Hull City boss Steve Bruce has warned his players not to be complacent after they were pitched against Chelsea on the opening day of the new Premier League season.
Bruce told his team that they should be wary, and exercise a degree of caution when the Tigers visit Stamford Bridge on August 17, for what will be Jose Mourinho's first competitive game in charge since his return from Spain.
"We would do well to realise that there are no pushovers in this league. All of these teams are here on merit, and not just to make the numbers up. Of course, we know we'll be the favourites, but we wouldn't be the first side to come unstuck through being too complacent."
The former Manchester United defender knows his team will face a stiff challenge in their assault on the Premier League title, and Chelsea may be one of their main rivals. He went on:
"There are no easy three-pointers. When you go out onto the pitch, you have to give respect to every team, and I'll be reminding my players not to get too big for their boots. If we're going to do well this season, and stay in touch with the Champions league spots, we've got to knuckle down and win these games against these unfancied teams."
Chelsea, for their part, are keeping a low profile.