Manchester City Vs. Chelsea, 2012 Premier League: Lineups

Are we into the territory where games are "must-win" yet? This one is pretty close to it for both Chelsea and Manchester City. The Citizens need to avoid losing more ground to Manchester United in the title race, while Chelsea can't let Arsenal increase the gap between the two teams for fourth place. Things are going well under Roberto Di Matteo at the moment, but his lineup looks a bit different than his normal 4-2-3-1. And he's starting Fernando Torres!

Manchester City starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Joe Hart; Gael Clichy, Kolo Toure, Micah Richards, Pablo Zabaleta; Yaya Toure, Nigel de Jong; Samir Nasri, David Silva, Sergio Aguero; Mario Balotelli

Chelsea starting lineup (4-3-3): Petr Cech; Ashley Cole, David Luiz, Gary Cahill, Branislav Ivanovic; John Obi Mikel, Frank Lampard, Raul Meireles; Juan Mata, Fernando Torres, Ramires

Kickoff is at 3:45 p.m. ET, 7:45 p.m. local time from Eastlands in Manchester. You can watch on ESPN2 in the USA, TSN2 in Canada and Sky Sports 1 in the UK.

For more on the two teams, head to Chelsea FC blog We Ain't Got No History and Manchester City blog Bitter And Blue.

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