TEAM NEWS: CHELSEA V MANCHESTER CITY

Posted on: Sun 14 Apr 2013

Rafael Benitez makes plenty of use of players who did not start in Moscow on Thursday so Demba Ba leads the attack and Eden Hazard, Juan Mata and Oscar are all selected.

Branislav Ivanovic will partner David Luiz in central defence and John Mikel Obi returns to the starting 11 alongside Ramires in central midfield.

With John Terry and Frank Lampard on the bench, Petr Cech is captain.

For Manchester City, David Silva has failed to recover from a hamstring injury so Carlos Tevez plays. Roberto Mancini selects Costel Pantilimon in goal as has been the case for this FA Cup campaign.

Chelsea are expected to line up in the following 4-2-3-1 formation:

1 Petr Cech (c)
28 Cesar Azpilicueta
2 Branislav Ivanovic
4 David Luiz
34 Ryan Bertrand
7 Ramires
12 John Mikel Obi
17 Eden Hazard
10 Juan Mata
11 Oscar
29 Demba Ba

Substitutes: 22 Ross Turnbull, 26 John Terry, 57 Nathan Ake, 8 Frank Lampard, 30 Yossi Benayoun, 13 Victor Moses, 9 Fernando Torres.

Man City are expected to line up in the following 4-2-3-1 formation:

Pantilimon; Zabaleta, Kompany (c), Nastasić, Clichy; Y Touré, Barry; Milner, Tévez, Nasri; Aguero.

Substitutes: Hart, Lescott, Kolarov, K Toure, Garcia, Sinclair, Dzeko.

The referee is Chris Foy.

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