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Chelsea will be looking to make it two wins in two in the Champions League after a disastrous start to their Premier League campaign. The Blues beat Maccabi Tel Aviv in convincing fashion in their first game, thumping four goals past the Israeli side and will be looking to add some momentum before their game against Southampton in the league this weekend.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 7.45pm BST. Live coverage of the game will be on BT Sport Europe and BT Sport Europe HD.


Porto come into the game desperate for a win following their 2-2 draw with Dynamo Kiev over the weekend. The Portuguese outfit will welcome back former manager Jose Mourinho who has been instrumental in their successes thus far in Europe and in the league.

The club had won the Champions League under the Chelsea manager in 2004 following which he had made his move to Stamford Bridge in a bid to start a new era at Chelsea. However, with Chelsea struggling in the league this season, the game may be a chance for Porto to put further pressure on the Portuguese manager, which could very well see his Chelsea future go up in smoke.

Meanwhile, Mourinho will be bolstered by the return of Diego Costa to the side, who has been unavailable in domestic competitions owing to a three-game ban. The Spaniard had got away in a snap at Gabriel in their game against Arsenal at the Stamford Bridge, but was retrospectively banned for his actions.

The Blues come into the game on the back of a 2-2 draw with Newcastle United, having gone 2-0 down early in the second half. The fact that they bounced back from the deficit will give Mourinho some much needed confidence and he will be hoping that his team can put in a similar performance against his former club.

What Managers Say

Julen Lopetegui: "They won their first European game 4-0 and are a strong team, one of the biggest in the world. We'll have to put in the perfect game to beat them. We want to put in a great performance tomorrow, even against a team of Chelsea's power."

Jose Mourinho: "There are two sorts of champions. There are those who win something, and there are lots of them. But there are the other champions who, during their career, win one, two, three, four, five, 10 or 20 titles. In this club we have 25 champions from last year, but serial champions in this squad? John Terry, Jon Mikel [Obi] and [Branislav] Ivanovic are serial champions. Almost every season they have something in the pocket. But how many other serial champions do we have?

Betting odds

  • Porto Win: 8/5
  • Draw: 23/10
  • Chelsea Win: 45/23

Team News


Possible XI: Casillas, Pereira, Maicon, Marcano, Layun, Never, Andre, Imbula, Corona, Aboubakar, Brahimi


Posssible XI: Begovic, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Matic, Fabregas, Willian, Oscar, Hazard, Costa