Full time: Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Full Time: Chelsea 2-0 Hull City
17:52: Jose Mourinho's second spell with Chelsea begins with a win after early first half goals from Oscar and Frank Lampard. No thrills from the Blues but a very typical performance from a Mourinho side in the Premier League. Steve Bruce meanwhile will be content, if not happy with his side's performance following an encouraging second half display which suggests his side can work the scorers this season. All three promoted sides have failed to score in their opening games since promotion.
The Premier League was unlikely to come back quietly and the opening weekend has produced everything we'd expect. The opening games end with Manchester City v Newcastle United on Monday night. Until then, goodbye.
Full Time: Chelsea 2-0 Hull City
17:50: Two added minutes. Not that we need them.
17:45: Once again Hull are building nicely, this time on the left through Brady. He wins a free-kick after a foul by Ivanovic which although comes to nothing, gives an indication to what we can expect from the tricky Republic of Ireland international this season. Final change for Chelsea meanwhile as Van Ginkel come on for Oscar.
17:41: The Frank Lampard v Allan McGregor duel continues with another free-kick for the England midfielder but his effort is off target. Less than 10 minutes left at Stamford Bridge.
17:38: George Boyd comes on for Hull and off goes Sone Aluko. Another to go from non-league to the Premier League.
17:36: Andre Schurrle almost crowns his debut with a goal. Lukaku and Ramies link up immediately and Schurrle is released in behind. McGregor comes out to meet him but the German goes for the chip, finding the roof of the net.
17:35: Second Chelsea change with 15 minutes left. Romelu Lukaku comes on for Fernando Torres
17:33: Hull having plenty of possession in this final third of the game and if nothing else are building up a bit of confidence and belief. Elmohamady plays a terrific cross and Curtis Davies meets it with power, but not with direction and Cech makes the save.
17:26: Genuine pressure from Hull now. A corner causes all sorts of problems and Sagbo wants a penalty for handball against Frank Lampard. Huddlestone shoots but is blocked. Change for Chelsea Andre Schurrle replaces Kevin de Bruyne for his Blues debut
17:25: The Tigers are making a fist of it in the second half and they have their first effort on target in the form of Robert Koren, their top scorer from last season, who tests Petr Cech from fully 25 yards. At the other end Ivanovic is felled by Brady but Jon Moss gives no penalty, bizarrely.
17:21: Would be fair to say the reception to the introduction of Huddlestone and Livermore was mixed from the Chelsea support given their Spurs backgrounds. Game has a pre-season feel to it I'm afraid. Very little on the line with Chelsea 2-0 up.
17:18: Two changes for Hull. Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore, permanent and loan signings from Tottenham Hotspur replace David Meyler and Danny Graham.
17:15: Chelsea are a threat every time they get the ball and after Sagbo loses the ball in his own half Ramires intervenes, fines Lampard who attempts a reverse pass but over hits the chipped effort and the ball goes out of play.
17:12: Hull force a throw after Elmohamady's cross is headed out by Gary Cahill. The set-piece comes to nothing however. Little else to report.
17:07: The advice from the Sky Sports studio is for Hull City to give up in their attempts to get anything from this game. Welcome back to the Premier League.
17:05: Second half starts. As you were.
17:03: After a summer where we've been engrossed in the Ashes, this opening game at Stamford Bridge is threatening to turn into a cricket score unless Hull City can provide some answers to Chelsea's free-flowing football. Mourinho teams of old would shut-up shop from here however and there is a mid-week game against Aston Villa to think about.
16:50: All too easy for Chelsea this. Jose Mourinho's return to going to plan despite Frank Lampard's early saved penalty. Oscar toe-poked the opener before Lampard's free-kick flew past Allan McGregor. No shots on goal from Hull who have chased shadows for much of the first 45 minutes of their return to the Premier League.
Half time: Chelsea 2-0 Hull City
16:49: Lampard again denied by McGregor three minutes added on but Gary Cahill is down with an injury but will continue. Ivanovic flies in with a header but McGregor makes a brilliant point-blank save. The goal decision system not require (thank goodness).
