Branislav Ivanovic is a major causality as he seeks to redress the defensive problems of rescue teams weeks.
Also starting is Victor Moses as Conte seeks pace down the wings.
The Blues have lost their last two league matches against Liverpool and Arsenal.
Chelsea, Courtois, Azpilicueta, Alonso, Cahill (c), David Luiz, Kante, Matic, Moses, Willian, Hazard, Diego Costa
Subs; Begovic, Ivanovic, Chalobah, Fabregas, Oscar, Pedro, Batshuayi
Hull City: Marshall, Robertson, Davies, Meyer, Snodgrass, Clucas, Livermore, Mbokani, Diomande, Henriksen, Mason
Subs; Jakupovic, Maguire, Huddleston.\, Hernandez, Maloney, Weir, Keane
Referee A Taylor