The Argentine striker makes his first appearance in a squad for six months and the Spanish striker is handed a lone striking role after his weekend FA Cup double against LeicesterCarlos Tevez has been named on the bench for Manchester City after not being on the team sheet for six months, while Roberto Di Matteo has opted to play Fernando Torres upfront on his own for Chelsea.
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.