Chelsea managed a 3-0 win over defending champions Leicester City in their last match, meanwhile Hull City has registered two wins out of three matches under new manager Marcos Silva.
After the game Chelsea defender Cahill was quick to offer his thoughts to Mason, wishing the midfielder well in his post-match interview: 'I was just going to meet the cross but we clashed heads and it was a massive impact, ' he said. He's very happy to stay with Chelsea. "This idea (to move) is far from his mind", Conte said on Friday when asked if Costa was available to face Hull.
Chelsea eased to a 3-0 win over the champions Leicester City last week in Costa's absence and Conte said he faced a hard choice. "Everyone at Chelsea, we hope to see him very soon on the pitch and to recover very soon".
With most of their title rivals dropping points this weekend, Chelsea knew how big a win here could be in the race for the championship.
Indeed he had. Costa's goals - this was his 52nd on his 100th appearance for the club - remain the main reason why Chelsea are such hot favourites for the title as they now stand on 55 points with Arsenal on 47, Tottenham Hotspur on 46 and Liverpool on 45.
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We are in the second part of the season and the points now are heavy for us.
Costa is expected to be the focus of attention against Hull City on Sunday afternoon after having been dropped for the game versus Leicester City due to indiscipline. Hull: Eldin Jakupovic: 6, Andy Robertson: 6, Harry Maguire: 7, Curtis Davies: 5, Tom Huddlestone: 5, Abel Hernandez: 6, Sam Clucas: 6, Omar Elabdellaoui: 5, Michael Dawson: 5, Ryan Mason: 5, Evandro: 5.
"I am happy with our performance, but not the result".
"Diego is a good player".
United's lowest point of last season came in this fixture when, amid fevered speculation about Louis van Gaal's future as manager, they performed woefully and slipped to a 2-0 Boxing Day defeat. "I want more and I am sure we will improve in next week". We will improve our squad also.