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Oscar preferred with Mata on the bench

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has opted to play Fernando Torres and Oscar in their Saturday lunch time game against Hull City.

Mourinho has made four changes from the side that beat Derby in the FA Cup third round, but Juan Mata once again has to settle for the bench.

Cesar Azpilicueta replaces the injured Branislav Ivanovic while Ashley Cole plays at left back. Frank Lampard misses out having been ruled out with a muscle injury.

Steve Bruce was hoping a sickness bug did not rule out too many of his star names, but the likes of Tom Huddlestone starts at the KC Stadium.

Hull: McGregor, Chester, Bruce, Davies, Elmohamady, Figueroa, Meyler, Huddlestone, Livermore, Boyd, Sagbo

Subs: Harper, Rosenior, Faye, Quinn, Koren, Graham, Fryatt

Chelsea: Cech; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Terry (c), Cole; Ramires, David Luiz; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Torres

Subs: Schwarzer, Bertrand, Mikel, Essien, Schurrle, Mata, Eto'o

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