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

By on February 15, 2014

Manchester City entertain Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium this evening in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

City will be out for revenge after the Blues ran out 1-0 winners in their league fixture two weeks ago, but Jose Mourinho will be looking to repeat that result to maintain his excellent record in this cup competition.

Manuel Pellegrini has recalled Costal Pantilimon in goal while Joleon Lescott comes in alongside Vincent Kompany at the back. Javi Garcia starts after recovering from injury while Alvaro Negredo and Jesus Navas are rested.

Mourinho has received a boost with Gary Cahill making a surprise recovery from a calf injury that he picked up in midweek. John Obi Mikel starts alongside Nemanja Matic in midfield while Fernando Torres remains on the bench with Samuel Eto’o starting in attack.

Here are the confirmed line-ups:

Man City

Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy, Garcia, Toure, Milner, Silva, Jovetic, Dzeko

Subs: Hart, Richards, Demichelis, Kolarov, Navas, Negredo, Nasri

Chelsea

Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, David Luiz, Azpilicueta; Mikel, Matic; Ramires, Willian, Hazard; Eto’o

Subs: Schwarzer, Cole, Lampard, Salah, Schurrle, Oscar, Torres

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