FC Porto vs Chelsea Preview

Jose Mourinho travel with Chelsea back to the team where he first won the Champions league, in this week's European fixture. Mourinho will be hoping to get a win in a bid to boost his team's morale. Chelsea have not been up to the expectations this season and a win in Europe will no doubt be a boost to their domestic season as well.

FC Porto vs Chelsea FC: Jose Mourinho to return to his old side
FC Porto drew their first game of the group to Dynamo Kiev, having to come from behind and score to make the result 2-2. But domestically they are in hot form, having been unbeaten in the league so far. But Porto would want to go as far as possible in this competition, with the last time them winning being under their opponent's manager, Jose Mourinho, in 2003/04.

Porto will be hoping that Vincent Aboubakar will be able to maintain his strong form in the league, where he has managed four goals in six appearances. Porto has struggled at the back though, despite bringing in legendary goalkeeper Iker Casillas in the summer. Brahimi is a doubt for the fixture and Andre Silva will miss out through injury.

Chelsea top the group currently after dismantling Tel Aviv 4-0 in their opening fixture. But Porto will be a much tougher opposition and Mourinho may not be willing to make much changes to his first team against them. Chelsea have been in decent form in the league after their stuttering start but was held to a draw at Newcastle last week.

Willian could be Chelsea's key man at Porto, having impressed after coming off the bench against Newcastle. Most of Chelsea's players have been terribly out of form this season and they will need to step up in games like this to get something out of it. Chelsea will be without Thibaut Cortouis who misses out through injury, but his deputy Asmir Begovic has been in good form so far.

This fixture would have been an easy Chelsea victory a season ago, but now this Chelsea team is a pale shadow of their former selves.

Predicted score: Porto 1-2 Chelsea

FC Porto vs Chelsea Preview

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