Chelsea moved to the top of the Premier League as goals from Eden Hazard and Fernando Torres gave them victory over a resilient Hull at the KC Stadium.

With Manchester City playing on Sunday and Arsenal on Monday, the Blues took advantage with their eighth win in their past 10 league games.

Hazard opened the scoring 11 minutes after the break when he fired a low strike past Allan McGregor.

Mourinho hails 'solid' Blues

Torres added a second with another low shot, from 18 yards, to seal the win.

And with goalkeeper Petr Cech beating Peter Bonetti's club record with his 209th clean sheet, Chelsea showed they are in a good position to push title challengers City and Arsenal all the way.

That said, apart from twice picking the ball out of net and one remarkable save from Oscar, McGregor had little to do.

Clean-sheet Cech

Chelsea's Petr Cech is the second goalkeeper to keep 150 clean sheets in the Premier League after David James, who kept 169.

And Hull manager Steve Bruce will be happy with how few chances the visitors had at the KC Stadium, where his team had only conceded six goals this season prior to today.

However, they were made to realise the cream of the Premier League can make the most of what little they do create.

And in the case of Chelsea, they have two magicians who can punish the most disciplined of defences - Juan Mata, who was on the bench, and Hazard.

Hull had one of those days - Bruce

Mourinho has rightly eulogised about Hazard, who joined the club in 2012, and this week dismissed reports Paris St-Germain wanted to sign him.

The Belgian forward scored his 11th goal of the season in typically dazzling style. The move was started by David Luiz, who drove towards goal before passing to Ashley Cole. The England left-back's deft flick set Hazard free, and he ran along the edge of the area and feigned to shoot before his brilliant strike beat McGregor to his left.

The visitors should have added a second when Brazil forward Oscar, who forced a great save from McGregor in the first half, nonchalantly tried to place the ball past the keeper from eight yards, but instead saw his shot blocked by Curtis Davies.

Chelsea made sure of the victory with three minutes left of normal time, when Torres, who had been well marshalled, raced towards the area before shooting into the bottom corner.

Hull only forced Cech into making two good saves - from long-range Ahmed Elmohamady and Jake Livermore efforts in the first half.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho:

"We want to win the league if we can and hopefully clean sheets will help us achieve our targets.

"Now we're top of the league for the first time in a long time and hopefully we can stay there.

"We hope to keep going. We are getting better and today was a very difficult game. But we were very solid and good in attack and that's why we score goals."

Hull manager Steve Bruce:

"If we're being honest it was arguably our poorest performance against one of the big teams.

"When you play against the big teams you have to play really well. Today we didn't pass it well enough and kept giving away possession

"Our goalkeeper made great saves to keep us in it. They are a wonderful side and have just gone top of the league."

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Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Hull City

  • 01 McGregor
  • 27 Elmohamady
  • 03 Figueroa Booked
  • 06 Davies
  • 04 Bruce
  • 05 Chester (Fryatt - 77' )
  • 07 Meyler (Koren - 67' )
  • 14 Livermore Booked
  • 20 Sagbo
  • 17 Boyd (Quinn - 83' )
  • 08 Huddlestone

Substitutes

  • 02 Rosenior
  • 09 Graham
  • 10 Koren
  • 12 Fryatt
  • 22 Harper
  • 23 Faye
  • 29 Quinn

Chelsea

  • 01 Cech
  • 28 Azpilicueta
  • 03 Cole
  • 07 Ramires (Essien - 90' )
  • 24 Cahill Booked
  • 26 Terry
  • 22 Willian (Schürrle - 88' )
  • 04 David Luiz
  • 09 Torres
  • 11 Oscar (Mikel - 79' )
  • 17 Hazard

Substitutes

  • 05 Essien
  • 10 Mata
  • 12 Mikel
  • 14 Schürrle
  • 23 Schwarzer
  • 29 Eto'o
  • 34 Bertrand
Ref: Mark Clattenburg
Att: 24,924

Match Stats

Shots

10 14

On target

2 5

Corners

1 7

Fouls

12 7

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Hull City 0, Chelsea 2.

90:00 +3:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Hull City 0, Chelsea 2.

90:00 +2:16

Attempt missed. Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Yannick Sagbo.

89:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chelsea. Michael Essien replaces Ramires.

87:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chelsea. Andre Schürrle replaces Willian.

