English Premier League: Manchester City and Chelsea Match-Up
Striker Carlos Tevez could make his long-awaited return for Manchester City against the Blues on Wednesday. City's boss Roberto Mancini has revealed that the Argentine striker could be on the bench for the Premier league game at Etihad. Tevez has not played for City since September when he refused to warn-up in the Champions League game against Bayern Munchen and since then club is dominating for the premier league title race.
Vincent Kompany and Pablo Zabaleta for Man City are major doubts for this fixture while Joleon Lescott is tuggling with his groin strain and might be facing Chelsea tonight.
On the other hand, Chelsea's overall performance has been improved since the departure of André Villas-Boas. Since then, Chelsea have managed to win four games in a row.
Chelsea have no fresh injury or suspensions concerns. They have full and strong squad to choose from. Manager Roberto Di Matteo is likely to start this match with the same strong line-up that beat Napoli by 4-1 in the second leg of Champions league. Fernando torres scored two goals in the quarter-finals of FA cup and is likely to given a new start.
Probable starting line-ups:
Cech, Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Cole, Lampard, Essien, Sturridge, Mata, Ramires, Drogba
Hart, Richards, Kolo Toure, Lescott, Clichy, Yaya Toure, Barry, Silva, Aguero, Nasri, Mario Balotelli
Manchester City are four points behind their rivals Manchester United who are currently sitting at the top of the table. City will have to grab three points from this game to be able to compete with them.