City pair absent again

Midfield duo Vincent Kompany and Nigel de Jong will again be missing as Manchester City look to record their first Barclays Premier League away win since August by beating Chelsea on Sunday.

Midfield duo Vincent Kompany and Nigel de Jong will again be missing as Manchester City look to record their first Barclays Premier League away win since August by beating Chelsea on Sunday.

Kompany (toe) may be fit in time for next week’s UEFA Cup second leg against Aalborg but De Jong joins Craig Bellamy on the sidelines with a knee injury.

Manager Mark Hughes may opt to keep the side that beat Aalborg last night, as Shaun Wright-Phillips and Wayne Bridge both return to Stamford Bridge for the first time since joining City.

Team (from): Given, Hart, Schmeichel, Richards, Onuoha, Dunne, Bridge, Garrido, Zabaleta, Wright-Phillips, Elano, Caicedo, Ireland, Fernandes, Vassell, Weiss, Robinho, Evans, Bojinov, Logan, Berti.

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