The match will take place on 13 September 2008. Chelsea will look to win the match, while Manchester City, advantaged with home support, will also gearing up to pick up three points against Chelsea. However, even a draw would be a satisfactory result for
However, City boss Mark Hughes needs to contend with injury that ruled Martin Petrov out of the match. Michael Johnson is also doubtful for the match as he is struggling with groin injury. The good news is that defender Micah Richards might return to action with the match after shaking off his shoulder injury.