Preview: Manchester City vs. Chelsea
Mark Hughes has doubts over Craig Bellamy and Stephen Ireland ahead of
The pair both picked up knee injuries in Wednesday’s Carling Cup win over
Vladimir Weiss, who scored his first senior goal in midweek, is also unlikely to figure after being laid low by tonsillitis but Martin Petrov and Nigel de Jong should be available after missing out on the
Cole (hamstring) was missing from Wednesday’s Carling Cup loss at
Salomon Kalou (thigh), Daniel Sturridge (knee), Alex (hip) and Jose Bosingwa (knee) are all unavailable.
Manchester City (from): Given, Taylor, Richards, Zabaleta, Toure, Lescott, Onuoha, Bridge, Garrido, Wright-Phillips, De Jong, Kompany, Johnson, Ireland, Barry, Robinho, Bellamy, Petrov, Adebayor, Tevez, Santa Cruz, Benjani.