonathan Moss felt the Spaniard's path was blocked.

Hull did not create a chance of note in the first half, which ended with Lampard going close and McGregor expertly clawing a Branislav Ivanovic header off the line. Hawk-Eye graphics showed it did not cross.

Bruce introduced two more new signings at the break - Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore - and his side carried a greater threat as Chelsea failed to display their previous urgency.

Robert Koren tested Cech, before the hosts struggled to clear a Robbie Brady corner and Yannick Sagbo's goalbound shot hit Lampard's chest.

Chelsea felt they deserved a penalty when Brady challenged Ivanovic but Hull were soon back on the front foot and Cech needed to be alert to stop a Curtis Davies header from Ahmed Elmohamady's cross.

Romelu Lukaku came on for the ineffective Torres and the Belgian almost contributed to a Chelsea third, but fellow substitute Andre Schurrle chipped over the advancing McGregor, narrowly clearing the bar.

Hull City boss Steve Bruce:

Steve Bruce remains philosophical despite loss

"It was always going to be a difficult afternoon for us and the first half-hour was very uncomfortable.

"We knew when the fixtures came out it would be difficult. Not many teams in the world would have been able to live with Chelsea in that first half-hour.

"We knew it would be difficult but our season will be defined by games like next week. No disrespect to Norwich, but we have to pick up points against teams like them.

"It's a difficult league with good players and good teams. It will be difficult for us and we're under no illusions. It's nice to be back. No disrespect to the Championship but if you have anything about you, you want to be playing at places like this."

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Sunday, 18 August 2013

Premier League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Chelsea 2-0 Hull City FT
(HT 2-0)
  • Oscar 13
  • Lampard 25

