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88'
D. Batty
J. Irvine
86'
J. Irvine
Yellow Card
82'
K. Scott
Yellow Card
72'
F. Campbell
N. Dicko
71'
Álvaro Morata
O. Giroud
62'
K. Scott
Fàbregas
55'
Jon Toral
H. Wilson
51'
W. Caballero
Penalty Save
46'
C. Hudson-Odoi
Pedro
42'
Emerson
Assist
42'
O. Giroud
Goal
33'
K. Stewart
Yellow Card
32'
O. Giroud
Assist
32'
Willian
Goal
27'
Fàbregas
Assist
27'
Pedro
Goal
2'
O. Giroud
Assist
2'
Willian
Goal
3
1
3
2

Stats

Possession
% %
3
3
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 8 5
Total Passes 584 472

Commentary

Well that’s all for now. Until next time, goodbye!
It was never likely to be an easy night for Hull, and they will now switch their attention to surfing in the Championship. Chelsea, meanwhile, will focus on their Champions League clash with Barcelona.
A comfortable night for Chelsea, who cruise into the FA Cup quarter-finals court yes of goals from Pedro, Giroud and the excellent Willian.
FULL TIME: Chelsea 4 Hull City 0.
90' + 1' CHANCE! Toral tees up Campbell but, rather than go for goal, the striker attempts to cut the ball back, and Ampadu is able to direct the ball back into Cabellero’s hands.
90' POST! That’s so close to a hat-trick for Willian, who creates half-a-yard on the edge of Hull’s defence before letting rip with a low, curling strike. Marshall is beaten, but the ball rattles away off the upright.
D. Batty
J. Irvine
Hull City
88' Adkins' final switch sees the recently-booked Jackson Irvine replaced by Daniel Batty.
J. Irvine
Yellow Card
Hull City
86' There's a caution for Irvine, who dived in late on Emerson.
83' Diomande gets onto the end of a decent cross from the right wing, but can’t keep his header down.
K. Scott
Yellow Card
Chelsea
82' Chelsea midfielder Scott marks his debut with a booking for a late challenge on Irvine.
81' Delightful play from Willian, who must have impressed Conte enough to claim a starting spot against Barcelona next time out. He once again lights up this game with a weaving run down the flank, displaying skill, poise, balance and strength to set Chelsea away on the counter. The winger has been excellent tonight.
79' Another half-chance for Hull, as the ball falls kindly to Toral around 15 yards out, but the winger’s volley is directed straight at Caballero.
77' CLOSE! Drinkwater sends a half-volley back towards goal after a corner is cleared. It takes a wicked deflection on its way through, but Marshall reacts sharply to tip it wide.
75' Willian whips in a brilliant corner from the left, which Cahill - unmarked in the centre of the box - meets, only to send his flick away from goal. Rudiger chases it down, however, forcing another set-piece.
F. Campbell
N. Dicko
Hull City
72' A second change now from Adkins, as Nouha Dicko is replaced by Fraizer Campbell.
Álvaro Morata
O. Giroud
Chelsea
71' Chelsea's third and final change sees Olivier Giroud make way, and Alvaro Morata will now get the opportunity to get some minutes under his belt as he continues his recovery from a back injury.
70' CHANCE! Zappacosta tees up Willian just inside Hull’s area, but just as the Brazilian looked set to get his hat-trick, Meyler gets across to block his strike. The move is kept alive though, with Zappacosta picking up the loose ball, forcing Marshall into a fine save.
69' Good play from Dicko, who gets the better of Ampadu before driving in a low strike that Caballero manages to parry away from danger.
68' Scott’s first real involvement is to concede possession in midfield, enabling Irvine to break forward. He squares up Ampadu before unleashing a shot, but Chelsea’s centre-back stands firm to make a block.
66' Hull have put in a much improved display so far in the second half, at least instilling a bit of pride back into their performance. Chelsea are cruising, though, and have no need to rush things or press for more goals.
64' Caballero has now saved five of the last eight penalties he has faced in all competitions, not including penalty shoot-outs.
K. Scott
Fàbregas
Chelsea
62' Cesc Fabregas' night is over. He makes way for Kyle Scott.
61' STAT - With his strike earlier, Giroud has now been directly involved in three goals in a single match for the first time since January 2017 for Arsenal against Bournemouth.
58' Irvine - a defensive midfielder by trade - has probably been Hull’s best attacking outlet so far this evening. This time he picks up the ball on the cusp of Chelsea’s area, but his strike lacks the power to beat Caballero.
57' Brave defending from Ampadu, who lunges in head first to clear the ball. He gets there, but is caught by a high foot from Diomande for his troubles.
