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A confident Manchester City side take on Chelsea. Pictured: Manchester City's Joe Hart celebrates with Bacary Sagna after reaching the UEFA Champions League semifinalsReuters

Although the match won't affect the Premier League table too much as we have entered the closing stages of the season, an encounter between two of the league's top clubs — Chelsea and Manchester City — is unmissable. The two English league giants clash swords at the Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Chelsea are currently 10th in the table, while Manchester City are the fourth. 

The big news for the home side is the availability of Diego Costa. The striker has returned from his three-match suspension and could be handed a start by Guus Hiddink in the match. The likes of John Terry, Eden Hazard and Loic Remy are unvailable however, as they are still recuperating from injuries.

For City, apart from Raheem Sterling, the only injury worry remains defender Vincent Kompany.

The Manchester side have had one of the best weeks in their history already as they progressed to the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League for the first time ever. City will take on Real Madrid in the last four of the competition.

It is expected that the momentum will stay with them going into the match against Chelsea and they will also be keen on getting another favourable result for themselves with just a few games remaining this season.

"City have had a beautiful week after getting in to the semi-finals. It's good for them to be in the last four and it's a reward for their efforts over the last seasons," Chelsea coach Guus Hiddink was quoted as saying by the BBC. "Their team is getting into a certain flow of success and results so they'll like to continue it. It's encouraging for them and for us it is another reason why we expect very strong opposition."

The only trophy Manuel Pellegrini's side can win this season is the UEFA Champions League, because the Premier League title race at the moment is just between Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur. Having said that, the Chilean coach has strictly mentioned that every competition remains pivotal to them.

"I am not going to prioritise any competition. We don't need to prioritise because we are going to play these three games before we return to the Champions League."

Where to watch live

Chelsea vs Manchester City is scheduled to kick off at 5:30 p.m. BST (10 p.m. IST, 12:30 pm EST), April 16.

In India, viewers can catch the game on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports HD 2. Online streaming will be available on Starsports.com and Hotstar.

In the UK and Ireland, viewers can catch the game on Sky Sports 1/HD UK and Now TV UK. Online streaming is available on Sky Go UK. Radio commentary will be available on TalkSport Radio World.

In the US, viewers can catch the game on the NBC Sports Network. Online streaming will be available on NBC Sports Live Extra. Radio commentary of the game will be available on Westwood One Sports.

The live scores can be found on the Premier League match centre.

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