Sep 21, 2014 at 4pm UK at ​Etihad Stadium
Man CityManchester City
Lampard (85')
Fernandinho (12'), Zabaleta (32'), Silva (40'), Toure (44')
Zabaleta (66')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Schurrle (71')
Ramires (35'), Matic (39'), Costa (66'), Ivanovic (77')

Team News: Chelsea make two changes for Manchester City meeting, Diego Costa stats

Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates scoring his team's sixth goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park on August 30, 2014
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Jose Mourinho makes two alterations to his starting lineup for the visit to face Manchester City, while Manuel Pellegrini rings the changes to his side.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has made two changes to his side for this afternoon's Premier League meeting with Manchester City.

In-form striker Diego Costa returns to the side in place of Didier Drogba, while Cesar Azpilicueta is preferred to Filipe Luis at left-back.

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.

James Milner and Sergio Aguero also return to the side, while Chelsea legend Frank Lampard is among the City subs.

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.

Chelsea's Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa (R) celebrates scoring with teammate Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic during the English Premier League football match against Swansea on September 13, 2014
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