86:05 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hull City 0, Chelsea 2. Fernando Torres (Chelsea) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Willian.

85:17

Eden Hazard (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:17

Foul by Maynor Figueroa (Hull City).

84:04

Willian (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:04

Foul by Jake Livermore (Hull City).

82:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hull City. Stephen Quinn replaces George Boyd.

81:20 Booking

Booking Maynor Figueroa (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

81:11

Eden Hazard (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:11

Foul by Maynor Figueroa (Hull City).

79:41

Attempt blocked. Yannick Sagbo (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Livermore.

78:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chelsea. John Obi Mikel replaces Oscar.

78:22

Foul by Ashley Cole (Chelsea).

78:22

Robert Koren (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

76:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hull City. Matty Fryatt replaces James Chester.

74:08

Attempt blocked. Fernando Torres (Chelsea) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Willian with a cross.

73:30

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Curtis Davies.

73:29

Attempt blocked. Oscar (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Willian.

72:43

Foul by David Luiz (Chelsea).

72:43

Robert Koren (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:38

Attempt blocked. Eden Hazard (Chelsea) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

68:38 Booking

Booking Jake Livermore (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

68:32

Fernando Torres (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

68:32

Foul by Jake Livermore (Hull City).

66:51

Foul by Fernando Torres (Chelsea).

66:51

Curtis Davies (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hull City. Robert Koren replaces David Meyler.

66:01

Attempt missed. Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

65:10 Booking

Booking Gary Cahill (Chelsea) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

65:07

Hand ball by Gary Cahill (Chelsea).

62:39

Fernando Torres (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

62:39

Foul by Curtis Davies (Hull City).

62:05

Attempt missed. Willian (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ramires.

59:24

Attempt missed. Willian (Chelsea) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is close, but misses the top right corner from a direct free kick.

58:35

Ramires (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the left wing.

58:35

Foul by Tom Huddlestone (Hull City).

55:57 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hull City 0, Chelsea 1. Eden Hazard (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ashley Cole.

54:05

Eden Hazard (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

54:05

Foul by Alex Bruce (Hull City).

52:26

Attempt saved. David Luiz (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

51:36

Hand ball by Alex Bruce (Hull City).

50:07

Attempt missed. Ramires (Chelsea) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Willian with a cross following a corner.

49:33

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Curtis Davies.

49:03

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Tom Huddlestone.

46:04

Attempt missed. David Luiz (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Eden Hazard.

45:00

Second Half begins Hull City 0, Chelsea 0.

45:00 +1:00 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Hull City 0, Chelsea 0.

44:04

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Allan McGregor.

44:00

Attempt saved. David Luiz (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

42:37

David Luiz (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

42:37

Foul by Jake Livermore (Hull City).

40:40

Attempt missed. Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

39:55

Hand ball by John Terry (Chelsea).

37:19

Attempt blocked. Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Yannick Sagbo.

36:35

Foul by Ramires (Chelsea).

36:35

Yannick Sagbo (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:23

Offside, Hull City. Maynor Figueroa tries a through ball, but George Boyd is caught offside.

35:05

Foul by David Luiz (Chelsea).

35:05

Maynor Figueroa (Hull City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

33:37

Ramires (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:37

Foul by Yannick Sagbo (Hull City).

32:31

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Allan McGregor.

32:29

Attempt saved. Oscar (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

30:11

César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the right wing.

30:11

Foul by George Boyd (Hull City).

25:07

Attempt missed. Yannick Sagbo (Hull City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ahmed Elmohamady.

23:20

Offside, Hull City. Tom Huddlestone tries a through ball, but Yannick Sagbo is caught offside.

22:23

Attempt missed. Alex Bruce (Hull City) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ahmed Elmohamady with a cross following a corner.

21:49

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Petr Cech.

21:47

Attempt saved. Jake Livermore (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Yannick Sagbo.

14:19

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

13:41

Delay in match Eden Hazard (Chelsea) because of an injury.

12:45

David Luiz (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:45

Foul by David Meyler (Hull City).

11:27

Attempt blocked. Willian (Chelsea) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Oscar.

10:46

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Alex Bruce.

10:45

Attempt blocked. Fernando Torres (Chelsea) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Petr Cech.

8:29

Attempt blocked. Yannick Sagbo (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Livermore.

6:47

Attempt saved. Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

1:59

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Curtis Davies.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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