Jon Toral
H. Wilson
Hull City
55' Well, I was wrong about that. Wilson - after giving it a second chance - hasn’t recovered, and now has to make way. His replacement will be Jon Toral.
53' Some good news for Hull is that Wilson looks okay to carry on, and is now back on the pitch.
W. Caballero
Penalty Save
Chelsea
51' SAVE! After a long wait, Meyler steps up. He gets plenty of power behind his effort, but Caballero goes the right way and manages to keep it out. Irvine latches onto it and heads it back towards goal, but Chelsea’s goalkeeper gathers it in.
50' The worry for the visitors is, however, that the Liverpool loanee looks to have hurt his shoulder. He is receiving treatment, but the winger immediately clutched his shoulder after going down, and it doesn’t look positive.
49' Penalty to Hull! Well, here is the Tigers’ chance to claim a consolation. Wilson does well to skip into the area and take the ball away from Fabregas, drawing a foul from the former Arsenal man, and Andre Marriner points to the spot.
48' CHANCE! That could have been a consolation for Hull, as MacDonald latches onto a cross at the far post. He directs his header back across goal, however, and Ampadu is able to clear.
C. Hudson-Odoi
Pedro
Chelsea
46' Conte has made a change at the interval. Pedro is off, with youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi coming on.
Pedro made amends soon after with a neat finish, before Willian got his second moments later, with Giroud opening his Chelsea account just prior to the interval.
Willian got the hosts up an running with a spectacular opener inside two minutes, before the Brazilian created a raft of chances that Fabregas, Giroud and Pedro failed to convert.
Half-time! A ruthless, clinical and highly-efficient display from Chelsea, who have shown a depleted Hull side no mercy so far.
45' Chelsea have not failed to score in an FA Cup tie at Stamford Bridge since 1999. There four goals so far this evening mean they have now scored 131 times at home in this competition since then. 
Emerson
Assist
Chelsea
42' Emerson did brilliantly to pick out Giroud, and that means the former Roma man will mark his full debut with an assist.
O. Giroud
Goal
Chelsea
42' GOOOAAALLL!! GIROUD GETS OFF THE MARK! Well, having been integral to the opening three goals, Giroud has now made it four with a typically clever finish. Emerson did well down the left to get the better of Meyler before cutting the ball back into the Frenchman, who made no mistake. That’s his first goal for the Blues.
41' Chelsea are sitting back now, allowing Hull a period of possession, but an untimely slip from Diomande breaks down a promising move.
38' There were just 288 seconds between Chelsea’s second and third goals, which have almost certainly - barring a miraculous comeback from the visitors - put this tie to bed. You’d imagine Conte will be looking to blood some of the youngsters he has available on the bench in the second half.
36' The Tigers have won only three of their last 19 FA Cup ties against top-flight opponents, including the 2014 final. And it's all but game over here.
K. Stewart
Yellow Card
Hull City
33' Hull's Stewart has become the first player to pick up a booking.
O. Giroud
Assist
Chelsea
32' It’s turning into a rout at Stamford Bridge, and Giroud has now been involved in all three goals for the hosts. The France striker did brilliantly to barge his marker off the ball and lay it into Willian, who duly made no mistake.
Willian
Goal
Chelsea
32' IT’S THREE! World class play from Willian, who notches his second with a terrific finish following powerful play from Giroud. The Brazilian ran directly at Hull’s back line, before creating some space and sliding in a finish off the inside of the right-hand upright.
30' STAT - In all competitions, the Blues have never lost at home against Hull City, winning 17 and drawing five – winning each of their last four. And Conte's side are well on their way to a fifth consecutive victory, now.
Fàbregas
Assist
Chelsea
27' Fabregas has rather played second fiddle to Willian so far this evening, but displayed his unerring passing ability there with a wonderful ball into Pedro.
Pedro
Goal
Chelsea
27' GOAL! That is brilliant from Chelsea! Giroud uses his strength to hold the ball up and lay it into Fabregas, who wastes no time in picking out his compatriot Pedro. The former Barcelona forward takes it down brilliantly, before slotting a composed finish past Marshall.
27' CHANCE! Ampadu shows his quality moments later, though, lofting a delicate pass into Willian, who turns and drives through the heart of Hull’s midfield. He tees up Pedro, but Marshall is out quickly to deny the Spaniard.
26' Risky play from Ampadu, as the 17-year-old allows the ball to roll across his body. For a moment, Dicko looks set to pounce, but the Chelsea youngster recovers to find Caballero.
