Michy Batshuayi and Fikayo Tomori scored in either half as Chelsea beat Championship side Hull to succeed in the fa Cup fifth round.
The Blues took an early lead when Batshuayi’s strike deflected off Hull’s Ryan Tafazolli and the ball flew beyond wrong-footed goalkeeper George Long.
Chelsea dominated the remainder of the half with Long needed to form a series of excellent saves, however after the break the Championship side enjoyed a spell of domination where they threatened an equaliser.
Herbie Kane did not make the most of a free-kick whereas Jarrod Bowen had the Chelsea defence scrambling with a piercing run but place his shot just over the bar.
The hosts’ hopes were knocked, though, when Chelsea further a second from a free-kick as Tomori, who had a season-long loan at Hull two years past, nodded in Ross Barkley’s delivery for his second goal for Frank Lampard’s side.
Chelsea twice went about to adding a third through Pedro, who 1st placed an attempt simply wide of the way post before clipping a shot over the goalkeeper just for the ball to land in the side-netting.
Instead it had been Hull who scored to set up a tense finale as Kamil Grosicki’s free-kick from the edge of the box took a wicked deflection to land within the back of the net.
However, Chelsea persisted to edge victory and ensure their place in Monday’s fifth-round draw.
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