Diego Costa
Diego Costa will be hoping to score when Chelsea face Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Champions League Getty

Chelsea will take on Maccabi Tel Aviv on in the midweek Champions League clash at the Sammy Ofer Stadium on 24 November, Tuesday.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is at 7.45pm GMT. Live coverage of the match is available on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport 2 HD.

Overview

Maccabi Tel Aviv come into this fixture after a 3-0 comfortable victory in the league over Hapoel Haifa. The Israeli outfit have managed to score in each of their last seven matches played in all competitions.

The hosts are aware of Chelsea's leaky defence as they have kept only one clean sheet in the last six matches. Slavisa Jokanovic is aware of the Blues' poor defensive record this season and he will be hoping to take advantage of the situation when they face the Premier League side on Tuesday.

Maccabi Tel Aviv
Maccabi Tel Aviv players during the training session for Chelsea clashGetty

Chelsea enter this fixture after a narrow 1-0 victory over Norwich City at Stamford Bridge. Diego Costa was on the scoresheet as his goal was the difference between the two sides, which helped the west London club seal three crucial points.

The first European fixture of this season saw Jose Mourinho's side seal a 4-0 victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv, who are without a win in this season's Champions League. Their dream of making it to the knockout stages have ended after their last defeat in the competition at the hands of FC Porto.

What managers say

Slavisa Jokanovic: "If Jose Mourinho doesn't want to be Tom Cruise, I prefer to try to be. It's complicated for him, it's complicated for me. It's a different target. We have in front of us two games and we want six points if we have the opportunity for playing next spring in the Europa League."

Jose Mourinho: "It's not the same to go and play in Israel as it is to go and play in Stoke or Newcastle. The feeling is obviously different. But I got from them the sense of responsibility and, of course, everybody has travelled. Nobody even tried not to go. I didn't have a single problem within the squad."

Betting Odds (888Sport.com)

  • Maccabi Tel Aviv to win: 8/15
  • Draw: 13/4
  • Chelsea to win: 23/4

Team Form

Maccabi Tel Aviv

  • Last Five: W W L W L
  • Last Result: Hapoel Haifa 0-3 Maccabi Tel Aviv 1

Chelsea

  • Last Five: W L W L D
  • Last Result: Chelsea 1-0 Norwich City

Team News

Jose Mourinho
Mourinho has a fully fit Champions League squad to choose from apart from Falcao and CourtoisGetty

Maccabi Tel Aviv

Possible XI: Rajkovic; Shpungin, Ben Haim, Tibi, Ben Harush; Ben Haim II, Mitrovic, Alberman; Igiebor, Rikan, Zahavi

Chelsea

Possible XI: Begovic; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Pedro, Hazard, Willian; Costa