Chelsea drew 2-2 against Arsenal on tuesday night, who had 10 men on the pitch for most of the clash. Although the result is disappointing for the Blues, Hull City manager Grant McCann believes Chelsea are almost impossible to beat.

“They’re a young, energetic side that is very comfortable in possession,” he said, speaking of Chelsea threat ahead of the FA Cup clash.

“Me and Cliff (Byrne) went to watch them on Tuesday night and it was difficult to try and gauge the game when Arsenal went down to 10 men but the first 20 minutes scared the life out of me! “They’re a really, really good team. I like the fact that Frank has gone in and given young players a chance – the likes of Reece James, Fikayo Tomori and Mason Mount.

“I think they’re going to be a team to fear in a couple of years when the young boys get a bit more experience. In saying that though, they’re more than holding their own this season, challenging for the top four. It just goes to show what a good job Frank is doing there.”

The Tigers’ boss isn’t entirely confident how the Blues will line up for the game but expects a very tough match-up irrespectively.

“I have no idea what way Frank will approach it. Whatever he does it will be strong, because his squad’s very, very strong.

“The style of play won’t change because he hasn’t changed too much from that from the start of the season.” Last time out we beat the Tigers in 2017/2018 at Stamford Bridge. The Blues went on to lift the FA Cup that year.