    Chelsea

    Substitutes

    Hull City

    Substitutes

    Ref: MossAtt: 41,374
    CHELSEA
    HULL CITY

    Possession

    • Chelsea 50%
    • Hull City 50%

    Attempts on target

    • Chelsea 5
    • Hull City 2

    Attempts off target

    • Chelsea 17
    • Hull City 5

    Corners

    • Chelsea 5
    • Hull City 1

    Fouls

    • Chelsea 7
    • Hull City 16
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+2:32 The referee blows the whistle to end the game.
    • 90:00+1:59 George Boyd takes a shot and went wide of the right hand upright.
    • 90:00+1:55 Branislav Ivanovic makes a clearance.
    • 90:00+1:53 The ball is crossed by Ahmed Elmohamady.
    • 90:00+1:38 Gary Cahill makes a clearance.
    • 90:00+1:36 The ball is delivered by Ahmed Elmohamady.
    • 89:47 Curtis Davies manages to make a clearance.
    • 89:04 Free kick taken by Petr Cech.
    • 88:35 Foul by Jake Livermore on Ashley Cole, free kick awarded.
    • 88:18 Ahmed Elmohamady crosses the ball.
    • 88:10 The ball is swung over by Maynor Figueroa.
    • 86:45 The ball is sent over by Ahmed Elmohamady.
    • 86:45 Nascimento Ramires manages to make a clearance.
    • 86:21 Tom Huddlestone restarts play with the free kick.
    • 86:09 Nascimento Ramires challenges Robbie Brady unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 85:31 Clearance made by James Chester.
    • 84:14 Petr Cech restarts play with the free kick.
    • 84:03 Substitution Emboaba Oscar leaves the field to be replaced by Marco van Ginkel.
    • 82:52 Nascimento Ramires fouled by Ahmed Elmohamady, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 82:24 Gary Cahill makes a clearance.
    • 82:23 Clearance by Branislav Ivanovic.
    • 82:11 Clearance made by Emboaba Oscar.
    • 82:09 Tom Huddlestone crosses the ball in from the free kick.
    • 81:27 Branislav Ivanovic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robbie Brady.
    • 81:18 Clearance made by Emboaba Oscar.
    • 81:17 Clearance by Gary Cahill.
    • 81:16 Nascimento Ramires makes a clearance.
    • 81:01 Gary Cahill manages to make a clearance.
    • 80:47 Branislav Ivanovic manages to make a clearance.
    • 80:19 Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Frank Lampard and misses to the right of the goal.
    • 79:23 Unfair challenge on Ashley Cole by George Boyd results in a free kick.
    • 79:04 Clearance by Ashley Cole.
    • 78:56 Clearance made by George Boyd.
    • 78:55 Romelu Lukaku produces a cross.
    • 78:38 Free kick taken by Frank Lampard.
    • 78:15 Substitution George Boyd replaces Sone Aluko.
    • 77:39 Free kick awarded for a foul by James Chester on Emboaba Oscar.
    • 77:06 Sone Aluko makes a clearance.
    • 76:00 Curtis Davies makes a clearance.
    • 75:21 Shot by Andre Schurrle went over the crossbar.
    • 74:51 Substitution Fernando Torres leaves the field to be replaced by Romelu Lukaku.
    • 74:05 Sone Aluko produces a cross.
    • 73:07 Curtis Davies makes a clearance.
    • 72:44 Curtis Davies has a headed effort at goal. Petr Cech catches the ball.
    • 72:41 Ahmed Elmohamady produces a cross.
    • 72:39 Clearance by Ashley Cole.
    • 72:38 Branislav Ivanovic manages to make a clearance.
    • 72:34 Robbie Brady crosses the ball in from the free kick.
    • 72:04 Foul by Andre Schurrle on Maynor Figueroa, free kick awarded.
    • 71:54 Free kick taken by Robert Koren.
    • 71:45 Eden Hazard gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Koren.
    • 70:06 James Chester manages to make a clearance.
    • 69:32 Header at goal by Branislav Ivanovic goes right of the post.
    • 69:29 Frank Lampard crosses the ball in from the free kick.
    • 68:48 Unfair challenge on Eden Hazard by Ahmed Elmohamady results in a free kick.
    • 68:05 Clearance made by Jake Livermore.
    • 67:57 Clearance made by Nascimento Ramires.
    • 67:54 Sone Aluko crosses the ball.
    • 66:15 Substitution Andre Schurrle replaces Kevin De Bruyne.
    • 65:36 Centre by Ahmed Elmohamady.
    • 65:17 Tom Huddlestone takes a shot. John Terry gets a block in.
