Kick-off: 21.00 (live @ Sky Sport 3)
Chelsea will provide the latest test to Manchester City’s unbeaten run when Roberto Mancini brings his table-toppers to Stamford Bridge. Following a disappointing run of three defeats in four Barclays Premier League matches, including consecutive home losses to Arsenal and Liverpool, Andre Villas-Boas’ Blues have bounced back to record 3-0 wins in their last two matches with Wolves and Newcastle. Ex-City forward Daniel Sturridge scored in both those games to take his season tally to seven.
Manchester City's 5-1 win over Norwich last weekend was their 12th in 14 Barclays Premier League matches this season, but they have not had it all their own way in the capital. In September the Citizens surrendered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Fulham and last month they were forced to come from a goal down before finally seeing off a dogged QPR 3-2.
Chelsea: L L W L W W
Man City: W W W W D W
• Chelsea have won five of their last six home matches against Manchester City.
Their only defeat in the last 13 was by 4-2 in February 2007 when Carlos Tevez and Craig Bellamy scored two goals apiece.
Man City: Kolarov
Chelsea: David Luiz
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