[Teams] Chelsea vs Man City: Confirmed Line-ups

By on November 25, 2012

Chelsea welcome Premier League champions Manchester City to Stamford Bridge this afternoon as Rafa Benitez takes charge of his first game for the Blues since replacing Roberto Di Matteo as manager.

The Spaniard has been drafted in as interim boss until the end of the season and will be desperate to get off to a positive start to win over some of the doubters who’ve questioned his appointment.

Benitez has recalled Fernando Torres to the starting line-up after he was dropped for Tuesday’s 3-0 defeat to Juventus. The out-of-form striker will be supported by Eden Hazard and Juan Mata, with Oscar playing alongside Ramires and Mikel in midfield.

Man City have been boosted with the news skipper Vincent Kompany is fit to play and takes his place alongside Nastasic at the back. Here are the confirmed line-ups for the game.

Chelsea Team

Cech, Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Luiz, Cole: Mikel, Ramires; Mata, Oscar, Hazard; Torres.

Subs: Turnbull, Ferreira, Cahill, Bertrand, Romeu, Marin, Moses.

Man City Team

Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Nastasic, Kolarov, Yaya Toure, Barry, Silva, Milner, Dzeko, Aguero

Subs: Pantilimon, Maicon, Nasri, Garcia, Kolo Toure, Tevez, Balotelli

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