David Luiz and Nemanja Matic return to the side and are expected to play together in central midfield.

With Ramires also starting along with Willian and Eden Hazard, Oscar moves to the bench.

Gary Cahill makes his 50th Premier League start for the club in an unchanged defence. Mohamed Salah is among the Chelsea subs for the first time.

Man City make three changea from their big win at Tottenham last time out. Fernandinho is out injured so Martin Demichelis is expected to play in midfield with Matija Nastasic coming into central defence.

Aleksandar Kolarov is preferred to Gael Clichy at left back with Alvaro Negredo coming in up front for injured Sergio Aguero.

Chelsea:1 Petr Cech; 2 Branislav Ivanovic, 24 Gary Cahill, 26 John Terry (c), 28 Cesar Azpilicueta; 4 David Luiz, 21 Nemanja Matic; 7 Ramires, 22 Willian, 17 Eden Hazard; 29 Samuel Eto'o.

Substitutes: 23 Mark Schwarzer, 3 Ashley Cole, 12 John Mikel Obi, 8 Frank Lampard, 11 Oscar, 15 Mohamed Salah, 19 Demba Ba.

Man City are expected to line up in the following 4-4-2 formation:

Hart; Zabaleta, Kompany,Nastasic, Kolarov,; Navas, Toure, Demichelis, Silva; Negredo, Dzeko.

Substitutes: Pantilimon, Clichy, Boyata, Milner, Rodwell, Lopes, Jovetic.

The referee is Mike Dean.

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