25' SAVE! Willian, typically, delivers a fantastic cross-cum-shot towards the target, which Marshall does well to parry away. Emerson latches onto the rebound, but the move is quickly halted by the linesman’s flag, with the officials having spotted a foul by Rudiger.
24' Willian has now had a hand in 13 goals in his last 14 starts for Chelsea in all competitions. And now the Brazil playmaker stands over a free-kick in a dangerous position…
23' Chelsea are in complete control of this one, and it seems that it will only be a matter of time before a second goal comes their way.
21' STAT - Chelsea have progressed from nine of their last 10 fifth round FA Cup ties, with their only loss coming against Manchester City in 2014.
18' Willian is again the architect of another Chelsea chance, as he turns the ball into Pedro’s path with a sublime touch. Pedro delivers a low cross, but it is just ahead of Giroud.
16' Superb once more from Willian, who sets Giroud away with a wonderful back-heel. It comes to nothing, however, as Irvine gets back to win the ball back.
14' CLOSE! Willian and Pedro combine on the counter, but the latter can’t find the target, with Marshall managing to tip it wide.
13' CHANCE! That should have been 2-0! Pedro finds Giroud with a wonderful chip but, despite being only 15 yards out with just Marshall to beat, the former Arsenal man can only prod his effort over.
12' A first opening for Hull now, as Evandro dinks a cross in to Irvine. The midfielder connects with his header, but puts far too much power on it, and Caballero isn’t tested.
10' Almost! Willian looks sharp, and nearly creates a second for Chelsea as he bursts down the left and drives a low cross into the area. Giroud is on hand to meet it, but the Frenchman can’t quite get a toe to it.
9' CHANCE! Willian improvises with a wonderful piece of skill to play a neat throughball into Fabregas. The Spaniard snaps at his effort, forcing Marshall into a good save at his near post.
7' This is first FA Cup meeting between these two sides since a third round match in December 1999. Chelsea won 6-1 away from home – their joint-biggest away win in the competition and the only time they’ve scored six on the road in the competition.
5' Hull need to get a foothold on the ball now and try and work their way slowly into this game. If they can stay in the contest, there’s every chance they can test Chelsea’s much-changed side, but another goal for the Blues would almost certainly signal game over.
O. Giroud
Assist
Chelsea
2' Giroud will be credited with the assist there, having managed to prod the ball into Willian’s path.
Willian
Goal
Chelsea
2' GOAL! Well, that didn’t take long! No need for VAR on this one, as Hull conceded possession deep in their own half. Willian capitalises, strolling towards the edge of the box before curling a pinpoint finish into the top-left corner.
1' KICK-OFF! We are up and running in this tie. The referee is Andre Marriner, who will also have the VAR system at his disposal.
This game has been perhaps overshadowed by the sad news this week that Hull midfielder Ryan Mason has decided to retire from football following a head injury he suffered against Chelsea last term. In a collision with Gary Cahill, who has paid tribute to the former Tottenham player in the match programme, the 26-year-old sustained a fractured skull, and has been advised by doctors not to risk taking to the field again.
Nigel Adkins has been dealt a blow by the suspension of playmaker Sebastian Larsson, while the Tigers’ three Chelsea loanees - Ola Aina, Fikayo Tomori and Michael Hector - are all ineligible to play against their parent club. Captain Michael Dawson is fit to start, however.
Hull City substitutes: McGregor, Grosicki, Toral, Batty, Keane, Campbell, Clackstone.
Hull City (4-2-3-1): Marshall; Meyler, Dawson, MacDonald, Clark; Stewart, Irvine; Wilson, Evandro, Diomande; Dicko.
As would be expected, there is a raft of changes from Antonio Conte, whose Chelsea side must treat this completion as the best possible path to claiming a trophy this season. Youngster Ethan Ampadu comes in, while Emerson makes his debut on the left flank. Olivier Giroud continues up front, with Alvaro Morata on the bench. Eden Hazard, N'Golo Kantae and Thibaut Courtois are among those rested ahead of the Champions League clash with Barcelona next week.
Chelsea substitutes: Morata, Moses, Scott, Eduardo, Hudson-Odoi, Sterling, Chalobah.
Chelsea (3-4-3): Caballero; Rudiger, Ampadu, Cahill; Zappacosta, Drinkwater, Fabregas, Emerson; Willian, Giroud, Pedro.
The team news is in from Stamford Bridge. We’ll start off with the hosts - who were of course the beaten finalists in this competition last term.
Hull will present a tough test, however, with Chelsea having struggled to overcome Championship side Norwich City in the previous round.
Chelsea returned to winning ways in comfortable style against struggling West Brom last time out, and Antonio Conte will be hoping his side carry on that form this evening.
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