Chelsea will look to seal qualification to the knockout stages of the Champions League as they face Jose Mourinho’s former side Porto tomorrow (19:45 GMT KO).
The Blues currently sit top of Group G on goal difference, having lost just one of their five games thus far – a 2-1 loss away to tomorrow’s opponents.
Porto also have 10 points after five games and currently sit in second place, sharing an identical record to Chelsea (W3 D1 L1).
Chelsea need a point to ensure automatic qualification.
However, Porto, who were steered to Champions League glory in 2004 by Mourinho, overcame Chelsea 2-1 at the Estadio de Dragao in late September, with goals from goals from Andre Andre and Maicon coming either side of Willian’s equaliser.
Last six games:
Chelsea: WLWWDL (includes two Champions League games)
Porto: WWLWWW (includes two Champions League games).
– Chelsea captain John Terry is in contention to return after an ankle injury.
– Midfielder Ramires is also available once again.
– However, Radamel Falcao remains out despite taking a limited part in training this week.
– Porto have no new injury concerns.
– Chelsea have progressed to the knockout stage as group winners in nine of the past 12 campaigns.
– Chelsea have won all three home Champions League games played against Porto.
– Porto have only lost three of their past 14 away European games, winning five.
– Mourinho is aiming to become the first manager to win the Champions League with three different teams, after winning with Porto (2004) and Inter Milan (2010).
– Porto have travelled to England 16 times previously in European competitions but have never won there (D2, L14); failing to score a single goal in four of their last five visits.
Starting XI last time out in the Champions League:
Chelsea (away vs. Maccabi Tel Aviv, won 0-4): Begovic, Baba, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Fabregas, Matic, Willian, Hazard, Oscar, Costa.
Porto (home vs. Dynamo Kiev, lost 0-2): Casillas, Pereira, Martins Indi, Marcano, Layun, Neves, Pereira, Imbula, Tello, Aboubakar, Brahimi.