Chelsea v Man City: Predicted Line-Ups – Torres + Milner To Start?

By on February 13, 2014

Fernando Torres vs Leicester

Manchester City play host to Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday night in the 5th round of the FA Cup. Here are our predicted line-ups for the game.

Manuel Pellegrini’s men have the advantage of going into the game fully rested after their league clash with Sunderland on Wednesday night was called off due to adverse weather conditions.  It means that City are likely to name virtually a full strength team ahead of their Champions League showdown with Barcelona.

Alexander Kolarov could get the nod ahead of Gael Clichy at left-back while Pablo Zabaleta, Vincent Kompany and Michel Demichelis are likely to make up the rest of the back four.

James Milner is expected to start alongside Yaya Toure in midfield with Fernandhino still out injured, while Edin Dzeko and Alvaro Negredo will lead the attack with Sergio Aguero also on the sidelines.

As for Chelsea they could be without Gary Cahill after the defender picked up a calf problem during Tuesday nights 1-1 draw at West Brom. John Terry is in-line to return alongside David Luiz in the center of defence.

Frank Lampard could feature having not played in midweek and Jose Mourinho is likely to adopt similar tactics to the league game between these two sides earlier this month that saw him play with Ramires along with two deep laying midfielders to offer more protection to the back four. Fernando Torres is expected to start in attack.

Here are our predicted line-ups:

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What do you think of our line-ups? What team would you like to see start? Share your thoughts below….



  1. Peterlis Odhiambo

    February 13, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    With silva and navas inclusive, chelsea have no chance they will take 4 goals to zero.

  2. olalekan salami osama

    February 13, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    I prefer cech invernovic asiculta terry luis mikel ramires salah hazard willian etoo.

  3. eddy

    February 13, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    The squard is ok.but I will prefer eto to start.

  4. Friday Sunday

    February 13, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    The squard is alright.

  5. roman

    February 13, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Azp, luiz, terry, cole
    Lamp, mikel,
    Sala, willian / hazard, Schurrle
    Sub – hazard, ramirez/ eto’o, matic

  6. Gabriel makaveli

    February 14, 2014 at 12:07 am

    Schwazer,azpilicueta,ivanovic,terry,luiz,mikel,matic,harzard,willian,salah,fernando torres

  7. Richard

    February 14, 2014 at 1:06 am

    Big Boss Morinho pls don’t forget the Nigeria legend John Obi Mikel

  8. Lester Ajass

    February 14, 2014 at 2:06 am

    Ramiles is not in his best this season, i don’t know why?

  9. jobizo

    February 14, 2014 at 7:01 am

    man city must win

  10. VBOY

    February 14, 2014 at 7:04 am

    who starts isn’t something i wi develope hypatension on, cos i’m pretty sure chelsea wi make it 3 times this season. well, if i were the boss: swaza:azpil ivan luiz cole:mati mike:haz sala:lamp:torre

  11. Ofem victor

    February 14, 2014 at 7:57 am

    Big boss,pls mikel,salah,andraw,all should be in de lineup up chelsea

  12. virgin joe

    February 14, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Eto is a scrap some ppl de watch ball through anus pls start wit torres up blue chelsea wil beat city again

  13. Idris ovoko

    February 14, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    I like to see line-ups. Cech, Ivanovic, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Terry, Matic, Ramirs, Hazard, Salah Willian & Torres. Sub schwara, Lampard, Oscar, Cole, Mikel & Eto’o

  14. Idris ovoko

    February 14, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    I like to see line-ups. Cech, Ivanovic, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Terry, Matic, Ramirs, Hazard, Salah, Willian & Torres. Sub schwara, Lampard, Oscar, Cole, Mikel & Eto’o

  15. Emem Etefiah

    February 14, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    I tink the best lineup is Cech terry, luiz, Ivanovic, cole matic mikel Hazard william salah tores

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