• FA Cup fifth round

Jovetic and Dzeko paired in attack against Chelsea

ESPN staff
February 15, 2014
Stevan Jovetic will partner Edin Dzeko in attack for Manchester City © Getty Images

Manchester City make four changes to their starting line-up for the FA Cup fifth round tie against Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium.

Stevan Jovetic starts up front, with Alvaro Negredo dropping to the bench and Edin Dzeko - who was a substitute against Norwich last time out but started in the 1-0 defeat by Chelsea in the previous match - partnering Jovetic up front.

Costel Pantilimon replaces Joe Hart in goal, as is now customary for Manchester City in the FA Cup, while Joleon Lescott replaces Martin Demichelis in central defence. Jesus Navas also drops to the bench with Javi Garcia starting in midfield.

Chelsea make just one enforced change to the side that defeated City in the Premier League earlier this month, with John Terry injured. David Luiz slips back into defence, with John Obi Mikel coming in to the midfield.

Manchester City: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy, Milner, Toure, Garcia, Silva, Jovetic, Dzeko.

Substitutes: Hart, Richards, Demichelis, Kolarov, Navas, Negredo, Nasri

Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Luiz, Azpilicueta, Mikel, Matic, Ramires, Willian, Hazard, Eto'o.

Substitutes: Schwarzer, Cole, Lampard, Salah, Schuerrle, Oscar, Torres.

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