Tevez’s absence from the squad has been well documented but the Argentine has been handed a life line to save his career at the Etihad with the manager naming him amongst the subs for this massive game.Di Matteo has given Torres a starting place tonight after the Spaniard finally broke his prolonged goal draught with a double against Leicester City on Sunday.
Manchester City: Hart; Zabaletta, Richards, Toure, Clichy; Yaya Toure, De Jong, Nasri; Silva, Agüero, Balotelli
Subs: Pantilimon, Savic, Kolarov, Milner, Barry, Dzeko, Tevez
Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Luiz, Cole; Lampard, Mikel, Ramires, Mata, Meireles; Torres
Subs: Turnbull, Essien, Drogba, Malouda, Bosingwa, Kalou, Sturridge.