16:42: Hull having a bit more possession in the last five minutes or so. The latest passage see Meyler hit one from range with captain John Terry blocking the effort.
16:40: Yellow card for Hull as Meyler takes down Hazard after the Belgian slalomed past Aluko.
16:35: Robbie Brady takes aim from 30 yards but the ball clatters the wall and Chelsea clear up without any drama.
16:34: If you're waiting for the update from the latest Hull City attack, you're going to be disappointed. We've seen little growl from the Tigers so far with Chelsea swamping them wave after wave of attack. Free kick for Steve Bruce's side though....
16:27: Goodness me. Frank Lampard missed a penalty earlier, was denied by McGregor not long after and now he has hit a howitzer from a free-kick which has flown past the Scot from 30 yards and put the Blues two-up. Phenomenal strike. Replays suggest Torres dived to win the original free-kick.
Goal: Chelsea 2-0 Hull City (Frank Lampard 25)
16:23: De Bruyne not shy of having a go and look like he's making up for lost time early on here, shooting over from the corner of the penalty area.
16:20: The most impressive thing about this Chelsea performance in the early stages is their pressure on the ball is incredibly intense and Hull can't breathe out there. Hazard and Oscar have a free role behind Torres and they're causing havoc.
16:16: Not sure how it isn't 2-0. Lampard receives the ball 18 yards out and McGregor somehow tips over his curling effort. One way traffic.
16:14: It's been all Chelsea and they take a deserved lead with barely 13 minutes gone. The ball is fed through to Oscar and the Brazilian pokes the ball underneath the onrushing McGregor. The first goal of Mourinho's second era.
Goal: Chelsea 1-0 Hull City (Oscar 13)
16:11: Chelsea really in the mood here and through De Bruyne and Hazard in particular they look very dangerous in attack. The latter has two bits at the cherry in an attempt to open the scoring but neither can tests McGregor. Oscar now shoots wide after being put in by Torres.
16:08: Six minutes in and we already have drama at Stamford Bridge. Torres collects the ball over the top but is tripped by McGregor and a penalty is awarded. The ever dependable Frank Lampard steps up but the Scottish number one makes the save. Collector's item that one.
McGregor saves from Lampard
Penalty to Chelsea
6:04: Chelsea with all the ball early on and De Bruyne gets the ball in the middle of the park before shoots high and wide.
16:00: Mourinho is out and blows kisses to the Stamford Bridge crowd. We're underway at Stamford Bridge.
15:56: The second coming is upon us. This afternoon represents a free pass for Hull, whose battle for survival starts in the next 37 games. Any point, goal, or confidence gained from the trip to the Bridge will be a huge bonus. In contrast, knowing Mourinho, his task of reclaiming the leaguettitle starts today.
15:50: But today probably doesn't belong to Hull City and their return to the Premier League, nor even to Chelsea and their trio of new signings but to Jose Mourinho who leads the Blues for the first time since 2007. No longer will supporters at Stamford Bridge have to chant his name when the chips are down. The question is, who do they turn to if the Portuguese mastermind doesn't get it right?
15:39: Hull might have a typically small budget having won promotion from the Championship, in manager Steve Bruce they have experience and know-how of the top flight that money cannot buy. Bruce has been there and done it with Birmingham, Wigan and Sunderland but faces his greatest challenge with Hull this season.
15:37: A look at the teams at Stamford Bridge. Kevin de Bruyne makes his Chelsea debut while new signings Marco van Ginkel, Andre Schurrle and Marc Schwarzer are all on the bench. Fernando Torres leads the attack.
Hull give debuts to Yannick Sagbo, Manuel Figueroa, Allan McGregor and Danny Graham, who is on loan from Sunderland. Tom Huddlestone, Jake Livermore and George Boyd, who made his move from Peterborough permanent after a loan spell, are on the bench.
