His first half was quiet until he made arguably one of the saves of the season so far to deny Oscar what looked a certain goal. Assured with his handling and in command of his area throughout until Hazard's and Torres's interventions. The Scot could do little about either.
Continues to impress alongside Davies as the Tigers prodigy helped keep a steady line to frustrate the likes of Oscar, who dropped deeper to gain possession, and Hazard, who moved out wide - but the Belgian reaped his rewards eventually.
Dominant in the air and not scared to put a tackle in on the Chelsea artisans. Did lose Torres from time to time, though, with the Spaniard constantly on the move and it told in the end as poor defending led to the second Blues goal.
Led by example once again and was always on hand when his side needed him most. Showed good pace and strength to keep Torres in check but undone by a moment of brilliance from Hazard.
Wary of flying forward to support Boyd but did well at keeping Willian - who eventually switched flanks - quiet. Caught out of position on occasions but stuck to his guns.
Ahmed El Mohamady
Gave Cole a torrid time with his persistent running and desire to get to the byeline. Whipped in some threatening crosses early on but to no avail, with a lack of attackers in the area. However, his lack of defensive support hindered the Tigers at times.
The game passed him by at times and he was unable to provide enough of a link between midfield and attack. Passed the ball neatly but needed to offer a lot more. It was no surprise to see him withdrawn early on in the second period.
Tested Azpilicueta time and time again but also worked so hard for his side to help out Figueroa and moved into the centre when his side were outnumbered. Tireless early cameo but, like his side, faded in the second half.
Not his usual dominating self in the middle of the park but that was due to taking up a deeper role to help the defence up against Chelsea's carousel of attacking midfielders. May have not pulled the strings but could not stop the visitors' forward talents.
A quiet but efficient display from the loanee, who did the simple things correctly and cleared his lines when he needed to. Tired as the game wore on and Chelsea began to monopolise possession.
Once again showed himself to be a selfless performer with his runs into the channels to hold possession up and greet his peers further upfield. That said, he really should have opened the scoring but snatched at a first-half opportunity.
Reliable figure between the posts for the Blues and he was called upon on numerous occasions by an adventurous Hull outfit. Pushed aside anything that came near his goal as he broke Peter Bonetti's club record for clean sheets.
Did not look like a man who was once considered one of the best in the world in his position in the opening exchanges. Elmohamady pushed him back and his attacking instincts were altered as a result until his delightful backheel freed Hazard to score.
Solid, dependable and looks much improved in command of the ball at his feet. Beaten for strength on a couple of occasions by Sagbo but stuck to the task.
Sat deep as the anchor in the Blues midfield and, while he could not really be faulted for his work going forward, there were odd signs that he was neglecting his defensive contributions, as Hull players found pockets of space to shoot. Went close with two swerving free kicks.
Will be disappointed not to have offered more support to Willian down the right and was caught out by the long ball as Hull targeted his flank. Looked shakier than normal despite being shifted across to the more familiar right-hand side.
Aside from a woeful first-half error - with which he was lucky to get away - the captain was always in the right place to deal with wide deliveries and balls into Sagbo as his relationship with Cahill continues to blossom.
Worked tirelessly and produced the odd flash of brilliance but the constant interchanging appeared to do the Brazilian few favours as he struggled to assert any dominance in the final third.
Fortunate to get away with a series of late tackles but displayed his combative side to help his side retrieve the ball in midfield and get at the hosts' defence.
Interestingly took up a deeper role than normal as he looked to influence the play and was intricate with his passing. Hardly shied away from the task of winning the ball back further up the field, either, when required. Unlucky to see a goalbound effort tipped away in the first period.
Showed some sumptuous tricks and flicks early on but his end product was sadly lacking one too many times in the first half. He more than made up for that in the second period, though, as his constant probing of the Tigers' defence resulted in a drilled finish from the edge of the box to give his side the lead in some style.
Always a willing runner in what was his 200th Premier League appearance and showed awareness of those around him with his link-up play. Always posed a threat with his effervescent movement and was rewarded for his battling display with the second after a weaving run and arrowed finish to boot.
Unable to offer any threat to the Chelsea goal in the final few minutes after emerging from the bench.
Could not help the Tigers push upfield as Chelsea's midfield swarmed around in search of a second goal. Contributed very little when his side needed a new impetus.
Ran his socks off as he sought to get the ball but was suffocated by Cahill and Terry, who dealt well with the new attacking threat.