Chelsea's manager Jose Mourinho gestures during their English League Cup semi-final second leg soccer match against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in London January 27, 2015. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh
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Both teams were dumped out of the FA Cup by lower-league opposition last weekend, but while Chelsea responded by beating Liverpool in the League Cup semifinals Tuesday, victory came at a price.Diego Costa will miss City's visit after being charged for stamping on Liverpool's Emre Can, while Cesc Fabregas and Filipe Luis are both doubts for the game after picking up injuries.A run of eight wins in nine games left City dead-level with Chelsea on New Year's Day, but a draw at Everton and a 2-0 home defeat by Arsenal have seen Manuel Pellegrini's team fall five points off the pace.Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard, who scored an 85th-minute equalizer for City when the teams last met in September, could be making his final appearance at Stamford Bridge.
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