Chelsea V Man City at Stamford Bridge - LIVE

Last updated : 31 January 2015
Chelsea V Man City - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.Costa banned for BluesChelsea striker Diego Costa will miss the Premier League leaders' showdown with Manchester City on Saturday as he starts his three-match suspension for violent conduct.Cesc Fabregas (hamstring), Filipe Luis (calf) and Branislav Ivanovic (foot) are doubts after suffering injuries in Tuesday's Capital One Cup semi-final defeat of Liverpool, in which Costa was adjudged to have stamped on Emre Can.Gary Cahill is expected to be a substitute once more, with Kurt Zouma continuing in defence, while Andre Schurrle and Mohamed Salah are likely to miss out as reports intensify of imminent moves for the out-of-favour pair.Chelsea great Ron Harris has told fans to forget about Frank Lampard for 90 minutes on Saturday and back the Blues.Lampard, Chelsea's record goalscorer, returns to Stamford Bridge with City bidding to cut the five-point deficit at the top.The 36-year-old spent 13 years at Chelsea and insisted he would never play for another Premier League club.So playing for City, on a one-season deal before moving to New York City FC in Major League Soccer, tarnishes his status in the eyes of some Chelsea fans."There will be some for him and some against," Harris, Chelsea's record appearance holder with 795, said."They should support Chelsea

Frank's a terrific lad and served Chelsea ever so well."(But) if he was to score the winning goal for Manchester City, it might blow up."Lampard scored when he came off the bench to face Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium in September but refused to celebrate.Asked if he should celebrate this time, if he scores, City boss Manuel Pellegrini said: "First I prefer him to score the goal

After that we will see if he celebrates or if he doesn't celebrate

If he scores, I celebrate."Pellegrini intends to approach the game in his usual confident manner, with his sights set solely on victory, and is not thinking about the consequences of defeat.He said: "We always try to keep our style but I cannot answer you what is in the mind of Chelsea, their manager or their players."They play at home, I am sure they want to win, but maybe they can think a draw is a good point for them because they would keep the five points (advantage)

But I cannot know what they are thinking."I don't feel pressure, never

The only pressure that I feel is my own pressure to try and do my best job."Samir Nasri could have a chance of featuring after missing the last two games with a calf injury.Defender Eliaquim Mangala will have a shoulder problem checked while midfielder Yaya Toure and new signing Wilfried Bony are away at the African Nations Cup

Source : PA

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