WELCOME TO AFP'S LIVE REPORT on the English Premier League clash between title challengers Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.
The match is due to kick off in west London at 4pm local time (1600 GMT) so stay with us for all the action as it unfolds.
Chelsea's new interim manager Rafa Benitez is facing a baptism of fire against Roberto Mancini's high-flying side, who have yet to lose a league match this season.
The Blues will be looking to impress their new manager after slipping to disappointing losses to West Brom and Juventus.
Benitez's has three immediate tasks on his to-do list: to win over a sceptical fanbase; coax the best out of mis-firing striker Fernando Torres and tighten up a shaky rearguard that is missing talismanic captain John Terry.
Mancini will be trying to forget his side's Champions League exit and has praised City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak for his patience, in a week that saw Roberto Di Matteo fired six months after masterminding Chelsea's Champions League triumph.