    • 65:15 Clearance made by John Terry.
    • 65:09 Centre by Ahmed Elmohamady.
    • 65:08 Clearance by Branislav Ivanovic.
    • 65:06 Clearance by John Terry.
    • 65:04 Tom Huddlestone sends in a cross.
    • Correction - 64:57 Yannick Sagbo takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Frank Lampard gets a block in.
    • 64:57 Shot by Yannick Sagbo. Blocked by Frank Lampard.
    • 64:56 Fernando Torres makes a clearance.
    • 64:53 Corner taken by Robbie Brady.
    • 64:32 Ashley Cole makes a clearance.
    • 64:30 The ball is delivered by Robbie Brady.
    • 62:26 Robert Koren takes a shot. Petr Cech makes a block.
    • 60:48 Clearance made by Kevin De Bruyne.
    • 59:52 Nascimento Ramires restarts play with the free kick.
    • 59:21 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nascimento Ramires by Yannick Sagbo.
    • 58:29 Substitution Jake Livermore comes on in place of Danny Graham.
    • 58:16 Substitution Tom Huddlestone joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Meyler.
    • 57:43 Petr Cech restarts play with the free kick.
    • 57:18 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Branislav Ivanovic by Yannick Sagbo.
    • 57:16 The ball is delivered by Ahmed Elmohamady.
    • 56:58 Eden Hazard manages to make a clearance.
    • 56:49 The ball is delivered by Robbie Brady.
    • 56:31 Clearance by Branislav Ivanovic.
    • 55:50 Emboaba Oscar has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.
    • 55:41 Frank Lampard takes the free kick.
    • 55:23 Eden Hazard fouled by Ahmed Elmohamady, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 54:16 Shot by Kevin De Bruyne cleared the bar.
    • 53:06 Robert Koren makes a clearance.
    • 51:48 Curtis Davies makes a clearance.
    • 51:02 Clearance made by Gary Cahill.
    • 51:00 The ball is crossed by Ahmed Elmohamady.
    • 50:32 Clearance by Nascimento Ramires.
    • 49:52 Nascimento Ramires takes the free kick.
    • 49:44 Robbie Brady challenges Nascimento Ramires unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 48:28 Sone Aluko delivers the ball.
    • 47:44 David Meyler makes a clearance.
    • 47:42 Kevin De Bruyne produces a cross.
    • 46:57 Robbie Brady manages to make a clearance.
    • 46:44 Maynor Figueroa manages to make a clearance.
    • 45:58 Robbie Brady makes a clearance.
    • 45:44 John Terry takes the free kick.
    • 45:28 Robert Koren gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Cole.
    • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+3:41 The referee blows for half time.
    • 45:00+2:24 Branislav Ivanovic has an effort at goal.
    • 45:00+2:23 Branislav Ivanovic heads at goal. Allan McGregor fumbles the ball.
    • 45:00+2:19 Corner taken by Frank Lampard.
    • 45:00+1:46 Gary Cahill takes a shot. Maynor Figueroa gets a block in.
    • Correction - 45:00+1:42 Clearance by Maynor Figueroa.
    • 45:00+1:42 Clearance by David Meyler.
    • Correction - 45:00+1:41 Corner from the left by-line taken by Eden Hazard.
    • 45:00+1:41 Corner from the left by-line taken by Frank Lampard.
    • 45:00+1:12 Shot by Fernando Torres. Curtis Davies gets a block in.
    • 45:00+0:29 Clearance by Maynor Figueroa.
    • 45:00+0:26 Shot by Frank Lampard. Allan McGregor parries the ball away.
    • 41:25 Clearance made by Eden Hazard.
    • 41:17 David Meyler takes a shot. Blocked by John Terry.
    • 41:06 Gary Cahill manages to make a clearance.
    • 41:05 The ball is crossed by Ahmed Elmohamady.
    • 40:44 John Terry manages to make a clearance.
    • 40:42 Robbie Brady crosses the ball.
    • 40:35 Clearance made by Branislav Ivanovic.
    • 40:32 Ahmed Elmohamady crosses the ball.
    • 39:24 Free kick taken by John Terry.
    • 39:12 David Meyler is booked.
    • Correction - 39:11 David Meyler is shown a yellow card for dissent.
    • Correction - 39:11 Booking
    • 38:46 Eden Hazard fouled by David Meyler, the ref awards a free kick.
    • Correction - 38:45 Ahmed Elmohamady gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Eden Hazard.
    • 38:37 Clearance made by John Terry.
