Meanwhile, Manuel Pellegrini has handed Eliaquim Mangala his City debut, with Vincent Kompany the only visiting defender to retain his place in the starting lineup from the 1-0 defeat against Bayern Munich last time out.
CheIsea: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Ramires, Matic, Willian, Fabregas, Hazard, Diego Costa
Subs: Cech, Filipe Luis, Mikel, Oscar, Schurrle, Remy, Drogba
Man City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Mangala, Kolarov, Milner, Toure, Fernandinho, Silva, Aguero, Dzeko
Subs: Caballero, Sagna, Clichy, Demichelis, Lampard, Navas, Nasri
Today's game at the Etihad Stadium pits together the two favourites for the league title, and you can follow the action live with Sports Mole by clicking here.