Jan Vertonghen on Sky Sports: "Last year was always 1-0, 2-1 but next time we have to score more goals. They played a lot of long balls and we knew it was tough. They have a chance at the end. All the new signings are strong lads and we have a big team and we want to pay for Champions league qualification and they will definitely give us a lot of extra."
Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Cole; Ramires, Lampard; Oscar, Hazard, De Bruyne; Torres. Subs: Schwarzer, Essien, Van Ginkel, Schurrle, Mata, Ba, Lukaku.
Hull City: McGregor; Elmohamady, Davies, Chester, Figueroa; Brady, Koren, Meyler; Aluko, Graham, Sagbo. Subs: Harper, Rosenior, Bruce, Huddlestone, Livermore, McShane, Boyd
15:24: Tottenham come through eventually but that was as tough a fought victory as any they might get this season. Palace fought until the final minute and almost grabbed a leveller late on through Dikgacoi but failed to create enough openings to grab a point. Encouragement for both sets of supporters after that one.
Full time: Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur
15:20: Great save from Hugo Lloris. Spurs are outnumbered at the back post and Phillips' knock-down finds Dikgacoi and his thunderous effort is palmed away by Lloris. The follow-up effort is also blocked by the Frenchman. Chance gone and there are only three minutes to be added on.
15:18: On for just a few minutes but Jermain Defoe should have confirmed the points will go to White Hart Lane. The England striker drove through the middle as the Palace defence parted like the red sea but he scuffed his shot and the Eagles survive.
15:15: Another change for Tottenham. Younes Kaboul on for Danny Rose. Not seen him since the season before last. Earlier, Lloris flapped at a Palace corner but the away side survived.
15:13: In some ways probably Palace's best chance. Phillips gets free but only drags his shot wide. Change for Spurs, Jermain Defoe on for Soldado.
15:10: Nacer Chadli, whose impact in this game has fluctuated throughout, gets away and shoots from 25 yards but it's wide and Palace can build again. Just 10 minutes left.
15:08: Brilliant defending from Danny Rose. A Spurs corner is cleared and they have committed all but two players to the attack. Phillips gets the ball clear and Gayle is on it but Rose gets himself goal side, seduces the foul and wins Spurs some breathing space.
15:05: Soldado is back defending for Spurs which will give you a pretty good indication how they feel the game is going as we enter the final 15 minutes. Palace dominating things at the moment even if chances are few and far between.
15:02: Half chance for Palace as Phillips escapes in behind. Lloris gets the tackle in but when the ball is teed up for Williams the Welshman can't manufacture an effort on goal. Spurs are threatening to allow the hosts back into it.
15:00: Spurs should have doubled their lead and put the game to bed. Walker wriggles away from three Palace players and feeds the ball inside Delaney who falls as Soldado collects the pass plays in Gylfi Sigurdsson but his first time effort is wide. Big let off.
14:55: Kevin Phillips, Jonathan Williams and Marouane Chamakh all on for Palace. Aaron Wilbraham, Owen Garvin and Stephen come off with 25 minutes left. That's the throwing caution to the wind that we know Holloway for.
14:51: Just on shot on goal from Palace today and you wonder where the next one is coming from. Moxey Walker brilliantly but his cross is woeful and behind Gayle who has been a spectator for much of the afternoon.
14:48: Change for Spurs as their fourth summer signing Etienne Capoue repalces Moussa Dembele.
14:46: Corner for Palace as rose heads behind Moxey's cross-field pass and here comes a second as Delaney's header is deflected wide. Spurs clear the danger however. A microcosm of Palace's fortunes today, plenty of effort but little headway made.
14:43: Huge boost for Spurs that but you felt it had been coming as the pressure built during the end of the first half. Palace have to change their guise if they're to get back in this. Jonathan Williams springs to mind.
