Confirmed Chelsea line-up vs Man City: Midfielder axed in one change
By Matt Bullin
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has made one change for the Blues Wednesday night Premier League clash with Manchester City.
Kurt Zouma replacing Nemanja Matic in the line-up is the only change to the side which lost 2-1 to Crystal Palace last time out.
Chelsea announced their side on the club’s official Twitter account prior to the 8.00pm kick off at Stamford Bridge.
Team to face Man City: Courtois; Zouma, David Luiz, Cahill (c); Azpilicueta, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Pedro, Diego Costa, Hazard. #CHEMCI
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) April 5, 2017
The Blues will be hoping to bounce back following a shock 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday.
The result left them seven points clear at the top of the Premier League table as Tottenham consolidated second place by beating Burnley 2-0.
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City claimed a 2-2 draw with Arsenal last time out as Leroy Sane and Aguero scored, only to have their goals cancelled out by Theo Walcott and Shkodran Mustafi respectively.
Chelsea won the previous fixture between the sides this season 3-1. Diego Costa, Willian and Eden Hazard all scored to cancel out Gary Cahill’s own-goal as Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho saw red late on for City.
However in this fixture last season it was City who came out on top with a superb 3-0 win courtesy of an Aguero hat-trick.
A win over Man City for Chelsea, and a loss for Tottenham against Swansea will see Conte’s men restore their 10 point gap at the top of the league.
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