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Manchester City vs. Chelsea, Premier League: Confirmed lineups

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The stage is set.

"It's always good to play against Manchester City. We know the game will be difficult, they won their first match, we drew ours, but now is the time to show everybody how good we are. We want to play well and win the match."

"When you are young you want to play in the biggest games and play in the Champions League. When you play against City you are up against a big team and big players, so you want to show the world that you have a lot of quality."

-Eden Hazard; source: Chelsea FC

Sunday night football, under the lights.  Here we go.


Manchester City starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
Joe Hart | Aleksandar Kolarov, Eliaquim Mangala, Vincent Kompany, Bacary Sagna | Fernandinho, Yaya Toure | Raheem Sterling, David Silva, Jesus Navas | Sergio Aguero

Substitutes from: Willy Caballero, Pablo Zabaleta, Gael Clichy, Samir Nasri, Martin Demichelis, Wilfried Bony, Kelechi Iheanacho

Chelsea starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
Asmir Begovic | Cesar Azpilicueta, John Terry, Gary Cahill, Branislav Ivanovic | Nemanja Matic, Ramires | Eden Hazard, Cesc Fabregas, Willian | Diego Costa

Substitutes from: Jamal Blackman, Kurt Zouma, Mikel, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Juan Cuadrado, Radamel Falcao, Loic Remy


No surprise from either side, other than perhaps Aguero being fit enough to start for the hosts.

Ramires, as expected, takes Oscar's place, who's not even on the bench.  As always with Ramires, we won't know his exact position until the game starts, but the official Twitter word is that he's in the pivot with Matic, with Cesc pushing up to the No.10.


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