Man City give five young players debuts in FA Cup game at Chelsea
Manchester City have made nine changes for the FA Cup fifth-round tie against Chelsea, with five players being given their first starts for the club by Manuel Pellegrini.
Pellegrini had threatened to field an inexperienced side against the Blues given City visit Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League on Wednesday, and the Chilean has stuck to his word.
Bersant Celina, David Faupala, Aleix Garcia, Manuel Garcia and Tosin Adarabioyo are all to make their full debuts for City at Stamford Bridge.
Of the City side that lost 2-1 to Tottenham in the Premier League last week, only two players remain in Sunday's XI -- Pablo Zabaleta and Fernando.
City travelled to West London with a number of key players missing from their matchday squad, with Sergio Aguero, Yaya Toure and David Silva all absent.
Pellegrini said ahead of the clash that he would not buy a ticket if he were a fan, given City's weakened selection.
Chelsea, meanwhile, selected a strong side for the match as Guus Hiddink seeks a repeat of his 2009 FA Cup success.
Hiddink kept faith with the starting XI that suffered a 2-1 defeat away to Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of the teams' Champions League round-of-16 clash in midweek.
Oscar was again among the substitutes along with U.S. international Matt Miazga, who has yet to make his debut.
Alexandre Pato, who joined on loan in the January window, again missed out on a place in the squad.