Chelsea v Man City preview

Chelsea will be without the suspended David Luiz. Defender Luiz

picked up his fifth domestic yellow card of the season in

Saturday’s 3-0 win at Newcastle and serves a one-match ban.

Right-back Jose Bosingwa has therefore made a timely recovery from

the adductor strain that caused him to miss Tuesday’s Champions

League success against Valencia, Josh McEachran is back in training

after an ankle knock, while fellow midfielder Michael Essien is

expected to return from knee surgery early next year. Micah

Richards looks set to miss out for City. Richards was ruled out of

Wednesday’s Champions League win over Bayern Munich with a calf

injury and may not shake off the problem in time. Central defender

Stefan Savic played in his position in midweek but Pablo Zabaleta

is now fit and could slot back in, but left-back Aleksandar Kolarov

(groin) remains out. Chelsea (from): Cech, Bosingwa, Ivanovic,

Terry, Cole, Mikel, Romeu, Ramires, Lampard, McEachran, Mata,

Malouda, Meireles, Torres, Drogba, Kalou, Sturridge, Lukaku,

Turnbull. Manchester City (from): Hart, Pantilimon, Zabaleta,

Kompany, Lescott, Savic, K Toure, Clichy, Johnson, Milner, Y Toure,

De Jong, Barry, Hargreaves, Nasri, Silva, Dzeko, Balotelli, Aguero.