14:41: Spurs want a penalty and they might have a point when Dembele goes down but Clattenburg waves away the appeals. Tottenham keep possession and Lennon's cross at the by-line is blocked by the raised hand of Dean Moxey who was sliding to cut out the cross and the referee this time points to the spot. Roberto Soldado steps up and coolly nets his first goal in English football by sending Speroni the wrong way.
Goal: Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur (Roberto Soldado 50)
Penalty to Tottenham Hotspur
14:37: Palace bulidng through Ward on the right and Jedinak switches it, via a deflection of Walker into the path of Moxey whose cross is low and into the arms of Lloris.
14:34: Second half has begun at a sun-drenched Selhurst Park. No changes.
14:29: As for Spurs, there is plenty of thrust on the right with Walker and Lennon combining well but they're so far favouring playing the ball on the ground, in an attempt seemingly to nullify Palace physically. Soldado and Sigurdsson have both looked threatening while other new boys Chadli and Paulinho have been quietly effective. There is more to come in the second half you feel.
14:26: Can sense a greater degree of caution with their Ian Holloway side compared to how he led Blackpool in the 10/11 season; less about trying to outscore the opposition and more about trying to keep them at arm's length. The likes of Dikgacoi, Jedinak and Wilbraham aren't threats at this level but they're willing runners. Is that enough to keep the Eagles afloat?
14:19: Palace have given everything in this opening 45 minutes to keep spurs at bay though they look very limited creatively. Roberto Soldado has looked threatening if not potent in the Spurs attack andf the visitors were coming to the boil towards the end of the half. Tight so far.
Half time: Crystal Palace 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur
14:17: Tottenham pressing, as they have been for much of the second period of the first half, but on the break palace are posing a threat but Ward's cross is over hit and the move breaks down. Three minutes added on and we've had two of them.
14:14: Break in play for water at Selhurst Park. Coming up to half time and it's been an entertaining 45 minutes even if chances have been at a premium.
14:12: Spurs are taking control here and on the right in particular Lennon and Walker are getting plenty of joy. After Soldado's volley is easily saved by Speroni, the Spaniard can't latch onto Lennon's cross. AVB's men improving rapidly.
14:10: You fell it's a pretty big season for Sigurdsson all in all. With Clint Dempsey have left for the MLS and Bale's future uncertain, he has a chance to nail down a place in a Spurs midfielder which was much changed due to injury last season. Decent start so far from the former Reading and Swansea player.
14:07: First effort in anger from Spurs and it comes from Gylfi Sigurdsson. The midfielder turns away and hits one with his right foot which Speroni superbly tips over.
14:02: So, 30 minutes gone and typically Palace have been fast out the blocks while Spurs look like a side with three new signings and without their best player. Bit disjointed early on.
13:59: Palace free-kick after Ross shoves Gayle off the ball. Odd decision frankly from Mark Clattenburg. Owen Garvin over the ball and Aaron Wilbraham, the only player in the Palace starting XI to have scored a Premier League before, meets it but it's straight into the arms of Lloris.
13:56: Aaron Lennon tries to get through on the right but his cross is cut out by Moxey. The resulting Spurs corner comes to nothing. The visitors haven't really got their foot on the ball as yet.
13:52: On closer inspection this Palace side isn't jam packed of creative players. You fancy much of the responsibility will fall at Stephen Dobbie's feet a point perfectly represented in the last passage of play as Dikgacoi and Jedinak refuse to play the ball forward until the centre back plays it forward and out of play.
13:47: Joel Ward down after a nasty fall but frankly after a helter-skelter opening 17 minutes we were dee a break in play. Spurs re-start through Lloris.
13:47: Jedinak is a real workhorse at the back for Palsce and he fights Sigurdsson off the ball as the Icelander looks to make inroads down the right. The Aussie was having none of it.
13:45: First sighter for Tottenham comes from Moussa Dembele who after collecting Aaron Lennon's pass hits a rasper which just flies over Speroni's goal.
13:43: Palace almost create an opening as Stephen Dobbie gets away on the left but gets the ball caught under his feet as he looks to come inside Walker and Spurs get the ball clear.
