Chelsea v Manchester City
Competition: FA Cup
Date: 21st February 2016
Kick off: 16:00 pm BST
Venue: Stamford Bridge, London
Live Stream: Watch Chelsea v Manchester City live online
Chelsea take on Manchester City in the FA Cup this weekend and both teams will be looking to advance to the next round of the competition.
For Chelsea, this could be their best chance of winning something this season. As for Manchester City, the Premier League giants are still in the title race and are in the finals of the Capital One Cup.
Guus Hiddink won the FA Cup during his first spell in charge of Chelsea and the Dutchman will be looking to replicate that feat once again. The Blues have had a terrible season in the Premier League and their only chance of playing in Europe next season is winning the FA Cup or the Champions League.
Manchester City are plagued with injuries at the moment and could be forced to play their younger players. It will be interesting to see if Chelsea can take advantage of that and progress onto the next stage of the FA Cup.
Chelsea v Manchester City Team News
Chelsea could rest their first-choice keeper Courtois for Sunday’s tie against Manchester City.
Hiddink will be without the service of his first choice centre-backs as well. Terry and Zouma are out injured.
Out of form Chelsea winger, Eden Hazard is likely to sit out the game as well, especially after the comments regarding a potential PSG move in the summer.
Matic and Loftus-Cheek are expected to start here after missing out on the trip to Paris.
Manuel Pellegrini is expected to rest several of his key players before the Champions League tie against Kyiv and the League Cup final next weekend.
The likes of Kelechi Iheanacho, Bersant Celina, Manu Garcia and Aleix Garcia could start against Chelsea this Sunday.
Chelsea v Manchester City Starting Lineup
Chelsea starting lineup: Begovic; Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Rahman; Matic, Loftus-Cheek; Pedro; Oscar, Willian; Diego Costa
Manchester City starting lineup: Caballero; Zabaleta, Demichelis, Otamendi, Kolarov; Fernando, Aleix Garcia; Celina, Manu Garcia, Sterling; Iheanacho
Chelsea v Manchester City Key Stats
Chelsea have not beaten Manchester City in their last four meetings.
Manchester City have scored in all of their last four matches against Chelsea.
Chelsea are unbeaten in their last two home games against Manchester City.