    • 38:36 Yannick Sagbo produces a cross.
    • 37:13 Clearance made by Ashley Cole.
    • 36:26 Emboaba Oscar takes the free kick.
    • 36:07 Danny Graham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nascimento Ramires.
    • 34:31 Emboaba Oscar manages to make a clearance.
    • 34:27 Shot on goal comes in from Robbie Brady from the free kick. Blocked by Branislav Ivanovic.
    • 33:28 Branislav Ivanovic concedes a free kick for a foul on Robbie Brady.
    • 32:51 The ball is swung over by Kevin De Bruyne.
    • 31:12 Nascimento Ramires manages to make a clearance.
    • 30:53 Ahmed Elmohamady takes the free kick.
    • 30:19 Unfair challenge on David Meyler by Emboaba Oscar results in a free kick.
    • 28:44 Clearance by Curtis Davies.
    • 24:07 GOAL - Frank LampardChelsea 2 - 0 Hull City Frank Lampard hits the back of the net with a direct shot from the free kick. Chelsea 2-0 Hull.
    • 23:28 Fernando Torres fouled by James Chester, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 21:49 Shot by Kevin De Bruyne went harmlessly over the bar.
    • 20:32 Corner taken by Kevin De Bruyne from the left by-line.
    • 20:08 Ahmed Elmohamady manages to make a clearance.
    • 20:07 Corner taken by Kevin De Bruyne from the left by-line.
    • 19:40 Shot by Ashley Cole. Curtis Davies gets a block in.
    • 16:35 Yannick Sagbo manages to make a clearance.
    • 16:35 A cross is delivered by Branislav Ivanovic.
    • 15:25 James Chester restarts play with the free kick.
    • 15:04 Unfair challenge on Sone Aluko by Frank Lampard results in a free kick.
    • 14:58 Robert Koren manages to make a clearance.
    • 14:50 Maynor Figueroa manages to make a clearance.
    • 14:32 Clearance by Yannick Sagbo.
    • 14:30 Corner taken by Frank Lampard.
    • 14:04 Shot by Frank Lampard. Allan McGregor parries the effort to safety.
    • 13:26 Clearance made by Ahmed Elmohamady.
    • 13:24 Branislav Ivanovic sends in a cross.
    • 12:05 Assist by Kevin De Bruyne.
    • 12:05 GOAL - Emboaba OscarChelsea 1 - 0 Hull City Emboaba Oscar scores with their right foot. Chelsea 1-0 Hull.
    • 11:38 Branislav Ivanovic restarts play with the free kick.
    • 11:27 Foul by Yannick Sagbo on Nascimento Ramires, free kick awarded.
    • 11:11 The ball is swung over by Ahmed Elmohamady.
    • 10:47 Branislav Ivanovic manages to make a clearance.
    • 10:14 Shot by Emboaba Oscar missed to the left of the target.
    • Correction - 9:38 Ahmed Elmohamady manages to make a clearance.
    • 9:38 Clearance made by Curtis Davies.
    • 9:35 Eden Hazard has an effort at goal. Blocked by Ahmed Elmohamady.
    • 9:11 A cross is delivered by Sone Aluko.
    • 8:54 Fernando Torres takes a shot. James Chester gets a block in.
    • 8:42 Clearance made by David Meyler.
    • 8:36 Clearance by James Chester.
    • 7:48 Free kick taken by Allan McGregor.
    • 7:22 Handball by Eden Hazard.
    • Correction - 7:20 Clearance by Curtis Davies.
    • 7:20 Clearance by Ahmed Elmohamady.
    • 7:16 Eden Hazard takes a shot. James Chester gets a block in.
    • 7:14 Clearance by James Chester.
    • 7:06 Petr Cech restarts play with the free kick.
    • 5:45 Shot by Frank Lampard cleared the bar.
    • 5:44 Eden Hazard sends in a cross.
    • 5:34 Penalty taken by Frank Lampard saved by Allan McGregor. Chelsea 0-0 Hull.
    • 4:54 Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Fernando Torres by Allan McGregor.
    • 4:29 Eden Hazard takes a shot. Blocked by James Chester.
    • 4:20 Clearance by Frank Lampard.
    • 4:15 Curtis Davies manages to make a clearance.
    • 3:23 Clearance by Emboaba Oscar.
    • 3:20 Clearance made by David Meyler.
    • 3:06 Ahmed Elmohamady delivers the ball.
    • 2:02 Kevin De Bruyne takes a shot and cleared the goal.
    • 1:40 Eden Hazard takes the free kick.
    • 1:31 Eden Hazard fouled by David Meyler, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 1:25 Clearance made by Eden Hazard.
    • 0:14 James Chester manages to make a clearance.
    • 0:00 The referee gets the game started.

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