13:42: Danny Rose was one of the best left-backs in the Premier League last season but he is forced to clear the ball out of play after being turned as Dwight Gayle went in pursuit of a ball over the top. Frenetic start so far, not much cohesive football.
13:40: It's well documented that Crystal Palace have never played two successive season in the Premier League, having been relegated on four separate occasions. Ian Holloway's last Premier League outing lasted just a season also, as he took Blackpool down in the Tangerines single campaign. With such a lack of Premier League experience in their starting line-up today, you can understand why the bookmakers have them as favourites for the drop. No shortage of endeavor in these openings 10 minues however.
13:36: Not much in terms of attacking incident so far but Spurs are dominating possession from the outset here. Kyle Walker seeing plenty of the ball in an advanced right-back role. In Palace's first attack Delaney's cross is cut out by Hugo Lloris.
13:34: My Predictions:
Crystal Palace 0-2 Tottenham hotspur
Chelsea 3-0 Hull City
13:31: We're underway at Selhurst Park.
13:28: Players coming out of the tunnel at Selhurst Park. Mile Jedinak and Michael Dawson leading out the two sides. Warm reception for both teams.
13:24: Andre Villas-Boas on Sky Sports: "Well obviously we wanted to strengthen the team and make them better. We've done some great, great signings and all of them were involved the other day in our final friendly against Espanyol and we've given them all starts in the first Premier League game.
"Last year we used lots of different system and I think we will keep this trend. I think it's a big challenge and the problem is that we don't know them so there is always a surprise factor. They've changed a lot and they have a team that is still building."
Ian Holloway on Sky Sports: "It's a fantastic challenge. You look at Tottenham and the speculation regarding one of their players for £90m and we're fully aware of the challenge in front of us. We're brave enough, we'll have a go and we'll see what happens.
"We've had one or two illnesses and injuries hence the team selection I've gone with what I had at Wembley although it's a slight different formation. I believe the heart is in them and believe whatever we do will be hard to take on. Life likes a trier."
13:20: Let's try and stray away from the elephant in the room that is Gareth Bale and look at those who could prove the difference for their clubs this season.
Dwight Gayle showed during the second part of last season with Peterborough United in the Championship that he has the capacity to succeed in the top flight. The 23 year old scored 13 goals in 29 games for The Posh and is a livewire in attack.
A word from the two managers.....
13:10: Some words behind the name after those line-ups were submitted by both sides. Palace hand a debut to summer signing Dwight Gayle from Peterborough United but otherwise it is much of the side which guided the club to promotion via the play-offs.
For Spurs, three of the club's summer signings start including record signing Roberto Soldado who joined for £26m from Valencia. Nacer Chadli and Brazilian Paulinho also start as does Danny Rose, who returns after a loan spell at Sunderland last season.
Crystal Palace: Speroni, Ward, Gabbidon, Delaney, Moxey, Dikgacoi, Jedinak, Garvan, Dobbie, Gayle, Wilbraham. Subs: Alexander, Marange, O'Keefe, Campana, Williams, Phillips, Chamakh.
Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Rose, Lennon, Dembele, Chadli, Sigurdsson, Paulinho, Soldado. Subs: Kaboul, Capoue, Townsend, Naughton, Defoe, Friedel, Carroll.
12:55: We start the day at Selhurst Park where Ian Holloway returns to the top flight against a Tottenham Hotspur side whose summer has been spent being preoccupied with the future of Gareth Bale. While rumours are abound that Bale is set to join Real Madrid for a rumoured £85m, Palace have spent just £4.5m in the summer transfer window. Despite being in the same division, the divide between the top and the bottom is represented accurately in this fixture.
12:45: It was like we'd never been away. The opening day of the Premier League produced everything we expected and in so many ways nothing we expected. Manchester United slotted back into gear in David Moyes' first game in charge, Arsenal are experiencing early season problems already and for West Ham United and Southampton, summer consolidation has been replaced by expantancy. Fancy some more?
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