Champions League

Chelsea (4-3-3) v Porto (4-5-1) – Lineups, Facts and Team news

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Chelsea vs. Porto
UEFA Champions League

Venue: Stamford Bridge
Date:  Wednesday; 9 December; 2015
Kick off: 19:45 GMT
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır  (TUR)

Match Facts:

  • Chelsea have won their last 3 home matches against Porto in all competitions.
  • English champions are undefeated in 12 of their last 13 matches in the Champions League (including qualifiers).

Past meetings:

  • UCL 29-09-2015 –  FC Porto 2 : 1 Chelsea
  • UCL 25-11-2009 –  FC Porto 0 : 1 Chelsea
  • UCL 15-09-2009  – Chelsea 1 : 0 FC Porto
  • UCL 06-03-2007  –  Chelsea 2 : 1 FC Porto
  • UCL 21-02-2007  – FC Porto 1 : 1 Chelsea
  • UCL 07-12-2004 –  FC Porto 2 : 1 Chelsea

Chelsea’s Premier League record: P15 – W4 – D3 – L8

Porto’s Primiera Liga record: P12 – W9 – D3 – L0

Chelsea’s last five: LDWWL

Porto’s last five: WWWLW

Chelsea team news:

  • Diego Costa could come into the starting XI at Oscar’s expense after the latter was withdrawn at half time for the former on Saturday.
  • John Terry may also feature alongside Gary Cahill in defence after his return from injury, with Kurt Zouma dropping out.
  • Falcao has trained, but will miss out.

Porto team news:

  • Dani Osvaldo is Porto’s only injury concern coming into the meeting with Chelsea.
  • Julen Lopetegui will be expected to name his strongest XI for Wednesday’s fixture.

Chelsea predicted starting line-up: Courtois; Ivanović, Terry, Cahill, Azpilicueta; Matić, Fàbregas, Ramires, Hazard; Willian, Costa

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Porto predicted starting line-up: Casillas; Maxi Pereira, Indi, Maicon, Layún; Danilo, Rúben Neves, Ibmula; André André, Brahimi, Aboubakar.

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Players to watch: Willian & Brahimi

Prediction: Chelsea 1-0 Porto


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