Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was pleased to be starting his second spell at the club with a home game against newly promoted Hull City. "I am so happy to start at the Bridge, but at the same time Hull City is a team who were promoted from the Championship and they will have that spirit, even if now they are in the Premier League. So it is an emotional but a hard start," Mourinho told the official Chelsea website.
"Starting the season at home is a great way for our supporters to show the players they are ready to be behind the team all the way, and at the same time it is a great way for the players to show how much they are motivated and committed.
"I wish every club well for the season and I especially hope we can all make it a great competition for Premier League fans all around the world."