Confirmed: Chelsea and Manchester City line-ups

Chelsea Fans

Here is how Chelsea and Manchester City will line up this weekend:

Chelsea welcome Manchester City to Stamford Bridge this afternoon for their FA Cup fifth round clash with the visitors having a vital Champions League match just around the corner.

Such fixture pile-ups come from success but City manager Manuel Pellegrini is clearly not happy with having to play two such huge matches so close to each other.

Not that Chelsea will be complaining as they have a whole week between this game and their next fixture.

Whether a few dates in a calendar ultimately determine the result of this match remains to be seen but there is no doubt Chelsea hold a slight advantage heading into the clash.

Chelsea have made the fifth round of this competition for the 16th time in the last 18 seasons but City will want to go out with a bang in what is Pellegrini’s last year in charge before Pep Guardiola takes over in the summer.

Chelsea lineup

Starting:

  • Thibaut Courtois
  • César Azpilicueta
  • Gary Cahill
  • Branislav Ivanović
  • Baba Rahman
  • Cesc Fàbregas
  • Eden Hazard
  • John Obi Mikel
  • Willian
  • Diego Costa
  • Pedro Rodríguez

Substitutes: Asmir Begović, Matt Miazga, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Nemanja Matić, Oscar, Bertrand Traoré, Loïc Rémy.

Man City lineup

Starting:

  • Bersant Celina
  • Willy Caballero
  • Oluwatosin Adarabioyo
  • Martín Demichelis
  • Aleksandar Kolarov
  • Pablo Zabaleta
  • Fernando
  • Aleix García
  • David Faupala
  • Manual Garcia
  • Kelechi Iheanacho

Substitutes: Joe Hart, Gaël Clichy, Cameron Humphreys, Vincent Kompany, Brandon Barker, Fernandinho, Raheem Sterling.

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