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Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Demba Ba by Francisco Javi Garcia. Free kick taken by David Luiz.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Samir Nasri by Juan Mata. Samir Nasri takes the direct free kick.
Juan Mata decides to take the corner short.
Joleon Lescott is brought on as a substitute for David Silva.
Effort on goal by David Luiz from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
(Man City) makes a substitution, with Samir Nasri coming on for Sergio Aguero.
Foul by David Luiz on Yaya Toure, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by David Silva.
Pablo Zabaleta concedes a free kick for a foul on Demba Ba. Demba Ba takes the direct free kick.
Carlos Tevez scores a goal from just outside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Man City 2-0 Chelsea.David Silva provided the assist for the goal.
Yaya Toure takes a shot from long distance which goes wide of the right-hand post.
(Chelsea) makes a substitution, with Fernando Torres coming on for Mikel.
David Silva gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Cole. Direct free kick taken by Mikel.
The ball is delivered by Emboaba Oscar.
Sergio Aguero is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by David Luiz.
Corner taken by Juan Mata.
Victor Moses replaces Eden Hazard. Emboaba Oscar is brought on as a substitute for Frank Lampard.
Centre by Eden Hazard, clearance by Pablo Zabaleta.
A cross is delivered by James Milner, save by Petr Cech.
Yaya Toure scores a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Man City 1-0 Chelsea.David Silva provided the assist for the goal.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Juan Mata.
Foul by Nascimento Ramires on Francisco Javi Garcia, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Gael Clichy.
Effort on goal by Sergio Aguero from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Unfair challenge on Matija Nastasic by Nascimento Ramires results in a free kick. Gael Clichy takes the free kick.
David Silva takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.
Sergio Aguero takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Cahill.
Jack Rodwell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Cahill. Carlos Tevez comes on in place of Jack Rodwell. Free kick taken by Petr Cech.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Eden Hazard, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Gary Cahill goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Penalty awarded for a foul by Joe Hart on Demba Ba. Penalty taken by Frank Lampard saved by Joe Hart. Man City 0-0 Chelsea.
Eden Hazard takes a shot. Joe Hart makes a save.
Effort from the edge of the box by Sergio Aguero goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Gael Clichy crosses the ball, Gary Cahill makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Eden Hazard by Pablo Zabaleta. Frank Lampard takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Branislav Ivanovic, Kolo Toure manages to make a clearance.
Demba Ba gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Milner. Joe Hart restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Pablo Zabaleta on Ashley Cole. Pablo Zabaleta is cautioned. Eden Hazard takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by David Silva, Jack Rodwell takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech.
Jack Rodwell takes a shot. Petr Cech makes a save.
Corner taken left-footed by Juan Mata from the right by-line to the near post, David Silva manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Kolo Toure on Juan Mata, free kick awarded. Kolo Toure is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. David Luiz takes the direct free kick.
Pablo Zabaleta takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Cahill.
David Silva sends in a cross.
The referee books Nascimento Ramires for unsporting behaviour.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Nascimento Ramires. Joe Hart takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by David Silva, Jack Rodwell takes a shot. Gary Cahill gets a block in. David Silva challenges Mikel unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Luiz.
Jack Rodwell produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
Branislav Ivanovic fouled by Jack Rodwell, the ref awards a free kick. Jack Rodwell is shown a yellow card. Free kick taken by Juan Mata.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Matija Nastasic on Demba Ba. Mikel restarts play with the free kick.
Yaya Toure challenges Nascimento Ramires unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Frank Lampard.
Foul by Pablo Zabaleta on Eden Hazard, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Juan Mata.
Pablo Zabaleta challenges Eden Hazard unfairly and gives away a free kick. Juan Mata takes the direct free kick.
The ball is crossed by Nascimento Ramires, James Milner manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jack Rodwell on Nascimento Ramires. Gary Cahill restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Gael Clichy, clearance made by Gary Cahill.
Jack Rodwell concedes a free kick for a foul on Nascimento Ramires. Mikel takes the free kick.
