Manchester City v Chelsea team news: Diego Costa and Sergio Aguero start

Chelsea's prolific striker has recovered from his injury problems to start today

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A host of attacking talents will be on show this afternoon as Manchester City host Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium.

Manuel Pellegrini hands striking berths to both Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko, whilst Jose Mourinho can call upon his £32 million goal machine as Diego Costa starts up front for the visitors.

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City have their own £30 million plus man in defence as Eliaquim Mangala starts alongside Vincent Kompany, with Pablo Zabaleta and Aleksandar Kolarov flanking them.

Yaya Toure is included in the City line up despite facing recent criticism over his defensive lapses - as is James Milner, as reliable as the Ivorian is fallible.

Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany (c), Mangala, Kolarov, Milner, Fernandinho, Toure, Silva, Aguero, Dzeko

Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta; Ramires, Matic; Willian, Fabregas, Hazard; Diego Costa