Competition: UEFA Champions League
Who: Porto Vs Chelsea
When: Tuesday, 29 Sept.
Venue: Estadio do Dragao
The Portuguese club is to start the game on a high note as they are unbeaten in the league season so far with just one draw against Dynamo Kiev. The Blues also enter the clash having recorded a giant 4-0 win against Maccabi Tel Aviv in their season opener earlier this month.
The meeting is thus expected to be an interesting one with both sides looking for nothing less than a win.
Chelsea will welcome back striker Diego Costa after serving a three-match suspension. Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is a long-term absentee with a knee surgery.
Porto will also get Ivan Marcano back on the squad after missing him in the last game through suspension. Ander Silva, although, will remain out of action because of the ankle injury he sustained last week.
Head-to-head: In last five mutual Champions League encounter, the Blues bagged three victories and Porto claimed one. One game ended at draw.
Probable Starting XI:
Chelsea: Begovic, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Terry, Baba Rahman, Matic, Fabregas, Pedro, Oscar, Hazard, Costa.
Porto: Casillas, Maxi, Pereira, Maicon, Marcano, Layún, Danilo, Herrera, André, Brahimi, Osvaldo, Corona