Jack Rodwell takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Cahill.
Short corner taken by James Milner.
Yaya Toure takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Cahill.
Pablo Zabaleta sends in a cross, clearance by Gary Cahill.
Unfair challenge on Gary Cahill by Sergio Aguero results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gary Cahill.
The referee blows for offside against Sergio Aguero. Petr Cech takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by David Silva, Matija Nastasic takes a shot. Petr Cech makes a save.
The ball is delivered by Branislav Ivanovic.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Sergio Aguero on Branislav Ivanovic. Branislav Ivanovic restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Frank Lampard, clearance by Kolo Toure.
The ball is sent over by Yaya Toure.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Juan Mata by Francisco Javi Garcia. Branislav Ivanovic takes the direct free kick.
The ball is delivered by James Milner, Petr Cech makes a save.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Juan Mata played to the near post, Gael Clichy manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken by James Milner from the left by-line played to the near post, Demba Ba makes a clearance.
Yaya Toure takes a shot. Petr Cech makes a save.
Mancini points finger at transfer market failings
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has revealed his frustrations at the club's failure to sign the players he wanted last summer as he prepares to face Chelsea.
City had hoped to build on last season's Barclays Premier League title success by bringing in Robin van Persie from Arsenal, but lost out to rivals Manchester United.
The champions were also linked with other big names such as Javi Martinez, Eden Hazard and Daniele di Rossi but instead brought in Jack Rodwell, Matija Nastasic, Maicon, Scott Sinclair and Javi Garcia to mixed success.
With City now trailing United by 12 points at the top of table with 12 games remaining, their hopes of retaining the title are fading and it could be argued what happened last summer cost them.
Mancini told The Guardian: "It's important to realise we have made some mistakes. I have made some mistakes and the players have made some mistakes.
"But the first reason is because we didn't do what we should have done in the summer transfer market - we worked really badly in the market."
Mancini's words could be interpreted as criticism of Brian Marwood, the club's former sporting director who has since switched to a role in charge of the Academy. He expects better recruitment this summer following the arrival of former Barcelona figureheads Ferran Soriano and Txiki Begiristain as chief executive and director of football respectively.
He said: "Ferran came from Barcelona and understands what it needs to be a top club. Txiki played football and knows football. They are good men. For this reason, I am optimistic about our future. We now have people who know their football."
Strikers Edinson Cavani and Radamel Falcao of Napoli and Atletico Madrid respectively could be among City's targets this summer and Mancini admires them both.
He said: "Cavani and Falcao would work in England. They have experience. Both players are 26, 27. They are good enough to play in England."
Captain Vincent Kompany remains a doubt. The Belgium defender has missed four games with a calf injury and Mancini has conceded the problem is taking longer to heal than expected.
Midfielder Gareth Barry, who was forced out of last week's FA Cup win over Leeds with an ankle injury, will also be assessed while right-back Micah Richards (knee) remains sidelined.
Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez believes the meeting the Manchester City can be a guide to his side's targets for the season.
The Blues currently sit third in the table but know that a win at the Etihad Stadium could take them to within a point of City in second place.
Only leaders Manchester United have won at the home of the champions so far this season, but Benitez is confident his players have enough to claim all three points and set their sights on finishing in the top two.
"We have a lot of respect because City is a great team," Benitez said. "But we have to go there with confidence and if we are close I think that we can fight for being in the top two, and if not we have to fight for being in the top four.
"The priority is to win; if we win this game we will be closer but if we cannot we have to keep fighting.
"What I can see now is a team with confidence, we are confident we can beat City or anyone if we do things in the right way.
"We are creating chances in every game so I'm confident we can do it."
Frank Lampard will return to the Blues' squad. Lampard sat out the 1-1 draw with Sparta Prague in the Europa League on Thursday evening but will be considered for the game at the Etihad Stadium.
Ashley Cole and Branislav Ivanovic are in a similar position whilst Demba Ba also returns after being cup-tied.
Benitez confirmed a couple of his players are nursing knocks but has no fresh injury concerns with only Oriol Romeu (knee) absent
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